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 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 resort.
Spanish Courses in Buenos Aires at Expanish
The Expanish Language School offers Spanish courses in downtown Buenos Aires. Located on a pedestrian street, it is an ideal location to study and use as a home base to explore the city. There are many cafes, restaurants, shopping malls, theaters and important landmarks like the Casa Rosada and the Obelisk nearby. The nearest subway stop is about one block away, making travel to other parts of the city easy.
The school is housed on a historic building built in the 1920s that was completely remodeled in 2014. The facilities include a receptions area, 16 modern classrooms, two student common areas (multipurpose room and cafeteria), and computer area for student use. The school has central heating and AC, and free Wi-Fi. Snacks and coffee are available for sale at the school cafe. The premises are handicapped accessible.
Expanish has an extensive selection process for their highly qualified teachers. All teachers are native Spanish speakers and are required to have a minimum of a university degree and a certificate to teach Spanish as a foreign language, and/or have sufficient teaching experience. They are evaluated often and regularly participate in training workshops coordinated by the Director of Studies.
Expanish teachers use the communicative method where students will learn by doing rather than memorizing grammar or completing fill-in-the-blank worksheets. Spanish is the only language used in class, so students will be speaking and communicating beginning their very first day, and the focus is on the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and oral comprehension. Students are evaluated every week with either a project or formal exam and provided feedback.
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Expanish – Spanish Courses in Buenos Aires
(All programs: a USD 100.00 deposit is required for enrollment. Thsi fee will be deducted from the final payment. See Application Procedures.)
Minimum age: 16 (Students under 18 require a signed parental consent and are only accepted in host family accommodations or accompanied by an adult).
Course prices include: number of lessons as listed below, welcome pack, materials, placement test on arrival, periodic progress exams, certificate of completion and four activities per week.
Spanish Course Options:
(All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures)
Intensive Spanish 20 Course: Group Course. 20 Spanish group lessons a week (4 lessons per day Monday-Friday, each lesson=50 Minutes). Average of 6 students per class, with a maximum of 12 students per class. Minimum stay one week. Courses may be held in the morning (9 AM to 12:50 PM) or in the afternoon (2 PM to 5:50 PM). During most of the year classes are held in the morning, with afternoon sessions more common during high season (January to March). Class schedule is determined by the school on the first day of class.
Intensive Spanish 30 Course: Group Course. 30 Spanish group lessons a week (6 lessons per day Monday-Friday, each lesson=50 Minutes). Average of 6 students per class, with a maximum of 12 students per class. Minimum stay one week. This is their most intensive group course, perfect for students who want to have extra time in a group setting to practice their language skills. Students participate in the regular groups of Intensive Spanish 20, but receive an additional 2 lessons each day to practice reading, writing, speaking and listening in order to use the Spanish language with more ease. Just like Intensive Spanish 20, the schedule could be either mornings (from 9 AM to 12:50 PM and 2 PM to 3:50 PM, or afternoons (from 11 AM to 12:50 PM and 2 PM to 5:50 PM). Schedule is determined by the school on the first day of class.
Intensive Spanish 20 PLUS Combination Course: Group course PLUS private lessons. Combination courses include the Intensive Spanish 20 course listed above PLUS your choice of 4, 6 or 10 private lessons per week (each private lesson is 55 minutes long).
Private Spanish Course: Choose from 10 to 30 Spanish one-to-one lessons per week (each lesson=55 Minutes). Minimum stay one week. Programs are tailor-made to each student’s individual needs and start with an in-depth needs analysis on the first day. Classes are a minimum of 2 hours at a time (we are unable to provide 1 hour of lessons per day). One to One lessons are typically scheduled in the afternoon between the hours 2 PM and 5:50 PM. Morning lessons may be available and are approved on a case-by-case basis.
Spanish Courses in Buenos Aires – Prices 2018 and 2019:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish 20 Group Course||$285||$495||$705||$915||$210*|
|Intensive Spanish 30 Group Course||$360||$645||$930||$1,215||$285**|
|Intensive Spanish 20 Group Course + 4 Private||$385||$695||$1,005||$1,315||$310|
|Intensive Spanish 20 Group Course + 6 Private||$450||$825||$1,200||$1,575||$375|
|Intensive Spanish 20 Group Course + 10 Private||$550||$1,025||$1,500||$1,975||$475|
|10 Private Lessons per week||$370||$665||$960||$1,255||$295|
|20 Private Lessons per week||$625||$1,175||$1,725||$2,275||$550|
* Extra weeks after 9 weeks: USD 190 each.
*** Extra weeks after 9 weeks: USD 265 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 2018: 1 January, 12-13 February, 30 March, 2 April, 1 May, 25 May, 20 June, 9 July, 20 August, 15 October, 19 November, 25 December.
Holidays 2019: 1 January, 4-5 March, 2 April, 19 April, 1 May, 17 June, 20 June, 9 July, 18 November, 25 December.
During weeks with one holiday, all group classes will be compensated with 2 extra hours of optional group classes. During weeks where there are two holidays, Intensive Spanish 20 students will receive 6 extra hours of classes and Intensive Spanish 30 students will also receive an additional 2 hours of One-to-One lessons as compensation. All private lessons will be rescheduled.
Other Courses offered:
Spanish and Tango: Buenos Aires is the home of the most passionate and magical dance in the world: the Tango. Students participate in the Intensive Spanish 20 course for the Spanish portion of the program. In addition to Spanish lessons, students will take 1 group and 1 individual tango class each week in the late afternoon / early evening. An experienced tango teacher will show students the key dance steps through formal instruction and dance floor practice. The group class is with other students and is 1.5 hours, while the private lesson is one-to-one with the teacher and is an hour long. Additional group and individual tango lessons are available upon request at additional cost.
Prices 2018 and 2019: USD 285 per week
Business Spanish: Business Spanish is a combination course of the Intensive Spanish 20 with an additional 4 specialized individual lessons during the week. This course is for those wishing to improve their language skills related to the professional environment. Topics included industry-specific vocabulary (finance, engineering, etc.), CV writing and interviews, professional emails and written communication, and presentations.
Prices 2018 and 2019: USD 310 per week
Medical Spanish: Medical Spanish is a combination course of the Intensive Spanish 20 with an additional 4 specialized individual lessons during the week. This course is directed to those in the medical field (doctors, nurses, etc.) and who wish to learn specific vocabulary and communication skills for their place of work. Topics covered include medical vocabulary, the medical exam, medical research and professional situations.
Prices 2018 and 2019: USD 310 per week
Expanish – Buenos Aires Accommodations
Expanish offers several options for student accommodations in Buenos Aires during your stay, all with guaranteed comfort, security, Wi-Fi, and authentic environment to experience Argentine culture. The student accommodation choices in Buenos Aires are varied: you can stay with local host families, with students, or reserve a private space. Whatever you choose, Expanish accommodation options are carefully selected and approved by the school coordinators. These housing options are all located in pleasant and safe neighborhoods, and are a maximum of 40 minutes away from the school by bus, subway, or walking.
Of course, if you prefer you can arrange your own accommodation (hotels, friends, etc.)
Host Families: Staying with a local family is the best way for students to experience family life in Argentina and to practice Spanish outside the classroom. Hosts are friendly, open-minded and experienced. Students will have a private room (doubles available for couples or friends travelling together) and can have a private bathroom by upgrading to a Premium Host Family (extra fees apply). Special diets and allergies are accommodated at no extra cost for students when accommodation is booked at least a month in advance of the requested starting date.
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 Share with a local host: You will have a private room and share the bathroom and kitchen with your host and possibly other students. No meals, full use of equipped kitchen to be able to prepare your own meals. A Shared Apartment With Host is a great way to have an authentic, independent living experience in the city. Students will have a private bedroom in the apartment of a local and share common spaces. Each apartment has 1 to 4 international students, so there may be other Expanish students living in the same place, although this is not guaranteed.
Private Studio Apartments: Students looking for more privacy and/or independence can choose to live in a studio apartment (for 1 to 2 people) in Recoleta, one of the best neighborhoods in the city. The apartments are about 30 minutes from the school and are housed together, so students could even live in the same building as their classmates.
Expanish Buenos Aires – Accommodation Prices 2018 and 2019:
|Housing Description||Price per week||Price per week|
|Standard Host Family: Private room, half board (2 meals per day)||$295|
|Premium Host Family: Private room, private bath, half board||$385|
|Apartment Shares: Private room, cooking privileges, no meals||$195|
|Private Studio Apartment Single or Double occupancy, no meals, kitchenette||$400 (up to 3 weeks)||$365 (4 or more weeks)|
Special Diets (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, etc.) in host family accommodations may be requested at no additional charge when enrolling at least a month in advance.
Buenos Aires offers many different activities and an active nightlife to make the most of your free time and complement you Spanish Courses!
Starting in 2018, Expanish will have a re-vamped activity program with 4 free activities each week for students to practice their Spanish outside the classroom, make friends and learn about Argentine culture. Additional activities and excursions are also available at additional cost.
Activities are divided into 4 categories – Academic Activities, Recreational and Cultural Activities, Social Activities and Welcome Activities. Here is a sampling of activities:
Welcome Activities: We want you to feel welcome from the very first moment. Meet some of the Expanish staff and fellow students at our weekly welcome events which include meeting for a picnic, drinks, coffee, or a wander around an outdoor market. The school will organize social events for students on Sundays, specifically designed for students who arrive that weekend.
- San Telmo Market Visit – Students will explore the famous antique fair of San Telmo.
- Recoleta Cemetery Visit – Students will visit the resting place of Eva Perón (Evita) and the famous Plaza Francia fair.
- My First Café Con Leche y Medialunas – Students will have a chance to have their first coffee experience in the city.
Academic Activities (Free):
- Argentine History Workshop – Students will learn about modern Argentine history with tours and talks with important figures.
- Art Workshop – Students will visit museums and galleries and speak with local artists.
- Film Workshop – A film showing with talks from professors and local filmmakers.
- Architecture Workshop – A tour with local experts related to the architecture of the city.
- Local University Tour – Students will visit a local university and learn about the higher education system in Argentina.
- Music Workshop – Local musicians will play music and speak about the music scene in Argentina.
- Theater Workshop – Students will practice Spanish with acting exercises with an Argentine coach.
- Phonetics and Pronunciation Workshop – Students will work on their accents and learn about development of local dialects and vocabulary.
Recreational and Cultural Activities (additional costs may apply to some of these activities):
- Tango Class – A group tango class with our tango teacher.
- La Boca Tour – A tour of La Boca, the most iconic neighborhood in the city.
- Cooking Class – A variety of cooking classes from how to make an Argentine asado (barbecue), to making empanadas and chocotorta.
- Historic Walking Tour – A walking historic tour of key points in downtown Buenos Aires.
- Yoga in Spanish – Expanish hosts yoga classes in Spanish at the school to relax after class.
- Volunteer Day – A group of students will spend the day with a nonprofit, giving back to the local community.
- Mate Tasting – A cultural class about mate (local Argentine tea).
Social Activities (additional costs may apply to some of these activities):
- Language Exchange – An activity at local bars with foreigners from all over the world to practice language exchanges.
- Student Dinner – A dinner with all Expanish program participants.
- Street Food Tour – Students will explore the street food scene in Buenos Aires.
- Wine Tasting – A wine tasting of typical Argentine wine varieties.
Once a month the school also offers weekend excursions to places of interest such as: Iguazu Falls, Bariloche, Colonia (Uruguay), and Mendoza wine country.
If you cannot make it to the scheduled group excursion or want a different adventure, the school administration can also assist you in planning an individual trip.
Airport Transfers: Transfers from Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport are available upon request and at an additional charge of USD 70 one-way or USD 125 round trip.
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. “