Learn to Speak Spanish in Argentina
Learn Spanish and party in the buzz of Buenos Aires!
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Group Size: Average 8
Trip code: ARLS
Duration: 1-4 weeks
Have fun and learn Spanish in Argentina while living in one of Buenos Aires’ most buzzing hostels. Spend 20 hours per week improving your Spanish at beginner, intermediate or advanced level. Learn in small group classes and get to know the Spanish lingo as well as enjoying plenty of free time for fun in Buenos Aires! Buenos Aires offers an awesome introduction to all the wonders of Argentina and you’ll soon make new friends, have fun and party in this city hostel location. The hostel hosts daily fun activities and cultural experiences as well as your Spanish classes, so you can max out every moment in Buenos Aires. Learn Spanish and party in amazing Argentina!
- Enjoy 20 hours per week of Spanish language lessons, from beginner to advanced level
- Discover beautiful Buenos Aires, the “Paris of Latin America” as you soak up the atmosphere in Argentina
- Stay in one of Buenos Aires’ most buzzing city hostels, make new friends and have fun!
- Enjoy optional awesome activities and party nights from your city hostel base
- Join small intensive Spanish classes tailored to your tuition level, studying for 4 hours per day and practising the local lingo on the streets of buzzing Buenos Aires
This Spanish language programme is based in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. With 20 hours of exciting Spanish language lessons per week, plus a brilliant, buzzing city hostel location which offers fantastic optional activities, this is the ideal way to immerse yourself in the South American way of life, make new friends, have fun, party and learn Spanish at the same time.
Spanish Language Classes
You’ll arrive on a Sunday and your Spanish language lessons will begin on the Monday. You’ll take part in customised Spanish lessons at your city hostel, learning in small groups at either beginner, intermediate or advanced level.
Classes are held on weekdays and run for 4 hours per day (a total of 20 hours per week). All courses include a study of grammar through theory and practice, and work on vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing exercises. Please note that lessons are held completely in Spanish; there's no better way to immerse yourself in the full Spanish-speaking experience!
Extra Activities and Cultural Excursions
You will live and learn Spanish at one of Buenos Aires’ most fun hostels, where you’ll get to make lots of new friends and spend lots of free time enjoying all the brilliant daily optional activities and entertainment laid on by the hostel. Not only are these extra activities a great way to improve your Spanish they are also great fun and make sure you max out every moment of your time in Argentina.
Activities on offer at your hostel may include:
- A brilliant Buenos Aires bike tour
- A walking tour to the lively La Boca district and the colourful artists’ area of Caminito
- A tango night and 3-course dinner
- Argentinian Rooftop ‘Asado’ (BBQ) at the hostel
- Party nights
- Happy hour at the hostel bar
- Tickets for entry to some of Buenos Aires’ premier nightclubs
- Trips to the famous football stadium in Buenos Aires to see a live match
- Urban art graffiti tour
Please note that these optional activities are all at an extra cost.
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You should arrange your arrival into Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), also known as Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires on a Sunday. You will be met on arrival and taken to your city hostel to begin your learn to speak Spanish experience (lessons begin on a Monday).
For your duration in Buenos Aires, you will be staying in a city hostel, located in a beautiful five-storey 19th-century house built around a charming, colonial-style atrium. Both your Spanish lessons and your organised activities use the hostel as a base, so you will have easy access to all your inclusive events and activities, hassle free.
All accommodation is included in comfortable shared, mixed-sex dorm accommodation, with shared facilities. You will stay in spotless rooms with comfortable beds, free internet and Wi-Fi access, and a full laundry service is also offered at your hostel. If you wish, single or twin room upgrades are available for an extra cost; please ask for details at the time of booking.
Breakfasts at the hostel are all inclusive. Other than this you’ll need to allow spending money for all of your remaining meals. With kitchen facilities and a bar at your hostel, as well as a city full of Argentine cuisine just minutes away, you won’t have any trouble finding delicious food round every corner.
Hostel facilities include:
- Bar & restaurant
- Kitchen for guests
- Pool and board games
- Free housekeeping in the rooms
- Recreation & reading room
- Roof terrace
- TV and DVD lounge
- Free internet access
- Fax and telephone
- Book exchange
- Free medical assistance 24 hrs
- Safety boxes
- Free storage room
- 24-hours check in
- 24-hours hot water
- 24-hours security
- Advice about touring the city and the country
- Free city maps
- Lockers for free
- Wi-Fi zone
- Currency exchange
The minimum age to join this learn Spanish programme is 18, with the average age of participants between 18 and 25. However, we welcome people of any age on this trip, providing you can handle the pace!
When entering Argentina, British nationals will not require a visa, and will be granted a 90 day trip permit (around 12 weeks/3 months) upon arrival. If you would like to extend your trip or plan to stay in the country longer then a visa arranged prior to travel would be necessary. You may find when you arrive into Argentina that immigration officials ask you for proof of onward travel/a return ticket. Those who enter Argentina without this may, on occasion, be refused boarding by some airlines.
As with all travel you should ensure that your passport will remain in date for at least six months after you plan to return from your travels.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.