lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2015

"I learned a lot of Spanish"

"I really liked the structure and way of teaching. Good oportunnity to change levels and to have private lessons. Very good host family!

I learned a lot of Spanish...

Thank you very much."

Carol Schoenauer, Switzerland

What to wear in Bariloche

The first thing you need to consider is WHAT you will be doing when you get to Bariloche, the climate (which is very changeable, specially in spring) and how long you will stay  here.

If your plans are just getting around, enjoying the sceneries and seeing the country you travel to, you can wear casual, comfortable clothing.
No matter the time of the year, the key when travelling to Patagonia is light but warm and waterproof clothing. The wind in Patagonia is always cold and, even in summer, nights are chilly.
Comfortable shoes to walk long distances are mandatory and a good hat is always welcome. Sun-block is very important as well as checking every day for UV indications. But do not worry too much, Bariloche offers a wide range of shops and rentals where you can get mountaineering equipment.

lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2015

Spanish & Bike


Enjoy the best of Bariloche on wheels!

Take 1 week Spanish course, explore and learn about National Park on Saturday.

Pack includes:
Intensive Spanish course (Mon-Fri - 9am to 1pm + 3 afternoon activities)
Bike tour led by a guide on Saturday (9am -1pm) and explore on your own or with friends until you return the bike at 6pm.

viernes, 23 de octubre de 2015

Need to contact us during the week-end? Whatsapp us!!!

Need to contact us during the week-end? Whatsapp us!!! +5492924318230

What to do in Bariloche? November & December!

During November and December there are many things you can do after your Spanish lessons. Here you have the most important events in our city for the next months!

Fishing or "The Adventure Sports Week", running marathons or taking part in "The North Face Challenge", tasting handcrafted beer or enjoying the european-argentinian colectivities appointment...you will not have time to be bored!!

For more info click here

miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015

Licença Para Servidores Públicos

Se você quisesse usar sua Licença Para Servidores Públicos para aprender espanhol em San Carlos de Bariloche, esta é a opção correta:

  • Aulas individuais ou compartilhadas
  • 1 ou 2 estudantes
  • 20 horas por semana
  • Intensa prática oral e escrita
  • Desde: 1 semana em diante
  • Tipos de Cursos
  • Individuales
  • Compartidos
  • Grupales

*Duração conforme suas necessidades
*Atendimento Individualizado

¿Para quem é este curso?
Servidores Públicos

Níveis disponíveis para este curso:
   Principiante I
   Principiante II
   Intermédio I
   Intermédio II
   Avançado I
   Avançado II

lunes, 5 de octubre de 2015

Spanish and art for children

All young children learn through meaningful hands-on experiences—through touching, doing, and moving. And children also learn through seeing and hearing. - At La Montaña, we offer a variety of experiences to help your child develop new strengths and interests that will broaden his or her understanding of the world while learning a new language... Children prefer activities or projects that allow them to use their hands and for them we have developed Spanish and Art for children. Together with Gabriela Herrera, our Art consultant, we offer: Spanish lessons in the morning and Art sessions in the afternoon once or twice a week.

During art sessions, children will learn about colors, painting and other art techniques, they will explore the work of different artists while having fun with local children and practicing Spanish.

Minimun age: 6 years old - max: 18


2hs Spanish per day (Mon-Fri) + 1 Art lesson in the afternoon: U$275

2hs Spanish per day (Mon-Fri) + 2 Art lesson in the afternoon: U$290

If you are over 18 and you would like to take Spanish + Art for adults, please, email us.

jueves, 1 de octubre de 2015

The Spanish instruction is wonderful

"Veronica runs a fantastic program at "Spanish in Bariloche.  The Spanish instruction is wonderful but, on top of that, she and her team also do so much more! Her school is terrific and the teachers are excellent. However, the big bonus for me was that she helped us organize our trip and also helped us find a place to stay and things to do while we were there. If Veronica had not been so instrumental in helping us get organized, we probably would not have gone to Bariloche and would have missed out on amazing hikes and nature, wonderful food, excellent spanish instruction and a wonderful summer camp. 
My three boys (3, 8 and 10 years old) loved the classes and activities and learned so much and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed exploring all that Bariloche has to offer. Veronica is a sweetheart and a delight to work with and know.  I can't recommend her highly enough."

Liz Pola, San Francisco.

It is a great enthusiastic Spanish School

"I went to Veronica's Spanish School, SpanishinBariloche. In SpanishinBariloche, Veronica tries to get her students to learn in different ways. We don't just sit in a classroom going over imperfect verbs. We do fun things like taking a cooking class or a salsa lesson. My favorite was when my family and I went to La Granja (The farm). It was a wonderful experience to see what a farm in Argentina is like. It was also a great place to try argentine customs, like mate. Mate is a very strong tea that looks like spinach in a a goard. At the granja, you also get to milk cows, feed pigs, chase sheep, plant in the garden, make cheese or dulce de leche, and have a conversation with Cris and Alex (the owners of the farm) in Spanish. I love the way Veronica has taken teaching Spanish to a fun, new level."

Carter Ware, EEUU, Age 12.

"Hello, my name is Roxie and I was a student at this school "Spanish in Bariloche. It is a great enthusiastic Spanish School. My teacher was a funny, nice, active person that was always ready to play lots of games. One of my favorite things we did was the play "Hansel and Gretel". I was Gretel, the mom, the dad and the squirrel that they meet in the forest. Carter, my sister, was the witch, the rat in the forest and Hansel. Our teacher helped out setting it up and making the characters. We played it for our parents and the other teachers. It was sad to see our teacher leave on our last day because we had so much fun!"

Roxie Ware, EEUU, Age 10.

"Veronica has done a great job of working with us and meeting our varied educational needs."

Latane Ware, EEUU.

lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2015

Last family testimonial

"The combination of clsses in the morning and activities in the afternoon make for an enjoyable and intensive learning experience. The instructors are patient and kind. The learning is balanced between speaking, listening, writing and reading. The director is exceptionally helpful and accomodating. The total experience was most excellent. I can not imagine better!"
Carl Spetzler, EEUU 

"The classes and team at Las Montaña were excellent. I started with only a few survival phrases and words, by the end of the month I was able to have conversations. I now have a solid foundation in Spanish to support my travels and continued studies. Thank you to everyone at La Montaña." 
Joanna Fry, EEUU

"I loved it. It was perfect for me, a younger person. If you do not feel right, there is a bed for you to sleep on, lots of very fun activities. I started with hola and now I'm able to keep a conversation with other kids! It is an amazing place, the bus can get anoying but it is OVERALL more than AMAZING!"
Nolan Spetzler, 10 years old, EEUU

jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2015

5 Affordable take-away near La Montaña

After Spanish lessons and before cultural activities in the afternoon, we enjoy taking lunch with our students at school. La Montaña offers micro-wave, oven, fridge and other facilities so that, any student can relax and reload energy for the rest of the day. Often, our students ask where to get affordable good lunch, and therefore, we have elaborated this list with our recommendations.

  • El Boliche de Alberto -Pasta-
  • Aniceto y Catalina -Slow food-
  • Lugui -Sandwiches-
  • Las Brasas -Empanadas and roasted chicken-
  • Huang Ji Zhong -Chinese food-

lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2015

5 vegetarian restaurants near La Montaña!

Even if it seems difficult to maintain vegetarian habits in Argentina, it is not impossible!
Most of the retsaurants in Bariloche offer dishes for those who do not eat meat, but here you have a map with some vegetarian restaurants close to La Montaña school.

Enjoy a delicious and nutritive meal after your Spanish lessons!

My three boys loved the classes

“If Veronica (Director of La Montaña) had not been so instrumental in helping us get organized, we probably would not have gone to Bariloche and would have missed out on amazing hikes and nature, wonderful food, excellent spanish instruction and a wonderful summer camp.  My three boys (3, 8 and 10 years old) loved the classes and activities and learned so much and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed
exploring all that Bariloche has to offer. I can't recommend it highly enough!"

Liz Pola, San Francisco

viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2015

Student Stories... Alex and Kylah, Australia

Alex and Kylah are traveling around South America with their 9 months old son. They took classes with La Montaña and we designed for them a program that would work best for their family needs!

"My partner and I contacted La Montaña after we arrived to Bariloche to take some lessons we wanted to start mid week, take separate lessons as we were at different levels, and organise a baby sitter. "La Montaña" were very accommodating as we changed to private lessons in order to work around our son's sleeping times, etc. The classes were very good with little revision quickly worked through, good amount of homework and the private lessons were able to be tailored around our own needs with what we wanted to learn."
Alec Norman, Australia

"The teachers were great. Very good at explaining new things and going faster or slower when necessary. We really appreciated the help and flexibility to have classes that worked around Oliver's (our son) schedule! Gracias!"
Kylah Morrison, Australia

jueves, 3 de septiembre de 2015

"An incredible time at La Montaña"

"I had an incredible time in my three weeks at La Montaña. My instructors were amazing! So patient, kind and professional. I learned so much in three short weeks and feel confident to travel alone now in Spanish speaking countries.
5 star all the way!!"

Tim Holcombe, EEUU

"Stuff I can use right away every day..."

"Teachers were very patient and helpful. La Montaña school was in safe convenient location. Material was very relevant, stuff I can use right away every day. I liked the games and presentation. It was helpful to switch off teachers, so I could get used  to different accents. Also liked the options for activieties in afternoon. 
Thanks for starting my trip off right!"

Stephanie Clayton, EEUU

miércoles, 26 de agosto de 2015

5 Cervecerías near La Montaña

After your Spanish lessons, it is nice to relax and practice with fellow students while tasting a craft beer in one of the several (almost 15) local micro breweries. These have been producing micro-brewed beer in Bariloche for a long time, but specially during the last 10 years many new micro breweries run by young enthusiastic “barilochenses” have been opened.

1. Manush: Located in a small old house in Bariloche, is the place to sample the line of craft beer made in Bariloche. There are a variety of cuisine to accompany the beer.
2. Berlina: Berlina's stout (dark beer) is highly praised by the most demanding beer sommeliers. However, this privilege is also enjoyed by two other varieties: Munich and India. The three of them make up a trilogy. 
3. Antares: Antares is present in Bariloche with the branch factory marplatense Brew.
4. Konna: It is a cozy, easy going pub   poplular with the locals.
5. Bachmann: A small factory Brew. The local cuisine pizzas and snacks.

viernes, 21 de agosto de 2015

5 tips to recognize the best chocolate!

Comfort food is that food that could provide a nostalgic or sentimental feeling. Could chocolate be Bariloche's comfort food? Treat yourself after your Spanish Course at La Montaña and enjoy the best chocolate ever!! 
Take some chocolates home and bring back pleasant memories of the city and the time you spent at our school! At any chocolateria in Bariloche you can find a wide variety and they will be happy wrap your pack specially to take on board. 

Just keep in mind these tips to spot the best chocolate: 
1- It has to be dark and bright brown colour, uniform, without any kind of bubbles or cracks. 
2- Aroma, the stronger, the better. 
3- Solid touch, when it breaks, the sound should be sharp and brittle. 
4- Mouth melting has to be easy, continuous and complete. 
5- Taste. Sourness should be more predominant than bitter sensation. Sweetness must be balanced.

miércoles, 19 de agosto de 2015

5 shops to get tasty food for celiacs near La Montaña Spanish School

As you may know, argentine traditional meals mostly include wheat. If you are staying with one of our hosts families your host family will be aware about your condition beforehand. At arrival you will receive a gluten-free meal and later, you can speak with your host an elaborate together a list of extra products she will need to cook for you. We have a list of shops where you can easily find a wide variety of gluten-free both fresh and dry. Some micro-breweries and restaurants have special menu for celiacs as well. Usually foreign celiacs are surprised about the good and tasty options we have in Bariloche, sometimes more than in big towns!!

Shops offering gluten free food in Bariloche:
  1. Dietética Alsina (John O Connor 172) - Dry food 
  2. Dietética Alsina (Elordi  367) - Dry food
  3. Quinoa (Albarracín 711) - Dry food
  4. Supermercados La Anónima (Quaglia 333) - Only dry gluten-free food. They have a special stand for gluten free products
  5. Ruca Umel (Pioneros 4860) - Fresh food: bread, pasta, pastery, pizza, etc.

miércoles, 12 de agosto de 2015

Spanish programs for families

I am from Argentina but married a US citizen with very little fluency in Spanish which is why our kids (10 and 14) never spoke my language much. I sent them to La Montaña hoping they could make up for lost time. The results were amazing!

I was concerned that they would miss us (they were gone for little over a month) and be upset that we sent them to school on their summer break. Both were unfounded. The first class they had they came back so excited and said it was so much fun and the classes were catered to each of their interests and they remained engaged for the duration.

Liam came back fluent (some errors on tenses and gender of words) but fluent! He didn’t speak more than a few words when he left and placed on Spanish 3-4 honors! More importantly I can now speak to my kid in my language and he understands what I say. Almost brought tears to my eyes.

Nick (10) came back less fluent than Liam (he is less daring to say something if he isn’t sure it will be accurate) but understands when I speak and I can’t wait for him to continue learning. What he learned surprised me as well as he is a tricky learner.

Veronica went way above and beyond by organizing their stay with a great couple!  Adapting her classes so that our kids could go to ski team, helping us organize a car service for this effort, pick-up, drop-offs, things completely outside the scope of the school. She made this whole experience one that I hope to be able to repeat and would be happy to talk and highly recommend to anyone who is planning on doing this.



jueves, 6 de agosto de 2015

5 locations for indoor climbing!

Bariloche is known for being one of the most popular areas for rock climbing, which is an ideal activity when weather conditions are good. As any mountain landscape, there are some cold and rainy days along the year and sometimes it is difficult to plan outdoor activities.

These days are perfect for students that after their Spanish lessons want to practice indoor sports. Our city offers a wide range of indoor climbing centers walk-distance from La Montaña Spanish School:

- Bariloche Climbing Center (Av. Pioneros 35)

- Bloque Onas (Onas 5623)

- Club Andino Bariloche (Av. Bustillo 9500)

- La Luna Muro (Av. Bustillo 7459)

- Maquinódromo (Moreno 1052)

miércoles, 5 de agosto de 2015

A wonderful experience...

"A wonderful experience. I would recommend to anyone serious or otherwise interested in learning Spanish. The classes are small and the professors are superb. They go out of their way to make the classes interesting and fun and most of all successful in its mission."

lunes, 3 de agosto de 2015

Rock climbing in Bariloche

Both for rock climbing lovers and people who is starting in this sport, San Carlos de Bariloche offers a wide variety of places to enjoy.
From the city center where La Montaña Spanish School is located, it is possible to reach different climbing sectors just taking the local bus, with a short ride.

Climbing sectors to practice sport climbing, with full equiped routes from which you will enjoy amazing breathtaking views of the lakes we are surrounded by.

Climbing sectors close to Bariloche:

  • Piedras Blancas: Located in Cerro Otto, five minutes from the city center. Easy climbing routes for begginers!
  • Ventana: It is located about 10 km south-west road to Bolson. It is a very nice place with very good view of Lago Gutierrez, Cerro Catedral and Cerro Otto. Quick Access to the walls.
  • Frey: If you are looking for multi-pitch climbing, you should go  to Cerro Catedral , where the Refugio Frey is located. Granite spires in an uncomparable setting.
  • Villa Llanquín:  40 kilometres from Bariloche (ruta 237). A place to go with friends/family and spend the day!
  • Valle Encantado: Climate conditions are usually better than in Bariloche, what allows  outdoor climbing when it rains in the city. There are two sectors, and to reach one of them you will need to cross the river.

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viernes, 31 de julio de 2015

Thank you all very much!!

"I had a fantastic experience with La Montaña. I learned
 a lot more than I expected, and enjoyed myself thoroughly while doing so. The teachers are amazing and very helpful. Within a few days I was having conversations and understanding much of what was said to me by Spanish speaking locals. I would reccomend La Montaña to ANYone wanting to learn Spanish and explore the city of Bariloche."

Zachary Spetzler, EEUU

TIP 8: Label the objects you have around

The more you see one word the faster you will memorize it. You can get a pad of sticky notes and label common objects at home. Every time you go near a labeled item repeat that word out loud. You will never forget important words like "el baño" or “la sal” again.

jueves, 30 de julio de 2015

Mi historia en Bariloche

"Bariloche es una ciudad famosa por su glamour, su hermosura, su encanto y por su belleza. Sin embargo, yo elegí Bariloche por tres motivos principales. El primero por la comida, el segundo por el esquí y el tercero, por ser una ciudad pequeña y turística.
En todo el tiempo que pasé en Bariloche, hice muchas cosas, desde excursiones, como puerto Blest, actividades, como la noche nórdica, donde manejé cuatriciclos 4x4 y después cené fondue con vino. Hice diversos paseos con la escuela de español La Montaña, como el Cerro Campanario, la Cascada de los Duendes, el Museo de La Patagonia y otros. Además, cené en más de diez restaurantes diferentes, esquié, fui a bares, boliches y muchas otras cosas.

Pero tuve malos momentos, como una tentativa de asalto que sufrí, sin embargo, solo perdí mis gafas. Además, una botella de agua se abrió en mi mochila y mojó todo mi material y mi IPAD.

Pero olvidando estos últimos hechos ocurridos, mi tiempo en Bariloche fue maravilloso. Además, estudié mucho, hice nuevas amistades y tuve excelentes profesores, muy atentos y extremamente amables.

Mi familia en Bariloche, fue la familia más amable y la mejor familia que podría tener. Miré películas con ellos, charlé mucho, esquié con ellos y muchas otras cosas. Yo no esperaba una familia tan buena, creo que tuve mucha suerte.

Por todo eso, en síntesis, creo que mi historia en Bariloche no podría ser mejor. Voy a guardar a todos los que conocí en mi corazón para siempre y espero volver un día y reencontrarlos."

Victor Galindo, Brasil

Para saber más acerca de nuestra escuela de español en Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina, puedes entrar aquí.

miércoles, 29 de julio de 2015

Au plaisir de vous revoir!

"Je suis restée plusieurs mois à Bariloche, et j'ai pu prendre des cours une fois par semaine pendant presque 3 mois.
J'ai beaucoup apprécié l'ambiance de l'école, les rencontres avec des tas de gens de nationalité différente. Les cours sont de qualité, merci beaucoup à Veronica et Sasha, toujours disponibles et motivées.
J'ai étudié pour préparer le CELU à l'école, et je me suis présentée bien préparée le jour de l'examen.
Encore une fois merci pour tout!
Au plaisir de vous revoir."

Mélaine, France

"Me quedé unos meses en Bariloche y tomé clases en la escuela una vez por semana durante 3 meses.
Me gustó mucho el ambiente en la escuela, conocer a mucha gente de cualquier país. Estoy muy contenta de las clases, muchas gracias a Veronica y a Sasha, siempre disponibles y motivadas.
Estudié para rendir el CELU, y el día del examen estaba lista y muy bien preparada.
Otra vez, gracias por todo!
Con placer me gustaría volver a verles."

Melaine, France

martes, 28 de julio de 2015

Comer, beber y comprar...en Bariloche

Un chocolate caliente con porción de torta
9/11 USD
Una pizza grande
12/14 USD
Ciervo a la Cazadora o Goulash con Spetzle
21/24 USD
Parrillada (2 personas)
29/36 USD
Cerveza artesanal(la media pinta y pinta)
5/7 USD
1kg de chocolate 
36/45 USD
Dulces(o mermeladas) regionales
5/7 USD

lunes, 27 de julio de 2015

Traslados desde Bariloche

Precios estimados para traslados privados en auto hasta 3 pasajeros (los menores de hasta 3 años que no ocupen asiento no se deben contabilizar), con asistencia y coordinación en Aeropuerto:
  • Aeropuerto de Bariloche a Hotel céntrico: US$ 40
Servicio de traslado desde Aeropuerto Bariloche a Hotel Céntrico y hasta km 2,5 de Av.Bustillo.
  • Aeropuerto de Bariloche a Hotel hasta km 8: US$ 38
Servicio de traslado desde Aeropuerto Bariloche a Hoteles ubicados hasta km 8 de Av. Bustillo
  • Aeropuerto de Bariloche a Hotel hasta km 18: US$ 50
Servicio de traslado desde Aeropuerto Bariloche a Hoteles ubicados hasta km 18 de Av. Bustillo
  • Aeropuerto de Bariloche a Llao Llao: US$ 66
Servicio de traslado privado desde Aeropuerto Bariloche a Hotel Llao Llao y zona aledaña.
  • Aeropuerto de Bariloche a Cerro Catedral: US$ 66
Servicio de traslado desde el Aeropuerto Bariloche a Hotel en zona de la base del Cerro Catedral.
  • Aeropuerto de Bariloche a San Martín de los Andes: US$ 350
Servicio de traslado desde Aeropuerto Bariloche a hotel en San Martín de los Andes.
  • Aeropuerto de Bariloche a Villa La Angostura: US$ 155
Servicio de traslado desde Aeropuerto Bariloche a Hotel Villa La Angostura.

Precios: Julio 2015

martes, 21 de julio de 2015

La Montaña


Founded in 2002, La Montaña is the leading Spanish School in Patagonia Argentina. It is located in a quiet spot, but in the heart of the city, just one block from main bus stop, near internet cafes, restaurants and all the services you might need; next to Nahuel Huapi lake, just a few meters from the Tourist Information Office at Centro Civico, the main city square, where town hall and the most important museum in Patagonia is placed.

Students have plenty of time to communicate amongst themselves during coffee breaks, cultural or outdoor activities and often enjoy going out into the town together to practice their spanish language skills.

What you will like about La Montaña:

• Classes in a relaxed atmosphere
• Small groups (up to 6)
• Internships and volunteer work
• College/University Credits
• Modern facilities, 8 bright classrooms, lounge area, wi fi, library, backyard.
• School organizes 3 activities per week, at least. (Don´t miss Cooking lessons and potlucks!)
• Mixed nationalities and ages. Independent travelers, college students, professionals, families.
• Accredited Spanish Language School at AACELE and SEA

Me encantó La Montaña! Fue muy divertido!

"The staff made me feel very welcome at La Montaña. We played games in class that always kept class interesting. My teacher was very patient with us."

Ingrid List, EEUU

"Nuestro profesor fue muy paciente y amable. Nunca me hizo sentir mal, al contrario, sentí que soy buen estudiante. Aprendí mucho durante mi tiempo en Bariloche, más que las otras semanas en Argentina. Muchas gracias!! Me encantó mi host family!!"

Cassidy Orth-Moore, EEUU

"I enjoyed my time at La Montaña in Barikloche. The teachers were great and Bariloche is a beautiful city. My Spanish has definitely improved. Thanks to everyone at La Montaña!"

Kathryn Craney, EEUU

lunes, 20 de julio de 2015

Families in the school

"Thank you so much!¡Muchas gracias! I had a great time learning some Spanish! My teacher was very nice and I really enjoyed playing Chancho!"
Moriah Owens , 11 years old. California

"I like the idea of having cooking classes with yummy stuff. I liked my teacher a lot, I liked playing cards and speaking Spanish words."
Olivia Owens, 7 years old. California

"I had a lot of fun and learned a lot of Spanish!"
Jonan Owens, 13 years old. California

"We appreciated the flexibility and availability of being able to jump into classes right away. The classes provided everything we were looking for- lots of opportunities to practice our Spanish and improve! We have been very pleased with the experience."
Lisa Owens, 36 years old. California

"All of the instructors were very energetic and patient. They encouraged participation by all grouo members through positive reinforcement and adjusted the content on a regular basis to meet the specific needs of the class."
Mathew Owens, 41 years old. California

viernes, 17 de julio de 2015

Magnificent program and magnificent instruction...

"I'm extremely satisfied with the complete experience of learning Spanish at La Montaña and living in Bariloche. I very much appreciated the ability to take lessons from different professors from different locales, with different dialects and experiences. I believe this was very beneficial to my understanding of not only the Spanish language, but the culture and mentality. All of the professors were extremely talented and contributed greatly to my learning. All were very flexible and willing to adapt my non-standard request/program needs. Overall; magnificent program and magnificent instruction from the best professors!!"

Shane Hamacher, EEUU

jueves, 16 de julio de 2015

TIP 7: Make Spanish part of your everyday life:

Switch your computer, google preferences, cell phone and other electronics into Spanish. It might be difficult at first, but you’ll maximize your time learning new words and phrases when you are using (needing) them.

Start writing your diary or blog in Spanish... little by little you will be able to express more clearly. Ask some native Spanish speakers to help you with corrections and edition.

Do you play an instrument or sing? Learn a song in Spanish to practice pronunciation. Do not worry about the meaning of each and every word of the lyrics. If you can get the global idea, it is enough.

Do you like cooking? Subscribe to cooking websites in Spanish and learn new vocabulary as well as expressions. It will be both, fun, useful and your family/friends will be greatful!!

martes, 14 de julio de 2015

What is a Spanish lessons week like?

First day of lessons: Before arriving in Bariloche students may wonder... What is a tipical week like at La Montaña?

Students who have applied for lessons in a group will normally have a placement test online beforehand, but we might make some adjustments once we meet in person, if necessary. Monday at 9:00am is the time lessons start, but it is nice if students come around 8:45 to share a coffee and meet other students and La Montaña Team. By 10:30  we will know if any adjustments for groups levels is needed. After first day, or at any point during schooling, if students feel the group doesn’t suit expectations or if extra help is needed, Director or  teachers coordinator will take care about this. Students can always change into another group or have additional private lessons. If  group lessons have been booked and there is no suitable group, student will have 2 hrs private lessons a day with no extra cost. 
Our school runs from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Mostly, lessons in a group take place during the morning from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. We have one break during the morning, when students can meet new friends from different Spanish courses.

Private lessons take place mostly in the afternoon and evenings, however, if these schedules do not suit students timetables, we can review times. There are hours available on request on Saturday mornings, as well. We are flexible, provided that we can fulfill our commitments with all our students.
After-class activities:
2 or 3 times per week, La Montaña organizes after-school activities. These can be Cultural or outdoor, depending on the weather. List of possible choices:
  City Tour + chocolaterias
  Cooking lessons
  Trekking to Cerro Campanario
  Trekking to Cascada de Los  Duendes
  International potlucks
  Guided visit to Bariloche´s clock

lunes, 13 de julio de 2015

Nationality mix

At La Montaña Spanish School, student population varies throughout the year. We are proud to ensure an excellent mix of nationalities and the opportunity for students to make friends from all over the world! Each year students come from over 18 countries, with a well-balanced mix of students from US, Israel, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Australia, Brazil, UK,...
Moreover we have students from all ages and backgrounds: University students, professionals, people on gap-year, travelers,  families with children, couples, retired people, study abroad groups, among others.
For more details, have a look above:

I have a good base to practice with.

"I had an enjoyable month at La Montaña Spanish School in Bariloche. The teachers were fantastic and they explained how Spanish works well so now I feel as though I have a good base to practice with.

¡Muchas gracias!"
Sally McDonald, New Zealand