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OLEQueretaro, Mexico

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4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall school rating of OLE, Queretaro
Ranked #1 of 0 Spanish schools in Queretaro
School
Location of the school
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activities
3.1 

Rating: 3.1/5.0

Organisation
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Value for money
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

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

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(1)
Students 18-30 years
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

(7)
Students 31-49 years
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 50+ years
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

(14)
What we like about the school
  • Homestay accommodation very close to school
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
What we dislike about the school
  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 60% of students are from USA
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: The school is located in the heart of the historical downtown of Queretaro. Situated in the historical downtown district of the city, which has been declared a “Cultural Heritage of Mankind” by UNESCO , OLE has plenty of interesting attractions close by. It is a short walk from the River Querétaro and the Puente de los candados.

Getting around: The downtown quarter is very central within the city. Most of the attractions in Queretaro are in the centre including museums about the history and art of the region as well as some interesting temples. There are bus services from OLE that go to El Cerrito Archaeological Zone, for students wanting to immerse themselves in the archaeological history of the region. The local bus lines for this usually take around 60 minutes depending on the time of day. Bus is the preferred transportation option in the city, and there are many routes that reach the suburbs of Queretaro.

Programmes: The school teaches Spanish classes in a range of styles. For those wanting to learn the basics of the language, there are general classes with different levels of intensity to cover the students' different learning styles. There are executive classes for a high level of commitment, which consist of group classes and private lessons for fast learning. The DELE exam preparation course is designed for students who want to pass this official Spanish exam.

Accommodation: OLE has full board, breakfast only and self catering homestay options for students who want accommodation during their stay.
  • The language school OLE was founded in Queretaro, Mexico in 1996.
  • Legal name / parent company: Ole Centro Cultural SC
  • Tax registration ID: OCC 0510209K9
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Spanish Courses

General Language
Junior
Private
Exam Preparation

Information for all courses offered by OLE

Comments about courses

Volunteer program is free for students enrolled in a Spanish program.


All programs include one Olé Activiy per week: Mexican songs, Mexican movie, Mexican games, round-table discussions, “mexicanismos”, among others.

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
60.00 US$
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 48 US$ per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 19 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
05 Feb 2024, 18 Mar 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 May 2024, 16 Sep 2024, 18 Nov 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 01 Oct 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

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 before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by OLE, Queretaro 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

  • OLE - General School Video1/1
  • Courtyard
    Courtyard1/13
  • OLE school building
    OLE school building2/13
  • Versatile nature
    Versatile nature3/13
  • walking tour
    walking tour4/13
  • City tour
    City tour5/13
  • Absorbing sunshine
    Absorbing sunshine6/13
  • Dancing lessons
    Dancing lessons7/13
  • Relaxing in the courtyard
    Relaxing in the courtyard8/13
  • In conversation
    In conversation9/13
  • Class group and teacher
    Class group and teacher10/13
  • Small group
    Small group11/13
  • School entrance
    School entrance 12/13
  • Exploring
    Exploring13/13

OLE

“We are committed you learn Spanish as quickly and as fluently as possible. To enhance your learning experience, we recommend combining any of our Spanish programs with living in a Mexican home (Host families are carefully selected for your comfort and safety) and taking cultural activities such as cooking classes and field trips.”
– 
Dulce Wirz
Director of OLE
Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOSistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes (SACIC)Mexico SiPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Spanish teacher qualifications
50% hold a university degree
50% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at OLE and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
PayPal - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Table tennis

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 17
    Number of public PC workstations: 1
    Free parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Additional comment about facilities of school

Internet area BBQ area

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 60
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 25
Junior courses - In summer: 5
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 10
Minimum age of students
19 years
5 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 13
Adult courses Throughout the year: 13
Junior courses In summer: 13
Junior courses Throughout the year: 13
Average age of students
In summer: 28 years
Throughout the year: 33 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO).
More information about airports around Queretaro and how to get from the airport to Queretaro on your own here on our Queretaro page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 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
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
Cooking
Dancing
Golf
Horse riding
Mountainbiking
Music
Sailing
Skiing
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Free activity once a week include:
Mexican lottery
Games
Movies
Ping-pong tournament
Darts
Mexican songs
* Audio activities & more

Adults - Paid activities

Additional activities and cultural classes: from USD 25 to USD 38 per person
City tours: from USD 23 to USD 44 per person
Day Fieldtrips: from USD 77 to USD 174 per person
Weekend tours: from USD 284 to USD 491 per person

Junior - Free activities

Not published.

Junior - Paid activities

Not published.

Accommodation

Ratings of OLE compared to ratings of all schools in Mexico

 OLE QueretaroAverage of all other schools in Mexico
Overall school rating4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Organisation4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Quality of teaching4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Shared flat4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Student opinions about OLE, Queretaro

Liked
I was an absolute beginner. Everyone involved was very eager to create and organize the right thing for me. I was very happy to find a German website from Germany and to have a German contact.
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

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Thank you very much : )
Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
9. May. 2018
Liked
The staff and the teachers were very friendly and accomodating. They were also very concerned that everything was in order.
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)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
28. Nov. 2016
Liked
Friendly helpful teachers and administrative staff. The location is excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I can't think of any.
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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: 1. I performed the examination to assess the appropriate level prior to going to the school but for some reason this was never passed on to the teachers. Fortunately I had a printed copy with me so this was corrected reasonably quickly. 2. The school arranged a walking tour of the city centre but I felt could have offered more help and information regarding tours of the surrounding region, particularly the Sierra Gorda. Local tour companies would not take reservations for one person and it might have been helpful to know if other students would have been interested in taking this kind of tours.
Other comments Might have been helpful if I had known results of exam ahead of time and also what areas teachers planned to cover.
Course: Standard 20 [Spanish] - 2 weeks
18. Mar. 2019
Liked
The fact that I was easily able to arrange English lessons for a Mexican girl
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Ole is the best language school in Queretaro. They operate with a lot of integrity and respect between the supervisors, staff and instructors.
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

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments My good experience at Ole counteracted my previous negative experience at another language school in Queretaro.
Course: One-to-one 25 - 1 week
15. Jul. 2014
Liked
Teacher, classmate, place, environment, city tour
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments No tours or excursions were organized while I was there. That would have been desirable.
Course: Standard 15 [Spanisch] - 4 weeks
5. Nov. 2018
Liked
The program -- 3 different teachers over 5 hours
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

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Executive (15 group + 10 individual) - 1 week
18. Jun. 2018
Liked
People were helpful in settling me in.
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

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
2. Apr. 2019
Liked
The family feeling at the school
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Just visit Queretaro
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
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Group - 8 weeks
21. Jul. 2009
Liked
The cooking with the teachers
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

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 comments everybody was very friendly and helpful
Course: Standard - 2 weeks
19. Dec. 2005
Liked
The small size of the group!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Downtown, in front of a fountain there is the best cafe you will ever find!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: General Course
29. Sep. 2004
Liked
The teaching was excellent.
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

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I hope to return.
Course: Intensive Group - 1 week
6. Feb. 2012
Liked
The quality of the teaching
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)
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
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay Executive
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I enjoyed my time in school. I made progress. I recommand this school.
Course: Standard - 2 weeks
28. Feb. 2007

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Mariano Escobedo 32 - 76000 Queretaro
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Questions and answers about OLE

  • Unfortunately, our host families don't accept pets. As for the camper, you would have to leave it at a parking garage.
    Socorro Rivera, Marketing Coordinator from OLE - Jul 07, 2022
  • Yes, the host prepares meals from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays you will be able to use the kitchen and prepare your own meals.
    You will also be able to cook at any time if you book only breakfast or a self-catering option.
    Irina Zotova, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 11, 2022
  • Private lessons can be organized online but at the time of writing, group lessons online are not available.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 12, 2023
  • Snacks and lunch are not included in the price. Students will have to bring their own snacks.
    Socorro Rivera, Marketing Coordinator from OLE - Mar 12, 2023

FAQ about OLE, Queretaro

  • Yes, we can organize a homestay accommodation with a private bathroom. Just let us know what your preferred dates are and we will check the availability for you!
    Socorro Rivera, from OLE - Jul 26, 2022
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at OLE varies from 1 students (One-to-One Package) to 8 students (Children's Course)
  • 50% of teachers at OLE hold a university degree. 50% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at OLE comes from USA with a 60% representation, followed by students from Germany (20%) and Japan (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • OLE offers courses from 5 years (Children's Course, 25 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 28 during the summer and 33 for the rest of the year.

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