La Unión Spanish School was created in 1996 by a few experienced Spanish teachers who taught Spanish to Peace Corps Volunteers. They decided to open a Spanish School to share the Spanish language and Guatemalan culture with tourists.
“MI CASA ES TU CASA” is the vision that La Union Spanish School has had now for more than 23 years.
La Unión is a Spanish school located in the heart of Antigua, Guatemala. It has accumulated many years of experience in teaching Spanish to students from all over the world.
The one-on-one classes with certified teachers benefit students whose specific needs and goals are always taken into account. In Centro Lingüístico La Unión, flexibility is our strength.
Extracurricular Activities : La Union also offers complementary activities for students to put their language classes into practice while learning about Guatemalan culture.
Those daily activities include salsa and merengue lessons, tours around local museums, farms, coffee plantations and markets, how to make tortillas as well as hiking the mountains and volcanoes surrounding Antigua.
For students wishing to quickly enhance their Spanish and learn more about Guatemalan culture, we recommend lodging with a Guatemalan family. The students receive lodging in a private room, including 3 meals daily Monday through Saturday (vegetarian and vegan meals can be arranged), with a hot shower, shared bathroom and purified water.
Families welcome their guests with pride, integrating them in their daily activities, sharing their culture, and making them feel a part of their household. This option allows the student to share with family members in their daily activities and enjoy the customs and traditions of Guatemala.
As an educational institution with high academic standards, La Unión Spanish School is registered as an official Guatemalan entity for its validity by INGUAT (The Guatemalan Tourist Comission), CAMTUR (Cámara de Turismo de Guatemala/Chamber of Tourism of Guatemala), by MINEDUC (Ministry of Education of Guatemala) and accredited by Universidad Rural de Guatemala (The Rural University of Guatemala).
It is affiliated with several universities in the United States, Canada and England, sustaining stable agreements to validate the credits that students receive for studying Spanish in our school. To obtain credits, we offer several options such as semester or intensive week programs, according to the university’s regulations.