Buenos Aires

Spanish in Argentina

More than 400 million people around the world speak Spanish. Spanish is also the second international language after English, making its learning a requirement for those who wish to integrate into the global labour, communications and tourism markets.

With its strong academic tradition, wide range of cultural and political activities and its blend of the modern with the traditional, Argentina is an increasingly popular choice as a destination for studying Spanish.

The city of Buenos Aires, a first class destination for international education

Located on the right bank of the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires is the political capital and the largest economic and financial centre in Argentina.
Together with the towns that make up greater Buenos Aires, the city constitutes a metropolitan area bringing together almost 13 million inhabitants.

Modern, sophisticated and cosmopolitan, the city retains in many neighbourhoods imprints of its rich history going back more than four centuries ago to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.

Its vibrant theatrical, musical and literary life and excellent academic opportunities create the highest cultural level in South America.

UNTREF BAbel

UNTREF BAbel was developed considering the excellence in learning Spanish and as an institution, allowing the response to requests by foreigners living in Buenos Aires.

The school has excellent teachers in their team who are professionals with an extensive experience in giving class.

Also, the goal is to students acquire the language from global knowledge forming a system language that allows an effective use communication systems in the Spanish real.

COURSES

Courses for university students

PROGRAMME FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
16 WEEKS – 96 HOURS

Immersion courses

IMMERSION SPANISH
20 HOURS/WEEK

SEMI-IMMERSION SPANISH
10 HOURS/WEEK


COURSE LEVELS
All courses offer the following levels of Spanish:

Methodology

The teaching method aim to develop in students the strategies that allowed the integration of language skills and encourage pedagogically acquisition of vocabulary and, of course, the exercise of the grammar being discussed in class.

All the courses fully integrate the skills during the teaching-learning process: reading and listening comprehension, oral and written expression.

Teachers

Our holistic approach to learning offers a wide range of options, where the student is our number one priority. The educational program is directed by teachers who have a vast experience in teaching Spanish as a second language.

SPECIALIZED COURSES

> Spanish, Argentine and Latin American literature
> Spanish, Argentine and Latin American cinema
> Spanish and tango
> Spanish and soccer
> Spanish for children and teenagers
> Spanish in companies (individual and group)

* with work progamme arranged with the Student

TESTIMONIALS

Katy

"I moved to Argentina just over two years ago. When I arrived I only had basic knowledge of Spanish and needed to learn quickly so I could settle in and look for a job. I was very pleased when I found Daniela, she is an excellent teacher. I have been able to improve my reading, listening and grammar skills but most importantly my speaking skills. Daniela has a true love for languages and for teaching them which make her classes interesting and fun. I now have an advanced level of Spanish and a job where I use my language skills on a daily basis. Thanks Daniela!"

Katy Monk - London, England

Marta

"Vivo a Buenos Aires da un anno e ho imparato il castellano "en la calle". Era arrivato il momento di studiare un po di grammatica...
Ho frequentato la scuola Babel Argentina per 3 mesi e grazie a Daniela adesso mi scambiano per porteña! Daniela è davvero un'ottima isegnante , le piace analizzare tutti i minimi particolari e i vari significati di ogni parola, non ho imparato solo la grammatica , ma il parlare di tutti i giorni oltre ad un linguaggio più lavorativo (è stata una mia specifica richiesta) . FANTASTICA!
Io mi sono trovato molto bene, molto disponibile nel cambiare gli orari in caso di necessitá. Ottima scuola!"

Marta Bellocchio - Venezia, Italia

Netty

"Empecé a tomar clases de español con Daniela, a través de Internet utilizando Skype. Al principio, no estaba segura de cómo iba a funcionar, pero pudimos vernos y escucharnos con claridad a través de la web-cam y el micrófono. Podemos también escribir con el servicio de chat y así acostumbrarse tanto a escribir como a hablar en español. Daniela hace las clases muy interesantes y divertidas, pero al mismo tiempo exigentes. Ella asegura que las lecciones se adaptan a exactamente el nivel correcto para mí. He hecho muchos progresos desde que comencé."

Netty Van der Seijs - Hinton St.George, Inglaterra

Paolo

"Asistí a un curso intensivo de lengua española de dos semanas en la escuela BAbel Argentina de Buenos Aires. He quedado contento con el curso que garantiza progresos cotidianos, maestros preparados, gentiles y pacientes, con la ubicación de la escuela en pleno centro de la ciudad y con la comodidad del aire acondicionado en el salón de clases. Se lo recomiendo afectuosamente a aquellos que quieren aprender o mejorar su español. Gracias Daniela y Milagros."

Paolo Ricci - Milán, Italia

Sofia

"Cuando a finales de 2008 vine a la Argentina por estudios, había estudiado un poco de español unos años antes. Pero enseguida me di cuenta de que todavía me hacía falta desarrollar tanto el vocabulario y la gramática como la capacidad de hablar y entender para poder circular libremente en la sociedad. Tuve la suerte de seguidamente encontrar una escuela y una profesora que me hacía sentir cómoda y que logró sacar de mí interés por los idiomas. Porque cuando llegué a un nivel avanzado, de repente se abrieron nuevas puertas. El español es uno de los idiomas más grandes del mundo, y ser capaz de hablarlo y entenderlo es una riqueza inapreciable."

Sofia Wiklund - Tynderö, Suecia

WINNIE

"He aprendido tanto a partir del curso de dos semanas y, aunque no lo crean, no veo la hora de repetir los ejercicios aquí en Noruega. Lo que aprecié es que BAbel comenzó en un punto de partida adaptado a mi nivel de lengua perfectamente.
Yo no sabía que me gustaba la gramática, pero realmente me gustó. ¡Me gustaría volver el próximo año!"

Winnie Holsten - Oslo, Noruega

Yuval

"Llegué a Buenos Aires con el objetivo de estudiar español unos días, encontré la escuela BAbel y empecé a aprender. Muy rápidamente me di cuenta de que quería estudiar en poco más que unos pocos días en BAbel y finalmente me quedé allí durante tres semanas!
Los estudios en la escuela fueron muy divertidos y realmente estaba esperando la clase cada día. El personal excelente, muy amable y abierto a nuevas ideas y sugerencias.
Lo más importante es que en poco tiempo aprendí español en un nivel para nada malo! Puede arreglarme en español en todos los lugares sin ningún problema, e incluso mantener coversaciones con las personas locales que es lo más maravilloso en mi opinión. Realmente extraño al equipo increíble - Daniela, Milagros y Sofia.

Yuval Zilbershtein - Ramat Hasharon, Israel

University certification

All courses are accredited with an official certificate from the NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF TRES DE FEBRERO.

The National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) ) is a public university in Argentina offering a wide academic programme that includes 28 undergraduate and 48 postgraduate courses, as well as masters and doctorates.
It has eight buildings in the city of Buenos Aires and greater Buenos Aires and possesses resources such as laboratories for foreign languages, computer labs, a university publishing house (EDUNTREF), research institutes, student advice centre and systems of grants and incentives. It also includes courses, seminars and conferences open to the community, a programme for volunteers and its own Museum of Art (MUNTREF).
In the sphere of international cooperation, the University’s policy promotes the academic mobility of students and teachers, many international meetings, as well as the development of dual degree programmes.
In the area of international education, the National University of Tres de Febrero runs courses in Spanish and English especially designed for foreign students.
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Locations

UNTREF Main Building

Located at Viamonte 525, in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires, the Centro Cultural Borges is an important cultural establishment set up by the Foundation for the Arts, a not-for-profit body for the advancement of the public good. It was inaugurated in October 1995 and occupies more than 10,000 m2 within the Pacifico Galleries, a 19th century building declared a national historic monument in 1989.
The Centre is equipped with three auditoriums, exhibition halls, workshops and a panorama of present day Argentine culture.

BABEL Main Building

BAbel is located in the heart of Palermo in the city of Buenos Aires, a few blocks from the Alto Palermo Shopping.
Line D underground is nearby, as well as many bus lines, connecting the school with districts across the city. The Academy’s historic building is located in Tomás Manuel de Anchorena Street, just a short distance from Santa Fe Avenue and its varied attractions.

Contact

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Gloria Peirano gpeirano@untref.edu.ar

Daniela Salzman info@babelargentina.com.ar