FAQ - Spanish courses in Buenos Aires
At what Spanish level should I start?
When you register for a Spanish language course at AMAUTA-Elebaires, we will send you a written placement test. You will also have an oral evaluation on your first day. The results of these two assessments will be the basis for your placement and you will be placed in a group of students with a similar level.
How many weeks of Spanish courses should I take?
If you are a beginner, we recommend you to take at least 4 weeks of classes in order get the grips of the beginners’ level Spanish language (A1). But of course all depends on your personal goals, budget and available time. You can always contact us and ask for a personalized advice.
What do you recommend: group or private lessons?
This really depends on your personal preferences (and budget). If you are a person that likes to learn in a group atmosphere and like to interact with others students, group lessons might be more your thing. When you want to focus on particular aspects of the language or you have a specific learning goal or special needs, we recommend individual classes.
What are the class times?
There are classes from Monday to Friday. Classes are from 09.00 to 13.00, with a 15-minute break at 11.00. Some days we have optional afterschool activities, but you might also choose to explore the city on your own. During high season, when the school is very busy or for some special programs, there are also afternoon classes (14.00 till 18.00).
What should I bring to class?
We recommend you bring a pen and paper or notebook for you to write notes on. Another tip is a small dictionary (or you can download a translate app on your mobile phone).
Will I get much homework?
Sometimes the teachers might give you homework. This is necessary in order to make sure that you keep learning and developing at the right tempo. Count on between twenty minutes 35 minutes per day maximum. This way you will get the most out of your Spanish course in Buenos Aires.
Do the teachers speak English?
Yes, most of the teachers do speak English. The classes are fully given in Spanish though, to ensure you get the most out of your Spanish immersion experience in Argentina.