Instituto Cultural Oaxaca • Spanish Language School • (L)
The Institutes's campus is a former 19th century mansion where classes are sometimes held outside on its spacious, landscaped grounds and arched terraces. Their multilevel (beginner, intermediate, advanced) general Spanish language program is ambitious, with seven hours a day of instruction, conversation, and cultural workshops. For the less hardcore, programs with fewer hours are available. Additionally, they offer a full curriculum in Spanish of specialized courses in business, health care, and teaching Spanish as well as a course in Spanish for children. Extracurricular activities and workshops include intercambio, day trips, Oaxacan and Méxican history, music, film, ceramics, cooking, textile weaving, painting, kites, masks, piñatas, and salsa and merengue dancing. Homestays, posadas, and apartments are available.
- Benito Juárez 909, southwest corner Niños Heroes De Chapultepec; North of Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Centro Histórico; office hours Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 1 pm; 15/20/35 hrs wk, USD$115/130/160 wk, includes instruction material, registration USD$55; phone 951-515-3404, 951-515-1323; fax 951-515-3728; www.icomexico.com; email@example.com.
Oaxaca Spanish Magic • Spanish Language School • (W)
Offers beginner and advanced conversation-based general Spanish language courses, as well as Spanish language classes for children and Spanish specialty courses in business, medicine, and law. Extracurricular activities include intercambio, day trips, Oaxacan cooking, and arts & crafts. Homestays and apartments available.
- Berriozábal 200, west of Reforma; North of Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Centro Histórico; 15/20 hrs wk, USD$105/125 wk; phone 951-516-7316; www.oaxacaspanishmagic.com.