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post Sep 2 2005, 04:05 PM
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I would like to stay in BA for a few weeks and learn Spanish. I know that it's possible ot live with local families in Ecuador while learning Spanish, does anyone know if this is possible in BA?

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post Sep 2 2005, 04:16 PM
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Hola Luc

This is definitely possible. When I was there I heard of many people doing just that in BsAs. It all depends on where you want to stay, how long, ect.

I will send out some notes to a few of my contacts and see what we can find out smile.gif

In the meantime, have you tried the Pimsluer Speak ane Read Spanish? There are three levels and I found it VERY helpful. You could even put it on your IPOD or whatever listening device you have. I used to practice when I was rollerblading.

Hasta Luego!


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post Sep 2 2005, 09:45 PM
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Here is a helpful link that you can start with:

http://www.ba-h.com.ar/englishver.htm


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post Sep 3 2005, 05:58 AM
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Thanks ... I am using "Spanish With Michel Thomas" right now... a friend lent it to me.

Do you know where I can get those others you recommend? Are they CDs? Books?

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post Sep 3 2005, 10:57 AM
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Luc,
I have the CD and I will lend it to you when I come in a couple weeks.


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post Sep 3 2005, 12:07 PM
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Gracias smile.gif


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post Sep 7 2005, 12:49 AM
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Luck,

i think i understand what you are looking for, but i don't think is going to be easy to find that, because right now all is being too commercial in here (BA)...... all is prepared for tourism..... if what you are looking for is to have contact with Argentinian culture i don't know how straight it will be....
Anyway this is what i could find:

http://www.casabaires.com.ar/

http://www.alojargentina.com.ar/sections/a...milia/index.php


This is the more accurate, but it is for people from 15 to 18....so you will have to shave your face......
They told me that you should call the Canadian office, and ask there for staying in a family house trhough them in BA, ok? anyway i pass you the Argentinian web www.yfu.org.ar and the Canadian http://www.yfu.ca/cgi-bin/index2.cgi?lang=en


other option is in Bariloche Patagonia....
http://www.patagonia-argentina.com/e/phpco...loche&tipo=Casa

hope to have helped.........
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post Sep 7 2005, 12:58 AM
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Luck,


I forgot, you have to ask Carmella the Spanish Cd she has, it has a very interesting dialog, the first part, i think you should learn that at once!
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post Sep 7 2005, 05:58 AM
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Thanks Martin, that's good info.

Yeah I need to get my Spanish skills up to speed as soon as possible. I am planning to do some volunteering in Paraguay next year for a few weeks and need to speak some Spanish to be able to help.

You say that you are practicing your English, do you live in Spain?


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post Sep 7 2005, 01:29 PM
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Luc,
there are some facts:

1_I think you are choosing the right place to learn Spanish (Buenos Aires, Argentina), at least if i werenīt a Spanish speaker i would have chosen the same place. Of course it has accent, but it is the flatest of all Spanish.....
2_ Paraguayan Spanish is so different to all other Spanish, that you wonīt believe it.(grammar is the same). Near the border between Paraguay-Argentina-Brasil you wont believe what you hear.....it seems to be a mix of 3 different languages........they are...it is called PORTUŅOL....
3_Although i have a 1/4 of Spanish blood, i am form Argentina(you asked).
4_have you checked the post i did before the last one??? ( Sep 7 2005, 12:49 AM ) the one with the web links. You should consider calling YFU in Canada to know if they can get you a family house to live in Argentina(i think that is the best way of being with a local family )
5_although me be i am being grouse..... the most used words in Spanish.........are bad words, of course, learn them! is part of the culture. i learnt that swearing is the first thing I learn from a new language.......for self defense...I guess......or just for fun......jeje! biggrin.gif

I live in BA, so if you need anything, just ask through his or email.
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post Sep 29 2005, 11:41 AM
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Check out these two sites who offer homestay progams along with their language components.

cedic.com

aregentinailee.com
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post Oct 10 2005, 07:35 AM
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I have been travelling Latin America for 11 months and I can safely say your experience will be so much better with the basics of spanish before you get out here.

I did a 10 day course in Guatemala about 1 month into my trip, and my experience totally changed after that.

I tried learning from books and CDs before I left but didnt really get anywhere, I would recommend at least a couple of private lessons at home before you come out here, its so much easier to learn with a native spanish speaker correcting and helping you.

BA is a great city to start a trip, I stayed there for 2 weeks recently and loved it, just make sure you go to see a Boca Jrs game at home biggrin.gif
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post Oct 10 2005, 07:49 AM
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Thanks for all the info!


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post Oct 17 2005, 12:16 PM
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Che Luck,

If with the "thankyou all for the info" you meant "enough", i didnīt get it....

someone have pass some really interesting links in the South America Group in couchsurfing.com, i put them behid, and the group link too:

http://verbum.biz/ studying and home stay in BAhttp://www.ibl.com.ar/
http://bytargentina.com/ places to stay


all the messege:

http://www.couchsurfing.com/group_read.htm...=384&post=21437

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