Study Spanish in Buenos Aires versus Madrid, Spain
Study Spanish in Buenos Aires versus Madrid
Prices vary and there are many Spanish Schools in Argentina as well as many Spanish Schools in Madrid. These are some steps to take into account when choosing the best option
How Much Do Spanish Lessons Cost?
At Spanish schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina, you can expect to be between 8-10 USD per hour for Spanish group classes while one-to-one lessons can be more expensive (22-25 USD per hour). Nearly all of the Spanish schools in Buenos Aires provide one-to-one lessons, but be sure to check that this is the case before signing up. If you’re able to commit to a larger amount of Spanish courses it’s quite likely that you will be able to get a discount if you pay up-front.
Ask to Try Before You Buy
Study Spanish in Buenos Aires versus Madrid: If you are serious about Spanish study in Buenos Aires, the golden rule with any Spanish language School is to pay just to have one lesson before you sign up for a whole week or more of classes. I much prefer to pay on the day for each lesson, but some Spanish schools may ask you to pay the whole amount up-front or to at least pay a deposit amount. In the first Spanish class you’ll be able to get a sense of how well you gel with the teacher and how much you could learn in your Spanish course. If you’re not feeling too great about the experience, there’s no reason you shouldn’t try another Spanish school or a different Spanish teacher.
Buenos Aires Highlights
In my opinion, the best way to see Buenos Aires is to walk and walk and walk through its diverse neighborhoods or barrios and catch a taxi on a Sunday to drive from north to south for a very reasonably priced city tour, unencumbered by city traffic which would otherwise choke you every day of the week. What is also missing above are the great museums and art galleries, which are a must!
Study Spanish in Buenos Aires versus Madrid: In my opinion, you learn much better in a positive environment and with a Spanish School who you feel comfortable with. The first Spanish teacher who I had a lesson with in Buenos Aires made me feel quite uncomfortable as he was very critical – even though he tried to be jokey about it – of my basic Spanish. He also tried to insist on me paying for my Spanish week’s classes before we had even begun the first lesson, and as we had met in a café rather than at an actual school, reason by which I refused. Íbero Spanish School is based in the Palermo neighborhood, a super trendy neighborhood in Buenos Aires which is surrounded by beautiful cafés and restaurants. The Spanish lessons take place on a two storey building with a beautiful garden. Everyone at the school was extremely friendly and they were very flexible about letting me pay for each Spanish class on the day. My Spanish teacher was great at keeping the Spanish conversation going until I was able to understand and respond, and I learned a great deal about the history and culture of Buenos Aires from her