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Maximo Nivel’s Spanish programs provide an authentic immersion experience that takes you beyond the classroom—it is the most intensive and professional Spanish program available in Latin America! At Maximo Nivel, you can take your Spanish language skills to a whole new level, which pushes you beyond your comfort zone and forces you to apply your studies inside and outside of the classroom.

The quality and success of our Spanish immersion programs begins with our team of professional language instructors. Maximo Nivel employs only experienced native Spanish teachers to ensure students’ learning is authentic, efficient, and fun. Our teachers have excellent credentials in the field of language teaching and linguistics. The Spanish curriculum uses the communicative methodology and pushes every student at all levels to think and speak in Spanish.

There are a variety of programs tailored to your specific Spanish learning goals. Small group, private classes, as well as Spanish for specific purposes (SSP) including Medical Spanish and Spanish for Business are available every Monday. We also offer customized programs and personalized instruction. The focus of the Spanish program is always on your requirements and personal goals.

For students from Germany, Maximo Nivel is Bilidungsurlaub approved. Very few Spanish schools can claim this prestigious German government recognition.

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Antigua, Guatemala
The main building at Maximo Nivel-Guatemala is a peaceful home base in the heart of Antigua. It is a beautifully restored colonial building with 22 classrooms and a central garden and fountain for students to enjoy. The indoor/outdoor campus has lots of common areas, WiFi, computer lab, and snack bar.

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Cusco, Peru
The Maximo Nivel-Peru institute is a short walk from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas and the best cultural sites and nightlife. The school and campus sit right in the historical center just across the street from Q’oricancha—the Inca Temple of the Sun. The campus has 4 floors, 23 classrooms, lots of common areas, WiFi, computer lab, and snack bar.

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Maximo Nivel in Manuel Antonio is an open-air institute overlooking the clear, blue waters of the Pacific coast. Spanish students study amidst Costa Rica’s rainforest and white sand beaches. Escape to the beach right after class! The open-air campus has 15 classrooms, a beautiful terrace and lots of other common areas, WiFi, computer lab, and snack bar.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Maximo Nivel is located in San Pedro, the university district of San Jose. The neighborhood offers a great student vibe, lots of restaurants, gyms, and malls, as well as great nightlife. The campus is only 10-minutes from downtown! The institute has 15 classrooms, lots of indoor/outdoor common areas, WiFi, computer lab, and snack bar.

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Not ready to take it easy just yet? Outside of class, Maximo Nivel provides lots of opportunities for you to use your rapidly-improving Spanish. Join our volunteer abroad or international internship programs and put your Spanish to work out in the field. Partner-up with a local English learner in our Tandem Conversation Program. If you are looking to stay awhile and would like to pursue professional career opportunities abroad, take our TEFL Certification course and teach and travel your way around the world! You can also study from home, before you join us or after you leave, using our Online Spanish classes.

Great Ideas Outside of Class

– Visit the sanctuary-city of Machu Picchu (Peru)
– Visit the majestic Arenal Volcano (Costa Rica)
– Visit the hidden Mayan city of Tikal (Guatemala)
– Explore sandy beaches and soak up the sun (Costa Rica & Guatemala)
– Go whitewater rafting on class III, IV, and V rapids (Costa Rica & Peru)
– Fly over the forest on an amazing zipline (Costa Rica & Guatemala)
– Learn to surf the waves at surf school (Costa Rica, Guatemala, & Peru)
– Get Scuba certified and discover a new world beneath the sea (Costa Rica, Guatemala, & Peru)
…and much more with the Adventure & Culture programs

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Small Group Classes (2HRS/DAY)
 Atigua
Guatemala
Cusco
Peru
San Jose
Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica
1 Week$55$70$175$195
2 Weeks$110$140$350$390
3 Weeks$165$210$525$585
4 Weeks$195$270$615$690
Extra Week$45$65$150$170
Small Group Classes (4HRS/DAY)
 Atigua
Guatemala
Cusco
Peru
San Jose
Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica
1 Week$110$140$350$390
2 Weeks$220$280$700$780
3 Weeks$330$420$1,050$1,170
4 Weeks$390$540$1,230$1,380
Extra Week$90$130$300$340
Super Intensive (4HR Group + 2HR Private)
 Atigua
Guatemala
Cusco
Peru
San Jose
Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica
1 Week$180$265$615$690
2 Weeks$360$530$1,230$1,380
3 Weeks$540$795$1,845$2,070
4 Weeks$650$915$2,145$2,445
Extra Week$160$225$535$610
Private Classes (1-3 HRS)
 Atigua
Guatemala
Cusco
Peru
San Jose
Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica
1 Week$11/hour$14/hour$35/hour$39/hour
2 Weeks$11/hour$14/hour$35/hour$39/hour
3 Weeks$11/hour$14/hour$35/hour$39/hour
4 Weeks$9.75/hour$13.50/hour$30.75/hour$34.50/hour
Extra Week$9/hour$13/hour$30/hour$34/hour
Private Classes (4 HRS)
 Atigua
Guatemala
Cusco
Peru
San Jose
Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica
1 Week$180$265$615$690
2 Weeks$360$530$1,230$1,380
3 Weeks$540$795$1,845$2,070
4 Weeks$650$915$2,145$2,445
Extra Week$160$225$535$610

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Why I Maximo Nivel

I started of with 2 hours of private Spanish classes a day and then went up to 4 hours of group classes. We have so many opportunities to practice conversation additional to grammar, lecture or vocabulary. Our teacher is really engaged and does her best to teach us. I would definitely do it again!

Damaris K.
Group Spanish Classes

SMALL GROUP CLASSES

FROM 3 TO 8 PEOPLE

At Maximo Nivel, small group Spanish classes start every Monday, year round. Class schedules are available in the morning or in the afternoon. Group classes are offered at all levels, Basic through Advanced. Groups are formed based on your results on our free Spanish Placement Exam. We keep our group classes small, ranging in size from 3–8 people, though most groups average only 3–6 people. Small group classes provide a great balance between personalized attention, social interaction, and engagement.

Benefits of Small Group Classes
– Small group classes are designed to facilitate interaction among all learners in the group
– Groups help provide a “safety net” and take the pressure off—everyone’s in it together
– Other learners may ask questions that you have not thought of—bringing more clarity to each lesson
– There is a great social aspect in group classes—easy to make friends and find study partners

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PRIVATE CLASSES

MOST INTENSIVE AND FASTEST METHOD

At Maximo Nivel, private Spanish classes are the most intensive and fastest method for learning Spanish. Private classes start any day of the week, year-round. Your classes can be scheduled for 1-8 hours per day, either in the morning or afternoon. Private classes are available for all levels, Basic through Advanced. 1-on-1 programs are specially tailored to your specific needs and interests. After taking our free Spanish placement exam to determine your level, we discuss your learning goals and design your exact program. Private classes are great for people who have specific objectives, such as DELE Exam preparation, conversation only, more/less grammar, and so on.

Benefits of Private Classes
– Move through material at your own pace
– Focus on material that is especially relevant to YOU
– 100% personalized feedback and uninterrupted attention from your teacher
– Your personal learning style forms the basis for every lesson
– Private classes are very flexible in terms of organizing your time in-country
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Private Spanish Classes
Super Intensive Program

SUPER INTENSIVE PROGRAM

2 HOUR PRIVATE + 4 HOUR SMALL GROUP

Maximo Nivel’s Super Intensive Spanish program puts you in class 6 hours per day—4 hours in small group classes and 2 hours in private lessons. The super intensive program works best when coupled with a traditional family-stay in order to maximize your Spanish immersion experience. Super intensive study is recommended for people who want to learn very quickly or who want to break through a learning plateau. Super Intensive programs are also excellent for university students and business professionals who want maximum gains in the least amount of time. All levels, Basic through Advanced, are available in the super intensive format.

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SPANISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

MEDICAL SPANISH & SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

Spanish for Special Purposes (SSP) includes courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Business. SSP teachers are some of our most experienced instructors and they have additional experience in Business and Healthcare. Spanish for Special Purposes is intended for medical and nursing students, traveling healthcare professionals, and business people who need specialized Spanish language skills for their careers. SSP classes are best taught in a 2-hour per day format.

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Spanish For Special Purposes
Tandem Conversation Program

TANDEM CONVERSATION PROGRAM

Maximo Nivel’s Tandem Conversation program is a free, optional language and cultural exchange. As an international Spanish student you are matched up with a local student who is studying English at Maximo Nivel. Conversations are open, informal, and natural—taking the pressure off and allowing you and your tandem partner to bond and help one another move forward in your Spanish and English acquisition. This is a great way to meet new friends, develop your conversation skills, and increase your cultural understanding. The Tandem Program gives all participants unequaled access to the most important resource for learning a language—native speakers!

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WHY LEARN SPANISH WITH
MAXIMO NIVEL?

Maximo Nivel is very unique compared to any regular Spanish school. Our institutes include international travelers who are taking part in Spanish, Volunteer, Internship, TEFL, and University programs. As well, there are lots of local Costa Rican, Guatemalan, and Peruvian students who study in the Native English Program. This means there is always an awesome international-meets-local vibe—making Maximo Nivel come alive with language, culture, and adventure!

  • Spanish classes from only $55 per week
  • Choose from small group, private classes, or a combination of both
  • Professionally-certified, native Spanish-speaking teachers
  • Spanish programs available from 1-52 weeks
  • New Spanish courses begin every Monday
  • Friendly and open facilities
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Academic credit available
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Maximo Nivel’s Spanish Immersion programs provide an authentic immersion experience that takes you beyond the classroom—it is the most intensive and professional Spanish program available in Latin America. Schedule a call with a program advisor today!

Spanish Courses Abroad with Academic Credit

EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT

FOR SPANISH COURSES IN LATIN AMERICA

Maximo Nivel is one of the few Spanish schools in the world to offer academic credit for its programs. Most credit-bearing courses can be completed in 3-4 weeks. Our School of Record issues official transcripts and academic credit for your program. Get the credit you earn!

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