Spanish Language

We do not require Spanish language ability for the institute, but if you know or are learning Spanish you may enjoy practicing it.  Some past participants have asked about Spanish language study opportunities in Oaxaca for themselves or for trailing family members or partners.  The Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca (ICO) has a good reputation.  It is a pretty setting, too, and walkable from our center of activity.  The ICO typically offers summer classes that might interest trailing partners and family members, too:  cooking, weaving, ceramics, salsa dancing, painting alebrijes, literature, and Mexican cinema (the latter require intermediate Spanish or higher).

Instituto Cultural Oaxaca
Avenida Juárez #909
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Phone: (951) 515-3404
Contact: Lucero Topete, Director

Here’s another language school that was recommended to me by a friend:
Ollin Tlahtoalli
Melchor Ocampo #710
Centro, Oaxaca, Oax.
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Here is a longer list of options, obtained from the Internet.

Instituto Amigos del Sol
Pino Suárez #802
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Phone: (951) 133-6052
Contact: Rogelio Ballesteros

Becari Spanish Language School
Two locations in Oaxaca:
M. Bravo #210, Plaza San Cristóbal
and Quintana Roo #209
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Phone: (951) 514-6076
Contacts: Martha Canseco and Sandra Rivera

Solexico Language and Cultural Center
Abasolo #217, corner of Avenida Juarez
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Phone: (951) 516-5680
Contact: Elizabeth Petter, Campus Director

Academia Vinigúlaza
Abasolo #503
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Phone: (951) 513-2763
Contact: Catherine Kumar

Español Interactivo Language School
Armenta y López #311-B
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Phone: (951) 514-6062
U.S. Phone: (213) 634-1444