The Learning Center is a well-run education project just a few streets from our school. Gary Titus, the founder, saw a need for a support system for kids coming from villages or low-income families trying to either continue their education or enter the job market. Only too often, these children are not able to continue their schooling for financial reasons or make uninformed employment choices as they are unaware of their abilities or potential. Academia Vinigulaza supports this extremely worthwhile local program and we invite you to check it out, and if you would like to – do the same!
Paragliding in Oaxaca
Half Travel, Half Ecology. A very good ecotourism information resource with an emphasis on Oaxaca, Mexico and Latin America.
Specializing in the Pacific Coast and beaches in the states of Oaxaca, Jalisco and Colima.
Sample songs in RealPlayer format from Oaxaca's most famous contemporary musician. In Spanish, English and French. Flash plug-in required.
Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast ( www.oaxacadream.com )
Enjoy an entire level of our hillside home with panoramic vista and all modern amenities, only 10 minutes from downtown Oaxaca: eat-in kitchen, large bedsittingroom, private patio, washroom and optional adjoining extra bedroom for the children.
Web Spanish Lessons
Three Mexican-Spanish lessons aimed at beginners, with some audio to help your pronounciation.
Free Online Spanish lessons. CD-Rom based courses for sale.
Translate between English, Spanish and French, consult a Spanish-to-Spanish dictionary, find meanings for Spanish Synonyms and Antonyms and if you have your own computer then download the free software to install a personal dictionary into your browser.
Foreign Word offers a program called XANADU (free download) which translates words, terms or small texts from/to over 60 languages. Comes with references to almost 200 free dictionaries and text translation systems. Powered by The Collins Concise Spanish Dictionary.
Spanish Verb Conjugator
A free download from the "Summer Institute of Linguistics", available for MAC users only.
Another Spanish verb conjugator - on-line conjugation! - no need for download
Diccionario de Regionalismos de la Lengua Española
An alphabetical list of regionalised Spanish words and the countries where used. Broadband connection recommended due to long download time
Biblioteca Virtual "Miguel de Cervantes"
A Virtual Library with free access to hundreds of recorded poems, short stories, short films and documentaries. Most with a classic accent from Spain. Simply choose "Biblioteca de Voces" or "Biblioteca de Imagenes" by clicking on SECCIONES. Also has a great Hemeroteca with links to Spanish language newspapers and magazines. Broadband connection recommended.
Listen LIVE to a local Oaxacan radio station
La Corporación Oaxaqueña de Radio y Televisión transmits their station XEOAX in conjuction with ARO AM (La Asociación Radiofónica Oaxaqueña) using a streaming MP3 format. Just choose the "TRANSMISION EN VIVO" button.
Local newspapers in Oaxaca:
Mexico's two national television companies : TV Azteca , Televisa
EFE The No.1 Spanish-Language news agency.
BBC World Service in Spanish - Read or Listen "En vivo".
CNN in Spanish - Read, Listen and Watch the news in Spanish.
The Latin America Collection at Yale University.
Latin American Network and Information Centre (LANIC), managed by the University of Texas at Austin.
Spanish Abroad; Spanish schools in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Spain, and throughout Latin America.