We offer group classes for all Spanish skill levels. Learn how to read, write, speak and understand Spanish–either for the first time, or to further develop your proficiency.Our small group classes form the core of the Vamos Spanish School learning experience.
Our Group Courses in Buenos Aires include the following features:
- Classes run Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, all year round.
- We start new classes for all skill levels every Monday.
- Small group learning with an average size of 3-5 students per class.
- Each class is structured based on the number of students and their language skill levels.
- The class curriculum, when necessary, can be adjusted to meet the group’s needs.
- Small group classes emphasize a creative approach using conversation and games to teach grammar and vocabulary.
- Group classes incorporate current affairs and local Argentine customs as discussion topics.
- Cost: US$195 per week. This includes: class materials, free tango group class, cultural workshop, tea and coffee, and a class certificate. All you need to bring to class is a pen and a notebook to write on!
- Discounts are available for multiple-week bookings. For more information, please see our prices page.
- No registration fees! for our Spanish School in Buenos Aires
Our classes are carefully prepared ahead of time in order to best meet your needs.
Before a new set of classes starts, our academic director evaluates the Spanish language skill level of all new students by using a written test, as well as an oral interview. The advantage of using this process is that it doesn’t matter how much background knowledge of the language you have, or whether you’ve learned it through formal studies in school or informal exposure on the street. Our experience has shown that we are able to accurately assess and place all students according to their language abilities, creating the best possible environment in which to further develop their skills. In short, you won’t waste valuable time rehashing concepts that you already understand well. We will meet you at your level of Spanish fluency, so you can continue to develop your understanding of the Spanish language with a group of other people at your skill level.
Our small class sizes give you the opportunity to receive the necessary attention from an experienced teacher while encouraging the development of conversational skills with a group of your peers.
Obviously, because of this ongoing process of assessment and placement, the number of students in any given class fluctuates throughout the year. This is also affected by seasonal demands and other factors. In spite of this, our greatest priority is to make sure that all students are learning effectively and efficiently. This can only be achieved by making sure that students of similar, compatible skill levels are placed together in the same classes. As a result, some classes may be smaller than others. We usually average around 3 to 5 students in our group classes. This allows everyone to have the necessary level of interaction and practice with one another, and also personal attention from their teacher. The structure of our classes is adjusted depending upon the number of students in a class, as well as their exact level of skill at the moment.
You will benefit from learning alongside a diverse and ever-changing student body. Students join us from all over the world, resulting in an invigorating mix of cultures, ages, and first languages. This gives our students the opportunity to not just learn about the culture of Argentina, but about cultures from all over the world. As a group, you will participate in a variety of in-class exercises that explore the week’s topics. Students engage in conversational situations, play games that enhance reading and verbal skills, and participate in audio and video exercises that simulate real-life interactions that you will experience on the friendly streets of Buenos Aires.
Our immersion program will allow you to communicate with native speakers throughout South America.
The goal of our small group classes is to develop your Spanish language skills to the point where you can communicate in everyday practical situations. Our group classes focus on conversational skills, but also cover the important basics of grammar, so that you are able to effectively communicate in Spanish through writing, reading, speaking, and listening. All of our class material is frequently reviewed and updated by our academic director. These materials are designed to emphasize local Argentinian Spanish usage and customs, and incorporate current events and cultural concerns. This means that topics of discussion are as timely and relevant as possible. We offer an adaptability and flexibility that is impossible in traditional language learning programs that are based on textbooks, audio/video systems, or computer programs.
All of our classes are taught only in Spanish by native Argentinian teachers in an immersion environment. Starting without instruction in your own native language can be challenging and even intimidating for beginners, but it really is the most effective way of building a strong foundation for language learning–by hearing Spanish from the moment you start, you will quickly learn to think in the Spanish as well.
We make sure that ALL of our students progress smoothly through their learning experience.
Every Friday, classes are concluded with a short test that assesses students on the skills they have learned over the week. This allows both you and the school to keep track of your progress, and to make sure that you are only moved onto the next level when you are ready. Our curriculum is designed around this progression through skill levels, but is also adaptable to the needs of the group as a whole. Our academic director plans and oversees all group classes, and works with teachers so that she can monitor the progress of all students. This is done to make sure that the needs of each and every student are met.
Our group classes offer a convenient means of receiving an excellent education in the Spanish language at a great value.
Our group classes only require participation in units of 1 week, four hours a day, Monday through Friday (a total of 20 hours). So, short-term travelers who will only be visiting Buenos Aires for a few weeks, as well as business travelers and expats who may be here for months at a time, can take advantage of our group classes.
Our Small Group Courses cost US$205 per week. This includes the cost of all class materials, cultural workshop, weekly tango group class, complimentary coffee/tea, and a class certificate. There are discounts available for multiple week bookings.