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Address: Mesones #4, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 415 152 0349
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8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Established in 1959, we are proud to be the first Spanish Language...

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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Excellent Language School

I just completed 4 weeks in the immersion Spanish study at Academia Hispano Americana. This is definitely the best language program I have done. The day consisted of 3 hours of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I just completed 4 weeks in the immersion Spanish study at Academia Hispano Americana. This is definitely the best language program I have done. The day consisted of 3 hours of language instruction, 1 hour pronunciation instruction, 1 hour conversation practice, and a lecture on Mexican history and culture in easy Spanish. The lessons were thorough and excellent, Javier was... More 

Thank Linda_Wilmington_NC
Austin, Texas, USA
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Academia Hispano Americano is a great place to go study Spanish. There are several locales for studying Spanish and this academy seems to make arrangements for living with families, which makes it all the more worthwhile.

1 Thank Gloria L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I reviewed the immersion schools in San Miguel prior to going and so glad that I selected this one. I was a true beginner and by the end of 2 weeks I felt I had started a good foundation for learning. You are tested the first day and then put in the class that best fits your level. The terms... More 

Thank peach8054
Los Altos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Highly recommended way to learn Spanish. The school is housed in a re-purposed villa in the central part of San Miguel de Allende. The curricula is based on learning as a child might learn. Day trips to cities and monuments outside of San Miguel and Friday cooking classes are a highlight.The teachers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, interesting, interested and fun. I... More 

Thank Captpeter1
2 reviews
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 

Thank Tim D
Garland, Texas
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6 reviews
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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 

Thank Donald G
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
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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 

Thank PRCOX1963
Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
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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 

1 Thank RellRog
Kennett Square, PA
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66 reviews
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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 

2 Thank PA610
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86 reviews
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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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