Spanish in the City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
What better way than learning Spanish in Buenos Aires to know and interacting with the city? If what you are looking for is an immersion program, this option lets you learn a language while experiencing the city first-hand.
We all know that to fully master a language, the most effective way is to obtain complete immersion in the city where that language is spoken, absorbing the environment, its people, and its customs.
From that idea comes Spanish in Buenos Aires, a new dynamic way to learn Spanish where the objective of the course is not only to gain knowledge of the language, but to embody and experience speaking Spanish in Buenos Aires!
Quick Facts Spanish in the City
Spanish in the City is the perfect program for the curious who wish to not merely learn the language inside the classroom, but who also want to understand the culture, the nuances of the city, the social rules, and put what they’ve learned to practice while speaking Spanish in Buenos Aires.
If learning a language in a conventional way is a bit tedious, then this program–where every day you find yourself captivated by a new experience in the city of Buenos Aires–is for you.
The program consists of an intensive Spanish course of 20 group lessons and 6 lessons of visits to different places in Buenos Aires. The objective is that the theoretical content that is reviewed in the group sessions is then applied during the visit to the city. For example, if you see a module referring to “Restaurant and Food” in the group class, it’s very likely you will visit a restaurant or supermarket during the outing.
There are at least 6 visits throughout the course, always in the company of a teacher who plays the role of teacher and tour guide at the same time. The destinations to choose are the next:
Teatro Colon: Considered one of the best theaters in the world, recognized for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction. Feel like an artist visiting the interior of the theater, along with the magical stories and ghosts born in it.
Palacio Barolo: Visit the interiors of the Palacio Barolo, a building inspired by the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. You can visit the 360° viewpoint, which is accessed by climbing 6 floors upstairs, and the old lighthouse, then ending in an office of the 20s’ experiencing the time in which the Palace was built Barolo.
Emblematic Buildings of the early 20th: Walking to San Martin Corner, you will find Palacio San Martín, the Kavanagh building and Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento, one of the most beautiful and luxurious churches in Buenos Aires, inspired by Parisian constructions. This crowd part of the city also has charm and valuable places.
Visiting the Cabildo: Learn about the beginnings of Buenos Aires through one of its first institutions, built during the Spanish conquest. Let our “proceres” come alive again by telling their story to dismiss the viceroy Cisneros and become a new nation called Argentina.
Center of the City: Visit the Manzana de las Luces, the Nacional Buenos Aires School, San Ignacio Church and the viceregal tunnels. Only ten blocks far from Expanish, you will be visiting some of the most typical places of the city. You can walk through the tunnels built in colonial times, used for defense and smuggling and the most prestigious high school in Argentina. Do you already know why?
Casa Rosada: Visit this incredible and new museum, located in the old Aduana building and next to the building where our presidents govern the country. This is the perfect module if you would like to know all about the origins of the city and the civilizations that lived here before the Spanish arrival.
Bares Notables: Discover the old spaces for meeting, debate and entertainment of important figures of the local culture. You must have noticed Buenos Aires is full of Cafes and bars, we love it! Discover the porteña culture and anecdotes such as why it was common to find men who drank milk while smoking.
Immigration Museum: It is said that there are Argentines all around the world, and it is also possible to find many cultures living in our city. Get to know the different waves of immigration that nurtured and continue to enrich the country in this thrilling museum, first place of aid and residence of those who arrived in Argentina at the end of the 19th century.
Museum of Art: Home of the largest collection of Argentine art in the country, combined with works by important international artists such as El Greco, Rembrandt, Rubens, Cézanne, Picasso and many other amazing artists. You can’t miss this tour if you are a painting lover.
Evita Museum: In this tour you will be close to one of the most representative women in the country: Eva Perón. The “Casa Carabassa”, its original name, is famous for being a transit home for women in a precarious situation during the 20th century. Discover the story of Evita, the controversial woman: loved by some and hated by others.
Can I choose morning or afternoon sessions?
Morning or afternoon group sessions will be chosen according to your Spanish level. The city tour modules are scheduled in blocks of two hours 3 times per week and can be scheduled according to your availability.
Can I choose the Spanish in the City module?
Yes, we have various options to choose from.
Are there any additional costs?
There are a few extra fees, such as entrance to a museum. We will let you know of any additional costs beforehand.
Spanish in the City Reviews
All the teachers I’ve had here have been very engaged in the group as well as in the progress of the individuals. The spirit in the class and at the school is friendly and cozy, when you come to a big city without knowing anyone that means a lot. I can recommend anyone wanting to learn spanish to choose Expanish.