Spanish school in Uruguay
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Nov 2, 2012 3:55 AM Last Post By: vickyluna39
Oct 1, 2012 10:09 PM
Spanish school in UruguayHello and good day to you all.
I will be travelling South America for about a year or so in 2014, and feel like doing one of the levels of the DELE exam (Diplomas de Espanol como Lengua Extranjera) in Uruguay where I'll be spending the earlier part of winter before heading to Brazil in June for the World Cup. I figure I'd enrol in a Spanish language school there for about 3 - 4 weeks to get used to the local accent and way of speech, and of course to improve my skills before actually shelling out cash for the exam.
I'd like to ask if anyone has advice on any of the following:
- taking the DELE exam in a country away from home, where you do not have a permanent residential address
- recommended language schools, accommodation and possible costs (for a close to 2 month stay I'd prefer either staying with a host family or renting an apartment short term)
- should I pay for everything up front (locked in) or settle for shorter term commitments first (which would probably cost more in the long term)?
- How easy it is to travel and stay in Uruguay during the period of Apr - May 2014? Do I have to book in advance things like 1st night's stay, bus tickets, etc? I figure it might be high season since Brazil will be hosting the World Cup in June and half the world will descend on South America, but I'm not too sure how things go in Uruguay.
Nov 2, 2012 3:55 AM
1Hi mathslover, I inform you that I have studied Spanish at Spanish Uruguay a school with the main office in Montevideo (they have classes in different areas so you can do both visiting and learning language) and they offered me a Spanish course entitled “Type B” that it included 4 daily hour of group lessons with Native teachers from Monday to Friday.
They also offered me a great homestay close to the school (walking distance) and since they have other schools in beach resorts like Atlantida and Punta del Este( Punta is marvelous btw) I was able to move for a couple of weeks to enjoy the ocean.
In regard to your question I didn’t need to pay the course in advance, it was paid in cash upon arrival
, they only asked me a deposit of $100 to guarantee my reservation in the homestay. Of course the more you study the cheaper the price will be but since they are very flexible you can try a week or 2 and then re-negotiate a price for a long term course (I for example still study with them via Skype)
Well, if you travel to Uruguay in April and May it is consider low season because the summer is over (except for the Easter’s weekend then everything is fully booked) then since it is autumn the country is empty of tourists. Honestly I don’t know how the world cup will affect Uruguay since it will be first time it is going to happen there. I think that you are far away from Brazil so there will not be big problems, also most of the tourists will stay to hotels and you will be stay with a host family which is a different service, so no worries there.
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