Taking Mayan Language lessons is an incredible way to get to understand more about the indigenous history and culture of Guatemala!
Please note lessons are given in Spanish.
A variation on the traditional Spanish classes we offer is a Mayan language course. In Quetzaltenango, you can study K´iche (also spelled Kiche or Quiche), one of the indigenous languages spoken in Guatemala. K´iche is spoken in several areas of Guatemala, but mostly in the Quiché and Quetzaltenango departments. It´s spoken by over a million Guatemalan´s, and after Spanish, it´s the most spoken language in the country.
The K´iche language uses the usual alphabet, but has a very specific pronounciation, and it´s nothing like the Spanish language, although you´ll find that for some words they use the Spanish word.
Taking K´iche lessons is very useful to somebody who is interacting with people from indigenous communities. K’iche classes have been given to researchers, volunteers, linguistics, but even Guatemalans who are interested in this unique heritage of their own country.
Like the Spanish classes, K’iche lessons are given in a 1-on-1 methodology by a native K´iche speaker. For the K’iche lessons, it is important to understand the Spanish language at an intermediate level, as these classes are given completely in Spanish, and the teacher doesn´t speak much English.
For the lessons, specific materials are used to teach the K´iche language. Before starting the lessons, we can recommend you study certain literature so that you can consider purchasing this before leaving for Guatemala.
The schedules are very flexible. Meaning you can have as few or as many lessons as you please. The price is set, regardless of the amount of lessons you take. You can indicate how many classes you want when booking above or simply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quetzaltenango – Private teacher
Flat rate of $12.78 per hour
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.