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TANDEM CONVERSATION
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SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURAL EXCHANGE

A big part of the mission at Maximo Nivel is to create opportunities for intercultural exchange—for people to interact and learn from each other, both inside and outside the Maximo Nivel institutes. One of the major differences between Maximo Nivel and other study abroad organizations is that we offer multiple programs including Spanish Immersion, International Internships, Volunteer Abroad, TEFL Certification, and University Courses. Maximo Nivel is also a very busy English as a Second Language (ESL) learning center in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.

Our multi-program, multi-lingual institutes constantly have people from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and the rest of the world studying and working in our international programs. And we also have local students from Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru studying in our Native English Program. This creates a great melting pot and the Maximo Nivel institutes always have an upbeat, positive, international-meets-local vibe. The Tandem Conversation Program is a natural extension of the multiculturalism we are known for—you practice your Spanish and your tandem partner practices their English; or you can teach your partner German, French, Russian, or whatever native language you speak!

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What is Tandem Conversation Program

WHAT IS TANDEM?

THE BEST FREE LANGUAGE PROGRAM IN THE WORLD

The Tandem Conversation Program is a free cultural exchange for all program participants enrolled at Maximo Nivel. As an international Spanish learner, we team you up with a local English learner from our ESL program. Tandem is perfect for language students who want to meet new friends, develop their conversation skills, and increase their cultural understanding. This gives everyone at Maximo Nivel unequaled access to the most important resource for learning a language—native speakers! Conversations are open, informal, and natural, which takes the pressure off and allows you and your tandem partner to bond and help one another move forward in your language acquisition.

The beauty of the Tandem Conversation Program is it can be whatever you want it to be. It might be a friendly conversation over coffee or a beer, or vocabulary sharing while walking through the local markets. You and your tandem partner can catch a soccer game, go hiking, check out local museums, have lunch together—anything you can think of that helps you and your partner improve your language skills and better understand each other.

Your time commitment for the Tandem Conversation Program is completely flexible. You can meet with your tandem partner anytime—1 hour per week or 10 hours per week. You can also have multiple tandem partners to help you get even more practice with different accents and manners of speaking.

Sign Up for Tandem

1. Take the free Spanish placement exam to know your level.

2. Sign up in the Academic Office and get your copy of 100 Tandem Conversation Topics.

3. Meet your new tandem partner in 24 hours or less.

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BENEFITS OF TANDEM CONVERSATION

GETTING BEYOND “HOLA!”

The Tandem Conversation Program helps solve the classic “chicken and egg” problem in language acquisition—you want to improve your conversation skills, but to do that you have to improve your conversations. Within the friendly helpful environment of the Tandem Program your conversation skills definitely move to the next level!

The Benefits of Tandem
– Meet new friends
– Supplement your classroom instruction
– Speak even more Spanish!
– Learn more slang and idiomatic expressions
– Help your tandem partner learn English
– Improve your cross-cultural connections
– Serve as a cultural ambassador for your home country
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Benefits of a Tandem Conversation Program
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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!

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
  • Tandem Conversation Program
  • Academic credit available

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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Spanish Courses Abroad with Academic Credit

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