We know you have some questions and need a bit more information about us and what we offer. Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about a variety of topics. If you don’t find your answer here, feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to help.
- How do I choose between the Spanish programs offered at Expanish?
Our intensive group courses Intensive 20 and Intensive 30, are the most popular options. They are great for those who like to learn in a group atmosphere, practice with their peers, and want to study in an intensive setting. For those seeking to focus on a particular aspect of the language or those who are unable to devote 20 hours each week, our individual lessons are the best option. Ask our student advisors for more information regarding what Spanish program in Buenos Aires is best for you!
- What level of Spanish language classes should I take?
Our levels are matched to the Spanish Curriculum of the Cervantes Institute and adhere to the Common European Framework for languages which distinguishes 6 different language levels.
All students will sit for a placement exam on their first day which allows us to assign you to a group class with students of the same level. Do not worry if you do not speak a word of Spanish – many of our students have no prior Spanish knowledge before they arrive. You will, however, be speaking Spanish in the classroom from your first day.
- What qualifications do Spanish language teachers have?
All of our teachers are native Spanish speakers and have extensive prior experience teaching Spanish to foreigners. In addition to their professional credentials, teachers are chosen for their ability to keep students entertained and effectively communicate with all students.
- What is the focus of the advanced classes?
Advanced Spanish classes focus on learning the finer points of grammar, such as uses of the subjunctive and idiomatic expressions, as well as conversational and written skills. Discussion topics vary according to students’ interests.
- What is the average class size?
The average class size is made up of 6 students. We keep the class sizes small to ensure rapid language development.
- Should I bring any materials to class?
All class materials, such as textbooks, are included in the cost of tuition. However, it’s always a great idea to bring basic school supplies, like a pen and paper and any other personal study materials to your first day of classes so that you can take notes.
- When are the class start dates?
The official start date for all courses is every Monday, unless Monday falls on a national holiday. We realize that students cannot control flight schedules and that not everyone can meet these dates. If you will be starting later in the week, you could begin your studies with individual lessons and then join a group course the following Monday.
- How long is each Spanish group class?
Expanish Intensive Spanish 20 group classes meet for four hours per day, Monday through Friday and include two daily breaks. The classes are most commonly scheduled in the morning, but Expanish may open afternoon sessions if necessary. Morning classes start at 9 am and afternoon classes at 2 pm. Your exact schedule will be determined upon arrival.
- I would like to focus on business, health care, law, etc. Do you offer such programs?
If you wish to have specialized classes, choose one of our combination courses in business Spanish, medical Spanish or cultural classes. We can customize other types of content for individuals or groups upon request.
- Do I get a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a course certificate stating the number of hours of lessons you completed and Spanish level as well as course dates and a signature by the Academic Director. You will receive it on graduation day (held every Friday afternoon for students leaving the school).