Official Description (Provided by language school)
Centro Internacional de Idiomas is a Spanish Language Immersion school located in La Ceiba, Honduras, Central America. Spanish is taught on a one on one student teacher ratio or up to three students per group, focusing in conversation practice, grammar, readings and the vocabulary according to the student level and needs. The program is based in 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day from Monday through Friday. There are morning and afternoon sessions from 7:30am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. All our teachers are certified and must pass an entrance exam in order to work in our school. They are university graduates and some of them are bilingual for those at the very beginning level. Students at all levels are accepted. Our teachers work on a daily plan depending of the student's level.
Students have the opportunity of living with a local Spanish speaking family while attending school. Each student will have a private room and bathroom and 3 meals per day are provided. Students are met at the airport or bus station by the owners of the school and taken directly to their host family. Students can arrive and stay with their family 2 days in advance to start their program in order to get to know the members of the family and get familiar with the town. They receive an orientation session upon arrival. Homestays are within walking distance from school. The homes are inspected by the school on a regular basis to ensure that they continue to meet the school's standards like meals based on nutritional facts, cooperation with the student, etc. A key of the house is given to the student so he/she can go in and out at their own convenience.
The school is situated in the center of the city, 4 blocks away from the ocean. The country is not crowded with other students learning Spanish. La Ceiba is a vibrant, lively town that beats to the rhythm of its Latin, Caribbean and Afro-Antillean culture. The country has a low cost of living, which makes it a perfect place from someone on a budget. The Bay Islands offer the second largest coral reefs in the world after Australia.
La Ceiba is well known as the gateway of Honduras. There is no discrimination and the people are generous and easy going. The region is mountainous and surrounded by tropical jungles. The beaches in Honduras rank among the best in the Caribbean Sea.
MAIN POINTS ABOUT CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE IDIOMAS:
- Full immersion Spanish language program
- US university credits available
- One on one student teacher ratio
- Small school (capacity 20 students)
- Personalized Service
- Free wireless internet access
- Homestay are within walking distance from school
- Meals included in the homestay program
- Safe town
- The country has a low cost of living
- Flexible administration and personalized service
- Cultural and extra curriculum activities