Spanish Schools


There are many Spanish Schools to choose from in Xela, and sometimes the choice can be overwhelming. Primeros Pasos receives generous support from the following schools and highly recommends that you choose one of them to spend your afternoon hours of Spanish grammar and conversation. The schools are listed alphabetical order and all are valued equally.





Celas Maya

Celas Maya offers private lessons in Spanish as well as in K’iche. Their teachers all hold a university diploma in teaching Spanish as a second language and have various years of teaching experience. As one of the biggest Spanish Schools in Quetzaltenango, Celas Maya offers many activities like hikes and other excursions, has its own café and runs its own hostel

Proyecto Linguistico Quetzalteco (PLQ)

PLQ is Quetzaltenango’s first nonprofit educational collection. It lays a strong emphasis on social, cultural, political and economic realities in Guatemala and the rest of Central America. It offers additional lectures and trips and students can use the school’s extensive library.

Sexto Estado

Learn Spanish in an invaluable one-on-one immersion class. What sets Sexto Estado apart from other school is their unique guide to teaching Spanish that gives amazing results in just 8 weeks. That and their on-site volunteer activities that give the advantage of an all in one school program where you learn Spanish in and out of the classroom through cultural immersion.

Sol Latino

Sol Latino is located in the historic center of Xela, just a few steps from the typical Las Flores market. Sol Latino is focused on providing quality, flexibility, and personalized services. They offer different types of packages adjusted to the student’s wishes, including a range of specialized Spanish courses, i.e. for doctors, nurses, lawyers, social workers and travelers. Their individualized method of learning (one-on-one) is tailored to the abilities, needs and knowledge of each student, and their instructors have many years of experience and are certified to teach the Spanish language. A wide variety of activities and excursions are offered each week.


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