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We have small classes starting most weeks of the year for all levels - and students tend to improve their language skills rapidly. Classes are taught using the immersion method, which is considered to be the most rapid form of language acquisition. Classes can be taken for varying number of hours per week, with 20 hours per week being the standard program, especially if you are going for more than 8 weeks. Local extracurricular activities and excursions are also an important part of the program, and conducted in the local language, as well.

Standard Spanish Program
20 hours per week. The Standard Program consists of 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday, of Spanish language study in a group setting with a maximum of 5 students per class. Because of the small class size students receive individualized attention allowing for maximum contact with both the Spanish language and the culture.Dates and Fees click here

Private Spanish Classes
20 hours per week. Get the most intensive Spanish course available with the Tutor program. Students are taught in a one-on-one setting with a private tutor for maximum immersion. This program is ideal for business professionals or anyone who has tight schedule and/or specific needs. Dates and Fees click here

Group + Tutorial Program
28 hours per week. This program combines 20 hours of the Group course with 8 hours of Tutor one-on-one instruction weekly. It is designed for those students who want maximum language learning and/or special vocabulary in Spanish. Close attention is paid to the individual student's goals and needs. Dates and Fees click here

Spanish & Tango
This Spanish & Tango program enables you to combine a Spanish course with the discovery of the world of Tango. This unique program offers exciting hands-on dance classes, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

Buenos Aires is the home of the most passionate and magical dance in the world: the Tango. You can go to a show in an elegant theater or restaurant or be lucky enough to see couples dancing tango in the streets; it is a central part of the culture of Buenos Aires.

Dare to learn the tango with talented instructors and practice at night in the city! You can combine your Spanish course with a tango course, which includes 1 private and 2 group tango lessons per week.

The program offers group and private lessons for rapid learning retention, so you can bring a little bit of Argentina back to your home country!
Semester Spanish Program

Group 20 lessons per week. This program is aimed at those students who would like to learn Spanish "once and for all". It follows the same structure as the Standard Program consists of 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday, of Spanish language study in a group setting.

The learning of the language, participating in everyday life, and the possibility of traveling around the city give the student an in-depth experience of Spanish language and culture. The Semester Program is thus the perfect solution for those who wish to dedicate from three months in order to acquire a good grounding in both the language and the culture. Also, students will get approximatly 12 academic credit from a US institution.

See the Course List and Descriptions for more details. please click here.
For general information on academic credit, please click here.

Study & Volunteer Programs
All opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects. This unique program offers exciting hands-on volunteering opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

Standard Study & Volunteer Program
This Study & Volunteer program combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group Study program followed up with a 4 week minimum volunteer placement in the community.

Volunteer placement opportunities can include the following:

Social Services
Health Care
Language Teacher (English, French and German)
Women and Men, & Elderly
Indigenous Community
Others available upon request

Study & Volunteer Plus Programs
This Study & Volunteer program combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group Study program followed up with a 12 week minimum volunteer placement in the community.

Our Volunteer Plus Program is especially suited for professionals with a stronger commitment to their field and who are interested in supporting one of our projects by working a longer period of time. Most participants have studied some Spanish before and/or have basic communication skills. Example fields of our volunteers for this program include:

Computer Programmers
Marketing Professionals
Other fields may be available upon request

For more information about these volunteer programs, contact us!

Study & Internship Program
This Study & Internship program in Buenos Aires combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group Spanish Study program followed up with a minimum 16 week Internship Work Experience placement in the community.

Internship placements available in the following fields:
-Medical Field
-Social/Legal Work
-Arts & Handicrafts
-Many others available upon request

For more details about this program contact us!

For a sample day of a program

Day - At - A - Glance

9:00 10:00 Spanish Classes
10:10 - 10:55 Spanish Classes
10:55 - 11:15 Break
11:15 12:00 Spanish Classes
12:10 - 13:00 Spanish Classes

Note: classes might be in the afternoon too from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm for Group or One and one classes or students could participate in the afternoon activities.

**Day-At-A-Glance is a sample day and will vary depending on enrollment, time of year, lodging, etc. It is designed to show content rather than precise scheduling.

NRCSA program will held an Orientation session locally. The orientation designed to provide students with important information about immigration, law of the countries, and the services offered by the school. The orientation program also helps you to acquaint to the educational and cultural atmosphere and provide an opportunity to meet other students.

First Day:
With regards to the program, all levels of the language are accepted, from complete beginner to advanced, and your exact level is determined by a placement test to make sure we put you in the right class. One of the unique things about the NRSCA program is the ability to combine the language classes with an extensive choice of culture classes. In addition to the language classes, we also include our culture and social events program in the afternoons for students to interact with other student and learn about the culture.

Levels & Course Content

Our program is divided into 6 levels of study. The first eight are concentrated on grammar, vocabulary, practical situations, and conversation. The next levels, advanced and superior, focus mainly on conversation and advanced reading and writing topics.

NOTE: Content descriptions are examples of topics covered. Discussion topics and themes vary.

- Beginner 1: (No Spanish) pronunciation, identifying people and things, present tense, family members, "ser" and "estar", interrogative pronouns, indefinite/definite articles, greetings, demonstative adjectives, present progressive tense, "hay" and "tener", days and months, possessive adjectives.

- Beginner 2: reflexive verbs and pronouns, sports and activities, future informal ("ir" + ), preferences and desires, "nunca"/"siempre", imperative tense, ordinal numbers, "tener que", "haber", and "deber", prepositions of time and place, imperfect tense.

- Intermediate 1: relative pronouns, interrogative pronouns, "para" and "por", past perfect irregulars, future imperfect, conditional tense, present subjunctive, uses of subjunctive verbs, "seguir" and "quedar", preterite perfect "estar" + gerund, irregular subjunctive verbs.

- Intermediate 2: preterite perfect subjunctive, passive voice, uses of "se", verbs with prepositions, adverbial expressions, diminutives and augmentatives, idomatic expressions, preterite imperfect subjunctive, prepositional phrases, synonyms and antonyms.

- Advanced: advanced writing, reading, and conversation. Topics vary.

Teachers use our own course book, developed by a team of our teachers, for about half of the class, while the other half of the class is devoted to special class needs and supplements, such as selected audios, videos, and current readings.

All of our teachers are native speakers with university educations and are very experienced teaching Spanish to foreigners. Most have learned a second language themselves and understand the student's perspective. They are devoted to helping students best reach their goals and to keeping the classes enjoyable and entertaining.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 16 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or have parental consent. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study program should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

For more information about academic credit in Spanish speaking countries, please click here.
For general information on academic credit, please click here.

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Cultural and Social Activities

Buenos Aires
The study center in Buenos Aires plans afternoon social activities three times per week in places that are not frequented by the average visitor, thus giving the student an "inside" look at Argentine life. These activities are offered for a small fee.

Community dinners
Sporting events such as soccer games in local parks
Theater productions.
Weekend outings and activities are organized once a week.
The Activities Coordinator can offer and advise on tango lessons, nightlife activities and culture.

The Clarin or La Nacion, a locally printed newspapers, provide daily local and world news and is also a good source for information about movies, concerts, art exhibitions, and other events of interest in the city and its surrounding towns. There is always plenty to do in Buenos Aires, day and night!

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