Spanish Language Course and Immersion in Oaxaca, Mexico

Location: Mexico: Oaxaca

Dates: All year round dates

Language Vacation

http://www.languagevacation.com

1056 Masters Lane Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 Canada

Call Us

Phone: Toll Free ( North America) 1 888 494 3974Telephone (Intl) 1 705 745 4697

Description

Learn Spanish in Oaxaca, enjoy your Spanish learning vacation in the central valley of the state, known for its ethnic, cultural and historic richness.

The city of Oaxaca is known for its ancestral traditions and its colonial architecture, UNESCO has also named the city a patrimony of humanity. Many talented artists and artisans live And work here.

Only 5 minutes walk from the historic district, located in a colonial-style building with large patio. Our school is quaint and colorful with a family atmosphere.

Highlights

* 5 lessons daily: (20 group lessons per week)

- We accept all language levels / ages 18+
- Unlimited course length
- A "lesson" usually lasts approx. 50 minutes
- Course runs Monday through Friday (mornings)
- Loan of course materials are included
- Placement test and orientation on first day of course
- Maximum 5 students per group class

Academic credit available: (if required)
- Undergraduate Credit Through Brookhaven College

Lodging options:

* Host Family:
- Private
- 2 meals included daily
- Meals will be local custom
- Shared bathroom with family
- Bed linens provided; must bring towels
- You will be given a key to your lodgings
- Located 15 - 25 mins. to school by public transport

After class and weekend activities:

In addition to the 4 language lessons your immersion will continue with cultural workshops which include regional Oaxacan cooking, back strap loom weaving, conversation, Mexican History, salsa dancing, ceramics, and many more. The talleres invite students to achieve a better understanding of Mexican culture through interaction with local artisans and teachers with years of teaching experience.

At the weekend many students can arrange to take optional excursions (at an additional cost) to local cities or local places and experience today's indigenous culture outside the city of Oaxaca. These excursions normally cost between 10.00 - 30.00 dollars and are guided by a bilingual guide.

Some sample destinations could include: Monte Alban: The largest archaeological site in the state of Oaxaca, MITLA: This archaeological site was originally a Zapotec burial ground, TLACOLUA: This village is home to one of the largest indigenous markets in Mexico and famous cathedral, TULE The massive Arbol de Tule is the widest cypress tree in the world and measures one hundred sixty-five feet in circumference and is 2000 years old.

Day of the dead annual celebrations: (late-October/early-November) In much of Mexico Dia de Los Muertos treats death in an uplifting, celebratory way. Families go to the graves of their ancestors, cleaning them, weeding them, and decorating them with flowers, candles, and photographs of the deceased. Quite often, the departed's favorite brand of tequila, mezcal, cerveza, or traditional Mexican food are set atop the grave. Family and friends gather on November 2nd, spending the day and much of the night affectionately remembering the dead.

Languages
  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Various options

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Selected language course and course length
- Placement test and orientation on the day
- Lodging as requested
- Meals if selected
- Use of teaching materials and borrowing books
- Optional cultural and social activities.
- Language proficiency certificate
- Academic credit available if requested

Credit Available

yes

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide Participant.

Participants Travel to Mexico

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Year Founded

2000

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