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Spanish Schools in Oaxaca

Oaxaca and its wonderful world of both the avant-garde and the ancient, is awaiting your arrival and wants to greet you with its eclectic mix of ornate buildings, contemporary festivals, bygone ruins and cutting-edge cuisine. If you think you want to take it up on this offer then all you now have to do is take the all important step of deciding which Spanish learning centre in Oaxaca is the best match for you. We have compiled a mini review of some of the most important schools you will find in the city, so sit back, have a browse and let us do all the hard work.

Enforex Oaxaca

(N.B. This is an Enforex Partner School called Soléxico)

Facts and Figures

Location Calle Mariano Abasolo, in the heart of the Old District, two blocks from the Santo Domingo ex-convent and four blocks from the main square or 'zócalo'
SizeMedium
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5
Internet AccessYes (free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessYes
Websitehttp://www.enforex.com/latinamerica-mexico-oaxaca.html

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    Enforex
  • Facilities and Services - Enforex partner school has all the facilities of a modern language school and everything you could possibly need to successfully learn Spanish in Oaxaca. They have a conference room complete with TV, DVD, VCR and stereo, there is an internet room with access to computers and WiFi for free, they have a fully stocked library, an Administration Office to help you with any queries and a study area for those all important homeworks and revision sessions. There is also a large outdoor patio and refreshment room for relaxing and socialising. Upon arrival you will receive an orientation folder with all the information you will need during your stay in Oaxaca with Enforex.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditations - At this Enforex partner school, you will study your Spanish course with the aid of textbooks that have been specifically designed and perfected by their own experienced staff. The aim is to be accessible to everyone and every level and to make you feel comfortable speaking Spanish in all manner of different situations and adapt to both the Spanish language and culture with ease. The courses incorporate all the vital elements of learning a language, including vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and grammar. The accreditations and recognitions of this Spanish centre include Mexico Sí (Mexican Association of Spanish Language Institutes), SESEO (Association of Spanish Language Schools from Oaxaca), CANACO and SEP (National Board of Education) in Mexico and WYSE, FIYTO, IDEAL Group and ALTO outside of Mexico.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish institution you can take a course in Intensive Spanish which includes 20 lessons per week, students Super Intensive which has 25 lessons per week, 'Best of Both' which has 15 group lessns combined with 10 One on One lessons and Combination Intensives of either 25 group plus 10 private lessons or 25 group plus 15 private lessons. If you are looking for something a bit more specialised, then this Spanish learning centre has Spanish courses for DELE Preparation, Spanish for groups such as school classes, Spanish for Professionals and Spanish for Teachers. For something a bit more out of the ordinary there is also the choice of combining your Spanish course with Volunteer Work, Cookery, Salsa or even a course that takes place at Christmas time. The school also runs courses for the over 50s and children.. This centre has a total of seven levels of language ability, ranging from Beginner to Advanced. You will be tested and allocated a group that best suits you and that will be the most conducive to your Spanish language learning.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Depending on what time of year you are at this Spanish institute for your Spanish course, there are always plenty of different cultural activities on the go. In January you can take part in Three King's Day and try out some traditional 'Rosca de Reyes' (a type of ring shaped cake pastry with a small plastic baby hidden inside), then on February 2nd, whoever was the lucky finder of the small plastic baby, considered to represent Jesus, must bring tamales (basically fried or boiled starchy dough, used to fill with molé, chicken, etc.) for everyone. Also on this day, Mexicans in Oaxaca will bring the baby from their nativity scene to church to be blessed. You will have the opportunity of heading along to seven o'clock mass with your classmates to see this in action....that is if you aren't too stuffed full of tamales! There are also excursions available where you can learn about the Art of Oaxaca, Coking or even local hero, Benito Juárez. Enforex also organises trips to the nearby Zapotecan ruins and colonial towns.
  • Accommodation - Here you have the opportunity of choosing a home stay as your accommodation during your Spanish language course. This will allow you to further experience the Mexican culture and way of life whilst practising your speaking skills when you return from class. There is also the option of the Soléxico residence, just 3 blocks away, where you can share with fellow students. If you would prefer something a bit more private then you can opt for private apartments and hotel rooms that the school will help you to organise.

Oaxaca Spanish Magic

Facts and Figures

Location Berriozábal 200, two minutes from Santo Domingo Church and eight minutes from the zócalo
SizeSmall school
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5 to 6 students
Internet AccessYes (free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.oaxacaspanishmagic.com/index.html

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  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish language centre has all the facilities you will need to start on your Spanish speaking adventure. There is an outdoor courtyard for lessons in the sunshine, a well-stocked library for studying in and free WiFi for all students. There is also the opportunity to take part in regular language exchanges with native speakers
  • Spanish Magic
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - Spanish Magic focuses on the needs of each student an environment of comfort and enthusiasm in the classroom. Conversation practice and using what you are learning is a key part of the methods used here. The rules of the language are taught in a fun and lively way by experienced teachers. Oaxaca Spanish Magic is a member of UEESLO (Union of Schools for Spanish as a Second Language in Oaxaca)
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish learning centre, you can study a course of Spanish individually or as part of a group, normally with four hours of Spanish class each day. There are also additional culture and cookery workshops you can take part in for a little bit of something extra! There are courses designed specifically for children, courses tailored specifically for the Business, Legal or Medical field and volunteering at Mexican non-profit organisations in addition to your classes. There are three main levels of Spanish ability at Spanish Magic, ranging from Beginner to Advanced
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - This Spanish learning centre will provide you with a map upon arrival and recommendations regarding what to do in Oaxaca. Teachers will also accompany students on different trips during the week and at the weekends. These activities and trips will vary depending on the group of students and their interests, but examples include salsa dancing classes, traditional music and cookery lessons, trips to nearby ruins and colonial towns and celebrations of local festivals and holidays as a group
  • Accommodation - If you would like to, you can stay with a Mexican family during your Spanish course and truly feel like you have a home away from home. There is also the option of staying in a hotel, apartment or a youth hostel and the staff at Spanish Magic will help you out with the organisation of this before your arrival.

Oaxaca International

Facts and Figures

Location Morelos 1003, Centro Histórico, just four blocks from the zócalo
SizeSmall school
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 4 students
Websitehttp://oaxacainternational.com/en/

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    International Spanish school
  • Facilities and Services - Small and flexible school equipped with all the facilities necessary to learn a language.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - Oaxaca International Spanish school boasts a professional and enthusiastic staff who will use specially designed and chosen materials to help you on your path to Spanish fluency. As it is a small school, this allows a more personalised attention that aims to cater to the needs of each individual student. This learning centre is a member of UEESLO (Union of Schools for Spanish as a Second Language in Oaxaca)
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At Oaxaca International there are Express, Basic, Intensive and Super Intensive Spanish courses, all varying in the number of hours of Spanish class each week and all including two extra cultural activities after classes. There are also private classes and classes for different professionals such as Medical, Business, Hospitality, Criminal Justice, and many more. You can choose to combine your Spanish classes with volunteer work in the Oaxaca region as well whilst at this Spanish institute The levels of ability are from Beginner to Superior and there are a total of seven levels all in all
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Two different cultural organised are organised for the afternoon every week. These could include 'Manta Painting', where you can design and colour your own fabric, painting the different types of regional clay pots, city tours, cookery classes, dance lessons and cultural exchanges with local Oaxacan students
  • Accommodation - With this Spanish institute you can choose to stay with a local Mexican host family and put into practice what you are learning during the day, as well as gaining an insight into the way of life of the Oaxacan people. You also have the option of staying in a private bedroom in a staffed house, a hotel or an apartment. Oaxaca International will be happy to help you out whatever your decision!

Becari Oaxaca

Facts and Figures

LocationTwo locations in Oaxaca: Calle de M.Bravo 210, inside the colonial Plaza San Cristóbal building and Quintana Roo 209, near to the pretty Conzatti Park
SizeMedium sized school
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5
Internet AccessYes (free WiFi)
Websitehttp://www.becari.com.mx/

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  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish language centre has an airport pick-up service for those students that require it. There are mobile phones available for students' use and language exchanges are arranged regularly. There is a pleasant outdoor patio for relaxing and socialising and all classrooms are fully equipped.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditations - This is an institute which has professional teachers who aim to provide tailored and personalised attention to each student, no matter what their level of Spanish may be. Becari was one of the founding members of ASESEO (Association of Spanish Language Schools from Oaxaca)
  • Courses Offered and Levels - This Spanish institute offers Regular Spanish courses with 3 hours of class a day, Intensive courses with 4 hours a day and for those a little more pushed for time, there is the Super Intensive course which involves 6 hours of class a day. You can also combine your Spanish classes with two hours of cultural workshops such as weaving, cooking traditional Oaxacan fayre and ceramics. On top of all this there are also courses specifically designed to focus on the vocabulary for certain professions such as doctors, lawyers and those in the hospitality industry, for example. There are eight levels of Spanish ability at Becari, ranging from an absolute beginner to students wishing to perfect their Spanish skills
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Every week this Spanish learning centre organises trips to places like Zaachila, where there are ancient tombs and a market, Cuilapan, the site of an old convent, the black pottery workshops in San Bartolo Coyotepec and the wooden animals carved by the people of San Martín Tilcajete
  • Accommodation - Students can choose to stay with a Mexican family, a good way to practice the Spanish skills you are picking up during the day and to gain an insight into Mexican family life. They can also choose to stay in a hotel room or a studio apartment