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Yelapa English Spanish Institute

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Address: Yelapa, Mexico
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011 52 322 2095220
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YESI offers much more than Spanish lessons! It was the best thing we did while in Yelapa, by far!

My family learned a bunch of Spanish with Juanita through YESI. Juanita was very accomodating as we have three children (12, 6 and 1) and two parents in our family. She came to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 April 2012
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British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

My family learned a bunch of Spanish with Juanita through YESI. Juanita was very accomodating as we have three children (12, 6 and 1) and two parents in our family. She came to our casa and offered lessons on the patio to make it easier with the baby. She created a special package of lessons for us to allow the... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

My kids (2 teenagers) and I both took Spanish lessons - 3 hours a day Monday to Friday for 2 weeks. Loved it. Jean is an excellent and knowledgeable teacher, who teaches with a heavy concentration on oral work! This gets you started really quickly. I am proud to say that by the end of the 2 weeks, I was... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

Juanita was very helpful with suggestions about places to stay and things to do while in the Yelapa area. She also adapted my lessons to suit my level, and we accomplished a lot in two weeks. She has extensive resources and a lot of knowledge and experience with second language instruction. She kindly took me under her wing, introduced me... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

trips, fish, hike, a bit cold water but ok to swimm, plan ahead

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

Don't hesitate to learn Spanish with Jean Hnyeka and the folks at YESI. Jean is incredibly flexible and a talented teacher. Whether a few hours on a short trip, or extended classes, Jean is not only a terrific teacher, she is a walking history book of Yelapa. Her blogs are also fun!

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2011

I took private class from Juanita for several days and it was fabulous. She is a great teacher, very patient and has a great depth of language knowledge. She was very good at explaining complex concepts as well as reviewing some weak spots that I had based on listening to me speak. Juanita was extremely helpful in getting me all... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2010

We took our four children to Yelapa for 2 weeks this past August. Juanita was very patient with me as we planned for several months and once we were there, she helped with every detail from meeting our boat to hiking us through the more remote areas. We each learned a great deal of Spanish (our son was able to... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2010

I just loved my time in Yelapa. Each morning I woke to a gorgeous view over the bay, jumped out of bed, ran down the steps, jumped onto my kayak (which I rented for two weeks) and paddled out to chat with fisherman bringing in their catch. Then back to Rosita's place for a huge bowl of fruit salad and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2010

I had a great time going to Yelapa by myself for a week and studying with Juanita at the Yelapa English Spanish Institute. Juanita took great care of me and provided lots of opportunities for me to test out my Spanish with the locals. I enjoyed the one on one conversations with Yelapenses and my lessons with Juanita. She has... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2010

I had a great week studying with Juanita in Yelapa. It is easy to get to from Puerta Vallarta but a world away. The area called Yelapa is somewhat like an island paradise but also feels local and real in many ways. I stayed in a semi-homestay situation and really enjoyed the place I stayed & ate (Casa Angel). Juanita... More 

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