Mesoamerica Institute

We teach the Spanish language and provide services such as translation and cultural education. We offer a varitey of programs,customized programs and flexible schedules to meet the needs of our students and clients.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ongoing Classes

Our ongoing classes are open to join at anytime during the duration of the class.

Fast Beginner-Once a week-Tuesdays 5.30 to 7.30pm
Thursdays 11am to 1pm
Advanced Beginner-Once a week-Thursdays 6 to 8pm
Low Intermediate-Once a week-Mondays 12 Noon to 2pm
Intermediate-Once a week-Wednesdays 6.15 to 8.15pm
Saturdays 10am to 12Noon
Twice a week-Mondays and Wednesdays 10.30 am to 12Noon

The first time trial is free!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Questions or Comments

Students can post their Spanish questions here and one of our instructors will answer them right away.
Also, prospective students can post their questions on our programs, fees, and schedules.
To post your questions or share your comments just go to 'comments'
For information on class schedules and ongoing classes please email us
You may also visit our website

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New! Spanish with Skype

We are now offering lessons using Skype. The high sound quality of Skype software makes it possible for the student to communicate with the instructor anywhere. We currently have students taking classes using Skype and the results are great. Exercises and reading materials are emailed to the students and can be discussed with the instructor directly.
Please contact us for details.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

About Us

Mesoamerica Institute is located on 2121 West Street, Berkeley California inside Strawberry Creek Park. Mesoamerica Institute was founded by Arturo Sosa in 1988. Arturo has been teaching for over twenty years and has stablished several language institutes in Mexico. He has taught extensively in schools in the United States such as The University of La Verne in Los Angeles, San Mateo County Department of Education, and Park Day School in Oakland, among others. Clients include Levi Strauss, The Environmental Protection Agency, Kaiser Permanente, and Lonely Planet. All instructors and translators are trained by Arturo Sosa and provided with lesson materials created or compiled by the director himself.

Middle and High School Spanish

We currently have an ongoing class that takes place every wednesday from 2.30 to 4pm. The students enrolled are in 7th grade. The students have some Spanish knowledge. This class is open to join and we offer a free placement test for evaluation on level of Spanish. We also have other classes for middle and high school students available. The following is a schedule.
Spanish 1 and 2 - Monday, 4 to 5.30 pm
Spanish 3 and 4 - Tuesday, 4 to 5.30 pm
Spanish 5 and 6 - Thursday, 4 to 5.30 pm

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Core Program

We have two versions of the Core Program

Once a week- Classes meet two hours or three hours per week.
Twice a week-Classes meet two times a week for 1 1/2 hours each class.

The Core Program is designed to allow students to learn at a comfortable pace while at the same time challenging them to advance behond their current proficiency level. The program is oriented towards building conversational Spanish. The program is structured around ongoing 8-week sessions with classes conducted entirely in Spanish. Class size is a maximum of 6 students with an average of three.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Intensive Program

This program is offered all year round to all levels. It is perfect for those who need to learn Spanish fast for travel or work purposes. We have an intensive course beginning on October 27th through November 11th and will take place each Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for the duration of 4 weeks.