My initial plans to travel to Buenos Aires included finding a private Spanish tutor. I was very fortunate in having a friend recommend “Buenos Aires Spanish, run by Fabiana.
All of the details: the number of hours per week, the homestay, the arrival and departure dates were all confirmed before leaving home. Money transactions were completed via Pay Pal, with the balance paid
on the first day of class. All went very smoothly.
My sister, Wendy, and I each had one hour of instruction for one week, before we left for Uruguay for two weeks. Wendy returned to Canada and I to my room in Eva’s home and to classes in Fabiana’s studio. During the next month, we discussed Argentinian history and culture, the unique Lunfardo, and current events in the capitol. I previewed movies, which we then discussed from both a language and cultural viewpoint. I completed written, activities on verb usage (my main weakness) read short stories by Argentinian authors and filled a notebook with new vocabulary. The studio was a great place to have the classes, as all resources were at Fabiana’s fingertips: from websites to dictionaries, novels to magazines. It also gave me an opportunity to meet her husband Pablo and their daughter Julia and to learn the ritual of drinking Mate. Thanks to Fabiana’s many suggestions, I explored hidden corners of the city.
My home during the stay was with Eva, an energetic and charming hostess. Her apartment, right in the heart of Belgrano, had the advantage of being very close to a train line, making travel to the centre and to the bus terminal very accessible. I had a private room that included a half bath. Breakfast was ready every morning and there was plenty of space to store any food for other meals.
So, if your travel plans to Buenos Aires include studying Spanish, and decide to choose “Buenos Aires Spanish” you can be assured that the level of instruction will be of the highest quality.
First of all, I would like to thank Fabiana and her family for the great time I spent in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires Spanish is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the rich culture and everyday life of this amazing city.
Fabiana’s very personal approach to the language lessons was impressive. I’m a beginner in Castellano. However, during our classes, we were discussing rather complicated topics, particularly interesting for me, so that I was highly motivated to enhance my vocabulary and improve my grammar skills.
Also it was really interesting to learn about special features of Argentinian dialect, which Fabiana so clearly explained. She is a very professional teacher, who really loves the subject and the process of teaching. It is indeed a pity that due to my work I could only take a 2-week course and I will definitely proceed with online classes.
The accommodation was excellent: very conveniently located, cozy and I had everything that I needed. I’m really grateful to Maggie, who made me feel like at home.
All in all, I can say the Buenos Aires Spanish is the best option in case you want to see the real, not touristic, life of Buenos Aires and even to become a part of it for some time.
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