Guatemala makes a great place for Spanish-language study. Photo © Al Argueta.

Study Spanish in Guatemala

Guatemala is a popular place for Spanish-language study, particularly Antigua and Quetzaltenango. In terms of value for the money you spend and variety of locales in which to learn, you really can’t beat Spanish-language instruction in Guatemala. Here are a few basic things to look out for when deciding where to study.

View down a street of a church tower in historic Cartagena, Colombia.

Volunteer with Casa de Cultura de la Boquilla, Colombia

La Boquilla’s Casa de Cultura (cultural center) seeks volunteers to teach English to locals working in tourism or related fields. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their ideas for children’s arts and crafts projects to the Casa de Cultura, with training is done by previous volunteers.

View down a cobblestoned streets in San Miguel de Allende with cathedral spires visible in the distance.

Learning and Speaking Spanish in Mexico

Being able to speak Spanish is not necessary for visiting (or even moving to) Mexico, but it can open up a lot of doors. In this article, author Julie Doherty Meade covers the benefits and difficulties of learning Spanish in Mexico, as well as where to find language classes around the country.