Full Immersion is the Fastest Way
to Learn a Foreign Language …



Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 we are offering online programes, the first hour will be free and the programes available are as follows;

  • One Month $400 US
  • Three Months $1,200 US
  • Six Months $2,400 US

Additionally we offer a flexible secondary Programe

  • 10 Hours $220 US
  • 30 Hours $660 US
  • 50 Hours $1,100 US
  • To enquire about courses and to claim your free hour please don't hesitate to contact us.

Our one-on-one teaching approach is personalized according to each student’s level, interests, and requirements, allowing for maximum conversation and learning. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, a curriculum will be structured to meet your needs and advance your Spanish speaking proficiency

Our school has nine levels:

Each level has an oral and written evaluation. These assessments are optional, but encouraged. After the course is finished, you will receive a Diploma crediting the level obtained.

To measure your success, our teachers structure your classes based on your learning style.Homework is optional, and if you would like, take periodic written or oral exams in the form of tests, games, and conversation. Although the teachers do not pressure you to study, you will be motivated when you see how much you improve each day!


Classes in my home/school last 4 -5 hours and you can choose either morning or afternoon sessions depending on your personal daily schedule. Classes are tailored to your learning requirements and service schedule.Typically, students choose to study Monday through Friday.

  • Option 1) Morning: 8:30am – 12:30pm or 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Option 2) Afternoon: 2:00pm – 6:00pm or 2:00pm – 7:00pm



You have the option to live here at the school with our warm and welcoming family. Everyone makes you feel at home in my house, helping you learn Spanish and understand the culture better. We also enjoy learning from you about your culture. You’ll have a private room and will be able to share the rest of the house with our family and local students. We provide a space conducive to quiet reflection, study, relxation, and fun. Our school is within walking distance from Parque Central, dance academies, restaurants, clubs, and internet cafes, so you have easy access to what you need, when you need it.


Let Us Know Whether You Are Interested In:

  • 20 or 25 hours Classes (only)
  • Classes + Homestay (3 meals daily) at Our Home/School
  • Classes + Homestay (3 meals daily) with Guatemalan Family (One student/couple per family)

Also specify your current Spanish speaking level as either a beginner, intermediate or advanced and any special areas you would like to concentrate on learning. Gladis Castillo de Benavides, the school’s director, or another teacher will administer an assessment test your first day of class. Together, you will review the results and plan your personalized, learning Spanish itinerary at El Mundo En Español based on your interests and other factors such as length of stay and service schedule.


To learn Spanish more effectively, it is better to live with a Guatemalan family, as it is a very important part of the educational experience. This provides students with opportunities to practice their language skills and learn more about the people, culture and life in Guatemala. This is also a very economical way to get a totally natural experience.


Our family is always sharing with other relatives and friends. That is to say you are going to adapt us perfectly. We are blessed with a large and beautiful house and are always willing to receive guests. I have two daughters. My oldest daughter is Helga who is married to Mark and has a daughter named Sofia. Their beautiful family lives in England, but visit the house in Guatemala when the opportunity arises. My second daughter is Astrid who assists me in directing the school and functions of the house. My younger brother Eduardo lives in the house next to ours with his wife Cyndi and their daughter Andreita. Another brother of mine, Paco, also lives in Xela and visits the house frequently with his family, Elisa and Ana Elisa. We also consider our dear Dorita Vasquez to be part of our family. She helps maintain a beautiful house and keeps us well fed with her delicious food. And I’m Gladis, Director of the school. I am currently out of the country living with my husband in Texas.



Our school places great emphasis on the positive experiences of staying with a family in Xela. So we have a very careful selection of other suitable families and homes. The houses are clean, have hot water and all are very close to the school and also from Central Park. Families provide three nutritious meals a day, seven days a week. It is easy to accommodate vegetarians and other dietary specifications.


Come learn Spanish, live with us,
be a part of us, be a friend…



20 hours of just classes – Weekly $130.00 US Dollars
25 hours of just classes – Weekly $150.00 US Dollars
20 hours of classes + Homestay – Weekly $170.00 US Dollars
25 hours of classes + Homestay $190.00 US Dollars

Homestay prices includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner – 7 days a week. You may also can use the school’s free internet and laundry (30Q/load).

Please make a Reservation in advance to receive more information.



January 1 New Year
Varies Good Friday
September 15 Guatemala’s independence day
December 25 Christmas

Replacement classes

  • Classes are replaced only for reasons of health checked.
  • No classes will be replaced in case of personal travel.

Payday Service
Every Monday is necessary to make the payment of their classes and accommodation at the latest on Tuesday.


We think that learning Spanish should be a fun and
enriching experience, no matter what your age …


  1. Beginner I
  2. Beginner II
  3. Beginner III
  4. Intermediate I
  5. Intermediate II
  6. Intermediate III
  7. Advanced I
  8. Advanced II
  9. Advanced III