I would like to improve my spanish. First I thought of going to Guatemala cause it is so cheap, but I think I would like a more western country. I have been in most of SA before and also Guatemala...I never visited Rosario though, and I heard so much good stuff about it. Anyone know any spanish schools/programs situated in Rosario other than the 3 you can find online? I would like to be able to take som history classes as well or photography or whatever...A good hostel? Anything?
Or a good idea for me?
There is indeed a spanish school in Rosario; if you search the forum for 'rosario', the relevant thread should appear. The best option in Argentina is the language laboratory of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, however; they work exclusively with qualified personnel, try this link.
But in general, I'd recommend other countries than Argentina to improve your spanish, depending on how much earlier experience you have. The Argentinian variety is pretty non-standard, whereas taking classes in Ecuador, for instance, will result in a more neutral pronunciation. It's cheaper than Argentina, too
Thanks for your post.
If you're interested in getting a feel of studding a bit in Argentina my best recommendation is that if you're really interested in going to Rosario in stead of Buenos Aires, you go directly to the University of Rosario.
In Argentina public education is the best, unlike other countries. You should email them and ask for Spanish for foreigners courses on Extension universitaria.
There you will also have the opportunity of studding history or whatever else interests you...
On the other hand, if you're coming to Buenos Aires I have several contacts of great Spanish teachers as well as history majors who would be interested in teaching you about the argentine history...
Let me know your thoughts, warm regards from BA, Bob Frassinetti
If you're interested in taking spanish clases,the best option you have is Buenos Aires. Here you may find really good options at University of Buenos Aires, where you can choose the courses you want to assist to.
On the other hand, you may also find short courses where you can learn the history of Argentina, tango, how to make same typical meals and lots of different things.
As you know Argentina is realy cheap, due to the competitive currency peg.
You may also travel and see wolderful places where you can do a lot of outdoor activities and learn new sports.
If you are planning to stay for some months you can go to a hostel, a student's residence, rent an aparment with somebody else or live with a hosted family.
Argentine people are very friedly.
I have a lot of contacts that can be useful for you.
Buenos Aires is full of fun and we would be glad to have you around!