a young doctor from
Australia, Sidney "I totally enjoyed doing 2 weeks of private spanish lessons with Nelida, and living with a nice family.
Nelida made the lessons entertaining at all times, as well as informative and worthwhile. I learned more than i ever expected in the 2 weeks"
Buenos Aires Centre:
Sarmiento 833 - 4th "B"
(between Esmeralda and Suipacha streets)
The founder of Buenos Aires Centre, Nélida Gómez Vila, has been teaching Spanish in Argentina since 1990, beginning her career teaching Spanish to foreign executives during Argentina's privatization process of the 90's.
Since then, Nélida has been quick to innovate and spot new business trends. In 1998, with eight years of solid teaching experience behind her, she undertook a new business venture: combining Spanish training with exposure to Argentina's rich culture. She then started Buenos Aires Centre to provide customers with various ways to learn Spanish while also gaining cultural experiences.
Buenos Aires Centre was the first language school in Argentina to combine Spanish studies with tourism. Its seven-year history, along with the founder's understanding of the business climate in Argentina, has given Buenos Aires Centre a very solid reputation as well as many satisfied customers.
With Buenos Aires Centre as your Spanish school, you will learn Spanish in the heart of city, allowing you to easily experience both Argentine culture and the important sights of beautiful Buenos Aires.
You will be glad you chose Buenos Aires Centre.
Why choose Buenos Aires Centre?
We won't hide the truth from you--there are many Spanish schools in Argentina, you certainly have a wide selection to choose from. Here is a detailed description of what our program has to offer, we hope it helps you in your search to find the perfect fit for your education and cultural needs.
Each of our teachers at Buenos Aires Centre is very well qualified, holding a Master's Degree in Education with many years of classroom experience and a high level of dedication to their students and chosen profession. We challenge you to find better teachers!
2.- TEACHING MATERIALS
Through 15 years of experience, we have found the very best material for teaching Spanish. We rely on the following well-known programs: "Español 2000," "Planeta," "América," "Macanudo," and "Voces del Sur." In addition, we have developed some of our own resources for teaching, implementing interactive audiovisual material (VHS, DVD, etc.) All student material comes with the program at no additional charge.
3.- SUPERIOR CLASSROOMS
How are our classrooms? At Buenos Aires Centre, our classrooms are private and well-separated, so activities in one classroom do not interfere with the activities of another.
We find that classes with 3-6 students and operated with the "total immersion" methodology are optimal for language learning. This small size together with an intensive technique ensures intimacy with your teacher and lively interaction with your classmates, providing you with more opportunities for speaking and conversation. All classes are fully conducted in Spanish, with little to no English spoken by your teacher. You will have no choice but to learn Spanish in our Spanish-only environment!
In addition to classes, you and other students will be taken on excursions and social outings (accompanied by your instructors) for additional Spanish practice in a real-world setting.
4.-VARIETY OF PACKAGES
We have several different Spanish programs--ranging from beginner to advanced, and from very serious learners to "fun" learners. With each package, we offer a different schooling program and a different "Experience Argentina" program, allowing you to choose exactly how you want to study Spanish and enjoy Argentina.
5.-ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
When you buy one of our Spanish programs, we (not you) deal directly with all other parties to help make your learning more effective and your stay as enjoyable as possible. You pay us, we pay them.
Also with each program, we clearly spell out the expenses that we are responsible for and those that are left to you. Our policy is one of total honesty, because want you to come back and we want you recommend us to your friends. We honour our contracts!
We have cultivated an excellent network of reliable, courteous, and dedicated homestay operators located near the school.
Students stay with host families in upper middle-class homes.
Students enjoy authentic Argentine home cooking for breakfast and supper.
Different rooming options are available.
Homestays are also great opportunities to practice Spanish. Buenos Aires Centre’s homestay operators have much experience with students learning Spanish, furthering your Spanish training and cultural interaction.
7.-GREAT CULTURAL ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED BY OUR SCHOOL
Our programs offer organized tours, excursions, and social outings. Through our school you will become very familiar with the history, culture, and city life of Buenos Aires. All tours come included with the price of our programs. We do the organizing and arranging, you just take it all in!
8.- FREE ADDITIONAL SERVICES
- Cell phone rental (calls are not free)
- Tango lessons for programs of 4 weeks or more.
- Internet access at school You can easily remain connected to the World Wide Web while studying in Buenos Aires.
- Tourist and Cultural Information: brochures, books, maps, DVDs, music, etc.