Instituto Cultural Oaxaca

Spanish Language School and Cultural Center

What makes us the best

Strength and advantage

Since 1984 the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca has been a Spanish language school and a cultural center.

Spanish programs and Spanish courses at the ICO cater to all different levels and requirements. Options range from one-on-one tuition to group classes and cultural workshops.

If you want to know more about the school or ICO’s Spanish language programs, contact us.

Our Methodology

Our methodology is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Our classes are developed within the Communicative Model, which focuses on understanding and using the language fundamentals daily. 

Our Spanish language classes are taught exclusively in Spanish by native speakers with university qualifications and extensive teaching experience.

Tailored Solutions

We offer tailored solutions and organize specially customized programs for groups by combining our extensive knowledge and experience to provide a curriculum that suits group’s needs.


We are happy to announce our new Online Spanish Classes in Zoom, for before and after your visit to Oaxaca.


Our Course Offering

Seasonal Spanish Programs

Spanish Classes Online

Click here to learn more about our Online Spanish Classes

Student Testimonials

Some of our loved students say:

During my time here I met some amazing people and was able to excel in my Spanish. The teachers and administrators are incredibly helpful and kind. My trip to Oaxaca changed my life forever! Highly recommend attending!

Hannah Christen, 2018

I loved this school, the teachers and the people I met. They have an intercambio program that pairs you with someone local who wants to practice English and helps you practice your Spanish, which helped me become integrated into the city and not feel as much like a tourist. The weekend trips that were offered, especially to learn more about the Day of the Dead celebrations, were outstanding. There were so many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom as well as inside.

Brianna Santiago

I’d go back to this place if given the chance. Great teachers and great faculty too. It’s a language and culture school in one of the more culture rich areas on the globe so yeah very cool.

Matt Bruce

Instituto Cultural Oaxaca

Other Related Links

Visit Oaxaca during Day of the Dead or join a culinary tour and discover Oaxaca’s gastronomy, culture, and art.  

See a different side of Oaxaca on a guided excursion where your tour fee goes directly to villages outside Oaxaca. Discover how the power of microfinance, education, and responsible tourism help women to empower themselves, strengthen their families and their communities. 

Partner Institutions and Associations

Read more about the story of the first Spanish Language School in Oaxaca. Since 1984 ICO has offered  Spanish language courses and cultural workshops for students worldwide.

Online Spanish Classes

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.