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“Spanish with Juanita!”

Yelapa English Spanish Institute
Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Yelapa
Type: Other
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Cortez, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Spanish with Juanita!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

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

Visited February 2013
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Great lessons, patient teacher”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

In addtion to an exceptionally talented Spanish teacher, Juanita is an enthusiastic traveler and informal Mexican historian. Enjoy!

Visited January 2013
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Courtenay, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Great setting, great instructor for Spanish study on holiday!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Thanks to the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, I chose to take a two week vacation to Yelapa and to study with Jean/Juanita. As others have said, she is an excellent insructor, has lots of good information to offer, and keeps her students on their toes. Don't expect to a quickie course in Spanish for travelers - she is sincere about your learning pronunciation and grammar, and I give her kudos for that. Do expect to be flexible, as the teaching schedule varies from morning, to mid--day to late afternoon, depending on the number of classes required to meet demand of different levels. Although I was solo, I can also confirm that Juanita is a great teacher for children as well!

Visited January 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
“Learning Spanish in Yelapa”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

My daughter and I studied spanish for two weeks this summer with Juanita. It was a wonderful experience for both of us. Her classes were informal, challenging, and fun, and often there was an activity afterwards to continue practicing Spanish. Not only is Juanita an excellent Spanish teacher, she is also very knowledgeable in Mexican history, politics, literature, and culture, and knowledgeable about the wildlife around Yelapa. She shares all of this in her classes.

Juanita is also very helpful with any logistical issues during the trip: getting to and from Yelapa, finding a home stay, and visiting Puerto Vallarta.

Yelapa in the summer is a special and scenic village to visit. The forest is lush and spring green after the new rains with wildlife and hiking trails, the swimming and snorkeling are great, the people are very nice and the town is very safe.

Visited July 2012
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
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“Yelapa Spanish classes”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

In two weeks studying Spanish with Jean/Juanita, I progressed at an amazing rate as she is a great teacher and adjusts her small class to fit each student's needs. Her broad knowledge of the area, culture and people make studying with her a really satisfying and broadening experience.

Visited December 2011
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