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.
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
Visits to local areas of interest
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
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
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.
Free airport pick-up at Buenos
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