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Spanish Language Institute in Mexico

The Spanish Institute is a highly regarded Spanish Language School specialized in teaching the Spanish language and its culture through 8 levels (3 weeks each) of Intensive Immersion program in Mexico. We follow the European Framework of Reference for Language learning and the ACTFL guidelines. Students may attend from 1 level to all 8 levels.

Our students learn from the outset to think and express themselves in Spanish as they participate in our exceptional International Award Winning Academic Curriculum and a wide variety of extra curriculum activities.

Our Spanish Language School has provided an intensive immersion program for over 35 years to study Spanish in Mexico for students, professionals (from all fields), and seniors from more than 65 countries.

Our functional approach to language acquisition emphasizes using Spanish in authentic and diverse circumstances. We have a “communicative” focus, concentrating on verbal interaction in Spanish. Our formal classes are dedicated to making our students know about Spanish, keeping the structure of the language (comprehension, linguistics, reading and writing) and the conversation portion of the program to using the Spanish language in mind. This is the key to really mastering it!

By participating in our Spanish Immersion program, you will not just help to know about the Spanish language... you will live the Spanish language as you attend the school.

Our Students are Diplomats, Judges, Teachers, Clergy, School Administrators, Doctors, Accountants, Engineers, Journalists, Business Owners, Lawyers, Nurses, Firefighters, Police Officers, Social Workers, Pilots, Salespeople, Politicians, Retirees, Business Administrators, Flight Attendants, Scientists, People from the Entertainment Industry, Customer Service Representatives, Students, etc. from all over the world that are looking to learn or improve their Spanish for their Profession or personal interests.

The Spanish Institute is located in an Ex-Capuchin Convent from the 17th Century that is almost 400 years old and is only 4 blocks from the Zocalo (Main Plaza) in the Historic Center of Puebla. The facade of the Institute was restored to its original look following the INAH (Instituto National de Antropología e Historia) guidelines of Mexico. The inside was remodeled with optimal classroom sizes and soundproof walls to obtain the best Spanish Language Learning experience. From the upper terrace, you will have a view of the Popocatepetl Volcano and many Church steeples.

The Language School is located in Puebla, which is the most important Colonial City in Mexico. Due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city was named by the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is a great city to learn and study Spanish in Mexico due to the fact that you are living the Culture as you walk through the city. The city is famous for Cinco de Mayo, Mole Poblano, Chiles enNogada, Architectural styles, Talavera, etc. combined with modern Industry. The city of Puebla, when compared in size, is one of the safest cities in the world.

Our Students - Testimonials

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Max Woods

London – United Kingdom

The institute gave me the necessary skills to improve my understanding of Spanish. The interaction with the teachers, conversation instructors and students were helpful. I can speak Spanish more confidently. My host-family was fantastic. My objective was to improve my Spanish to C1 level… the course gave me the necessary skills to do this.

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Helen Vokaty

Saanichton, BC - CANADA

Thank you so much! This had been an incredible experience. My teacher was excellent. I feel more comfortable in Spanish. The institute is really serious about teaching Spanish. Total immersion is the only way to learn a language.

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Ingrid Andresen

Project Manager
Oslo - Norway

I had a great time. Lots of Spanish practice, nice host-family and well organized. I think my teacher was excellent and I am happy for that. I learned Spanish and about the Mexican culture.

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Tarik Alami

HR Manager
Erkelenz - Germany

Overall, I liked the program very much. The program was great. I learned to speak and use Spanish in everyday life. The teacher and the classes were well structured and organized. My conversation instructors were very helpful. It is the best language program I have experienced.

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Jodie Chun

Moulton, United Kingdom

I absolutely enjoyed it. My Spanish definitely improved. My teacher was incredible. With my host family, everything was great. It has been really special and highly worth doing. I´ve really seen a side to Mexican culture that you don´t get to see as a tourist. I wish I could have stayed longer.

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Andrew Painter

Hastings, NY - USA

I very much enjoyed my time at SIP. The course was well structured overall. My classes were excellent. My teacher knew her stuff and was patient and clear in her explanations and conversation instructor were tremendously effective in my learning improvement. I learned about Spanish language and the history of Puebla.

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Wouter Gabriel

Haarlem - Netherlands

It was above all expectations. I learned a lot. People were very nice as were the other students. I enjoyed it much. I am now confident in my talking. I really liked the way the program is built and ran, the connection the Institute has with the locals and my host family.

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Doris Kraske

Vancouver - Canada

This program met my expectations in all aspects. The quality of the teaching, staff and guides was very good. My guide was very helpful in all aspects of Spanish conversation. I really appreciated the feedback received from everyone at the institute. The time flew by because of the variety available and the progress I was making.

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Roy Phelan

Pepper Pike, OH – USA

The institute is awesome. I am serious about improving my Spanish and this is the perfect place. My teacher was super, and my conversation instructor was outstanding. They really wanted to help me learn. I really liked the staff, too. The train museum in Puebla is the best.

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Kimberly Horrell

3rd Grade Teacher
Petaluma, CA - USA

I absolutely loved my time here at the Institute. I appreciated the support and warm welcoming from all staff members and the overall culture of the Institute. I enjoyed the time with all the conversation guides. All were very forthcoming in sharing their knowledge of Puebla and Mexico and took the time to get to know me.

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Andrew Pohlman

Vail, CO – USA

I really like the Spanish Institute of Puebla a lot. I have studied in other schools and I definitely prefer this one because of the structure and the high quality of teaching… this is the reason I have returned. We had a great time in our class and I enjoyed the patient and the humor of the teacher.

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Maria Aasmundtveit

Horten - NORWAY

My home stay was excellent. I am now using patterns in the language and understand way more than before attending the program. The concept of having conversation guides is great and the excursions helped teach more about the Mexican culture.

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Eric M. Holdt

Sales Manager
The Woodlands, TX – USA

My host family was excellent in all aspects. The ability to tailor afternoon learnings accelerated my competency where necessary, my conversation instructors were excellent and the time spent with them was very beneficial. My comprehension level is now excellent.

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Tom Tripodes

Video Editor
Los Angeles, CA - USA

I wish I had more time… two weeks was not enough. I learned so much and gained a lot of confidence. I am excited to continue my Spanish studies and will definitely return to the Institute. In general I feel that I improved my Spanish skills immensely. I loved the complete immersion in the town and its people… not a moment wasted.

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Julia Frankenbach

Grant Writer
Washington, D.C. - USA

SIP has served as the key to reaching my language learning goals. Before SIP I struggled to find teachers who could match my level of dedication. After 3 weeks with SIP, I feel I´m well on my way to fluency. Learning Spanish is no longer a chore. Now I love it and look forward to continuing.

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Mike Butters

Nova Scotia – CANADA

Exceeded my expectations in every area. I did learn a lot and my content and my conversation grew greatly. Now I feel comfortable conversing with native speakers in stores and taxis. My host family was wonderful – another Spanish lesson at breakfast and during supper. Instruction was well paced… not too slow or too fast.

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Located in the heart of the Historic Center and only 1 ½ blocks from the Spanish Institute; they offer our students an excellent option of where to stay.

Check out some of the Activities you may do during your spare time of your Spanish studies: Volunteer Activities, Cooking and Dance classes, Extreme Sports, Cultural Activities, Watching or Participating in Sports, Shopping, Relaxing Activities, etc.

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