Expanish

Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Area & School

Expanish is one of the best schools in Latin America to learn Spanish. While situated in a modern building, the school offers a fully authentic experience to its students. From the high calibre teachers to the abundance of cultural opportunities, Expanish is a place to create connections, become immersed in educational courses, and be surrounded by the beauty of Buenos Aires. The atmosphere of Argentina combines the vibrancy of Latin America with the sophistication of Europe, creating opportunities for everyone, whether that be experiencing the bustling nightlife or exploring the historic culture. Enroll in a course at Expanish to start your language and travel adventure as soon as possible.

Spanish Courses

Standard 20 Spanish

Monday-Friday, students will take three 50-minute classes per day (20 hours/week), either in the mornings or afternoons. This course emphasizes the importance of an interactive and personable environment while learning Spanish. What can be expected? Complete exposure to the language, development of the four key language skills, relevant class materials, and a credited academic framework. To ensure maximum benefits, classes are small and open to everyone.


Starts at $210 for one week

Intensive 30 Spanish

Monday-Friday, students will take five 50-minute classes per day (30 hours/week), in the mornings and afternoons. With the additional classes this course provides an intensive experience, equipping students with practical skills. What can be expected? Complete exposure to the language, development of the four key language skills, relevant class materials, and a credited academic framework. To ensure maximum benefits, classes are small and open to everyone.


Starts at $285 for one week

Intensive Spanish 20 + 4 Private 1:1 Courses

Monday-Friday, students will take three 50-minute classes per day in the mornings or afternoons, plus an additional four 55 minute one-on-one lessons (24 hours/week). What can be expected? The benefit of group classes plus individual learning, rapid fluency development, more time to practice language skills, the ability to individualize lessons, and a credited academic framework. To ensure maximum benefits, classes are small and open to everyone.

Starts at $310 for one week

Accommodation

Host Family

(Private room, half board) Students will be matched with a host family and exposed to local Argentine customs in this accommodation option. Highly recommended, homestays are the best way to practice Spanish as much as possible. A 20-40 minute commute to the school, either by walking or public transportation, is ensured as well as Wifi and a weekly cleaning service. Being immersed in the day to day life of Buenos Aires and connecting with locals will leave students with an increased level of Spanish fluency and memories to last a lifetime!


Starts at $295 / week

Additional Details

Argentine Public Holidays on a weekday:

  • January 1st, 2016
  • February 8th-9th, 2016
  • March 24th-25th, 2016
  • May 25th, 2016
  • June 20th, 2016
  • July 8th-9th, 2016
  • August 15th, 2016
  • October 10th, 2016
  • November 28th, 2016
  • December 8th-9th, 2016

NOTE: Please be aware that the Argentine government tends to add new holidays with little or no notice from year to year. Expanish will try to communicate any changes made as soon as they have been formally announced.

Arriving to the City:

Buenos Aires has two local airports:

  • Ezeiza International Airport (EZE): Approximately 40 minutes away by car from the city center. Almost all international flights land at this airport.
  • Aeroparque (AEP): An airport within the city limits. Some international flights land here.

After arriving, there are a few options for getting to your accommodation in Buenos Aires:

  • Private Car or Remis: The easiest and safest to get from one place to another in the city. A flat fee will be charged if arranging transfer before arriving.
  • Expanish Airport Transfer: A remis can be arranged by Expanish on any given day or time.
  • Manuel Tienda Leon (shuttle): Another reliable mode of transportation. Shuttles run every half hour from the airport to Buenos Aires, but shuttles cannot take students directly to their accommodations.

NOTE: Expanish does not suggest the use of Public Buses or Taxis to get to Buenos Aires due to large fees and luggage inconvenience.

Arriving at the School:

  • Metrô (Subte): Expanish is located two blocks from the Leandro N. Alem station (B line) and six blocks from the Catedral station (D line).
  • Public Bus: Numbers 6, 22, 28, 33, 45, 50, 56, 62, 74, 91, 115, 126, 130, 140, and 152 are the main bus lines that run to Expanish.
  • Taxi: The street address of the school is 25 de Mayo 457, between Lavalle and Corrientes Ave.
Max Group Class Size: 10.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 300 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: $10.50 per class hour

Weekly activities and excursions are offered and organized through Expanish in order to let students make the most of their stay in Argentina.

Some activities include...

  • Wine tasting
  • Salsa or tango lessons (taught either at a local dance studio or at the school)
  • Estancia (Argentine ranch)
  • Latin American cinema club
  • City center tour

A few excursions are...

  • Visit Igauzú Falls and National Park (located on the border between Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay)
  • Take a boat to Colonia, Uruguay...the perfect day or weekend trip
  • Wine or bike tour of the Mendoza region, know for its excellent wine

Options are endless in and around Argetnina, and Expanish can work with students to organize any additional outings that are currently not offered!

NOTE: Excursions vary in price from 100-500 dollars. However, transportation, housing, and sometimes meals are typically included in the packages.

A communicative approach to language learning is used at Expanish (formulated around the accredited Cervantes Institute curriculum model). Lessons are student-centered, engaging, interactive, and exciting. Speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills are emphasized, and with the small-sized courses taught in Spanish 100% of the time, students will walk away with an immersion experience of the best quality.