At this time we suggest the “Compendio de la Filosofía Occidental en Perspectiva Intercultural” by Josef Estermann; which shows in a critical and reflective manner the asymmetry and symmetry of the western world confronting a society with an urgent demand for interculturality.
The Maryknoll Language Institute is an integral part of the Maryknoll Mission Center. The Institute was founded by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in 1965, to prepare Catholic missionary personnel for contemporary mission in Latin America or for service to Spanish-speaking peoples in other parts of the world. In the spirit of Ecumenism, we also accept candidates from other churches as well as those who have a serious commitment of service. The Maryknoll Language Institute is not a commercial Institute.
The programs offered by the Maryknoll Language Institute are totally individualized corresponding to the needs and level of each student.
Purpose of the maryknoll language institute
The specific goal of the Institute is two-fold; the first and most important goal is to enable the students to understand, speak, read and write Spanish, Aymará or Quechua, providing them with the basic language structures and learning tools which will assure their continued growth in language learning. Secondly, within the context of learning a language, the goal is to integrate cultural/pastoral orientation through group reflection, basic readings, conferences, liturgical life, and cultural/pastoral experiences. Through a series of weekly lectures on topics of socio-cultural interest and current trends and developments in Bolivia and Latin America the student receives a comprehensive introduction to the Latin American reality.