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Language Immersion

While Honduras is not nearly as popular with language travelers as neighboring Guatemala, the practice of language immersion is growing steadily. Many North American, Australian, and European students, retirees, business people, and general travelers choose to study Spanish in Latin America because of low prices and the option of homestays with local families. Many feel that the on-the-ground practice they receive in everyday interactions with native speakers helps considerably when learning. Countless programs exist in the country, but most are found in Copán, La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula, and other large population centers.

Central America Spanish School (tel. 504/2440-1707; www.ca-spanish.com) has the most programs in the country, with classroom locations in La Ceiba, Utila, Roatán, and Copán. They can arrange homestays with local families, as well as combine your studies with additional activities, such as dive certifications.

In Copán, your best options are Ixbalanque (tel. 504/2651-4321; www.ixbalanque.com) and Guacamaya (tel. 504/2651-4360; www.guacamaya.com), which have similar facilities and prices. Both arrange and encourage homestays.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.