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About Us

The Expanish mission and purpose

Our Purpose

Expanish was founded with the express purpose of creating a greater understanding and awareness between cultures. We think of our Spanish language schools as gateways to Spain and Latin America, where our students can engage with different cultures, make new connections and broaden their horizons.

Our staff and teachers are primarily locals and happy to share their experiences, encouraging a unique exchange of ideas and customs with students from all over the world. We pride ourselves on teaching our students not just in the classroom but through experiential learning, social activities and local living as part of a fully immersive experience.

To us, it’s not just about learning a new language but living in a new language.

Expanish Staff
Expanish Staff

Our Story

Expanish was founded in 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Agustín Vignale and Alejandro Rched. Our goal from the start was to offer people from all over the world the chance to immerse themselves in Argentine culture via high-quality Spanish language programs abroad. Encouraged by the success of our award-winning Expanish language school in Buenos Aires, we expanded our services into Spain, opening new boutique schools in Barcelona in 2017 and Madrid in 2021. 

Expanish has continuously been a finalist in the Study Travel Awards and won the award for ‘ST Star Spanish Language School’ in 2020/2021 and 2022. Most importantly, we have helped more than 20,000 students discover Spain and South America while improving their language skills and finding opportunities in the Spanish-speaking world. We look forward to guiding many more on their journeys abroad as we continue to expand our network of boutique, premium schools.

ST Star Award
ST Star Award

What We Do

Expanish Spanish School offers a holistic, award-winning language learning experience. We offer a range of Spanish courses (in person and online), different types of accommodation, interactive cultural classes, social activities, and internship programs to travelers from around the globe. 

We believe that learning Spanish in a foreign country is the best and quickest way to truly grasp the language and reach fluency. It’s also an unforgettable chance to discover a new culture and engage with like-minded people from all over the world. Our immersive study abroad programs give students the chance to improve their language skills, make new friends and experience life in Spain and Argentina. Students learn via the communicative method, which provides key support for the real classroom: their new home city.

We currently have three amazing locations to begin or continue your Spanish adventure: Buenos Aires, Barcelona and Madrid. Our schools are located in the best areas of the city, easily accessible and bustling with local life. Our facilities are designed to encourage effective learning and social interactions, with modern classrooms and sleekly-designed common areas. Our friendly bilingual staff are always on hand to offer a warm welcome and personalized support through the program. 

Giving Back

At Expanish we believe language immersion programs abroad can be a life-changing experience for students. We want to help increase participation of diverse and underrepresented students in study abroad programs, and that is why we are proud to offer financial aid via scholarships for some of our courses. Beyond these scholarships, we are also always happy to accept any third-party financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans etc) that students may obtain for any of our programs or courses.

Our Team

Our team is made up of a diverse group of individuals who are keen to share their cultures, experiences and local know-how with all of our students. All of our staff work hard to ensure every student has an amazing stay with us.

Head Office

Agustín VignaleCo-Founder & Commercial Director
Alejandro RchedCo-Founder & Operations Director
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Lautaro SilvaDirect Sales Manager
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Murphy ScottCommercial Manager
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Gisele LisboaArea Manager B2C Brazil
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João Paulo CamposArea Manager B2B Brazil
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Maryna UsmanovaArea Manager CIS/EE
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Mélanie RaymondArea Manager B2B Francia
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Leticia MalagutiAdmissions Coordinator (Americas: Brazil/USA/Canada)
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Beatriz Cuello CarrascoAdmissions Coordinator (Europe, MENA and Asia)
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Roxane GanewskiAdmissions Manager
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Carina CiapponiFinance & Administration
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Milva Santa CruzSales Advisor

Barcelona

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Clara MilesOperations Manager Spain
Paula CerderiaAcademic Director
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Miriam El AlamiStudents Services and Office Coordinator
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Anna GalobartHousing & Activities Coordinator
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Ana Beatriz Giorgiani PerezFront office & Activities Coordinator
Emma MartinActivities Assistant
Jordi SubiratsActivities Assistant
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Alex PalauTeacher
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Ángel CampayoTeacher
Eva María GaleoteTeacher
Noelia CasasTeacher
Guillem Borrero PérezTeacher
Elena López EscalanteTeacher
María Mercedes NavallasTeacher
Mariana PuntaTeacher
Patricia GonzálezTeacher
Alicia MartínezTeacher
Cristina Guillén Barcelona Teacher
Cristina GuillénTeacher
Genis CastroTeacher
Andrea CabotTeacher
Francesc FarréTeacher
Ana PardoTeacher

Madrid

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Marta ArtachoSchool General Manager
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Inés FernandezHousing & Activities Coordinator
Pilar MorillaAcademic Coordinator
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Inés RodriguezTeacher
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María NogalTeacher
Anabel TaguasTeacher
Anaís DelgadoTeacher
Irene de RusTeacher

Buenos Aires

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Gabriel AragonaAcademic Director
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Caroline PerreiraHousing & Activities Coordinator
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Juliana TelesStudent Services
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Rosana AlessandroTeacher
Analía ImparatoTeacher
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Sonia HerskovitsTeacher
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Pablo LandrielTeacher
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Carlos BevilacquaTeacher
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Liliana D’AcuntoTeacher
Sofia CollimedagliaTeacher

Malaga

Canela Ojjioni GiacheroSchool General Manager

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