FAQs

Spanish Languag Courses

When you register for a course with Elebaires, we will send you a placement written test and an oral evaluation. From these two tests an assessment will be made and you will be placed accordingly in a group of students that have a similar level of Spanish as you do. Do not worry if you do not speak a word of Spanish – many of our students have no prior Spanish knowledge before they arrive. You will, however, be speaking Spanish in the classroom from your first day.
For beginners we recommend at least four weeks (20 hours classes). At the very least we recommend a two week course.
Classes are held Monday – Friday from 9:00 to 13:00 leaving the rest of the day free to explore Buenos Aires. Private Spanish lessons take place in the afternoons.
We keep the class sizes small to ensure rapid language development. While class sizes vary depending on here will never be more than 7 students per class.
Group classes are great for those who like to learn in a group atmosphere, practice with their peers, and want to study in an intensive setting. On the other hand, individual lessons are best for those wanting to focus on a particular aspect of the language or who cannot devote 20 hours per week to Spanish.
WThe advanced classes will focus particularly on Argentine culture, the more complex grammatical rules such as the uses of the subjunctive, and oral expression to improve your conversational Spanish which will be particularly useful for your travels in Argentina.
Yes, it is possible to get university credit if you choose to study abroad with us. Elebaires is accredited y a private University in Buenos Aires. If you are interested in getting university credit, let us know in the registration form.

Accommodation & Housing

Here at Elebaires, we can help you find a housing option that best suits your needs and expectations for studying abroad in Argentina. We offer several different options such as student residences, family home-stay, shared apartments and hotels or hostels. It is very important that our students have a great stay in the city, that’s why we carefully screen all of our places and only recommend the most interesting places. For more information, visit our section of accommodation or visit our blog for our postings on accommodation.
No. You can book your Spanish courses without accommodation, however a local home-stay or shared apartment is highly recommend for Spanish language practice.
Yes, you may begin your home-stay at any time. A student is always welcome to extend their housing and if the same housing is available during the requested extension dates the student will stay in their same housing. Otherwise, the student will be offered an alternative housing option for the additional dates. As we want to find you the best match for your length of stay, we encourage students to register as early as possible to ensure availability.

Pricing & Payments

The course price includes enrollment, course materials, and classes with dynamic and qualified teachers. We provide you with onsite assistance with student coordinator or 24-hour help desk. In addition we provide you with discounts to various cultural and social activities in order to have unforgettable time in Buenos Aires: sports, guided visits, tours, weekend trips, tango dinner and shows, accommodation, family home-stays, hostels and a lot more!
Courses must be paid for in full before the program start date (either the first day of housing or the course start date, whichever is first). The student must pay for the entire program of scheduled classes before the first day of his/her program. If the program cost is less than US $500, the total program balance must be paid. One week before the program start date, any remaining program balance must be paid in full.
Group courses or lessons cannot be cancelled, students will still be charged for cancellations. Students will not be charged for private lessons if they cancel with at least 24 hours notice. All cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged. If the student wishes to cancel, refunds are as follows: • For cancellations made 15 days or more prior to arrival, Elebaires will refund 80% of the total program cost. • For cancellations made 10 days prior to arrival Elebaires will refund 50% of the total program cost. • For cancellations made less than 10 days before arrival 25% will be refunded of the total program cost. • After a program has started there is no refund for any course, accommodation or other item booked.

Registration

To sign up for our Spanish courses, click here. Complete the registration form to register your Spanish program, verify that you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions, and then submit the form. Once we receive your registration form, you will be sent a confirmation email with an attached invoice, along with a Spanish level test (beginner-advanced students).
To guarantee a spot in our schools, we recommend you register at least four weeks in advance. For registrations less than four weeks before the start date, we cannot guarantee a place in a group class or in a home-stay, but we encourage you to contact us for availability and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Activities & Workshops

Yes! Elebaires offers a large variety of optional activities for students to enjoy, practice and learn more about Buenos Aires while taking the Spanish Course. Each week you will receive a guide with all the activities that Elebaires organizes for you. Some of them are: walking guided visits in the most traditional neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, bike tours, tango shows, visits to museums, soccer tickets to exciting matches, and a lot more each season! For a complete list of these activities check out our Student Life section here.
The Elebaires Volunteer program is an extraordinary opportunity for anyone wanting to improve their Spanish skills while you simultaneously acquire meaningful work experience. For more information click here.
The Elebaires Internship Program is an excellent resource to help gain indispensable skills learned in Buenos Aires’ dynamic foreign marketplace. Elebaires works with a number of organizations in various fields, such as Marketing, Architecture, Technology, NGOs, Environmental Sciences, Medicine, Law, Finance, Media, Communications, etc. For more information click here.

General Information

Studying Spanish with Elebaires means finding a family far from home. We are always happy to welcome Spanish students from all over the world in Buenos Aires. Everyone involved with the Spanish school enjoys intercultural exchange and looks at each student individually. Therefore our teachers and staff keep track not only of the students' learning process, but also of their personal goals and projects outside the classroom. Thanks to the experience of our teachers and staff, we manage to help our students out with whatever their concern may be.
Our professors have graduated with a degree in Language and Literature, specializing in Spanish instruction. They have a very strong understanding of Latin American language and culture. They highly enjoy teaching, and make a special effort to not only teach Elebaires students Spanish, but also to get to know them as individuals and connect with each and every one of them on a personal level, both in and outside of the classroom.
Official start dates are every Monday year-round. If you will be starting on another date, we will design a special program for you in order to catch up with the group. Private courses can start any day of the week.
It is never too late or too early to learn Spanish! Our activities are designed for all ages and interests. If you are under 18, please keep in mind that we need parental consent.
We offer an airport pick-up service where you to be met upon arrival inside the airport and transported to your accommodation. Click here to book your class and transfer.
Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan capital, bursting with grand avenues, old-time cafes and numerous cultural attractions. Wander the cobbled streets, marvel at architectural glories and colorful painted houses; discuss world politics and fútbol (soccer) in an atmospheric cafe; then tuck into a parrillada for a delicious Argentine steak dinner!

It is perfect for students looking for an affordable city to study Spanish abroad while enjoying an extraordinary cultural experience.

In addition, the country of Argentina offers diverse travel opportunities, from the majestic waterfalls of Iguazú in the subtropical north down to the mountainous south of Bariloche with its magnificent glaciers.
Citizens of many countries only need a passport to enter Argentina and may stay legally for up to 90 days. You should, however, contact your consulate for more specific and updated information on Visa regulations for your country.
No vaccines are required to enter the country, but the yellow fever vaccination is recommended especially if you are planning to travel to Brazil or Paraguay. For updated travel alerts, potential health hazards, and other related issues, please consult Travel Health Online.
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