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The ICC offers packages for students looking to integrate their Spanish lessons, excusions and accomodations all into one cohesive program.

Program for Teenagers

Main goals of the Spanish teen programs:

  • Learning Spanish in a friendly and healthy multicultural environment
  • Helping students to practice their newly acquired language skills through field trips
  • Experiencing the culture and traditions of a great historical city through supervised excursions and cultural activities
  • Studying and playing fun games while discovering a new culture
  • Meeting local and international people and making new friends
  • Cultural exchange through “intercambios” – meeting local teenagers who wish to practice their English in exchange for practicing Spanish with the students
  • Optional volunteer work with local orphans

 

We offer 3 options for our summer classes in Oaxaca:

One-week program

 

Age group: 14 – 17 years
Class size: 2 to 5 students
Length of the program: 1 week
Starting date: -Any Monday during June, July and August -Christmas and Spring Break *
Price: $450 USD
Includes: -Intensive Spanish course of 20 hours per week (4 hours daily with 20 minutes break)
-All study materials
-Accommodation with a Mexican family including 3 meals daily (7 days)
-1 Mexican cooking class
-1 dance class of salsa, merengue, reggaeton and cumbia
-1 cultural field trip in the weekend

 

* Please contact us for exact dates of Christmas and Spring Break programs.

2 weeks program

 

Age group: 14 – 17 years
Class size: 2 to 5 students
Length of the program: 2 weeks
Starting date: -Any Monday during June, July and August -Christmas and Spring Break *
Price: $825 USD
Includes: -Intensive Spanish course of 20 hours per week (4 hours daily with 20 minutes break)
-All study materials
-Accommodation with a Mexican family including 3 meals daily (15 days)
-1 Mexican cooking class
-2 dance classes of salsa, merengue, reggaeton and cumbia
-2 cultural field trips in the weekends

 

* Please contact us for exact dates of Christmas and Spring Break programs.

One-month program

 

Age group: 14 – 17 years
Class size: 2 to 5 students
Length of the program: 4 weeks
Starting date: -Any Monday during June, July and August -Christmas and Spring Break *
Price: $1 650 USD
Includes: -Intensive Spanish course of 20 hours per week (4 hours daily with 20 minutes break)
-All study materials
-Accommodation with a Mexican family including 3 meals daily (30 days)
-2 Mexican cooking classes
-4 dance classes of salsa, merengue, reggaeton and cumbia
-4 cultural field trips in the weekends
-1 picnic with traditional Oaxacan food

 

Program for families

If you are coming to Oaxaca with your children, we have now a special program for the whole family. Children from 6 to 12 years of age have the opportunity to learn Spanish through entertaining, lively and educative activities using the method of Total Physical Response. While the children are having fun studying with our experienced and skilled teachers, the parents can take classes appropriate for their language level or just enjoy their time in Oaxaca on their own.

This package, especially designed for children, offers 3 hours of Spanish daily, various workshops and fun activities. The classes are held from 9 am till 12 pm. The first 90 minutes module includes Spanish conversation, grammar in action, Mexican games and songs. During the second part of the class the children visit Oaxacan markets and famous Oaxacan artisans. Thanks to the Total Physical Response method, children learn vocabulary quickly and easily while putting what they have learned immediately into practice.

Next to the school there is a lovely new park for children up to 12 years where they can safely play and encounter Mexican children. There are also fun workshops and field trips that will help the little students to practice newly acquired language skills while playing and having fun.

We will be happy to assist you in finding the ideal accommodation for the whole family. Oaxaca offers a wide range of apartments, as well as B&Bs and hotels for every budget. Please let us know about your dates and preferences.

 

Age group: 6 – 12 years
Class size: 2 to 5 students
Length of the program: Minimum 1 week
Starting date: Any Monday of the year
Price: $180 USD / week
$680 USD / 4 weeks
Includes: -Spanish course of 15 hours per week
-All study materials
-2 workshops weekly – supervised cooking classes and Mexican folk dance
-2 cultural field trips
-Transport from/to the Oaxaca airport

 

Program for seniors

We have a special offer for senior citizens of 60 years and older. We are happy to offer 20 % discount on course fees and no registration fee for stays of 4 weeks and longer.

This program offers 3 hours of Spanish classes per day, 2 Mexican cooking classes per month and various cultural activities. We can offer educative and enriching walking tours within Oaxaca and 2 specialized cultural field trips to the indigenous markets and excellent artisans in the surrounding villages.

You can choose to stay with a Mexican family or in a self-catering apartment. If you wish to stay in an apartment, do not hesitate to contact us and we will inform you about the current prices.

 

Age group: 50+
Class size: 2 to 5 students
Length of the program: 4 weeks
Starting date: Any Monday of the year
Price: $1999 USD
Includes: -15 hours of Spanish classes per week (3 hours daily)
-All study materials
-Accommodation with a Mexican family including 3 meals daily
-2 Mexican cooking classes
-4 walking tours in Oaxaca
-2 cultural field trips

 

Tours and Workshops

The ICC offers great tours

The ICC also offers tours and workshops to help people experience the culture of Oaxaca.

Welcome to the ICC

For over 25 years the ICC has been teaching Spanish classes in Oaxaca and helping interested students experience the wonderful culture of the region. We offer many programs and services to help you make your experience in Oaxaca a truly rewarding one.

ICC Internship Program

The ICC is always looking for talented and motivated individuals who are willing to contribute their skills to building the ICC in exchange for Spanish lessons in Oaxaca. In addition to Spanish lessons, the internship program also includes free cultural field trips and workshops as well as support for accomodations.

The Typical Intern

Candidates are independent-minded individuals looking to upgrade their resumes and improve their Spanish language skills through language and cultural immersion. Flexibility, open-mindedness and a desire to experience another culture are necessary attributes.

Genral Qualifications

Intern candidates should be between 20 - 30 years old and possess a desire to learn about and live in another culture. Some Spanish is helpful (You can learn the rest when you are here!). Candidates should be enrolled in a University or have already graduated.

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Available opportunities

If none of the positions listed below match our skill set, but you think you have something to offer, we encourage you to send a proposal.

Currently, the ICC is looking to fill the position of:

Oaxaca Times Editor

The ICC's quarterly publication The Oaxaca Times is currently looking for an editor. The responsabilities for this position include:

  • Writing articles.
  • Recruiting and organizing volunteer contributors.
  • Writing one blog post per week for the Oaxaca Times blog.
  • Laying out the Oaxaca Times.
  • Maintaining and updating the Oaxaca Times website.

 

Extra Qualifications:

  • Degree/certificate in journalism or communications (or equivilent eperience).
  • Experience with industry standard layout programs.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML an asse.t
  • Intermediate Spanish is an asset.

 

Advertising/Sales Coordinator

The ICC is currently looking for someone who will help with the business side of our quarterly publication The Oaxaca Times. The responsabilities for this position include:

  • Develop a strategy for selling advertising space on www.oaxacatimes.com
  • Developing a sales kit for selling advertisements for The Oaxaca Times in both print and online formats.
  • Selling advertising space to local businesses.

 

Extra Qualifications:

  • Degree/certificate in commerce, business administration or related field (or equivilent eperience).
  • Intermediate Spanish is an asset.

 

"The spanish classes at the ICC were great. They were the perfect balance of educational, informative and fun. The teaching was very professional and personal and the atmosphere was just right. We highly recommend the ICC to anyone who wants to learn Spanish!"

- Jonathan Thaw (April 2012)

“The ICC's classes focus on practical Spanish. It helped me better understand what people say and what they mean... and in turn helped me to become more fluent, not just linguistically, but culturally.”

- Marie O'Brien,
United States


“Their approach of practicing speaking Spanish all the time while using correct grammar worked so much better for me than my first school's approach of many hours of learning grammar and then speaking for only part of class.”

- Tim Wang,
United States

“As an advanced student of Spanish, I have to look carefully for language schools that can help me, so I was delighted to find that the instruction in ICC was so in-depth. Because of the school’s association with the Oaxaca Times, the staff are a well-informed resource for what goes on in this beautiful city.”

- Jim Innocent

United States


“I was pleased with the flexibility of the school to meet my needs – they designed an advanced class appropriate for my language level, met me at the airport despite flight complications, and organized excursions based on the sights I wanted to see in Oaxaca Valley.”

- Sarah Roggero,
United States

"The teaching staff at ICC is fantastic.  The classes were organized to facilitate real life conversations, which was exactly the practice I needed. The school is also located in a great part of the city, close to the heart of centro historico.  I plan to return."

-Marla Renn

Vancouver, Canada


“Probably my favourite time at the ICC was the excursions. Yolanda (the director) took us personally on tours of the surrounding pueblitas, showing us the specific hand crafts that each town specialized in, often including a demonstration of the traditional methods the still use.”

- Tim Wang,
United States