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International HouseOaxaca, Mexico

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4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Overall school rating of International House, Oaxaca
Ranked #1 of 0 Spanish schools in Oaxaca
School
Location of the school
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Facilities
3.1 

Rating: 3.1/5.0

Social activities
2.2 

Rating: 2.2/5.0

Organisation
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0 

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 18-30 years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(1)
Students 31-49 years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(1)
Students 50+ years
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

(6)
What we like about the school
  • On-campus restaurant serving traditional Mexican lunch.
  • Located in a colonial building from the 16th century with modern interior.
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation (4.7/5.0)
  • Welcome dinner.
What we dislike about the school
  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 40% of students are from Brazil
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: International House Oaxaca is located in the historic city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Housed in a 16th Century colonial building in the city centre, the school is close to several resturants, shops, gardens, art galleries and attractions such as the Andador Turístico, Zócalo Oaxaca, the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the Mercado Benito Juárez, Plaza Santa Domingo and much more.

Course selection: IH Oaxaca provides various courses for learning Spanish, suitable to students of all levels and various necessities. In addition to General Spanish programmes, the school also provides lessons in Business Spanish, Medical Spanish, Mexican Cooking and Latin Dancing. There are also Discover Mexico programmes that allow students to discover the cultural wonders of Oaxaca whilst learning Spanish.

Getting around: The school is housed in downtown Oaxaca, with many of the city's main attractions within walking distance. One of the best ways to get around the city is therefore by foot, yet buses and taxis are also readily available, although they are not known for their efficiency.

Social and Cultural: IH Oaxaca provides several options for social activities, including dancing and cooking classes.

Accommodation: The school offers accommodation in Homestay, Student Residence, Furnished Apartments and On-site Apartments, catering to the needs of all students.

Additional information: Oaxaca city is unique in its surroundings, located amongst mountains and home to a vast amount of archaeological sites. The city has a rich culture, with over 16 different ethnicities.
  • The language school International House was founded in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2021.
  • Legal name / parent company: International House Mexico S.C.
  • Tax registration ID: IHM98042042A

Spanish Courses

General Language
Private
Business
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by International House

Comments about courses

What is included in the Intensive course price:

  • Registration.
  • Level test.
  • Personal interview.
  • Welcome breakfast.
  • First day walking tour.
  • 6 + hours/week of Spanish immersion with our social programme
  • Closing ceremony.
  • Certificate at the end of the course.

    The week starting 03 Apr includes two public holidays, therefore this week will have a special price of USD 145.

    In case there is only one student at a given level in a given week, that student will take 10 private hours instead of the original 20 with no extra cost.
Lesson duration
55 minutes
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 60 US$ per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 04 Feb 2024, 05 Feb 2024, 18 Mar 2024, 01 May 2024, 15 May 2024, 16 Sep 2024, 15 Nov 2024, 25 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

Lessons needed per Spanish language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Welcome dinner
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by International House, Oaxaca can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Photos

  • In class
    In class1/5
  • Working hard
    Working hard2/5
  • Students in class
    Students in class3/5
  • Diploma
    Diploma4/5
  • School patio
    School patio5/5

International House

Accreditations and Quality seals
Instituto Cervantes
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at International House and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Computer lab

  • Garden

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 5
    Number of public PC workstations: 2

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
18 years
6 years for specific Junior courses
Average age of students
In summer: 15 years
Throughout the year: 32 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Oaxaca - Xoxocotlan International Airport:
130 US$ one way
260 US$ return (both ways)
More information about airports around Oaxaca and how to get from the airport to Oaxaca on your own here on our Oaxaca page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball-
Cooking-
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf-
Horse riding-
Music-
Table Tennis-
Tennis-
Volleyball-
Yoga-

Accommodation

Ratings of International House compared to ratings of all schools in Mexico

 International House OaxacaAverage of all other schools in Mexico
Overall school rating4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities3.1

Rating: 3.1/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities2.2

Rating: 2.2/5.0

3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Organisation4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Quality of teaching4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Shared flat4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Student opinions about International House, Oaxaca

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher I had and the director IH Oaxaca couldn't have been better; they were helpful, friendly, and very encouraging. The location was great and the little cafe in the courtyard served a very nice cappuccino.
Disliked
There wasn't anything that I didn't like.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
25. Jul. 2022
Liked
The quality of the lessons was good with a good teacher. Especially very practical with an emphasis on talking and listening!
Disliked
There were very few students. I was in a group of three that I fit in reasonably well, and there was also 1 and later 2 pp who were at a higher level, but that doesn't make it worthwhile to organize anything besides the lessons. There are just too many schools!!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The classrooms echo quite a bit, so it is sometimes difficult to understand.
Course: Intensive Course [Spaans] - 2 weeks
27. Dec. 2022
Liked
Very professional. My teacher Aris was excellent and Laura as administrator very pleasant and accommodating.
Disliked
The classroom was right next to a very busy street. The loud rumbling of passing trucks and motorcycles made it difficult to hear.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Staying at the adjacent hotel was a huge plus. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. If rooms are available I recommend this accommodation to future students.
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
26. Dec. 2022
Liked
Very friendly and competent guidance, flexibility and varied lessons.
Disliked
Since the classrooms are very high, the echo takes a bit of getting used to, but after a while it is fine.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss none
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: varied and intensive
Other comments outstanding friendliness
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
13. Feb. 2023
Liked
The salsa classes were great fun and so were the Spanish teachers.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Course + Latin Dancing - 1 week
6. Mar. 2023

Map  

C. de Mariano Abasolo 217, Ruta Independencia - 68000 Oaxaca
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Questions and answers about International House

  • Yes, it is possible to bring your dog to school. It won't be a problem.
    Isabel Reyes, Market Development from International House Oaxaca - Jan 18, 2022
  • Yes, you can book salsa classes for USD 30 an hour.
    Isabel, Administration from International House - Oct 11, 2022
  • The minimum age for staying in a homestay is 16 years.
    Louise Granath, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 28, 2022
  • The school doesn´t make up the lessons but offers a special discounted price for such weeks.
    Irina Zotova, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 09, 2022
  • The furnished apartments on site have single rooms with private bathrooms.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 21, 2023
  • At the time of writing, hotel accommodation is not available through the school. It's possible to book a one-bedroom apartment on-site if you like.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 21, 2023
  • Each lesson is 55 minutes long, so there will be a total of 18.32 hours of study per week.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 26, 2023
  • Lessons are from Monday to Friday, and the general course schedule is 4 daily lessons of 55 minutes that will take place in the morning or in the afternoon.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 26, 2023
  • The classes are held in a 16th-century colonial building located within the school.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 26, 2023
  • The school organizes a variety of engaging activities and excursions on-site, with a schedule that is published on a weekly basis for your convenience.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 26, 2023

FAQ about International House, Oaxaca

  • Yes, absolutely! You can book the tuition only and arrange your accommodation.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Jan 07, 2022
  • Yes, you can combine group lessons with private lessons! Private lessons allow the student to focus on the missing links in their language acquisition or on a particular subject or vocabulary.
    For group lessons, the maximum group size in Oaxaca is 8 students.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Feb 11, 2022
  • The experience is comprehensive, with students and the teacher going shopping for ingredients before preparing and cooking the chosen Mexican dishes. The menu typically includes a soup or pasta, an entree, dessert, and fruit water. After cooking, participants can sit together to enjoy the meal and engage in conversation.
    Maksym Sterpul, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 01, 2024
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Oaxaca - Xoxocotlan International Airport (130 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at International House varies from 1 students (One-to-One Lessons 10) to 8 students (Intensive Course)
  • The highest Nationality percentage at International House comes from Brazil with a 40% representation, followed by students from USA (30%) and Switzerland (20%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • International House offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 15 during the summer and 32 for the rest of the year.
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