Intensive Spanish 30 in Buenos Aires
The intensive Spanish 30 course includes a weekly total of 30 hours - 20 hours of group classes in the morning and 10 hours of group classes in the afternoon. Listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary are all covered within the program.
The Intensive Spanish 30 Course in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the most intensive Spanish immersion course available at Expanish. In addition to regular group classes in the morning, this Spanish immersion course offers an additional two hours of extra group classes in the afternoon that focus on providing students with practical experience and a focus on writing and speaking in everyday situations.
The Intensive Spanish 30 class is a great option for students who want to:
- Learn beyond the specific content of their level's curriculum and focus on real communication and situational context.
- Get extra practice in the most important communication skills (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression and speaking skills)
- Meet other students of different nationalities while practicing the Spanish language through games and activities
- Experience some of the more diverse socio-cultural aspects of Argentina
What to Expect
In the morning, the student will take the same group classes as the Intensive Spanish 20 program, which give the student the opportunity to learn the grammar and practice the four key language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) while interacting in a small group environment.
The afternoon session allows the student to consolidate the information they have learned in the morning and put it into practice within situational contexts through games and other interactive activities.
Practice Makes Perfect
The best way to learn is by doing. All of the class assignments are aimed to help students learn through extensive practice with their classmates and helpful correction and guidance from the professor.
Solid Academic Framework
All of our programs are aligned with and based on the Cervantes Institute guidelines, and the curriculum and teaching plans are framed by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In the classroom, our professors use the communicative method, meaning that students are encouraged to speak and interact as much as possible during class time. In all of our courses, students will develop the four key language skills: speaking, writing, reading, and listening.
Areas for Development
Teachers will work to develop the following areas of the students’ Spanish language skills.
- Phonetics – Students will work to improve their pronunciation, diction and intonation enabling them to speak with confidence. Professors will work on the more complex sounds and sound combinations needed to speak the Spanish language fluently, using graphics, talks, auditions, songs and role plays to ensure varied and interactive lessons.
- Conversation - Students will work to develop their fluidity and expression which will enable them to communicate their ideas in the most efficient manner. Lessons will be based around every day conversational topics and real-life situations, and professors will encourage debate and an honest exchange of views among the students.
- Reading Comprehension – Students will develop their reading comprehension of Spanish according to their level. Teachers work with a variety of reading materials including newspaper articles, magazines, fiction, brochures, and more to ensure students are able to read and comprehend texts across a variety of different contexts
- Civilization and culture - Students will learn about Latin America’s history and society, as well as focus more specifically on the history and culture of Argentina and Buenos Aires, with the aim of intensifying the students’ cultural immersion. Topics will include: the gaucho, mate, wine, the tango, the military dictatorship and the Argentine economy. Professors will work with a variety of materials including films, songs, images, articles and literature with the aim of providing students with a rapid but thorough understanding of the culture of Latin America and Argentina.
- Writing – Students will develop the necessary writing skills to enable them to communicate in a variety of different contexts such as literary, journalistic, and communicative by combining group exercises and individual writing assignments.