Mixtec

Oaxaca, Mexico Summer Programs

 

Mixtec Language & Culture 

 Program Dates: June 16 - July 26, 2019

Mixtec is an indigenous language of Mexico spoken by people living in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Puebla, many of whom have migrated and established communities throughout northern Mexico and the United States. The Center for Latin America Studies is offering a Mixtec summer language course. The course offers 140 hours of instruction over a six-week period. Intermediate Spanish proficiency is required to participate. This program is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the interface between Mixtec culture and the broader mestizo culture of Oaxaca, grassroots movements to preserve Mixtec culture both within Oaxaca and among Mixtec communities in the US, and other such topics that will provide a foundation for understanding Mixtec language and culture.

Application opens Spring 2019. Click here to learn more and add yourself to the inquiry list.

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Zapotec Language & Culture 

Program Dates: June 16 - July 26, 2019

Zapotec, one of the most widely spoken indigenous languages in Mexico, is spoken in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Veracruz. This intensive program is taught by native Isthmus Zapotec speakers and linguists through the Casa de La Cultura in Juchitán. The course, taught in Spanish, includes five hours of classroom instruction, four to five days per week, over a six week period with workshops and fieldtrips to market centers, elementary and secondary schools, hospitals, and other community-based centers of social interaction. Participants will experience a full immersion in Zapotec culture and language through homestays with Zapotec speaking families.

Application opens Spring 2019. Click here to learn more and add yourself to the inquiry list. 

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Ethnographic Field School 

Program Dates: June 16 - July 12, 2019

The Center for Latin American Studies invites you to join the Ethnographic Field School in Oaxaca, Mexico! Oaxaca, one of the most beautiful areas in Mexico, is home to more than 16 different indigenous groups that make up 48% of the total population. Their cultural and linguistic differences have resulted in one of the richest cuisines in the world. 

This course will introduce you to the various methods used in qualitative research design and implementation through the hands on field experience. The course will allow you to develop the skills necessary to move a conceptual plan of interest to a legitimate research project, develop participatory research, and understand both the depth and breadth of qualitative research.

Application opens Spring 2019. Click here to learn more and add yourself to the inquiry list.

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