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Hola Sayulita! Spanish Language Program at Costa Verde International School


Sayulita's #1 Spanish Language program. Enjoy Mexico to the fullest and communicate in Spanish now.  We have 2 goals: Make Spanish easy and fun.  The Hola Sayulita! Spanish Language Program focuses on developing real-life communication skills for you first, while breaking through to a new world of perspectives by learning about Mexican culture… while in paradise.  We offer flexible, individualized language acquisition sessions through small group classes, or private sessions customized for your Spanish level and learning style that gets you the best results.   We take pride in our craft and your success.  Bienvenidos a Mexico!

Programs:  Group beginners classes are offered every weekday at noon.  Private classes are arranged to a schedule that suits you and at a frequency of your choosing or suggested by us.  

Key benefits:

  • Student´s Spanish level is established prior to classes
  • Flexibility.  You choose the number of hours, the intensity
  • Schedule your private classes at a convenient time for you and we will come to you (add $5)
  • Community Volunteer Opportunities

Prices (US$): (Payment Required In Advance - No Exceptions)

  • Group Program: $10 per Hour; $12 drop in
  • Private Program $30 per 1.5 Hour; $50 for couple         
  • Materials and Registration fee: $35

Payment required in advanced and can be made in dollars, pesos (Google exchange rate), or by PayPal.

Students: Please reserve well in advance as our schedule books quickly.

  • Schedules are not guaranteed until payment is received.
  • Minimum 24 hour notice required for cancellation or refund.

A portion of your participation fees go toward the Colegio Costa Verde International School providing local children and families with a multicultural, bilingual, ecological, and private education for preschool through 6th grade.  Thank You for supporting a wonderful cause.

Reviews for Hola Sayulita! Spanish Language Program
4.95 out of 5 (based on 41 reviews)
Great Learning Experience!
Thank you for a wonderful learning experience. My friend and I loved every minute of our experience with Rene. He is a very kind and patient teacher that made learning fun and taught us so much about speaking Spanish and the Mexican culture. I highly recommend taking classes from Rene.
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Fun, challenging classes!
My husband and I took private lessons with Rene so that we would make a serious commitment to learning Spanish. My kids were learning at CVIS and we wanted to be able to 'keep up'. I really liked Rene's flow of classes - from the workbook to the flash card style sentences to the 'let's just do conversation today'. He was always open to teach what I thought I needed and what he could tell I needed more help with based on our conversations. I also liked that he would teach to what we might hear around town - some slang that wouldn't be obvious. Wonderful class, wonderful instructor!
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Awesome Spanish lessons, highly recommend?
Great, fun classes. Effective style of teaching and format to lessons which is really beneficial to me, the student. Definately recommend attending Rene's lesson!
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A great language learning experience on many levels
Hola Sayulita is a small operation run with care and dedication. Rene and Evelia were both fantastic. My instruction was with Evelia.The classes are mostly outdoors in the eco-minded "green" school of Colegio costa verda (a lovely setting). Evelia often seemed like she had studied linguistics because her insights into languages were quite profound (as she moved from French to Spanish to Latin to English with me when necessary). But she's an ecologist by training, with a vast knowledge of plants, medicines, and of course environmental issues. This was great in my case because I'm researching in this area for a new project. She could also discuss many other topics, as well as explain eternally confusing concepts for Anglophones such as the article lo and the fundamental differences between ser and estar. I've been studying Spanish for a few months once a week in the states, but Evelia gave me a new level in a week's time. Thank you Hola Sayulita!
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Renee_pedersen@comcast.net is a super person and teacher
We lived Rene. We are lower on the learning scale than novice but he was very kind and patient. He has a great sense of humor and we immensely enjoyed meeting him and having the lessons. It's a treat to have someone so personable and skilled as a teacher. We are grateful.
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Finally! Results!
I have lived on and off in Sayulita for 10 years and also have lived in Spain. After many years of false starts in learning Spanish I have finally found the class that helps me to coalesce the three most important components in learning a language: cultural immersion, grammar and articulation. Well deserved kudos to Rene and his associate Evelia, who is my personal teacher...Jack Lieberum, Sayulita.
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Quick Turnaround
I walked in on a Monday without notice and was set-up with classes that began that afternoon. Rene identified an instructor and contacted me via phone and email to inform me. No waiting around was great since I was only visiting for 6 days.
My instructor Juan was knowledgable, patient and friendly and I would definitely return to take classes.

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Back again!
I was so happy to continue my Spanish with Rene after having some lessons with him last summer. Once again Rene was able to accommodate coming to our condo and we continued right where we left off. The structure of the classes, which included review as well as lots of new material, was presented in a way which allowed for consistent progress and the development of new vocabulary throughout. Rene is so patient and always makes time to answer specific questions and add information which makes new concepts easier to understand and remember. Can't wait to continue next time we visit!
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Great and enjoyable learning experience!
Rene is a wonderful teacher who actively engages every student in the learning. I especially appreciated learning a wide range of verbs and have greater confidence now in practicing speaking Spanish during my days in Sayulita. Rene's sense of humor, warm welcome, and genuine interest in our learning also are great assets for this class. I recommend this as a very special part of spending time in Sayulita.
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I spent 6 weeks in Sayulita this year and decided to add to my extremely rudimentary knowledge of the Spanish language, so I enrolled in Hola Sayulita. The class was instructed by Rene', and he did a wonderful job of laying out the way we learned in a very logical manner. I had taken some classes on CD, but they never combined the hearing and seeing pieces and since many letters are pronounced differently in Spanish, I had not made the correlation.

Rene' started with basic words necessary to hold a conversation and drilled down in practice until they seemed natural Even though there was mixed levels and often a combination of people who had taken several classes mixed with newcomers, it was always a good exercise.

When my Spanish improved, Rene' had me take private lessons with Juan who encouraged me to hold real conversations with him talking about contemporary events. That mixed with Rene's group class was most helpful

Lastly, we were encouraged to not be shy about using our new skills and just go out and try to speak with the locals. we were assured most locals would help us, and they were absolutely correct. Learning the language enhanced our total stay in Sayulita. And next year when we return, I will take classes again to make sure my skills continue to improve
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4.95 out of 5 (based on 41 reviews)