The minimum duration for a language course is usually two weeks, but students benefit the most starting from the 3rd and 4th weeks of their language course, after they get used to the new environment. By this time, the early distractions are over and the student has "settled in". The average student takes about 12 weeks of language studies abroad.
The Intensive course is for students who want to maximize their language learning practice during their stay. The courses focus heavily on speaking and communication skills: the morning consists of 4 lessons in communication skills. These lessons provide the opportunity to learn the local culture and customs.
The classes stress the use of language in everyday situations. In 4 lessons each day, students will work on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Textbooks and a variety of other materials are used in instruction, including role-playing, newspapers, magazines and other materials. In class we talk about different topics. Topics include: fluency practice, media studies, film and theater, local culture, current events, politics, and research using the internet. Intermediate and advanced students also have the option of studying in the test-preparation and business classes.
20 hours classes
free Internet access
Listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and activities
Classes per week
20 lessons per week
(each lesson lasts 45 min)
Monday - Friday
You can choose from the following class times:
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Copán Ruinas.
7 years old and older
26 years old (23 in the summer)
A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.