THE CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE BEHIND CHAC-MOOL, SPANISH SCHOO IN MEXICO, SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!
Who Are We?
We are the original Spanish School! We have been teaching Spanish as a second language for almost 18 years now! Meet the owners, both educators, Julio and Deana Najera. Julio, native of Cuernavaca, Mexico, studied at the revered Universidad Nacional de Mexico (UNAM) and brings more than 30 years in education to the table teaching Spanish as a second language. He was a professor of Spanish in Hamline University in Minnesota, and was invited to collaborate in the creation of the Spanish program for Bilingual Teachers in the state of California in 1996. Deana, born and raised in Southern California, is a certified, credentialed bilingual teacher in the state of California, with also 20 years of experience teaching Spanish in California at the Elementary school level and English in Cuernavaca at the Elementary and Jr High level. She has had extensive experience with immersion programs, as she is a product of the www.chac-mool methodology, and has worked for many years with children and teens learning second languages.
In 2006, The Spanish School in Mexico www.chac-mool’s programs for teaching Spanish as a second language were accredited by the Ministry of Education in Mexico, la SEP, and offered as Masters level courses for training teachers as well. Additionally, we have, through a rigorous process of acceptance, been granted permission to offer Continuing Education credits through California Lutheran University in the state of California. We have also offered semester courses for several universities in the United States, such as Moorpark Community College, Ventura Community College in California and Northeastern University in Massachusetts, to mention a few.
Finally, we are very pleased to announce our new Program Director at our Tulum campus, Barbara. She graduated from Mexico’s UNAM as well, with a degree in Interpretive Translating. She speaks 4 different languages, and has extensive experience teaching these languages as second language. She is well versed in the www.chac-mool philosophies and methods, and has already made impressive strides as a catalyst to our students’ success. Our customer service and quality of program are second to none.
These facts are what make us the best choice for our current and potential students, and what make us who we are. Although imitation is the highest form of flattery, our experience and long history of successful, satisfied and return students speak for themselves… other Spanish Schools may attempt to copy what we do, but they can’t compare.