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Hijos del Maiz

Hijos del Maíz, like most Nicaraguan Spanish schools, teaches through total immersion. However, unlike most other schools, Hijos del Maíze is a community project in the rural town of El Lagartillo in northeast Nicaragua. Classes are taught by educated local peasant farmers, and class times and locations are flexible. In addition to learning Spanish, students learn about life as a campesino. They are encouraged to volunteer in the fields with their host family and to share their own artistic, practical or spiritual talents.

El Lagartillo was a cooperative community until 1990 and still maintains many of the attitudes and practices of a cooperative. Other community projects include a theater group, an acoustic band and a reforestation project with a tree nursery and a sugar cane press, which saves residents money on sugar.

El Lagartillo

Language School

Weekly Cost: $130
Deposit Required: No
Class Size: Individual
Hours per Week: 20
Levels Taught: All

Contact Information:
Phone: 505 713 4819
E-mail: mazorca(at)

Spanish School Matagalpa, One on One Tutoring, Academia Europea, Proyecto Ecol√≥gico, Spanish Ya, Granada Spanish Lingua, Ave Nicarag√ľita Spanish School, Nicaragua Mia Spanish School, Latin American Spanish School and La Isla Foundation.

23 Jun 2008

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