Online classes are given through Skype, a modern program that allows us to have free video-phone calls with students. With your teacher you will be able to work on vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, listening and conversation. Together the two of you will outline the structure of your classes, giving you the advantage of having personalized coursework.
Since we understand that you may be interested in trying out our services before committing and signing up, we offer all interested students a free trial lesson. During the initial class you will get more familiar with our online classes and your teacher can evaluate your Spanish/K'iche level. To register for the free trial lesson, click here.
Have you had your trial lesson and are you ready for more classes? The next step towards your online Spanish or K'iche lessons is to register online. The minimum number of classes required for enrolment into the program is 5 hours, which is paid in advance via PayPal or credit card. We kindly ask you to fill out all fields of the online form.
After enrolling, your application will be reviewed and a teacher will be assigned to you. Each teacher has his/her own personal Skype account for online classes and your teacher will immediately add you to his/her contact list on Skype. Please note that you will have to accept the invitation from your assigned teacher on Skype in order to be able to have your class.
Your teacher will create a schedule based on the days you plan to study, according to your course, level and specific necessities and wishes. Next, he or she will create a workbook which you will use regularly during classes and for homework.
When you have completed your hours, we will send you an evaluation form so that you can provide us with feedback about your classes. We will also provide you with a letter certifying that you have completed the online Spanish/K'iche course.
We offer the possibility to have Spanish class whenever it suits you! Class timings are flexible, not limited to a pre-determined schedule of availability. Your teacher will be assigned to you by the general coordination. If a tutor cannot be present at a determined day or time, it is our responsibility to address the situation, and we will arrange for you to have class with another teacher. You will not need to adapt your schedule to our classes, we will adapt the classes to your schedule and availability!
Materials are provided through specific electronic documents sent through both email and chat. Prearranged course-specific reading material and homework is uniquely created for this program and is distributed to each student, allowing you to comprehensively evaluate and monitor your own progress.
A computer with an Internet connection.
A Skype account. You can download it for free at www.skype.com and you can create your username to be able to use Skype. When you have your own Skype account, let us know what your Skype name is or add us: celasmaya.
A headset with microphone and preferably also a webcam (if your computer has a built-in microphone and speakers you won't need a webcam). A webcam is preferable because it will help you better understand your teacher and to understand Spanish expressions. In addition, a webcam will create a more personal contact with your teacher.
Now you are ready to enroll!
Before coming to CELAS MAYA, I already completed two to three years of Spanish at a local community college, including one class in conversational Spanish. However, after learning all the grammar and vocabularies taught in the classroom, I still could not speak the language with any level of confidence. At that point, I decided to try online classes and see if it would be more effective.