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Popocatépetl, Iztaccíhuatl, México, volcanes

Today we want to share with you some excellent news! CLS and IDEAL, two institutions with a long tradition of teaching Spanish in Mexico, unite their projects and efforts in one, forming a strategic alliance that offers a complete learning experience for those people who want to peek into the Spanish-speaking world.

Both institutions were born from a common ideal almost half a century ago, having our roots from CIDOC,“Centro Intercultural de Documentación” founded by Dr. Ivan Illich+. Between both institutions we have taught more than 10,000 students, who, in turn, transmit their experiences to us, with which, the teachers, the Mexican host families and the entire team of CLS and IDEAL, end up learning and enriching our lives.


The CLS is for all persons considering Spanish as a tool for studies, professional activities, and travel. We welcome students from all walks of life, all ages (18+), and from all over the world. Anyone with a desire to develop fluency in Spanish can do so in a surprisingly short period of time!

Our Teachers  

Every member of the instructional staff is a native Spanish speaker who has received rigorous training in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language from certified professionals. A number of staff members have been associated with the school since its inception. They have taught thousands of students.


To share our Spanish language with people from all over the world, through the teaching of the language and Mexican culture, offering unrepeatable life experiences.

Our teacher is an expert in teaching. I felt very comfortable and learned much during those 20 hours of classes. By the way, the weather was so nice. We were comfortable both in class and out in the city.

Paul & Esther H.


CLS continues to rank as a first-rate program. It gears its curriculum to students´ individual needs and levels; it´s focused, personal, and worth every dollar I paid.
Neva R.


¡Gracias por su tiempo y la excelente introducción al idioma español! Sin CLS nunca habría llegado tan lejos, tanto lingüística como personalmente, la gente de CLS me ayudó, ya sea Isaac, mi maestro o la familia Ramírez. ¡Muchas gracias!
Linus T.


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