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Yelapa English Spanish Institute

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Address: Yelapa, Mexico
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011 52 322 2095220

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Learning Spanish in Yelapa

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... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2012
Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 23 September 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,... More 

Thank geordie_zapalac
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 16 June 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.

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Republic, Washington
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

My husband and I returned to Yelapa after 7 years, to spend a week with Jean/Juanita refreshing/relearning some basic Spanish. We found her to be as we remembered; warm, supportive and able to shape our lessons to our particular needs. After the week in Yelapa, we (my husband and I, another student and Jean), took off on a road trip... More 

Thank Julian09
Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

My week with Juanita at Yelapa English Spanish Institute was definitely the best experience I have had with Spanish language classes, and I have had many. She zeroed in on the areas that I needed work on, and then set out to take me up to another level. I am so grateful! Also, she went out of her way to... More 

Thank Katie R
British Columbia
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

My family learned a bunch of Spanish with Juanita through YESI. Juanita was very accomodating as we have three children (12, 6 and 1) and two parents in our family. She came to our casa and offered lessons on the patio to make it easier with the baby. She created a special package of lessons for us to allow the... More 

Thank Barb C
Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

My kids (2 teenagers) and I both took Spanish lessons - 3 hours a day Monday to Friday for 2 weeks. Loved it. Jean is an excellent and knowledgeable teacher, who teaches with a heavy concentration on oral work! This gets you started really quickly. I am proud to say that by the end of the 2 weeks, I was... More 

Thank bfortravel
Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Juanita was very helpful with suggestions about places to stay and things to do while in the Yelapa area. She also adapted my lessons to suit my level, and we accomplished a lot in two weeks. She has extensive resources and a lot of knowledge and experience with second language instruction. She kindly took me under her wing, introduced me... More 

Thank dancinggirl54
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2011

trips, fish, hike, a bit cold water but ok to swimm, plan ahead

Thank Stan Z
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Don't hesitate to learn Spanish with Jean Hnyeka and the folks at YESI. Jean is incredibly flexible and a talented teacher. Whether a few hours on a short trip, or extended classes, Jean is not only a terrific teacher, she is a walking history book of Yelapa. Her blogs are also fun!

Thank Mamaloopa
Denver, CO
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

I took private class from Juanita for several days and it was fabulous. She is a great teacher, very patient and has a great depth of language knowledge. She was very good at explaining complex concepts as well as reviewing some weak spots that I had based on listening to me speak. Juanita was extremely helpful in getting me all... More 

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