Agora Language Center

CALLE 6 BIS, NO. 285, BETWEEN 25 AND 30TH AVENUE, PLAYA DEL CARMEN, QUINTANA ROO,, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710, Mexico
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Agora Language Center offers the following course types:

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NZ$ 454

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NZ$ 989

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NZ$ 1,070
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reviews

Reviews

89% recommend

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"Perfect"

Alessandra Grassi, student from Italy

Beautiful experience. The teacher was very kind and really nice. He followed me a lot.

I had a small health problem and they had no problems moving the lesson they missed on Saturday to make me recover. The school could be treated a little more (as a structure) but the most important thing, that is, the position and quality of the teachers is excellent.

I recommend it for sure

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
4 M03 2019 - 8 M03 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"A very professionally run school with a friendly atmosphere and qualified hard working teachers."

William Bradley and Sue Widyaratne , student from Canada

Our teacher Isabel was very good and was so patient and kind - we really liked her. And Anne, the director of the school, was very also very nice, helpful and easy to deal with, as well as other staff we had contact with.

We liked what we learned but would have appreciated knowing the curriculum in advance so that we knew what to expect when we got there. It would have been more helpful to us is we would have covered simple forms of the past, present and future over the two weeks we were there so that we could carry on simple conversations in Spanish.

The toilet sometimes malfunctioned and you had to use a bucket of water to flush it.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
21 M01 2019 - 25 M01 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Attentive, high quality teacher; excellent, friendly and flexible management"

Zachary Hoy, student from Canada

I had the pleasure and good fortune of signing up for Agora in Playa del Carmen on my trip in January 2018. Before I arrived, I communicated with Anne, the center manager. She was quick to respond in detail regarding class hours and my needs. She also gave specific instructions on how to find the school. It turned out that my Airbnb was literally in the same building! That made things easier for me.
Unfortunately my trip took a weird twist when I fell down some stairs and broke my ankle on my 2nd day. Of course I was upset that scuba diving was now off the itinerary, not to mention Chichen Itza and many other sights I had planned to see. However I decided to stick it out with the Spanish lessons. I'm very glad I did!
Anne was super helpful and considerate of my situation, helping me acquire essentials like water and groceries at no expense, just out of kindness. However when you sign up for a language school, "kindness" is not the most important thing. Luckily I learned that they are also very professional, with very qualified teachers.
My teacher was Ana. As a language teacher myself, I think I have a pretty good idea of what to look for, and Ana checks all the boxes and more. In addition to being very friendly and easygoing, she has a very concise grasp of that language, and is definitely a very experienced teacher. She was very responsive to my learning rate of learning, adjusting quickly to suit my pace. I suppose I was in a bit of a weird situation since to begin I wasn't even A1, but I had already memorized about 30 verbs and maybe 100 nouns. I just couldn't really string them together confidently yet. Ana adjusted perfectly. Unfortunately, due to my broken foot, I wasn't really able to participate in any social activities, so I can't comment on those.
All in all I would absolutely continue my lessons here if I had the opportunity.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
22 M01 2018 - 26 M01 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was so funny"

Jennifer Töfferl, student from Austria

Lulu is so funny, i like her. The location is nice. I had a great time there.
I wished i learnd a bit more there but it was the first time.... so it was really hard... but i learnd MANY vocabulares - so everything is great.

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
17 M07 2017 - 4 M08 2017
Would you recommend this school?
No
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"Learn spanish like the people who live there"

Andreas Gröger, student from Afghanistan

The host family was very friendly and spent much time with us and vent on tourist places. And we learned and practice through games and cooking.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
3 M04 2017 - 14 M04 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Great time diving and learning Spanish"

Veronica Davis, student from USA

I spent a week in Playa del Carmen. I did the Advanced Diving Certification and private Spanish lessons. The school coordinated everything for me. I spent my mornings diving and my afternoons learning Spanish. The school was a walking distance to the housing.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
16 M01 2017 - 20 M01 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Fantastic"

pierre Marquestaut

I worked in Playa for 6 months, and took personal courses with Teresa, a professor at Agora.

I found the reception nice. The classrooms were equipped with air-conditioning so it was a very good atmosphere for work. I was very happy because it was important for me to be relaxed for learning.

Moreover, Agora is in the city center so you don't lose any time going to your classroom. They give you material to learn, and you have many activities to do, some which make you use your head in many ways, which is good!

The team gave me a personal schedule, which was adapted to my progression and my availability. They were very accommodating with the students.

My last point, but not the least, was the good mood, the vivacity, and the carefulness from Teresa my teacher! She is a perfect teacher.
I recommend this school for sure!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
13 weeks
Date of study
3 M05 2015 - 7 M08 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Anne Calderon, Director at Agora Language Center responded to this review.
27 September 2015

Thank you, Pierre! We really enjoyed having you as a student, and we hope to see you again in the future. Enjoy Brazil!

"Fun three weeks"

Eva Bohg

We did the intensive Spanish program for three weeks from 9:00-13:00 Monday-Friday. Our teacher Lulú was great! She is very good at teaching and the classes with her were a lot of fun. Everyday we did two hours of grammar and two hours of speaking. The classes were very small, which was nice because we got a lot of attention. Besides those classes they also offered activities, which is a nice way to explore the area. We went to Ek Balam and Akumal, which was a lot of fun. The school is located in Playa Del Carmen, but it is easily accessible even when staying in Cancún by taking the PlayaExpress. We learned a lot during those three weeks and we would definitely return!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
7 weeks
Date of study
12 M07 2015 - 31 M08 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Anne Calderon, Director at Agora Language Center responded to this review.
04 September 2015

Hola, We enjoyed having you as students this summer and it´s great to hear that you enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. We do hope to see you again at Agora!

"Superb welcome, great availability, and great passion of the staff that I met."

Christian Cheval

I spent 3 1/2 months in Playa del Carmen. Upon arriving, I did not speak Spanish at all. Now as I leave, I feel I managed pretty well for all my current needs.

I enjoyed the cheap formula that gave me tools for my everyday life with local people.

The welcoming and availability of the owner was extraordinary. The owner was a person who loves others and who does not count his time. I also really appreciated the professionalism of the teacher.

I was also able to make friends with other teachers in this school, and I felt the school was like home with their sense of help and sharing.

The premises are ideally located in the center, which was close to everything. The land and the classes are “North American.”

I do not have any negative points!

I have fond memories of my time at this school. Anne, the owner, has become a friend to me and we remain in contact with each other.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
13 weeks
Date of study
14 M04 2015 - 20 M07 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Anne Calderon, Director at Agora Language Center responded to this review.
04 September 2015

Merci beaucoup! Thanks a lot! We just do what we love to do, help students achieve their language goals and try to help them have the best experience while in Mexico. We hope to see you again soon! A bientot j´espere...

housing

Housing

Agora Language Center offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast

NZ$ 357
weekly
Age range: 18 - 85 years old
Location: In the city center of Playa del Carmen
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, and air conditioning
Distance to school: 5 - 7 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 357
The director at Agora Language Center also welcomes students at home. Breakfast only is provided, but the students are welcome to use the kitchen to cook themselves. This is also where we have our cooking classes and students staying in this apartment are welcome to join the cooking classes. The room is comfortably fitted, and the location is great, close to the supermarket, 5 minutes to the main street and under 10 minutes to the beach. There is a small swimming pool on the property, which is perfect to cool down on hot days.

Homestay - Single-person room - 12

NZ$ 389
weekly
Age range: 18 - 85 years old
Location: In the city center of Playa del Carmen
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, wireless internet, and free internet
Distance to school: 5 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 389
This homestay option is only 5 minutes from the school. The students have a private room (unless they travel with a fellow student and wish to share a room). They have a private bathroom, access to internet, to the kitchen. It is a bed and breakfast only, but there are lots of places to eat in the neighborhood. The house is very nice, spacious and comfortable and the family is very friendly and fun.

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast and dinner

NZ$ 389
weekly
Age range: 18 - 85 years old
Location: In the city center of Playa del Carmen
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom and garden
Distance to school: 15 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 389
This friendly Mexican family has several bedrooms where they welcome students from different countries and schools. They like to interact with the students and make them feel welcome. The house is 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from the school, but there are also buses that take about 5 minutes to the school. The house is located one block from a busy avenue with lots of shops and Mexican small restaurants

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast

NZ$ 389
weekly
Age range: 18 - 85 years old
Location: In the city center of Playa del Carmen
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, wireless internet, free internet, air conditioning, and garden
Distance to school: 15 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 389
This friendly Mexican family has several bedrooms where they welcome students from different countries and schools. They like to interact with the students and make them feel welcome. The house is 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from the school, but there are also buses that take about 5 minutes to the school. The house is located one block from a busy avenue with lots of shops and Mexican small restaurants
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Playa del Carmen based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

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CALLE 6 BIS, NO. 285, BETWEEN 25 AND 30TH AVENUE, PLAYA DEL CARMEN, QUINTANA ROO,
Playa del Carmen
Quintana Roo 77710
Mexico

School location

Agora Language Center is located right in the center of Playa del Carmen. We are only a 5-minute walk to the main street, Fifth Avenue or La Quinta (in Spanish), under 10 minutes to the beach, one block to the city main square, and just 2 minutes to a supermarket. Most host families and apartments are also very close. Our convenient location allows students to make the most of their time in Playa del Carmen.

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