History of Guatemala
Besides to learn the best and clearest Spanish Language, in Guatemalensis Spanish School you can learn more about:
The Era of Spanish Rule
The 19th Century
The 20th Century
The "Ten Years of Spring"
The Second Half of the 20th Century
The history of the Mayan, the Mayan pre-Columbian era,
The discovery, conquest, colonial, and the modern periods of the history of Guatemala,
The multiculturalism, the multilingualism, and the current multi-ethnicity in Guatemala,
The ethnic, social, cultural, politic and bio diversity,
The Maya worldview and religión,
The syncretism of the Maya spirituality and Catholicism,
The cycles of time and the mayan calendars,
The true about the Oxlajuj 13B'ak'tun,
The meaning of the numbers according to the mayan knowledge,
The meaning of the mayan pyramids architecture,
Why and how the mayans disappeared,
The mayan prophecies,
The politics along Guatemala's history,
The armed conflict in the 80's; the peace accords,
The free trade agreement; the human behavior of the guatemalans,
The culture, the contemporary society,
The folklore, customs, traditions, beliefs, practices, literature, linguistics and folklore of the guatemalan society
The impact of the education and the migration to the "north" seeking the american dream on the indigenous cultures,
The current urbanism, planning and development,
The globalization, modernization and the interaction of the guatemalans with the rest of the world, in a globalized society etc.,
and of course all in Spanish Language and only in Guatemalensis Spanish School, because the ours is a professional school and program!
"GSS is a small, but professional language school. I studied here for four weeks and learned incredibly much about the Spanish language, the Guatemalan culture and the country.
Nora and Rolando, the heads of the school, take such good care of the students. Almost every afternoon there are school activities like going to surrounding villages, or we had a Guatemalan cooking class, a barbeque on the roof of the school, week-end trips to the ocean, or to Lago Atitlán, we climbed a volcano, etc. – so you will never feel lonely, you can practice your Spanish and see a lot of Guatemala. And of course, you can express your wishes and tell them if you would like to see or do something specific.
The great part about it all is that by going to GSS you are also doing something beneficial, because part of your tuition fee goes to the social Project of the school. Every Wednesday we went to one of the slum areas of Quetzaltenango and spent time with the kids who are being supported by GSS, doing homework with them and playing games outside – at least then, you have to practice talking in Spanish! :)
I can only recommend GSS and hope I will be able to come back one day again! Stefanie Speh, Germany
We are located at:
19 AVENIDA 2-14 ZONA 1,
QUETZALTENANGO, GUATEMALA, C. A.
Founded in 1990
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