Bariloche, in the beautiful region of Patagonia, lies at the foot of the Andes, on Lake Nahuel Huapi. Snow-capped mountains, glaciers, dense woods and crystalline lakes make this a spectacular environment in which to learn Spanish in Argentina. Nicknamed ‘Little Switzerland’, Bariloche is notable for its architecture, which is modelled on that of Alpine resorts. Bariloche is also known for its chocolate production and you can sample the products in many of the city’s wonderful cafes and bars, as well as the multitude of chocolate shops!
Our Spanish language school in Bariloche has modern premises with incredible mountain views, located in the centre of this beautiful city just a few hundred metres from the Centro Civico. As well as 10 spacious classrooms, the school’s facilities include an audiovisual room, student lounge and wireless Internet access throughout.
If you are hoping to learn Spanish in a group with students of a similar level to yourself, then an ‘Intensive’ course of 20 group lessons or a ‘Super-Intensive’ course of 30 lessons per week is ideal.
If you would like the group lessons but also need to concentrate on a specific aspect of the language then the ‘Intensive + Private Lessons’ course of 20 group and 5 private lessons is the better option for you.
We even offer a special ‘Spanish + Ski’ course in Bariloche, which consists of 16 group and 2 private lessons per week, as well as transfers and ski passes to allow you to ski at the weekends!
If you require accommodation, why not stay with one of our carefully selected host families? You can choose to stay on a bed and breakfast or half board accommodation basis. This is a fantastic option, as it will allow you to experience the Argentinean culture first-hand and will also give you plenty of opportunity to put your Spanish skills into use. All host families are native Spanish speakers and they will encourage you to practice speaking Spanish with them.
Normally, you will have your own room and will share the bathroom and general living areas with your hosts. You will not normally be permitted to use the kitchen to prepare your own meals, so the half-board option is normally more convenient for longer duration stays. There are a limited number of host families that offer students access to a private bathroom and there is normally an additional charge for this. If you do require a private bathroom, please make us aware of this at the time of booking.
Outside of lessons, your free time is your own and you are welcome to do as you please. The school does offer an activities programme, which usually includes visits to chocolate factories, walks around the lake, skiing, and trips to the cathedral amongst others. The exact activities change from week to week, but all are completely optional. Please note that activities may incur a small additional charge payable directly to the school to cover costs. Our colleagues will explain the activities programme further upon your arrival at the school.
Fly into Bariloche Airport and take public transport to your accommodation. Alternatively, we can arrange an airport transfer for an additional charge.