Lying at the tip of South America, between the mountains and the ocean, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, providing a unique environment in which to learn Spanish. The capital of Tierra del Fuego, the province formed of an archipelago separated from the mainland by the famous Straits of Magellan; this is an area of spectacular scenery, penguin colonies and beautiful sunrises!
Most people who visit Ushuaia fall in love with the city, whose main attraction is the nature that surrounds it. As well as penguins, seals and whales make their home in the waters nearby. Due to its southerly position, Ushuaia also serves as a gateway for those wishing to visit Antarctica! Catering perfectly to travellers of all types, this is also a haven for thrill-seekers, as close to the city it is possible to ski, kayak, sail and hike, depending on the season.
Our Spanish language school in Ushuaia has 14 comfortable classrooms, an Internet room with 14 computers, plus a kitchen, used for Argentinean cookery lessons.
All the courses offered at our school in Ushuaia are total immersion courses, which means that they will be taught in Spanish from the outset. Your teacher will be a native Spanish speaker, who is fully qualified to teach Spanish as a foreign language to international students. On arrival at the school, all students except complete beginners will take a level test and our colleagues will then make sure that students are placed in the correct group with students of a similar level.
Group courses, such as the ‘Intensive’ course of 20 lessons per week and the ‘Super-Intensive’ course of 30 lessons per week will work on improving the general level of Spanish. Lessons follow a ‘communicative’ method, so there will be an emphasis on the everyday, practical usage of the language (although all aspects will be covered).
If there is something that you wish to focus on, you may like to consider adding some private lessons to your group course. Our ‘Intensive + Private Lessons’ course will allow you to combine 20 group lessons with 5 private lessons per week.
In Ushuaia we offer host family accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. Most host families live within a maximum of 25 minutes from the school by public transport. Your hosts will be native speakers and will encourage you to practice speaking Spanish with them. They will be very used to hosting students of all levels and so will be very patient with you.
Enhance your experience in Ushuaia by getting involved in the school’s activities programme! All the activities are completely optional and will vary from week to week. Please note that whilst some activities may be free, most will incur a small additional charge to cover costs. Examples of some of the exciting activities offered include traditional Argentinean barbecues, ice skating, Spanish film screenings and visits to the Museum at the End of the World.
Fly into Ushuaia (Malvinas Argentinas International Airport, USH), with many of the best routes taking you through Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile. You can either take public transport from the airport upon arrival in Ushuaia, or we can arrange an airport transfer (please note that this service will incur an additional charge).