Buenos Aires Travel Guide



Foreigners have been flocking to Buenos Aires to take advantage of the great deals. For those who come to Argentina, it is essential to know, for themselves and their children, that the country's education is considered one of the best in Latin America.

The University of Buenos Aires - The Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires is the most important school in Argentina and one of the most prestigious in Latin America. Founded on August 12, 1821, it depends financially on the State but it is autonomous, open, secular, and completely free. Furthermore, the only condition for entry is completion of the Ciclo Básico Común (also free, and part of the University).

Buenos Aires is a great photography destination, offering a huge array of locations that provide something for everyone, whatever you like photographing, Buenos Aires has it all, an exciting street art scene, gritty culture, beautiful architecture, an intriguing and visually exciting food culture and inhabitants that generally, don't mind being photographed.

Brush up on your photography skills at the following events and collages:

Foto Ruta photography experiences - A great way to experience the real Buenos Aires and learn how to take more creative photos. This is a sociable photography experience that will get you exploring the city's lesser known and more genuine barrios

EAD - A photography school offering academic courses and workshops to help you hone your skills


Many people interested in learning Spanish choose Argentina as an inexpensive destination to accomplish this. You will hear Argentines refer to Spanish as Castellano more often than Español, which betrays the county's individuality when it comes to the language, though there is logic behind their use of Castellano. Spain has several languages. The dominant language is Castilian or Castellano, which is the primary dialect spoken in Spain, and the language of communication for all of Spanish-speaking Latin America. Spanish in Buenos Aires is Rioplatense Spanish. The Spanish of Argentina uses the verb form of voseo instead of tú. While the Spanish of Argentina is beautiful, it is slightly unusual sounding to the rest of Latin America. You might also pick up a little of the slang of Buenos Aires known as Lunfardo, and is influenced by several other languages.

There are several options for studying Spanish. You can attend one of several fine schools, study individually with a tutor, or there are social groups where people get together for the purpose of talking in each other's languages to improve their skills.

There's one Spanish School that is specialized in the language for tango and addressed at tango lovers (even when they teach anyone interested in their lessons). It is called LyCBA and also has teachers who can attend to the place where the person is staying. For more information, see: http://www.tangospanish.com


Schools provide a very rigorous schedule, typically, of intense study. Be wise, if you have spent 3 weeks in classes and find yourself getting overwhelmed, a week off will help your brain catch up. There is the occasional student who has been in classes for 6 weeks who's brain is clearly suffering from overload.

The schools would rather keep you in class, so it's up to you to pace yourself.

Academia Buenos Aires offers Spanish courses on all levels starting every Monday, year-round. The school is centrally located on Plaza de Mayo and part of the TANDEM International network of independent language schools. Recommended by major guidebooks, this school also offers specialty Spanish courses, free volunteering, free extracurricular activities and the possibility to continue classes with their sister schools in Bariloche and Montevideo.
School of Agronomy - International Studies Department
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Laboratorio de Idiomas
El Pasaje El Pasaje is a Spanish school where people from all around the world come to learn Spanish in a fun setting. The teachers are passionate about what they do and teach writing, listening, speaking and reading with enthusiasm and a sense of humor. Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, El Pasaje is a school with a fresh spirit.
Verbum Spanish school Verbum Spanish school is a people - oriented school located close to Palermo and downtown. They offer group courses and private Spanish lessons, Spanish for specific purposes (medical, literature, Business, etc.), volunteer opportunities and free social and cultural activities.
Babylon Idiomas offers a wide range of affordable and high quality Spanish courses for all levels with experienced native teachers. They also have a combination course for those who want to learn Tango and Spanish at the same time. The school is located in the trendy neighbourhood of Palermo, a really safe area of the city. New courses start every Monday.
Centro Universitario de Idiomas
Expanish Expanish Spanish School is a professional educational institute located in a beautiful building in the heart of downtown. They offer various Spanish courses (group, individual, focused), study abroad programs (Universidad de Belgrano, Universidad de Buenos Aires,Universidad Austral, Universidad Católica Argentina), Volunteer programs, TEFL courses, and Internship placements. All programs and courses are supplemented by cultural activities, skill workshops, and excursions throughout Argentina and Uruguay, as well as student support services.
VOS Buenos Aires VOS Buenos Aires offers Regular and Intensive Spanish courses, Exam preparation CELU, DELE, and Immersion programs in Argentina. Vos Buenos Aires offers a wide range of cultural activities every day of the week. The school's main attributes are the excellence of their teachers, the cultural approach, and the great atmosphere. At VOS, Spanish is learned by speaking, feeling, thinking, writing, laughing and living in Spanish.
Vamos Spanish An all-rounded and eco-friendly Spanish school offering customized group and private classes supplemented with cultural immersion workshops and activities.
Enforex This is a satellite school from Spain. There is no mention as to whether they teach Spanish of Spain or if they follow Argentine Spanish. They are located in Microcentro and have a capacity for 200 students in 20 classrooms.
Ibero This school has received attention in guide books. Their method of education is TEFL, a highly regarded method.

You can expect, given their foreign press, a higher concentration of the younger backpacker crowd and a higher turnover of students. There has also been observed a high turnover of teachers and other difficulties.

ONEonONE Argentina

This school, which offers both Spanish and English classes as well as a translation service, is known for its personalized approach to teaching by creating tailor made programmes for students. Using only qualified teachers who are all native speakers, the school also offers an activity programme and accommodation options.

Linguaschools Buenos Aires

The school is open all year round. Students can start any Monday.

AISL Offers small group lessons as well as private classes rotating teacher to expose the student to various teaching style. High quality material, loads of extracurricular activities and a helpful bilingual administrative staff. Argentine Spanish is tought, but the difference to other dialects are explained and contained in the material. Also offers various forms of accommodation.
Spanglish Exchange. Gives you the opportunity to practice what you are learning in class with native speakers.

Events take place almost nightly in bars and restaurants throughout the city.


Many very qualified teachers advertise on Craigslist, which is more known by foreigners on the Buenos Aires page than locals. Often these teachers have formal education in teaching language and prior or current experience in a school of language.

source: Wikivoyage

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