Features of CICU Spanish School



Cuernavaca, Morelos; Mexico

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year founded
1994 (formerly Mexica Language Immersion Center)
type of school Private Language Center
maximum capacity
20 students
number of permanent/free-lance teachers 4
maximum number of students / average group size 4
average age of students varies depending on season, teens, adults 25 / 40
bilingual staff, program director yes
percentage of students between 17-20 years-old 30%
percentage of college students <10%
percentage of professionals/tachers <40%
percentage of students from USA 75%
class duration 6 hrs a day /lessons of 50 minutes by 10 minutes break
top two reasons students select us word of mouth and website search
number of classrooms 4
free use of e-mail yes
fax service free to receive, can send for small fee
computer-based training yes
cafe/restaurant service on the premises yes
urban location yes, we are exactly in downtown - quiet building
Host Family  
meals per day with homestay 3 (standard)
maximum number of students assigned per family 4 (unless otherwise requested)
private bedroom yes, standard
private bathroom upon request (limited availability)
shared bedroom yes, if coming with a partner
walking distance from school 20 min. walk (limited availability)
hot shower yes
special preferences taken into account re: smoking, restricted diets, children, distance to school, etc. yes
flexible arrival/departure dates yes
host families -  families with teens/children yes
special accommodations for teens yes, Plan "EA"
family change without surcharge if not satisfied yes
Spanish program/Related activities  
year round offerings of group classes / private classes yes / yes
combined group and private instruction yes
special programs for middle school, high school and college groups yes
child care and baby care yes
executive option (super intensive) yes
weekend classes yes upon request
minimum / standard / maximum number of hours per day 3 / 6 (standard) / 8
special clases for children yes summertime (July-August)
Spanish for professional purposes yes
study counseling service yes
cultural activities / cost yes / extra charge
academic credit available yes, upon request