Program Details

Classes are between 5 and 8 people. Classes are held 6 days a week (Mon through Sat) Classes are separated in morning and afternoon sessions (9:00pm-4:00pm) A faculty member is on call to answer homework questions 24 hours a day by phone from Mon to Sat.
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Bootcamp is a super-immersion Spanish program oriented to VERY motivated students. Its sole aim is to provide its participants with basic fluency in a very short period of time--8 weeks. The course is of very high intensity and combines 6 days of class and supervision with extensive in-city drills giving the student ample opportunity to interact with the city of Buenos Aires to develop the skills learned in the classroom. The program runs between June 13 and August 6th and it is equivalent to 3 years of Spanish classroom lessons in a standard university setting.

Classes are between 5 and 8 people. Classes are held 6 days a week (Mon through Sat) Classes are separated in morning and afternoon sessions (9:00pm-4:00pm) A faculty member is on call to answer homework questions 24 hours a day by phone from Mon to Sat. Housing includes breakfast and dinner--6 days a week. Students are housed in family homes screened to expose students with the minimum amount of English possible. English speaking staff is available 24/7 to deal with any emergency. Admission to the bootcamp includes admittance to cultural activities of sister institutions.

This program is ideal for academics and very motivated students who need to learn the language effectively in a very short period of time. The bootcamp will provide its participants with a basic degree of fluency so as to permit field work, research, work with primary sources. However, people outside of academia could benefit greatly from the speed and practical approach to the use of language. The program was developed by academic philosophers working on language acquisition and with over a decade of experience in language skill acquisition and it is offered in the context of the Centro de Estudios Filosóficos y Fenoomenológicos Avanzados which holds yearly forums, lectures and workshops in areas related to professional academic philosophy such as ethics, philosophy of law and aesthetics.
Setting Description:
Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and has long been recognized as one of the leading centers for the art, culture and education in Latin America. Often referred to as the Paris of South America, the city presents an exciting constellation of communities from all over the globe including Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Wales, Romania, Korea, Cape Vert, China and Japan. This degree of diversity has created a vibrant cultural environment which is reflected in Buenos Aires architecture, cultural life, music and cuisine.

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