Our Group 4 Spanish Program is 20 hour/week of group lessons and is our most popular option. Classes are held in the morning and afternoon. Students are not only separated by level of ability, but also by age. This helps make the social interaction easier.
All of our programs include a social program that starts every Monday with a city tour for the different neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. The Group 6 Lessons combines the 20 morning group lessons with 2 additional group lessons each afternoon. The Immersion 4 + 1 gives students the 20 morning group lessons with 1 private lesson each afternoon. The Medical Spanish Program allows professional and students to learn medical specific Spanish. The program includes: 20 group lessons/wk with 8 additional medical specific afternoon lessons/week. The Spanish for Teachers Program combines the 20 group lessons/wk with 8 workshops specifically designed for those who teach Spanish as a foreign language. DELE Certification Course, College credits, volunteer and internships are available. There is also Spanish for Juniors and a Spanish for Seniors options as well.
Our Homestay Option is with specially selected families and included; half board and private room. Staying with a family is the best way to practice Spanish and learn about the local culture. Our Private School Residence and our Private Apartment options do not have meals included. In the residence students have private rooms, but shared bathrooms and the common area and kitchen. The price of the private apartment depends up number of people, number of bedrooms and availability.
Córdoba is a city full of historical monuments that date from the 17th century and Spanish colonial rule. Many of these buildings were built by the Roman Catholic Church. Easily the most recognizable is the Jesuit Block, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. It contains a group of buildings dating from the early 17th century, including the Colegio Nacional de Monserrat and the campus of the colonial university, which is still the second largest university in the country.
The school is located in the center of the city, a short 15 minute walk to the Plaza San Martin in a beautiful two story building with classic architecture. The whole building has been completely remodeled with 10 classrooms. Modern public transportation makes the city a very easy one to navigate cheaply. Most main lines and routs can be accessed just a couple of blocks from the school
Cordoba experiences all four season, with warm summers, from November through March with typical high temperatures between 85 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter is from May through August and is temperate and dry with daytime highs in the 50’s and low 60’s. April is a very pleasant month to be in Cordoba with temperatures in the mid 70’s and it is usually very dry.
Cordoba is famous throughout Argentina for its very active nightlife. Cordobeses (people from Cordoba) are known to be fun loving people who like to party. They created their own musical sound, Cuarteto, and you can hear its distinctive rhythm emanating from the many clubs and bars throughout the city. It is a beat designed to make you want to dance, sing and drink.
Points of Interest
The Feria Artesanal on the Paseo de Las Artes is a weekly flee market in Cordoba. Every Saturday and Sunday, hundreds of artisans and merchants from around the area come together in the center of the city to show off their wares. The Guemes neighborhood is the perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon/evening stroll with great food, free performances and a drink.
Paseo del Buen Pastor, or the “Paseo” was once the site of a women’s prison. However, after a complete renovation, with most of the 1906 building being demolished and replaced, it has become a mecca for high end restaurants and avant-garde shopping. The city’s own modern art gallery is housed in the prison’s former chapel which is famous for its Greek architectural style.
Group sessions begin every other Monday. Individual (one-to-one) courses may begin any time as well. Classes are either from 9 until 1 or 2 until 6 with two snack breaks. National Holidays fall on the following dates the missed hours will not be made up or refund: Jan 1, Feb 16 & 17, Mar 23,24, April 2 & 3, May 1 & 25, June 20, July 9, Aug 17, Oct 12, Nov 20, Dec 7, 8 & 25. Private classes are made up in full.