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“You will learn spanish fast, professional and with fun!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Juan del Sur Spanish School - Day Classes

San Juan del Sur Spanish School - Day Classes
Near Pali | Main Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
(+505) 8888-6567
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“You will learn spanish fast, professional and with fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I stayed with that school way longer that I had planed.
The teachers are just professional, you get the sense, they totally love their job and really want you to learn spanish as good as possible.
It is not a school feeling, than rather like a friendship atmosphere.
They told me a lot of the nicaraguan culture, of their "way of life".
I stayed with a local family, all organized through the school and got to know the people, the food and the culture in a perfect, natural way.
The owner, Veronica is a great person. She organises lots of local community projects to help the people in the surrounding areas.
Due to her, these poor people now have electricity. Her next project is getting water for every family.
Thanks to the school, we had the chance to see how these people live and even got to help (with building a community church, having little parties for the kids, decorating the local elementary school etc.).

That school is just totally recommendable !
You get to learn a lot of spanish while having one to one classes and spending time with the locals to practise it.
The prices, by the way, are the lowest in town.

Just a great choice...!

Visited January 2013
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“A Fantastic Opportunity to Learn Spanish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

I travelled to Nicaragua with the Nicaragua Children Foundation in August. While I was there I quickly realized that learning Spanish was a must! I decided to go to San Juan del Sur Spanish school and I'm very glad I did. The teachers are very patient and are accommodating to any learning level. I eas very nervous about taking lessons because i did not know a word of Spanish but the teachers made learning Spanish a lot of fun! All the teachers were incredibly welcoming and this made the experience very enjoyable. The school also has several afternoon activities. They also can arrange an at home stay while you are in Nicaragua.
I think this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn some Spanish while they are in Nicaragua but its also a great place to advance your Spanish.

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“Integral Part of the San Juan del Sur Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Various members of our family has attended at Veronica's San Juan del Sur Spanish School on several occasions and we love it. the teachers are all very friendly and enthusiastic and custom design their one-on-one lessons to coincide with the students background ability, knowledge and areas of interest. The school offers a range of afternoon activities - from Nicaraguan cooking to trips to the beach. Spanish language learning is blended seamlessly into each activity.

Veronica and her teachers are passionate about children and community development. While she does not push these interests on her students she is more than willing to give students the ability to participate in a hands on way in giving a hand up to nearby communities. I have no hesitation recommending this school whether for a 3 hour introduction to basic Spanish or a month long intensive program or anything in-between.

Visited August 2012
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“This school is fantastic, and in a beautiful location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I was blown away by my visit to San Juan del Sur and Veronica Castro's Spanish School! The teachers are great! You can go there with no Spanish at all and be fluent in one month! The cost of this school includes room and board, 4 hours of lessons a day, and field trips. One week of school cost less than what you would pay for 1 night at a four star hotel! You will not regret your decision to learn Spanish at this school!! I am also impressed by the community service opportunities available... Some proceeds from the school help support Los Pipitos, a program for disabled children and adults!

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“An excellent school for people of all skill levels, located in the beautiful beachside town of San Juan del Sur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

The teachers at the San Juan del Sur Spanish School are extremely dedicated to providing the best possible learning experience. Whether you are on a short trip or an extended voyage, no matter your skill level, the SJDS Spanish School will have classes geared to meet your individual needs. The school also provides opportunities for afternoon activities (from dance and cooking lessons to trips to some of the most pristine beaches that Nicaragua has to offer). If you are interested in doing some volunteer work during your visit, the school works closely with the Nicaragua Children's Foundation, and can provide you with fun and fulfilling opportunities for charity work at local schools. I have been to the school several times and have never been disappointed! In addition to helping with Spanish, the teachers are always willing to answer any questions about Nicaragua and to make recommendations for further travel plans. The effort that is gone to to meet each student's needs is astounding and very much appreciated.

**PLEASE NOTE** The school is NOT located in Rivas. It is about half an hour away, in the town of San Juan del Sur, right beside the Pali grocery store on the main road as you are coming in to town.

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