Spanish Courses in Oaxaca, Mexico
The city of Oaxaca, located in the central valley of the state, is surrounded by the states of Puebla, Veracruz and Chiapas and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. With its ethnic, cultural and historic richness, Oaxaca is an ideal place to experience the beauty of Mexico and its people. Due to Oaxaca’s appreciation for ancestral traditions and its colonial architecture, UNESCO has named the city a patrimony of humanity.
Oaxaca is known for its creative, talented artists and many different types of artisans. The artists use everything from clay and fabrics to leather, iron and jewelry, making Oaxaca one of the main producers of these goods.
Spanish Courses in Oaxaca at the Don Quijote Spanish Language Center
IMPORTANT: all Solexico centers in Mexico have merged with the Don Quijote conglomerate of Sapnish schools around the world. The Solexico Oaxaca school is now Don Quijote Oaxaca.
Don Quijote Spanish Language and Cultural Centers Oaxaca was founded in 1997. They now have three campuses in Mexico: Don Quijote Playa del Carmen, Don Quijote Oaxaca and Don Quijote Guanajuato. Their mission is to provide the best quality instruction of Spanish as a Second Language, and to offer students a meaningful and unforgettable cultural experience. One thing that sets Soléxico apart is the individual attention each student receives. The teachers, staff and host families provide around the clock attention, creating a family environment for every student.
Don Quijote Language and Cultural Centers provide students with the best opportunity to learn Spanish in a short period of time while being immersed in the Mexican culture. The staff of professional Mexican teachers and effective teaching methods, combined with a friendly approach to teaching Spanish, helps maximize the student’s learning capabilities and makes learning a truly enjoyable experience.
Don Quijote is a member of several international organizations, such as: FIYTO and ALTO, as well as Mexican Association of Spanish Language Institutes, CANACO and SEP in Mexico.
The Don Quijote Spanish Language Center is located in the heart of Oaxaca’s Historical Center, two blocks from the beautiful Santo Domingo ex-convent and 4 blocks from Oaxaca’s “Zocalo” (downtown square). Due to the Center’s location, students are surrounded by a number of cafes, art galleries, museums, shops and internet cafes. Don Quijote Oaxaca is set in a typical colonial building with a large main patio where students get together during the breaks. This old style construction with thick colonial walls keeps the classrooms cool throughout the year.
Don Quijote offers two additional destinations for Spanish Language courses in Mexico: Playa del Carmen, and Guanajuato. Students can combine courses at any of all three locations.
Please click on the following tabs for more information on our Spanish Courses in Oaxaca:
Don Quijote – Spanish courses in Oaxaca 2016 and 2017
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
Don Quijote offers several different Spanish Course options in Oaxaca. Minimum enrollment age for all group courses is 16 years of age.
Notes: Classes are 55 minutes long. Maximum of 8 students per group (average 4). In the exceptional case where there is just 1 student registered for a certain level, the number of lessons per week will be reduced to 60% of the total number of lessons. All prices for the Spanish Courses in Playa del Carmen include: number of Spanish lessons as listed, Spanish level test on arrival, first day orientation, cultural activities offered at the school, learning materials (text books on loan), certificate of completion and local support.
Intensive Spanish Course 20: (3-8 Students per group). The Intensive Spanish Courses are our standard program of 20 lessons per week of general Spanish. This means you will have 4 hours of class per day from Monday to Friday. The course is offered year-round at all 6 levels and is taught in mini groups with maximum 8 and average 4 students with the same proficiency level. Before the start of your language course, you will take a placement test which helps us to place you in the correct group. You will develop and improve all language skills (writing, reading, listening and speaking). Besides the language, you will also learn more about the culture of Latin America and the specific country where you are studying.
Intensive Spanish Course 25: (3-8 Students per group). For students who want a more intensive course we offer our Intensive Spanish Courses of 25 lessons per week, consisting of the 20 lessons intensive course plus 5 lessons of your choice: Business Spanish, Mayan Culture, History and Art, Oral Expression and Communication classes.
Combined Spanish Course: (3-8 Students per group plus one-to-one classes). The Combined Spanish Courses supplements the 20 lessons Intensive Spanish with 10 Private Spanish classes in the afternoon to address personal interests or difficulties in the language.
Business/Executive Seminar Intensive Spanish Course: (3-8 Students per group plus one-to-one classes). The Business Seminar Intensive Spanish Courses are combined courses of the 20 lessons Intensive Spanish Course with 15 individual classes in the afternoon to address personal interests and specific vocabulary related to the student’s profession.
Private Spanish Courses: 10, 20 or 30 Private Spanish lessons per week, One-to-one training, all levels from Beginner to Advanced. With private lessons the content of the course as well as the tempo is personalized according to the student‘s needs and wishes. Therefore students are afforded the maximum amount of flexibility and individual support. Private Spanish courses start every Monday for all levels from Beginner to Advanced.
“Spanish and More” courses:
Intensive Spanish and Dancing: 20 lessons per week Intensive Spanish Course (see description above) plus 4 Salsa lessons (2 afternoons per week). Learn to dance Salsa and other forms of Latin American dance in our salsa dance classes with an experienced dance teacher! Join our Spanish & More course with Salsa lessons. This option allows you to study Spanish and at the same time learn one of the most exciting dances of our time: Salsa.
Starting dates 2016 and 2017: Every Monday.
Intensive Spanish and Cooking: 20 lessons per week Intensive Spanish Course (see description above) plus 4 Cooking lessons (2 afternoons per week). Experience Latin American cuisine, visit the local food market and cook a typical specialty dish together with your teacher! Our Spanish & More course with cooking lessons helps you learn to appreciate the local food and the art of preparing typical dishes. While you are studying Spanish you will learn the secrets of the local cuisine. Students will learn about local food, visit supermarkets and/or local markets, talk about the ingredients, and participate in making and tasting some of the most famous local dishes.
Starting dates 2016 and 2017: Every Monday.
Don Quijote – Spanish courses in Oaxaca – Prices 2016 and 2017:
|1 week||2 weeks||3 weeks||4 weeks||Extra Weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course 20 Lessons per week||$300||$535||$770||$1,005||$209|
|Intensive Spanish Course 25 Lessons per week||$460||$855||$1,250||$1,645||$355|
|Combined Intensive Plus Spanish Course 20+10 Lessons per week||$520||$975||$1,430||$1,885||$429|
|Business Executive Spanish Course 20+15 lessons per week||$550||$1,035||$1,520||$2,005||$435|
|Private Course 10 Lessons per week||$285||$505||$725||$945||$200|
|Private Course 20 Lessons per week||$505||$945||$1,385||$1,825||$440|
|Private Course 30 Lessons per week||$685||$1,305||$1,925||$2,545||$620|
|Spanish and More (Dancing or Cooking)||$415||$765||$1,115||$1,465||$324|
Starting Dates for all types of Group Spanish Courses at Don Quijote Oaxaca: Every Monday year-round.
Starting Dates for all Private Spanish Courses at Don Quijote Oaxaca: Every Monday year-round.
Holidays 2016: No classes will be held on the following days: 1 Jan, 2 Feb, 21 March, 24-25 March, 1 May, 16 Sep, 2 Nov, 20 Nov and 25 Dec. Group classes missed due to holidays are NOT made up, except when two holidays fall on the same week, in which case one day will be made up or students will receive a 10% discount for that week. One-to-one classes are always made up during the rest of the week.
Holidays 2017: No classes will be held on the following days: 1 Jan, 25 March, 1 May, 26 May, 24 June, 29 July, 30 August, 8 October, 1 Nov, 8 December, 24-25 December and 31 December. Group classes missed due to holidays are NOT made up, except when two holidays fall on the same week, in which case one day will be made up or students will receive a 10% discount for that week. One-to-one classes are always made up during the rest of the week.
Don Quijote – Oaxaca Accommodations 2016 and 2017
Don Quijote´s students have several housing options: in our homestay program, carefully selected families provide a home away from home. This gives students the opportunity to further appreciate the beauty of Mexico and its people. Students wanting more independence or to be able to socialize with other students often choose to stay at the school’s student residence. Alternate accommodations such as Posadas and Hotels available upon request. Prices vary depending on property rating, location, season and length of stay.
Host Family – Stay with a Mexican family. NOTE: Double room prices are per person and can only be booked by 2 students traveling together.
Shared Apartments: Students are placed in private rooms in 3-4 bedroom apartments. All common areas are shared. Apartments are located 15-30 minutes walking distance to the school.
Don Quijote Residence: The Oaxaca Residence is located just three blocks from Don Quijote’s campus in a quaint, modern-Colonial house. There are 7 double rooms with private baths. Each room has a desk where students can do their homework or read, and there is wireless Internet available for those who bring laptops. The rooms are surrounded by large patios and garden areas which have been adapted as areas for sunbathing or lounging; a living area where students can watch TV. or movies; and a dining area for the buffet style, continental breakfast included. Students are also welcome to use the kitchen to prepare meals or to save and warm up leftovers.
Accommodation Prices 2016 and 2017:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra week||Extra day|
|Host Families: Private room / breakfast||$195||$390||$585||$780||$195||$35|
|Host Families: Private room / 2 meals a day||$225||$450||$675||$900||$225||$35|
|Host Families: Double room* / breakfast||$165||$330||$495||$660||$165||$35|
|Host Families: Double room* / 2 meals a day||$195||$390||$585||$780||$195||$35|
|Shared Apartment: Single room / no meals / use of kitchen||$225||$450||$675||$900||$225||$45|
|Don Quijote Residence: Single room / breakfast included / use of kitchen||$325||$650||$975||$1,300||$325|
* Double rooms can only be booked by two students traveling together. Prices are per person.
Don Quijote Oaxaca – Activities
(Excursions and activities are optional ant NOT included in academic fees).
Students can take part in other activities, such as trips to neighboring towns, visits to archaeological zones, mountain biking tours, rappelling, hiking, rock climbing or paragliding. You can enjoy a great variety of cultural and recreational activities. They offer one-day excursions to Monte Alban, Hierve el Agua, “el Tule” tree, Mezcal distilleries, and beautiful churches and convents.
One Day Excursions:
- Monte Albán is the most important of the Meso-American archaeological zones. There is a museum on the grounds providing a detailed look into the Zapotecan culture. 10-minute drive.
- “El Tule” tree is located in the town of Santa María. It is considered the widest tree in the world and is over 2000 years old. 20-minute drive.
- Hierve el Agua is a beautiful waterfall that cascades over a mountain and offers an amazing view. Students can spend the day enjoying the view and swimming in the natural pools fed by the falls. There are cabañas available for those who wish to stay the night. 1 1/2 hour drive.
- We will visit several mezcal distilleries to learn about the fermentation process in which Mezcal is made and taste the different flavors of this Mexican liquor. 30 minute drive
- Students will explore one of Mexico’s most beautiful churches, Santo Domingo, walk through its botanical garden and tour the Mexican History Museum found in the restored ex-convent. 5 minutes walking from Solexico.
- Don Quijote also offers two and three day excursions to Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel and Huatulco, where students can enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Pacific and the relaxed, fun atmosphere of the cities.
Excursions and activities are optional and NOT included in academic fees.
Airport transfers: available at additional cost: USD 30 each way. Please note: from Oaxaca airport taxis and shuttles are readily available for USD 5 to USD 20 one-way.