Who we are?
Academia de Español Sevilla is a well established Spanish school offering one to one classes with our teachers, who are qualified, professional and experienced. Sevilla tailors courses to the individual and is happy to provide teachers who have knowledge, experience or specific abilities according to the needs or interests of the students. We provide our students with notebooks and a grammar and exercise book according to their level; these books were written by our most experienced teachers and designed according to Sevilla course specifications.
About our history
In the year 1992, the Sevilla Academy of Spanish was born, with the desire to create a fountain of honest work, which would at the same time, allow us the opportunity of a cultural exchange with students of different nationalities, who wish to learn Spanish as second language, in an easy but efficient manner. The experience turned out to be so incredible that bit by bit, we grew not only in the number of students, but also in knowledge, since the different skills and courses approved of by one of the best universities in Guatemala, enabled us to become one of the few certified educational centers, with certified teachers, specializing in the teaching of Spanish on an individual, and entirely personalized, basis. We are a place where the student has all the opportunity to practice their Spanish without using any other language besides Spanish, and in addition, we give the opportunity not only to learn grammar but also to talk, which is perhaps the most important thing, about topics such as: culture, history, religion, and politics – this of course, without any inclination for any particular ideology.
Twenty eight years of experience has changed us a lot, so much so that we are now one of the institutions with the best reputations in Latin America, since we have always been of open minds and open doors, where every person who wishes to participate with us and learn our language, and our social and cultural history, will always be welcome.
Sevilla has been independently ranked in the top 4 of approximately 70 schools in Antigua, and is monitored and authorized by both the Ministry of Education and the Tourism Institute of Guatemala (INGUAT).
We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality tuition and service to our students, and encourage them to obtain more than just language training from their time with us.
The school offers accommodation with both host families and student guesthouses, both of which include three meals daily six days a week. All our accommodation is within walking distance of the school. Sevilla promotes an immersion approach to the language and culture of Guatemala and so offers a program of afternoon activities (a mix of free or for-a-small-fee) including salsa and merengue classes, volcano hikes, visits to Mayan ceremonies, horseback and bicycle tours of the city and surrounding areas, and participation in local traditional and cultural events, amongst many other things.
We also have links with several social projects where students can volunteer, giving them further opportunities to practice, immerse themselves and get the most out of their time in Guatemala, not to mention the benefits that these projects receive in return. These projects range from teaching English, to working in a local hospital, to after-school projects that provide young children with supervision and structure in their free time. We offer free computer use with internet and also free Wifi, unlimited free tea, coffee and purified water and are located near to the central park, with all classes taking place in two large, beautiful open courtyards with garden. Finally, we have a travel agency located in our school for the students who would like to travel during, or after their studies here.
About Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala, a great city to learn Spanish, chill and Travel! Over 5,000 language students come to Guatemala every year to learn to speak, read, write and LIVE our language. Of this number, 10% chose to study with us and many students return to continue their studies. Click here for more information!
Guatemala is not only one of the most beautiful countries in the world, the town of Antigua Guatemala is one of the world’s most beautiful small cities. Although many students choose to live and study in other towns in Guatemala, most students choose Antigua.
The moderate climate and incredible beauty of Antigua and the land that surrounds us – three volcanoes in the near distance that can be climbed – houses, public buildings and churches that date back over 500 years are masterpieces of Spanish Colonial architecture – most important, The PEOPLE OF ANTIGUA are known for their warmth and hospitality.
Another major reason students choose to study in Guatemala is the PRICE. Language study, food and accommodations cost 75% less here than in Mexico and most other Spanish speaking countries – and even those countries with similar economies, don’t have ANTIGUA.
It is safe to live and study here! We are very thankful that the political conflicts in our recent past are behind us. But, even during those difficult times, the town of Antigua was well-known as a safe and secure place to visit and now, more than ever, everyone feels free to roam around the countryside and take trips on the inexpensive people’s buses to remote villages. Although there are areas in Guatemala City that can be unsafe (as in all large cities, travellers must take care), all cities and towns outside of Guatemala City are safe for tourists.