Study Spanish


Puerto School is a small teachers' cooperative designed to give personal attention to students interested in learning Spanish. We offer small group and private lessons for students of all ages and all levels, from the very beginnner to the most advanced.

Our school is convienently located on a bus route less than a 5 minute walk from and overlooking the world famous beach, Playa Zicatela (Zee-cah-tey-la), commonly known as the Mexican Pipline. This location allows students to enjoy the pleasant beach atmosphere, be near the center of Puerto Escondido's activities and have quick and easy access to and from all the different parts of Puerto Escondido.

Puerto Escondido Language School is based on the belief that a strong linguistic foundation is created through the simultaneous development of the four pillars of language: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Instructors integrate grammar into this context and help students to put their new Spanish language skills to use immediately. We have found that using this method makes learning Spanish rapid, easy and fun.

$12

U.S. /hr
Private Lessons

Private lessons maximize the teachers’ ability to individualize your learning program and focus on helping you to put the language into use. To learn a language you need to speak it and the larger the group size the less opportunity you have to speak.

$8

U.S. /hr
Group Lessons

We are a small language institute dedicated to providing the highest quality of educational experience and individualized programs of study for each of our students instead of attempting to maximize profits by forming large groups of diverse learners. Therefore, we only form groups with students who have very similar levels, language acquisition rates, learning styles and are studying the same number of hours per day. As such, we can't guarantee that there will be other students at your level willing to share classes. However, if group lessons are not available, private classes are always available and visa versa. Also, with the students’ learning in mind, we try to keep our group class sizes to 6 or less even at our busiest times and most of the year groups end up being 3 or less students.

Create your own flexible learning schedule or choose from one of our great value packages below.

Classes can start any day of the week and you can study Spanish as many or as few hours a week as you would like, however class sessions must be a minimum of two hours long. You can create your own flexible class schedule to suit your learning needs, or choose from one of our packages.

If you would prefer, our teachers can travel to your hotel or residence in Puerto Escondido for lessons for a small additional fee. Skype lessons can also be arranged if you are unable to travel to Puerto Escondido, would like to either begin classes before you arrive or would like to continue to learn with our brilliant teachers after you leave.

Ready?

If you are ready to start your journey in learning Spanish, or simple ready to improve your existing skills, please complete our Registration Form and Placement Exam so we can place you in the most productive learning environment possible.

Packages

Puerto School offers a variety of one week, two week, three week, month long and longer programs. All programs can be taken with or without a homestay and be combined or modified to meet individual student's needs.

One Week Programs

Option 1:
-2 hours of Spanish classes per day for 5 days
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson (board rental not included) or 2, week long surf board rentals or 8 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or one half day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $195 USD
WITH 7 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $345 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $120 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $270 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $25 USD, availability permitting.

Option 2:
-4 hours of Spanish classes per day for 5 days
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson (board rental not included) or 2, week long surf board rentals or 8 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or one half day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $285 USD
WITH 7 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $435 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $215 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $365 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $25 USD, availability permitting.

Option 3:
-6 hours of Spanish classes per day for 5 days
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson (board rental not included) or 2, week long surf board rentals or 8 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or one half day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $390 USD
WITH HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $540 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $325 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $475 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $25 USD, availability permitting.

Two Week Programs

Option 1:
-2 hours of Spanish classes per day, 5 days per week
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson per week (board rental not included) or 4, week long surf board rentals or 13 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or one half day excursion per week plus 2 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or one full day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $325 USD
WITH 14 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $625 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $215 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $515 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $50 USD, availability permitting.

Option 2:
-4 hours of Spanish classes per day, 5 days per week
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson per week (board rental not included) or 4, week long surf board rentals or 13 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or one half day excursion per week plus 2 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or one full day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $545 USD
WITH 14 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $845 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $430 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $730 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $50 USD, availability permitting.

Option 3:
-6 hours of Spanish classes per day, 5 days per week
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson per week (board rental not included) or 4, week long surf board rentals or 13 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or one half day excursion per week plus 2 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or one full day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $760 USD
WITH 14 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $1060 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $650 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $950 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $50 USD, availability permitting.

Three Week Programs

Option 1:
-2 hours of Spanish classes per day 5 days per week
One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson per week (board rental not included) or 6, week long surf board rentals or 18 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or 3 half day excursions plus 2 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or one full day and one half day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $475 USD
WITH 21 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $925 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $325 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $775 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $75 USD, availability permitting.

Option 2:
-4 hours of Spanish classes per day, 5 days per week
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson per week (board rental not included) or 6, week long surf board rentals or 18 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or 3 half day excursions plus 2 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or one full day and one half day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $800 USD
WITH 21 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $1250 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $650 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $1100 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $75 USD, availability permitting.

Option 3:
-6 hours of Spanish classes per day, 5 days per week
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson per week (board rental not included) or 6, week long surf board rentals or 18 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or 3 half day excursions plus 2 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or one full day and one half day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $1125 USD
WITH 21 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $1575 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $975 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $1420 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $75 USD, availability permitting.

Four Week Programs

Option 1:
-2 hours of Spanish classes per day 5 days per week
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson per week (board rental not included) or 8, week long surf board rental or 23 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or 4 half day excursions plus 1 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or one full day and two half day excursion plus 2 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or 2 full day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $630 USD
WITH 28 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $1130 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $430 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $930 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $100 USD, availability permitting.

Option 2:
4 hours of Spanish classes per day, 5 days per week
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson per week (board rental not included) or 8, week long surf board rental or 23 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or 4 half day excursions plus 1 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or one full day and two half day excursion plus 2 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or 2 full day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $1065 USD
WITH 28 DAY HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $1565 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $865 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR STUDENT: $1365 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $100 USD, availability permitting.

Option 3:
-6 hours of Spanish classes per day, 5 days per week
-One introductory land surf lesson & one water surf lesson per week (board rental not included) or 8, week long surf board rental or 23 hours of salsa dance or cooking classes* or 4 half day excursions plus 1 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or one full day and two half day excursion plus 2 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*) or 2 full day excursion plus 3 additional hours of classes (salsa, Spanish or cooking*).
PRICE: $1665 USD
WITH HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $2165 USD**
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES ONLY: $1295 USD
PRICE FOR SPANISH CLASSES AND HOMESTAY OR APARTMENT: $1795 USD**

*Food costs for cooking classes are not included
**Lodging can be upgraded to an on site bungalow for $100 USD, availability permitting.

LONGER PROGRAMS

All month long and other programs can be combined to form longer programs.