About Us

Instituto Cultural Oaxaca

Located on the grounds of a beautiful 19th-century estate, our Spanish language school has proudly welcomed students from all over the world.

Our school offers you personal and friendly service and the opportunity to learn Spanish in the stunning, colonial city of Oaxaca – a place where historic and present-day Mexico meet.

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Thank you for your interest in the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca.

“We are committed to sharing with you the wonderfully diverse Oaxacan culture and the beauty of the Spanish lanuage.”

Message from the Director

Here at our Spanish language school, we pride ourselves on the quality of our immersion programs, staff and service. As Oaxaca’s oldest and most established language school we are committed to sharing with you the wonderfully diverse Oaxacan culture and the beauty of the Spanish language. It is my privilege to invite you to study with us and enjoy what our school and our city have to offer. Come and learn Spanish in Oaxaca, Mexico!

Yours Sincerely,
Lucero Topete

Our Story

Since 1984, the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca has developed integral programs to enable you to learn Spanish in Oaxaca in an enjoyable and interesting way.

Located on the grounds of a beautiful 19th-century estate, our Spanish language school has proudly welcomed students from all over the world. Our school offers you personal and friendly service and the opportunity to learn Spanish in the stunning, colonial city of Oaxaca – a place where historic and present-day Mexico meet. 

The Institute is a founding member of ASESEO, the Spanish Language Schools Association of Oaxaca, an organization dedicated to ensure quality and professionalism in Spanish language learning and to promote Oaxaca and its culture as a destination to study Spanish.

Whatever Spanish language program, Spanish language course, or private Spanish class you decide is right for you, our enthusiastic and dynamic native-speakers, all who have university degrees and years of teaching experience, will teach you exclusively in Spanish so your language learning is done in an environment of total Spanish immersion. Teachers implement strategies that facilitate language acquisition and evaluation throughout the learning process; providing individualized feedback and assistance. In some cases, completion may serve as credit for a university program.

External links to some of our partner Institutions and Associations:

Mexico:  N298-001 Independent Study in Oaxaca

This guided independent study is an opportunity to obtain an immersion experience that combines independent travel with the safety and security of Spanish language study and community health engagement arranged through the Global Health Affairs office at Penn Nursing with trusted local organizations in Oaxaca.  The program includes:  Spanish language immersion, cultural experiences, and community health/health education work.

 Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico

Students explore the relationship between people and the conservation of the natural resources that surround the communities in which they live.

Students take Spanish courses from the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca.

Oaxaca: Mexico in Latin American Civilizations

The University of Chicago’s Winter quarter Oaxaca program provides University of Chicago students with the unique opportunity to study Mexico’s role in Latin American history and culture in Oaxaca.

The Oaxaca program is operated in cooperation with the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca (ICO), an organization that provides Spanish language instruction and cultural workshops to students from around the world. The ICO is located in a welcoming 19th-century estate house surrounded by private gardens in the colonial center of the city. All instruction takes place in facilities provided by the ICO.

 

Global highlights: Nursing Summer Program

Spanish Language for Heath Care Professionals 

Students and faculty lived with host families and worked on their Spanish at Instituto Cultural Oaxaca. In addition to intensive language classes, including grammar, conversation, and Medical Spanish, the students also completed a seminar on the Mexican health care system taught by Dr. Gallagher. For the last two weeks, students volunteered in local hospitals and social service agencies around Oaxaca.