I studied Spanish in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico during the summer of 2008 with Karla Peña Zapata. She came to a house I was staying at for 6 weeks and taught me Spanish for 3 hours each day. It was the most practical and useful teaching that I have ever received during my studies of the Spanish language. Karla used so many useful games, songs, and techniques to help me learn Spanish in a fun and creative way. We had conversations in Spanish (no English was allowed) and I felt so comfortable with her. Karla also took me to the most incredible places in Merida and surrounding towns which allowed me to see the people and experience the culture. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone I know.