martes, 24 de marzo de 2015

"I really enjoyed the class. Our teacher helped us a lot. She was very patient and understanding. She adapted the lessons to our level and overall it was a hard but worthwhile experience!"

Dave Sadler, Israel

Students testimonials

"Me gustó la escuela de La Montaña y mi profe. Sobre todo me gustó la mezcla de las lecciones de gramática, los juegos de idiomas y las conversaciones. Los materiales de clase también fueron muy útiles y fáciles de entender. Voy a recomendar esta escuela a mis amigos. Muchas gracias a todos!"

Maureen Mullarkey, EEUU

"Overall the school was great. The teacher made the class fun and was GREAT professor!! The staff were all very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend La Montaña!"

Steve Miller, EEUU

viernes, 20 de marzo de 2015

What to do in Bariloche? Visit to Cerro Campanario

Cerro Campanario viewpoint. Can’t let that go unchecked!

One of the most popular attractions in Bariloche is to take a trip to the top of Cerro Campanario, a small hill located on the outskirts of the city, on Circuito Chico. Of course, this is one of our favorites after-school activities.

It is in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, and we get easily  to base after 30 min ride by a public bus from the center of Bariloche. From the base of the hill, we have the option to take a chair lift to the top or walk up.

Having spent 45 minutes hiking up there, we arrive to the top from where we are rewarded with a 360 degree view of the area. The legend says National Geographic had selected this vista as one of the ten best in the world. 

After a day spent attending Spanish lessons, this view of the Andes and the cold and deep blue waters of sizeable Nahuel Huapi Lake are simply breath-taking, and 100% worth waiting for.

Written by Verónica Leone

jueves, 19 de marzo de 2015

What to do in Bariloche? Visit to Centro Cívico Clock

As you may know Centro Cívico is a top attraction for tourists and visitors in Bariloche. The imposing buildings made of local greenish stones  and the large wooden doors surrounding a relatively small square correspond to the facilities of the Town Hall, the Provincial Police, Tourist Information office, Sarmiento Library and and Patagonian Museum.

Among public buildings, the Town Hall stands out due to its size and beauty. Its main wing ends in a tower from where an old clock accompanies the passing of time with its chimes every half an hour.  This clock was brought from Switzerland and installed in 1940. A small window opens under the clock activating a mechanism for four wooden figures that appear and greet each other when the clock strikes 12am and 6pm. These figures represent the earliest population in the area: one native (Tehuelche/Mapuche), one pioneer (immigrants), one priest and one soldier. 

This clock has been opened for guided visits, after several years.  Now, every Tuesday and Wednesday tourists and locals can explore the gears of the clock. 

It is a perfect tour to practice Spanish after lessons and learn about Bariloche history while enjoying the views from the tower. 

Come and join us! We will visit it soon!

Written by Verónica Leone

jueves, 5 de marzo de 2015

NOW AVAILABLE at school!

6 Refugios and 4 amazing scenaries around Bariloche painted by former student and artist Amanda Tolson Valenzuela.

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