Spanish Courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is truly a world class city! It boasts European sophistication while retaining Latin charm.
This city offers up countless pubs, cafes, colorful neighborhoods and an active nightlife, ensuring many weeks or even months of fun and exploration while learning and practicing Spanish!
Argentina’s capital is often called the Paris of South America because of its beautiful architecture and picturesque city streets.
Buenos Aires is famous for its restaurants, theatres, tango shows and many other diverse attractions.
The waterfalls in Iguazu and Patagonia are unforgettable. You can also take advantage of Buenos Aires’s proximity to the Uruguayan city of Colonia and the famous Punta del Este beach.
Spanish Courses in Buenos Aires at ECELA
The ECELA – Latin Immersion Spanish Language School offers Spanish courses in Buenos Aires in the neighborhood of Recoleta, one of the finest in Buenos Aires.
ECELA has an ideal location for your Spanish immersion; close by are many restaurants, bars, cafes, attractive parks, museums, movie theaters and shops. Recoleta is an upper-middle class neighborhood and is safe at all hours.
The ECELA school building is constructed in the traditional “porteño” style with marble stairs, mosaic floors, a terrace and several balconies. There are 18 classrooms and several common areas with free Internet access where our students can enjoy breaks. The school is centrally located, only a few minutes away from the subway, buses and student housing.
Twelve different levels of training are offered, each level lasting 2 weeks each. All teachers are native speakers of Spanish, university graduates, and experienced in teaching Spanish as a second language.
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ECELA – Spanish Courses in Buenos Aires
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
Minimum age: 18 (Students under 17 only accepted in One-to-One Spanish courses and accompanied by an adult)
Spanish Course Options:
Basic Standard Spanish Course: Group Course. 20 Spanish group lessons a week (4 lessons per day Monday-Friday, each lesson=50 Minutes). Minimum stay one week. Morning (9AM-1PM) or afternoon (2PM-6PM) schedules available. Course includes 10 Grammar lessons per week in a group of 8 students maximum per class and 10 Conversation lessons per week in a group of 4 students maximum. Prices include materials, placement test on arrival, periodic progress exams and certificate of completion.
Premium Spanish Course: Combiantion Private/Group Course. 20 Spanish lessons a week (4 lessons per day Monday-Friday, each lesson=50 Minutes). Minimum stay one week. Morning (9AM-1PM) or afternoon (2PM-6PM) schedules available. Course includes 10 Private (one-to-one) Grammar lessons per week and 10 Conversation lessons per week in a group of 4 students maximum. Prices include materials, placement test on arrival, periodic progress exams, certificate of completion, three weekday activities per week, one coaching session per week and access to tutorials.
Private Spanish Course: Choose 10 or 20 Spanish one-to-one lessons per week (each lesson=50 Minutes). Minimum stay one week. Professional Spanish One-to-One classes adapted to specific needs (medical, business, trade, law, etc.) are also available at a 25% surcharge. Prices include materials, placement test on arrival, periodic progress exams, certificate of completion, three weekday activities per week, one coaching session per week and access to tutorials.
Spanish Courses in Buenos Aires – Prices 2017 and 2018:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Basic Standard Spanish Group Course||$340||$580||$784||$1,012||$216*|
|Premium Spanish Course||$540||$980||$1,420||$1,860||$440**|
|10 Private Lessons per week||$430||$760||$1,041||$1,354||$297|
|20 Private Lessons per week||$690||$1,280||$1,782||$2,342||$531|
* Extra weeks after 9 weeks: USD 204 each. Extra weeks after 12 weeks: USD 192 each.
*** Extra weeks after 9 weeks: USD 416 each. Extra weeks after 12 weeks: USD 392 each.
Spanish Courses Starting dates:
Group Spanish Courses for ALL levels can start ANY Monday.
Private Spanish Courses: ALL levels can start any Monday.
Holidays 2017 (subject to change!): 28 February, 14 April, 1 May, 10 July, 25 December. Classes missed due to official holidays are not made up. The school will be closed during the following holidays but classes will be made up as conversation classes during the rest of the week with no maximum number of students respected: 27 February, 24 March, 13 April, 25 May, 20 June, 17 August, 9 October, 20 November, 27 November, 8 December.
Holidays 2018 (subject to change!): 1 January, 12 February, 30 March, 1 May, 9 July, 25 December. Classes missed due to official holidays are not made up. The school will be closed during the following holidays but classes will be made up as conversation classes during the rest of the week with no maximum number of students respected: 13 February, 29 March, 2 April, 25 May, 20 June, 20 August, 15 October, 19 November.
Other Courses offered:
Spanish and Tango: Buenos Aires is the home of the most passionate and magical dance in the world: the Tango. You can go to a show in an elegant theatre or restaurant or be lucky enough to see couples dancing tango in the streets; it is a central part of the culture of Buenos Aires. Dare to learn the tango with talented instructors and practice at night in the city! You can combine your Spanish course with a tango course, which includes one private and two group tango lessons per week, at the most famous and respected Tango Academy in Buenos Aires: Mayoral Elsa Maria. The program offers group and private lessons for rapid learning retention, so you can bring a little bit of Argentina back to your home country! . Tango classes must be booked in conjunction with a language course.
Prices 2017 and 2018: one private and 2 group lessons per week : USD 140 per week (in addition to Spanish Course).
ECELA – Buenos Aires Accommodations
ECELA Latin Immersion offers different types of accommodations to their students. They have many well screened and experienced families around town or, you may stay in private rooms in Shared Apartments.
Of course, if you prefer you can arrange your own accommodation (hotels, friends, etc.)
Host Families: All of the families have been carefully selected and are monitored so that your home stay experience is to your complete satisfaction. You can choose a host family providing 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner), or a host family without meals where you can have access to the kitchen in order to prepare your own meals.
Apartment Shares: You will have a private room and share the bathroom and kitchen with other students. No meals, full use of equipped kitchen to be able to prepare your own meals.
ECELA Buenos Aires – Accommodation Prices 2017 and 2018:
|Housing Description||Price per week|
|Standard Host Family: Private room, half board (2 meals per day)||$330*|
|Standard Host Family: Private room, no meals (kitchen access)||$285*|
|Apartment Shares: Private room, cooking privileges, no meals||$265*|
* Host Families and Apartments guaranteed to be within walking distance to the school can be confirmed at an additional charge of USD 40.00 per week.
Special Diets (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, etc.) may be requested at an additional charge of USD 40.00 per week.
Accommodation discounts apply to long stays (more than 5 weeks). Please contact us for details.
Buenos Aires offers many different activities and an active nightlife to make the most of your free time and complement you Spanish Courses!
ECELA invites you to participate in the weekly activities offered: city tours, cooking lessons, tango lessons, museum tours, parks or bars. Passing through the city you can also see tango shows, football matches or go to a delicious barbecue.
During the weekends we organize trips to the Tigre delta, Mendoza, Tandil, Córdoba and other areas to enjoy local festivals or the beautiful countryside. For the adventure lovers, we organize horseback riding, trekking, rappel and canoeing excursions.
Sample of activities offered during a regular week:
- Monday: Get to know the other students day: Welcome lunch, City tours, BBQ welcome party.
- Tuesday: Education day: Conversation club, cooking lessons, movies, games.
- Wednesday: Action day: salsa / tango classes, football (soccer) match, volleyball, bike tours, bar nights.
- Thursday: Cultural Evening: Museums, folklore dinner show, theater, ballet, art exposition.
- Friday: Social day: farewell party, farewell lunch, night out.
- Weekend: One-day or weekend-long excursions!
Airport Transfers: Transfers from Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport are available upon request and at an additional charge of USD 65 each way.
Comments from former students:
Julie, (USA): “I find myself organizing my time and trying to squeeze in social activities between the planned events, my Argentine friends and the students themselves. Never in my life have I have to turn down so many invitations out. “