As a student at Academia Vinigúlaza you have a unique advantage - the school was founded over 20 years ago by an English national, recently graduated in Modern Languages from Cambridge University. This means that our courses have been created based on educational experiences and expectations similar to yours; the classes are well-thought out, the teaching techniques modern and engaging; your time will not be spent copying endlessly from the board or engaging in rote learning. We offer teaching at its best.
We understand your expectations and have created materials to meet them.
A deep love and knowledge of Oaxaca have also allowed us to create fabulous experiences for our students - our goal is for you to do more than just learn Spanish in Oaxaca, we want you to experience it!
Experience life in the peaceful city of Oaxaca, a World Heritage Site, as you immerse yourself in the Spanish language and Mexican culture.
We offer group or private classes – whichever you choose you will always enjoy our dynamic activities. At Vinigúlaza we do not separate grammar from conversation, we leave written work for you to do at home so that you really make the most of your valuable classroom time.
Discover Oaxaca's world famous cuisine by staying with a family, chatting with locals and learn about life in the South of Mexico.
If you want to really delve into local life, take part in one of our volunteer projects – we support the Fondo Guadalupe Musalem and The Learning Center (educational projects for young people from indigenous communities) and Geo Conservación. Geo Conservación works in the Chinantla region, with a focus on conservation, sustainability and maintaining cultural values in the area.
"On a scale from one to ten I would give the school an 11! We were there for one month, taking classes every day from 9 am til 1 pm. We were there with our three kids, ages 11, 11 and 10."
-   Ann Carlson
"Alia and Lacy really enjoyed language school!. The hands-on crafts and games were wonderful!. The teacher did a great job! The girls loved her! The children's class was very well done. They had fun and we have been impressed by how much Spanish they have learned! Thank you!!"
"This program was outstanding. The excursions were fun, informative and well organized. The school was superb, and I couldn't have hoped for a better Mexican family to stay with. I appreciate how affordable this trip was. I appreciate all of the planning that went into making this such a successful experience. Oaxaca is an amazing city that I hope to return with family and friends."
-   Janet Gould, (Elementary School principal)
I have really enjoyed my experience here. The Spanish class was absolutely terrific. The homestay family treated us like family. The paseos (excursions) were just super!"
-   Rob Banfield, 4th grade Elementary teacher