Are you ready to learn to speak Spanish? Or, maybe you have studied Spanish previously but want to improve your conversation or grammar skills? Here is your chance!

Registrations are now being accepted for the two-week 2018 Diocesan Spanish-language immersion program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The language program will be held from August 4 to 18, 2018, at the Diocesan Center in Cuernavaca and is a joint venture of the Diocese of Cuernavaca and the Diocese of Oregon. All levels are welcome, from those with very little or no Spanish to the more advanced student wanting to zero in on the subjunctive tense and reflexive verbs. Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.

This program was originally developed by the Diocese of Los Angeles in partnership with the Instituto de Español de la Iglesia Anglicana de México (IDIAM), which specializes in teaching Spanish to English-speakers. The course is open to up to 18 people from the Diocese of Oregon who will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The group will stay at the Diocesan Center in Cuernavaca, which has been described as “a modest and friendly place.”  In addition to language classes Monday through Friday, there will be visits to a variety of religious and cultural sites, including nearby villages. Daily Morning Prayer and Compline, said in Spanish and in community, will provide additional opportunities for speaking, praying and singing with newly acquired language skills. Our group will also have an opportunity to meet the clergy of the Diocese of Cuernavaca and worship in local Anglican churches.

Cost for the course is $1,800 per person, which includes registration, tuition, language program, airport transfers, shared lodging and most meals for the two weeks. It does not include airfare to and from Mexico City, entrance fees to museums, meals outside of the Diocesan Center, tips, travel insurance or personal purchases. A deposit of $100 is required at registration to reserve your place in the program.

For more information, please contact Deacon Marla McGarry-Lawrence at or 503/803-0028. To register, please contact Tracy Esguerra at or call 971/204-4101.









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