Spanish School ATABAL
Now it is in Guatemala.   カウンター th visitor from 13 May 1998 
Spanish school at the acient city Antigua Guattemala
( Q&A/Link )
Information about Guatemala is, of course, there are sites with information which is helpful to read through before a visit to Central and South America.
In addition, we have received questions here at any time.
Questions about preparation, application procedures, tuition and stay, please click here!
 
 
Preparation & Time
Accompanying & Stay
Lesson & Formalities
Count & Rate of Students
Events (Semana Santa)
Peace, Medical Treatment
Others
Newest & New Messages
 
Study preparation (such as flights, visas)
to the Top
Application time
Q
Once I signed up for a good time around?
2002/Aug/27 [kuniko], 2002/May/22 [Kumiko], 2002/Jan/20 [Violeta], 2000/Nov/16 [sayaka]
A
While nothing prevents you from arriving in Antigua who signed up, if you can apply for in advance, we would like to adjust along other time. Helps to subscribe before serving for about two weeks if possible. Please send your wishes to fill If you have decided to plan.
Q
Is it safe to steep in the application?
2001/Jan/30 [yottake]
A
All right. However, helpful and subscribe before serving for about two weeks if possible. Please send your wishes to fill.
Q
You can arrange flights or even if the name has not been decided?
[Ρ Hide] 2000/Nov/13
A
Registration is accepted after they've arrived in Antigua. However, if you are busy, you may not be able to guide you to (time) course of your choice.
Q
If you would like to sign-up process of transfer from the airport? Decided that flight?
2001/Mar/30 [AZUSA]
A
Since the flight is fine Let us know at a later date, the application can be safely received by previously determined flight.
Q
Can I apply for Christmas time?
2001/Dec/02 [yuji sanoya]
A
You can arrange. Since the New Year holidays will be closed, please apply on who confirms the schedule, however. School Holidays are a guide.
Q
What is it crowded school what month?
[Yumi Kubota] 2002/Mar/06
A
Crowded condition will vary depending on the year, the timing of the annual Semana Santa travelers increases, you may also crowded school at the same time.
Pocket
Q
It has been a good guide and money to bring cash or TC of the U.S. dollar, re-issue of T / C Is it possible to over there?
2000/Dec/07 [ori]
A
Distributor of T / C is not, the procedure of re-issued if you contact in Japan, it is possible. Please keep check the contents before you leave Japan because some procedures have different point by issuing company.
Q
Living expenses is how much do I need?
2002/Jan/20 [Violeta]
A
Living expenses is mixed by the people, about 500 to 600 U.S. dollars will be one month, including the die homestay tuition.
Changing the contents of application
Q
I'd like to correct a mistake because the flight.
2002/Mar/14 [Violeta]
A
If there is any change, correction, the contents of the application form, please e-mail sent by FAX or its contents. If you will reply can be confirmed.
Certificate enrollment, student registration certificate, certificate of completion
Q
Issuance of a certificate of authorization for a leave of absence is available?
[Miya] 2002/Jul/31, 2001/Feb/09 [Natsu]
A
Issuance of the certificate of admission is possible. However, the mailing of the documents takes time, so, you will need to request well in advance. Time does not take care If we have not e-mail or in writing of Fax.
Q
Could you to stay longer than the actual plan to include in the certificate?
[Miya] 2002/Jul/31
A
That the applicant plans to stay longer than described in the Letter of Acceptance is not possible. However, shortening and extension of the duration of stay is also possible after enrollment.
Tuition fees, enrollment fee, materials
Q
Enrollment fee and materials fee in addition to tuition fees do I need?
2003/Jun/18 [Kenji Ohshima]
A
Tuition only. Expenses, such as teaching materials and does not require any entrance fee. When a voucher, please provide a notebook and pen and a dictionary (dictionary may also be found in the school, brought out to the outside because it is prohibited, better to have something of your own is better). Although the material provided here, if you want to study in the accommodation, you will be whether to copy the necessary parts, purchased at the bookstore.
Dictionaries, books, teaching materials
Q
Seiwa materials Dictionary, Dictionary west sum, such as text What is better to take them from Japan? Are you ready Why some in school?
[Tetsuo Mitamura] 2003/Jun/23, 2000/Oct/30 [nori]
A
If you travel to learn more than a simple conversation, a dictionary is required. In class, but be prepared Kashidase in our dictionary, you can bring back to your accommodation is not possible. Luggage, but will, loss will not self-study, to travel to Spanish-speaking countries is not only for review have been to walk. The text will be prepared at our school. There is also a reference book was written in Japanese. When the copy can be borrowed if necessary.
Q
Do you have a set of postage is cheap in Guatemala?
[Tetsuo Mitamura] 2003/Jun/23
A
Cheap postal rates for printed matter in Guatemala does not hear. Since there is no guarantee mail arrives 100%, so mailing is not recommended.
Q
Lonely Planet is available for purchase?
Mitamura Tetsuo 2003/Jun/23 [
A
Lonely Planet is sold in bookstores. Japanese books are not available for purchase, if a student in the school to copy, such as "How to walk the earth" has been lending.
Preparation of other personal belongings
Q
Outdoor equipment is available for purchase?
[Tetsuo Mitamura] 2003/Jun/23
A
In Guatemala City can be purchased. Japan does not compare to the quality and diversity, however. Please prepare in Japan if you want to find the one you like best.
Ticket purchase travel route
Q
I want to stay a year, the ticket or do I arrange it?
2002/Jan/20 [Violeta]
A
If the stay of less than 1 year, most of the travelers are to purchase round-trip ticket valid for one year. When you change the scheduled return date in the middle of change is so that it can change if you pay a fee of around $ 50 (the root can not be changed). However, you need to make sure at the time of purchase depending on the type of ticket because some can not be changed. It is a good idea because some contact does not mean anyone here familiar with the direction of travel agencies, to meet in person more. Care must be taken when entering by air, be-cause it is on the convention requires a airline ticket for departure even scheduled to depart overland from Guatemala.
Q
The other is there to go to Peru, is there a better way?
[Takahashi, Wakako] 2002/Dec/22
A
Direct flights from Guatemala to Peru do not have. (Transfer is available on the same day) will go through the Panama and Miami, or Costa Rica. About one flight a day is like flying. With the student discount rate is $ 350 one way is about +20% (TAX). In Guatemala, 20 percent tax because it takes airfare, you might also want to cheap tickets from Japan through. The travel agencies of Japan, so many people know very little about the circumstances ticket of Central and South America, you may want to look for (company) people I asked (many companies) many people ask the same question, you are firmly of answering.
Q
Cheap, safe recommended route is available?
2002/Oct/19 [tomoko], 2001/Feb/03 [Soneda]
A
By air will be going through a major U.S. airport in most cases. The main stopover in Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta. Stopover varies depending on the airline. Better price is so cheap other than through the Los Angeles airport, you will need to outward or the return trip one night. Please choose a route and will also take into account the number of nights room charge. There is also a route through this other Mexico City. You might also need here is cheaper to move to Guatemala and bus from Mexico City.
Q
Tickets to the return of more than one year if you stay Do you like? What price is also much?
2002/Mar/09 [Violeta]
A
If you want to stay more than one year return ticket, so, no travel ticket one-way from Japan, a ticket for returning to aviation convention at the time of departure from Japan (you will want to purchase arrangements in the USA and Mexico or Guatemala, If you want to purchase a ticket may also be requested from the company to leave Guatemala. a one-way ticket when you arrange your tickets, please check carefully on this point). Round-trip ticket is higher in the period of stay within one year, it seems in many cases traveled round-trip flights with a short lifetime, they abandoned the minute return. To purchase a ticket for the return journey to Japan in Guatemala is possible, but not recommended because it takes on the Pacific Ocean line and 20% tax is not generally the best deals. Although the ticket to America and purchase arrangements in Mexico or Guatemala, Japan will most likely be up through an online booking from Mexico and the United States, to purchase after entry. For up to one-way ticket is about America (including tax) US $ 400 ~ 500 from Guatemala. Will be a long and contain up to 8 to 90,000 yen in Japan.
Q
Time to Guatemala How much is from Japan?
[Sasaki] 2001/Mar/26
A
Will vary over the earth, by the number of times over, if you are over the Los Angeles, about 10 hours the time required to Los Angeles, Guatemala is the time it takes about four hours from Los Angeles from Japan. Transit time will range from a few hours a day further use by the airline. If you need to become a long transit time is night.
Q
The case of land, number of days required to Los Angeles to Mexico City to Guatemala City Sun What is what? Are there any flights of the bus also how much?
2001/Feb/03 [Soneda]
A
About 48 hours Los Angeles to Mexico City, Mexico City to Guatemala City is about 26 hours. There are two to three flights per day. There seem to be also direct flights Los Angeles to Guatemala City, the movement of three nights and four days is good road facilities, there is also the most recent vehicle bus, Do not recommended quite hard physically. It is recommended that if the land is moved to the middle while sightseeing in several places.
Immigration visa (extension-update)
Q
Update and extension of visa can I?
2002/Sep/10 [Shizu], 2002/Feb/24 [t.t]
A
You can get a residence permit for 90 days at the time of entry. Apply for an extension of 90 days is available at the Immigration Bureau in Guatemala City only once during the stay also. However, for length of stay so that the immigration officials to determine, if there is a stamp of when the entry is in 90 days or less. Tells you more if you plan to have them described as long-term stay for 90 days to immigration officials when a good idea.
Q
Can I enter even without a ticket for the departure?
2001/Aug/13 [and people]
A
If you are entering by air to Guatemala, you may be requested from the airline ticket departure from Guatemala. If you enter by land, the problem does not have said so. If you are asked (but fee will apply) Once you have purchased a ticket for a normal departure fee refund is possible at a later date.
Q
What better to obtain a student visa?
[Kenji source] 2001/Mar/07
A
There is no student visa. If you want to stay more than three months but have been guided to apply for a visa one o'clock, the applicant is required, such as Letter of Guarantee by the Guarantor certificates and crime-free, on the take and commission lawyer, or find a guarantor will take longer to find a lawyer. If you want to stay longer, stay on a tourist visa when one was usually around the year, come back to one o'clock departure to neighboring countries is usually every three months. Can be moved if half a day even if you go to any country in Central America is so close to the border.
Q
How can I take the presentation of the ticket of leave at the time of entry?
[Kenji source] 2001/Mar/07
A
You may also be requested from the airline ticket to leave Guatemala at the time of departure from Japan on the terms. If you choose to purchase one-way ticket when you arrange your tickets, please check well in this regard. If you are prompted for a ticket for the departure at the airport counter, (but fee will apply) Once you have purchase price refund normal at a later date is possible.
Airport transfers, accommodation (homestay, hotel, apartment)
to the Top
Airport
Q
If you want to use in the price of two people?
[Junko Seno] 2003/Oct/24, 2002/Mar/14 [Violeta], 2002/Mar/13 [aki], [Miwa Shimada] 2001/Feb/10
A
Airport transfers, so $ 25 per capita, in the case of two people will be $ 50 total. is currently $ 40 per 1
※ 2012.
Q
Airport transfers, so $ 25 per capita, in the case of two people will be $ 50 total.
2001/Aug/09 [andy], 2001/May/09 [Kayoko], [Miwa Shimada] 2001/Feb/10, 2001/Jan/204 [Karino]
A
Transfer has been carried out for 24 hours regardless of day of the week. Most of the flight to arrive in Guatemala through the United States from Japan, will arrive early in the morning or late at night, as is starting. Please select the flight of time, such as transportation is available without having to worry about.
Q
I return home early morning departure, taxi Do you have time running from?
[Miwa Shimada] 2001/Feb/10
A
Taxi that is open 24 hours a day. In addition, our transfer service, also available, such as shuttle bus further.
Q
Do you want to in the airport transfers service to and from where from?
2001/Jan/31 [Karino]
A
Airport transfer service refers to the International Airport to Antigua from Guatemala City of Aurora. Day of the week, we carried out regardless of the time.
Q
After arrival at the airport, accommodation up to the root of what will look like?
2001/Jul/16 [Winwin]
A
Will be the order of / ATABAL / airport hotel (or homestays). Will guide arrival to your accommodation from the let me (about 5 minutes) a brief description of the early morning or late at night, even if at our school.
Introduction to Destination
Q
Know in advance information about the homestay can I?
[Nishida] 2003/Sep/18
A
Stay home destination will introduce a few deals that spare room when Raikou, because they got to choose their own students, to guide you through the information in advance is not possible. Most families do not know because that accept students from outside the school, family structure, including the students who are staying there is no addition to the family when I was in at that time also. (Where there are no pets, where there are children) pre-conditions, requests for the host family has confirmed the availability of home along the desired until Raikou, etc. However, if there is.
Q
I want to stay in the inn for backpackers cheap homestay rather than to reduce the cost.
2002/Sep/17 [sachiko]
A
There are several cheap hotels in the city Antigua. The cheapest hotels is around 25 dollars a week in the meals excluded. On the other hand, from homestay about $ 45 per week for 3 meals (except Sunday), the cost will not change it so both considering the cost of meals every day.
Q
What is better cheap hotel and homestay?
2000/Aug/15 [MIKI]
A
There are pros and cons, you will not care either way. To get used to the Spanish certainly, in the homestay, but will favor the more family and a chance to speak in Spanish, you might want to refrain from even Senpo If you do not actively talked to here. Some people have long term stay in guest houses and do not want to be cut because of time constraints or are such as meal times, to study for socializing with family members also. What if a cost is because there is not much difference, if you try to experience both.
Q
If the arrival of early morning and midnight, introduction of homestay and when I get a weekend?
[Hill tomorrow Tajima] 2002/Jul/19
A
Will guide you through the next day if you arrive late at night, if you arrive early in the morning from the rest at the hotel once received.
Q
Are you OK to stay with a family, even from the middle of the week?
[Yukie] 2002/Apr/26
A
Homestay is possible even from the middle of the week. Will stay on a weekly basis. If you start a homestay from Tuesday until Tuesday morning in the coming week is counted as one week for example.
Q
Stay at a cheap hotel that Semana Santa is the time of this possible?
[Yumi Kubota] 2002/Mar/05
A
Semana Santa period on hotels in Antigua is more than double room charge will be everywhere. Intermediate and above hotels can be reserved is also packed with reservations from a few months ago. If the hotel reservation can not be cheap, may not be an empty room would be higher because some travelers who are staying in a mercenary from about one month before the Semana Santa. If the homestay charges that do not have to rise, we will buried from the best of conditions.
Q
It will be 40 years old this year, homestay Could you accept?
2002/Mar/05 [yoshi]
A
Homestay is accepted regardless of age, and gender. The school has been to introduce students to the die 80 from the die 10 in the past.
Q
(Tuition is not received) Could you just introduce homestay?
[Tajima, Kanako] 2001/Sep/25
A
Introduction of homestay is engaged as a service to students who take classes in the school ATABAL basically. You will be required to the (weak $ 7) referral fee is going to be that the only class without being homestay.
Q
Do you have a guarantee of the school When to introduce homestay? I do not have such trouble in the past?
[Tajima, Kanako] 2001/Sep/25
A
Place like there was trouble in the past, until it is clearly improved after a problem has been to prevent the introduction. However, because the contract of homestay will be a contract with the student and host family only, If you have problems, but will help if you need the help of arbitration, to the school does not have any sort of compensation.
Q
During the homestay, manners, customs, please tell me if there is a place on the Japanese should change the sense of security.
2001/Apr/04 [T.Kitajima]
A
Valuables in homestay management is done at your own risk. Because sometimes in and out, such as family and maid cleaning the room as well as their own hotel rooms, even though, that what does not put valuables where noticeable is basic. Should not cause a problem especially if you keep the scope of the common sense of the Japanese in general. Sense for the time since we are very different, but it is vital that you do not frustrating.
Q
Can I get the same homestay introduce two people possible?
[Sasaki] 2001/Mar/26
A
Is possible. If you wish please indicate to that effect in the other fields of application form. Please let me know may be good or a separate room of the same room is good for two persons at this time also.
Q
What is homestay family 1 × 1 student? Why the name of a family or 1 × Several students?
2001/Jan/04 [Karino]
A
Number of students accepted by the host family homestay is different. If only one person can not accept some places, more room, there are some places six or seven people have accepted. The school will introduce a few lodging homes with spare room, you have got to decide on your own look.
Q
What is homestay place look like?
[Eriko Ito] 2000/Dec/02
A
Various types of equipment are different in each house, but we're doing as a private room for each student as a human basic conditions. Toilet or shower is where most of the collaboration with the family, the house provides an introduction to the minimum requirements, such as hot water shower meets.
Service fees and
Q
New Year period, of Semana Santa will my premium? Do something special Do you have again?
2002/Oct/19 [tomoko]
A
Homestay in premium rates is not New Year, also Izure Semana Santa. Christmas is also the place to celebrate, such as gift exchange with a host family. On the other hand, the hotel is the period of semantics Santa will be charged more than twice the normal period.
Q
Referral discount hotel where payment of on a weekly basis Do you have any?
2003/Jan/25 [pooh]
A
Hotel Panchoy there is a contract with L so that the school opposite, there is a weekly discount. (March 2004) is currently $ 85 a week. However, the duration of the Semana Santa is risen. More likely in a cup of already booked, this time we recommend a homestay from the hotel. US $ 100.00 week is a US $ 20.00,1 night of September
※ 2005.
Q
System charges ("Hotel Panchoy") (1 room 1, room 2 a name, such as pay per week) Please tell us the hotel opposite the ATABAL.
[Tetsuro Sasaki] 2002/Jun/16
A
Our students only, in the case of a name of a room, we have agreement in US $ 15.00 at special rates usually US $ 35.00 per night. If the pay week is available on the US $ 85.00 a week further. If you use a room per night two people are US $ __.00, pay week is US $ __.00. US $ 100.00 week is a US $ 20.00,1 night of September
※ 2005 (March 2004).
Q
If you rent an apartment, or do I put the thought of how much the hotel or budget, cheap?
2002/Mar/05 [yoshi]
A
Cheap hotel is about US $ 25.00 per week. Since this will be in charge of meals excluded, and meals must be provided. In addition, the apartment is the cheapest place would be much Mon US $ 200.00 /. However, there are also some places where if with tableware and furniture, to provide your own, you may also Toko if it is not where electricity and gas generation are also included. So many points can not be measured simply rent out of the first who looked for while staying at the hotel or homestay would be better.
Q
Tuition and living expenses for one year how much does that come?
2002/Sep/10 [Shizu]
A
Living expenses is mixed by the people, about 500 to 600 U.S. dollars will be one month, including the die homestay tuition.
Q
If you want to homestay same two people, rates change?
[Sasaki] 2001/Mar/26
A
Does not change. Please calculate charges for people in the name of a 2 ×.
Q
If you do not divisible on a weekly basis, the price of homestay is what will happen?
[Miwa Shimada] 2001/Feb/10
A
Homestay is from a minimum of one week, payment is done on a weekly basis. If you do not divisible on a weekly basis to stay a week or more, you can adjust to discuss with your host family. In most cases pro-rated minutes or so, I get a discount than a minute a week. It is annoying that some students will discuss a few days worth of cheap hotel to stay in that fraction.
Tuition, enrollment
to the Top
Admission procedure
Q
Can I arrive Sunday admission procedure, even?
[Hill tomorrow Tajima] 2002/Jul/19
A
Admission procedure can be even Sunday. If the late arrival will be announced the next day.
Tuition fees, enrollment fee, materials
Q
Enrollment fee and materials fee in addition to tuition fees do I need?
2003/Jun/18 [Kenji Ohshima]
A
Tuition only. Expenses, such as teaching materials and does not require any entrance fee. When a voucher, please provide a notebook and pen and a dictionary (dictionary may also be found in the school, brought out to the outside because it is prohibited, better to have something of your own is better). Although the material provided here, if you want to study in the accommodation, you will be whether to copy the necessary parts, purchased at the bookstore.
Q
Do I need to stay how much expenses and tuition fees (of year)?
2003/Mar/23 [SY], 2002/Sep/10 [Shizu]
A
Living expenses is mixed by the people, about 500 to 600 U.S. dollars will be one month, including the die homestay tuition.
Q
Tuition if the school will be closed Christmas, New Year, etc. What is the per diem?
2002/Oct/19 [tomoko]
A
Tuition for the week of the holidays will be prorated.
Q
Changes in tuition fees by season available?
[Yukie] 2002/Apr/25
A
No. The case of (Quetzal), there is a change due to exchange rate fluctuations in local currency payment, when calculating the dollar does not change by the season.
Q
If stopped on the way from the middle of the week, or if you subscribe, tuition is what will happen?
2000/Oct/13 [Taka]
A
Number of days will be receiving tuition is to pro-rated tuition fees. The convenience of the return date, when the stop in the middle of the week, so it is necessary to adjust the shift of the teacher, if you did not FDP notify a pre-charge will be a week's worth. In addition, class time will have had time to adjust to suit at our school.
Q
What is the payment of tuition fees all do from there go to?
2000/May/11 [Mariko]
A
Payment will then need to here from you all.
Q
What payment is possible with T / C?
2003/Oct/05 [Chaco]
A
Transfer price is available in the T / C of U.S. dollars in addition to tuition fees. The hotel is located some places do not accept the card or T / C. Or to keep the local currency exchange in advance that case, please pay in cash dollars.
Q
Is there a discount if you sign up in the long term?
2001/Feb/17 [Gomasaki]
A
The school does not have long-term discounts apply. Teaching is done on a weekly basis, you will also pay tuition every week. Although there is no discount, the use of the Internet is free of charge. Except for the Saturday, are available on the office PC five night from 7.30 to 7.30.
Learning period, the change of learning content
Q
Is it possible to extend the lesson even from there go to?
2002/Feb/24 [t.t]
A
Is possible. The school handed out a questionnaire to every weekend, we have confirmed the presence of the continuation of the following week. Please let us know when you apply the learning curve has been scheduled, however. Students learn in school Some long-term residents, some who want to remember the minimum required in a short period of time travel conversation. You need a learning period as a guide for private lessons, so establish a curriculum to fit the schedule of the individual person to know in advance.
Time course end date, start date and
Q
What is the only afternoon two-hour course? What also possible in the morning?
2001/Jun/23 [Kuni Usui]
A
Afternoon two-hour course is only in principle. If there is room in the morning to the teacher, but it is also possible to set the course at 8-10 am, you will change to the afternoon classes at 4-hour course students who wish to apply it.
Q
Can I take lessons, even from the middle of the week? In addition, the convenience of the return flight, even in the middle of the week do you quit?
2001/Jun/23 [Kuni Usui], [Miwa Shimada] 2001/Feb/10
A
The start of the lesson is still possible from the middle of the week, if you want to end in the middle of the week You may be required to notify a the end of the week before. Tuition will be pro-rated, if you do not have a report in advance, you will be one week. You may also placed on the teacher, on behalf of the teacher or another get to change the school hours.
Children attend
Q
Students of Spanish would be possible to do a 12-year-old children? I feel good, such as two hours a day "I like this word it's also ...".
2000/Dec/20 [Kyoko]
A
Is possible. At the center since grammar will not be able to like an adult, will be teaching and talking with a focus on the phrase. Two-hour course will consider reasonable from the ability to concentrate.
Dictionaries, books, and materials
Q
Seiwa materials Dictionary, Dictionary west sum, such as text or from Japan have said is better? Are you ready Why some in school?
[Tetsuo Mitamura] 2003/Jun/23, 2000/Oct/30 [nori]
A
If you travel to learn more than a simple conversation, a dictionary is required. In class, but be prepared Kashidase in our dictionary, you can bring back to your accommodation is not possible. Luggage, but will, loss will not self-study, to travel to Spanish-speaking countries is not only for review have been to walk. The text will be prepared at our school. There is also a reference book was written in Japanese. When the copy can be borrowed if necessary.
Holidays (New Year, Semana Santa) in class
Q
Are there any lessons to New Year?
[Fillet] 2003/Sep/18, [Atsushi Yamanaka] 2001/Dec/11
A
New Year holidays, but will be closed, closed together to become a certain period of time is not available. You have to schedule a tour date for closing of school.
Q
Semana Santa is there a lesson?
[Yumi Kubota] 2002/Mar/06
A
Other than the two-day weekend has even during Semana Santa tuition. Please check the schedule for the day is closed.
Level learning, the learning period
Q
Although I studied Spanish for four years as a university, there is no study abroad experience. Ask for more than an intermediate level class available?
[Miko] 2003/Oct/02
A
Spanish school in Antigua is one-on-one tuition has become a feature everywhere. Since there is no need Crossed course content to suit other people, can be tailored to each individual knowledge of Spanish. In addition to the daily conversation, conversation with the general topic of newspaper articles is available in a study. If you need expertise in various fields such as politics, economics and archeology, the teacher may not accept language school in Antigua, however. Better in this case is transferred to the university-affiliated language school in Mexico and Peru, Spain at the time of conversation and listening comprehension ability is better equipped to some extent. There appears to be out there where you can attend the lectures of the Faculty, will enable more advanced study of content.
Q
Is a complete beginner, okay?
2003/Mar/01 [honey beem], 2002/Jul/11 [Kensaku]
A
More than half of the students is Spanish for beginners at all. Teachers to teach to beginners also are accustomed Therefore, the presence or absence of Spanish learning experience is not a problem. Tuition does not even need to match the progress of one-to-one around so. The school is well placed because of Spanish grammar book was written in Japanese, but you can also self-study grammar book while checking in outside of class time.
Q
Would you like to learn with how much Spanish also, how much tuition has been received in two weeks?
2002/May/03 [Ayako]
A
There are courses teaching two hours a day, 4 hours, 6 hours. That if you study for 2 weeks at maximum six-hour course, there are individual differences, the degree form the past tense and future-if current form is to study early Susumere classes can be. To master, but of course it requires a further repeated practice, the basic concepts of Spanish should take to himself.
Q
Is a graduate student doing research in the United States bilingual. I'd like to wear make-level teaching methods classes in Spanish at an elementary school in the United States, such a program is, can I have?
2001/Apr/18 [Tomoyo]
A
Most of the students studying Spanish at school here in Antigua and is intended primarily for the acquisition of everyday conversation. Occasion, such as going on to university, people who stay to wear, such as conversation skills are a lot about the lessons and go. However, such facilities to be taught a law professor of bilingual education such as that there is no hope. Or would like to accompany it would not be found at Mexico, and Peru, have offered Spanish courses for foreigners at the University.
Q
It is enough that the current greeting, or is better to choose a course of 6 hours per day for stays of two weeks?
2001/Mar/30 [AZUSA]
A
If you want to learn conversational Spanish in a short period of time intensive, it is recommended 6-hour course. Tourism or even outside the classroom, even if you want to learn (salsa) dance fabrics and method of course would be good for 4 hours.
Q
Do you now understand a little Spanish in only received four hours of classes a week day?
[Sasaki] 2001/Mar/26
A
What you can do with a week is a complete beginner, the grammar is in the center or learn simple phrases such as greetings, ignoring the will to learn grammar or very rudimentary. If you want to travel to Spanish-speaking world after the former case, continue to study in other areas is recommended for the latter. In any case I think, a good opportunity to become familiar with the Spanish.
Q
What a little be able to speak in short-term stay?
[Eriko Ito] 2000/Dec/02
A
It be able to speak freely in a short period of time, but would be difficult, simple greetings and conversation will be able to. In addition, the opportunity to self-study and then on will be sufficient.
Q
Would be difficult or Spanish?
2000/Aug/09 [mayu]
A
Is not difficult to learn if the degree of daily conversation. For the Japanese language would be far less resistance than English and Spanish pronunciation. , The meaning of most Spanish will be specified in the change of the verb. Since it is possible to omit the subject word order is free to some extent, familiar to English people may be confusing at first. However, not limited to Spanish, but that learning a language other than their native language perfectly is not easy. However, Antigua is a lot of foreigners here to learn conversational Spanish, about everyday conversation so that you learn, please feel free to catch.
Q
What does become a level that can be about small talk in Spanish in six months?
[Yamada] 2003/Oct/24
A
More than half of our students are beginners Spanish. A grammar of the street will be completed in three to four months usually. Whether we can use in conversation is up to individual effort, would reasonably be achieved if the actual goal of much small talk in six months.
Q
To learn the extent of Spanish in Japan help How long does it take?
2003/May/30 [mami], 2003/Mar/27 [SY]
A
LESSONS learn daily conversation will be the main purpose. It will be able to enjoy the conversation with the host family for beginners in Spanish, (Although there are individual differences among fairly) is from three months to six months. To enter a profession, such as using the Spanish translation, then the environment and efforts will be further affected. Language skills and will be separately requires knowledge of specialized fields. Everyday conversation and one way would be to give a different language skills, language courses supplied to enter the University of Mexico, Spain, also to attend university classes.
Q
To acquire the Spanish enough to take classes at the University of Central and South America who does not have a learning experience How long does it take? College tuition in Latin America What about how much again?
2002/Jul/11 [Kensaku]
A
One-on-one teaching of Spanish language schools of Antigua format is doing is a good way to learn everyday conversation. If you study in the course four hours a day, you can learn the grammar as a necessary daily conversation in three to four months. To take a class in college because you will need further knowledge of the majors, after he has done his daily conversation mastery of language courses for foreigners to enter the university-affiliated, such as UNAM, Mexico (National Autonomous large), and further You may want to (can also be attend some classes at the University) to study Spanish. College tuition here are not aware of. Will find the website of each university, such as UNAM or how would.
Use of language in the classroom
Q
What is the Spanish class?
[Fillet] 2003/Sep/18, 2000/Oct/30 [nori]
A
Classes are taught in Spanish Spanish basically.
Q
Is it possible tuition in English or Japanese?
[Fillet] 2003/Sep/18, 2000/Oct/30 [nori]
A
Although some English-speaking teacher, gives a description of lessons in basic Spanish. Promote things like classes without knowing even a beginner lesson, so do form there is no one-on-one. The school is also available grammar book was written in Japanese and English, are available during the study noted. In addition, every Friday is also "supplementary Spanish grammar in Japanese."
Learning and self-study pre-
Q
I do not know Spanish at all, Do you think you need to learn Spanish in advance?
[Fillet] 2003/Sep/09
A
More than half of our students are beginners Spanish. Teachers to teach to beginners also are accustomed Therefore, there is no problem even if it can not be Spanish. Because there is also an Spanish grammar book was written in Japanese, seem to study grammar while checking in between classes.
Regional differences
Q
Difference in pronunciation, word Do you have in Spain and Guatemala?
2003/May/30 [mami]
A
Spanish pronunciation for each country, some differences are in the word. However, that can not be so there is no conversation. Would the difference in the Kansai dialect and standard language degree.
DELE measures
Q
Do you have anti-DELE death?
2003/Mar/24 [SY]
A
LESSONS form a so-to-one, you can pick up the contents of each person you want, is basically a lesson centered on the daily conversation. DELE measures is not done, especially because there were students who bring a reference book is written in Spanish in order to receive the DELE before, have you ever been a class along with it is located.
(The ratio of students by nationality) percentage number of students, the Japanese
to the Top
Q
What is the student at all?
2000/May/11 [Mariko]
A
Although the number of students varies depending on the week, the average is about 12 people.
Q
The percentage of Japanese in schools and homestay?
2001/Dec/12 [Tetsuya]
A
The percentage of Japanese and can not say how much the number of students is clearly so they change every week. The number of students (2001/Dec/15) is 12 people, eight out this week is Japanese for example. Number of rooms varies depending on the homestay family. 5,6 There is also a room at some places, if only one room. If it's better not to other students to stay ahead, we introduce a small number of the room where.
Q
Do you have any Japanese schools and how much to Antigua?
2001/Oct/11 [This was]
A
Japanese (2001/Oct/12) is currently three people. How much or the entire Antigua, you can not understand clearly, what I'm not around 50 to 100 take a quick look.
Q
I'd like to get to know people from different countries.
[Iron] 2000/Dec/24
A
Because the weekly class, the number of students will change every week. Up to 5 days per week of January, seven Japanese, two Australians were from January 1, 2001 the way.
(Other Annual Semana Santa,) event
to the Top
Semana Santa dates
Q
Please tell me the dates of Semana Santa in 2004.
[Nishida] 2003/Oct/09, [open] 2003/Jul/18
A
Is 10 days from the week of April 4. Ash Wednesday is a festival called Semana Santa from there until Lent begins at February 25. During Lent will emit a matrix, such as Semana Santa when each church take turns every weekend. Its size will increase the approach of Semana Santa, the week of Semana Santa Thursday, very crowded with people around the tourists, most of the local climax Friday.
Crowdedness
Q
Timing of the Semana Santa or crowded?
[Miwa] 2003/Jan/20, 2001/Nov/30 [maho], 2001/Feb/09 [Natsu]
A
Airline reservations will be taken during this period due to higher meat tourists. Better to schedule early will stand safe. Have you also crowded during the Semana Santa homestay, there is no saying it can not find. The hotel room is not only hard to take, prices will rise more than doubled from luxury hotel to cheap hotel On the other hand. Lesson is you can attend, you may be allowed to adjust the time zone. Move is possible because the transport running, travelers from abroad is, of course, more time is also very Guatemalan domestic travelers. It is crowded transportation, accommodation facility for this purpose are expected, likely to involve a somewhat inconvenient to move is located.
Highlights of Antigua
Q
Please tell me if you have (such as festivals) highlights of Antigua.
2002/Feb/26 [aoki]
A
The biggest event of Semana Santa in Antigua is. Small events may also be found in other, I do not know whether to say and attractions. However, Antigua is not leaving the streets of colonial Spanish Colonial, has been designated a World Heritage Site. More than 20 churches have left the remnants of the time, including the cathedral, located in the center of the town, has been decorated with great sculpture. Although some had collapsed in the earthquake of Nakaniwa then, has been preserved in collapsed state them as well.
Security, disease, medical
to the Top
Q
We believe studying abroad for one year to the Spanish-speaking world. Do you have a cheap and safe place?
2001/Dec/02 [Violeta]
A
Spanish School is located in Central and South America countries, and cheap because of the different systems where each is there is no single answer. Antigua here is the basic one-on-one tuition, learning is suited to practice conversation skills. In security, the promise of safety can not beginning with the capital cities of both countries and Latin America, many people gather, so that having the slums. On the other hand, in the small town of moderately away from the capital scale as Antigua is so easy to spend many things in general. Sri misdemeanor, and is like some luggage lifting, most travelers are entitled to spend without any major damage.
Q
What peace of mind in a woman traveling alone? Please advice
[Free Kamoto] 2001/Sep/05, 2001/Jan/30 [Karino]
A
And security is not very good when compared to Japan as well as Guatemala, countries of Central and South America either. However, many women traveling alone, you have to travel without a great deal of trouble. Students get to travel between small person who was based in Antigua is the most here know. Antigua is because many foreign tourists gather, there are more than 20 companies large and small travel agencies, it is useful has been enhanced services such as shuttle bus tours and a visit to each region. English is not passed in most countries of Latin America. If you want to travel even if countries other than Guatemala, Antigua to stay here a while, along with the acquisition of Spanish conversation, how will the first time or after they are familiar with the life here. Please read the stay recorded () summarizes the daily life of a Japanese woman to stay in Antigua
※ nearly a year.
Q
Security near How is school?
2000/Aug/08 [andy]
A
Antigua is a city to be far more relaxed and calm when compared to Guatemala City. Where there is no popular or not Dearuka the middle of the night alone, if those valuables are basic precautions, such as possession as inconspicuous, there should be no danger. Please read the stay recorded () summarizes the daily life of a Japanese woman to stay in Antigua
※ nearly a year.
Q
Prisoner breakout Why did calm now?
2001/Aug/18 [Kenji]
A
Breakout is not all prisoners are still caught (now 2001/08/18). However, the effect does not seem to Antigua. Because it is summer vacation now, not only Japanese, but many travelers are traveling alone in foreign men and women alike, were affected by the incident that the story is not heard. In terms of security, the more careful in general crime is better than that. People victimized danger can be avoided in the tourist part of the whole, if the basic care as well.
Q
If you go to Guatemala via Belize from Chetumal, Mexico, the impact of the conflict is there any?
2000/Dec/09 [atsu]
A
Is a dispute, in the exit route from Chetumal to Guatemala via Belize regions related to the dispute should not. What is not it has been stable (2000/12/18), so that the new administration will begin the discussion of current relations with the Zapatista Mexico in southern Mexico. Minutes to the south common tourist routes, the location will not be a problem.
Q
I heard that there is a hurricane, danger or no?
2000/Jul/18 [Emi]
A
Most of the Typhoon Hurricane in the Caribbean side, but it's often damaging, in Guatemala City, Antigua and here it was damaged by a typhoon is not very large. Even when Hurricane Mitch caused serious damage to the entire Central America in 1998, in Antigua is the direct damage was not.
Q
Although suffering from diabetes, of life and study in one year can continue Antigua possible? Facility can accommodate Do you have diabetes?
[Nishida] 2003/Sep/16
A
Of the capital to Guatemala City and Antigua has a well-equipped private hospital. Diabetic patients are also human and Guatemala. Long-term stay would not be impossible, even travelers so that they also sent daily life. We will cooperate to the extent possible. However, please let me question some because it is not that you can easily reply. The doctor has been in charge of
  • Do you have so far? Do I need medical equipment and medicine if said
  • ? (Such as medicine or necessary Will you send me one year to bring from Japan possible?) Point example, be careful with diet
  • , Do you have what you need? What do you expect will need to respond if you have a symptom said
  • , what the duration of your stay here? please reply us for at least .
Q
Worry of altitude sickness in Antigua or not?
[Yuzo Tokaji] 2002/May/16
A
And hear the story of the traveler, but that also seems to have people feel a little short of breath when you climb the hill a little, do not appear to be also said about failure and advanced.
Q
Tap water to drink, what do directly?
[Yuzo Tokaji] 2002/May/16
A
Water for drinking water has been sold. To drink the fresh water in the home stay in a hotel is not available.
Q
Are there any hospital in the city?
[Yuzo Tokaji] 2002/May/16
A
There are a number of Antigua in the city hospitals. It also has fully equipped to Guatemala City also has a 24-hour General Hospital.
Q
Do you have hay fever in vogue?
[Yuzo Tokaji] 2002/May/16
A
Hay fever does not seem to feel most students. Although I myself may be symptoms of hay fever came out, I lived symptoms lightly shorter period than in Japan.
Q
Please tell us if you have health points to note.
[Yuzo Tokaji] 2002/May/16
A
If you are taking the medication regularly, please bring from Japan. Taboo is impossible during the trip. To schedule, please make the clear Motaseru. In addition, overseas travel insurance is a good idea to join. Hospital medical equipment are in place so all private, examination fee, inspection fee etc. will be very costly.
Q
During the rainy season that occurs is a lot of mosquitoes, I am concerned about what is not, such as infection of disease.
2002/Feb/26 [aoki]
A
Does not hear a story disease (malaria, dengue, etc.) is 1,500 m above sea level of Antigua that occurred was to mosquitoes. 500m elevation area such as the following story of the Caribbean such as the Peten of Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, but has become a designated area of ​​infectious diseases, such that it took the disease in travelers is not heard here recently. These infectious diseases is as susceptible people mainly poor nutritional status, and healed within or get off lightly even if the infection symptoms If you have not built an exhausting itinerary unreasonable, unaware of also seems to be that.
Other
to the Top
Season, climate
Q
The climate of Antigua in February, March or else?
2003/Jul/18 [open], 2001/Nov/16 [sayaka]
A
Night in early February, may be somewhat cold, such as dawn, will be too warm in mid. Clothes during the day is spend in the short sleeves. What should you prepare for the night, such as Cardigan morning. If you do not want to increase the luggage from Japan, to market day in Antigua such as old clothes that can be purchased wearing a US $ 1.00 ~ 3.00. March, April is the hottest periods throughout the year. However, the discomfort is not because it is not as hot and humid Japanese summer.
Q
Rain in June, July and said, Why not imagine a long shower?
2002/Feb/26 [aoki]
A
Rain all day in Antigua that is rare to say that the rainy season. Who would think about a good shower. There are days in the Caribbean region during the day falling the other hand one. Timing of the rainy season-dry season is different also.
Q
Although I have heard that September is the rainy season, why continue to rain down every day?
2000/Jul/18 [Emi]
A
September is the rainy season, rain in the morning every day that there is almost no. When the typhoon is approaching, but may also continue to rain down from the morning, that falls a few hours of the day is almost the case. Few days of the month is followed by a sunny day also.
Q
Please tell us of the winter average, maximum, and minimum temperatures in summer.
[Forest] 2003/Aug/21
A
Guatemala Part of Central America at the "How to walk the earth" year climate table of Guatemala City has gone out. Antigua is located 40km southwest from Guatemala City, please refer to since they are much the same as the altitude. August is 24.8 degrees maximum temperature, minimum temperature 15.9 degrees, the average temperature has been 19.5 degrees, up to 23 degrees in December, minimum temperatures 12.9 degrees, making it the average temperature of 16.9 degrees and look at this.
Q
I heard in the rainy season in autumn, winter would be pretty cold. Once you go, what is the most pleasant of any month?
2003/Jul/03 [Seiko Hamaguchi]
A
Rainy season in Guatemala is from May to October. However, please consider that a full day from morning shower, and rarely even about the rainy season. During the day you spend in the short-sleeved sufficient December, January, morning and evening chill sweater is required, and also pretty jumper. Antigua is a city of everlasting spring is said to have spent even easier to travel from throughout the year in general.
Postal, communication
Q
DHL parcel in the mail or stop Atabaru from Japan, what you want let me send? Postal Or maybe, certainly not reach?
[Hiromichi Sugimoto] 2002/Nov/15
A
As long as they do not send mail addressed to Atabaru · DHL. However, you may become a big luggage, such as general delivery general delivery postal center in Guatemala City and Antigua postal, tax will be imposed. Or it may be charged tax when you receive even if you use such as DHL, we must be on hold for the receipt customs. As you may wish to weight to good use approximately 2kg, Please write the name in Roman letters for easy viewing position. Postal Although the situation has been improved since it was privatized, if the length of stay is short avoided cost is a good idea because there are more that you do not quite arrived.
Q
Japanese Internet cafes available Do you have any? If you bring your own PC, get a place like allowed to use the phone line is available?
2001/May/27 [Noriko]
A
The town of a certain scale are mostly internet cafes. Antigua also has more than 20. If the OS you are using Windows2000 and WindowsXP display of Japanese characters is by adding a Japanese setting, the input will be possible.
The school has been opened for free to students of the environment set up to five Japanese PC pull the ADSL line from January 2003. If you who bring your PC in LAN terminal is vacant also lend you a line.
Q
Could you received a fee in Japan is ATABL contact with the mail? Is it safe in the Japanese case? What is OK FAX?
[Yuzo Tokaji] 2002/May/16, [Monju] 2001/Sep/19, 2001/May/27 [Noriko]
A
From January 2003 has been opened for free to the Internet for each student. Send and receive in Japanese is available because it contains all Japanese OS. FAX has been received free of charge. Please will not remember the name of the recipient in this case always.
Q
International phone calls to Japan from Guatemala How much?
2001/Jan/31 [Karino]
A
Charges for international calls to Japan is about one minute from Guatemala US $ 1.00. Most public phone that can also be international phone card in the formula. In addition, part of the net cafe in Antigua and is engaged in international telephone service. This is toll-US $ 0.60 in about a minute
Currency exchange, remittances, shopping (cosmetics, such as supplies contact), market
Q
Withdrawals at Citibank cards can I easily?
[Yamada] 2003/Oct/24
A
Citibank card is also available in Antigua. However, you may or mechanical failure, stock of money is not available or not sufficient. In addition, in 2004 in Guatemala for several months, there was that it could not withdraw. In addition to Citibank, Visa credit card, such as the master method, combined cash, traveler's checks in U.S. dollars and will further safety. Moreover, because sometimes from bank account had been debited but did not come out money in the mechanical problems, before you made the card is also checks it can balance inquiry on the Internet, such procedures if necessary a good idea to.
Q
Cleaning agents, such as contact lenses or which are being sold?
[Yumi Kubota] 2002/Mar/06
A
Contact lens cleaning solution, as long as it is not a special case will go to hand in Guatemala City. However, in Antigua is not available, (minutes 1 to 2 months) from Japan had better bring a good idea about the amount of need to get used to life here is do not buy.
Q
You are currently HONDURS. How can I send a postal money order addressed to the school from here?
[Hito-bi Takeuchi] 2001/Sep/13
A
For postal money have never heard of here in Guatemala. Maybe people do not use without credit, or does not exist. . If you have a credit card such as card or Citibank, we recommend that you draw with them. There is also time-consuming method of inter-bank remittance and other say. If cost does not seem to bother interim, please contact us from the need to Antigua.
Q
According to the How to walk the earth, such as crafts or are a sensible choice U~ipiru who buy in Guatemala City. In Guatemala City and Antigua can I buy either generally cheaper?
2001/Aug/24 [juan]
A
Which is cheap or do not know. In fact it is up to negotiation with the seller. Finding a cheap store beans is the best over time. If you buy a large amount of Panajachel and Chichicastenango is more of it may be cheaper. Looking for a cheap shop or look around the shop which still to some extent, but that is the basis to negotiate tenaciously.
Q
I would like to buy in the (market) the Uipiru Mercado, Mercado of Antigua are available?
2001Jun/23 [Kuni Usui]
A
Market day in Antigua is a Mon, Thu, Sat, this is a market for everyday goods such as food. If you are buying at the store to buy Uipiru crafts and folk art market is normal. Crafts market is open every day in the permanent.
Q
I'd like to send money to friends in Guatemala, but in trouble what is cheap and reliable postal, what a good bank.
2000/Oct/06 [noguti takuto]
A
I send money by mail it is quite dangerous. Get contact the bank remittance to a friend here, get it examines the Bank of Japan or the United States in partnership, you may be sending remittances from Japan in a way that is specified. And I do not know that because there is not accustomed to overseas remittance bank in Japan that case, we recommend that the large urban areas to go to the branch as possible.
Foreign languages ​​(English, French, German)
Q
I heard that Spanish and Portuguese are not the only difference between position in Japanese Kansai dialect and standard language, if you learn Spanish, and Portuguese can understand, why is that so? Also, I heard also close to Italian. What shall become like such language can be understood by learning Spanish?
2003/Mar/31 [Marie]
A
Spanish and Portuguese are similar, but certainly, a difference of more than Kansai dialect and standard language is located. Better feel of Spanish and Italian are closer, but then, that the intention to communicate normally would be difficult. However, the structure of the words so many words are similar, with a common learning of other languages ​​would be easy for some people to master Spanish.
Q
In Guatemala, through much English do you?
2003/Mar/01 [honey beem]
A
It is better thought in Guatemala who will not understand most English.
Q
I would like to learn French at the same time, opportunity or will you have?
[Emiko] 2002/Oct/13
A
French school in Antigua has a hit in Japan "Athenee Francais" called "Ariansa-Furansesa", students can be. It is also possible if the requirements are met private lessons with a teacher has been teaching there also. There were also students who study French in parallel with the actual Spanish.
Q
I think trying to learn both Spanish and English. English students will still possible or from one hour a day?
2002/Sep/28 [Michie]
A
Is possible. You may need to adjust the timetable and the number of times per week because a teacher and private lessons.
Q
We want to learn academic English for admission to American universities. Such that one-on-one learning English What is possible?
2001/Feb/25 [TABERNA]
A
Antigua is learning English in conversational English will be at the center. Learning of academic English or it would not be facing better in Japan. However, when studying in the U.S. has to learn conversational English students studying in this country. To acquire, including such everyday conversation, the basic language skills would be possible only follow the lessons. That form one-on-one tuition, so the living-paced individual, in learning the Japanese population, which tends to diffident may or may not be particularly suitable.
Tourism, optional tours
Q
Please tell me how to get to Todos Santos Kuchu Matane. I'd like to go a day trip from Huehuetenango If possible, please tell us your latest schedule. In addition, the shuttle bus is available? Please specify if the market price of a taxi.
[Mie] 2003/Oct/07
A
The most recent schedule of the bus is still here I do not know. Previously it from Huehuetenango, Todos Santos also called shuttle bus was not also. However, because each year more and more travelers, it may be in service by examining local. Arrived to collect the information from the presence or absence of the shuttle bus schedule is also local bus is most reliable. Is about the taxi, when the charter rate per day in a chauffeured car from $ 100 to $ 150.
Q
Is it possible I'd like to go overland to Tikal in two days and one night with the Saturdays and Sundays? Time, also at what costs?
[Yoshiki Terasawa] 2003/Jul/13
A
Although it is not impossible, will be tight stroke. To the town of Santa Elena Tikal become the center of tourism will take about eight hours from the capital Guatemala City. Although the rates vary considerably by the bus company, is about 30 dollars in a high place. Tikal is less than two hours to one way from Santa Elena, bus since it is less the number of flights, better to take a tour to and from the Santa Elena is a good idea. Prices do not know.
Q
To explore the ruins of Copan in two days and one night Kirigua possible?
2002/Oct/15 [Hama]
A
But is this possible will be pretty busy schedule. I think because it was a tour of two days and one night of arrival and departure Antigua, and could spin and efficiently used.
Q
Do you have a beautiful sea in the vicinity of Antigua? In addition, in March So you can have the beach?
[Miwa] 2003/Jan/12
A
March, April time, so the hottest year, entering the sea is possible. What a beautiful sea in the vicinity of Antigua that is a little difficult. The nearest beach in San Jose, Pacific Ocean coast, is a little one hour by car. However, since the wave is also rough, black volcanic sand beach in the Pacific Ocean are so many, and that is not peeled to the beach house. Other is close but not exactly, Island of the Caribbean side of Honduras (Roatan, and Utila), the many people who go on a dive, come go if you put a look at about a week even if you base the Antigua that is possible.
Sports, dance
Q
To facilities such as pool Antigua Why there?
[Chisa Watanabe] 2002/Nov/22
A
● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Q
In Japan, I have been through to the gym and boxing gym, a similar facility is also in Antigua Why?
2002/Jul/01 [Kazuki]
A
Boxing Gym in Antigua is that they have never heard of. Gym is large ones such as that a pool does not have, but also similar people who are through with the study of Spanish was established instrument of several are a few in the city Antigua.
Research folk, music, musical instruments
Q
I'd like to try learning a musical instrument, in Antigua is such an opportunity or will you have? We wanted to learn the acoustic guitar in particular.
2003/Feb/22 [Esperanza]
A
I think that's possible to learn acoustic guitar. However, the contents are and I think that I become the center of Latin music Bolero (such as Trio Los Panchosu). Some people, such as to negotiate directly with people who are playing well so far shed, or receive private lessons, went to places like school.
Q
Could you tell me if you have come to know something that I have been examined for the Central American Research Center called "CIRMA"?
2001/Jun/22 [Mito]
A
Antigua is located in the city CIRMA. It is here also have kept a photo of Antigua was taken to be laid up more than 100 years ago 須公 shop has been introduced in the old, such as "How to walk the earth." If it is possible let me know if you want to know that said, we will find answer in the range.
Q
Are there any folk music of Guatemala? You can listen to live music played Do you have again?
2001/Apr/29 [Akiko]
A
Folk music in Guatemala is the marimba (xylophone). I have played in the park, such as marimba, such as when there is a festival, and hotels are at least Intermediate to play often. I live house of folklore that is not, in the park you can hear the band are played by well also came from South America.
Driver's license
Q
What can a foreigner obtain a license in Guatemala? How much do you think it will take if you take and would it be?
2002/Oct/31 [zet], 2002/Feb/24 [tt], 2001/Jun/30 [kazue]
A
That travelers to obtain a license for the car is not available. Stay of more than six months is required to continue at a minimum, you must obtain a visa before one o'clock. Procedures, such as attorneys' fees that will take time and more than half a year. Cost of license acquisition is does not appear to be so, I do not know the exact because there is no idea to the person who currently licensed here. Although the Japanese driver's license can be used as it is in Guatemala, you will need to have a translation made by paying a fee at the Embassy of the police to prove the contents can not read Japanese.
Work (part-time), volunteer
Q
It is on a tourist visa with the immigration of most people, part-time job can be in there Why?
2002/Feb/24 [t.t]
A
The possibilities are there, such as waiter if the restaurant. Please think get a salary but is something insignificant. At the level of salary here is comparatively long time will have a low income restraint. There are ways that work for Japanese companies in the local adoption in Guatemala, in this case because it is in Guatemala City office, you must commute by bus every day crowded the road and 40km from Antigua's. Company hired simply give travelers also will not also adopted. How Much Does It Cost to stay put and pay in Japan is safe. In orphanages and old folks' home, so looking for a volunteer at any time If you do want to work not for the purpose of revenue, time to work using the vacant teaching is possible.
Q
We believe and hope to volunteer at the orphanage, such as. Although I try to collect the information in the field, or in the dive would be difficult?
2001/May/09 [Terumi]
A
It is also possible, such as volunteers in the dive. The foreign travelers have a volunteer orphanage, old people's home in Antigua also.
Childcare
Q
But has a daughter attending kindergarten a year later, with children studying in or would be difficult? Admission to kindergarten can be local is this possible?
[Kazuko] 2001/Aug/22
A
I think that here the children into kindergarten if some Japanese and Spanish, and it can be. Other than kindergarten, some who had received the teaching of Spanish with children, even ATABAL. So you think you have medical problems, or other would not it be better since the preview in the short term at a time, was decided?
Communication correction
Q
I am interested in communication correction. Is there a word limit for each one through? What should I write that he want to write? Why write something that is specified or from there? Also, do you apply for from the U.S.?
2001/Feb/09 [Karino]
A
Correction for the content of communication, there is no limit in particular. A guideline, please use two to three times per A4 paper rather than in a word limit. Registration is also possible from the United States.
Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo
Newspaper of Guatemala
Newspaper of Guatemala
Weather reports around Central America
Mayan astronomy
It is software of VoIP that you can use with "Windows" "MacOS" "Linux".
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
She had stayed at Guatemala from the end of 1997 to new year's day of 1998.
She won a prize at National Geigraoghic Japan Photo Contest.
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
(Japanese Only)
 
 
 

1a Av. Norte #6, Antigua Guatemala, GUATEMALA C.A.
TEL: (502)7832-1894 | (502)7832-0791
clatabal@gmail.com
Copyright © 1978 Spanish School ATABAL | Some Rights Reserved