Learn Spanish
the Habla way

Immerse yourself in Spanish
through culture, arts and local
traditions in Merida, Mexico.

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Habla connects people across communities building a world of understanding in which language is not a barrier, but rather a possibility.



OUR APPROACH

Habla has been the leading Spanish language school in Merida, Mexico for nearly two decades. At Habla, to learn Spanish is to embark on a journey that extends beyond grammar and vocabulary into the realm of life-changing cultural experiences in Mexico. In our Spanish Immersion program for kids, teens, and adults, you will meet other students who share your interest to learn Spanish in Mexico, and you will connect with our incredible staff who take joy in sharing their communities, traditions, and passions with you. Students come to Habla to learn Spanish but leave with an understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures in Mexico and Latin America.


 

Learn Spanish in Merida, Mexico through Habla’s Spanish Immersion program and enjoy our bright, spacious facilities and tropical gardens. Can’t come to us? Learn Spanish online anywhere you are through our live, personalized program Travesías.

Bring the whole family to study Spanish and explore Mexican culture in our year-round classes for kids and teens. Come during the summer for our cross-cultural Habla Spanish Summer Camp!

Are you a student or educator? Habla hosts individuals and groups of students all year round who want to study abroad in Merida, Mexico.



Habla Immersion Programs

Learn Spanish in Mexico in our year-round cross-cultural program for kids, teens, and adults.
  • Beginner to advanced levels

  • Connect to the culture while learning Spanish

  • Small group sizes

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 1 pm

  • Spanish Immersion for kids and teens ages 4 to 17

  • Project-based, hands-on activities

  • Small group sizes

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 1 pm

  • Summer Camp: June through mid-August

  • Winter Camp: last week of December, first week of January

  • Cross-cultural adventure for students from around the world

  • Broader themes explored through creative activities every week

  • Summer: June through mid-August

  • Winter: Last week of December, first week of January

  • Become immersed in one of Mexico’s most important holidays!

  • Available for beginner to advanced students

  • Special cultural experiences only available once a year

  • Limited space available


* Note: Breakfast, lunch, and beverages are provided in all of our Spanish Immersion programs.
Weekly cultural experiences are included.
Yes! We offer group pricing and discounted rates after your second week of study.


  • Spanish Immersion

    • Beginner to advanced levels

    • Connect to the culture while learning Spanish

    • Small group sizes

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 1 pm

  • Creative Space

    • Spanish Immersion for kids and teens ages 4 to 17

    • Project-based, hands-on activities

    • Small group sizes

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am -1 pm

  • Spanish Camp

    • Summer Camp: June through mid-August
    • Winter Camp: last week of December, first week of January
    • Cross-cultural adventure for students from around the world
    • Broader themes explored through creative activities every week
  • Dia de Muertos

    • Become immersed in one of Mexico’s most important holidays!

    • Available for beginner to advanced students

    • Special cultural experiences only available once a year

    • Limited space available

* Special prices offered after three weeks of study



Habla Online

Expand your learning experience to a cross-border community with Habla Online!


Spanish Online


Travesías

Learn Spanish online with Habla! Join us for individual or group classes and learn Spanish the Habla way wherever you are in the world. We offer classes from beginner to advanced with the most qualified and creative online teachers.



Inglés en Línea


Journeys

Nuestro programa de inglés en línea está diseñado para personas que desean incursionar, profundizar o perfeccionar sus habilidades en inglés. En Habla contamos con los maestros más calificados y con vasta experiencia dando clases en línea.



Spanish Online

Travesías

Learn Spanish online with Habla! Join us for individual or group classes and learn Spanish the Habla way wherever you are in the world. We offer classes from beginner to advanced with the most qualified and creative online teachers.



Inglés en Línea

Journeys

Nuestro programa de inglés en línea está diseñado para personas que desean incursionar, profundizar o perfeccionar sus habilidades en inglés. En Habla contamos con los maestros más calificados y con vasta experiencia dando clases en línea.



Habla Tutors

Learn Spanish or aprende inglés with your personal teacher to address your specific needs.

Do you have a specific goal in mind for your language learning needs? Schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions with Habla online or in person and we'll connect you with one of our highly qualified teachers for a fully personalized approach to learning Spanish or English.




Bring your own group!

and come to Habla together!

Learn More about visiting Habla as a group!


Educators


Are you an educator looking for an authentic cultural and linguistic experience for your students? We can help you design a culturally-rich curriculum for most subjects and lengths of time.



Family


We offer fun, engaging classes for all age groups, making Habla the perfect place to come with your family. Our schedule leaves you plenty of time to relax in the afternoon or explore Merida!



Friends


Does your friend group want to explore, travel, and learn Spanish in Mexico? We offer group pricing* and exciting cultural experiences each week. After class, spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach!

Learn More about visiting Habla as a group!



The Habla Difference


Habla co-founders and directors Kurt Wootton and Marimar Patron are widely recognized as leading educators in literacy, language, and arts integration education with decades of experience under their belts. The husband and wife duo left their careers at Brown University to open a Spanish language school and cultural center in Merida in 2009. They built a creative space where education, language, culture, and the arts come alive.

First and foremost, Habla is a lab school where students and educators from around the world come to study and share innovative practices to integrate literacy, language, and the arts in the classroom. Our annual Habla Teacher Institute hosts educators from around the world every summer. Kurt, Marimar, and several Habla teachers have traveled near and far to teach the Habla Method in school districts worldwide.

When you come to Habla to learn Spanish, you can feel confident that you will be studying in a safe, encouraging environment with a team of some of the most highly qualified, passionate teachers around. Want to know more? Read what our former students have to say about learning Spanish at Habla.




Testimonials

Read what our former students have to say about Habla.

"It is world-renowed for its expertise in teaching techniques — also known as “pedagogy” — so much so that every year they hold a Teacher Institute (in English) for educators of all subjects (not just Spanish) to impart their instructional wisdom… with delicious amounts of art, acting, and dance mixed in, not to mention good food." - Lillie Marshall.

"This is an absolutely wonderful learning experience. Caring, rigorous, fun. My husband and I studied there for a week as beginners in the Spanish language. In one week, we increased our comprehension and our ability to converse. We met really interesting people, both teachers and students. The learning was dynamic, engaging. Our teacher was excellent. Habla made our experience of Merida so much richer and deeper. We will be back. I can't imagine anything better, in terms of a language school."

– Kira O.

"The school provides all the necessary ingredients for success in Spanish. The resources, activities and approaches are all first class, as well as the instructors."

– Annabanana.



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