Monday December 15, 2014
December is, of course, the month full of celebrations, food and families & friends coming together in warm houses, while it’s cold and probably snowing outside.
It’s all different here in Buenos Aires and for our Spanish students learning Spanish in Argentina for Christmas it will be a whole new experience.
First of all it’s summer in Buenos Aires and it’s nice and warm. It is around 30 degrees C and people are walking in shorts and we’re enjoying the swimming pool at the AMAUTA school residence after Spanish classes.
Tuesday May 13, 2014
Last year Marielle Wils, a young Dutch woman of 27 years old, decided to go to Argentina to learn Spanish and do volunteer work in Buenos Aires. Marielle is interested in the living situations of homeless children in Argentina and was happy to be placed at a shelter for young children until the age of 12.
But, as she said: “I really needed a few days to get usedto the place, it was not what I expected at all. The home was actually a bit dirty and very small for the amount of children living there. But of course, all of that is part of the experience, I know that now”.
Tuesday April 01, 2014
Learning Spanish during your courses in Buenos Aires is already intense and a lot of fun, but it is also important to repeat the theory and put it into practice outside of classes. To help you a little bit, we made a list with tips to improve your Spanish skills even faster!
- Buy a book
By purchasing a simple Spanish book, such as one for children, you may see words you learned in class and easily remember them when reading the story. You will also easily learn new words because of context. In general, reading is fun and relaxing, and in the meantime you can improve your Spanish. The Little Prince (El Principito) is a book that has been published in many different languages, so you might know it already. This is an advantage to you as you will understand it better by knowing the story. Buenos Aires has many bookstores on Avenida Corrientes, but if you visit the Fería de San Telmo (San Telmo market) on a Sunday, you will be able to find your book for a much better price. Another nice place to buy a book is El Ateneo, an amazing bookstore based inside of an old theatre. If you prefer to increase your Argentine vocabulary then you should buy Che Boludo. It is a little book full of typical Argentine collocations, signs, and slang words used in Buenos Aires. This is especially useful when you stay in Argentina for a while. If your Spanish is already on an advanced level you could buy a book of the famous Argentinian writer: Isabel Allende.