Learn Spanish in Oaxaca

Oaxaca's indomitable spirit is born from its wild land and diverse peoples. Located among vast mountains, Oaxaca possesses very interesting archeological sites, as well as caves and grottoes to get lost in time. Its peoples constitute a rich multicultural tapestry, with 16 different ethnicities. Oaxaca's many languages, cultures, and traditions find a common ground within Spanish. This special medley makes it a wonderful place to have unforgettable adventure while traveling the world and seeing life in a new way. Studying Spanish in Oaxaca is an experience for all your senses. Savor the flavor of its seven mole sauces and immortalize its temples with stunning photographs. Eat, live, and learn Spanish in Oaxaca with don Quijote.

School facilities & location
  • 16th-century colonial building with modern interior
  • 11 bright, naturally lit classrooms
  • Library
  • Multimedia center
  • Computers for student use
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Beautiful outdoor patio where students gather at shaded tables to study together
  • On-campus restaurant for coffee between classes or a traditional Mexican lunch
  • Located in a lively central neighborhood surrounded by cafés, restaurants, shops, and art galleries
  • Walking distance: 5-10 min.: Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Oaxacan Painters, Cathedral of Oaxaca, Santo Domingo de Guzmán. 10-20 min.: Plaza de la Constitución or Zócalo (main square)
  • Optional Activities: Latin dance classes, Mexican cooking classes, visit Center of the Arts, Botanical Garden, Santo Domingo Museum, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Zaachila Market
  • Optional Excursions: Monte Albán, Arrazola, and Cuilapam; Tule, Toatitlan, Mitla, and Hierve el Agua; San Bartolo Coyotepec, San Martin Tilcajete, and Ocotlan market

Learn Spanish

For those who want to certify their Spanish level, our DELE and SIELE exam preparation courses offer a direct route to earning an official certificate. For students who want to get the most they can out of their Spanish course and have free time in the afternoons, our intensive courses with 15, 20, 25, or 30 classes per week are ideal. But that's not all, don Quijote has Spanish courses in Oaxaca for each and every one of your needs. If you want private classes, you've got them; if you're a Spanish teacher and want to improve, you can; if you want to come at the end of the year to celebrate the holidays while you learn Spanish, that's also an option. We adapt our Spanish clases in Oaxaca to fit each student.

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QUICK FACTS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL 

8
Students max.
All
Levels
Open
all year
17
Minimum age
5
mins. from city center

Travel Through Oaxaca

Study Spanish in Oaxaca and enjoy your free time by exploring the city and all the surrounding areas. Try the most authentic Oaxacan and Mexican food in the famous 20 de noviembre market, a delight for the eyes and the stomach. Travel back in time as you visit the areas that have been declared World Heritage Sites. Learning Spanish in Oaxaca is much more than going to class, it's getting to know a new culture, discovering a new world, and entering a society that will immerse you in wonder from the moment you step foot in the city.

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Zócalo

The Zócalo or Plaza de la Constitución has been hosting grand events in Oaxaca since 1529, but it is also a special place any day, where you can admire beautiful architecture and engage in animated conversations.

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Discover Oaxaca

From January to December, in Oaxaca there's always something to celebrate. Local events range from the traditional, cultural, and religious to the culinary, modern, and more. One thing all these fiestas have in common is the vibrant colors the people wear and the music that fills every corner of the city with life. Get wrapped up in the local smells, flavors, and spirit when you come to learn Spanish in Oaxaca.

LA GUELAGUETZA - July 19 to 23

The eight regions of Oaxaca embrace their rich culture with music, dances, and traditional dress.

MEZCAL FAIR - July

Tastings, gastronomical fairs, and music with the most typical drink from Mexico.

MUERTEADAS - November 2

Graveyards and streets are full of music, dances, and funny costumes to remember loved ones.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT OAXACA

3.8M
City population
72ºF
Average Yearly temperature
19
museums
33
monuments and attractions
30
universities
$2.50
cost of a movie ticket

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