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Ideal Language and Cultural Experiences

  • Cuernavaca, Mexico

School Type   Private language school

Student Nationality Ratio   US US 54%   DE DE 20%   CH CH 12%   JP JP 8%   CA CA 5%   AT AT 1%  

Number of Students   50 persons

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  • General Spanish

    20 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • DORM
    • x20
    • 50MIN
    • Course + Off Campus
    • Materials included
    • Tuition : Long Stay Discount 20% : 4 week(s) or more
    • A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
    • Homestay - Single / Homestay - Double

    20% OFF

    Course per week as low as USD 154

    Course Information (Item No. 1117)
    Course Type : General Spanish
    Accom. Location : Off Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Group Class
    Maximum Class Size : 5 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 18 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 20 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 09:00 ~ 13:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 50 minutes

    REGULAR PROGRAM

    The Regular Program is designed for those who want something more relaxed taking advantage of their time in Cuernavaca to improve their Spanish and to become familiar with Mexican Culture.

    Four lessons of class time (50 minutes each lesson) a day are divided in two parts. From 9 am to 12 pm students learn new things, review vocabulary, practice grammar (using an inductive learning strategy), work on exercises, go over homework, etc. In the second period, from 12 am to 1 pm, the main activity is practicing Spanish, with activities that include conversation, watching films or television, listening to the radio and audio materials, reading newspapers, going out into the street to talk to people, and anything else that helps students put what they have learned in class into practice.The difference between the Regular and Intensive programs is the number of lessons you take daily.

    Start: Every Monday throughout the year.
    Duration: Each student chooses the number of weeks s/he wants.
    Lessons by week: 20 lessons per week in small groups
    Lessons by day: 4
    Schedules: From 9 am to 1 pm, plus daily optional activities.
    Class size: Maximum of 5 students per class.


    Room Information
    • Homestay - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Homestay - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)

    ※ If there are prices indicated in the meal option, it should be paid to the school.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : USD 0
    Course Material Fees : USD 9
    Electricity Bill : USD 0
    Water Bill : USD 0
    ID Card Cost : USD 0
    Activity Fees : USD 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : USD 0
    Visa Extension Fees : USD 0
    Local Airport Charges : USD 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : USD 110
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    Ideal Language and Cultural Experiences : General Spanish

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ If there is a bed-shaped icon on the school page but you can not choose the type of accommodation here, please use the "Quotation Request" service.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded except 10% of transaction fee. (Minimum Transaction fee is USD 50.)
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.
  • One to One Class

    10 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • DORM
    • 1:1
    • x10
    • 50MIN
    • Course + Off Campus
    • Materials included
    • Tuition : Long Stay Discount 20% : 4 week(s) or more
    • A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
    • Homestay - Single / Homestay - Double

    20% OFF

    Course per week as low as USD 176

    Course Information (Item No. 1119)
    Course Type : One to One Class
    Accom. Location : Off Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : One to One Class
    Maximum Class Size : 1 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 18 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
    Lessons per Week : 10 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 08:00 ~ 16:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 50 minutes

    Private Lessons
    Flexibility is the best word to describe our private lessons program. Whether you want to complement one of our other programs with private lessons or take lessons with the duration and schedule of your choosing, private lessons are an excellent option. You choose the number of hours you want to study each day and make your own schedule. Private lessons are available 7 days a week, year round.

    Start: any day of the year
    Duration: Each student chooses the number of weeks, days, and hours s/he wants to study.
    Lessons by week: To be chosen by the student.
    Lessons by day: To be chosen by the student.
    Class size: 1 on 1
    Schedules: To be chosen by the student.


    Room Information
    • Homestay - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Homestay - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)

    ※ If there are prices indicated in the meal option, it should be paid to the school.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : USD 0
    Course Material Fees : USD 9
    Electricity Bill : USD 0
    Water Bill : USD 0
    ID Card Cost : USD 0
    Activity Fees : USD 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : USD 0
    Visa Extension Fees : USD 0
    Local Airport Charges : USD 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : USD 110
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    Calculation / Booking


    Ideal Language and Cultural Experiences : One to One Class

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ If there is a bed-shaped icon on the school page but you can not choose the type of accommodation here, please use the "Quotation Request" service.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded except 10% of transaction fee. (Minimum Transaction fee is USD 50.)
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.
  • Spanish Intensive Course

    25 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • DORM
    • x25
    • 50MIN
    • Course + Off Campus
    • Materials included
    • Tuition : Long Stay Discount 20% : 4 week(s) or more
    • A1, A2, B1, B2
    • Homestay - Single / Homestay - Double

    20% OFF

    Course per week as low as USD 180

    Course Information (Item No. 1116)
    Course Type : Spanish Intensive Course
    Accom. Location : Off Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Group Class
    Maximum Class Size : 5 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 18 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 25 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 09:00 ~ 14:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 50 minutes

    INTENSIVE PROGRAM

    Five lessons of class time (50 minutes each lesson) a day are divided in two parts. From 9 am to 12 pm students learn new things, review vocabulary, practice grammar (using an inductive learning strategy), work on exercises, go over homework, etc. In the second period, from 12 am to 2 pm, the main activity is practicing Spanish, with activities that include conversation, watching films or television, listening to the radio and audio materials, reading newspapers, going out into the street to talk to people, and anything else that helps students put what they have learned in class into practice.

    In addition to the 5 lessons of class time in groups of no more than 5 students, there are also a variety of optional activities, which are cultural, recreational, and social. While these activities are optional, we strongly recommend them as the perfect complement to any Ideal program.

    Start: Every Monday throughout the year.
    Duration: Each student chooses the number of weeks s/he wants.
    Lessons by week: 25 lessons per week in small groups
    Lessons by day: 5
    Schedules: From 9 am to 2 pm,
    Class size: Maximum of 5 students per class.


    Room Information
    • Homestay - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Homestay - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)

    ※ If there are prices indicated in the meal option, it should be paid to the school.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : USD 0
    Course Material Fees : USD 9
    Electricity Bill : USD 0
    Water Bill : USD 0
    ID Card Cost : USD 0
    Activity Fees : USD 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : USD 0
    Visa Extension Fees : USD 0
    Local Airport Charges : USD 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : USD 110
    See details Less

    Calculation / Booking

    Calculation / Booking


    Ideal Language and Cultural Experiences : Spanish Intensive Course

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ If there is a bed-shaped icon on the school page but you can not choose the type of accommodation here, please use the "Quotation Request" service.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded except 10% of transaction fee. (Minimum Transaction fee is USD 50.)
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.
  • General Spanish

    25 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • DORM
    • 1:1
    • x25
    • 50MIN
    • Course + Off Campus
    • Materials included
    • Tuition : Long Stay Discount 20% : 4 week(s) or more
    • A1, A2, B1, B2
    • Homestay - Single / Homestay - Double

    20% OFF

    Course per week as low as USD 242

    Course Information (Item No. 1118)
    Course Type : General Spanish
    Accom. Location : Off Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Group + One to One Class
    Maximum Class Size : 5 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 18 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 25 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 09:00 ~ 14:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 50 minutes

    REGULAR PROGRAM PLUS PRIVATE
    For those who wish to best take advantage of their stay at Ideal we offer in addition to 4 lessons of small group participation, one lesson daily of private instruction (one on one).Start: Every Monday throughout the year.

    Duration: Each student chooses the number of weeks s/he wants.
    Lessons by week: 20 lessons per week in small groups 5 private lessons optional activities.
    Lessons by day: 4 in group plus 1 private lesson.
    Schedules: 9 am to 1 pm in groups, plus a private lesson 1 pm to 2 pm, Monday through Friday.
    Class size: Maximum of 5 students per class


    Room Information
    • Homestay - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Homestay - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)

    ※ If there are prices indicated in the meal option, it should be paid to the school.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : USD 0
    Course Material Fees : USD 9
    Electricity Bill : USD 0
    Water Bill : USD 0
    ID Card Cost : USD 0
    Activity Fees : USD 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : USD 0
    Visa Extension Fees : USD 0
    Local Airport Charges : USD 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : USD 110
    See details Less

    Calculation / Booking

    Calculation / Booking


    Ideal Language and Cultural Experiences : General Spanish

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ If there is a bed-shaped icon on the school page but you can not choose the type of accommodation here, please use the "Quotation Request" service.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded except 10% of transaction fee. (Minimum Transaction fee is USD 50.)
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.

Detail Information

WiFi in Public Areas WiFi in Public Areas
Auditorium Auditorium
Library Library
Study Room Study Room
Computer Room Computer Room
Rest Room Rest Room
Audio-visual Room Audio-visual Room
Cafeteria Cafeteria
Snack Bar Snack Bar
Gym / Fitness Gym / Fitness
Swimming Pool (for adults) Swimming Pool (for adults)
Swimming Pool (for children) Swimming Pool (for children)

Other Sport Facilities Other Sport Facilities
Facilities for Disabled Facilities for Disabled
Medical Service Medical Service
Outside of Class Activities Outside of Class Activities
Airport Pickup Airport Pickup
Native Speaking Teacher Native Speaking Teacher
Night Class Night Class
Parental Guardian Parental Guardian
Laundry Service Laundry Service

Date School Established : 1975-07-07

School(Business) Permit No. : -17 PBT 01451 Mexican Secretary of Public Education

Standardized Exam : Another, DELE

For 39 years we have been dedicated to teaching Spanish as a second language and the Mexican culture. Ideal´s method is directed towards the development of your ability to communicate in Spanish, especially within the Spanish-spoken world. From the very first day you will be able to immerse yourself in the language as well as the culture. In this way, you will become familiar with how we live, our beliefs, our history, our politics, our fiestas (and why we celebrate them) and much more regarding Mexican culture and social life.

Your program at Ideal begins with semi-personalized Spanish classes of no more than 5 students. But it doesn't end there! We also offer various extracurricular activities. These activities are optional, but they are designed to complement the cultural program and are highly recommended.

We are located in the city of Cuernavaca and the city of Oaxaca; both are widely known as ideal places to learn Spanish. Cuernavaca has a long tradition of schools teaching Spanish and where Ideal has collaborated with his work during 39 years. And Oaxaca has a special indigenous influence that reflects in food, celebrations, music, markets, etc.

Ideal students are generally placed with host families living in Cuernavaca or Oaxaca whom, as a part of the Ideal program, include their student guests in everyday Mexican activities. As a student, you are not just a client, but rather a member of the family. With your availability and preferences in mind, you are always invited to go shopping, attend family celebrations, receive suggestions on what to do in Cuernavaca or Oaxaca or simply wander around town.

We also receive groups of students, for which we provide tailored language and cultural programs, depending on individual needs and preferences. Simply contact an Ideal representative to discuss your particular needs. It will be our pleasure to further discuss a plan that will fulfill your requirements.

Ideal School for Spanish is incorporated by SEP, the Mexican Secretary of Public Education (Secretaría de Educación Pública – Clave 17-PBT-01451). Furthermore Ideal is an Associate Founder of AIPEC, the Association of Institutes for Teaching Spanish in Cuernavaca. Also, Ideal is an Associate Founder of Mexico Si, the Mexican Association of Spanish Language Institutes.

General Terms and Conditions for the Ideal Language and Cultural Experiences programs

ENROLLMENT: The enrollment fee will be paid upon signing-up for the program. The cost of the program should be paid by the latest on the first day of classes.

PAYMENT: All prices are in US Dollars (USD), if not specified otherwise. Payments can be made in US Dollars or Pesos at the daily exchange rate which can be found in any national newspaper.

MINIMUM AGE: The minimum age for ideal participants is 18. Children are accepted with their parents, teachers or chaperons.

PROGRAM LEVELS: There are 8 Spanish levels for the regular Spanish and Culture Program. On your first day, an oral and/or written evaluation will take place to establish which level is most suitable for you. You can change levels if both your teacher and academic director are in accordance, and if it will improve the quality of your academic program.

GROUPS: For the regular Spanish and Culture Program, groups will contain no more than five pupils. The number of pupils may change, without exceeding five students, and without affecting the academic quality of the program.

PROGRAM DURATION: It is possible to extend the length of your ideal program. All you need to do is go to the Administration Office and pay the necessary costs before starting your extra classes.

HOSPITALITY: Your stay with a Mexican family can be reserved on a weekly or daily basis. By the first night you will have paid for the remainder of your stay. If, for some reason, you shorten your stay, you will be refunded for the corresponding amount taking in mind our CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS. There will be no refund for missed nights or meals during your stay. If you plan to stay away from the house for more than a week, you do not have to pay if at least a week’s notice is given. Staying with a Mexican family does not include laundry service. There are house rules which will be issued in class on the first day.

MEDICAL INSURANCE: Students at ideal should have medical insurance. If necessary, the Administrative Office at the school can provide you with the details of an insurance company in Cuernavaca.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: The enrollment fee is non-refundable. Program fees will be refunded in full if the program is cancelled before it begins, or if the program has already started. In these cases, the program fees will be refunded, with 25% deducted for administration fees. The refund in Mexico will be in Pesos at the exchange rate from when the original payment was made.

LATE ARRIVALS AND ABSENCES: If you are going to miss a class, or are going to arrive late, please inform the school. No refund is applicable in such cases.

ADMISSION INTO THE CLASSROOMS: ideal reserves the right to refuse entry to those under the effects of illegal drugs or alcohol.

EXCLUSIONS: ideal reserves the right to exclude students from the program who misbehave, disrespect others, or use illegal drugs as stated under the Mexican Law.

EXCURSIONS: Students that participate in ideal excursions accept the implicit risks. Participation in such activities is voluntary and participants accept that ideal does not have liability for accidents, natural phenomena, and conditions out of our control.

ACCEPTING THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Participation in ideal programs and classes implies your acceptance of the aforementioned General Terms and Conditions.
Payment Method : PayPal
Student shall deposit a full payment directly to the school’s bank account within 7 days of receiving booking approval from the school.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: The enrollment fee is non-refundable. Program fees will be refunded in full if the program is cancelled before it begins, or if the program has already started. In these cases, the program fees will be refunded, with 25% deducted for administration fees. The refund in Mexico will be in Pesos at the exchange rate from when the original payment was made.

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