Rancho Pint - The Mexico Page
PRIVATE INTENSIVE
SPANISH COURSES

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS
OF SUSANA PINT TEACHING SPANISH:

SILENT WAY SPANISH BASE 1

SILENT WAY SPANISH BASE 2


See a Studying Spanish the Silent Way, a photo report of a one-week course,  taken by a New York City computer programmer.


Susana also offers the services of a bilingual guide, translator and interpreter for visitors to Guadalajara and western Mexico. For details, see

The Guadalajara Consortium.


Photo Gallery

Bring a Complete Cultural Experience back with You!

Japanese studying Spanish in Guadalajara

Colored Cuisenaire rods are among the materials used in the course.

Teuchitlan Ruins

The ruins of Teuchitlán. Nine circular pyramids mark the ceremonial center of a vast empire which dominated western Mexico 2000 years ago. They are a 45-minute drive from Guadalajara.

 

San Blas

Small towns in Mexico have a charm that will win your heart.

 

Rio Caliente

A dip in the hot waters of Río Calientelocated in the Primavera Forest, just west of Guadalajarawill relax every muscle in your body.

 

Jaltomates, grandparents of all the world's tomatoes.

The tiny, intensely flavored Mexican jaltomate is the "great-grandma" of every tomato in the world and still grows wild in these parts.

 

Tequila Volcano

You can read about the strange flora inside the crater of Tequila Volcano in Outdoors in Western Mexico by John and Susy Pint.

 

Orozco murals

The famed murals of Orozco adorn many of the public buildings in the center of Guadalajara.

 

Orchid Photo by Jesus Moreno N.

The Mayflower orchid, Laelia speciosa,  is abundant in Jalisco. Learn more about western Mexico's flowers, caves, obsidian mines, etc. on our Mexico page.

 

Boiling Waterfall in the Primavera Forest

The Black River is found in the Primavera Forest. It's too hot for bathing, but quite a sight to see.

 

The Magic Circle around Guadalajara

All five of Mexico's ecosystems converge in the Magic Circle around Guadalajara, one of the best places in the world to see a great variety of birds, animals, plants and geographical features.

 

Blue tequila agaves line the shore of Santa Rosa Dam, in a deep canyon 40 kilometers northwest of Guadalajara.

Susy Pint is co-author of Outdoors in Western Mexico which describes 40 beautiful places to hike, picnic or camp within a day's drive of Guadalajara, Mexico.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 
Spanish Tutoring in Guadalajara, Mexico

One-week Private Intensive Spanish Courses are offered by Susana Ibarra de Pint, who has taught and conducted teacher training all over the world. The courses will be held in Pinar de la Venta, Jalisco México, located seven kilometers from Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city. Pinar de la Venta is a private residential community at the northern edge of the beautiful Primavera Forest. The tutoring will take place in her home.

I will be offering NEW COURSES

during the summer of 2017

BEGINNING SPANISH

With emphasis on Silent-Way techniques

for interested teachers

(OTHER SPANISH THE SILENT WAY SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSES IN MEXICO

CAN BE ARRANGED ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS.)


THE PROGRAM:

Suggested arrival: Sat. 8th, not too early in the morning /not so late at night. But if you decide to arrive instead on Sunday, make sure to be here in the afternoon, at the latest, so you'll be ready to start the course the next day.

Sunday:  A hike in the Primavera Forest. Relax and dine with your family and get ready for the course.

Important Note: - Dinner in Mexico is around 2:30 PM. The meal at night is very light. 


The Course:

Spanish, Monday/Thursday: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM     5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Friday:  Spanish from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Right after the class, a visit to the main market in Guadalajara so you can practice. Eat in town. Return at around 6:30 PM.

Saturday: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Discussions about the Silent Way.

Sunday: Return to your country. Optional: stay downtown Guadalajara for a day or so. We can arrange for you to stay a reasonably-priced hotel downtown or a hostel.


Cost:

2 persons: $750 US each

3 persons: $650 US each

Note: The price does not include transportation from your country to Guadalajara.



What you will get during this course:

One-week Spanish course (about 30 hours of the language). Complete accomodation with a local family. Pick up from the airport.


THE TEACHER AND THE METHOD

Susana Ibarra de PintSusana (and her husband, John Pint) are among the handful of language teachers in the world privileged to have taken courses with Dr. Caleb Gattegno (1911-1988), a world renowned educator and the creator of The Silent Way, a language learning/teaching approach  based on the principle of subordinating teaching to learning. The concept of "silence" refers to the fact that the teacher only speaks or models when necessary, therefore allowing the students to do most of  the talking. This technique helps to break the barriers many students face when trying to use the language they are learning in real situations. Because of their many years of experience, the Pints have taught and conducted teacher-training at professional institutions such as UCLA (USA); University of Kent (Canterbury, England); International Buddhist University (Osaka, Japan); Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea), ESADE (Barcelona, Spain); ACREA and Spie Batignolles (Paris, France); World Trade Center (Rotterdam, Netherlands); etc. etc. (A book by the Pints, "Discovering the Silent Way", with an introduction by Dr. Gattegno, will soon be printed).

Available as a DVD: Spanish the Silent Way is a 30 minute video which condenses a 40-hour Spanish course which Susana taught at UCLA. You can follow the progress of complete beginners to fluency in Spanish.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN

  • After a maximum of three to four hours: the complete mastery of the sounds  and writing system of the Spanish language. At this stage a student can read practically any text with perfection and with the ease of a native speaker.

 

  • Many of the main function words (the grammar that holds the language together)

 

  • All sorts of communicative skills which will  allow the learner to ask questions as well as to relate to native speakers.

 

  • Self confidence when using what was learned.

 Note:

I will do my best to arrange courses according to your convenience. The longer lead time you give me, the easier it will be to set up the course for the dates you prefer.

CONTACT

Please email me (RanchoPint@hotmail.com) with "translator" or  “Spanish Courses” on the subject line.

 






 


 
 
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