La Paz Language Schools
La Paz is a laid-back city with a picturesque waterfront and some fine beaches—a great spot to work on your Spanish skills at one of the good language schools in the area. Perhaps the only drawback to learning Spanish in this area is that its large tourism industry has made English widely spoken. (It still doesn't compare to the numbers of foreigners living in Los Cabos.) Resist the temptation to hang out with other English speakers. Plunge in and practice your Spanish outside class.
Centro de Idiomas, Cultura y Comunicación. This language school offers personalized classes and immersion programs at all levels. It arranges for students to live with local families to get the maximum possible exposure to the language and daily practice. Francisco Madero 2460 612/125–7554 www.cicclapaz.com.
Se Habla…La Paz. Se Habla is an American-owned language school with regular classes and cultural interactions. It also offers special programs for health-care and legal professionals. Francisco Madero 540 612/122–7763 www.sehablalapaz.com.