Language and Cultural Exchange Group
For those interested in practicing their Spanish, a language and cultural exchange group is available. It is made up of other Spanish students and students studying English. Students take turns practicing language and sharing information about their culture. With over 2000 Mexican English students, you are sure to obtain a real cultural and linguistic interchange. This activity takes place in our auditorium.
If you wish to live in Mexico, we highly recommend you gain a deeper insight of Mexican culture. You are cordially invited to lectures with lecture related discussions that follow. With the use of movies, and slide shows, among others, some of the following topics are discussed daily at 1:00 p.m. with participation at no extra charge.
Topics. For a description click titles below:
Exciting activities during the summer months are the walking and bus tours. They are open to the public so that students can visit with other vacationers. The tour visits many places and sites of interest around the city. Since Guadalajara sports a wealth of beautiful architecture and historical buildings, these tours are very worthwhile. Most of the sites visited are located in the downtown area, as is IMAC Spanish Language Programs. There are also tours to other parts of the city and some little known, but very important sites. The tour guide informs participants about the significance and cultural points of each site. The best thing about these tours is that they are completely FREE. They are conducted on various days of the week, during both the morning and afternoon.
Mexican Cooking (Home Stay Program)
The homestay families are encouraged to have the students learn how to prepare a traditional Mexican meal each Monday while they are staying with the family. We know of NO OTHER program that promotes this. Once you choose the dish you want to make from the institute’s Mexican recipe guide, your host family will provide you with the ingredients, support, encouragement and warmth to help you make a traditional feast.
Salsa Lessons (free of charge)
Salsa is a street version of Mambo. Salsa reflects the joy and abandon of the tropical days. Major reasons why this social activity is so popular among our students are:
- Mingling of local English as a foreign language with foreign Spanish students.
- The way this activity combines flexibility with progression.
Karaoke Club (Free of charge)
Meet local students as you gather at the school auditorium for an evening where you will enjoy singing, practicing language or merely chatting along the tunes of “Cielito Lindo”, “Besame Mucho”, “Guadalajara” and many of the memorable songs that have made the native Tapatío singers and authors representative legends of the most traditional Mexican folk songs. Of course, if you wish to be trendy, modern Mexican and English songs are also available.
Would you be interested in learning the craft of ceramics during your stay in Guadalajara? This is just another one of the extracurricular activities that may be of interest to you. IMAC works with a local ceramic school that can teach you and give you pointers on how to create your own works of art. The lessons are provided FREE of charge, students only need to buy all the necessary materials. Classes are held in the afternoons and you may attend as long as you wish during the class hours. Do not let this opportunity to learn the art of ceramics pass you by.
Guitar Lessons (free of charge)
Free guitar lessons are offered at our school. These lessons are conducted in our facilities in the evenings, on Saturdays. Students must either bring their own guitar or rent one in the city. Lessons consist of many of the most traditional Mexican ballads and songs.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM.
Saturday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Central Standard Time.
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