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School description:
Christian Spanish Academy is a very well organized school, located in a colonial style building in the Colonial city of Antigua.
The school has elaborated its own seven step textbooks which are very good and enable teachers to structure their lessons better than any other school of Guatemala.
A well structured online program is very recommendable for follow-up at home!
Special programs are offered such as: missionary-, medical -, business -, law -, literature -, ecology - and flight attendant programs. Note: your studies at this school can be accounted for the German «Bildungsurlaub».
This school is proud to say that it is one of few schools accredited by Instituto Cervantes in Spain. The school is entiteled to issue Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE).
DELE tests take place 3 times a year (May, August and November).
The school was founded in 1990 by Franklin Contreras.
Total immersion in Antigua: good if you avoid other tourists while studying Spanish.
Come as a blank piece of paper and go back speaking Spanish and knowing Latin ways!

Teachers and students









This school has 65 well trained teachers with formal contracts. They are trained extensively - not only in teaching Spanish as a second language, but also about each of the different programs and areas offered in the school.
In addition to this training most of our teachers have gone through direct training from Spain for the DELE exams.
There are also online lessons available; CSA online program requires Skype. You can make appointments using the textbooks from school and refresh all you learned in Guatemala at home.
See details for recommended instructors! Staff wears a Navy blue uniform. Teachers are all high school graduates and have passed a qualification exam. About half have a Spanish language teachers degree from the “Universidad Rafael Landívar”, and all of the teachers have earned a degree from the “Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala”. There is a weekly evaluation of teachers. If there are less than 50 students, teachers rotate every week.
All the teachers are native Spanish speakers and have been working at CSA for several years, so they have developed their own teaching techniques. The director encourages students to change teachers from time to time for a more rewarding experience.
Teachers and students sit at small tables and have whiteboards at their disposal. Each one of our levels need about a month to complete. Text books are interactive. practical and are very useful. Additionally, there are sets of these books adapted to doctors, lawyers, business, missionaries, and children with their personalized vocabulary. The school has collected books on business Spanish, business correspondence, legal Spanish, missionary needs, medical Spanish and others.

Methods and Materials









The school has developed a set of seven textbooks and seven exercise books matching the standard of the student.
Also available for you and your teacher is the CSA Library, with more than 400 titles. Teachers and students sit at small tables and have white blackboards at their disposal. Christian Spanish Academy has developed their own set of seven textbooks and seven exercise books matching the standard of each student. Each level needs about a month to complete. (Few foreigners, even ambassadors, achieve levels higher than 5). Text books have drawings and are very useful. This system is unique in Guatemala, other schools copy it. For beginners, the school has fancy materials and posters showing different objects the Spanish meaning of which is practiced. Additionally, there are sets of these books adapted to doctors, lawyers, business, missionaries, and ecology vocabulary. The school has collected books on business Spanish, business correspondence, legal Spanish, missionaries needs, ecology, medical Spanish and others.
Online program requires Skype. You can make appointments using the textbooks of the school and refresh all you learned in Guatemala at home.

Activities









There are 5 different activities, accompanied with the respective materials: From time to time there are football games between teachers and students. Activities include trips to a coffee farm, to a Walhalla (a macadamia farm), to local villages and to charity institutions. The school contacts students to activities like horseback riding, golf and tennis for an internationally fair price.

Antigua









In 1990 it was still a heap of rubble left over from a series of earthquakes which roll through from three volcanoes. Now Antigua is the artificial colonial showcase of Guatemala, serving as tourist base camp for the exploration of the interior. The Spanish Schools of Antigua are a bargain. Come as a blank piece of paper and go speaking Spanish and knowing Latin ways.
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