Xcalak is a small village on the southern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico whose primary industries are tourism and destination angling. In partnership with XFlats Lodge, the Xcalak English Project brought ESL instructors to the community for a weeklong introductory course on English for over 40 community members. The initial program focused on oral and written language development. It will be supplemented with online English programming for the rest of the year to reinforce the mastery of high-frequency dialogues, vocabulary, and functional phrases that employees of local lodges need to better communicate with English-speaking clients. Improved English proficiency is proven to help with increased earning potential and personal educational growth.