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Course options at Academia Latinoamericana de Español

Several different courses may be combined, minimum 1 week per course required. Course starting dates: Every Monday all year round for all courses (except Academic Year, Semester and Quarter Abroad). The weekly rate includes 5 days of classes (from Monday to Friday), 7 days accommodation with your host family or at our own student residence, 2 meals per day (at the host family only), laundry service (at the host family only), placement test, orientation session and course certificate. Mail service, money exchange, safety deposit box, wireless access to internet, luggage storage, and use of sports facilities are also included. Accommodation starts on Sunday before you start classes and ends on Saturday after you finish classes.

Enrollment fee (applicable the first time you enroll for a course): $ 40

Intensive Course

20 hours of classes per week. All classes will be in groups of 5 students maximum at the same level of Spanish. The classes consist of highly structured grammar lessons, interactive activities, conversation and written exercises. Specific homework assignments are given daily and every student is evaluated and tested on a weekly basis.

The Prices per week are the followings:

Program Lodging Price
1 Host family $290
2 Student residence, single room $270
3 Student residence, shared room $235

Super Intensive Course

30 hours of classes per week: 4 hours in the morning with the group (5 students maximum at the same level of Spanish), and 2 hours in the afternoon on a one-to-one basis. The group classes consist of highly structured grammar lessons, interactive activities, conversation and written exercises. Specific homework assignments are given daily and every student is evaluated and tested on a weekly basis. In the one-to-one classes the student gets to focus on the topics in which he or she needs the most support, which will help him or her progress more quickly in a shorter time.

The Prices per week are the followings:

Program Lodging Price
1 Host family $400
2 Student residence, single room $395
3 Student residence, shared room $360

Semester and Quarter Abroad

Code Level Credits Week Hours
SPA 111-112 BEGINNING SPANISH I-II 4 4 80
SPA 212-222 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I-II 4 4 80
SPA 229 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 4 80
SPA 311-312 SPANISH GRAMMAR I-II 3 4 80
SPA 313-314 SPANISH GRAMMAR III-IV 4 4 80
SPA 315-316 ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE 4 4 80
SPA 335 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS & COMMERCE 4 4 80
SPA 344 REGIONAL LITERATURE OF HISPANIC AMERICA 4 4 80
SPA 352 HISPANIC-AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION 4 4 80
SPA 364 INDIGENOUS CULTURES 4 4 80
SPA 372 HISPANIC-AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1888 4 4 80
SPA 374 REGIONAL HISTORY OF HISPANIC AMERICA (Ecuador-Peru-Bolivia) 4 4 80
SPA 380 SPECIAL TOPICS 4 4 80

Individual Lessons

20 or 30 hours of classes per week: one-to-one classes allow the student to focus on the topics in which he or she needs the most support, which will help him or her progress more quickly in a shorter time. Specific homework assignments are given daily and the student is evaluated and tested on a weekly basis.

The Prices per week are the followings:

Hours Lodging Price
20 Host family $380
20 Student residence, single room $355
20 Student residence, shared room $320
30 Host family $500
30 Student residence, single room $480
30 Student residence, shared room $445

Immersion Guaranted

Any tour ideas offered to you are only suggestions... will really give you a good idea of what we can do. Then... you'll have a million questions and we can adjust anything! Remember, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia are unique and different... like nowhere else on earth! Anytime during the year, students will live on a half-board basis in a family or at the student residence, enjoying social and cultural life, visits and excursions. Total immersion is guaranteed in those beautiful and unexplored countries.

For further information please feel free to contact us at the following email address: sucre.latinoschools@gmail.com or reservassucre@hotmail.com

Whether you are interested in Spanish for academic or professional purposes, or simply whish to combine study with exploring Bolivia or volunteering, you will find a course to match your needs and interests. We offer all levels of Spanish Language Proficiency available for students, families, professionals, children and we run flexible morning and afternoon classes.

Magic Bolivia

First Week

As soon as you arrive your family will be waiting for you at the airport and you will live with them one week.
The very first day of your Spanish lessons you will take an examination in order to set you in a group after identifying the level of the language you have.
You will also see that during the week there are extracurricular activities such as free salsa lessons, cooking lessons and sports.

Second Week

The second week you will move to the student’s residence and will start volunteering in one of the many social projects we work with.
You will also visit Tarabuco, a beautiful town where native people sell handmade (weaved) textiles of two different ethnics in a market organized every Sunday. It is located 64 km away from Sucre.
You will also see the show of Origenes Bolivianos.

Third Week

The third week you will be able to visit a wonderful indigenous town, Potolo, known for its complex weaved textiles, which show figurative abstract forms and zoomorphic and geometric designs; and the Inca Trail.
You will also travel to the city of Potosi, where you will see silver mines, The Saltflats in Uyuni, Colored Lagoons (Red and Green), Geysers and the Incahuasi Island, with thousands of cactus.
After this incredible experience you will arrive to the city of La Paz, seat of the Government, where your program will end.

The program includes:
  • Homestay + 20 hrs. Group Lessons.
  • Extracurricular activities.
  • Accomodation: students residence.
  • Donation (volunteer work)
  • Trip to Tarabuco
  • Show at Origenes Bolivianos
  • our to Inca trail and Potolo
  • Tour Potosi – Uyuni – Colored Laggons
  • Bus Uyuni – La Paz

The program dosen't include:
  • Application Fee.
  • Pick up Sucre.
  • La Paz / Santa Cruz Package.

Bolivia Experience

First Week

As soon as you arrive your family will be waiting for you at the airport and you will live with them one week.
The very first day of your Spanish lessons you will take an examination in order to set you in a group after identifying the level of the language you have.
You will also see that during the week there are extracurricular activities such as free salsa lessons, cooking lessons and sports.

Second Week

You will move to the students’ residence, and stay there the whole week.
You’ll also start working as volunteer in a certain social project which will be assigned according to your interests and the level of the language.
You can work either in orphanages, kindergartens, day care centers, scholar support projects, mental hospital or institutions of disabled people.

Third Week

The 3rd Sunday you will visit an incredible town located at 64km from Sucre, a place which played an important role during the independence war, and now it has a beautiful native market.

You will travel to Potosi. It is from Potosí that most of the silver shipped through the Spanish Main came. According to official records, 45,000 tons of pure silver were mined from Cerro Rico from 1556 to 1783. Of this total, 9,000 tons went to the spanish monarchy. Indian laborers, forced by Francisco de Toledo, Count of Oropesa through the traditional Incan mita institution of contributed labor, came to die by the thousands, not simply from exposure and brutal labor, but by mercury poisoning: in the patio process the silver-ore, having been crushed to powder by hydraulic machinery, was cold-mixed with mercury and trodden to an amalgam by the native workers with their bare feet.
After visiting the mines, you will be taken to the Mint and will also walk around this beautiful and colonial city.

Trip to Uyuni. You’ll visit the salt flats, its original name is Thunupa Salt lake. 40.000 years ago the salt flat were a huge lake called Minchin. Nowadays it has 64.000 millions tons of salt and every year people extract at least 25.000 tons.

The Incahuasi Island is located in the middle of the salt lake. There you can find incredible cactus that are 10 meters high. The Red Lagoon, which has an area of 1 km2 it turns red due to the sediments of fito and zoo plankton. It houses 3 different species of flamingos. In Green Lagoon there is no life, it has magnesium, arsenic, copper and sulfur. On the road, you will get to see the Ollague Volcano, the only active volcano, it is located on the border line with Chile, and it has sulfur mines.
Trip to La Paz.

Fourth Week

Trip to Rurrenabaque, a town located where Beni river converges with the tropical Andes and the Amazonia plains.
It is one of the most biodiverse areas in the world and it is possible to come across wildlife and share local customs with rural and indigenous communities.
From Rurrenabaque there is an access to two important national protected areas: Madidi National Park and Pilon Lajas Biosphere Reserve.
You will travel to San Miguel del Bala by boat, and will spend the last week volunteering in this community. You will stay in with an indigenous family and help in all the daily activities.

Flavours of the Andes Program

A full day's fun is scheduled for this course that combines morning classes and lunch with your own tutor at local restaurants in the city of Sucre / Cusco / Quito tasting the local cuisine while you continue practicing your Spanish. This way you will be surrounded by the warmth and joy of a true Latin culture in a culinary celebration of art, history, music, and folklore. It is one of the most delicious and wonderful ways to experience a country in a most delightful way! The Andean region is a cornucopia of the international pantry and is impressive many times over: tomatoes, corn, potatoes, chocolate, exotic tropical fruits, corn and much more. Conversation and interaction soar around the table for everyone to share and enjoy, and will create fond memories of Andean cuisine. This is a true Spanish immersion.

The Prices per week are the followings:

Class Lodging Price
Group Host family $420
Group Student residence, single room $400
Group Student residence, shared room $365
Private Host family $510
Private Student residence, single room $485
Private Student residence, shared room $450

San Miguel del Bala Program

There is a project in a little village with the community on the banks of the Beni River, located in Madidi National Park, famous as one of the places on earth with the widest biodiversity.
The project is only reached by boat 60 minutes upstream from the main town. The community has 235 inhabitants. The town has a small community of 32 families. They are Tacana Indians who have historically lived along the shores of the Beni and Tuichi rivers.
They live in harmony with their environment and from various small ommercial ventures such as handicrafts, fishing and agriculture. Now they also live from visits to their eco-tourism lodge that they have built and run themselves withthe financial and technical help of local authorities and several NGOs and the United Nations Development Fund.

The Community needs people who:

  • Who would like to learn another culture, learn a simple way of living, respect traditions, respect all people, and love nature.
  • Who are capable of working in any daily activity .
  • People, who can be very flexible with nature, some months lots of rain, humid region, and mosquitoes, not complain for simple food and living conditions.
  • People who would like to learn traditional way of fishing, hunting, cooking, traditional medicine with native plants, learn how to play native instruments, etc.
Include:
  • Room and board included.
  • Tickets to La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz.

Activa Program

A full day's fun is scheduled for this course that combines morning classes with private afternoon activities to museums, cathedrals, fruit markets, etc in Sucre / Cusco / Quito. All transportation costs and entrance fees for you and your teacher guide are included in the cost.

The Prices per week are the followings:

Class Lodging Price
Group Host family $560
Group Student residence, single room $450
Group Student residence, shared room $415
Private Host family $645
Private Student residence, single room $535
Private Student residence, shared room $500

Academia Latinoamericana de Español

Sucre – Bolivia

Prices 2017 (US dollars)

Fees and services (Non commissionable)
Registration fee 50 Must be added to all programs
Volunteer fee 100 Per one volunteer proyect
Volunteer fee (without classes) 150 Only for students not taking classes in the same country before volunteering
Airport transfer 30 Optional pick up service per way5
La Paz packge transfer service 260 One way ticket LP-SCR, one night hotel, transfer in - out La Paz

Accommodation for non-students or volunteers (Non commissionable)

  Per day Description
Host family 25 with 2 meals per day, private room, laundry once a week
Student Residence - double room 15 Does Not include meals or laundry service
Student Residence - single room 20 Does Not include meals or laundry service
Any accommodation while volunteering or extra days at homestay or student residence are not commionable to any agency.

Extra days accommodation (Non commissionable)

  Per day Description
Host family 23 with 2 meals per day, private room, laundry once a week
Student Residence - double room 13 Does Not include meals or laundry service
Student Residence - single room 18 Does Not include meals or laundry service
Accomodation volunteer proyect out of the city 26 Include all meals

Spanish Program (classes + homestay)

  Per Week Extra week Description
Standard intensive course 351 351 20 group lessons/week (max 5 students) Special Price
Super intensive 489 489 30 lessons/week (20 group and 10 private)
One to one 20 445 445 20 private lessons/week
One to one 30 582 582 30 private lessons/week
Activa Program 648 648 20 group / five (5) private activities in the afternoon per week. Transportation and entrances are included for student and teacher guide
Activa program (only individual clases) 742 742 20 private / five (5) private activities in the afternoon per week. Transportation and entrances are included for student and teacher guide
Flavors of the andes with host family - g 571 571 20 group lessons/week, include five (5) lunches with teacher
Flavors of the andes with host family - i 665 665 20 individual lessons/week, include five (5) lunches with teacher
Flavors of the andes with student resid. Single - g 533 533 20 group lessons/week, include five (5) lunches with teacher
Flavors of the andes with student resid. Single - i 626 626 20 individual lessons/week, include five (5) lunches with teacher
Flavors of the andes with student resid. Doble - g 494 494 20 group lessons/week, include five (5) lunches with teacher
Flavors of the andes with student resid. Doble - i 588 588 20 individual lessons/week, include five (5) lunches with teacher

Classes Only

  Per Week Extra week Description
Intensive course 182 182 20 group lessons/week (max 5 students)
Activa program 479 479 20 group lessons/five (5) private activities in the afternoon per week. Transportation and entrances are included for student and teacher guide
Activa program (only individual clases) 572 572 20 private lessons / five (5) private activities in the afternoon per week. Transportation and entrances are included for student and teacher guide
One to one 20 275 275 20 private lessons/week

Special Courses (classes + homestay)- net price

  Per Week Extra week Description
Teen Program 2 weeks - Summer Program 682 N/A 20 group lessons/week, daily activities and weekend trip
Cost Program 1364
Teen Program 3 weeks - Summer Program 660 N/A 20 group lessons/week, daily activities and weekend trip
Cost Program 1980
Teen Program 4 weeks - Summer Program 638 638 20 group lessons/week, daily activities and weekend trip
Cost Program 2552
Salud Program 588 588 20 group lessons/week, daily activities and weekend trip

Special Courses - Bolivia (classes + homestay)- net price

  Cost Program Description
Bolivia experience 1765 4 weeks (20 group lessons, volunteer, 1 week family, 1 week Resid.Shared Room). Trips : Potosi, Uyuni, Rurrenabaque plus tket LP-Rurre-LP. Start date - First Sunday of every month.
Magic bolivia 1294 3 weeks (20 group lessons, volunteer, Host family). Trips : Potosi y Uyuni. Start date - First Sunday of every month.

Program (classes + homestay + volunteer + lodging) - net price

  Total cost Description
Classes / Volunteering 3+4 (volunteering in the city) 1194 3 weeks in host family and 60 group lessons
4 weeks in volunteer project and accomodation at student residence double room. Classes / Volunteering 4+4 (volunteering in the city) 1452 4 weeks in host family and 80 group lessons
4 weeks in volunteer project and accomodation at student residence double room. Volunteering Indigenous Community in the Jungle San Miguel / Bolivia 1150 4 weeks volunteer work in the Community. Room and board included. Includes tickets to La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz

National Holidays BOLIVIA : 1/1, 7/3, 8/3, 22/4, 1/5, 25/5, 11/6, 6/8, 2/10. All Schools will close for Christmas (19/12/2011 to 2/1/2012)

Price Policies for Agencies

  • 1) The prices valid for each year apply to all programs starting from January 1 to December 31.
  • 2) For any reservation made until October 31 the price corresponding to the current year applies, irrespective of the date on which the program starts.
  • 3) The enrolment fee is charged only once. In the event a student returns or extends their program, they are not charged the enrolment fee again.
  • 4) In the event a student makes a reservation for several of our schools, the enrolment fee is charged only at the school at which the program starts.
  • 5) Each volunteer is charged a volunteer fee, per project.
  • 6) In the price list, commissionable and non-commissionable programs are published.
  • 7) The agents’ commission is the same for all our schools.
  • 8) If a program includes the reservation of flight tickets or tours, there are no refunds for changes or cancellations once the information is sent to the agency.
  • 9) A penalty of USD 100 + fees + services applies for any cancellation of programs within 2 weeks of the start date.
  • 10) A penalty of USD 40 + fees + services applies for any cancellation of programs within 4 weeks of the start date.
  • 11) There are no refunds once a program has been initiated.