Diocesan Spanish Language Immersion Program

Diocesan Spanish Language Immersion Program


July  23 – August  6, 2022


Are you ready to learn to speak Spanish? Or, maybe you have studied Spanish previously but would like to improve your conversation or grammar skills? Or, perhaps you’re a priest who would like to celebrate the Eucharist in Spanish or a deacon who yearns to proclaim the Gospel in Spanish with greater confidence. This is your chance!

Join your companions from the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon for a two-week Diocesan Spanish-language immersion program in Cuernavaca, Mexico! The language program will be held from July 23 to August 6, 2022 and is hosted by the Anglican Diocese of Cuernavaca.  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.

The course is open to up to 16 people who will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The group will stay at the Anglican 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.

The cost for the course is $2,200.00 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 Anglican Center, tips, trip or health insurance or personal purchases. A deposit of $1,100 is due upon registration and the final payment by May 1.

For more information or to register, please contact Deacon Marla McGarry-Lawrence at mmcgarrylawrence@gmail.comor 503-803-0028.