Spanish courses are offered at Ollin throughout the year, either on a personalized basis or in small groups (2-3 students). At Ollin we want you to improve your conversational Spanish but most importantly, we want to make you feel confident when using it! Our main goal is for you to enjoy your classes while truly improving your Spanish.
and learn Spanish with us. We are committed to offer you the class that
will better suit you and your needs. To join our classes, we simply ask
you to contact us before coming so that we can learn more about you and about what you need. To better plan your classes, please complete our online application form. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Spanish for Successful Communication:
Students in these courses will gain greater confidence in the use of
the language through different activities that incorporate reading,
writing, grammar, oral practice and listening comprehension. These
classes include lots of conversation, short readings about Oaxaca and
Mexico in general, some grammar guidance, tips for pronunciation and
lots of opportunities for you to practice your Spanish in a relaxed and
*Mexican History Courses: Learn about Mesoamerican cultures, their development and some of their most significant cultural practices. Understand the Spanish conquest and its impact in Mexican culture. What was the Mexican Revolution like from a critical perspective? Who were the many actors involved? What is the current understanding of all these important historical events in Mexico? What is the connection between the Mexican Revolution and contemporary social movements in Chiapas and Oaxaca?
*Mexican Literature: Through
narrative, poetry and short essays of some of the most important
Mexican authors, students in this class will enhance their understanding
of the language and Mexican culture. This course connects reading and
writing with a contextualized approach to literacy and literature.
*Mexico through Cinematography:
Through a series of classic and contemporary Mexican films,
documentaries, short films, authentic readings and class discussions,
students in this class will engage in a learning process through visual
narratives. Other courses include: Economics in Latin America, Oaxacan
Street Art Seminars, Intercultural Teaching Awareness and Advance
* These content classes are offered in Spanish and require an intermediate Spanish level.