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Spanish courses in Playa del Carmen

Dazzling white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water, exotic marine life, ancient Mayan cities, Mexican food and culture...

As many weeks as you want, starting at any point in the year, whatever your level.

Intensive Spanish

  • Timetable: Monday to Friday: 9.30–13.30 (including a 20-minute break)
  • 20 h/week (1h = 55')
  • +6 h/week on our social programme
  • Any number of weeks
  • Minimum age 16
  • Max 8 students per class (average 4-5)

10 levels

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Dates, prices and enrolment

Start dates

If you already know some Spanish, you can start your intensive course any Monday of the year (except holidays).

If you have no previous knowledge of Spanish, choose from the start dates for beginners.

Price of your course

  • Per week, up to 4 weeks: 230 US$
  • Per week, up to 12 weeks: 210 US$
  • Per week, up to 23 weeks: 195 US$
  • 3 day week starting April 10: 145 US$

Included l Registration and 6+ hours/week of Spanish immersion with our social programme (entrance fees and transport not included)

Also not included | Course book, approx. 40 US$

Combine your intensive course

Mexican cooking

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+3 h/week | Find out more

  • Duration: Any number of weeks
  • Schedule: Two afternoons per week (usually Wed & Thurs) 14.30 to 16.00
  • Supplement: $70 per week, all ingredients included

Learn to make the food we all know and love, the true Mexican way.

Latin dancing

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+3 h/week

  • Duration: Any number of weeks
  • Schedule: Three afternoons per week, usually Tues, Wed & Thurs
  • Supplement: $70 per week

Put on your dancing shoes and learn from some of the best Latin dance teachers around.

Discover Mexico

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+3 h/week | Find out more

  • Duration: Any number of weeks
  • Schedule: Three afternoon per week (usually Tues, Wed & Thurs)
  • Supplement: $70 per week

Get a deeper understanding of Mexico – its history, ethnic diversity, arts, culture and customs. Class activities are designed primarily to help students develop their communicative skills.

Scuba diving

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+3 afternoons | Find out more

Working with a specialist diving school, we offer two courses:

  • A. Diving for Beginners: a 3-day course leading to the PADI Open Water certificate for dives of up to 18 metres.
  • B. Advanced Diving Course: a 3-day course that leads to the PADI certificate for dives of up to 30 metres.

Playa del Carmen is famous for its scuba diving. Don’t miss out on swimming with some of the most amazing marine life on the planet.

  • Duration: 3 days over any number of weeks
  • Supplement Beginners: $645
  • Supplement Advanced: $530

Price includes scuba equipment and diving manual.

Business Spanish

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+2 h/day | Find out more

Get the appropriate vocabulary and useful tips on the Mexican way of doing business.

  • Supplement: for one-to-one business classes, 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $300/wk
  • Supplement: for two students with the same level who want to study together, 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $175/wk/person

Students can take an optional BULATS test

Medical Spanish

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+2 h/day | Find out more

  • Supplement: for one-to-one medical Spanish, 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $300/wk
  • Supplement: for two students with the same level who want to study together, 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $175/wk/person

The course will help develop your Spanish skills, specifically for the medical line of work (doctors, nurses, care-workers etc.)

Note Optional visits to a healthcare centre and contact with Spanish speaking doctors or nurses.

DELE exam preparation

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+2 h/day | Find out more

Get all the practice you need to take the highly prestigious and internationally recognised DELE exam, organised by the Instituto Cervantes.

  • Supplement: for one-to-one classes, 2 hours/day (10 hrs/wk): $300/wk
  • Supplement: for two students with the same level who want to study together, 2 hours/day (10 hrs/wk): $175/wk/person

NOTE You can take a DELE preparation course at any time of the year but the DELE exams themselves are only available on certain dates. Please contact us for more details.

IH Riviera Maya is a DELE exam centre, which means that you can take the exam in our school.

Accommodation in Playa

IHRM Student residence

Pick what suits your needs (and pocket) from four different types of accommodation:

Apartment

Hotel

Mexican host family

Student residence

See also

Online Spanish courses

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Before you come to Playa, or after you go home, an online Spanish course can give your level a huge boost.

Other courses in Playa

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We also have English courses, including Cambridge exam preparation, and courses for both English and Spanish teachers | See full course list

Elsewhere in Mexico

Spanish courses in Mexico

You can also take a Spanish course with International House in other cities in Mexico: Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Queretaro and Mexico DF

The VIVA Group

Spanish courses with the VIVA Group

We provide Spanish courses in Spain (Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Tarragona) and Latin America (Colombia and Mexico).

Accreditation for our courses

Accreditation for our courses