FAQs Casa Xelajú Spanish School
If you do not find answers to your questions, please e-mail them to info(@)cx.edu.gt or 612 281 5705
When can I make my reservation?
You can make your reservation 2 weeks before classes start. For our January and Summer months, we highly recommend making your reservation as early as possible as classes fill up quickly.
For the rest of the year, you can make your reservation a week before you start classes. You can also start classes any day of the week during the low season.
Airport Services –
What happen if I cannot find your representative at the airport?
Please visit the Tourism Office at the airport where they will allow you to make telephone calls. Raquel Cell 53078336 and WhatsApp. Please use the phone if your flight is delayed. This phone accepts text. You can also call or text 612 281 5705
When can I arrive in Quetzaltenango?
You can start living with your family on Sunday but the family will charge $10.00 for the room and food. Casa Xelaju can meet students at the airport 24/7. If you wish to be met at the airport, please write your flight information when you apply online.
How safe is the road from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango?
How safe is Quetzaltenango?
At Casa Xelajú we take extra precautions to ensure the safety of our students and extensively cover safety issues in our orientation, which we hold before students begin their classes. Our school doors are always locked and we have 24-hour video surveillance.
In our 32 years of operation in Quetzaltenango, we have never experienced any kind of issue in concern with the safety of anyone who is studying at our school.
I want to take Spanish classes without homestay. If you wish to study Spanish without homestay, is US$65.00. Tuition $185/$190.00 during the slow season & high season.
If you wish to stay with a family for volunteer work, a homestay is $65.00. If you wish to rent one of our apartments, please make reservations ahead of time.
What vaccinations do I need?
How should I dress in Quetzaltenango?
Bring whatever clothes you are most comfortable traveling in (shorts, t-shirts, pants, skirts, long sleeve shirts, a light jacket (water-resistant for the rain), sandals, walking shoes).
The mornings and evenings are chilly and warm in the afternoon. Layers are the best bet. November-January is drier but chillier but warms up in the day.
Will I have access to the internet?
Will I have access to an ATM?
Should I visit Antigua before going to Quetzaltenango?
If you decide to go from Guatemala City to Antigua (60 minutes), you then have two options for getting from there to Quetzaltenango. The first option is going back to Guatemala City and take a direct bus to Quetzaltenango. Doing this you will lose two hours.
The other way is to take a short cut to Chimaltenango and take a bus from there. This option is quicker but the buses coming from Guatemala City that stop in Chimaltenango are usually full and you may have to stand up for three hours.
What type of electricity does Guatemala use?
What type of food will there be in Quetzaltenango?
There are various restaurants in the city that offer varied menus typical of Guatemala, Spain, China, India, Mexican, Thai, Italy, France and Germany as well as vegetarian dishes.
What are the facilities?
The four-story building with large windows offers a majestic view of the city and mountains as well as a unique and attractive learning environment.
Each teacher has his/her own private classroom reducing the noise and distractions found in many language schools where classes are held in corridors and people are constantly walking by so both teacher and students are able to focus.
How big is the Spanish program?
What is the schedule for classes?
How is my Spanish level determined?
Where are the students from?
What is the average age of the students?
What happens if I do not like my teacher?
What happens if I do not like my family?
Once in while we receive complaints from students about specific problems. We try to resolve the problem but if we can not find a solution, we will assign a new family.
What happens if I get sick?
Have more questions, please e-mail us at info(at)cx.edu.gt