Todos Santos’s two language schools charge about $120 per week for 4–5 hours of instruction per day plus homestay with a local family. Living conditions are very basic and most host families speak Mam, with a select few opportunities for homestay with Spanish-speaking families. Both schools also offer instruction in the local Mayan dialect.
The two schools are Academia Hispano Maya (opposite Hotelito Todos Santos, www.hispanomaya.org) and Nuevo Amanecer (150 meters west of the plaza, escuela_linguistica [at] yahoo [dot] com).
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