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Address: Mesones #4, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 415 152 0349
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Established in 1959, we are proud to be the first Spanish Language school...
Established in 1959, we are proud to be the first Spanish Language school in San Miguel de Allende to specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language.
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Coming back to study more Spanish in the future!

Run by a director who is passionate about the language and culture of Mexico with a top-notch staff. Classes are small and interactive, creative. The conversation and "problems... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Run by a director who is passionate about the language and culture of Mexico with a top-notch staff. Classes are small and interactive, creative. The conversation and "problems with grammar" classes are well worth it. They also offer cooking, and culture classes as well as weekend field trips including one to the Mesoamerican pyramids with Albert Coffee as guide that... More 

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife needed to polish her Spanish language skills, and, after research, chose this immersive institution. She says that the teachers are excellent, the staff is friendly, and the setting is authentically historic in the central district of SMA. The school even assisted with our travel and housing arrangements from the US, and arranges weekend field trips to interesting regional... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I attended classes here for several weeks each summer over the course of 4 years. I was a high school student and college student at the time (1970's and 1980's). I lived with a local family - I always tried to get the same family. The family and many local friends I made combined with the excellent teachers and classroom... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I chose to attend AHA for 4-hours a day initially and found we enjoyed it so much, we signed up for the intensive 7-hours a day. My only regret is that we were only able to attend for 2 weeks and didn't have more time (like a month) to spend there. We went in May when it... More 

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Kennett Square, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Once again I found Academia, as it's called here, a very good experience. There are many sincere teachers who care about their students. The school is in a beautiful building, and they offer very interesting one-day trips on Saturdays if there is enough interest. BUT, the best part is to stay with a Mexican family if you can. There you... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I'm sad that it took us this long to write a review of our comparison of these two schools. We spent two months in 2012 at Habla Hispana & three months in the summer of 2013 at AHA. Both schools have excellent teachers & facilities. They both teach in an immersion style, which seems to be the most beneficial. Our... More 

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Ottawa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have studied at a few schools in San Miguel de Allende. While this school has been here for a long time, it does not get the highest marks. Any students with questions or complaints were not taken seriously. The courses are interesting and varied and the teachers were of mixed levels of professionalism. The grounds and facilities are beautiful... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The experience I have had at Academia Hispano Americana has changed my life forever. I love the surroundings, pace, and intention of the school. Life is precious. Life in in the United States can be stressful. If people are going to enjoy it, they should come to San Miguel and learn Spanish. La Academia is a family run business with... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I spent three weeks and enjoyed every minute. i was level two, she level one. The classes stretched our ability and had homework every night. we came away with a lot more spanish than we came with. The Home stay was well worth the cost and helped in the use of the skills learned every day. The... More 

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The teachers are excellent, the classes and lessons are affordable and they fit you in if they can, they are great about trying to find something that works for you. My sister and I went to separate classes, she went to a beginning group class and I took private lessons since I wanted to learn specific things and I am... More 

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