Linguists at UC Santa Cruz are partnering with Senderos, a non-profit organization in Santa Cruz County, to share the beauty and value of Oaxacan languages. Together, linguists and community members are organizing a series of summer camps, classes, events, and performances, where anyone can learn about the indigenous languages of Oaxaca.

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An immersive one-day event

In Nido de Lenguas: Camp, curious community members learn about two languages of Oaxaca through hands-on activities and dialogue.


Interactive language experiences

Starting in fall 2017, Nido de Lenguas: Pop-Up will be showing up at cultural festivals with fun and engaging activities for everybody to directly experience and learn about Oaxacan languages.


Monthly language classes

Each month from October to June, Nido de Lenguas: Clases turns native speakers into language teachers to share their linguistic heritage with dedicated community members.

Nido de Lenguas is made possible through the generous support of
California Humanities UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research UC Santa Cruz Foundation UC Humanities ResearcH Institute