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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

Spanish Group/Tutor Combo 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

Intensive Spanish Group
30 hours per week. The Intensive Program consists of 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday, of Spanish language study in a group setting with a maximum of 5 students per class.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

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 approximalty 12 academis 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.

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

Dance is a fundamental part of Hispanic culture in general. With a large and well-equipped dance studio, our center in Cordoba is ideally placed to offer programs of Spanish combined with Salsa or Tango.

This program includes 8 Salsa lessons and offers you Tango shows as well as the opportunity to dance at popular “milongas” and tango bars during the 8 Tango lessons per week which include dance, theory, and show.

For a sample day

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 programs 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


The Cordoba study center offers a wide range of activities for students to participate in. These activities are offered for a small fee.

    • Tango and Argentine
    • Folk dance
    • Argentine cooking classes
    • Guided Tour around Historical Center (colonial patrimony, religious and local architecture)
    • History Way : Royal Way to Alto Peru ("estancias", villages, gaucho posts, churches)
    • Trek the path of the High Peaks of the Volcanoes and the Tunnels
    • Quebrada de los Condoritos National Park.
    • Climbing Cerro Champaqui, 2800 metres high.
    •Riding horses in the wilderness, Argentine "asados" (barbecue), trekking, parapente (parachute), fishing, photographic safaris, 4x4 vehicles excursions, mountain bike,etc.

Program Overview (PDF)
Group 20 Program
Group/Tutor Combo Program

Admissions & Academic Credit

Cultural and Social Activities


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