About mary

My name is Marybel Mijangos, I have been born, raised and actually living in "La Ciudad de Antigua Guatemala". I got my university degree in Business Management on 2007 from the Universidad Galileo. At this moment I’m working as Manager at Spanish School Ixquic, which is a personal-familiar project that whe started working with my mom on 2010. Actually it is the first time that we have to opportunity to work with my mom and we realized that an Spanish School was a good idead, I'm very proud of my town, which a lot of people hate that I call town. But if we compare with (I just know two big cities in the States) we are a town. Which for me is better, because our people for being towners tend to be more humble, happy and simple, that makes them to life always smiling. I'm looking forward to meet people that want or need to learn Spanish. La Antigua Guatemala is one of the famous places to learn spanish with the method One-to-One, and the Spanish you learn here is well recognise in all Spanish countries because we do not have accents. I'm very proud of my town, which a lot of people hate that I call town. But if we compare with (I just know two big cities in the States) we are a town. Which for me is better, because our people for being towners tend to be more humble, happy and simple, that makes them to life always smiling. Come and meet La Antigua Guatemala #lag, you will not regret about it. You will noticed it is a favourite destination for vacation, because you can't find a place without a tourist. I'm not saying it is bad, I'm just talking about the fact that there is a great reason why tourist are all around. 

 Get in touch with me for personalised Spanish classes. All our teachers have more than twenty two years in the field of the education of Spanish as a second language. They are very very very patient and they are great ladies that work for help their homes too. They have the knowledge, experience and passion for teaching Spanish, I admire all of them cause they will make you talk.
 Write me!! I would love help you in planning your “leanrning trip” xx :D

10 Things to Know Before Visiting Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is one of the most visited places in Central America and it’s not hard to see why. Whether you’re here to sightsee, hike up volcanoes or improve your Spanish, you’re going to have a good time – but there are a few things you should be aware of before you arrive. Here’s our essential guide: The locals are obsessed with fireworks Fireworks and firecrackers are big business in Central America, but nowhere more so than in Antigua. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the locals are somewhat obsessed with bombas, and find any excuse to set them off. Hearing shockingly loud bangs and cracks is part and parcel of walking through Antigua, and […]

Ixquic Spanish School: Antigua

Nice description from our friends http://www.mujeresmayasenarte.org/links.html  This small school, at www.ixquic.edu.gt, features highly experienced teachers and a lovely courtyard setting not far from the Parque Central.  Most of the teachers are women who worked for years at bigger schools, but then found that they needed to set up their own, independent project in order to receive fair treatment. They arrange very enjoyable outings and homestays for women, men, and families.  They can also help you find local volunteer opportunities–a wonderful way to help impoverished children, improve your Spanish, and learn more about the culture of Guatemala. Women helping women through education is a key part of their mission.

Learn Spanish in Antigua Guatemala – Cultural Interchange

I found this article very fascinating… it is taken from https://aroundantigua.com Enjoy it!! Many People from all around the world decide to come to Antigua Guatemala to learn about other cultures and to share their experiences with people from other countries, because Antigua is a place where many different cultures join and find their similarities in order to learn and enjoy the magic of another way of living. Meeri Brandum, a Swedish girl that visited Antigua, decided to come for a while because “Antigua has the best of Guatemala” she says: “I love the mix of modern and antique, the history behind those ruins and getting to know different people […]

Do you need references??

Through the years we have been collecting memories of what  the students think about Ixquic after finished their clases, and proudly we can say that they leave with the feeling it was their other home in Antigua. Maybe here are not all the comments that we have had in all the five years we had been open, but reading that the students have learn a lot here and most of them came without know any word in Spanish, make us feel very happy, and of course we feel great about the team work that beside of have the knowledge, experience and patience, they just love to teach ESPAÑOL!!

Corpus Christi (feast)

The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), also known as Corpus Domini, is a Latin Rite liturgical selemnity clebrating the tradition of belief in the body and blodd of Jesus Christi and his Real Presence in Eucharist.  (Wikipedia) La Antigua Guatemala is a place that keep alive a lot of traditions, most of them are Catholic.  Yesterday was celebrated Corpus Christi and we want to share a video of it.  This day specially reminds me when mom used to dress me as “angel”, I guess that until I turned five.  Also remind me grandma cooking Pepian at the kitchen, and everyone running at home for hang the […]

Being Bilingual

Words are sharp weapons.  They speak  with their letters, but especially, with the use we give them: the way we pronounce them, the gestures that go with them, the context, the objective. They are pure emotion and therefore can sometimes play us a trick. How can we be more cerebral when talking? Easy: you have to learn another language. It is said that being at least bilingual, can “save your life”. A research conducted by the University of Chicago, USA, published in the Psychological Science journal, found out that people who speak a second language make better decisions.  It turns out that  when addressing a situation with a foreign language […]

Guatemala among the 10 happiest countries in the world

Study was revealed by The New Econimics Foundation (NEF) Web writing Photo: File elPeriódico After being released the third edition of the Happy Planet Index conducted by The New Economics Foundation (NEF), Guatemala was ranked among the top ten happiest countries in the world, a ranking which classifies every two years the level of happiness in the countries. Costa Rica ranked first for the second consecutive time in the global list, followed by Vietnam and Colombia, surpassing happiness to the United States, China and Spain. El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guatemala, among the top ten of the 151 countries analyzed. Meanwhile, Argentina is ranked No. 17, Chile is 19, […]

First-ever female Vice President for Guatemala

Posted by HarrietteRWI on January 9th, 2012 January 14th will see a landmark occasion in Guatemalan politics take place. Roxana Baldetti is the woman setting tongues wagging as she is due to be sworn in to start her term as Vice President of Guatemala this weekend – a post previously only occupied by men. One report I found stated that of the 158 seats in the single-chamber Congress, only seven are women. Four of these seven are indigenous women. Given that 40% of the country’s population is classed as indigenous, it is evident that there is still a long way to go to attain a fair representation. However, this month may […]

World’s top destinations for 2012

By A. Pawlowski, CNN December 27, 2011 — Updated 1241 GMT (2041 HKT) (CNN) — Globe-trotters everywhere, it’s time to raise your champagne glass and toast to all the wonderful new journeys you’ll take in the new year. But where exactly should you go in 2012? As always, some places will stand out above the rest when it comes to unforgettable things to do and see. To help you decide, we sought out recommendations from four travel experts: Robert Reid, U.S. travel editor for Lonely Planet; Martin Rapp, senior vice president of leisure sales at Altour; Anne Banas, executive editor at SmarterTravel; and Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor for Orbitz.com. We […]