Testimonials

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


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

THE SCHOOL

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. 
Schedules:
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

It took very little time for me to adjust to live in Bariloche

"I had a great time at La Montaña. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and it took very little time for me to adjust to life in Bariloche. I am very pleased with the amount I learned in BAriloche in one short month. I am thankful for the education I received as well as the friends I made. I loved the activities we did and I wish there could have been more. Thank you La Montaña!
Class was always productive as long as I was productive. Sometimes I had a hard time focusing because it was a bit early but the games, speaking activities, songs and the videos we watched were very helpful. The homework helped we a lot and I was able to see my progress. Everyone was always very motivating and helped me with Spanish. Thank you!
¡Nos vemos pronto!"
Caittlin Scott, EEUU

lunes, 6 de julio de 2015

6 half-day excursions in Bariloche you shouldn´t miss



ACTIVITY

LENGHT (h)

INDOOR

OUTDOOR
Circuito chico
3
Possible by bus
Cerro Campanario
Cerro Otto
3
Cable car+restaurant
Walk outdoor
Cerro Leones
3
Yes
Visita al reloj
½
Yes
Clock+ City tour
Isla Victoria
6
By boat
Yes
Museo de la Patagonia
1
Yes
No