Spanish Courses in Montevideo, Uruguay
Bordered by the enormous territories of Argentina and Brazil, by large rivers and by the Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay is located in a privileged setting in South America. A great location to learn Spanish and experience a different aspect of Latin America.
People are astonished by the pure white sand of its beaches, the dunes alternating with creeks and its small bays with peaceful waters.
Spanish is the only language spoken over the whole of its 176.215 km2, demonstrating the uniformity of its population, its cultural and ethnic unity, characteristics that have helped to develop a tolerant and democratic country. Of its 3:156.708 inhabitants over 95% are literate.
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is one of the only continental capitals with a ring of beaches incorporated into the urban landscape. This singular feature has given the city’s appearance a special character and serves as a “purifying lung”. The city maintains historic testimonies both in its old and new sectors. Old mansions that once belonged to notable citizens have been turned into museums, magnificent monuments, the Legislative Palace, countless plazas, promenades, sculptures and wide avenues that immediately capture the visitor’s attention due to their charming harmony of form and elegance.
All these wonders are complemented by big parks which are used for cultural events, book fairs, markets or the Montevideo Carnival, which last more than 40 days. The first class maritime terminal is a magnet that concentrates the commercial, industrial and cultural development of the whole country and is the gateway to several tourist attractions in the country and to the warmth of its people.
Montevideo, a beautiful green city, also offers a wide range of cultural and sporting activities. There are many high standard sport clubs, where visitors can integrate themselves with the locals, whilst enjoying their favorite sport.
Montevideo, has recently been declared as the second safest capital city in the world. Security is also complemented by the high standard of health in Uruguay, due to the good quality of its tap water, perfectly drinkable and its complete sanitation system.
La Herradura Spanish School – Spanish Courses in Montevideo
The Spanish courses are offered by La Herradura Spanish School which is situated in a very good area of Montevideo called: “Parque Rodo”. This is a residential area where you can find the National Library, bars, restaurants, shops and the university of Architecture and a beautiful large park. It is well known as a quiet area to live and for it’s safety.
The small and personalized Spanish school is housed in a very nice older house, typical of the neighborhood. On the ground floor there is a reception area, the administration’s office, four large classrooms, a library, two toilets, a fully equipped kitchen, recreation room with television, a terrace and a yard where students can spend their breaks or meet after classes. This will be the place for meetings, like a welcome drink on the first day, barbecues or paella’s on Friday evenings. On the first floor you can find the school residence. Students have use of a computer for internet access and free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the school.
La Herradura Spanish School is located at approximately 10 minutes walking distance from the beach, and 15 minutes from the center of Montevideo. Close by there is a sport center with a gym where you can play volley ball, basket ball, tennis and football (soccer). A perfect opportunity for the students to get in contact with the locals and at the same time practice a sport.
Teaching Staff at La Herradura Spanish School: Teachers are graduates in Spanish philology and specialized in teaching Spanish to foreigners. They have many years of experience in teaching Spanish to speakers of other languages and are very enthusiastic and friendly with the students. They are always ready to listen to any doubt or problem students may have with the Spanish language. Weekly meetings are held with the teachers and the Director of Studies to discuss the progress of each student.
Every day, after classes one of our Spanish teachers is in the school during one hour to discuss difficulties with the students and to help them with any problem they may have in their Spanish study. Each student has his own tutor to help them in case they have difficulties with the study program. At the end of the course, students realize that they have not only learned Spanish but made new friends as well!!
The Spanish course books follow the most up-to-date methodology, in line with the active classes at the school. The Spanish courses also includes workbooks for students’ use with supplementary exercises and as part of their homework. The school will loan the books to students during their stay. Each student will receive a copy of the text book and the exercise book on the first school day. Besides the books, students will receive photocopies of the additional materials offered, such as: grammar topics, conversation, literature, history, songs (additional costs apply, see below).
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La Herradura Spanish Courses in Montevideo
Notes: Minimum Age for all group Spanish courses: 18 (15 to 17 year old students are accepted when accompanied by an adult). Minimum age for private lessons: 15. Text book and exercise book are not included in prices: a USD 20.00 materials fee per 4 week period must be added to all course prices.
Spanish Course Options:
Intensive Spanish Course: 20 Spanish lessons per week (each lesson=55 Minutes), in a small group (max. 6 students per group). Minimum stay one week.
Super Intensive Spanish Course: 30 Spanish lessons per week (each lesson=55 Minutes), in a small group (max. 6 students per group). Minimum stay one week.
ONE-TO-ONE Spanish Courses: Private instruction. Students choose the number of private lessons desired per week. Courses can be adapted to each student’s individual needs.
Spanish Courses in Montevideo – Course Prices 2019:
(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)
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra week|
|Intensive Spanish Group Course||$290||$515||$740||$965||$215|
|Super Intensive Spanish Course||$410||$755||$1,100||$1,445||$335|
|One-to-One Spanish Lessons: 10 lesson/week||$365||$665||$965||$1,265||$300|
|One-to-One Spanish Lessons: 15 lessons/week||$505||$945||$1,385||$1,825||$440|
|One-to-One Spanish Lessons: 20 lessons/week||$645||$1,225||$1,805||$2,385||$580|
Course prices include school registration fees.
Important: School material's fee is NOT included and must be added to the course prices: USD 25.00 per 4 week period (minimum charge is USD 25.00).
Starting dates for all Spanish Courses in Montevideo: Every Monday for all levels.
Holidays 2018: 1 January, 12-13 February (Carnaval – subject to change!), 30 March, 1 May, 18 July, 25 August, 2 November. The school will be closed from 24 December 2018 to 4 January 2019. Classes missed due to official holidays are not made up.
Holidays 2019: 1 January, 8 March (Carnaval), 19 April, 1 May, 19 June, 18 July, 1 November. The school will be closed from 23 December 2019 to 3 January 2020. Classes missed due to official holidays are not made up.
Special Spanish Courses in Montevideo:
Spanish and Tango Lessons: Combine the Intensive Spanish Course (20 Spanish lessons per week) with 2 private Tango lessons per week.
Spanish and Tango Starting dates: Every Monday for all levels.
Spanish and Tango Prices 2019: Please contact us for pricing.
Spanish and Salsa Lessons: Combine the Intensive Spanish Course (20 Spanish lessons per week) with 2 private Salsa lessons per week.
Spanish and Salsa Starting dates: Every Monday for all levels.
Spanish and Salsa Prices 2019: Please contact us for pricing.
Other Spanish Courses available: Commercial Spanish Courses, Spanish Courses for Children (6 to 15 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult!), Spanish Courses and Tennis, Spanish Courses and Sailing, Spanish Courses and Kite Surfing, Spanish Courses and Golf, Spanish Courses and Diving, Spanish Courses and Wind Surfing. Volunteer programs are also offered. Please contact us for details.
La Herradura Spanish School – Accommodations
La Herradura Spanish School offers different types of accommodations to their students. They have many well screened and experienced families around town or you may stay at their on-site residence (limited availability, apply early!). Of course, if you prefer you can arrange your own accommodation (hotels, friends, etc.)
Host Families: Families belong to Uruguay’s middle class, but living standards are a bit lower than in Europe or North America, depending on each situation. Family homes are located near the school. Public transportation is good and easily accessible. All of the families have been carefully selected and are monitored so that your home stay experience is to your complete satisfaction.
School Residence: Located on the same building as the school, it has 5 bedrooms (1 with private bathroom. all others share a bathroom), equipped kitchen, TV room and terrace for common use. No meals, students have full use of the kitchen.
Apartment rentals / Hotels: Are also available. Prices vary by location and size. Prices available upon request.
La Herradura Spanish School – Accommodation Prices 2019:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Families: (Private room / 2 meals a day)||$285||$610||$940||$1,265||$315|
|Residence: (Private room / Private bath)||$210||$455||$660||$890||$225|
|Residence: (Private room / shared bath)||$180||$390||$560||$755||$195|
|Residence: (Double room / shared bath)||$150||$325||$460||$620||$160|
La Herradura Spanish School – Activities:
In addition to their Spanish Courses in Montevideo, La Herradura Spanish School offers a wide range of complementary activities aimed at allowing students to experience the local culture and have some leisure and free time. An excellent way to learn more about the Spanish culture, relaxing, discovering the surrounding area and to increase and practice your Spanish while enjoying the company of one of our teachers or a Spanish speaking local guide.
Sample of the optional excursions offered (some involve additional cost!):
- Jeep excursions: to the country side to enjoy the beautiful views in totally natural surroundings. Lunch will be taken in a ranch/estate with swimming available in natural swimming pools
- Boat trips: go along with local fisherman as they explain what kind of fish you can find and they show you what they fish. In the evening there will be a fish barbecue.
- Exploring the coast: drive all along the coast to the border with Brazil. Stay overnight in a bungalow situated in a fishing village. Visit the internationally acclaimed resort town of Punta del Este, a bustling playground for the rich and famous during the summer time but a fantastic quiet seaside town during the rest of the year..
- Horse back riding: cantering across a sandy beach or an excursion to the country side.
- Mountain biking: the beautiful countryside of this area provides the ideal location for biking, the scenery is spectacular. Race down through naturally formed valleys and rush through wooded sites.
- Beach volley ball.
- Hiking: a walk through the area where you can enjoy the different landscapes.
- Camping: trips to the country side spending 2 days in a ranch. During the day students go hiking, horse back riding or canoeing. Barbecues are organized at night.
- Canoeing: students will be walking, climbing and jumping in rivers, this is a marvelous excursion for any age.
- Diving: anyone over 12 years old – in good health – who is reasonably comfortable in the water can become a diver for the day. After watching a video and being briefed by a fully qualified instructor you can explore the wonders of the marine reserve. You are accompanied by an Instructor to ensure your safety and enjoyment
- School “fiestas”, enjoy a paella, barbecue, sardines or several ” tapas” (a small Spanish snack) at the school
- Cooking lessons: one of our teachers will prepare, with the assistance of the students, some of those typical meals in order to learn something more about the Spanish kitchen.
- Evening excursions to the theatre in Montevideo.
Airport Transfer: Transfers from Carrasco International airport are available upon request and at an additional charge of USD 60 each way for arrivals between 8 AM and 8 PM / USD 70 for arrivals between 8 PM and 8 AM. Important note: Students arriving between 8 PM and 8 AM MUST book a transfer or wait until 8 AM to enter the accommodations.