Choosing a Spanish course is probably going to be the first thing you look at when embarking on your quest to learn Spanish in Buenos Aires. And while there are plenty of options to choose from, what you decide is going to depend on what your individual experience and what your goals are for the...
Learning SpanishHow to choose a Spanish course
Choosing a Spanish course is probably going to be the first thing you look at when embarking on your quest to learn Spanish in Buenos Aires. And while there are plenty of options to choose from, what you decide is going to depend on what your individual experience and what your goals are for the future.
Do you want to learn Spanish to travel? Or do you want to make conversation? Have you taken Spanish before? Or is your experience limited to what you’ve picked in Duolingo?
If you’re taking Spanish to travel, you might find yourself constrained by budget and time. That’s why many travelers opt for the intensive group classes option. These generally involve 20 hours a week in group, which allows you to practice interacting with other students and your teacher. Most of the times, these classes are basically your crash course. Going over your important phrases that have to do with accommodation, food and transport, as well as the beginnings of the grammar that will become so important the more you delve into this new world of Spanish.
Travelers looking for that added extra, or those limited to one week of lessons, may also opt for the extra intense option, combining group classes with an additional of private lessons per day. This is a good way of getting that background basic knowledge and then having the teacher’s help to practice any parts of your lessons you are struggling with.
Working in Buenos Aires
Then again, if you’re thinking you would like to live in Buenos Aires and learn Spanish while working and exploring the city, you may want to opt for the more tranquil option and take an hour and a half or two hours of private lessons per week. This is also a great strategy for anyone beginning to progress to an intermediate level, since it allows you to practice your conversation more and focus on those frustrating tenses you can’t quite get.