Spanish Courses in Cordoba, Argentina
Córdoba is a historical city situated in the geographical center of Argentina. The region is one of the most important tourist attractions of the country due to its pleasant climate and impressive landscape made up of valleys, lakes and little rivers. Córdoba has grown significantly over the last decade, as many new industries have settled down here. The construction of modern buildings, shopping centers and new neighborhoods has changed the appearance of the city somewhat. Córdoba retains its rich colonial heritage, however, as shown by several old churches, the Cabildo and the famous and prestigious National University of Córdoba, which attracts thousands of students from other parts of the country and the rest of South America. Due to its advantageous geographical position, Córdoba is taking a central role in the MERCOSUR (the Common Market constituted by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) and is looking forward to a promising future.
Besides its rich cultural environment and economic development, it’s the kindness and openness of its 1,5 million inhabitants that make Córdoba such a livable city. That’s why COINED has found Córdoba an ideal environment for the development of its Spanish Language Courses and its intercultural programs.
Spanish Courses at COINED Internacional – Cordoba
The COINED Spanish Language School was founded in 1985 as the academic branch of the Argentine exchange student organization “Comisión de Intercambio Educativo”, better known in Spanish as COINED.
COINED is a non-profit organization active in the field of intercultural exchange and international education since 1971.
The Spanish school is located in downtown Córdoba, at a 5 minutes walking distance from Córdoba’s Main Square (Plaza San Martín) and very close to the historical places and commercial district.
You will feel at home just upon entering the Coined Spanish language school. Students love the friendly and cozy atmosphere and receive a very personalized service from the teachers and administrative Staff. The COINED Spanish language school building has a capacity for 60 students/day, and is equipped with 5 classrooms (for a maximum of 7 students per class), a Kitchen – Meeting Room (for class breaks), where students enjoy free coffee, tea, mate tea and spring water, a “Salon” (for video, audio, dance classes, speeches, Internet access), a Cafeteria with lounge where students are served fast food, drinks and Argentine dishes (“empanadas”, “lomitos”, etc) at reasonable cost, an Outdoor Patio with a nice garden equipped with a Swimming Pool and a Roof deck with a beautiful view of the city. The school has special facilities for handicapped students.
Within a short distance of the school, you will find a lot of bars, restaurants, theaters and nightclubs where a lot of Argentinean students gather. Many open-air cultural events and concerts take place in the “Plaza de la Intendencia” and University district, which are located at 10 minutes walk from the School.
The Spanish courses cover all aspects of language learning (speaking, listening, writing and reading skills), and are is specially designed for foreign students. They are taught completely in Spanish. Four or six 55-minute classes are held every day from Monday through Friday and the student is free to choose the length of his or her course.
Average class size is 3 students and there are never more than 7 students in a class. Groups are organized in a way that they will always consist of students possessing the same level of Spanish. All teachers are Argentine native speakers of Spanish, trained and experienced in teaching Spanish to foreigners. All of them hold a university degree and have a good general knowledge, which is of great importance to the interaction with the students.
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COINED – Spanish Courses in Cordoba
(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)
Prices include: Number of Spanish lessons as specified below, welcome brunch and welcome pack. Guided orientation walk through the city. Internet access, receipt of faxes, coffee, tea and spring water and access to kitchen facilities at the school. 24 hour emergency phone. 2 extra activities per week. Final exam and certificate.
Intensive Spanish Group Courses: Max. 8 students per group / 25 Spanish group lessons a week (each lesson=45 Minutes). Minimum stay one week.
Super Intensive Spanish Courses: Max. of 8 students per group / 37 Spanish group lessons a week (each lesson=45 Minutes). Minimum stay one week.
Super Intensive Combined Courses: 25 Spanish group lessons as above PLUS 6 Spanish private lessons a week (each lesson=55 Minutes). Minimum stay one week.
Private Spanish Courses – One-to-One Spanish Lessons: Private Spanish instruction, 10 Private lessons per week.
Other Spanish Courses available: Spanish for Medicine, Spanish for Business, Spanish for Seniors (50+). Please contact us for details.
SPANISH COURSES in CORDOBA – PRICES 2018:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Five weeks||Six weeks||Eight weeks||Twelve weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Group Course||$275||$475||$675||$875||$1,075||$1,275||$1,675||$2,235||--|
|Super Intensive Spanish Course||$330||$585||$840||$1,095||$1,350||$1,605||$2,115||$2,835||--|
|Super Intensive Combined Course||$395||$715||$1,035||$1,355||$1,675||$1,995||$2,635||$3,615||--|
|One-to-One Spanish Lessons||$410||$745||$1,080||$1,415||--||--||--||--||$335|
Starting dates for all Spanish Courses (all levels): Every Monday
Holidays 2018: 1 Jan. / 12-13 Feb. / 29-30 March / 2 April / 1 May / 25 May / 20 June / 9 July / 20 Aug. /15 Oct./ 19 Nov.. Classes missed due to official holidays are not made up. School is closed from 17 December 2018 to 1 January 2019.
COINED Cordoba Accommodations
COINED offers different types of accommodations to their students. They have many well screened and experienced families around town or, you may stay in private student residences. Reduced fees in 2 to 5 star hotels are also available upon request.
Of course, if you prefer you can arrange your own accommodation (hotels, friends, etc.)
Host Families: Families belong to Argentina’s middle class, but living standards are a bit lower than in Europe or North America, depending on each situation. Family homes are located in neighborhoods near the center of the city. Public transport is good, easily accessible. All of the families have been carefully selected and are monitored so that your home stay experience is to your complete satisfaction. When choosing to stay with a family, you should recognize that a certain degree of flexibility will be required to adjust to the Argentine customs and way of life. Note: host families do not provide meals on Sunday!
Student Residences: You can choose a private or shared room in a student residence (hosting other argentine or international students). This option is recommended for younger students that desire to live more independently. Sharing a place with young people from all over the world is a great opportunity to learn about different cultures and make new friends as well as learning about the place in which you are studying. The main advantage of this type of accommodation is your independence and being able to participate in many social activities. Kitchen access to prepare your own meals if desired.
ACCOMMODATION PRICES 2018:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Families: (Private room / breakfast)||$225||$450||$675||$900||$225|
|Host Families: (Private Room / 2 meals a day)||$280||$560||$840||$1,120||$280|
|Premium Host Families: (Private Room and bathroom / 2 meals a day)||$355||$710||$1,065||$1,420||$355|
|Student Residence: (Single room/no meals)||$300||$600||$900||$1,200||$300|
|Student Residence: (Shared double room/ no meals)||$150||$300||$450||$600||$150|
Extra night of accommodations (all types): USD 55.00
COINED Cordoba – Activities:
As part of the program, in addition to the Spanish Courses in Cordoba, we offer 2 organized activities every week. In addition, students will find a daily schedule of cultural events in Córdoba and Buenos Aires, locations of theaters, museums, festivals as well as tickets prices are available. Activities include: Welcome lunch (1st week of every month), visits to local areas of interest, dance classes, cooking classes, parties & fiestas, Spanish language videos & movies.
The school also organizes regular Seminars & Discussion Groups. Themes include: Latin American and Argentine history; Arts and society in Argentina; The legal system; Drug addiction; The environment; and the economy.
Excursions: In cooperation with well known Argentine tour operators, COINED organizes trips on weekends to different places of interest both locally and nation wide. The options are endless, from the magnificent mountains in Cordoba to a trip up north to Salta or to the Southern Province of Mendoza. This excursions must be arranged locally and are offered at extra charge. Prices will vary depending on excursion, location and length of trip.
Please Note: You may need to pay “out-of-pocket” expenses (bus fare, entrance fees, etc.) when activities take place outside of the school.
Airport Transfers: Transfers from Cordoba airport are available upon request and at an additional charge of USD 70 each way.
Comments from former students:
“I enjoyed my time at COINED very much. The teachers were excellent and the classes were always small to ensure a productive learning environment. Cordoba is a wonderful city. There are tons of things to do in the city: museums, restaurants, bars, dance clubs, etc. There are also a lot of outdoor activities that one can do outside the city which is nice. Because Cordoba is not overrun by tourists it retains its authenticity. You won’t find many people who speak anything but Spanish, which is great for learning the language.” – Mathew Ward