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Address: Yelapa, Mexico
Phone Number: 011 52 322 2095220
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Great interactive teaching!

My husband and I have been wintering in Sayulita for the past four winters. We decided that this year, we needed to get a better handle on Soanish and aske Jean to work with us an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Janice P
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I have been wintering in Sayulita for the past four winters. We decided that this year, we needed to get a better handle on Soanish and aske Jean to work with us an another couple. My husband was very skeptical and had his mind set that he would drop out after the first day. Well, he managed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Hola! I had the amazing opportunity to study Spanish with Juanita, I have to say one week was not enough, I did come out knowing much more than before however and was sent away with an entire Spanish study book that she hand makes! Juanita's enthusiasm and passion for the Mexican culture mixed with her knowledge of the language, with... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Prior to meeting Juanita I had struggled to commit to learning Spanish. Attending her classes outside of her sweet palapa high on the hill (with gorgeous views of the bay) her love of Mexico, Spanish grammer and correct pronunciation was a multi-dimensional immersion in language and culture. Yes, she isn't Mexican, but my friend and I were lucky enough to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Juanita has a fantastic commitment to teaching Spanish. The material she has assembled is very well thought out. As I continued to progress I kept referring back to the material she gave me, some of my other teachers have commented on how well it is put together. She is very patient and detail oriented, a very good teacher.

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Chapala, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Juanita has a passion for Spanish and speaks and teaches it authentically, accompanied by a deep love and experience of the language and culture of Mexico. Yelapa is a beautiful place to settle in, unwind and focus on improving communication skills with the friendly locals. Juanita's profound understanding and easy to follow step by step program both inspires and supports... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Juanita has great enthusiasm for the language of spanish and the people and place of Yelapa, and it's contagious. She made our stay in Yelapa memorable and did her best to help our family learn more and communicate with the people around us. We were a family group with a wide age range and ability level and she was wonderful... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Spending time in Mexico is even better when you can speak to people! Five days with Juanita improved my Espanol greatly and the laid-back setting of Yelapa really made it a pleasure. No doubt in future I'll be coming back to further my education.

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Seabeck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I was fortunate to be an 'only student' for a couple of weeks with Juanita, learning the beginnings of Spanish, wandering the old villages and hills around Yelapa and San Sebastian - a wonderful mix of culture, adventure and language. By the time I left, starting from zero, I was beginning to formulate sentences to converse with my hostess at... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Juanita is a good Spanish teacher but I would have preferred to learn from a local after traveling all the way to Mexico. Her classes are expensive in comparison to alternatives I found in sayulita and the very flexible schedule can get difficult to keep track of. I was traveling solo and found she lacked motivation to teach one on... More 

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Jean H, Owner at Yelapa English Spanish Institute, responded to this review

In regard to not being a Mexican by birth, I advertise this on my webpage. I do have lots of experience in Mexico. I also have local teacher(s) available. I do not hesitate to teach one on one, and when a request is made can set up classes. at a private rate which is the same I paid to study... More 

Cortez, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Juanita is so fun to study with! She is (of course) completely fluent and can help you become fluent, too!

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