Cuernavaca, Mexico, is "The City of Eternal Spring." Cuernavaca is located about 85 km. (50 miles) south of Mexico City on the M-95 freeway. It is the capital of the State of Morelos. In spite of its size, the city retains the unique character and flavor of a smaller town. Cuernavaca is rich in history and offers a charming blend of pre-hispanic, colonial and modern Mexico.
Cuernavaca Language School or CLS was founded by Dr. Ivan Illich as the "Centro Intercultural de Documentacion", better known as CIDOC in 1960. This Mexico language school is one of Mexico's oldest and most respected language institutes. Its professional instructors have extensive experience in teaching Spanish as a second language. Their teaching methods facilitate rapid improvement in Spanish language skills regardless of the student's current ability. Their approach is through total immersion.
This Mexico language school is for tose who consider Spanish as a tool for studies, professional activities, and travel. They welcome students from all walks of life to participate in their courses: Doctors, Lawyers, Civil Engineers; Interpreters, Nurses, Teachers, Priests, Social Workers, Goverment Employees, Executives, Sales People, Bankers, Students, Retired People. Anyone with a desire to develop fluency in Spanish can do so in a surprisingly short period of time.
The time-tested program is an oral based technique designed to develop fluency in both speaking and listening skills at this Mexico language school. The method of instruction, the environment at the school and the host family accommodations provide a total immersion program which has proven over the years to be the most effective method of learning.
The language program follows the training series originally developed by the U.S. Foreign Service Institute. It has been adapted for our use at the CLS by Platiquemos, Inc. This material is further supplemented with published texts.
The language class size never exceeds four students and may be smaller. All instruction at the presented Mexico language school is provided by a native speaker. Spanish is the exclusive language of instruction. Class groups are periodically rearranged and instructors rotated to maximize the students' exposure to different personal styles.
Every member of the Instructional staff at the Cuernavaca Language School is a native Spanish speaker who has received rigorous training in the teaching of Spanish as a second language from certified professionals. A number of staff members have been associated with the school since its inception. They have taught thousands of students.
As you learn and become conversant in the language, you begin to realize that you cannot really know the people until you know more about the culture. Spanish is the native language of twenty-one Latin American countries, of Spain, and of over 40 million people in the United States. Spanish is one of the most important languages in the world today and has a rich cultural heritage.
This Mexico language school is one of Mexico's oldest and most respected language institutes, offering a solid education in Spanish, fun, and much more.