CETLALIC, Centro Tlahuica de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural, AC
CETLALIC was founded in 1987 as an alternative school, integrating intensive study of Spanish language with experiential cultural learning and analysis of current issues with grassroots organizations and others who are actively involved in their society.
Our Spanish language program is demanding, but in a friendly atmosphere. Paulo Freire's methodology is applied to the teaching of Spanish as a second language and students are expected to contribute their insights and ask the questions necessary for critical analysis. Our teachers are native speakers with professional training and extensive experience. Classes are limited to five students.
Living with a Mexican family is an integral part of our program. It provides a unique experience to learn about the people, their food and their customs, as well as an incomparable opportunity for students to practice and refine their Spanish language abilities. All our families welcome LGBTQ students. We are also proud to offer gay or lesbian homestay options for our LGBTQ students to experience a more direct connection to the LGBTQ community in Mexico, as well.