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)
We have received these testimonials about the Spanish Language learning experience in our school.
Testimonial of Paul Byrne - A young Journalist/Producer Global Business Television (25 years old)
Having a free period from international reports I decided to use the opportunity to incorporate a lot of things that I had been considering for quite a while. Primarily I wanted the opportunity to diversify my work, secondly I am very interested in the work of NGO's and Voluntary organisations and finally I have been very eager to develop my capability in Spanish. I have always been drawn to Latin America and within this region of the world Argentina has always stood out to me as a dream destination.
So following some short research on the internet I came across the website of Buenos Aires centre. I was very much captured by the opportunity to combine Spanish classes and work with charitable voluntary organisations, even there would be a possibility to write about my experience.
Having contacted Nelida at quite short notice, I was very happy about how she facilitated my questions and organised the details of my partaking in the programme for one month. It was very easy as everything from airport pickup to homestay was arranged by Nelida.
Buenos Aires is quite a fascinating city with a tumultuos number of activities, from museums to sporting events. The people are infinitely hospitable and food lives up to its international reputation. Through the programme I was arranged to stay in the home of Stella, a wonderful Argentine lady, that is utterly accomodating and an oracle of knowledge in everything that surrounds her country. Furthermore her home was perfectly comfortable, accessible and always interesting as other international travelers stay there as well as Argentine students, so you get the best of every world.
As part of my programme I took Spanish classes for 3 hours every morning. In the beginning my level was very basic to non existant, but the classes were very intense, always enjoyable and in the end I feel very satisfied in the sense that my level has grown extraordinarily in such a short period. Furthermore I feel I have been given the tools to work and improve my Spanish continually now.
In the afternoons my days varied, I got the opportunity to work with a volunteer organisation called Banco de Alimentos, which is responsible for gathering and distributing donations of food to Soup Kitchens throughout Buenos Aires. It was a very rewarding experience and I had the opportunity to meet some very special people. Other evenings I would take further classes with one of the other teachers in Buenos Aires Centre. There was also other occassions when I had the chance to be in contact with other volunteer organisations, which gave me a window to a more real and comprehensive view of life in Argentina.
I would like to thank everyone that was involved in making it possible for me to have this very rewarding and enriching experience and I would not hesitate to give my full recommendation to anyone interested in partaking in any programme with the Buenos Aires Centre.
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