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.)