With Areco Enseña Español, come to study spanish in the prettiest town in the pampas!
This program comes powered by a group of researchers specializing in linguistic tourism and saw in San Antonio de Areco the possibility of building a different educational program, taking advantage of aspects such as security, tranquility and idiosyncrasies of the people of the pampas. In addition, strong in its history as a tourist destination, San Antonio de Areco is a town with a great hotel, gastronomic and tourist services infrastructure.
Areco Enseña Español is an organization formed in associatively by the public sector and the private sector of tourism of San Antonio de Areco. We work together with the Centro Universitario de Areco (CUA), the University of San Martin and the University of La Plata.
– The programs:
Spanish I – It is a basic language class designed for students who enter with some or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Emphasis on basic grammar structures (present, progressive present and past tenses, verbs ser, estar, tener, haber, gustar, commands, nominal agreement, direct and indirect pronouns, comparatives, por-para and introduction to subjunctive) and core vocabulary. There will be activities of conversation on familiar topics, as well as reading and writing activities.
Prerequisite: Placement Test.
Spanish II – It is an intensive language class designed for students with good basic knowledge of Spanish. This is a fast paced course. Emphasis on basic-to-intermediate grammar structures (uses of simple and progressive present and past tenses, verbs ser, estar, tener, haber, gustar, adjectives and nouns agreement, commands, direct and indirect pronouns usage, comparatives, por-para, future tense, present subjunctive) and core vocabulary. There will be activities of conversation on familiar topics, as well as reading and writing activities.
Prerequisites: Two or more years of High School Spanish, Spanish I, or Placement Test.
Spanish III – It is designed for students who enter with good intermediate knowledge of Spanish. Emphasis on intermediate grammar structures (future and conditional tenses, present and past subjunctive, relative and other pronouns, impersonal se). Expansion of core vocabulary. There will be activities of conversation and debates on general topics, as well as reading and writing activities.
Prerequisites: Spanish II or Placement Test.
– The classes:
The classes will be taught in the morning hours or evening, Monday through Thursday at the headquarters of CUA. They contain oral and written contents, and will be articulated in all cases with tourist outlets covered by the stay. Classes will be taught in Spanish unmarked at Level I, and work specifically with Spanish in Argentina at levels II and III. Classes have a duration of 5 hours per day, with a break, and contain culture, art and literature, in addition to the linguistic content.
– The teachers:
The teaching staff are from the National Universities of San Martin and La Plata. Classes will take place in the Areco University Centre, and we will work with the teaching of Spanish from a communicative approach. Evaluation will be through a portfolio as we work with task learning.
Academic responsible staff are Dr Luis Adriani and Dr Gabriela Leighton.
– material y certificación:
The material will be specially prepared by the Universities, and include courtly, visual and outreach material. The evaluation will be by portfolio system, tending to self-evaluation and performance goal. Certification may be in two ways: the university certificates, fully official and can allocate credit in the countries of origin of students, or the official Argentine CELU examination (certificate of Spanish, language and use), international exam prepared by the Ministry Argentine Education in collaboration with 35 national universities.
PACKAGES AND PRICES:
Accomodation: Hotel & Spa San Carlos.
Package rate: USD 1150 in single room / USD 942 sharing a double room
Accomodation: Estancia La Cina Cina.
Package rate: USD 1595 in single room / USD 1035 sharing a double room
This proposal is designed for companies, institutions and groups who want to rent exclusively a beautiful Posada Rural: Casa Bella Vista.
This historic house has ideal spaces for both taught courses, to enjoy leisure time in the park, the pool, playroom, spacious galleries and rural environment.
Half board or full board with “criollo cooking” workshops, bike rides through the countryside, shuttle into the historic center of Areco (20 km) and any other service or activity that groups need is available.
The house has five comfortable rooms (double or triple) with 3 fully equipped bathrooms, and all the amenities to ensure an authentic immersion into the local culture and a true rural experience.
Package rate: please consult.