Instituto Cultural Oaxaca

Spanish Language School in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca Spanish Language School

Cultural Center

Established in 1984 the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca was the first Spanish Language School in Oaxaca

 ICO provides Spanish language courses for beginners through advanced students. Spanish Language programs include intensive immersion, regular classes, private 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.

Spanish Language School

The school offers a variety of classes for all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced. Spanish Language programs last from two weeks to one month. The school also offers cultural workshops where students practice  Spanish in a natural setting.

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 the group’s needs.


Our Course Offering

Seasonal Spanish Programs

Spanish Classes Online

Online Spanish Classes via Zoom before and after your visit to Oaxaca.

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Instituto Cultural Oaxaca Reviews

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

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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.