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CELAS Maya Spanish Student/Teacher Scholarship

Information about the CELAS Maya Spanish School:

Founded in 1999, Celas Maya is a private institution with an intercultural vision, ever conscious of the economic, social and political oppression of the Mayan population within Guatemala.  We offer intensive, one-on-one Spanish or K'iche' language classes with a member of our excellent teaching staff who all are certified with diplomas in the teaching of Spanish as a second language.

In addition to one-on-one language classes, our school also offers students a wide variety of cultural and educational activities that provide them with the opportunity to learn about Guatemalan culture and society, visit areas outside of Quetzaltenango, practice their language skills, and get to know other students, teachers, and local people.

Information about Scholarships:

CELAS Maya Spanish School offers two scholarships through ACTFL.  Scholarship recipients are responsible for all travel to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and any personal expenses or optional activities while here.

Eligibility for both scholarships:

  • an ACTFL member
  • able to demonstrate high level of interest and motivation for the course of study offered by scholarship
  • able to show institutional support
  • willing to share the experience gained with colleagues and others
  • a non-native Spanish speaker

Spanish Teacher Scholarship

CELAS Maya offers this scholarship with the intention of improving the professional capacities and skills of Spanish teachers in the United States so as to improve the educational experience of Spanish students. Additionally, the varied enrollment at CELAS Maya intends to offer teachers the opportunity to communicate and connect with other disciplines, such as medicine, law, theology and university students.

Scholarship includes:

  • tuition for 2 weeks of intensive 1-on-1 Spanish study (4 hours per day)**
  • 2 weeks of accommodation in a host family (including meals and private room)
  • a day trip to one of the touristic spots in or around Quetzaltenango

** winners of this scholarship have the option of changing one week of Spanish instruction to one week of DELE* preparation
*DELE is an internationally administered exam through the Cervantes Institute in Spain. A diploma from the Cervantes Institute is internationally recognized as a professional measure of Spanish fluidity and knowledge.

Spanish Student Scholarship

CELAS Maya offers this scholarship with the intention of improving a student’s ability to communicate in another language as well as to encourage a more rounded education including history, culture and politics among other topics. This scholarship intends to introduce students to a Global community of Spanish learners and Spanish speakers while improving language and cultural competencies.

Scholarship includes:

  • tuition for 2 weeks of intensive 1-on-1 Spanish study (4 hours daily)
  • 2 weeks of accommodation in a host family (including meals and private room)
  • a day trip to one of the touristic spots in or around Quetzaltenango

For more information about the Celas Maya School contact Amanda Below.

Amanda Below
Coordinator of In-Country Classes
CELAS Maya Spanish School
(502) 7765-8204

http://www.celasmaya.edu.gt/
celasmaya@gmail.com

 

The deadline for this award was March 31, 2014.

Further questions? ACTFL Contact Jaime Bernstein at 703-894-2900 Ext 108.

The programs described on this page are provided solely for the information of ACTFL members. These are not ACTFL programs, and they have not been subjected to any review or vetting by ACTFL. Their presence here does not constitute an endorsement by ACTFL. One can apply for multiple scholarships. Incomplete applications will not be considered.