DWS

Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Area & School

DWS is located in the heart of the vibrant Palermo neighborhood, the center of arts and culture in Buenos Aires. The school is located just steps from the galleries, bars, and shops of Palermo Soho and Palermo Viejo, Plaza Guadalupe and Plaza Unidad Lationamericana, and Boulevard Charcas with its cafes and restaurants. For students looking to add some rhythm and heat to their program, the Spanish + Tango course has been immensely popular.

Facility highlights include:

  • 8 comfortable classrooms
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Spanish Style Patio
  • Terrace
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Library (books, magazines & videos)
  • 3 Bathrooms

Spanish Courses

Standard 20 Spanish

20 lessons of group Spanish courses per week totaling 18 hours and 20 minutes. Small group courses are limited to a maximum of 6 students per class, and are broken into two one hour and 55 minute blocks each morning.


Starts at $210 for one week

Intensive 30 Spanish

20 lessons of group intensive Spanish courses plus 10 private one-on-one courses totaling 27 hours and 30 minutes each week. Group courses are taught each morning and one-on-one courses each afternoon.


Starts at $480 for one week

DELE Exam Preparation

This 2 week course is specifically designed to help students prepare for the official DELE Spanish Language Exam. The school recommends that students enroll in the course for the two weeks leading up to their official testing date, but if this doesn't fit your schedule, it is possible to start the course on any Monday throughout the year, excluding school holidays. The school is Buenos Aires is an official DELE Exam testing center, so students can register to take the exam in the same location where the preparation course takes place., without having to change cities...

Starts at $435 for one week

Spanish & Tango Course

Overview Learn Spanish and tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires is the birthplace of tango, and there is no better place to learn and enjoy this exciting and sensual dance. The tango program includes five hours of tango lessons each week in addition to Spanish courses. Whether you are a complete beginner, or an experience dancer looking to take the next step, you will love the opportunity to practice at the best “Milongas” (Tango houses) in Buenos Aires...

Starts at $450 for one week

Accommodation

Shared Apartment

(Private room, no meals) The school offers shared apartments in residential areas near the city center and close to metro. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking but no meals are included in the price. With this option, students rent a room in a house with other occupants. Kitchen, bathroom and living room areas are shared. Note that in Buenos Aires, the landlord generally lives on the property as well. A personal set of keys and all utilities and taxes are included in the price. Shared apartments are located within 30 min of school via public transport.


Starts at $190 / week

Host Family

(Private room, half-board) Living with a local family in Buenos Aires is the best way to learn a lot of Spanish in a short amount of time. Host family students are given a private room and their own key so they can come and go as they please. Half board (daily breakfast and dinner) is included in the price of the host family. Families are hand selected by the accommodation staff and are very accustomed to hosting students from around the world. They can accommodate virtually any diet, allergy or preference. If you have any special preferences or dislikes (such as smoking, pets, young children), please indicate them on your registration form.


Starts at $300 / week

Private Apartment

(No meals) Fully furnished private apartments are a great option for independent students planning an extended stay in Argentina. They are located in residential areas such as Palermo, Belgrano or Barrio Norte and are equipped with a sleeping area, bathroom and full kitchen. Available on first come, first served basis.


Starts at $410 / week

Additional Details

There are no classes on national holidays. These classes cannot be compensated and are non-refundable. The school may suggest a special activity on the same day.

  • 1st January (Wed) New Year
  • 3rd March (Mon) Carnival
  • 4th March (Tue) Carnival
  • 24th March (Mon) Memorial Day for truth and justice
  • 2nd April (Wed) Falklands War Veterans Day
  • 17th April (Thu) Holy Thursday
  • 18th April (Fri) Holy Friday
  • 1st May (Thu) Labor Day
  • 2nd May (Fri) Tourism Promotion Holiday
  • 20th June (Fri) Death of General Manuel Belgrano
  • 9th July (Wed) Independence Day
  • 18th August (Mon) Death of General Jose de San Martin
  • 13th October (Mon) Cultural Diversity Day
  • 24th November (Mon) National Sovereignty Day
  • 8th December (Mon) Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • 24th December (Wed) Christmas Eve
  • 25th December (Thu) Christmas Day
  • 26th December ( Fri) Tourism Promotion Holiday
  • 31st December (Thu) New Years‘ Eve

There are two main airports in Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery Aeroparque for domestic flights and Ezeiza or Ministro Pistarini used for international flights. The school can arrange airport transfers for students directly to their accommodation on the Sunday before their program begins. Departure transfers can be arranged for the Saturday after the program ends.

  • Arrival transfer - $70
  • Arrival and departure transfer - $140

Transit Within the City

Once in Buenos Aires, you will find the subway or 'subte' to be a very convenient way to get around. The subway opened in 1913 and was the first such system in South America. You can buy your ticket before boarding and view a map of the network in the subway station. Recently, free WiFi was installed on many of the subway lines.

Max Group Class Size: 6.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 95 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: $11.45 per class hour

Every DWS Buenos Aires student is encouraged to participate in the weekly activities program organized by the school. Activities will be listed at the beginning of each week and there is no need to register ahead of time.* Sample weekly activities include:

  • Open tango lessons
  • Architectural tours
  • Local wine tastings
  • Traditional musical performances
  • Museum trips
  • Trips to sporting events
  • Art and cultural excursions
  • And more!

*Spanish + Tango students must register ahead of time

DWS uses a total immersion communicative approach to teaching Spanish, encouraging maximum conversation and student interaction. Students are encouraged to think and interact in Spanish the way a native speaker would. Each student will take a placement test before beginning their program and be placed in one of the 6 core levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1-C2). Classes consist of a combination of conversation, exercises, role playing, reading, communication games, and grammar. Each Spanish teacher will customize the program somewhat based upon the level and learning styles of the participants in the class.

Programs are offered starting each Monday throughout the year.

FAQ

I am already in Palermo and would like to enroll last minute. Is this possible?

We can't guarantee that there will be last minute space in class, but we can try! Please call Chris directly at 1-844-331-6950 or send him an email at chris@languatravel.com with the subject "Last Minute Enrollment"

I am a solo traveler and want to learn survival Spanish for my trip. Will these courses help me?

Yes, very much so. Both the Standard 20 and Intensive 30 courses will give you a solid foundation in grammar, speaking, listening, and real world conversational Spanish. Your will also learn some Buenos Aires specific terms and phrases.

Can the school facilitate or recommend volunteer opportunities?

It depends on a few factors including dates, notice given, and past experience. The school can help facilitate volunteer opportunities, but only for currently enrolled students. The NGO we work with is called Voluntario Global http://voluntarioglobal.org/en/ Past examples of student volunteer work includes projects in the following fields:

-Education and culture -Medicine/medical assistance -New businesses -Project development/ search for solutions -Institutional development -Work with local and international NGO’s -Communication, press and marketing -Team management

Can the school accommodate groups?

Yes. LanguaTravel can help arrange group programs in Buenos Aires including classes, accommodation, activities, and transfers for groups of 5 to 99 students. If your organization is interested in booking a group immersion experience, please email team@languatravel.com.