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Travel dates: October 13-19, 2024

Registration deadline: June 15, 2024


The Oaxaca trip is confirmed for travel. Don't miss the opportunity to join us!


Find more details and register here (same link as above).

 

Registration deadline is this weekend: June 15, 2024.

 

Check in with me: Need to chat first? Shoot me an email, and we can set up a 15-minute virtual check-in: clasesconelizabeth@gmail.com. I'll answer your questions and we can chat about the trip before we meet up in Oaxaca. :)


First two images: Gastro Editorial and Alex Gutiérrez on Unsplash


Read on to learn about this Spanish Immersion Group Trip:


Oaxaca is known for its cuisine, including several types of mole, markets, street food, mezcal, art galleries, rich cultural heritage, colorful streets, Día de los Muertos celebrations, and so much more. I'm excited to spend a week in México with Spanish learners as we practice the language, take Spanish classes, and explore all that Oaxaca has to offer.


This program is specifically designed with adult Spanish language learners in mind. Immerse yourself the culture, history, and the language. Travel with a Spanish teacher to support your language growth and to coordinate guided activities.





Why am I excited about this program? Here are a few reasons...


  • Our hotel invests in educational programs in the Oaxaca area:

    •  I selected this hotel intentionally so that as visitors, we will also be investing in the local community. See below for more info on Hotel Con Corazón.

  • Spanish classes included to support your language goals:

    • Although you will be practicing your Spanish every day, sometimes it helps to have dedicated time to ask questions and learn about grammar and vocabulary.

  • Cooking class:

    • Walk to the market for fresh ingredients and prepare food together

  • City walking tour to familiarize yourself with the area:

    • I met a great guide during my visit to Oaxaca, and I've requested his services for our group, too. :)

  • Mezcal tour to get a taste of the region:

    • I love a good mezcal cocktail, but even for the non-drinker, learning about mezcal production is way to experience the region's history and culture.

  • Day trips to learn about the Zapotec culture and enjoy the natural landscapes:

    • We'll have a good mix of adventures both inside and outside the city.

  • A culinary experience:

    • Enjoy group meal reservations & also free time to explore the food scene as you wish.





Just a vacation? It's so much more...


The program is born of a love for conscious travel, language learning, education, and investing in local communities. For these reasons, the group will stay at Hotel Con Corazón for the duration of the program. This hotel "invests most of its profits in education. Our Oaxaca program supports students from low-income families in and around Oaxaca city in their education path, in order to give them a head start at the labour market and break their families' poverty cycle." Read more HERE.





Program Objectives

  • Develop and enhance your Spanish skills through travel

  • Gain an understanding of the culture and history

  • Build connections with locals and fellow travelers

  • Explore Oaxaca's iconic sites and also have flexibility for casual exploration



Who Should Attend?

  • Those who want to practice Spanish through travel.

  • Learners with varying proficiency levels welcome. Language requirements: 

    • Basic foundation in Spanish. 

    • Willingness to practice the language before departure.

    • Commitment to speaking Spanish during the program (as much as possible).

    • Ability to attend virtual, pre-departure classes and meetings.

  • Travelers seeking an adventure itinerary: we will be moving, walking, hiking, traveling, and also staying in the language as much as possible. This program can be both physically and mentally challenging. If you have any questions about itinerary accessibility, please reach out.




Bilingual Program Leader

I'll be joining you on the program! I have been teaching languages and traveling internationally since 2010. My travels include personal, professional, private, and group programs. To learn more, visit the following link or the Instagram account @clasesconelizabeth.


Language Immersion

Participants are encouraged to communicate in Spanish as much as possible with the local people and fellow travelers. Language growth is a main focus of the program; this is your opportunity for immersion and to give your Spanish skills a boost to the next level!




¿Qué esperas? ¡Nos vemos en Oaxaca!




Spanish Immersion Travel Program to Oaxaca, México

October 13-19, 2024


SAVE $100: Enroll by May 15, 2024

Final enrollment deadline: June 15, 2024.




Oaxaca is known for its cuisine, including several types of mole, markets, street food, mezcal, art galleries, rich cultural heritage, colorful streets, Día de los Muertos celebrations, and so much more. I'm excited to spend a week in México with Spanish learners as we practice the language, take Spanish classes, and explore all that Oaxaca has to offer.

This program is specifically designed with adult Spanish language learners in mind. Immerse yourself the culture, history, and the language. Travel with a Spanish teacher to support your language growth and to coordinate guided activities.

What do I love about this program? Here are a few reasons...


  • Our hotel invests in educational programs in the Oaxaca area:

    • I selected this hotel intentionally so that as visitors, we will also be investing in the local community. See below for more info on Hotel Con Corazón.

  • Spanish classes included to support your language goals:

    • Although you will be practicing your Spanish every day, sometimes it helps to have dedicated time to ask questions and learn about grammar and vocabulary.

  • Cooking class:

    • Walk to the market for fresh ingredients and prepare food together

  • City walking tour to familiarize yourself with the area:

    • I met a great guide during my last visit to Oaxaca, and I've requested his services for our group, too. :)

  • Mezcal tour to get a taste of the region:

    • I love a good mezcal cocktail, but even for the non-drinker, learning about mezcal production is way to experience the region's history and culture.

  • Day trips to learn about the Zapotec culture and enjoy the natural landscapes:

    • We'll have a good mix of adventures both inside and outside the city.

  • A culinary experience:

    • Enjoy group meal reservations & also free time to explore the food scene as you wish





Just a vacation? It's so much more...


The program is born of a love for conscious travel, language learning, education, and investing in local communities. For these reasons, the group will stay at Hotel Con Corazón for the duration of the program. This hotel "invests most of its profits in education. Our Oaxaca program supports students from low-income families in and around Oaxaca city in their education path, in order to give them a head start at the labour market and break their families' poverty cycle." Read more HERE.





Program Objectives

  • Develop and enhance your Spanish skills through travel

  • Gain an understanding of the culture and history

  • Build connections with locals and fellow travelers

  • Explore Oaxaca's iconic sites and also have flexibility for casual exploration



Who Should Attend?

  • Those who want to practice Spanish through travel.

  • Learners with varying proficiency levels welcome. Language requirements: 

    • Basic foundation in Spanish. 

    • Willingness to practice the language before departure.

    • Commitment to speaking Spanish during the program (as much as possible).

    • Ability to attend virtual, pre-departure classes and meetings.

  • Travelers seeking an adventure itinerary: we will be moving, walking, hiking, traveling, and also staying in the language as much as possible. This program can be both physically and mentally challenging. If you have any questions about itinerary accessibility, please reach out.




Bilingual Program Leader

I'll be joining you on the program! I have been teaching languages and traveling internationally since 2010. My travels include personal, professional, private, and group programs. To learn more, visit the following link or the Instagram account @clasesconelizabeth.


Language Immersion

Participants are encouraged to communicate in Spanish as much as possible with the local people and fellow travelers. Language growth is a main focus of the program; this is your opportunity for immersion and to give your Spanish skills a boost to the next level!






¿Qué esperas? ¡Nos vemos en Oaxaca!




I'm currently sitting in the airport waiting for my (now delayed) flight to Lima, Perú. I'm excited to see our friends and family, eat lomo saltado, ceviche, maybe have some pisco sours or chilcanos, and definitely enjoy being in the hustle and bustle of the capital in addition to our quick trip to a city located in a valley in the Andes mountains. I'll be sharing all about this personal trip on Instagram & TikTok to give you a feel for Perú and also what it's like to travel with me: check it out @clasesconelizabeth for more.


But perhaps more importantly, this time around I'll be making mental notes on what to share with travelers during the group program this summer --




Join me in Perú this August!

If you've been considering the Lima & Cusco, Perú Program: don't miss the enrollment deadline. April 3, 2024 is only

2 weeks away!


Perú holds a special place in my heart, and I can't wait to share it with you and fellow Spanish learners. You can find the itinerary, price, inclusions, exclusions, etc., all at the following link:



This is a hard deadline! A program to Perú includes booking domestic flights between Lima & Cusco, as well as securing Machu Picchu tickets, so an April deadline is required.


Want to learn more? Click the link above or see the info & photos below --

Program Description:

This program is specifically designed with adult Spanish language learners in mind. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and language of beautiful Perú while exploring Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Travel with an experienced language teacher to support your Spanish immersion and coordinate the guided activities. Travel package includes Spanish classes while in Perú and language support throughout the trip. There are several group activities with fellow Spanish learners included, and there is also flexibility for alone time and to explore as you wish!


Lima is known for its award-winning gastronomy (lomo saltado, ceviche, pisco, and more), colonial architecture, views of the Pacific coast and its trendy neighborhoods. Cusco is known as the former capital of the Incas and sits high in the Andes Mountains as a gateway to a wonder of the world, Machu Picchu. 


Are you a teacher or an educator? Earn CEU hours and receive a certificate for program participation. 


This program is born of a love for conscious travel, language learning, education, and investing in local communities. For these reasons, we collaborate with Peruvian service providers to offer the activities and tours offered in this itinerary, and portion of the program price is directly donated to a Peruvian educational organization and/or a local school to support local programming. By traveling on a Clases Con Elizabeth program to Perú, you will also be creating positive impact by investing in local educational efforts.





Program Objectives

  • Develop and enhance your Spanish skills through travel

  • Gain an understanding of Peruvian culture and history

  • Build connections with locals and fellow travelers

  • Explore Peru's iconic sites and also have flexibility for casual exploration


Who Should Attend?

This program has been intentionally designed for language learners and those interested in cultural immersion, while allowing opportunity to discover both the must-sees sites and the local spots. Who should book this program?

  • Adult Spanish learners who want to practice Spanish through international travel, but who may not able to participate in long-term study abroad programs or other types of extended stays. 

  • Learners with varying proficiency levels are welcome. Trip language requirements: 

    • Basic foundation and/or understanding of Spanish. 

    • Willingness to practice your language skills before departure.

    • Dedication to using the language throughout the trip.

    • Able to attend any pre-departure classes and/or meetings.

  • Travelers must be physically and mentally ready for an adventure itinerary: we will be moving, walking, hiking, traveling, and also staying in the language as much as possible. This program is both physically and mentally challenging.

  • Teachers/educators can earn 20 CEU hours and a program certificate.





Bilingual Program Leader

I'll be joining you on the program! I have been teaching languages and traveling internationally since 2010. My travels include personal, professional, private, and group programs; I lived in Lima for two years and now return at least once a year to visit friends and family. For more information on my teaching and traveling experiences, visit the following link or the Instagram account @clasesconelizabeth.


Language Focused

There are 4 Spanish classes included in the price: one 30-minute private Spanish Conversation Classes with your Program Leader before departure, and three Spanish classes during the program with local teachers. The classes while in Perú are provided to enhance the immersion experience with an opportunity to ask vocabulary and grammar questions during the program. On-site classes also provide opportunity for cultural exchange and direct connection to the local people and language. 





Language Immersion

Participants are encouraged to communicate in Spanish as much as possible with both the local people and fellow travelers. Language growth is a main focus of the program, and this is your opportunity to immerse yourself and give your Spanish skills a boost to the next level! Majority of tours included in the program are given primarily in Spanish (although there may be times when guides use English).

Support Local Education in Cusco, Perú

This program is born of a love for conscious travel, language learning, education, and investing in local communities. A portion of the program price is donated directly to Peruvian educational organization and/or a local school to support local educational programs. By traveling on a Clases Con Elizabeth program to Perú, you will also be creating positive impact by investing in local educational efforts.




¿Qué esperas? ¡Vamos de viaje!



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