Top-things to do when coming to Buenos Aires

Best things to do in Buenos Aires

Learning another language is not just an academic exercise, but can create many new and exciting opportunities. From meeting new people to experiencing a new country, learning Spanish in Buenos Aires can open doors to a variety of adventures you may have never even considered! As one of the most commonly spoken languages, learning Spanish will give you the opportunity to travel all over the world and speak the native language.Learning another language does not just teach you another way to speak, but give you opportunities to broaden your world.

learn spanish schools in buenos aires in la boca, palermo, recoleta
learn spanish schools in buenos aires in la boca, palermo, recoleta

Studying Spanish in Argentina will give you access to a bustling city full of different places to see and and endless amount of things to do. On its 2014 list, Lonely Planet called Argentina the most recommended country to visit in the world, and Buenos Aires is the teeming center of this beautiful nation.  With museums, theaters, restaurants and other attractions, the city is a tourism hotspot – and the ideal place to study Spanish!

There are two Spanish schools in Buenos Airs international students love. The first one is located in the Palermo neighborhood, a very convenient location, Vamos in Spanish, and the second one is located in downtown Buenos Aires, in Recoleta, Íbero Their experienced staff has contributed to the success of these school and allows these schools to offer top quality Spanish instruction at some of the lowest prices. Both schools are nationally and internationally accredited institution recommended to students by Lonely Planet and Time Out travel guides.

The city of Buenos Aires has so much to offer visitors that it is difficult to narrow down your itinerary to just a few activities.

Ferias are a great way to spend an afternoon or a good part of your weekend in the city. Feria de Recoleta and Feria de San Telmo are places where You can experience a lot of different customs and traditions by going to a feria contained by a few streets.

Learning tango definitely takes some practice.  Thankfully there are places to take tango lessons and practice your moves all throughout Buenos Aires and beyond.  Nearly every part of the city offers a milonga, or a place where people meet up to dance Tango late into the night.

Explore the parks and outdoor spaces of Buenos Aires. Walk along 9 de julio, one of the widest avenues in Latin America and get a breathtaking view of the city all around you as well as the famous Obelisk which marks the center of the city.  Green spaces and parks cover the city and are a great way to enjoy being outside in Buenos Aires, playing soccer, or simply enjoying the fresh air.  A few excellent options for outdoor adventures are the Caminito in the barrio of La Boca, the Japanese garden, and the Buenos Aires Zoo.  Each of these excursions offers a unique perspective of the city and are easily accessible.  Buenos Aires is a multicultural city and getting out around the different neighborhoods is a good way to get to know the diversity that exists in Buenos Aires.

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My TEFL Course in Buenos Aires

My TEFL experience in Buenos Aires

I completed my TEFL course at Íbero on May 29th, 2015. I found the TEFL course to be a very helpful crash course in what I should expect from teaching English. At first, I thought that the course would mainly revolve around reviewing the English grammar rules that I haven’t really paid attention to since primary and secondary school. The course did focus on this for one week, with a particular emphasis on some of the most useful ways to explain things. I have used the coursework to help me compare and contrast verb tenses, as well as teach the different ways the English language makes use of Gerunds (-ing words). More than the grammar however, the most practical benefits gained from the course include categorizing the students’ existing knowledge base into levels, knowing what materials are appropriate to learn at each one of these levels, and how handle classroom dynamics in which students vary in understanding or fluency. No doubt that the practice sessions were helpful. They are useful because prior to the practice sessions, I spent a lot of time in a classroom discussing the theory and the best practices. It was good to approach it from the theoretical side, but actually being in a classroom with a language learner for an hour helped me see some of the struggles in person. Exposure to this environment brought things to my attention and the subsequent discussions with my instructor helped to make what I was learning in class more applicable to the real-world teaching experience.

TEFL Course in Buenos Aires

The job placement was very useful. By providing contacts to the various language institutions I was able to find enough teaching hours to break even on expenses. However, getting hired by the companies and arranging schedules are two different things. As you are aware, there are a lot of factors that must be arranged before the first day of class even starts such as the day and time and location. If in the beginning you aren’t careful when scrambling for enough hours, you run the risk of making commitments that pull you all around town.

 

 

 

Where to Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires

Why to Study Spanish in Buenos Aires Argentina

Bueno Aires is the capital of Argentina. A culturally rich city where students from all around the world study abroad.  Vamos Spanish Academy are the students top choice to acquire the skill of speaking Spanish. With the help of our excellent professors, small classes, and a variety of activities the international students can utilize and practice the language skills with other people. Spanish instruction only begins in the classroom, but it is practicing lessons in real life that you learn another language.

This is why these schools offer activities where students from the school can practice what they learn with their professors as well as taking part in some of the things the city has to offer. Each week an activities coordinator plans outings to museums, trips to local restaurants and cafes and we invite students and their friends to come and practice their Spanish outside of the classroom. Vamos Spanish also host weekly movie screenings of an Argentine film at the school; an excellent way to see movies made in Argentina with local actors as well as improve comprehension. In addition to  weekly activities, these schools also partner with a volunteer organizations. Students who choose to participate in volunteering find that they not only improve their Spanish, but learn more about the community through giving back.

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Myself, I was a student in Vamos Spanish School for the Intensive group Spanish Class.  The staff in both schools were always friendly and helpful. The books were helpful, sample lesson plans were also great. They provided advice on how to employ different methods when teaching different skills like reading or writing.

Lucy