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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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My friend loved it

I didn't attend here myself but a good friend of mine did while we were in Yelapa. She had very good things to say about it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't attend here myself but a good friend of mine did while we were in Yelapa. She had very good things to say about it.

Thank Mark B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took Spanish classes in Yelapa and had an amazing experience. In addition to teaching our classes, which were quite good, Jean arranged our stay with a local family and coordinated excursions. She did a great job teaching for different levels of Spanish proficiency and with children, ages 10 and 12. We recommend this school highly!

Thank carolann4444
1 review
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My experience at Yelapa English Spanish Institute (YESI) was as unique as its setting in the village of Yelapa. In November 2016, I spent 5 days in a Spanish I class with 3 classmates who also had previous class work and individual study. Jean (aka Juanita) has carefully assembled teaching materials that she uses during class and that are invaluable... More 

Thank Gwen F
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2 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I recently spent two weeks studying with Jean in Yelapa. Because she couldn't fit me in with her other classes I received one on one instruction, which turned into just 10 hours per week of classes. But if you're with a group it is 15 hours. I eventually came to enjoy the fact that classes started at a different time... More 

Thank Danno50
Jean H, Owner at Yelapa English Spanish Institute, responded to this review

Thanks Daniel for an interesting review. Some points to clarify regarding Daniel's two weeks in Yelapa. I offered the same group rate for 15 hrs, because a group was not available, as a private class for 10 hrs. This is an appreciable discount for private classes ($15/hr instead of $20(my rate compared to $27/hr in PV). Dan's first week there... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 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 

Thank Canuckpair
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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107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 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 

Thank gargoylelair
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 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 

Thank leeniest
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 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 

2 Thank Janice P
Seattle, Washington
1 review
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Reviewed 31 May 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 

3 Thank Robynb8
Hue, Vietnam
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 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

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