Six Levels of Spanish
Six levels of Spanish are offered, each covering specific grammar points useful to help the student use what is needed to communicate in Spanish. We train the student to use the language in an everyday atmosphere and to practice it in everyday life. Courses are focused on communication and full immersion as the first window to the world…
Check your Spanish Level by completing the Spanish Test on line. Practice your Spanish in class and in the extra activities. Once the Fluent Spanish Level is completed, Hispan Aires offers Special Spanish Programs in Literature, History and Culture, Economy, Medicine, Spanish Composition and Politics. Spanish classes are organized for you to get an excellent Spanish Level, giving you the possibility to live the best experience in Buenos Aires.
Hispan Aires Spanish Levels
Learn basic Spanish to start communicating and getting basic ideas as the Spanish Course goes on. Spanish courses in all levels are focused on communication and grammar. Just from the start you will be able to practice Spanish everywhere. The school staff will also help you to practice the language. Some items are - greetings, numbers, days of the week, the present tense and the gerund.
During your stay in Buenos Aires you will have the opportunity to practice your Spanish in our cultural and social activities as well as in the school having conversations with other students and staff.
In this Spanish level, you can practice what you have already learnt in the Beginners I course. Learn new vocabulary and practice the language with school staff and teachers. Grammar items are for example: past tense - useful expressions to ask for things - prepositions - direct and indirect object.
After the Beginner I course the student feels more confident about the language so as to continue learning. In this level it is expected the student uses present tenses in the correct way to have, at the end of the level, an introduction to past tenses and be able to use time phrases denoting the preterit tense in the right way. The use of direct and indirect object is also very important in this Spanish level since it is essential to have a clear idea of the use of these structures.
INTERMEDIATE I AND II
Intermediate I is a key level as regards communication and grammar. The student strengthens already learnt grammar points in beginner levels. From Intermediate 1 onwards the student is expected to make himself understand only in Spanish while improving day after day. Difference in Spanish past tenses is essential at Intermediate levels. Transitive and intransitive constructions, Subjunctive Mood, comparatives and superlatives, orders, etc. are some of the grammar items included.
In Intermediate 2 the student’s skills to retell and make full Spanish descriptions acquire more accuracy and he feels that the effort of an Intermediate 2 student towards being fluent is worthy to write full compositions and manage the language freely. Some grammar items - Conditional sentences, passive voice, narrative structures, time correlation, etc.
At this point, you will fall in love with the Spanish Language. From now on you will feel that in each Spanish Lesson you have learnt a lot of grammar so as to communicate with others, express opinions, tell stories, etc. All Spanish Courses are focused on communication and practice. So start practicing now!
ADVANCED AND FLUENT
Advanced students have the possibility to strengthen specific items as the Spanish classes need arise. Communication in the advanced level is fluent and a wide range of Spanish contents are studied, and at the same time they acquire more important vocabulary of the language.
The fluent level of Spanish is a great challenge for the student to put into practice all he has learnt in the advanced level plus the possibility to participate in open debates in the class proposed by the teacher and the students.
Get completely ready to practice Spanish and feel immersed in our culture. Prepare yourself to attend Special Programs on Literature, History and Culture, Medicine, Politics, Economy and Human Resources.
DELE INTERNATIONAL EXAM
Preparation for DELE at our Spanish School. Complete Hispan Aires test on line to know how much Spanish you already know! Focus your Spanish to DELE exam and practice all necessary points for DELE.
Tutorial Spanish Lessons
Spanish Tutorial Lessons are free and they are planned for students who need some help to revise certain points on Spanish. Ask for tutorial lessons for free.
Our free services during the Spanish Course
- ● Free Welcome Lunch every Monday
- ● Free Internet and wireless connection
- ● Conversation Club every Wednesday. All in Spanish!
- ● Coffee breaks that help you meet other students and practice your Spanish
- ● Activities in the school. Practice Spanish with teachers and staff.
- ● Free material for Spanish Lessons
- ● City tours around Buenos Aires.
- ● Spanish Certificate for all levels attended
- ● Buenos Aires Transport Guide for free
All our Spanish lessons are planned for the student to learn and practice the Spanish language in the most dynamic way. Four hours of Spanish per day are enough to cover all the contents of each level with a great variety of activities in all periods of class. Your teacher will help you with your doubts about homework. Then, you will be able to ask for extra explanations about specific doubts about grammar or any other topic. As the class goes on, you will learn specific grammar items and you will also practice the grammar in conversations, complementary exercises, which can be oral or written. In all levels audible material is included; Spanish tapes, conversations, radio programs, songs, etc. This will help you develop a better listening comprehension.
We have a video room, so your teacher will choose the appropriate movie for you to practice listening comprehension and then to have the possibility to discuss the most important topics in class with your teacher and classmates.
In order to practice the Spanish language and learn more and more, we also have board games for each specific Spanish level. We do believe that playing games is another important tool to learn Spanish and have fun in class, that is why we generally dedicate the last class period to practice Spanish by using board games or doing other activities that make you think, converse and build phrases in the correct way.
Practice Spanish in all possible ways
- ● Spanish Grammar
- ● Oral production
- ● Spanish Homework Revision
- ● Conversation only in Spanish
- ● Written Production
- ● Reading and comprehension
Our staff and teachers
All our staff will help you practice the Spanish Language in and outside the school. Teachers are always willing to help in extra activities around Buenos Aires for you to enjoy the Spanish Course in our Spanish School. Teachers are all University qualified and they have achieved experience in teaching Spanish to foreigners. From Hispan Aires you will always receive a personalized attention. All your enquiries are very important for us.
Immersion in Buenos Aires
- ● Located at an excellent location
- ● Close to commercial areas
- ● Smoking and non-smoking areas
- ● Toilets for women and men
- ● Two Subway Lines very close to the School
- ● Balconies facing both streets
Living in Buenos Aires for some time and studying Spanish will help you feel completely immersed in the Argentine Culture. All our activities will help you practice the language all along the Spanish Program. Buenos Aires is a big city and there are many interesting and varied places and activities to do. See our Cultural Activities section for more information about activities and weekend trips.
Spanish Classes: Slang language (Lunfardo)
Lunfardo is the jargon originally used by the people who belonged to low social classes, normally in the city of Buenos Aires and its surroundings. It was made known by the rest of social classes and the rest of the country.
Another important aspect is the use of such words consciously. We know the word mujer (woman) exits, but sometimes we choose to use the word “mina” instead. Or it is also the case of the word dinero, we occasionally prefer to use the word “guita”. It is important to mention that tango and lunfardo were born during the same period and in the same place.
Along the years, lunfardo has been acquired by all social classes after the diffusion tango lyrics, theatre and certain popular journalism have provided to it.
Some interesting examples to learn!
- Dopado = drogado (Drugged)
- Guita = dinero (Money)
- Malevo = peleador (Fighter)
- Abrir cancha: Despejar el sitio de una contienda (Open the way)
- Achuchado: Asustado (Afraid)
- Afano: Robo (Theft)
- Amurado: Abandonado(Abandoned)
- Apoliyar: Dormir (To sleep)
- De arriba: Gratuitamente (For free)
- Avivado: despabilado, desvergonzado (Shameless)
- Bacán: Bien de plata (Good economic position)
- Bagayo: Mujer desgarbada (Woman lacking poise and presence)
- Baile: Desorden (Mess)
- Balurdo: Mentira, embrollo (A lie)
- Bife: Cachetada a mano abierta (Slap with an open hand)
- Bolacero: Mentiroso (Liar)
- Bondi: Ómnibus (Bus)
- Borrarse: Irse (To leave)
- Borrego: Muchacho (Young boy)
- Camorra: pelea, riña (A fight)
- Caripela: Cara (Face)
- Chiflado: Loco (Crazy)
- Dandy: Correctos y buenos mozos (Handsome guy)
- Empilchado: Vestido (Dressed up)
- Encurdarse: Embriagarse(To get drunk)
- Escracho: Mujer fea (Ugly woman)
- Feca: Café (Coffee)
- Gambas: Piernas (Legs)
- Jovato. Viejo (Old person)
- Laburar: Trabajar (To work)
- Milonga: Cabaret, baile, festín (Dancing room, party)
- Morfar: Comer (To eat)
- Muzarela: Silencio (Silence)
- Naso: Nariz (Nose)
- Opa: Idiota (Idiot)
- Otario: Tonto, cándido (Silly guy)
- Palmar: Morir (To die)
- Pebeta: Muchacha (Young woman)
- Pebete: Niño (Young guy)
- Rajar: Huir (To run away)
- Rati: Policía de investigaciones (A policeman)
- Susheta: Elegante (Elegant)
- Tarado: Idiota (Idiot)
- Yeta: Influjo maléfico, suerte adversa (Bad luck)
- Yuta: Personal policíaco (The police)
- Zafar: Escapar, librarse (To get rid of)