Travel Spanish Immersion: Guanajuato

Don’t just learn, experience.

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Are you ready to take your Spanish to the next level?

Our Travel Spanish Immersion retreat will help you do just that. Everyone knows that when it comes to learning Spanish, nothing beats immersion.

If you’re a traveler who struggles communicating with the locals, ordering food, asking for directions, and understanding the culture, this program is for you.

Over the course of seven days you will practice and develop the skills to become a confident traveler, all with the teaching and guidance of a certified language instructor (May) and the help of the locals along the way.

This incredible experience will allow you to explore one of the most beautiful and charming cities in Latin America in a way most never will. Not only will you learn about the history of Guanajuato, you’ll taste the food on a local Mexican street food tour. You’ll visit the famous Mummy Museum as seen in our videos, and learn how the silver-rich town of Guanajuato turned into the birthplace of Mexico’s independence.

You’ll be part of a small group of six to ten Spanish students. Each day you’ll get situation-focused lessons, and apply what you’re learning during the trip. With May and Jim’s help, you’ll get realtime feedback and encouragement throughout the retreat.

Your Instructor

Jim Fricker II & May Larios García
Jim Fricker II & May Larios García

Jim and May are the founders of Spanish and Go, your resource for learning real-world travel Spanish.

May is a Mexican English and Spanish teacher who grew up in a small town in the state of Colima, Mexico. She has been teaching English and Spanish as a Foreign and Second Language since the age of 18. She graduated from the School of Foreign Languages in Colima in 2010. She has worked with students of all ages and hopes to be able to keep helping others learn around the world.

Jim is a gringo from Minnesota. In 2010 he decided he was no longer content with only being able to speak one language, so he set out to learn Spanish. As a result, he met his wife, May. As an added bonus, he never had to endure another Minnesota winter again.

Here's the scoop:

  • Who: Us (Jim & May) + 6-10 of you.
  • What: Travel Spanish Immersion: Guanajuato, a Spanish immersion retreat.
  • When: May 3rd-10th, 2019 (7 nights)
  • Where: Guanajuato City, Mexico
  • Why: To level-up your Spanish and experience Mexico like a local.

What's included:

  • Accommodation (7 nights)
  • Breakfast (5 days)
  • Lunch (5 days)
  • Dinner (2 nights)
  • Transportation to Guanajuato City from the León airport (BJX)
  • Transportation to the León airport (BJX) from Guanajuato City
  • Practical Spanish lessons throughout the week
  • All scheduled activities and entrance fees
Local guides

What's not included:

  • Flights to/from Mexico
  • Meals and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities/tips

Class Curriculum

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  Day 1: Arrival
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  Day 2: Ordering a Meal & Casual Sightseeing
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  Day 3: Food Tour & Self Introductions
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  Day 4: Small Talk: Weather & Mummy Museum
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  Day 5: Coffee Walk & Asking for Directions
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  Day 6: Shopping in Spanish and Visit to the Market
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  Day 7: Review & La Valenciana Mine Tour
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  Day 8: Departure
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Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Guanajuato retreat take place?
The retreat will take place May 3rd-10th, 2019.
Where will we stay?
We will be renting a house in Guanajuato big enough to comfortably accommodate everyone on the trip. You will be paired up with another member of the group or together if you have a plus one. Please contact us if you would like to request a special accommodation arrangement.
Are we able to bring someone with us?
Yes, you may bring someone with you, but any guest must also register for the retreat separately even if the guest chooses not to participate.
Will there be formal lessons each day?
Yes, we there will be lessons every day. Most days will have have a morning lesson, and some days have a lesson in the afternoon.
How long will the activities be each day?
There are 5-6 hours each day of planned activities such as lessons, tours, and other activities. There will always be some free time so you can explore the city on your own or rest if you prefer.
Where should I fly to in Mexico?
We recommend everyone fly to Leon Airport (BJX). We’ll pick you up there the day the arrival.
Would this immersion trip be suitable for a beginner?
We recommend at least going over Margarita Madrigal's book before the trip, but yeah. All levels will be able to benefit from this trip because our teaching method focuses on the spoken language ( very useful phrases and common expressions) instead of grammar.

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