Features of Xinabajul Spanish Academy


year founded


type of school


maximum number of native students/week (outside summertime)


maximum number of foreign students/week (summertime)

16 students - 8 weeks

number of permanent/free-lance teachers

 8 teachers

maximum number of students / average group size

16 students

average age of students

From 20 to 40 years old

bilingual staff, program director

50% English speakers

percentage of students between 17-20 years-old


percentage of college students


percentage of students from USA


class duration

4 hours/day

top two reasons students select us

Not very touristic place. The school has a familiar atmosphere.


Homestay, Internet,

number of classrooms

8 indoors and 6 outdoors

free use of e-mail


fax service


computer-based training


cafe/restaurant service on the premises

Free coffee, tea and water

terrace with a mountain view

2 views to the mountains "Lo Cuchumatanes" which are the highest in Central America

quiet urban location

The school is located within 10 minutes from downtown

Host Family

Local families with years of experience hosting foreigners

meals per day with homestay

3 meals per day

maximum number of students assigned per family

1 student per family or more depending on needs for couples, friends or a family members that want to stay together

private bedroom


private bathroom

Some host families offer private bathroom

shared bedroom


walking distance from school

15 minutes

hot shower

Yes, all homestays with hot water

special preferences taken into account re: smoking, restricted diets, children, distance to school, etc.

Upon request depending on personal needs.

flexible arrival/departure dates

Yes, classes start cuando the student arrives to school.

host families -  families with teens/children

Yes, upon request. Families with children, teens, and/or adults.

special accommodations for teens


family change without surcharge if not satisfied

Yes, if needed.

Spanish program/Related activities

Walking, visits to surrounding towns, intercultural dinners, visits to social projects, political-social videos, bike tours, etc.

year round offerings of group classes / private classes

Yes, all year round

combined group and private instruction

No really but we offer the option to teaching groups of 4 people maximum.

special programs for middle school, high school and college groups

Yes, we offer a special course with classes in ther mornings and activities in the afternoons upon request.

child care and baby care workshops

Yes at "casa-hogar"

executive option (super intensive)

Yes, upon request

weekend classes

WE offer classes on saturdays the cost is $10 USD per hour.

minimum / standard / maximum number of hours per day

Minimum 2, there is no maximum.

special camp for children

No really but the children can stay at "casa-hogar" if needed.

Spanish for professional purposes

Our goal is to teach Spanish to the students to reach a conversational level

study counseling service


cultural activity program / cost

Free social reunions as well as culinary options

academic credit available

Our school is registered to the "Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo."