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Quetzaltenango ("Xelajuj No’j" in the Maya K’iche´ language), the second most important municipality in Guatemala, is known as the “City of the Heights” and “the Birthplace of Culture”: titles won through its prominence in the national history.

The city has many different schools, academies, and institutes, as well as some of the most recognized universities in the country, being the locality with the most educational establishments per inhabitant. This is due, beyond the high quality of teaching and training, also to its strategic location, since the majority of its students come from cities and villages that are located in the entire southwest region.

Additionally, in Quetzaltenango there are many Spanish Schools, which are attended by people from many countries of the world, principally Europe and North America. The Spanish classes offer foreign students a chance to submerge themselves in the culture and the language of the region, experiencing the incredible beauty of the language and of the Guatemalan landscapes through personalized classes and activities such as ecological excursions, hikes through the mountains, adventure tourism, and internships in rural communities. To guarantee an education of high quality, almost all of the Spanish teachers are native Guatemalans who have confirmed educational and university degrees, as well as experience in teaching the language.

If you would like to learn Spanish, Quetzaltenango is one of the most convenient and affordable destinations in the world to do so, much more than Antigua Guatemala or the capital city.

Although the indispensable policy of EntreMundos is not to recommend any school in particular, we have a list – in alphabetical order – of the language-learning centers of the city, which receive and teach all kinds of students, independent of their nationality, age, and Spanish level.
 

Click here to read the LIST OF SPANISH SCHOOLS IN QUETZALTENANGO

 
** NOTE FROM ENTREMUNDOS ABOUT THE DESCRIPTIONS OF SCHOOLS AND PROJECTS
 
Many Spanish Schools offer volunteer services with local organizations and this – of course – something valuable and worthy of praise.
However, we advise students interested in learning Spanish in Quetzaltenango to be careful about the phrase “nonprofit”, because in reality this rarely means that the school is a functional association or organization with remarkable social impact. Some of them donate a part of their income to local projects and communities, others a very small percentage, and other absolutely nothing.