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Review of Escuela Falcon

Escuela Falcon
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Escuela de Idiomas Falcon (formerly Academia Falcon) has over 20 years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language in Guanajuato, Mexico. At Escuela Falcon we have the best, and most experienced Spanish teachers. Our staff is dedicated to the advancement of its students. The lessons are planned to allow our students to learn the Spanish language with instructors that specialize in a variety of fields, and will help you to become familiar with Mexican culture as well as the language. At Escuela Falcon you will have over 20 different, exciting classes to choose from! What's more is you have the flexibility to change your schedule of classes each week. You will have the experience of a lifetime as you study spanish right in the center of beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 19 April 2014

The teachers at Escuela Falcon are knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, and dedicated. It would be hard to find a more caring atmosphere than the one at this school. Every effort is made to be flexible and accommodate a student's needs and desires. Along with the classes, the school offers excursions in and around Guanajuato, which is a place unlike any other. The city is beautiful, and you just have to see it to believe it. The teachers and staff are full of terrific suggestions about the city and other places in Mexico.

1  Thank CandaceE7
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I just returned from 10 weeks studying at Escuela Falcon and highly recommend it. Guanajuato is a very safe, friendly and beautiful small city. The centre is pedestrian only, and the school is right in the middle of that, so you are 5 to 10 minutes on foot to everything. The staff are extremely accommodating and will try to build a schedule, times, teachers and courses, around you. Other reviewers have outlined the process, but I was able to revise my choices weekly and take a week off in the middle to travel. There were activities every day. My favourites were the gardens at San Gabriel a Barrera and the Tequilera Corralejo. Highly recommended.

2  Thank viejo1
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I spent three weeks in Guanajuato in January 2014 and took 3 to 4 classes daily at Escuela Falcon. I can enthusiastically recommend this school. With its friendly atmosphere, very convenient city center location, and most of all great teachers and a nice range of courses, Escuela Falcon is a gem. Before going there, I considered two or three other Spanish language schools in Guanajuato. Escuela Falcon offered the most flexible schedule and types of classes as well as a full range of home stay options. Most importantly, they were incredibly responsive and forthcoming. All my emails were answered by the next day! Unlike other smaller schools, with about 10 teachers and some 20-30 students, Escuela Falcon is big enough to easily accommodate students with all levels of Spanish and interests at a very reasonable price. They are also very flexible. For example, all of us would be asked to sign up on Wednesdays for the classes we wanted to take the following week. We could continue with the same teachers, select new teachers, and request different types of classes ranging from group classes (4 students max) focused on a specific topic or method of instruction, to private classes emphasizing conversation, grammar, history/culture etc. I was even able to have conversation classes on Saturday mornings as well. One of my favorite and most challenging classes was a week’s course teaching audial comprehension. Escuela Falcon also offers several programs outside classrooms that integrate students and teachers and enhanced our learning and our ability to get to know Guanajuato and surroundings: short walking tours of the city, trips to restaurants, daily afternoon meals cooked right in the school etc. etc. Escuela Falcon and Guanajuato are just charming; unforgettable three weeks.

1  Thank Marcin19872014
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I took a cooking class with Escuela Falcon while I was studying in the University of Guanajuato. We learned some salsa dancing, prepared delicious pozole verde, and got to know different students and staff! Everyone at Escuela Falcon is really friendly and inclusive - they often have get-togethers where all students (of all ages, backgrounds) get together for special occasions, like Independence Day and Día de Muertos, which are big holidays in Mexico. It is a cool space because there are Spanish language classes for visiting students but also English classes for people who actually live in the area. It's also located in a safe neighborhood nearby some favorite coffee shops and plazas of mine! Even though I only took one class at Escuela Falcon, I always felt welcome in that space when I returned to see friends there. Buenas vibras! (p.s. i'm unsure if there is wheelchair access/stairs/etc. just because i didn't click it doesn't mean it doesn't exist - i just can't remember!)

Thank Katie A
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Just spent 4 weeks in Guanajuato attending this school. It was a great experience. I learned so much. The staff were really helpful in helping make travel arrangements, find the perfect host family, and get my classes arranged. I definitely recommend the home stay to round out your school experience. Great teachers, great staff, great location.

Thank CindyF243
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