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Yelapa English Spanish Institute

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Address: Yelapa, Mexico
Phone Number: 011 52 322 2095220

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Amazing Amazing experience with excellent guide and teacher !!!

I have been in Mexico for about 3 months thinking I would stay for 1 month - :) I thought it was time to learn Spanish and I love it !!!! What a great teacher Jeannie (Juanita... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 16, 2015
Montreal, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

I spent a month in Mexico taking group lessons in the morning and enjoying the rest of the time relaxing and exploring Sayulita and Yelapa. Juanita was an excellent teacher and proved to have a wealth of knowledge about Mexican culture. She introduced us to her favourite restaurants in Sayulita and provided an awesome classroom at her house in the... More 

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

Thanks Donna. It was my/our pleasure to have you part of the group. With the toddler and two other women it was an incredible experience of learning and bonding. I hope to see you and Antonio for another class and if it works a tour to see a real fireworks (castillo) in the small towns. Look forward to it. More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have been in Mexico for about 3 months thinking I would stay for 1 month - :) I thought it was time to learn Spanish and I love it !!!! What a great teacher Jeannie (Juanita) was - amazing patience, sense of humour, knew all the tricks and short cuts in teaching us for 5 whole days. Sometimes tough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2015

In early January 2015 I flew to Mexico for two months with my one and a half year old son. My plan was to spend a month with him there learning and improving my Spanish and then to meet up with my partner for another month of family travel in Mexico. I had the whole of Mexico and Peru to... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Suzanne M
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 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.

Thank Randy S

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