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Spanish school in Antigua Guatemala: Máximo Nivel

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4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Overall school rating of Máximo Nivel, Antigua Guatemala
Ranked #2 of 2 Spanish schools in Antigua Guatemala
School
Location of the school
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Facilities
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Social activities
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Other
2.0 

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(2)
Students 18-30 years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(14)
Students 31-49 years
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

(15)
Students 50+ years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(18)
What we like about the school
  • Free Spanish tutoring table is available
  • Free Tandem Conversation Program
  • Beautiful private garden with picnic area.
  • Small class sizes
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school
  • Antigua Guatemala is one of the top destinations our students liked most
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Optional language workshops.
What we dislike about the school
  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 40% of students are from USA
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Located in the heart of La Antigua, just three blocks from the Central Plaza.
  • The language school Máximo Nivel was founded in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala in 2009.
  • Legal name / parent company: Geographical Information Systems SA
  • Tax registration ID: 3610497-3

Spanish Courses

General Language
Junior
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Máximo Nivel

Lesson duration
55 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 28 Mar 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 May 2024, 10 May 2024, 01 Jul 2024, 25 Jul 2024, 15 Sep 2024, 20 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 24 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 31 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per Spanish language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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 For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops
Note: All courses offered by Máximo Nivel, Antigua Guatemala can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • Teacher and student in class
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  • Lesson in progress
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  • In class
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  • Learning together
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  • Lesson
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  • In class
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  • Rooftop terrace
    Rooftop terrace13/36
  • Accommodation
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  • Mountain views
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  • Terrace
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  • cafeteria
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  • Accommodation in Antigua
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  • Enjoying a meal with host family
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  • Homestay shared space
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  • Homestay dining area
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  • Dining area
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  • Learning
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  • Chatting
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  • students
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  • School outdoors
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  • Fountain
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  • Courtyard
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  • Computer room
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  • Happy students
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  • New friends
    New friends31/36
  • Homestay common area
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  • Shared bedroom
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Máximo Nivel

“Maximo Nivel combines the great affordability of Guatemala with a high quality, professional language institute.”
Hector Navarro
– 
Hector Navarro
Director of Máximo Nivel
Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTONAFSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalMinistry of Education - Guatemala
Spanish teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 7:00
Student gender mix
35% male / 65% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Máximo Nivel and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoJCB - logoDiners Club - logoPayPal - logoMaestro - logoCash payment - logoVisa Debit - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Self-study areas

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Tourist information

  • Dry cleaning (paid)

  • Babysitter (paid)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 22
    Number of public PC workstations: 6
    Paid parking (<500m)

Additional comment about facilities of school

* In-house travel agency to help arrange treks, tours, and other activities.

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 125
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 50
Junior courses - In summer: 10
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 5
Minimum age of students
18 years
12 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 10
Adult courses Throughout the year: 10
Junior courses In summer: 10
Junior courses Throughout the year: 10
Average age of students
In summer: 23 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

La Aurora International Airport:
30 US$ drop off
free airport transfer without additional costs one way
Best arrival airport is GUA.
More information about airports around Antigua Guatemala and how to get from the airport to Antigua Guatemala on your own here on our Antigua Guatemala page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Basketball
Cooking
Dancing
Diving
Football (soccer)
Golf
Horse riding
Mountainbiking
Music
Sailing
Tennis
Yoga

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Weekly salsa classes
Weekly cooking classes
Spanish Tutoring Table
Tandem Conversation Exchange
Weekly reflection workshop
Cultural lectures and shows

Adults - Paid activities

Various tours and trips:
Acatenango Volcano Trek (1 day) - USD 80
Monterrico Beach (1 day) - USD 95
Lake Atitlan, Village Tour & Chichicastenango (2D/1N) - USD 175
Tikal Archeological Park (2D/1N; includes airfare) - USD 525
Video about leisure activities at Máximo Nivel Antigua Guatemala

Accommodation

Ratings of Máximo Nivel compared to ratings of all schools in Guatemala

 Máximo Nivel Antigua GuatemalaAverage of all other schools in Guatemala
Overall school rating4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Location of the school5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Social activities3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Quality of teaching4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Homestay3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Shared flat3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Student opinions about Máximo Nivel, Antigua Guatemala

Liked
Price-performance ratio was super. The quality of the teaching was very high. I also thought it was great that a test was conducted on the very first day to determine the language standard. The administration is very keen and I really enjoyed it. I had super teachers who were very motivated and always very prepared. The group size was great (we were about 6 students). I have to say that my Spanish course helped me a lot and I learned a lot (even though it was sometimes exhausting, but in a positive way). I would do it again (maybe even longer next time?)).
Disliked
The schedule of the private lessons (which I was personally assigned to). My group lessons were from 9am to 1pm, but my private lessons were from 4pm to 6pm (I also had to do homework, so there wasn't much time for relaxation). I was therefore unable to take part in almost any of the afternoon activities offered by the school. The Salsa course (once a week) took place at 6pm, which means that without a break between Spanish and Salsa classes, it's a bit long.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If possible, extend the course by another week (if you feel like it), otherwise add at least 1-2 weeks for a holiday in Guatemala (since unfortunately you can't see much during the 30 hours of Spanish per week).
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Perfect for an educational leave programme - I learned a lot that I can use in my everyday life.
Other comments: Super school, I would recommend it mainly because of the quality-price ratio and the location.
Course: Spanish Program - Combo (20 Group + 10 Private) - 1 week
2. Feb. 2023
Liked
I felt very well looked after and well advised from the very beginning, from booking the course to the welcome at the school and host family to the lessons with excellent teachers. It was a great learning environment, I had a contact person at all times and both the school and the family were always keen to make my stay a very special experience. Definitely a school I would recommend to friends and family. Thank you so much!!! I had a wonderful time with very wonderful and helpful people in Guatemala! A great country!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I really liked both teachers and took them to my heart, they were so open-minded and warm, we laughed a lot and had great fun. It was a pleasure to learn with them.
Other comments: I personally found the placement test not quite appropriate. Of course, it was only a rough assessment, but I still found the text, for example, which covered a historical topic, too specific. For a comprehension text in a test, I would have liked a more general topic. For me personally, the placement in my course was good the way it was, but in some cases a change from one group to another may have to be made.
Course: Spanish Program - Combo (20 Group + 10 Private) - 2 weeks
2. Feb. 2023
Liked
Super location, great garden and roof terrace. The staff are very eager and take care of every question, even outside of the school. The quality of the teaching is super. There is no "rushing through", but topics are intensively practised and repeated. With 3 people in my group, it was very instructive.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Combo (20 Group + 10 Private) - 2 weeks
14. Nov. 2022
Liked
There was a Spanish teacher named Sandra who taught us in the pre-intermediate class in a very excellent and professional way. I missed the opportunity to greet her when I left the school. I want to greet her now and thank you very much.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I recommend to students to learning Spanish at Maximo Nivel. I am certain that Maximo Nivel will give you a high level of teaching Spanish.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I had three Spanish teachers at school. It depends on the teachers, their Spanish teaching skills were different. Someone was very excellent, but someone was a little low.
Other comments: Many thanks to the people in charge of the international office of Maximo Nivel. They are very kind and they helped me a lot, especially thanks to Kelly.
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 4 weeks
3. Mar. 2020
Liked
Extremely friendly reception, good informative introduction. Everything worked well and smoothly and the classes in this environment with the nice staff were great fun! The building and the beautiful garden contributed to my well being.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments: I could not answer to all of the above, because I didn't get to know everything in one week of my stay. I had previously organized for my accommodation, because I combined my stay at the school with holidays.
Course: Spanish Program - Private 5 - 1 week
3. Jan. 2017
Liked
The school is very well organised and all the staff is very friendly and helpful. The location in the centre of Antigua is also great. You feel very well looked after.
Disliked
It would be nice if the school offered free coffee/tea as well as free water - especially important during the warm season in Guatemala.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: A total of 30 hours per week is a lot and enables a good learning effect.
Other comments: Máximo Nivel's learning concept and materials are very good and helpful.
Course: Spanish Program - Combo (20 Group + 10 Private) - 2 weeks
30. Nov. 2023
Liked
Great teachers, small groups, great organisation even beyond the lessons. From pick-up to my last day, I was looked after very nicely. Thank you for that.
Disliked
A water dispenser would be great.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The combination is great. The group lessons took place in the mornings and there was always something to laugh at. It was not a dull frontal lesson, but was varied. The private lessons were great, with individual attention.
Other comments: The school is a little American-heavy, but there are worse things. The school as a whole makes up for it.
Course: Spanish Program - Combo (20 Group + 10 Private) - 1 week
15. Mar. 2023
Liked
I was highly satisfied with my teachers. Professional teaching and manner. As a result, I was very satisfied with the quality of the teaching.
Disliked
For the placement test, I would have liked a neutral text - nothing historical, nothing religious. That way, the text would have been easier for me to understand and the grading would have been different. I was already slightly underchallenged in my group. However, I was immediately given the opportunity to change to a higher course. I stayed because it was good to have a refresher. The pace was too slow for me personally in my group. But as I said, I would have had the opportunity to change immediately.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Due to the law in Hessen for educational leave, I unfortunately could only take the combination of 20 group lessons + 10 private lessons. Otherwise I would have taken 4 private lessons a day.
Other comments: Absolutely recommendable! Equally the affiliated travel agency. A bit more expensive than other agencies, but the service here is personal and super, there were no difficulties at all. The two in the combination are really unbeatable.
Course: Spanish Program - Combo (20 Group + 10 Private) - 2 weeks
23. Feb. 2023
Liked
The school was very well organised, we were always very well informed, the staff was very friendly.The atmosphere for learning was ideal.
Disliked
There is no real concept for beginners. We were very overwhelmed at the beginning.The lessons teach a lot of grammar. There is not enough speaking, communication and repetition.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 4 weeks
31. Jul. 2023
Liked
The tandem programme. This enabled me to meet and become friends with local people and English/Spanish language exchange.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take advantage of the above!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments: Well organised and professional. I feel the partner travel agency could have provided more excursion options for mature travelers (other than biking / hiking). Teaching the first week not as good as the other three weeks which was excellent.
Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 - 4 weeks
6. Mar. 2018
Liked
Well organised - extremely helpful. Also provide cheap English lessons for local people- opportunities for intercambio
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments: All the staff extremely helpful and friendly
Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 - 4 weeks
1. Mar. 2020
Liked
Professionalism. Oportunity to meet local people through Tandem. Ambience of school and garden. Convenient location.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Opportunity for Tandem - I had maintained contact with mine since my last visit a year ago.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Other comments: Well organised. There is opportunity to change teachers to find one that suits you. Drinking water is not and should be freely available.
Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 [Spanish] - 4 weeks
6. Feb. 2019
Liked
We had a great two weeks in Antigua. Languagecourse.Net helped us quickly and easily with questions and concerns.
Disliked
We booked a hostel room. We cannot recommend this as you have no control over the options. We ended up in a room without a window right in a pub with loud music until midnight and not much to do. We then changed rooms at our own expense, but were reimbursed by the school for the cost of the hostel in Maximo Nivel credits. There would also have been the option of moving into a host family, but we didn't want to do that.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Hostel
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
16. Jan. 2024
Liked
Super teacher, beautiful garden in Casa 1, good organisation and very flexible with lesson planning.
Disliked
There was no solution sheet available for the class material. The class level was unfortunately not well matched in my last week.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 4 weeks
12. Jun. 2023
Liked
Excellent team, always trying to take your wishes into account, accommodating and competent.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments: Teaching team was excellent.
Course: Spanish Program - Private 20 [Spanisch] - 9 weeks
24. Dec. 2018
Liked
I had a great teacher who taught me exactly what I really needed. That was just great!!!
Disliked
Nothing!!!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I can highly recommend the private lessons, it was perfect!!!!
Course: Private Lessons 20 [Spanisch] - 1 week
25. Mar. 2023
Liked
The school is super organised & all the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The course is very intensive, which means that there is also a strong learning curve.
Course: Spanish Program - Combo (20 Group + 10 Private) - 2 weeks
30. Nov. 2023
Liked
Very good organisation, teaching and very friendly teachers.
Disliked
The placement at the beginning of the course. Did not correspond to my level.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Combo (20 Group + 10 Private) - 1 week
20. Nov. 2023
Liked
The good organization and the lovely and competent teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Climb the Cerro de la Cruz. Photo tour with Rudy. Look for local restaurants (even if they are hard to find) !!!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Spanish Program, Group 20 + Private 10 - 1 week
29. Oct. 2018
Liked
The school was very flexible and helpful with scheduling.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Shared apartment
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 - 3 weeks
29. Jul. 2013
Liked
Definitely the after-school activities.
Disliked
Now and then there was a language barrier between the teacher who spoke Spanish to me and us students. That was sometimes very difficult.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: It might be better to live with a host family so that you can continue speaking Spanish after class.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Sufficient to get the basics across.
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 [Spanisch] - 2 weeks
8. May. 2023
Liked
Friendly atmosphere, excellent teacher
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments: I learned a lot in one week.
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 1 week
19. Jun. 2018
Liked
Many students, including Guatemalans.
Disliked
no free potable water
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Morning classes are better if you can influence them
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: There were only two of us. It has its pros and cons.
Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 - 1 week
6. Nov. 2023
Liked
The teacher Antonio, he was brilliant
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments: The homestay was no homestay, just a room with half board. I only saw the host mother once a day, her children and her husband were not even introduced. So for me a financial loss, in a hostel I would have spoken just as much Spanish if not more and would have paid a lot less
Course: Spanish Program, Group 20 + Private 10 - 1 week
29. May. 2017
Liked
Individual, good scheduling.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
27. Feb. 2023
Liked
People are very friendly
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Go to the park in the city center to talk with locals.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments: Classes are held at times that are not always pleasant.
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
2. Mar. 2017
Liked
Good and easy contact
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
9. Mar. 2023
Liked
It was all very good
Disliked
The coffee
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Combo (20 Group + 10 Private) [Spanisch] - 2 weeks
14. Mar. 2022
Liked
Close to everything
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
29. Oct. 2018
Liked
Central. Friendly.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments: Very good teacher. Very good service!
Course: International Volunteer Program - 1 week
29. Jul. 2015

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6ta Avenida Norte #16 - 03001 Antigua Guatemala
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  1. Enforex
  2. La Unión Spanish School, close to Hotel Camino Real Antigua4.7

    Rating: 4.7/5.0

Questions and answers about Máximo Nivel

  • We could accommodate Katia in a house that has only a few participants, like 1 or 2 other roommates. We can't guarantee they won't speak English to her, but at least she'll be less exposed to English. Antigua is quite a small town so all the houses we have are within walking distance from our school, within 5 to 10 minutes.
    Valy, from Maximo Nivel - Oct 26, 2022
  • Unfortunately, it's not possible to have the dog at the school as this may inconvenience the other students (due to allergies, fears, etc). Antigua has many stray dogs and this also may cause issues with your dog.
    Valeria Trocel, Team Leader, Agents & Partners from Máximo Nivel - Mar 19, 2023
  • The placement test is taken on the first day of the course at the school. The local team will confirm their levels, and will let them know their class schedule based on availability of groups and teachers at the moment.
    Valeria, Administration from International Programs-MaximoNivel - Apr 12, 2023
  • Yes, the school also offers the option of a single room. Among others, in a host family or in a hostel. Please contact us for further information.
    Tanja, Area Manager German from Máximo Nivel, Antigua - May 02, 2023
  • Yes, Hostel, shared room (matrimonial style) is possible on request.
    Valeria, Administration from Máximo Nivel - Jul 05, 2023
  • Yes, the school is currently certified for several (German) federal states. Please contact Languagecourse.net to find out which federal states certificates are available and which course is required for booking.
    Tanja, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 05, 2023
  • All hostels will be within 5 to 15 minutes walking distance for our school.
    Valeria , Team Leader from Máximo Nivel, Antigua, Guatemala - Jul 24, 2023
  • We do not offer homestays with breakfast only. They include breakfast and dinner. If she chooses not to partake in the dinners, that is a matter of personal choice, but there would be no cost reduction as the accommodation supplement is a package price that includes both meals.
    Valeria Trocel, Team Leader, Agents & Partners from Máximo Nivel - Sep 01, 2023
  • Yes, we can totally book that for you like this!
    Valeria Trocel, Team Leader, Agents & Partners from Máximo Nivel - Sep 04, 2023
  • There are several pick-up spots from Lago Atitlán.

    A pick-up from Lake Atitlan can cost more than USD 100, as it is approximately 3 hours away. The complimentary airport pick-up costs way less. The difference has to be paid.

    If students are booking a tour, I would ask them if their tour operator offers them a transfer back to Guatemala City, and then we can pick them up from there.
    Valeria, Administration from Máximo Nivel, Antigua Guatemala - Oct 09, 2023
    • Some stalls sell local sim cards at the airport, so you can buy one there. However, if they are closed, you can also buy SIM cards in Antigua.
      Valeria Trocel, Team Leader, Agents & Partners from Máximo Nivel - Nov 06, 2023
    • We recommend you bring some cash on you, and exchange a little bit of it to the local currency at the airport.
      Valeria Trocel, Team Leader, Agents & Partners from Máximo Nivel - Nov 06, 2023
    • Yes. Please note: A free airport pick-up is included in the package of all programs whose total fees are USD 300 or more. The program fees include an airport pick-up and it cannot be switched for an airport drop-off.
      Valeria, Administration from Máximo Nivel, Antigua Guatemala - Nov 10, 2023

FAQ about Máximo Nivel, Antigua Guatemala

  • The total fee has to be paid for the course and accommodation 2 weeks before arrival. If you are not sure if you will be able to attend 12 weeks for example, you can start by registering for 4 weeks, pay in full before arrival for these 4 weeks, and then extend once you are there.
    Valeria , Admissions Officer from Máximo Nivel - Oct 20, 2023
  • Regarding the hotel accommodations, we work with several providers in each country. I can give you some sample names before the enrollment, but we will confirm the exact hotel name at the 4-week mark.
    Valeria Trocel, Team Leader, Agents & Partners from Máximo Nivel - Jan 09, 2024
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from La Aurora International Airport ( US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Máximo Nivel varies from 1 students (Junior Spanish Program - Private 10 (Age 12 - 17)) to 8 students (Spanish Program - Group 20)
  • 100% of teachers at Máximo Nivel hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Máximo Nivel comes from USA with a 40% representation, followed by students from England (15%) and Germany (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Máximo Nivel offers courses from 12 years (Junior Spanish Program - Private 10 (Age 12 - 17), 10 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.

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