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Spanish Schools in Buenos Aires

So you have decided that the diversity and culture on offer in the big city is for you and you want to study Spanish in Buenos Aires? Good choice! Now all tha remains is the somewhat tricky decision of which Spanish school in Buenos Aires is the one for you? We have composed a small review of some of the Spanish learning centres to be found throughout the city, so sit back, have a look and let us hopefully make your decision a whole lot easier.

El Pasaje

Facts and Figures

Location Bernardo de Irigoyen 118, in Downtown Buenos Aires, four blocks from the giant Obelisco and five blocks from the Casa Rosada. Easily accessed on foot or by bus
SizeSmall
Number of Students/ClassNormally maximum 8 students
Internet AccessYes (Free access to WiFi)
Websitehttp://www.elpasajespanish.com.ar/eng/lessons

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - El Pasaje Spanish School in Buenos Aires is located in the very central Downtown area which makes it very easily accessed and close to a lot of the city's main tourist sights. The school is small but has enthusiastic and professional teachers, free WiFi and most importantly a plentiful supply of coffee, tea and biscuits
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  • Teaching Methods - The Spanish courses in El Pasaje are all designed with the aim of improving your communication skills whilst working on more specific skills of Listening, Writing and Reading along the way. Each course will be designed with the student in mind so that their studies will suit their particular needs and style and teachers are all experienced young professionals who will answer any doubts or queries that you might have
  • Courses Offered At this Spanish learning centre you can choose to study an Intensive group course which includes 20 hours of class a week or Regular courses where you decide the frequency of the lessons and whether they are in a group or One to One. The school also offers preparation for DELE and CELU examinations
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - As part of your course with this Spanish institute they offer a number of different extra-curricular activities every week for you to choose from. These include: A football match day, including transport, tickets and even a slice or two of pizza, there are bike tours and alternative city tours, classes on the art of 'fileteado', volunteering projects, Tango lessons and a Tango/Dinner combination package
  • Accommodation - Whilst studying Spanish in Buenos Aires you can choose to stay with a local host family, therefore enabling you to put into practice what you are learning during the day and experience a little of typical day to day Porteño life. You can also opt for student residence accommodation, either in a private or shared room, accommodation in a private apartment or a hostel room

Enforex Spanish School

(N.B. This is an Enforex partner school called Coined)

Facts and Figures

Location Suipacha 90, in the Downtown area of Buenos Aires, close by to the Casa Rosada and impressive Obilisco monument and close by to both bus and metro routes
SizeLarge, 19 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum class size of 8-9
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.enforex.com/latinamerica-argentina-buenosaires.html

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - At this Spanish learning centre you will receive star treatment right from your very first day when you are given a guided city tour and welcome lunch. There is free access to internet, a kitchen area and an Audio/Video room for all students and a constant supply of tea, coffee and cold drinks. There are balconies with pleasant views over the city and a meeting rom for students to relax in and socialise in between classes
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  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - This Enforex partner school places a lot of emphasis on interaction as part of the process of learning a language and they see the classes you will receive as a foundation or a step along the path to lifelong language learning. They try to cover interesting topics and simulate situations that you are going to come across in day to day life on the street and in the shops and restaurants speaking Spanish. All of the teachers are enthusiastic about their job, professional and there to help. The centre is accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations, AMPEI (Association Mexicana para la Educación Internacional), BELTA (Brazilian Educational and Language Travel Association), GWEA (Global Work Experience Association)and FIYTO (Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations), amongst others
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish institute you can study General Spanish courses such as an Intensive Course with 20 hours per week of lessons in a group, a Super Intensive course which includes 30 group classes per week, an Immersion Curse with 20 group lessons and 5 private lessons in a week and Private lessons for 10 hours a week or less. If you are feeling active there are also courses on offer such as Spanish and Tango or Spanish and Salsa. Following the European Framework for languages, there are three principal levels of language ability, each of which consists of two sub levels. You will be tested to find out your appropriate level on your first day and placed in the class that will be most beneficial to your language learning.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - This Enforex partner school organises a number of different activities that you can take part in on your time off and get to know your classmates a bit better. There are tours of the Boca Juniors stadium, La Bombonera, visits to La Bomba del Tiempo, a truly unique percussion experience that has become something of a Buenos Aires institution, trips to Recoleta Cemetery and the Evita Museum, a Milonga Tango show and even a tour of Palermo Forest and the Planetarium. Sounds like you certainly won't be stuck for things to do in your time off from Spanish class!
  • Accommodation - Without doubt the most beneficial accommodation for your Spanish development is the option of staying with a local host family and therefore practising your Spanish skills on a daily basis upon returning from class and gaining an insight into typical Argentine family life at the same time. You can also opt to stay in Student residences in either a shared or private room, living with other International students. Finally, if you would like something a bit more private there is also the option of a Private Apartment

Bue Spanish

Facts and Figures

Location Avenida Belgrano 1431, located in Montserrat, Downtown, on one of the main arterial roads of the city, easily accessed by both bus and metro
SizeSmall
Number of Students/ClassMaximum of 6 students
Internet AccessYes (free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.buespanish.com.ar/spanish_school.htm

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish language centre has fully equipped and air-conditioned classrooms with TV and DVD, free WiFi and access to computers. There is also a bar with sweet snacks, tea and coffee and an area for students to relax and socialise in between classes
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - A communicative approach is advocated at this Spanish Institute, whilst looking at all of the key aspects of learning a language; reading, writing, listening and speaking through the use of various different exercises and activities such as playing games, role play, use of interactive resources and looking at newspapers, literature and advertisements, amongst others. The school provides its own books and there are 6 levels of ability ranging from Initial to Superior
  • Courses Offered - Bue offer Intensive Spanish courses of 20 hours a week, Standard curses of 10 hours per week, Private lessons ranging from 2 to 20 hours per week, depending on the quantity you would like, Spanish classes combined with Tango lessons, Spanish with Volunteering and Spanish together with Culture lessons on topics such as history, literature and traditional Argentinean cuisine
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Outside of class hours Bue Spanish organises a number of different activities for your enjoyment, such as trips to the MALBA museum, trips to the local Bio Park, Temaiken, visits to the historic Colón Theatre, bike tours, Polo Days, Gaucho experiences, football matches, tango classes and tango shows
  • Accommodation - At this Spanish institute you can choose to truly immerse yourself in the Buenos Aires lifestyle and stay with a local host family, or you can opt for an apartment or a room in a student residence