A place for learning, loving, and living languages.

Dedicated to Foreign Language Education

About Our Language House

We began accepting international visitors at Our Language House in Durango, Colorado soon after we built it in 1995. Ceci had been participating in a teacher exchange and an elementary teacher from Nuevo Leon, Mexico was our first guest;.  First, Ceci spent time at his school in Mexico teaching English and training teachers in bilingual education. Then, he came to Durango to stay with us and share his teaching methods with Ceci’s bilingual classroom.  We continue to welcome foreign guests to teach them English and to share our wonderful town.  We have hosted students from Chile, Germany, Mexico, France, Switzerland, and Spain.   We welcome students into our home to offer them lessons in Spanish, French, and English .   Welcome to Our Language House!

“A year from now you may wish
you had started today.”
Karen Lamb

Ceci teaches Spanish at the Smiley Building, the Durango Public Library and at Durango Education Center in southwest Colorado.   She provides personalized instruction to groups and in private classes to adults and children.  She welcomes students and families into her home offering English immersion homestays.  In addition to providing her sons with a trilingual,  English/Spanish/French, home school education, she has been a bilingual/ESOL public school teacher.   She earned her BA in French and Spanish from the University of Southern Maine and her Elementary Certification along with a  Culturally and Linguistically Diverse K-12 endorsement from Fort Lewis College.