OUR ONLINE SPANISH COURSES: CHOOSE THE RIGHT PROGRAM FOR YOU SPANISH LESSONS FOR ALL LEVELS AND AGES
All students, except for those who indicate they have never studied Spanish before and have no Spanish skills, need to go through our placement process before their first Spanish class. This allows our academic director to accurately determine the skill level and specific needs of each student. During the assessment, we also take into consideration a student’s language learning background, as well as other languages they may speak. Balancing the results of the assessment with these other considerations means that students are placed as accurately and appropriately as possible.
We believe that the perfect Spanish course book doesn’t exist, as every person has their own needs, strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. We value this diversity. Based on our extensive experience, we have designed our own dynamic materials to make sure our students master the four main language skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—while still having fun.
Many Spanish learners don’t realise that most of the Spanish learning books on the market are published in Spain, and thus don’t accurately depict Spanish as it is spoken in the Americas. Our specially prepared materials embrace the unique immersion-learning environment we have in Buenos Aires, where Vamos started over 13 years ago, and have applied this to our classes to offer students a comprehensive and inclusive learning experience.
Although reading and writing instruction are included in the program, our main goal is to make you feel comfortable using Spanish in daily life. We focus on oral practice—speaking and listening. Classes are taught entirely in Spanish, and within this immersion context you will learn to think and talk in the language.
By using different teaching techniques, we make use of both the virtual classroom and interactive material, integrating the use of real life situations into our classes so that students can practice participating in real conversations naturally and effectively from your very first day. The result is that you will learn Spanish fast, naturally, and effectively.
In our Spanish School in Buenos Aires we have six levels: Beginner 1 & 2, Intermediate 1 & 2, Advanced, and Superior. We follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Each level is organized depending on the students’ competencies, and where they most need assistance in order to be effective at communicating. The advantage of this framework is that it mainly considers what a learner can currently do with the language, and where they want or need to be in terms of skill. Although different parts of the language system (grammar, vocabulary, etc.) are discussed in our classes, our levels mainly indicate the ability of students to function in communicative contexts. Please refer to our Spanish Skill Level Chart for a more detailed description of Spanish skills by levels.
To give you a better sense of the journey you will take in learning Spanish, here are the approximate number of group class hours (or weeks of class) necessary to reach each level through the Vamos Spanish Academy program:
Since no two learners develop their language skills in the same way or at the same speed, the pace of level progress may vary. Factors that can affect the time to reach each level include:
- Age and motivation
- Linguistic and cultural background
- Extent of exposure to the language outside the classroom
- Amount of time spent in individual study
Our teachers and academic staff will be more than happy to give you tips so that you can make the most of your time when studying!
At Vamos, we understand that every student has their own unique learning style and preferences, which is why we offer both group and private classes to cater to the varying needs of our learners.
Group classes provide an opportunity to interact with other students, share ideas and experiences, and learn collaboratively. However, they are more intensive and structured, running Monday through Friday for two hours per day, which may not suit everyone's schedule or pace of learning.
On the other hand, private classes offer greater flexibility in scheduling and a personalized approach to learning. Our private classes are designed to meet your individual needs, focusing on your strengths and weaknesses, and allowing you to progress at your own pace.
Ultimately, whether you choose group or private classes, our goal at Vamos is to provide you with a supportive and engaging learning environment that empowers you to achieve your language learning goals.
Given that we have students from all over the world, we offer three different time slots in order to accommodate the schedules of all students.
The three time slots that are offered are as follow:
10am to 12pm ARG
2pm to 4pm ARG
7pm to 9pm ARG
Students can choose the class time that works best for them and will be placed accordingly.
At Vamos, we celebrate the diversity of the Spanish language and strive to create an inclusive learning environment that embraces all accents and dialects. We firmly believe that exposure to a range of nationalities and accents only enhances the language learning experience and helps students develop a broader worldview.
In our group classes, instructors are assigned based on our availability and expertise, ensuring that students receive the highest quality of instruction regardless of accent or dialect. For private classes, we understand that students may have preferences when it comes to the type of accent they want to learn, and we are committed to accommodating these requests as much as possible.
We also recognise the importance of cultural sensitivity and awareness in language learning. Our instructors come from diverse backgrounds and are trained to be mindful of different cultural nuances and customs, ensuring that students learn not just the language but also the cultural context in which it is used.
At Vamos, our mission is to provide a comprehensive and enriching language learning experience that prepares students to use Spanish confidently and effectively in the real world, regardless of the accent or dialect they encounter.
Here at Vamos we believe that learning a new language should be an enjoyable and immersive experience, and we are committed to providing classes that are fun, interactive, and effective.
To achieve this, we use a communicative approach that focuses on practical, real-world language skills. From day one, we encourage our students to start using the language actively, engaging in conversations and activities that simulate real-life scenarios.
In addition to our own specially designed materials, which have been carefully crafted by our academic team over the past 13 years, we incorporate a range of resources such as games, reading and listening comprehension exercises, and authentic materials to ensure that our classes are diverse and engaging.
Our curriculum is built around relevant, up-to-date topics that reflect the interests and needs of our students. We believe that by immersing our students in the language and culture, we can help them develop a deeper understanding of Spanish and a greater ability to use it confidently in real-life situations.
We are passionate about providing our students with the tools and resources they need to succeed in their language learning journey, and we are committed to creating a supportive and dynamic learning environment that inspires and motivates them every step of the way.
There are no special requirements for signing up with us at Vamos!
We welcome students from all over the world with different backgrounds, ages, and experiences. This diversity is something we embrace at Vamos and find that this diversity to part of what sets our programs apart from other language schools.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to study with Vamos, either online or in person.
No, having a computer is not a must when taking virtual classes with us. You can also take our classes using a cell phone and/or tablet.
This being said, we do recommend the use of a computer if possible, especially at beginner levels, as it can be hard to see the screen and the materials being displayed.
If your are a more advanced student who prefers to focus on conversation, then using a phone or tablet would be just fine.
At Vamos, we understand that unexpected events can sometimes interfere with our students' ability to attend classes. In the event of a force majeure, such as a power outage, we strive to be as accommodating as possible to ensure that our students do not miss out on their learning.
For individual classes, we will work with the student and their instructor to arrange a make-up session at a mutually convenient time. This will ensure that the student receives the full benefit of their class and does not fall behind in their learning.
In the case of a missed group class, unfortunately, it may not be possible to reschedule the session, as other members of the group will have already progressed with the class. However, our academic team and instructors are committed to providing all necessary support to help the student catch up with the rest of the class.
This may include additional resources, or even a personalised study plan to ensure that the student is fully prepared for the next class. We understand the importance of continuity in language learning and will do everything we can to help our students stay on track, even in the face of unexpected obstacles.
At Vamos, our priority is to provide our students with a supportive and flexible learning environment that meets their individual needs, and we are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure their success.
Absolutely! We have many students that switch between group and private lessons.
For example, many students will take advantage of their vacation time in order to take some intensive group classes, and then continue with private lessons once they go back to work.
We also have some student start with private lessons, lets say if they wish to start in the middle of the week, and they use these classes to review certain topics in order to be ready to start a group course the following Monday.
We strongly believe in the importance of finding the right fit for each student when it comes to the class type and teaching style.
Therefore, given our flexible payment options, you can start by purchasing one hour o private lessons before committing to a larger package.
The same goes for our group classes. You can purchase just one week to make sure it is a good fit, and then commit to a larger number of weeks depending on the level they wish to get to.
We have many students who wish to take some classes to brush op on their skills before going on vacation in a Spanish speaking destination, or wish to learn because they will be meeting their partner's Spanish speaking family.
Whatever the situation may be, our private classes are the perfect fit. Our academic team will put together a personalised plan for you in order to get you on track and meet your goals.
Offering language classes to someone can be one of the best gifts imaginable. It is a gift that will last a lifetime and can be truly meaningful for the recipient.
You can purchase either group or individual classes, or both, and gift them to a friend, family member, or partner. Our dedicated program advisers will be sure to walk you through every step of the process in order to help you offer the perfect gift.
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