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Spanish Program

Covering all aspects of language learning (speaking, listening, writing, reading skills), our Spanish course is specially designed for foreign students and is taught in Spanish. Our main text is Español 2000 but other materials are used, as well, to augment the text. Four 50 minute classes are held every day from Monday through Friday and the student is free to choose the length of his or her course. In order to make sufficient progress and gain the maximum benefit from the course we recommend the following minimal duration: Beginner (8-12 weeks), Intermediate (4-8 weeks) and advanced (2-4 weeks).
Generally, courses are divided into six levels: Basic (2), Intermediate (2) and Advanced (2) depending on previous knowledge of the Spanish language. Our average class size is 3 students and we never place more than 5 students in a class. You will be given a placement test on your first day to evaluate your level and identify your individual needs. Groups are organized in a way that they will always consist of students possessing the same level of Spanish. Furthermore, students may choose to take private, personalized classes (one on one instruction).

All our 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. Generally, we assign a teacher who speaks the student's native language, to facilitate the communication between them.

Courses also include an introduction to Argentine culture and customs because true intercultural communication is more than just knowing Spanish. In addition, we offer 2-3 organized activities every week (see below). Our Spanish program doesn't merely constitute a language course, but an immersion into Argentine culture and life.

At the conclusion of your studies, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Organized Activities
As part of the language program, we offer 2-3 organized activities every week. In addition, students will find a daily schedule of cultural events in Buenos Aires and surrounding areas, 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
Cultural classes
Parties & Fiestas
Spanish languages videos & movies
Seminars & Discussion Groups - themes include: Latin American and Argentine history; Literature, arts and society in Argentina; Architecture; Health; The legal system; Drug addiction; The environment; and the economy.
Please Note: You may need to pay "out-of-pocket" expenses (bus fare, entrance fees, etc.) when activities take place outside of the school.

In cooperation with local tour operators, Casa de Lenguas can help you arrange excursions to different places of interest both locally and throughout Argentina. These excursions range from several days (e.g. a weekend) to longer. Here are some examples:

Montevideo & Uruguay's Beaches - Only 3 hours away from Buenos Aires is Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Farther north is Uruguay's beaches, reputed to be the best in the world.
Iguazu Falls - Set in a dense jungle where Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina meet, these waterfalls may be the most spectacular on the planet.

The Andean Lake District - This area is popular with downhill skiers during Argentina's winter (during North America's summer). However, the deep blue lakes, pine forests and towering mountains attract nature enthusiasts year-round.

Voyage to Patagonia: On a 15 days trip the students will visit this exotic region. Going through Bariloche, Rio Gallegos and Ushuaia \endash the southern most city in the world- On the Atlantic coast is the Valdez Peninsula. Here students will enjoy the magnificent coast with the colonies of penguins and sea wolves, plus whale spotting.

Extra Services Offered

Free airport pick-up at Buenos Aires airport
Free welcome lunch during the first week of the month
Free internet access
Free receipt of faxes
Free coffee, tea and spring water
Access to kitchen facilities at the school
Telephone and fax machine access (small cost)

Sist endret: 25.06.2004

SIOC DA, Boks 806, N-5404 Stord, Norway
Telefon: +47 53 41 15 75, Telefaks: +47 53 41 78 66, Mobil: +47 975 63 700
Kontakt personer: Birger Reinhardt Larsen og Morten Are Larsen