Learn Spanish in Esteli, Nicaragua!

Welcome dear Spanish students!

The best way to learn Spanish fast is to take an intensive Spanish course that consist of tuition, visits tobacco factories, the market, women cooperatives, clinics and different activities after school. It is a pleasure for me to offer you Spanish lesson. I have been teaching Spanish as a second language for over 17 years in Esteli, Nicaragua and I know very well what are the biggest problems of the Spanish students. Our Spanish course is oferred at all levels from beginner students to very advanced. We have designed a new methodology to teach Spanish in a different way because we believe the best way to learn Spanish is speaking in real life situation, talking with people on the street in order to know Nicaraguan culture, because it is almost imposible to learn Spanish without to know the culture that is why it is necessary talking with people to use the correct phrase or Spanish word. 


​"It was awesome learning Spanish from you. I am pretty excited at how much I learned in five days. It makes me really want to continue classes when I get home"                                                                                                                                      Joe, Arizona, US

​"I can say with absolute sincerity that of the six or seven Spanish instructors I have, Rafael was the best. That I can now speak with confidence I owe to him"                                                                                                                                          William S, US

​"Spanish School Nicaragua provides Spanish lessons and cultural activities for individuals or groups for one hour or for week. Rafael was my teacher. He was dynamic and personalized my classes to fit my level, need and interests. I couldn't happier with my choice"

                                                                                                 Jennifer P, New York, US

Spanish courses 

Spanish School Nicaragua is located in Esteli, a  great destination in Nicaragua. we offers courses in Spanish as a foreign language. Every Spanish course includes comfortable accomodation and social activities in the afternoon. Courses for all levels and ages with guaranteed results. Courses start every Monday. 

1. Intensive Spanish Course (20 hours/week) Price: $180 per week

This course is designed  for people who want to learn or perfect their language skills from beginners to advanced levels.

Practical information:

  • Hours per week: 20 hours             Level: All levels, from beginner to advanced
  • Duration: 1 to 12 weeks                       Maximun per class: 2 students
  • Note: 3+ weeks with discount      Hours of the classes: Mornings or afternoons
  • For classes you should bring a notebook and a Spanish / English dictionary.
  • Discount of 10 % for groups.

Composition of the course: Spanish grammar, vocabulary, idioms, Nicaragua sayings,Nicaraguan history, development of language skills and communication. Also you can choose two social activites  to do in the afternoon. You can decide the content and do it at your own pace. Intensive Spanish course includes to live with a host Nicaraguan family with three meals per day, a nice bedroom and most of them have wifi access at home. Classes begin every Monday for all Spanish levels. The schedule of Intensive Spanish course is organized as follow:

08:00 am - 10:00 am        Class time

10:00 am - 10:20 am        Coffee break  (water, tea, and coffee free)

10:00 am - 12:00 am        Class time

​12:00   Class ends

2. Spanish classes per hour: If you want to take Spanish classes without homestay, we can schedule the time. The cost per hour is $6.

3. Spanish course for families

Are you traveling with your kids? Do you want to study Spanish with your kid? We offer you Spanish courses  for families. Parents can study Spanish and kids can study Spanish for two hours and make small projects in a carpentry shop close to our school or work in the afternoon.

4. Spanish classes via Skype

The Spanish classes online are designed for those who want to learn and improve  their Spanish skills without leaving home. All classes are taught from Nicaraguan native Spanish teacher.Skype classes tailored to your individual needs guaranteed, you are able to design your own schedule and of course you can learn at your own pace and study what you want. Our  Spanish classes are personalized to your interests, for us each student is unique. All teachers are native Spanish speakers and are trained in online teaching methodoloy.

Prices:  U$6 per hour. If you want to study for over 60 hour the cost will be U$5 dollar per hour. Call us today and set up your first free Spanish trial. Skype ID "Spanish teacher Rafael SSN"

Practical information: If you want to take Spanish lesson via Skype, you need to pay before and if you scheduled a date and need to change the day or cancelled it, please contact us 24 hours before, before if you loose, you pay.

How to pay: Please check the following link


Living with a Nicaraguan family gives you the opportunity to get the best out of the Spanish course, it is almost impossible to learn Spanish without to know the Nicaraguan culture. That's why we invite you study Spanish with us and live with a host family in Esteli, Nicaragua. The price includes three meals per day and a room. Our host families are carefully selected by us.

Reason why you should study Spanish with us.

  • ​ We are experienced,qualified and native Spanish teacher.
  • ​Teaching Spanish for us it is not a job, it is a passion.
  • ​Our goal is simple: You will learn Spanish in real life situation.
  • Your first Spanish lesson is free.
  • We do not waste your time and money doing activites without a purpose.
  • Money back guarantee if you do not learn Spanish.​

How can I get the school?

I live "Where the streets have no name" Did you know that in Nicaragua the streets have no name and if they have nobody know and use, like the song of U2, many people think Bono wrote this song when he visited Managua in 1986.

Spanish School Nicaragua
First location:Hotel Panorama #1 one block west and 1/2 block north / In front of University UPOLI Esteli, Esteli 00378 NI
Phone: (505) 27141109 Website:

Spanish classes via Skype U$6 per hour

Top 10 cheapest countries to backpack

Backpacking is one of the most fun adventures to go on. College students for years and years have enjoyed grabbing their gear, some good friends. a map, and setting out onto an unknown place. It is also one of the best economical ways for vacation. Don't worry about burning the cash, because with these top ten places to backpack you will be seeing the world without dipping too far into the bank account. Get ready for a fun time with some good friends. Grab your gear and let's go.

1. Nepal

In Nepal, you are going to have a wonderful experience for classic Asian culture and tropical nature. Trekking in the undeveloped countryside, you will be able to enjoy the organic and beautiful Asian heritage.


Thailand is definitely the ideal destination for college backpacker who are seeking a place with both a rich culture and an affordable location.

3. India

Backpacking India is easy and inexpensive. Food, accommodations, and travel are very cheap compared to other places around the world

4. Sri Lanka

​Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, is the most popular city to visit here. You will feel as though you have traveled to another time and place when you come to Sri Lanka.

5.  Indonesia

Indonesia enables you to enjoy mysterious rainforests, silver beaches and crystal-clear green seas without swiping your credit card too frequently.

6. Nicaragua

​Before Nicaragua becomes a crowed and expensive travel destination, grab your map and get onboard. Nicaragua is the blend of wildness and peace which is full of colonial cultures and fabulous natural views. 

"Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in U.S.  homes, even among non-Hispanics"  

"128.8 million: the projected Hispanic population of the United States in 2060"

Women recycling paper

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn" Benjamin Franklin

Spanish tips

1. La moto or El moto


3. Indicative vs Subjuntive

4. Present Subjuntive 

5. English speaker have problems with this Spanish

6. 6 reasons why you should study  Spanish with us

7. POR vs PARA

​8. Preterite vs Imperfect

​9. Direct and Indirect objects pronouns


Embarazada: pregnant

Mi hermana esta embarazada. Ojala que tenga una bebe linda.( My sister is pregnant. Maybe she has a cute baby)

Embarrassed: avergonzado, turbado, apenado.

El chico esta avergonzado porque no podia contestar la pregunta

Why it pays to be bilingual


6 Reasons why everyone should learn Spanish

Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide. Here are some reasons why you should study Spanish.

1. Spanish isn't foreign language anymore

In the U.S. Spanish is rising ahead of any other non-English language at a rapid pace, with a steady flow of new immigrants from Latin America and growth in the already large Hispanic population. According to a Pew research Center report, an estimated 37.6 million people in the U.S. speak Spanish as their first language and analysts predict the Latino population will reach approximately 128.8 million by 2060, likely making it the largest Spanish speaking country in the world. Proportionally, Hispanics will rise from around 16% of the U.S. population in 2010 to 30% by 2020.

2. Learning Spanish will help your career.

With such a large latino population in the U.S. and booming Latin economies outside the U.S., employees are desperate for people who speak Spanish. There is a huge demand in the U.S. for Spanish-speaker in nursing, construction management, and media, among many other positions. Big corporations are realizing the importance of reaching a market that will represent $1.5 trillion in purchasing power in the U.S. by 2025. Meanwhile, Latin America received a record $174 billion of foreign investment in 2012, and companies everywhere are expanding there, such as PepsiCo announcing a $5 billion investment in Mexico.

3. It will unlock a world of travel destinations.

There are approximately 329 million native Spanish speakers in the world, and they populate some of the coolest destinations in the world. You can leave behind the touristy resorts in Cancun and explore thousands of miles of cheap and beautiful Latin American cities, beaches, and trails. 

4. You can enjoy amazing books and movies.

Around 100 succesful authors from 54 countries voted  "El Ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha" by novelist Miguel de Cervantes as the best book of all time, and while the 17th century book is widely available in other languages, it, like any book, is best in its original language.

5. Spanish is easy to learn.

Arabic has a completely different alphabet. French spelling and pronunciation is incredibly specific and tricky, and Chinese requires learning unique tones, Written Spanish, on the other hand, is almost completely phonetic-look at any Spanish word, and you can tell how it is pronounced. While mastering the grammar of Spanish can be a challenge, basic grammar is straightforward enough and many vocabulary words are similar to English. Since the number of Spanish speaker in the U.S. continues to rise, chances are it will become even easier to learn and practice this language

6. Even the British  are swapping French for Spanish.

The British Council's "Language of the future" reports ranks non-English language in order of importance for British citizens to learn, based on a thorough analysis of cultural, economical, and diplomatic factors.

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How to learn Spanish fast?

Here you have some advices to learn Spanish fast:

1. Take Spanish classes with a qualified and native Spanish teacher one on one. If you want to learn never study in groups.

2. Don't waste your time and money learning with a passive methodology. Discuss your doubts and questions with your teacher.

3. Do not talk in English while you are learning Spanish.

4. Live with a Nicaraguan host family.

5. Read the newspaper in Spanish and try to understand the news.

6. Underline all the unknown words or phrases. Later ask to your Spanish teacher.

7.Read your favorite book in Spanish.

8. Ask yourself the following questions:  Why do I want to learn Spanish? For my resume?  What level of Spanish would I like to have?

Nicaraguan legend

Tips for visitors

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Spain vs Latin America
Spain                    Latin America   
Autobus  Bus
manzanacuadra (street)

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      We offer you:

  • Active methodology.
  • One on one instruction.
  • Online Spanish via Skype.
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Spanish immersion program
  • Homestay with a local family
  • Spanish lessons for kids.

Common mistakes in Spanish

1. Ser and Estar: There are two verbs in Spanish which have the English meaning to be. These verbs are SER and ESTAR. Each of these verbs has very definite uses, and they are not interchangeable. The verb SER is derived from the Latin verb esse from which is also derived the English word essence. The verb SER is therefore used to express an inherent quality or characteristic. The verb ESTAR, on the other hand, is derived from the Latin verb stare from which is also derived the English word state. The verb estar is therefore used to express a temporary state or condition.

2. The Subjuntive: The use of the subjuntive usually appears to be quite difficult for the speaker of English. The use of the subjuntive is, however, most logical once more understands the categorize the types of verbs or expressions that must be followed by the subjuntive. Categories such as desire, sentiment, volition, cause, demand, request, doubt, necessity, etc. are given. This nearly endless list is quite difficult to remember when attemting to speak the language. The basic rule for knowing when to use the subjuntive is this: Subjunctive implies subjectivity.

In Spanish, the tense- present or past- of the main-clause verb determines the  subjuntive tense used in the subordinate clause:

  • When the main-clause verb is in the present or present perfect, or is a command, a present subjuntive form is generally used in the subordinate clause.
  • When the main-clause verb is in the preterite or imperfect, a past subjuntive form is used in the subordinate clause.

3. Preterite vs Imperfect: The Imperfect is used to express a continuing action in the past, the preterite is used to express an action definitely begun and completed in the past even if the particular action lasted for some time. Frequently there is more than one action expressed in the same sentence. In order to determine the tense to be used for each verb, it is helpful to think of a stage. Anything that is scenery or that takes place in the background, is expressed by the imperfect. Any action that is carried out by the prefformers on the stage is in the preterite. Example: Llovia cuando ellos salieron:  It was raining when they left.

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