Recommended Spanish Language Schools

Fenix Language Institute in Zacatecas was recently recommended to us as “awesome!” From the website: “Fenix Language Institute was founded in 1973 with a firm commitment to perfecting strategies for the teaching of Spanish as a second language. Until then, the traditional method had stressed grammar model imitation, mechanical repetition exercises, and rigorous memorization. The results were not impressive. The founders of Fenix rejected these ideas and searched for a better, more natural approach. As a child, you acquire your native language by listening to its use, trying out new uses, and gradually attaining fluency. Fenix believes that this method is also applicable to the learning of a second language, a belief strongly backed by a considerable amount of research in the field of second language acquisition. Inside the Fenix classroom, we help students to listen, understand, and then express new concepts in the language.” The school also offers online courses.

My personal favorite Spanish “school” is our friend Carlos, who teaches private lessons in San Miguel de Allende. Contact me if you’d like his info.

Do you have a language school recommendation? We’d love to hear it.

(Image from Mitla. A narrative of incidents and personal adventures on a journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in the years of 1853 to 1855. With observations on the modes of life in those countries. By. G. F. von Tempsky.)

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  3. Jean Revere says:

    Hi Churpa
    I just discovered your website via Amazon and I am psyched!!! I lived in San Miguel from 1970-1972. Studying at the Instituto. We had a purple and green VW van which John Muir helped us rebuild. I just read Jon Schooler (sp?) post and felt like I was going back in time. I knew all those people!
    And now I am going back to retire.

    Sooo the reason I am writing is to say hello and ask you the contact information about the Carlos the Spanish teacher in San Miguel


  4. Kate mills says:

    Going to San Miguel and am looking for inexpensive spanish classes
    Would love your input
    Have a great day

  5. churpa says:

    Hi Kate,
    My favorite way to learn Spanish in San Miguel is through a private teacher, Carlos. He’s an amazing teacher and an all around nice guy. If I can afford it, it can’t be too expensive! If you might be interested in a private class, I can check into his availability and current rates. Last time I checked, he had a full roster of students, but he may have an opening now.

    I’ll also check with my sainted mother (who lives in San Miguel) and see if she has the down-low on schools.

    Have a great day…