Ecela - Bariloche, Argentina
Bariloche, situated at the foot of the Andes and the south bank of Nahuel Huapi Lake, is the outdoor tourism capital of Patagonia! The tranquil atmosphere, clean air, rustic architecture and beautiful countryside make Bariloche an ideal destination for nature lovers who prefer a cozy ambiance. Even the most experienced travelers are impressed by the beautiful mountains and lakes of Bariloche; it is a paradise for outdoor activities in summer as well as in winter. During summer you can go rafting, canyoning, climbing, and trekking. During the winter you should not miss the chance to ski in the nearby mountains, reaching heights of 2400 meters.
The city is well known for its excellent restaurants, hotels, shops and entertainment. You will also find beautiful handicrafts and delicious homemade chocolate.
Bariloche is easily reached from Buenos Aires and many other Argentinean cities as well as Chile. There are many flights from to and from Bariloche, but you can also travel there by bus if you have more time for traveling. The country is a unique destination in South America for learning Spanish, relaxing, or adventuring!
Our school is five blocks away from the city center. The school building is large and modern with six classrooms and several common areas with free Internet access and a sizable patio. The neighborhood surrounding the school is quiet and there are many shops where you can find all kinds of goods and services. Close by are restaurants and some of the region’s typical chocolate shops. The school is centrally located and within 15 minutes of all our housing options.
Our Spanish language programs are designed so that you will meet your Spanish goals in a short period of time.
Join one of our programs (start date every Monday):
- Group Lessons: 20 hours per week, 12 levels, maximum 7 students per class
- Private Lessons: 10-20 hours per week
- Group + Private: 25-30 hours per week
School will be closed on the dates below, these lessons will not be refunded or made up.
- Bariloche: 1 Jan, 2 Apr, 3 May, 25 May, 9 Jul.
Other holidays lessons will not be refunded. A conversation club will be organized instead.
- Bariloche: 24 March, 1 Apr, 21 jun, 16 Agust, 11 Oct, 8 Dec.
Year 2010: 24 March, 1 Apr, 21 jun, 16 Agust, 11 Oct, 8 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec.
HOUSING IN BARILOCHE ARGENTINA
We can organize a home stay with a local, upper-middle class Argentinean family. Of course, it is also possible to arrange your own accommodations.
LEISURE, ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL LIFE
We invite you to participate in our weekly activities: city tours, cooking lessons, film screenings at school, tango lessons, canopying, barbecues and social evening are part of the repertoire.
On the weekend we go on trips to El Bolsón, Esquel or take the famous lake cruise to Puerto Montt (Chile) to enjoy local food, festivals and the beautiful landscapes.
Spanish and Ski
Bariloche is also known as the Aspen of Argentina. The main ski resort is located at Cerro Catedral, only 19 km from the city and the biggest winter sports center in South America. There are 29 ski lifts from 1'030 m to 2'388 m in height and there are more than 100 km of slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels.
Our Spanish and Ski program includes two lift tickets per week (1 weekday and 1 weekend day) and the transportation to the slopes.
Take advantage of the opportunity to improve your Spanish and enjoy the incredible experience of skiing in Patagonia!
Spanish for Travelers
If you plan to travel across South America and would like to learn the basics of the Spanish language, then can we offer you our special two-week program. You learn the basics, vocabulary and the most important phrases in Spanish. This way, when you continue your travels through the region, you will ot have problems communicating.