Spanish Teaching Methods at Expanish Spanish School in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Expanish uses a communicative approach and focuses on student-centered teaching. Programs are formulated according to the accredited Spanish curriculum model of the Cervantes Institute.
The professors use the communicative method, meaning that students are encouraged to speak and interact as much as possible in the classroom.
The teaching method we use at Expanish is called the Communicative Method, which involves learning the language via speaking and interacting.
During the classes students are presented with a variety of texts exploring Argentina’s culture, current affairs and issues that will interest students. Our professional and friendly teachers will provide the necessary support to help the students build their on their vocabulary, work on their grammar and improve their writing and speaking.
The Four Key Language Skills
Expanish Spanish classes encourage the development of the four key language skills (Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening), via different interactions such as small groups activities and interactive class discussions.
Approaching Spanish grammar through these skills is the most complete way to gain proficiency in the Spanish language. This integral approach to Spanish learning will allow students to not only learn formal and correct grammar, but also to practice the correct forms and become familiar with them through usage rather than memorization.
Complete Immersion Experience
Our strongest belief is that learning Spanish while living in a Spanish-speaking country is the best way to achieve a true understanding of and proficiency in the Spanish language. The more students fully immerse themselves into the language by practicing both their speaking and listening in real-life situations, the faster they will develop confidence in their new language skills.
We encourage our students to use Spanish as much as possible outside of class. To facilitate this, we offer:
- A program of activities every day during the week
- Occasional class excursions to locations around Buenos Aires such as traditional bars, museums and historic sights that complement class material
- Accommodation placements with Spanish speaking families or in shared accommodation with Spanish speakers
- Regular homework to ensure that students are practicing and using new grammar and vocabulary
Students will find that the the only way to maximize learning development during their time in Buenos Aires is by speaking to classmates and homestay families as much as possible as well as by reading and listening to materials of interest, such as newspapers and radio programs.
We believe that students learn better when they feel confident and comfortable, which is why we offer small group classes, with an average of about 5 to 6 students. Our small classes allow for more personalized attention from the professor in a relaxed and comfortable environment which enables students to feel confident when talking in Spanish.
We pride ourselves on recruiting only the best Spanish teachers in Buenos Aires to ensure top quality Spanish teaching. All of our teachers are not only native Spanish speakers but also dynamic, professional and passionate about teaching Spanish.
Our professors' goal is to make sure students learn the most Spanish possible in the shortest possible time, and they are willing to provide guidance and ongoing support to students, helping to build their confidence and giving constant feedback on their progress.
All of our programs are aligned with and based on the Cervantes Institute. The curriculum and teaching plans are framed by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.Our SchoolBrochure Courses Overview