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peacefrog
post Jan 29 2007, 04:26 PM
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Hola,

just arrived in Buenos Aires, looking at the options for Spanish lessons. I'm going through internet and ads and asking people, so I should be able to find quickly, but I still wanted to post here in case anyone has someone to recommend me.

I will take 1:1 lessons for the first week, as I can speak some spanish and don't think I would fit into a normal level by level program right now.

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post Jan 29 2007, 04:47 PM
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There are tons of foreigners wanting to learn Spanish in Buenos Aires so there are many available ways you can learn: in a schools, with groups with a tutor or one on one. I find that groups are more effective, because you can interact with people also learning the language, and also meet some people.

Also, if you want to make an extra peso, an excellent way of learning Spanish is by teaching English (or French in your case) to native Spanish speakers. You´d be amazed at how much you learn from the exchange of words and phrases from language to language.

Just a thought. Enjoy BA!


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post Jan 30 2007, 11:06 PM
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Adrien,
Salut!
Lucky and Andrea, if I'm not wrong, took some classes in BA you could send them an email and ask for some advice.

Good luck in BA, where else are you going in SA???

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post Jan 31 2007, 12:30 AM
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I did a week of private lessons at a school called IBL, on avenida Florida (the main pedestrian mall).
The teachers were good, and I picked up enough Spanish in a week to get by (although I speak some Italian).
Prices weren't nearly as cheap as other countries in South America (I think they were $12 US an hour)
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post Feb 1 2007, 07:25 PM
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Ok, thanks a lot everybody.

I just found a hostel where everybody speaks spanish (instead of French and English in San Telmo), that's a good start.

I have seen the mainstream courses on the net and on flyers, I was just checking if someone had a special recommendation to give.
zento- I know already pronunciation and grammar, so at first I don't want to be in class with people who have to start from scratch. But otherwise, yes, group lessons are good. And French conversation workshops could be cool, I'll have a look
aussierach - thanks, I'll check it out



Caro I'm settling down in BA to learn spanish just to make the best out of the rest, which is for sure: Argentina-Chile-Bolivia-Peru, for not so sure uruguay-paraguay-ecuador-venezuela-guyana-surinam. Brazil I keep for another time... that leaves me with Colombia if I have time, which I would love to visit, and I will maybe ask you a few questions in a few months!


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Whatever you want in Colombia, please let me know!!!

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Yup, Caro is correct. Lucky and I did take spanish courses in BA through CEDIC. I highly recommend them. We also took the homestay option which was a great choice for us. We stayed with a lovely lady who cooked up amazing meals and who didn't speak english - so it was an amazing way to practice!

www.cedic.com.ar


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post Feb 5 2007, 01:20 PM
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Thanks Andrea,

I just started with another school which seems to suit me. The major language schools all have the same fees, and apparently the quality and pedagogy is good in most of them.

I had planned to go for homestay, but it is a bit expensive with these schools and I have found a hostel full of latinos, speaking espanol only and seriously partying too...

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post Feb 21 2007, 02:14 PM
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Estaba estudiando para dos semanas, apprendi mucho, pero fui mas dificil que lo creaba! Ahora me voy a viajar para practicar mas y apprender vocabulario.
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post May 30 2007, 06:01 PM
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There is a great online website that offers courses to learn the Spanish you need. I took the online Spanish course for public safety and loved it. You get to learn in the comfort of your home or when you have a minute at work. All their lessons are no longer than 15 minutes, that rocked with my busy schedule. I loved that it was audio so I could hear the pronunciation. The company has two sites one specilized in public safety the name is SpanishOnPatrol.com and the other one I belive is for all other occupations and is called myspanishteacher.com. I hope this helps. Have fun in Buenos Aires.
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peacefrog, what hostel and what school did you go to? and how long for?


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