Features of Becari School

year founded
type of school language school
maximum number of native students/week (outside summertime) Maximun of 30 a week in the mornings and 30 in the afternoons.
maximum number of foreign students/week (summer) 90 in the morning and 90 in the afternoos-
number of permanent/free-lance teachers 14 permanent teachers, 6 temporary teachers.
maximum number of students / average group size Native students ten.- Foreign students five
average age of students 25 -50 years old.
bilingual staff, program director yes / yes
percentage of students between 17-20 years-old 20%
percentage of college students 20%
percentage of students from USA 85%
class duration 55 minutes
top two reasons students select us 1.-Becari cares about individual needs, the school never mixes levels, each student is very important to us.
2.-A very good quality teaching methods. Teachers participate in seminars and courses to get better prepare all the time.
Both directors have a degree from the University of Mexico City to teach exclusively Spanish as a Second Language.
number of classrooms 18 classrooms, a computer room and a teachers room
free use of e-mail We have two computers for students to use.
fax service Students will need to pay if they want to send a fax. We can recive faxes at not cost.
computer-based training no
cafe/restaurant service on the premises We offer coffee and water to t he students for free. There is a very good coffee shop right next to Becari.
location at the coast with mountain view none
quiet urban location yes
Host Family  
meals per day with homestay Students can choose between one, two or three.
maximum number of students assigned per family 4
private bedroom yes
private bathroom yes
shared bedroom yes, only if request it
walking distance from school Most fo the families at about a 10-20 minute walk.
hot shower yes
special preferences taken into account re: smoking, restricted diets, children, distance to school, etc. all
flexible arrival/departure dates yes
host families -  families with teens/children yes / 4 families
special accommodations for teens yes, upon request
family change without surcharge if not satisfied yes
Spanish program/Related activities  
year round offerings of group classes / private classes All year round. Private lessons during the summer are only offer in the afternoon.
combined group and private instruction Students can design their own schedule and we will try to accomplish.
special programs for middle school, high school and college groups yes
child care and baby care workshops We help find a place...
executive option (super intensive) yes
weekend classes yes, upon request (on Saturdays)
minimum / standard / maximum number of hours per day Minimum three, maximum 6
special camp for children no
Spanish for professional purposes yes, we have a program for Medical students, Social service, law, business, etc.
study counseling service yes
cultural activity program / cost Some activities are free like a lecture and a movie every week. Salsa dance, cooking, ceramics and weaving have an extra cost about $20.00 U.S. for two hours.
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