FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most frequent questions asked by thousands of our students? If you can't find the answer to your question here, please contact us at escuelacasasosa@gmail.com or by telephone at (215) 886-0706 we’re patient and very good at answering all your questions, no matter how many!

What day can I start classes?

You can start classes any day of the week, but most people start on a Monday so they get a full week of classes.

Why study Spanish?

Spanish skills are vital in today's interconnected world. Choose a complete immersion program of Language Link to help you develop these skills quickly and enjoyably. Studying Spanish will be one of the smartest and most interesting investments you will ever make. In addition, you'll have a wonderful time! We offer carefully chosen programs of professionalism and personal attention and visit every one on an ongoing basis. Did we say we're "picky"? Yes, most definitely!

Why take an immersion course?

An immersion program is the most efficient manner in which to learn Spanish. Knowing grammar rules is just not enough for you to confidently interact. In large classes there's not enough time to really communicate. Effective communication requires repeated practice in actual, purposeful conversation with other people, so learning a language in a country where it's spoken is very effective. It's an amazing feeling when you use what you have just learned in school at a local shop or with your host family, and it's highly motivating.

How much notice do you need for me to enroll?

Four week notice is helpful, but we can sometimes do last minute registrations. The busiest times are December, January, May, June and July. If these are your study times and you have special requests, then the more time we have for these, the better. At times we have wait lists in the summer months, so do get registrations in early for summer dates.

Can I pay in dollars, or only in quetzals?

We accept dollars and quetzals.

Can I live with host family, being vegetarian?

Yes, the host families are experienced with cooking for vegetarians.

Do I have to stay with the same teacher?

You are perfectly free to change teacher when you start another week of study, just let us know on the Thursday or Friday. We pride ourselves on having great teachers but of course each is different and a lot of students benefit from changing teachers and getting a slightly different style and personality.

Are you open during holidays?

Yes. It is possible to study any day of the year at the school. However, during weeks in which there is an official Guatemalan holiday, we normally replace the normal classes with an extended activity relevant to that particular holiday (this does not affect the tuition cost for that week).