Specialized Courses

The ICC offers an array of specialized courses including profession specific Spanish, advance topics for Spanish teachers and courses about Mexican and indigenous culture.

Medical Spanish

MedSpanish is a CME accreditted program that is offered through the ICC. MedSpanish offers Spanish classes in Oaxaca for every level of the language based on the modern didactic approach. Programs also include cultural literacy training consistent with the standards of Culturally and Liguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). For more information on programs and prices, visit http://www.pace-medspanish.org/

Business Spanish

This class focuses on the Spanish needed to conduct professional tasks with confidence. Components of the course are: International business vocabulary, telephone etiquette, language commonly used in meetings and discussions, negotiations, presentations, and business communication skills. This course assumes a high-intermediate level of Spanish

Course fees:
$325 USD / week
Please contact us for group rates.

Legal Spanish

This course is especially designed for legal professionals to teach them Spanish legal terminology. This course assumes an intermediate level of Spanish.

Course fees:
$325 USD / week
Please contact us for group rates.

Writing Workshop

A course focused on developing writing skills in Spanish. Topics include proper sentence construction, spelling and punctuation. Various written assignments will allow the students to practice their written expression in Spanish.

Length of the course: minimum 2 weeks
Class time: 3 hours daily

Course fees:
$325 USD / week
Please contact us for group rates.

Advanced Grammatical Problems

An in-depth study of Spanish grammar. This course was developed specifically for advanced students and Spanish teachers.

Length of the course: minimum 2 weeks
Class time: 3 hours daily

Course fees:
$325 USD / week
Please contact us for group rates.

Indigenous groups of Mexico

This course offers a formal analysis of Mexican ethnic groups and the problems they face in modern Mexico.

Length of the course: minimum 2 weeks
Class time: 3 hours daily

Course fees:
$325 USD / week
Please contact us for group rates.

Phonetics

By focusing on the theory of Spanish phonemes, this course is designed to improve the student's articulatory habits in Spanish. The course is also designed to correct the problems of native language interference.

Length of the course: minimum 2 weeks
Class time: 3 hours daily

Course fees:
$325 USD / week
Please contact us for group rates.

Zapotec & Mixtec Classes

We offer a unique opportunity to learn one of the indigenous languages that are still spoken in Oaxaca today. These classes also offer an deep insight into the Zapotec and Mixtec culture.

Length of the course: minimum 2 weeks
Class time: 3 hours daily

Course fees:
$325 USD / week
Please contact us for group rates.

“As an advanced student of Spanish, I have to look carefully for language schools that can help me, so I was delighted to find that the instruction in ICC was so in-depth. Because of the school’s association with the Oaxaca Times, the staff are a well-informed resource for what goes on in this beautiful city.”

- Jim Innocent

United States

“The ICC's classes focus on practical Spanish. It helped me better understand what people say and what they mean... and in turn helped me to become more fluent, not just linguistically, but culturally.”

- Marie O'Brien,
United States


“Their approach of practicing speaking Spanish all the time while using correct grammar worked so much better for me than my first school's approach of many hours of learning grammar and then speaking for only part of class.”

- Tim Wang,
United States


“Probably my favourite time at the ICC was the excursions. Yolanda (the director) took us personally on tours of the surrounding pueblitas, showing us the specific hand crafts that each town specialized in, often including a demonstration of the traditional methods the still use.”

- Tim Wang,
United States

"The teaching staff at ICC is fantastic.  The classes were organized to facilitate real life conversations, which was exactly the practice I needed. The school is also located in a great part of the city, close to the heart of centro historico.  I plan to return."

-Marla Renn

Vancouver, Canada


“I was pleased with the flexibility of the school to meet my needs – they designed an advanced class appropriate for my language level, met me at the airport despite flight complications, and organized excursions based on the sights I wanted to see in Oaxaca Valley.”

- Sarah Roggero,
United States

"The spanish classes at the ICC were great. They were the perfect balance of educational, informative and fun. The teaching was very professional and personal and the atmosphere was just right. We highly recommend the ICC to anyone who wants to learn Spanish!"

- Jonathan Thaw (April 2012)