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Chichen Itza

Discover Mexico

Our "Discover Mexico" course combines an intensive Spanish course in the morning with an additional hour of study on three afternoons.

The afternoon classes are designed to give you an insight into the immensely rich Mexican culture and class activities are designed primarily to help develop your communicative skills.

Topics covered include:

  • Travelling in Mexico: If you're planning to travel in Mexico, these sessions will provide plenty of ideas for your trip. You'll discover that Mexico is an incredibly diverse country which has an enormous amount to offer.
  • Mexico today: Explore how Mexicans see themselves in a world that is constantly changing. Mexican society is reflected in their everyday way of living. Ask the experts: the Mexicans who can truly answer all your questions.
  • Mexico from the past: In Mexico, history is present in everyday life. Perhaps nothing better illustrates this than Mexico's languages: the country is both the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and also home to the largest number of Native American language speakers on the continent.

Course details

  • 3 hours/week
  • Schedule Two afternoons per week (usually Tues & Thurs)
  • Duration: Any number of weeks
  • Levels: All


Dates, prices and booking

Start dates

If you already have some Spanish, you can start your course on any Monday of the year (except holidays). If you have no Spanish, please consult our start dates for beginners.


Add $70 per week to the price of your intensive Spanish course


Included | Registration, level test, certificates, programme of social and cultural activities, student card and access to all the school's facilities.

Note that there is no registration fee for our courses.

Not included | Coursebook (approx. 40 US$)

See also

Latin dancing

Spanish courses in Playa del Carmen

Another of the most popular add-ons for our intensive Spanish course, giving your 3 hours of Latin dance class a week

Mexican cooking

Spanish courses in Mexico

Also an option to go with your Spanish course: Mexican cooking classes. You couldn't go back home and not know how to make guacamole!

All our courses in Playa

Courses in Playa del Carmen

We also have English courses, including Cambridge exam preparation, and courses for both English and Spanish teachers | See full course list

The VIVA Group

Spanish courses in Spain and Latin America

Spanish courses with the International House VIVA Group, at our centres in Spain as well as in Latin America

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