Diocesan Spanish Language Immersion Program

Diocesan Spanish Language Immersion Program


July  29 – August  12, 2023


Have you thought about learning to speak Spanish but couldn’t decide how to get started?  Has your previous knowledge of Spanish grown rusty with disuse?  Are you a priest who would like to be able to celebrate in Spanish or a deacon who longs to proclaim the Gospel in Spanish with greater confidence?  This is your chance!

Since 2015 the Anglican Diocese of Cuernavaca has offered a two-week Spanish language immersion program for groups from various dioceses in The Episcopal Church, including the Diocese of Oregon. The program for our diocese in 2023 will be held from July 29 to August 12, as always at their diocesan center in Cuernavaca, Mexico.  This program is open to students of all levels - from those with very little or no Spanish to more advanced students wanting to zero in on the subjunctive or 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 in and around Cuernavaca during the week and to more distant destinations on weekends. The day includes Morning Prayer before breakfast, and Compline after the evening meal, said in Spanish and led by members of the group, thus providing additional opportunities for reading, praying, and singing in Spanish. Our group will also have an opportunity to meet the clergy of the Diocese of Cuernavaca and to worship in local Anglican churches.

The cost for the course is $2,200.00 per person which includes registration, tuition, the language program, all ground transportation, 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 is due by May 1, 2023.

For more information or to register, please contact Sharon L. Rodgers at slrodgers@comcast.net or 541-515-3925.