Xochimilco and the Trajineras

The famous water canals in the far south of Mexico City are an essential destination for anyone who visits the capital. Floating along the water on a traditional trajinera gives you a glimpse of what it would have been like to navigate ancient Tenochtitlan. Xochimilco contains all that remains of the Mexica capital (water, boats, floating gardens). Thanks to its cultural contribution to the world, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 11th, 1987.   Dolores Olmedo Museum   Our trip to Xochimilco starts at the Dolores Olmedo Museum, where our...

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Discovering Frida Kahlo in Coyoacan

One of the most interesting and enjoyable tours we offer at Spanish Training Academy is to Coyoacán. This tour involves visits to a number of places, where our students combine their learning of Spanish with important historical insights about Mexico.   Frida Kahlo History Lesson   At our facilities, our students receive a master class on the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, provided by historian Ivonne Hong. She is an authorized guide at the Frida Kahlo Museum, with years of experience teaching the history of the iconic couple.   Trotsky Museum   Afterwards, we go to...

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Tour to Teotihuacan with Spanish Training Academy: Learning Spanish in Mexico

The richness of Mexican Spanish comes from the peculiar merging of two very different worlds: the Spanish and the indigenous.   The ancient Mexicans, inhabitants of the central meseta, which nowadays we call the Mexican Republic, spoke nahuatl. This is an agglutinative language with very distinctive sounds — for instance, the consonant "t" followed by "l" in words like:   Tlacuache (opossum) Tlacoyo (cornflour patty) Tlapalería (hardware store) Even the word náhuatl itself.   Mexican Spanish has been nourished historically from two main sources: indigenous languages (prominently náhuatl) and castellano (Spanish).When walking through Mexico City streets and avenues, it...

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We’ve started activities!

Welcome to Spanish Training Academy!   We are pleased to announce that our 2019 academic year has started.   On January 14, we received a group of US diplomats who will be learning Spanish for a 6-month time period in an intensive program supervised by the FSI (Foreign Service Institute).   Our students need Spanish for their jobs and to live in a Spanish-speaking environment, that's why is so important to make them feel at home so that they achieve academic success.   Meet and Greet   On their first day at our facilities, the students met our staff and...

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