Becari Conzatti offers five types of Spanish courses:

  • Two hours of Spanish everyday from Monday to Friday. 
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm, 3:00 - 5:00pm, 4:00 - 6:00pm & 5:00 - 7:00pm.
  • Three hours of classes, five days a week divided into two sessions with a different teacher for each session.
  • The first session includes a review of specific grammar points through dynamic and interactive learning.
  • In the second session, the students practice what they have learned through conversation and practical exercises.
  • There is a fifteen minute break between the two sessions.
  • Classes run 9:00am - 12:00pm or 4:00 - 7:00pm.
  • Four hours of classes, five days a week, divided evenly between two teachers.
  • This program allows students to dedicate more time to developing conversational skills.
  • There is also a fifteen minute break.
  • Classes run 9:00am - 1:00pm or 3:00 - 7:00pm.
  • Six hours of classes, five days a week, divided into three sessions, each with a different teacher.
  • There is a fifteen minute break between the first two sessions.
  • The last session is held after la comida (3:00 - 5:00pm)
  • This program is recommended for students who do not have a lot of time to spend in Oaxaca and really want to improve their language skills quickly.
Super-Intensive Workshops
  • Four hours of regular Spanish classes, five days a week, divided into two sessions, each with a different teacher.
  • Plus two more hours of workshops in the afternoon 4:00 - 6:00pm.

Workshop schedule:

Monday & Friday: weaving

Tuesday & Thursday: wooden carving animals

Wednesday: cooking

Specialized Spanish Courses
Spanish for Children Program  >>   

Becari Conzatti Spanish School in Oaxaca offers Spanish for Children for ages as young as 6-12 years.

We are committed to teaching Spanish to children through high-quality Spanish language immersion programs that help them learn in a fun, musical, and interactive way.

The teachers incorporate games and physical activities that promote both enjoyment and learning. With emphasis on cultural immersion, we ensure that each child is challenged at their own learning level. This is done by utilizing interesting and diverse themes, such as animals, ecology, and ocean life. Picture and word cards are frequently used to teach vocabulary and structure.

Instructors are experienced, inspirational, and native Spanish speakers. In our program, teachers will guide kids in their classes based on their starting level and their ability to stay focused on the new material. Classes are interactive and will prepare children for conversational Spanish.

This program is also very popular with parents who want to learn or improve their Spanish and want their kids to do so as well. Parents and kids can live together with native Mexican families in the homestay accommodations.

When are Children's Spanish classes offered?

The Spanish Children program is offered all year round, beginning of each Monday.

What does the Children's Spanish program consist of?

  • Four hours daily classes, divided into two sessions
  • Use of learning material (e.g., music, short stories, movies, games, etc.)
  • In school cultural activities (e.g., wood carving, making masks and piñatas, painting, dancing and cooking)
  • Homestay with an Oaxacan family with an individual room, private bath, all meals, and high-speed internet access for children and their parents
  • School trips and outdoor learning activities (e.g., attending Guelaguetza annual folk dance festival)
  • Birthdays and farewell parties
Medical Spanish Program  >>

The high demand of bilingual health professionals in many hospitals and clinics has motivated Becari Spanish School to offer a program focused in helping medical students, healthcare providers, public health professionals, and other healthcare practitioners (e.g., physicians, nurses, physical therapists).

The Medical Spanish Program provides health and medical education as well as clinical experience in Oaxaca.

In addition to the Spanish language skills, the goal is to learn more about the history of the population that students work with, and the culture that influences Latino patients’ healthcare behaviors and decision-making.

In our program we teach medical Spanish terminology necessary for students to take a medical history and perform a physical examination in Spanish. Outside the classroom, students have access to medical lectures with different topics such as Mexican healthcare system, non-traditional medicine, rural nursing and midwifery, etc.

When are Medical Spanish classes are offered?

The Spanish Medical program is offered all year round, beginning of each Monday and continues for at least four weeks.

What does the Medical Spanish program consist of?

  • Four hours daily classes with two hours regular Spanish immersion and two hours Medical Spanish courses
  • Participation in the clinical experience and operation room
  • Lectures targeting cultural competencies in addition to the Spanish instruction
  • Homestay with an Oaxacan family with an individual room, private bath, all meals, and high-speed internet access
  • In school cultural activities
Learn Spanish and Learn How to Dance Salsa in a Professional Way!  >> 
  • For students who are very interested in learning how to dance salsa and Spanish at the same time, this program is perfect.
  • Becari Conzatti language School (QR) and Salsa Retreat are working together to make this a great experience.

Whether you are an experienced Salsa dancer, enjoy yoga or Zumba, or simply want to try something new — come to Oaxaca for a fun-filled active vacation with intensive Salsa dance training!

Salsa Retreat invites dancers from all over the world to Oaxaca — a stunningly beautiful colonial city and UNESCO World Heritage Site! They specialize in exclusive private dance lessons (Salsa on1, Salsa on2 - Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia) with professional instructors who have competed or performed on the national or international level.

The program consists of two hours of Spanish lessons with us everyday and two hours of Salsa Dance everyday. Students will live with host families so can enjoy the Oaxacan culture with Oaxacans. Host families will pick up students at the airport. Students can have one or two meals with families.

The program includes two hours of Spanish but students can increase them if they feel they need it, or if they have time. Classes are in small groups (no more than five students). Our teachers have ample experience and will make your learning experience very enjoyable.

There is always something to do in Oaxaca, so besides your program, there are many things to see and visit.

Traditional Medicine Program  >>

Join our Traditional Medicine Program that consists of 4 hours of Regular Spanish plus four hours of working with a Traditional Medical Healer.

Law and Business Spanish Program  >> 

Two hours of Regular Spanish plus two hours of Business Spanish.

Social Service Program  >>

Two hours of Regular Spanish according to your level, plus two hours of Social Service Vocabulary.

Zapotec Course  >> 

The Zapotec language(s) are a group of closely related indigenous Mesoamerican languages spoken by the Zapotec people from Mexico's southwestern-central highlands region. Present-day numbers of native speakers are estimated at over half a million, with the majority inhabiting the state of Oaxaca. The Zapotec we teach at Becari is from the Valley of Oaxaca.

Zapotec languages are tonal, as are Otomanguean languages generally. They differ in the number of contrasting tones they have. Zapotec languages vary considerably. Some characteristics of Zapotec grammar common to the language family (though not necessarily present in all members) are:

an extensive third person pronoun system based on noun classes such as divinity, babies, animals, objects (inanimate), etc.; a distinction in the first person plural ("we") as to inclusive (including the hearer(s)) and exclusive (not including the hearer(s)); a frequent under-specificity of singular/plural distinctions.

  • The Zapotec course consists of four hours every day.
  • You can register for one week or as many weeks as you wish.

The cost is the same as for Regular Spanish lessons.