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Who We Are

Habla is a unique and creative language school in Mexico.

We are also an internationally recognized education center inspiring teachers to build enriching experiences for their students.

Our goal is for you to learn in a dynamic, meaningful way and to have a cross-cultural journey guided by an amazingly diverse group of people. We are not simply teachers; we are also artists, authors, musicians and playwrights who have come together to create a language and cultural center unlike any other.

Founded in 2008, the concept for Habla began percolating shortly after Marimar and Kurt met at Brown University, Marimar a graduate student and Kurt the director of the Education Department’s Artslit program. Upon making the decision to live full time in Marimar’s hometown of Merida it became clear that this is where Habla would be born, a language school focused on their shared passion for creative learning and a center where teachers, education leaders and artists could gather to exchange ideas and best teaching practices.

Today the continuing success of Habla is driven by the incredible team Marimar and Kurt have brought together and supported by an international advisory board of leaders in the fields of education, language development and the arts. Most importantly, it is fueled by the diverse students from many countries and all ages that gather to learn in Habla’s classrooms every day.

We invite you to join us in beautiful Merida, Yucatan the 2017 Cultural Capital of the Americas.

Be a part of Habla and live…..laugh….learn.

Our People

KURT WOOTTON
Habla Founder and Director
MARIMAR PATRÓN
Habla Founder and Director
ANA MARÍA FLOTA
Administrative Coordinator
ISADORA MEDINA
Administrative Coordinator
ALEJO MEDINA
Spanish Programs Coordinator and Professor
JESSICA GILLIAM
English and Community Projects Coordinator
TOMMASO DE SILVESTRI
English Teacher and Artist in Residence
LILIÁN RIVERA
Teaching Artist
ROSARIO NIETO
Spanish Professor
YAZMÍN CONEJO
Spanish Professor
ARNOLDO PALAZUELOS
Spanish Professor
SILVIA NAVARRETE
Spanish Professor
MELISSA HERNÁNDEZ
English Teacher
JOSEPH COLLINS
English Teacher
KELCEY ALLEN
English Teacher
REINA VELA
Cooking and Maintenance
JOSE OLEGARIO CETZ
Grounds and Maintenance
Spanish Classes
English Classes
Teacher Institute
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