Mayan Language Classes
Private Classes in Tulum, Mexico
Learn the Mayan language dialect spoken in the Yucatan in Mexico. Tulum, Mexico has many Mayan families, so in addition
to your classes, we recommend staying with a local family whose first language is Mayan.
Tuition rates begin at about $25usd per hours. Contact us for a price quote.
Excerpts below from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Like almost all Mayan languages, Yucatec Maya is verb initial. Word order varies between VOS and VSO, with VOS being the
most common. Many sentences may appear to be SVO, but this order is due to a topic–comment system similar to that of
Japanese. One of the most widely studied areas of Yucatec is the semantics of time in the language. Yucatec, like many
other languages of the world does not have the grammatical category of tense.
The Maya were literate in pre-Columbian times, when the language was written using Maya script. The language itself can
be traced back to proto-Yucatecan, the ancestor of modern Yucatec Maya, Itza, Lacandon and Mopan. Even further back,
the language is ultimately related to all other Maya languages through proto-Mayan itself.
Yucatec Maya is now written in the Latin script. This was introduced during the Spanish Conquest of Yucatán which began
in the early 16th century, and the now-antiquated conventions of Spanish orthography of that period
("Colonial orthography") were adapted to transcribe Yucatec Maya. This included the use of x for the postalveolar fricative sound
(often spelled as sh in English), a sound that in Spanish has since turned into a velar fricative nowadays spelled j,
except in a few geographic names such as "México".
OUR SPANISH COURSE OFFERINGS
In addition to Mayan lessons and homestays, Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School offers Spanish immersion
classes in Tulum, Mexico. Children's Spanish programs are also available, see sammye.com.
Our school in Tulum pueblo is in a desirable location near Calle Palenque and Av. Tulum, the town of Tulum's main street.
Our gardens and porch covered with the traditional thatched roof that the Yucatán is known for are relaxing places in which to study.
Plus we are an easy walk
to downtown businesses, shops and restaurants.
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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Yucatán Peninsula
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