viernes, 15 de mayo de 2009

Planning to come skiing and have Spanish lessons in Bariloche?

If you are planning to come skiing and have Spanish lessons, here you are some pics of Cerro Catedral Ski Resort first snow 2009.
Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina.

Spanish Learning programs for families at Spanish in Bariloche.

If you and your family are planning an interesting trip toghether, including Spanish lessons, here you can read the opinion from a former Spanish student that came with her husband and daughters last June and attended lessons until las February. She acted as a reference for a prospective Spanish student that was interested in a Family Spanish program, and this is part of what Ann wrote:

'...As Veronica mentioned, my whole family has attended her language school since we arrived in Bariloche in June. My girls (10 and 12) have been going since we arrived. At first they were together, but more recently separate since my older girl's spanish has improved a lot. The classes incorporate games, conversation, drawing, stories, so they are a lot of fun. My husband was an utter beginner, and he is now more of an intermediate. For him, the school offered a step-by-step program, going through all the grammar and providing lots of opportunity for conversation. I am an advanced student, and so there really isn't a program for me. Instead I've gone intermittently for conversation and review. We've read some literature, and I've done some writing, which gets corrected. Even my Mom (79) attended for a few days while she was visiting. We've obviously been very pleased with the school. All the teachers are youthful, energetic, and welcoming. Veronica goes out of her way to be helpful. She's extremely flexible in terms of arranging times for classes and accommodating our sometimes complicated schedules. She also will set up extracurricular activities and help with any emergencies or issues that arise. We've had a few!...'
Thank you, Ann! I really enjoyed the time you spent with us!

martes, 12 de mayo de 2009

After School activities for students of Spanish in Bariloche. Horsbackriding to Cerro Catedral through Camino Viejo/Balcon del Gutierrez

Balcon del Gutierrez, also called Camino Viejo, is the old trail to get to the Catedral ski resort. Students of Spanish in Bariloche enjoy this activity all year round. This old trail was built in the 40' starting in the head of the Lake Gutierrez crowned by the old Hosteria Los Coihues. It still remains as a rough road for trekking or biking, cars are not allowed to use it. In this area you can enjoy the Native fauna and flora of the National Park Nahuel Huapi during the four seasons. Nowadays, a modern paviment road connects Bariloche town centre with Cerro Catedral in 20 minutes by car.
Walking from Villa Los Coihues, you get up to the base of the Ski Resort in about 2 hs simply; if horsback riding, 1 1/2 hour, more or less. We strongly reccommend this activity.

martes, 5 de mayo de 2009

Playing games outdoors with Spanish in Bariloche

Me gusto el juego con los bloques, porque es bueno para aprender palabras y para la estructura de una frase. El ultimo juego era el mas dificl, porque la profesora leia muy rapido y yo no entendia todas las palabras... "claro"! El jueco con los X y los O (ta-te-ti) me gusto tambien. Fue una buena practica!

Students playing games outdoors.