Spanish Courses

Regular courses

The ICC offers Spanish classes in Oaxaca for students of all levels of Spanish proficiency, from absolute beginner to highly advanced. Depending on the level of language proficiency, appropriate grammar structures will be introduced and practiced in conversation and exercises. Writing skills will be developed through homework and assignments.

Our regular courses consist of 15 class-hours per week (three hours daily). Students can choose between three time-slots:

  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m
  • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m

This allows students to enjoy more freedom and it provides them with ample free time in the mornings or evenings to participate in workshops, field trips or other cultural activities. This arrangement is ideal for students who want to improve their language skills and still have enough time to discover historical, cultural and culinary treasures of Oaxaca.

Course fees:
$150 USD / week
$540 USD / 4 weeks

Intensive courses

For those students interested in a more intensive Spanish classes in Oaxaca, we offer a program which includes 20 hours of class time per week (four hours daily). In addition to the regular lesson, one extra hour per day will be dedicated to either phonology or grammar, depending on the student’s needs.

Course fees:
$200 USD / week
$720 USD / 4 weeks


"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 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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