Escuela Falcon
Escuela Falcon
5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Escuela de Idiomas Falcon (formerly Academia Falcon) has over 20 years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language in Guanajuato, Mexico. At Escuela Falcon we have the best, and most experienced Spanish teachers. Our staff is dedicated to the advancement of its students. The lessons are planned to allow our students to learn the Spanish language with instructors that specialize in a variety of fields, and will help you to become familiar with Mexican culture as well as the language. At Escuela Falcon you will have over 20 different, exciting classes to choose from! What's more is you have the flexibility to change your schedule of classes each week. You will have the experience of a lifetime as you study spanish right in the center of beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico!
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Lynn Z
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Escuela Falcon is the best of all the language schools in Guanajuato that we have attended. Great and patient teachers, fantastic events/trips, wonderful, friendly administration who do a great job of juggling personal class requests and grouping students by level. Plus, they speak perfect english! The school has a broad curriculum and students can elect to focus on art, literature. history, cooking and many other electives in addition to grammar, conversation, etc. The cafe provides tasty dishes and a great opportunity to meet fellow students. We can’t recommend Escuela Falcon highly enough.
Written July 12, 2022
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Shani
Nashville, TN6 contributions
Jun 2022
We loved Escuela Falcon. They had great language teachers, and did such a beautiful job of creating community within the school. It's a beautiful facility, beautiful people, and a great experience. We will definitely return!! We did 2 different language schools in 2 cities. We liked both schools - we loved Escuela Falcon.
Written July 12, 2022
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Eli C
1 contribution
Apr 2022
This is an excellent language school. They really focus on every area of learning including reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking. I enjoyed most of the teachers and felt as though my Spanish grew every single week. When I was there, there were not as many other students there as it was the slow season. I very much enjoyed this, as the class sizes were smaller. This could change depending on the time of year. I was able to make some good friends, and I loved the city as well. I would definitely recommend this program.
Written July 12, 2022
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Dave James
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
This review is utterly different to most you see for this school on Trip Adviser. I am happy to say that is because my situation was different: a complete novice and a lot of time booked there to learn.
If you are in a similar situation (particularly with regards knowing NO Spanish) then I hope the following is useful:

No English is spoken in any classes.

No reading material is provided in English. If you don't have an internet connection to translate, you're stuffed.

There is no 'plan' for students. Even if you do complete their entrance exam, I didn't get the sense that the school considered it. Different teachers might teach you the same thing within a couple of days. That's not because you need to practice, it's because the teachers don't talk to each other.

You might get an entirely different set of teachers from one week to the next and they have no idea what you know or have been taught.

You will only notice this if you are there for a period of time. If you are there for a week or your Spanish is better than mine was, I guess the other reviews are more relevant. I am happy to say that some teachers are very good, and the office staff are very helpful. However, I really do not consider Falcon to be a school. It's a number of rooms that places a student in a room with a teacher and has no more responsibilities to the teaching than that.

After 6 weeks of this situation, the school acknowledged my criticisms enough to give me a refund. Please read into that what you will. I am writing this after a period of reflection in order to genuinely give some advice to anyone who is in the position I was. I am now at a different school in a different city and the experience is fundamentally different. Good schools for beginners are out there.
Written January 4, 2020
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ETC on the trail
Fort Collins, CO66 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I planned four weeks in Guanajuato expressly to improve my Spanish. I chose Guanajuato over San Miguel de allende specifically because of the lack of English spoken in the city vs the huge numbers of US and Canadian expats in SMDA.
My goal was to improve my Spanish. There were a few things about Falcon that were disappointing. First, they could’ve been more organized. Second, the teachers were hit or miss. I had some really good ones and some less than average ones. Third, all of the rooms are small empty rooms with horrible acoustics and bad echoes. I have very good hearing and I frequently had problems with auditory comprehension due to the poor acoustics of the rooms. The vast majority of the students at falcon are in their 60s and 70s and Many told me that with their older ears the acoustics made it very difficult for them. Fourth, it was interesting that at age 54, I was among the youngest students there. In the two weeks I was there I believe I only saw four people younger than me.
I was an advanced beginner/intermediate Spanish language student and Enjoyed many of my classes there. Others were a waste time and money. My wife, who was a rank beginner, switched from falcon to Adelita, because falcon didn’t seem to be able to accommodate rank beginners. My wife got extremely frustrated and was much happier once she switched to Adelita.
I only spent two weeks at the school. I spent the last two weeks on my own, talking to people and shops, in the park, and businesses, etc. and got far more out of that then in the school. That work for me, it might not work for you. All of the schools in town seem to be very flexible and accommodating. If you don’t like one, try another!
Written February 13, 2020
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Harry John McFadden
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We spent 3 months in Guanajuato taking private classes twice a week at Escuela Falcon, and highly recommend. Smart, talented and engaging teachers (special shout out to Beto, Celeste, Fernando and Ivonne) with a wide array of levels and courses, which you have the chance to switch up weekly depending on your learning goals. The administrative staff is equally excellent and do their best to accommodate your needs (thanks Tania, Joseph and Melina). They are also an excellent resource on all things Guanajuato. EF also offers different excursions/events each week to put your Spanish skills to use as well as learn more about the history and culture of the area. We enjoyed our time there and learned a lot!
Written March 1, 2020
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Siwsan
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Solo
Escuela Falcón was amazing! I attended for 8 weeks which gave me a foundation that really helped me feel more at home here in my new home. The pedagogy and ability of the teachers was outstanding. (I am a language teacher) The staff were always there for me; helping not just with the language, but also helping me find shops to buy specific things and understand the culture. They were definitely my first friends here.
Written July 12, 2022
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Flyer494168
1 contribution
Jun 2022
This was my best study abroad experience compared to 4 other schools. We enjoyed having 3 different teachers each morning, and being able to skip a day at any time without being charged. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and the school is a very positive place to be. There are students of all ages, but we are placed in small classes that are appropriate for everyone. And there's delicious cake every Friday!
Written July 12, 2022
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amyr555
Oakland, CA33 contributions
Sep 2022
I had only 5 days (and not consecutive) to study Spanish. I requested to learn phrases etc that would be appropriate in communicating with my bi lingual grandchildren. My wonderful teachers ran with the idea ,,, I learned phrases, and also read from children's books.
Couldn't have been more perfect.
Written October 18, 2022
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Joeben818
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
Mar 2023
I spent 4 weeks, 4 hours a day studying here. The staff and teachers are excellent. Very friendly and helpful. They will assist you in creating a curriculum that meets your needs. I learned an incredible amount of Spanish that would probably take me two semesters in college. Highly recommend.
Written May 13, 2023
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