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Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

People of all ages and backgrounds can study and learn Spanish abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is one of the many Spanish immersion programs offered by Spanish Por Favor. Buenos Aires is the perfect place to study Spanish and live in an amazing city! 

Students who choose to study Spanish in Buenos Aires are sure to have an incredible experience!  Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city in Argentina. The rich cultural diversity of this city is evidenced through its architecture, cuisine and social behaviors.

You can be confident in our selection of our Affiliate Spanish Language Schools (ASLS). It is our policy to personally visit and evaluate each school we represent. In addition to a comprehensive tour of all campus facilities and in-depth interviews of key faculty and staff, we actually take the classes offered to ensure that the company's elevated standards are upheld. A formal review and evaluation of all homestay accommodations is also undertaken. Relax, we do the work for you!

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School History

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Our Affiliate Spanish Language School (ASLS) in Buenos Aires opened it's doors in 2003. The school is the only private Spanish language school in Argentina that is certified and recognized as an International Association of Language Centers (IALC) member.  This membership requires that all member schools are inspected and evaluated to assure that the quality of education remains superior.

The director states that, "Whether you are an experienced student of the Spanish language or just beginning, our school provides the opportunity for rapid improvement and an ideal environment to immerse yourself in every aspect of the local culture.  Between our small classes and the need for the language in daily situations, you will rapidly advance by learning to use the language both inside and outside the school".

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The school has two centrally located schools that are based in the heart of Recolleta, an eclectic and young neighborhood filled with nightlife, attractions, parks, and cafes.  This neighborhood is sure to keep you busy outside of class.

The school has rolling admissions and provides their students with diplomas on the last day of class.

The school serves over two hundred students per month during its high season and just under one hundred during the low season. Since its inception, our ASLS in Buenos Aires has taught Spanish to students from around the world.

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School Location

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

As stated above, our ASLS in Buenos Aires is located in the heart of the Recolleta.  The school is located a few blocks away from one of the most famous cemeteries in Argentina, home to Evita and other important Argentinean history makers.

Buenos Aires is often referred to as the "Paris of South America" because of its strong European cultural influence.  Much of the city's architecture has been said to resemble that of Rome, Paris, and Barcelona.

The school is only minutes away from shopping, nightlife, incredible restaurants and parks. The school has strategically placed itself in the best possible neighborhood of Buenos Aires for its students to enjoy.

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Buenos Aires is also home to a world-renowned zoo and botanical garden as well as a number of beautiful parks and architecturally unique structures. 

The climate in Buenos Aires varies heavily depending on the season.  In the winter months of April – August, it can reach as low as 10 degrees Celsius and as high as 35 degrees Celsius in their Summer months of November – March.  However, don’t let either season scare you; the country has year-round activities for everyone.

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The School

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The main school facility has two floors in an incredibly authentic building, which is over 100 years old. This school has twenty-five classrooms, seven of which have A/C and eighteen of which have ceiling fans. All classrooms are well ventilated and widows with natural light are sure to keep you engaged and cool.

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The second school, which is utilized during the high season, is located two blocks from the main school.

The main school has a full kitchen for those of you who have an interest in gastronomy and weekly barbecues. This school is equipped with a library containing a TV, DVD player and a book collection.

On the top floor there is a beautiful terrace where barbecues are held.  This terrace is also used for outside classes, as a place to study, talk, smoke or just relax and enjoy the fresh air and the view of the surrounding area.

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Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Both schools have WiFi and computer lab with Internet access.  The main school has a computer lounge and cafe downstairs for students that want to have a snack and check email. The library and WiFi hours of operation are linked to that of the schools,
8 am – 6 pm Monday – Friday.

The schools are equipped with fax machines and hard lines, but cell phones are recommended to make local and long-distance calls, which are easily accessible through phone stores located all over the city.

The schools offers free coffee, snacks and water every day and has a warm and helpful staff, which is there to serve you everyday.

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Cultural and Social Learning Activities

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The school plans and organizes weekly cultural activities like city tours, cooking lessons, tango classes, museum tours, visits to parks and bars and trips to football matches. 

Students will always have access to the school's tour coordinators who work full-time to take students to various sites. Students must sign up for these cultural activities; information is posted clearly on the walls all around the school.



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday weekend
City tour
Activity at the school
club, cooking lessons, movies, games, etc)
Dance Lessons
(Tango / Salsa) or Sports (Football)
Culture or social activities
(museums, theatre, local shows, etc)
Farewell Lunch
Bar Night
Outdoor Activities and Excursions
(mountain, beach, vineyards, estancias, etc)

The school also plans day and weekend trips where students can experience volcano hikes, horseback rides, vineyard tours, rafting, kayaking, skiing and snow boarding, among other adventures. All of these trips are ways in which students can meet other students and practice their Spanish while having great experiences at the same time.

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Course Summary

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

To be selected as an ASLS, the school must offer classes that primarily focus on developing the student's communicative skills to achieve specific goals. However, all Spanish classes will focus on oral proficiency, grammar, listening, reading and writing comprehension.

In order to place students in the appropriate language level, all are required to take a placement test on the first Monday of classes.  The test usually takes one hour. 
After completion, the student is placed in either a group class or one-on-one setting.  Classes are fifty-five minutes long with a ten minute break in between. The pace of the class is set according to the student's language skill.

The Spanish classes are designed for you to meet your Spanish goals in a short period of time. The school has a Spanish curriculum that has twelve levels. There is beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels with sub-levels in between.  

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Spanish books used are revised and updated annually and are differentiated according to language level.  Beginner books are divided into 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b and so on for the intermediate and advanced. Teachers are not just locked into teaching with these books; they tend to use magazines and newspaper articles.

All of Spanish Por Favor's Spanish immersion programs are very flexible and the staff are open-minded and willing to try new and fun approaches to make learning Spanish exciting.

GROUP:  Students take a total of twenty hours of group classes per week and have the option of taking private one-on-one classes thereafter at an additional cost (see price list for details). During most of the year classes take place in the mornings.

*There will be no more than 6-students in each group class to ensure personal attention and an efficient teacher to student ratio.

general course information
Morning classes: (9-1) Evening classes: (2-6)
55 minute per lesson Two 10-minute breaks
One-on-one course:
Group plus One-on-one:
25-30 hours/week
Group course: 20-hours/week Textbook included

ONE-ON-ONE: Private lessons are specially designed for those who have specific goals or who have limited time. These classes take place according to the student's desires, in the morning session (9 AM to 1 PM) or in the afternoon session (2 AM to 6 PM).

GROUP PLUS: Additionally, there is a group (4-hours) plus one to two hour private lesson designed for specific reinforcement of lessons. This option can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. The school takes beginners up to advanced native Spanish-speakers for all courses.

group plus
Mornings (group): 9:00 - 1:00
Afternoons (one-on-one): 2:00 - till end
55 minute lessons
textbooks included

HOURS OF OPERATION: The school opens at 9 AM and closes at 6 PM. Classes start on every Monday of the year, except holidays, and there is a minimum student age of 17 or completion of high school; however, teens from twelve to sixteen years old can study if they are accompanied by a family member (private classes are required).

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

SPECIALTY COURSES: Our ASLS in Buenos Aires has many specialty Spanish courses for people of all ages and backgrounds. Examples of such courses are:

Medical Spanish Course:
This medical Spanish class is designed for health care professionals or health science students. This course can be customized to meet your specific Spanish language needs regardless of your profession.

Physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, massage therapists and other health care professionals have enrolled in this intensive medical Spanish class.  Students who enroll in this course can participate in clinical shadowing.

Medical Spanish: Clinical Shadowing

• Students will be able to observe health professionals interacting with their patients in       Spanish and observe similarities and differences between home home health care system and Argentinian system
• 2 sessions per week.
• Students must have an intermediate Spanish language level to be accepted
• This opportunity will take place in either a hospital or health clinic setting
• Students will have two sessions per week of clinical shadowing - Min 1:30hs – Max 4hs
• Students must wear a white lab coat and respect all the internal rules of the hospital or clinic
• Short hair or it must be well kept and/or tied back
• No visible piercing please (except for ears)
• Application is due at least 2 months prior to the program start date

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spanish for Executives and Lawyers: Students will learn technical vocabulary used in the business and legal world. Also addressed in this course is: formal letter writing, holding meetings, oral presentation, and other common business and legal protocols. Of course, oral communication is top priority.

D.E.L.E. Preparation Course:
The school prepares and helps train students to take the D.E.L.E (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) exam.

The DELE Spanish language test is internationally recognized as the official Spanish language exam for non-native Spanish language speaker.  This test is taken at an off-site location.

Tango Package: 2 group + 1 private lessons, Mayoral & Elsa Maria Academy in Buenos Aires.

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Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

There are fifty-two teachers on staff, ten of which are full-time. The others are part-time and called in when needed. There is a maximum six students per class. The morning classes start at 9 am and end at 1 pm.  The evening classes start at 2 PM and end at 6 PM.

All of the Spanish language teachers at our ASLS in Buenos Aires are native Spanish speakers who have University degrees or are currently working to complete their university studies.

All teachers go through the same introductory training provided by the school.  They also receive ongoing training to keep them up on the latest teaching trends and methods. 

In addition, the teachers are evaluated through weekly forms filled out by students and by random class sit-ins by the coordinator.

The school believes in teaching Spanish with grammar as a top priority. They stress conversation both formal and informal, but grammar is number one in terms of their methodology.  However, all Spanish classes will focus on oral proficiency, grammar, listening, reading and writing comprehension. You are sure to learn a lot!

Students take a bimonthly test to see where they stand level-wise.  The exams are both oral and written and students must receive a 75% or higher in order to pass

Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina


- Single, Double and triple rooms depending on availability - 45 min. Maximum from school;
- Towels and sheets provided;
- Change of towels and sheets once per week;
- Housekeeping once per week;
- Phone calls may be received;
- Minimum stay one week;
- Move-in Sundays Move-out Saturdays - Shared bathrooms and common areas - No meals included;
- Neighborhoods: Centro, Facultad de Medicina.


- Maximum distance from school is 45 minutes;
- Breakfast/dinner;
- Sheets & towels changed 1x/wk.;
- Sun to Sat;
- Shared bathroom;
- Pay extra $70 to live with a homestay family that lives no farther than 12 blocks.

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Study & Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

price points for 2014

Prior to departure, students must pay a $99 enrollment fee and deposit to reserve a seat. All homestay accommodations (to live with a native family) start on Sundays and end on Saturdays. The airport pickup service is optional, but highly recommended.

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