Spanish Lessons in Mendoza
Replies: 3 - Last Post: May 22, 2013 8:11 PM Last Post By: glad2be
Jan 16, 2013 6:25 PM
Spanish Lessons in MendozaBefore this forum went off-line in December, I had bookmarked several posts about Spanish schools in Mendoza, Argentina, including a good one with links to all the Spanish schools. They now appear lost. Can anybody point me as to where I can find the information again or can give me some info? I was looking at various schools and private teachers to take lessons learn Spanish there later this year from some good instructors.
Jan 16, 2013 7:04 PM
1Again Cara, if you post, try to choose the country it is related to for better attention. "Put in the name of the country where it says: "This post is mainly about..."
Yes, there was a lot of info lost here. I copied and pasted some of the better posts, especially those dealing with Argentina and Mendoza (I am an American who has been living and teaching English here in Mendoza for several years).
Here is a post from a Canadian friend of mine, also teaching English here, listing most of the schools here:
" Links to Spanish schools and instructors in Mendoza:
Intercultural (aka ArgentinaSpanish, aka Patagonia)
Greenfields (aka COINED, aka Andino, aka DonQuixote, aka Cactus, aka languagecourse.net, aka Enforex)
ECELA (Chilean chain with branch here)
Intercultural (aka ArgentinaSpanish, aka Patagonia, aka Spanishcourses)
Spanish in Mendoza Argentina (aka SIMA, aka Ana María Troncoso, new website), more personalized one-on-one or two-on-one lessons
There is also Brazilia, which specializes in Portuguese classes, Spanish instruction but also has Spanish instruction:
Basically, at the larger schools there are some good teachers, but some stinkers as well. Some of the teachers at the larger places such as ECELA (often spammed) are not teachers at all (some of them have been English students of mine). Again, I do not recommend any particular teachers as most of them are also English teachers (like me) and friends of mine.
As for recommendations, it has been my practice not to recommend any businesses. You also have to be careful about recommendations from posters, as a lot of it is spam. I have referred to the local communities of Couchsurfing, because the posters are a lot more transparent, known by those in the community, with fuller profiles and personal references for the posters themselves. Here is a thread from the Mendoza CS forum about this subject with comments and info about various schools:
As to any other info about Mendoza, feel free to pm me.
Jan 16, 2013 7:09 PM
May 22, 2013 8:11 PM
3Recently, I completed a two-week Spanish course in Mendoza with Ana Maria Troncoso. I feel that Ana is an excellent professor, and that I learned as much as I possibly could in two weeks. We (my father and I) are complete beginners, and after two weeks we can comfortably navigate many common scenarios in our ongoing travels. Ana is very patient, precise, and professional. Classes take place indoors or in the garden. We also did some fun activities like cooking classes, touring the city, and attending exchange events with other language students in Mendoza. To be clear, she is not your tour guide, but she is able to help you get your feet wet. I believe it was the perfect balance. With Ana's help, I was able to succeed in Spanish more than I thought I ever could.
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