Learning Spanish in Buenos Aires you are going to feel at home. While the city is located geographically in Latin America, it is culturally located near Europe. Its habitants, the Porteños, are communicative, friendly, curious about Europe and would invite you to any activity they have already organized with their friends.
There are plenty of events going on in the city every day so you will have many opportunities to meet native speakers. If you like the seductive Tango, you can learn to dance or improve your skills in one of many milongas in Buenos Aires. Even if you are unsure if dancing is for you, just try La Viruta Tango Club and after a couple of hours you will get to know the basic steps of the Tango and Salsa and probably fall in love with them.
Dayle and I trying hats at a garage sale after the Spanish course
Tango lessons at La Viruta Tango Club
Strolling around Buenos Aires, you will be surprised to discover that each neighbour has its own personality. Around Serrano square you will find countless cafes, bars and clubs with live music. If you come in summer, you can be really laid back and spend the day by the lakes of Palermo or in the quiet squares Gelly and Mitre in Recoleta. There you can also visit the cementery where most of the Argentinean well-known family graves are buried and learn about their history. Some ghosts stories are also awaiting for you.
In San Telmo you will submerge yourself in the oldest part of the city and enjoy the antique shops, have lunch in the restaurants with a relaxed atmosphere and visit the big flea market around Plaza Dorrego.
During the Gallery Nights you can visit as many art galleries, meet the painters and learn what is going on in the art scene. If this isn't enough to satisfy your appetite for Buenos Aires, you can always enroll in a course in the Cultural Centre "Ricardo Rojas" and learn about theater, journalism, cinema, music, national culture, photography and many other subjects in Spanish with native speakers.
After a week of lessons, Dina's shoe shopping in Spanish!
Tasting the Mate, the national drink of Argentina, during the activity in Spanish
You will practise your Spanish while you are having fun and immersing in the Argentinian porteño culture. My immersion courses combine conversational Spanish lessons with real-life activities with native speakers outside the classroom. Every week, after communication-oriented lessons, you will put your Spanish into practice in the most stimulating situations speaking with the locals in Spanish, with me.
Once a week we go out into the Spanish "real world" together while you cross the barriers and speak to the shop assistants, bus drivers, artists at art galleries, waiters, the supermarket cashier, dance teachers or newspapers salesmen, in any situation that is meaningful and useful to you!
Because I know how students can be motivated or discouraged by different activities to learn a language, I will tailor your course based on your interests, your goals and your own pace of learning and you can do activities you enjoy in Spanish such as:
I use authentic material relevant and important to each student. In class we will be reading newspapers and books, singing Spanish songs and role-playing every day. Through the understanding and speaking of the real Spanish you will grasp the Argentinean culture and get to know the Argentinean style.
After the Spanish course, Buenos Aires offers plenty of opportunities to get to know the city culturally, musically and make friends. All year long film and music festivals and Gallery Nights are held in the city. Every weekend there are milongas to dance Tango and concerts at pubs.
Visiting the Recoleta cementery and learning about the Argentinean history
Tour around La Boca