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Learning spanish in South America

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1. Posted by adurnall (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


We are planning a year long trip to south america and intend to enrol in a spanish language college once we arrive. Any tips on how to select one (there are so many) and which country might be a good starting place?

Anyone had any first-hand experience?


2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

If you have any questions after reading some of these threads, let us know.


3. Posted by Myklepr82 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


Buenos Aires is a popular city when it comes to learning Spanish. Spanish in Argentina, especially in Buenos Aires is very distinvtive and unique. Many people like the Porteño castillian better than the "neutral spanish", as they call it.


They have links to spanish courses with discounts.

[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please. ]

4. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

As a spanish speaker, I found that the places where the accent was easier and the spanish was, somehow more neutral, where Colombia and Bolivia. In bolivia my friends were learning spanish and where really happy cause as well as being able to understand it, it was also way cheaper than anywhere else!!

buenos aires, as mentioned, is a tipical destination to learn spanish, but personally i would not reccomend the argentinian spanish for a first timer, it is even complicated for spanish speakers!!! and it has lots of words from the italian, so it can be confusing!

Happy learning!!

x x Miriam x x

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