Spanish in Mexico is intricately linked to the people, the customs, the geography, and the history of our country. At ENCUENTROS, an important aspect of the total immersion experience is to introduce our students to the multiple historical and culture aspects of Mexico. The city of Cuernavaca becomes the classroom. Learning a language is much more than memorizing grammar rules. It is using the language in a diverse set of circumstances. It is finding out about the people, the traditions, and the history of the land where it is spoken.
Dancing class Learn to move your feet to the lively rhythms of salsa, meringue, and cumbia.
Cooking class. Each week you can discover how to prepare a tasty Mexican dish with Marusa, our cooking teacher. You will have fun and practice your Spanish buying the ingredients at the market, learning to prepare a typical Mexican meal, and finally enjoying the dish in the company of Marusa and her family.
Ofrenda. Ofendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations, and are set up to remember and honor our ancestors. We take students to Ocotepec to see these festivities on November 1 and 2.
Chinelo from the State of Morelos. Locals from towns like Tepoztlan dress in traditional costumes and dance for hours on special holidays.