BridgeAbroad offers students a first-rate opportunity to improve their Spanish language proficiency in Buenos Aires, Argentina! This combination cultural immersion and intensive Spanish language program provides a crash course for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level speakers alike, as well as ample opportunities to practice with native Spanish speakers.
Classes are taught entirely in Spanish for 20 hours each week, forcing students to not only study the language, but to think and react using it as well. Though only a 4-week program, students will be surprised at how quickly the constant exposure method works to improve their language skills.
Our experience at BridgeArgentina was absolutely positive. The dynamics of the classes, the fact that the groups were small and that the teachers rotated, the focus on making sure the students were speaking all the time and having them participate in different activities both in and out of the classroom. The students learned a lot and were very happy with the teachers and the administrative staff as well.
- Claudia Sokol
Meet Diana Schiro, BridgeAbroad University Partner
GO: How does studying in Argentina compare to studying in other Spanish speaking countries?
Diana: Argentina is a very friendly country where foreign students will always be welcome. The Spanish language spoken in Argentina is understood everywhere and they say the accent is most attractive.
GO: What extra-curricular activities do students enjoy while studying in Argentina?
Diana: Argentina offers a large variety of excursions around town and in the country. Some of them are not extracurricular because they are field trips connected with course contents. Some other extra curricular activities maybe a day at the Estancia, Day at Tigre, Museums, Handicrafts fairs, etc. Along and across the country, students may enjoy trips to the mountains, the rain forest and Iguazú falls, the seaside, whale, and penguins watching in Patagonia, hotsprings, wineries in Mendoza, etc.
GO: What can you tell us about the teacher-student dynamic in Argentina?
Diana: There are up to 15 students per class (usually less), and lessons are interactive, delivered by highly experience native teachers. Student proficiency is determined by a compulsory placement test. Filed trips connected with language and culture are also offered for a complete and enriching experience.