business, English Classes, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

"Do you have one in blue?" En Vía's 'English for your business' program

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern "Do you have one in blue?" "Can I wash this?" Not easy questions to answer if you speak fluent Zapotec and Spanish but not much English. Many of our entrepreneurs find that their clients - who arrive from all over the world - have little Spanish and really want all… Continue reading "Do you have one in blue?" En Vía's 'English for your business' program

Education, English Classes, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

‘A delight!’ Teaching English with En Via

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern The blue is startling.  The sky is the purest, brightest blue and so is the municipal building of the community of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, where En Vía is holding its English classes.  At one end of the corridor Daniel is trying to guess what a drawing represents (is that really… Continue reading ‘A delight!’ Teaching English with En Via

Community initiatives, English Classes, Oaxaca life, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

A Story of Collaboration, Hope and Faith

By Carlos Topete, Co-founder and Executive Director of Fundación En Vía In 2007, two amigos, Ron Mader editor of planeta.com (https://planeta.com/oaxaca-amigos-2008/) and Gerhard Buttner, ran a workshop of English Classes for Community Guides and Rural Artisans, which was enough to inspire Fundación En Vía to create our own English Classes Program. Like Ron and Gerhard,… Continue reading A Story of Collaboration, Hope and Faith

Education, English Classes, Volunteering

Giving Back to Oaxaca

By Newell Searle Retired, lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota, when he is not in Mexico. Oaxaca offers the traveler a wealth in color, artisan crafts, outstanding food, and courteous hosts. This is a welcoming place for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. If you plan to stay in Oaxaca a while, consider giving… Continue reading Giving Back to Oaxaca

English Classes

Kids Master the Market

Words and photographs by Heather L. Hutcheson For the past few summers, I have had the opportunity to volunteer as a teacher for the free English classes offered by Fundación En Vía through their responsible tourism program.  As an English professor at a community college, I enjoy the opportunity to engage the children of En Vía borrowers in fun activities designed to… Continue reading Kids Master the Market