International House Riviera Maya

Lote 8, Calle Catorce Norte No. 171 - Playa del Carmen

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International House Riviera Maya opened in 2004 and it is located in Playa del Carmen, an incomparable place in the Mexican Caribbean coast. The school is the result of the collaboration between IH México and IH Barcelona, and benefits from the over 30 years of experience in language teaching and teacher training that both centres provide.

Our school is dedicated to the teaching of Spanish and English, with the highest standards in teaching methodology, human attention and cultural development. We are committed to our students, in order to provide them with the best choice in language learning.

  • Student Residence
  • Shared Apartment
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Host family accommodation
  • Dancing
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • On campus events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
  • Cooking
  • Diving


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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic
- Intensive Spanish course
The course includes a programme of cultural and social activities that take place in the afternoons and evenings. Our intensive courses are offered at all levels from complete beginners to very advanced. The average number of students per group is 3 to 4, with a maximum of just 8.
Duration: Any number of weeks
Hours/day: 4
Levels: All
Minimum age: 16

- Spanish + Diving course
Duration: 1-4 weeks
Hours/day: 4 hours Spanish + diving sessions
Levels: All levels
Minimum age: 16

- Spanish course + Discover Mexico
This course combines an intensive Spanish course in the morning with an additional hour of study on three afternoons. The afternoon classes are designed to give you an insight into the immensely rich Mexican culture and class activities are designed primarily to help develop your communicative skills.

- Spanish + Latin Dancing
Dance classes take place 3 afternoons per week (normally Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays).
Duration: Any number of weeks
Hours/week: 20+3
Levels: All
Minimum age: 16

- Spanish + Mexican cooking
The cooking classes themselves start by demonstrating some of the basics of Mexican cooking - guacamole, fajitas, pico de gallo (tex-mex sauce), quesadillas, molletes, tacos, enchiladas, enfrijoladas, sopes and pambazos - and then we move on to more specialised dishes such as mole, pozole, pipian, tamales and adobo. We also teach students how to make a delicious flan de cajeta and other typical Mexican desserts.
All the ingredients are included in the course fee and students can also consume everything that's been produced once the class is over.
Duration: Any number of weeks
Hours/week: 20+3
Levels: All
Minimum age: 16

- Spanish for the whole family
Children aged 2 to 5
Childcare service provided by members of our staff. We use a play-based approach to introduce younger children to our language. The focus is on having fun while learning.
Children aged 6 to 12 and teenagers up to 15
Private (1:1) or semi-private (2:1) Spanish courses tailored to the age and needs of students.
Adults
Adult family members and those aged 16 and over can take our intensive Spanish courses (20 hours of class per week), with other students from around the world.

- Part-time Spanish classes in Playa
For foreign residents in Quintana Roo State needing to improve their level of Spanish, our part-time Spanish classes are the perfect way to combine working and learning. Make the most of your early mornings, afternoons and Saturdays and learn to speak Spanish like the natives!
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic
Intensive Spanish + DELE exam preparation course. The course consists of an intensive Spanish course (20 hours per week) plus 10 hours per week of private (1:1 or 2:1) DELE preparation.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students, One-to-One
Our Business Spanish courses are designed to help students who need to use their Spanish in a working environment.

The aim of these courses is therefore to help improve your level of competence in many typical work-related activities such as participating in meetings, using the telephone for business, negotiating and selling, making presentations, etc.

The course will introduce you to a wide range of business vocabulary and give you an insight into the sort of cultural differences that you may encounter while doing business in Mexico.

The course combines an intensive Spanish course (20 hours per week) with 10 hours per week of private classes (1:1 or 2:1) which focus on Business Spanish.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic
Either before you come to Playa, to give your Spanish a nice solid base, or after you go back home, to keep it up, you might be interested in taking an online Spanish course with us.

You could only do an online course with us - but then you'd miss coming to Playa del Carmen!
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students, One-to-One
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Intensive Spanish + Medical Spanish course. This course consists of an intensive group Spanish course (20 hours per week) plus 10 hours per week of private (1:1 or 2:1) medical Spanish.

Designed for medical practitioners (doctors, nurses, care-workers, etc.) who need to use Spanish in their workplace, the course focuses on improving your linguistic competency in a wide range of health care contexts and situations.

The programme includes an optional visit to a Health Center, or encounters with Spanish speaking doctors or nurses.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Basic, Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, One-to-One, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
- Individual, One-to-one Spanish classes
- Spanish courses for closed groups
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
IH Riviera Maya offers training courses for teachers of Spanish recognized by the University of Barcelona, ​​Spain.

These courses are aimed at people who speak fluent Spanish (native or not) and who wish to train as teachers of Spanish for foreigners (ELE teachers).
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