Study K’iche’ and Mam in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Study & learn K’iche’ and Mam in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala will give a unique opportunity to students to explore and understand the cultural of indigenous people in Guatemala. The instruction if one-on-one, five hours a day, five days a week with daily social and cultural activities. Our students will live with a local Maya-K’che’ family which will be the perfect link to experience life from a different perspective. As a result of the globalization, Indigenous people in the city are loosing their culture and language. K’iche’ and Mam are one of 22 Mayan languages spoken in Guatemala.
Within the class structure, our teachers are able to offer students the chance to research various subjects using their acquired knowledge. At the same time, students can participate as part-time volunteers in our Community Project “La Pedrera“, or in other communities where they can practice on a daily basis what they have learned in class. The city of Quetzaltenango, with its population of 50% Indigenous y 50% Ladino, is a place rich in the Maya-K’iche’ heritage with an abundance of cultural linguistic centers such as Association of Mayan Writers, Pop Wuj museum, The Mayan League, Association Kawawil, etc. Students are welcome to ask their teachers to take them to bilingual schools where Ki’che’ is taught. Opportunities to explore are where Mama is spoken will be lead by the Mam teachers in the area near San Juan Ostuncalco and San Martin Chile Verde.
Please use the application for regular Spanish when you are applying for Ki’che and Mam classes.
We offer Ki’che classes online. Our faculty