+ is the study material included in the Spanish course?
In all our destinations the study material, according to your level, is included.
+ Will I get a certificate after finishing the program?
Yes, you will get a certificate that specifies your full name, the level of Spanish achieved and the amount of hours you have taken.
+ How many levels are there?
We have a level system based on the European framework for Languages, from beginner to superior level. See detailed information about levels here.
+ What level of Spanish should I take?
You will be sent a written test by mail. On the first day of classes, 20 minutes before the first class you will be orally tested to determine your proficiency, and placed in a class accordingly.
+ Is there a minimum language level required before arrival?
No, in fact we encourage beginners to join our program, since being immersed in a language is a great way to be introduced to it and allows a student to learn much faster!
+ Do you have a maximum or minimum age requirement?
Adults of all ages (16+) can participate in our programs. Whether you are a college student, a company executive, or a retiree, we are proud to provide first-rate services to people diverse in age and nationality.
+ I want to learn Spanish but I do not have much time to spend abroad. Which program is best for me?
For motivated students with limited time, we recommend group plus private tuition. The combination with one-on-one classes will propel you to a higher language proficiency level much more quickly than any other course, and gives you the specialized attention you require to focus on your personal learning needs.
+ Do you offer programs specializing in language for certain professions (business, health care, legal, etc.)?
Yes, we can customize your course to cover areas and language that you specifically need. If you are interested in studying specialized terminology, we would recommend that you take a Private Course in order to focus on your area, or take the program that supplements your group classes with private classes in the afternoon.
+ What qualifications do the teachers at Patagonia Spanish have?
Our teachers are native speakers, have college degrees, and are experienced in teaching Spanish to foreigners. In addition to their professional credentials, they are selected for their abilities to keep students interested, motivated and entertained during class.
+ How will my language skills be evaluated?
The teachers and coordinators at our schools are constantly evaluating your progress to assure that you are not only learning as productively as possible, but that you are enjoying your stay. As proof of your efforts, you will also receive a certificate at the end of your course. This states the language you studied, your level, the date, the school you attended and its location.
+ Where will I live while I’m studying?
Students may choose among a homestay (living with a local family), or apartments, or to book an accommodation by your own. For more specific descriptions of your housing options, please see our Accommodations section
+ Where should I go upon arrival?
If you have booked an accommodation with us, then you will receive instructions for your arrival day along with your confirmation. You will also receive the emergency phone number in case there is any problem upon your arrival. If you are taking only a course with us then you should go directly to the school on Monday at 09:00 AM for the level test. Each city also has its own emergency number that will be given to the student before arrival.
+ How will I know the address of my accommodation?
10 days before arrival we will send you the address of your accommodation, and phone numbers.
+ is it possible to study abroad in more than one location?
Absolutely. Spending time in more than one city/country can expose you to different accents, environments, and cultures. For example, you could start by taking two weeks of Spanish in Buenos Aires, followed by Patagonia or Mendoza. You can choose the order, number of weeks at each city, and start date at each location.
+ What makes is different?
Patagonia Spanish offers a practical, proven and communicative approach that will have you speaking Spanish from the very first day. Our professional teachers are qualified, dedicated, enthusiastic, and know how to make classes fun and effective. We also know that your experience abroad is about more than just class; it’s also about getting to know the local people and the culture. For that reason, we offer a rich program of activities, excursions, and special courses that allow you to make the most of your time in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. See our Top 10 reasons to study with us here!
+ Can Academia Buenos Aires accommodate groups?
Yes! We can accommodate different-sized groups of students who want to study Spanish in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. We can even custom-tailor a program to include excursions and trips. If you are a group interested in studying at is, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with a program proposal.
+ What is the average day like?
This depends somewhat on the type of course you choose and the location, but in general the morning will be spent in class. Because of our conversational methodology, classes usually involve a lot of conversation. After class students usually will go to lunch together at a nearby restaurant perhaps followed by a trip into the city center to explore all it has to offer. Several afternoons a week, we offer excursions guided by a teacher or another type of school activity. The excursions are a great opportunity to practice the language you are learning, learn more about the city and culture, and to visit areas of the city that you may not discover on your own. The evenings are shared with your host family or discovering the city’s nightlife with fellow students.
+ Can I receive university credits?
You can receive university credits for attending our schools but you should first visit your school’s language department in order to know the specific requirements.