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Instituto Cultural Oaxaca

Avenida Juarez 909, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 515 3404
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The worst treatment, no refund policy

I would never go again to this School or recommend it to anyone after my experience here. I was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aleksandra57
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Toronto, Canada
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Great Spanish School in Oaxaca

We took spanish lessons at the Instituto for a week and a half. We strongly recommend it and will... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Susan G
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Oakland, California, United States
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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Avenida Juarez 909, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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+52 951 515 3404
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would never go again to this School or recommend it to anyone after my experience here. I was referred to a higher level class after my exam and in that class the teacher would leave us conversing between ourselves in Spanish without much interest...More

1  Thank Aleksandra57
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We took spanish lessons at the Instituto for a week and a half. We strongly recommend it and will return. The school is on a beautiful campus a short walk from central Oaxaca. Our class was small and the teacher, Señoir Martinez, was excellent. We...More

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

I took my classes from December 14 to 31st (back in 2015)! Wow!! Time flies! So far, I only have another school to compare to from Ibiza, Spain. Oaxaca itself is a fantastic place as most locals do not speak English and it's small enough...More

3  Thank Lifesdepth
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

We spent two weeks here studying Spanish and loved every minute of it. The cultural offerings in the afternoons were a highlight of the experience. We also took advantage of village tours to explore pottery, textiles, rugs, and other local artisan opportunities. Take an empty...More

1  Thank Martha H
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

As mentioned in some of the other reviews, Lucero, the director, is horrible. It's obvious that the only thing she cares about is making money. She does not care if you're having any problems at the school and she treats her staff poorly. The teachers...More

2  Thank selena142017
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

I went to Oaxaca earlier this year and chose to study at ICO. All of the teachers are great and the school grounds are beautiful, but the director of the school, Lucero, is not nice at all, in fact she's very, very rude. I saw...More

2  Thank Jesse M
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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I studied here as an intermediate student for 4 weeks. The teachers are excellent, although the curriculum is somewhat disorganized in the books they made for the school. The class size ranges from 2 to 6 students. My begginer friends were frustrated at times, having...More

4  Thank Pajaritoviejero
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

I had a great experience in this school. Well organized, beautiful grounds and very responsive to your needs. I stayed with a host family arranged by the school and they were lovely and conveniently located close to the school. In addition, the cooking classes in...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed with this school. Everyone I dealt with was professional, knowledgable and friendly. At the start of the week I was given a test to see what level my Spanish was at. They put me in the perfect class as it was...More

Thank Tony-Tami
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

I was in an Advanced Beginner Class with a wonderful teacher. I am many years out of school but found that I could readily learn Spanish with our native Spanish speaker. Not much English was used, which I think is great. I found the Administration...More

Thank Chodo
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BettyBoop2u
October 26, 2017|
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I just got back from vacationing in Oaxaca. I have no idea about the schools but, in general, I would say it would not be a great place for wheelchair bound people. The streets are cobblestone, the sidewalks often are too... More
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Samantha627
November 9, 2016|
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It depends on what is being offered at the time. Cooking is a lot of fun. In general I would say pack mostly jeans, only gringos where shorts. Oh, a light rain jacket and umbrella are a good idea too.
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