How many students will be in class?
The maximum number of students in a group class is 6, but we have an average of 3 students per group. If there are no other students at your level, the daily 4 hours of group classes will be replaced by 2 hours of private classes, without additional charge.
What level should I take?
We do not work with fixed group levels. Every week we analyze levels of all the students, to see which students match up to be in the same class. Before you arrive you will have to fill in our placement test, which will give us an initial idea of your level.
What is included in the course?
The course includes all study materials, three or four after class activities per week, free snacks and coffee and use of our computers and library.
Do the teachers speak English?
All the teachers speak English, but students are encouraged to communicate only in Spanish during the classes and after-class activities. We also have teachers who speak French, Portuguese and German.
What is the class schedule?
The group classes for both the Intensive Spanish Course and the Super Intensive Spanish Course take place from Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm. Around 10.45am, you will have a break of about 20 minutes. Students taking the Super Intensive Spanish Course will have 2 hours of private classes in the afternoon as well. The schedule for private classes is flexible.
Can I start any day?
Group courses start every Monday. In emergencies and special cases, we can arrange for you to join a group during the week.
Do I get any certificate of accomplished level?
Yes, you will get a certificate of attendance including dates and hours of Spanish lessons taken.
What is the qualification of the teachers and the accreditation of the school?
All our teachers have University Degree in Spanish and specialize in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. They are all native speakers and come from different regions of Argentina, so students can notice the difference between different accents.
La Montana and Spanish in Bariloche are accredited by AAECELE and SEA.
The schools works with and provides teacher training courses.
When do I have to arrive in Bariloche?
One day before the classes start would be enough, but most of the students arrive a couple of days in advance.
How and when do I pay?
The program fee has to be paid by the first day of class. We accept bank transfers, cash Credit card and PayPal (5% fee applies for the last two). You can pay in $US, Euros, Swiss Francs and Argentinean pesos.
Can you pick me up from the airport?
Yes, we offer airport pick-up service from the international airport of Bariloche. Every day there are many flights from Buenos Aires, and there is bus service from many cities in Argentina and Chile. The airport pick-up is included in the program prices (For courses of two weeks or more). If you give us your flight details, we will be waiting for you at the gate when your flight arrives.
Can you pick me up from the bus terminal?
As the arrival time of the buses can vary significantly, we do not offer bus terminal pick up. The most convenient option for students is to catch a taxi or bus to the center. The bus terminal is just out of town, only a 5 minute drive.
Is the school in the center of Bariloche? Yes, the school is in the heart of Bariloche, just 2 blocks from the main street.