Swiss-run Centro de Idiomas, Cultura y Comunicación (CICC) (Madero 2460 at Legaspy tel. 612/125-7554, www.cicclapaz.com, 8:30 A.M.–1 P.M. Mon.–Fri., 9:30 A.M.–1 P.M. Sat.) teaches Spanish-language students of any level. Its standard program (US$780) includes four weeks of intensive study (22 hrs. per week); a homestay with a Mexican family costs extra. A one-week travel Spanish course costs US$99. The school also offers business-Spanish and medical-Spanish programs.
Se Habla La Paz (Madero 540, tel./fax 612/122-7763, www.sehablalapaz.com) also offers more expensive classes and homestays for travelers and medical or legal professionals. Costs include a US$75 registration fee that covers student/family matching for homestays and airport pickup. Lessons run US$25 per hour for a private session and US$12.50 for group lessons. A one-week course is US$250 (20 hrs.) and a four-week program costs US$850 (80 hrs.). Payment is accepted via PayPal.
© Nikki Goth Itoi from Moon Baja, 9th Edition