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IMAC Spanish Language Programs, Guadalajara, Mexico

Among the Top 20% most popular Spanish schools in Mexico in the last 12 months

IMAC Spanish Language Programs (IMAC)

  • IMAC Spanish Language Programs (IMAC) is located in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. Housed in the historic downtown, IMAC is within walking distance of many of Guadalajara's places of cultural and historical interest, including The Cabañas Institute (Patrimony of Humankind by UNESCO), the Metropolitan Cathedral, City Hall, the Degollado Theatre and several murals painted by Jose Clemente Orozco. Many shops, malls, cafés, eateries and markets are also found close by, ensuring students have all they need to enjoy the city in comfort, whilst reaching their language goals. Course selection includes something for students of all levels. General Spanish courses are taught in groups or privately, with DELE Exam Preparation programmes also following the same formats. IMAC is a large school ...
    which offers over 40 years of experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, to the highest of levels. The facilities of IMAC in Guadalajara include a cafeteria, computer lab, a library, movie room, auditorium, lounge area and a student support desk for any questions or queries that may arise. The school's Spanish programmes are accredited by the Secretary of Education of Mexico and the Secretariat of Foreign Relations, a government body dedicated to promoting international goodwill through education. IMAC Guadalajara has an extensive activity and excursion programme, which involves day trips to local sites of interest, together with volunteer activities, free local events, and additional arrangements available in town.
  • The language school IMAC Spanish Language Programs was founded in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1977.
  • Address: Donato Guerra 180, 44100 - Guadalajara, Mexico (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Instituto Mexico Americano de Cultura S.A. de C.V.
  • Tax registration ID: IMA771101BL4
  • Abbreviated name of school: IMAC Guadalajara
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOInstituto CervantesNAFSAMexico SiPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

40

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 US$ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 200
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 400

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 16
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 16

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 80% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

5
5
2
2
1
2
5
14
2
80

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International (GDL).

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport:
30 US$ pick up
60 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 01 Feb. 2021, 15 Mar. 2021, 01 May 2021, 16 Sep. 2021, 15 Nov. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 31 Mar. 2021, 29 Mar. 2021, 30 Mar. 2021, 31 Mar. 2021, 01 Apr. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 03 Apr. 2021, 04 Apr. 2021.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Spanish Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 230 219 414 394 562 534 670 637 -- -- -- -- -- -- 168 160
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 347 339 599 585 802 782 958 935 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 220 209 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lessons can be tailored to the student's needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 315 300 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lessons can be tailored to the student's needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 420 399 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 280 266
Lessons can be tailored to the student's needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 110 105 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lessons can be tailored to the student's needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly.
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
1 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 220 209 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 140 133
Lessons can be tailored to the student's needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 220 209 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 140 133
Students can focus on the following options: Spanish for Business and Finance, Spanish for Medical Personnel, Spanish for Teachers, Spanish for Law Enforcement, Beginner Spanish for Teachers of Hispanic Students, Spanish for Educators, Spanish for the Schools Nurses Office, School Terminology Course, School Office Spanish, School Letters in English and Spanish, Survival Spanish, Spanish for Travelers, Spanish for the Clergy, Spanish for Social Services, Special Course for Teachers and School Personnel, Spanish for Household Management, Spanish for Hotel/Restaurant Management and Communicative Grammar.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 958 911 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Exams only for B1, B2 and C1 levels. Minimum number of students required for the course to take place: 4.
Starting dates
2021: 19 Apr. 2021, 21 Jun. 2021, 04 Oct. 2021.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Exam dates
22 May 2021, 09 Jul. 2021, 13 Nov. 2021
Course Brochure
 Exam preparation (PDF)
Exam preparation (PDF)
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Specialty Courses
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 200 190 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lessons can be tailored to the student's needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly from the comfort of their home or office.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 270 257 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lessons can be tailored to the student's needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly from the comfort of their home or office.
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 360 342 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lessons can be tailored to the student's needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly from the comfort of their home or office.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 100 95 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lessons can be tailored to the student's needs and requests. Ideal for students who want to progress quickly from the comfort of their home or office.
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
1 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by IMAC Spanish Language Programs, Guadalajara can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 22.00 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 98 196 294 392 490 588 686 784 980 1176 98
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
21 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
34 minutes by public transport (average reported by 8 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Host family fees have to be paid directly to the host, in cash.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving7 km
Golf20 km
Horse riding20 km
Mountainbiking30 km
Music10 km
Squash2 km
Swimming 
Tennis10 km
Yoga 

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Social activities

Rating: 3.1/5.0

3.1
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Value for money

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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What students liked about IMAC Spanish Language Programs, Guadalajara
The teachers were incredible! They were amazing at answering questions, teaching the material in an approachable way, and also keeping things fun. I also loved the interaction with the English students (conversation class, the weekly walking field trips).
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Great Teachers. The student book allows you to do alternate between grammatical exercises, readings and vocabulary exercises so there is a lot of interaction between the students and the teachers.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The excursions on the weekends.
Other comments: Great staff. Great Guest House. However, the desks in the classrooms are really small and it is really difficult to write and take notes on such small desks.
The teacher and the services provided to the students by Martha.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Warn the students that they have the possibility to study in a small group.
Meeting people and help with focusing on what I needed.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Participate and converse on the free trips offered to meet students that you otherwise wouldn’t have.
Teaching, opportunity to interact with mostly Mexicans.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Attending the optional 1 hour conversion class every day was a great experience.

Brochures

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 Exam preparation (PDF)
Exam preparation (PDF)
 Work & Study (PDF)
Work & Study (PDF)

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  • Out in Guadalajara
    Out in Guadalajara4/5
  • Entrance to  IMAC school
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    FAQ about IMAC Spanish Language Programs, Guadalajara

  • Spanish courses at IMAC Spanish Language Programs start at 95 US$ for Online Spanish 5 course with 5 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of IMAC Spanish Language Programs
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Group Program, All-inclusive Package: Private Room
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (30 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at IMAC Spanish Language Programs varies from 1 students (Private Tutoring 10) to 10 students (Group Program)
  • 100% of teachers at IMAC Spanish Language Programs hold a university degree. 80% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at IMAC Spanish Language Programs comes from USA with a 80% representation, followed by students from Korea (14%) and Germany (5%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • IMAC Spanish Language Programs offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 27 during the summer and 49 for the rest of the year.
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