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Instituto Benjamín Franklin de Yucatán
Spanish Language School in Mexico


The Instituto Benjamin Franklin de Yucatán has been operating as a Mexican-North American Binational Center for Cultural Relations for the past 40 years. The center is a non-profit organization to promote cultural and educational exchanges between Yucatán and the rest of the world. Located in a colonial building in the historic center of Mérida, the Institute´s facilities include classrooms with a capacity of 20, a library, a video viewing room and snack bar. Staff members are willing to adapt programs to the especific needs of their clients.  Because of the adaptability and flexibility of its Spanish Lenguaje program, The Institute Benjamin Franklin of Yucatán appeals to a number of different clients, from university students and travellers, to executives and other professionals.

The institute offers intensive Spanish courses from as little as a week or as long as a year. Courses start every Monday the entire year regardless of the course lenght. There are Intensive courses for students who have little or no knowledge of Spanish, and the intermediate and advanced students may enroll in six or eigth-week Spanish classes. Courses feature grammar and conversation classes as well as guided tours to places of historic and cultural interest in the city. Students will be administered placement exams upon arrival to determine their appropriate level.

The institute offers a number of Mexican history courses. From Prehispanic times to present day. Students may also enroll in a Mexican culture class with an emphasis on the maya, Mexican literature classes, and a class on the socieconomic situation of México.The conversation classes offered are designed jointly by the teacher and students.  Academic credits can be arranged at student`s request.

Homestays including three meals per day, sheets, and towels, can be arranged by the Institute. There are also a number of inexpensive hotels in Mérida, as well as apartaments and boarding rooms.

The environment is pleasant and supportive and students will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish with Mexican Students. At the end of each course, the Institute can provide interested students with penpals in order to continue practicing their Spanish. Excursions to places of interest in Merida, the nearby Maya ruins, beaches, and national parks are organized by the institute. The majority of these excursions are available for an additional fee.

Insituto Benjamín Franklin de Yucatán A.C.
Lic. Guillermo Vales Duarte, Executive Director
Calle 57 No. 474-A por 52 y 54 Centro. C.P. 97000
Mérida, Yucatán, México.
Tels: (999) 928-00-97 y 928-60-05
Fax: (999) 928-00-97

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