Our Spanish courses stand out from any other Spanish school in Buenos Aires because we combine dynamic material with a chance once a week to go out with a member of the Milhouse team members to practice your Spanish "in the real world". You will need to ask directions, buy some coffee etc, and try your best to use what you’ve learnt so far. Milhouse is fun, and our Spanish lessons are no different. You don't just learn the words, you learn to speak and communicate in Spanish with locals, neighbours, and your new Argy friends. And the best thing is that it works! Our teachers - professional, young and friendly people - teach you handy stuff during in-house lessons to later apply and practice what you’ve learnt during visits around the city to cultural and leisure venues.
This is an example of one week's language lessons that gives you a general idea on what you can expect from your stay. The longer your language course, the more in-depth and detail-oriented the lessons will get. There is an informal meeting every week where you will have an opportunity to talk with the Milhouse team about your Spanish lessons. On days when the class is conducted outside, all expenses such as coffees, drinks, food, bus/metro tickets, museum tickets and some taxi rides, will be paid in cash by the students.
Morning lesson: Greetings, countries, nationalities, jobs and occupations, the alphabet, numbers (1-20), months of the year, days of the week. Introducing yourself. Asking about personal information. Game: getting to know your classmates.
Afternoon lesson: Revision: Practising a dialogue either with different classmates or with the teacher. Food and drinks. Ordering food at a restaurant. Telling the time. Grammar of the verb 'to be'. Written exercises to consolidate all the new grammar. Role play.
Morning lesson: Introducing someone else. Dealing with money and change. Numbers 20-100. Clothes and shoes. Going shopping. Written exercises. Role play.
Afternoon lesson: Giving directions. Asking where useful places are. Role play. Prepositions and colours. How to make questions.
Morning lesson: The simple present of regular verbs. Talking about your family. Possesive adjectives. Vocabulary: Adjectives to describe physical appearance.
Afternoon lesson: Dice game to make sentences using the simple present tense (regular verbs). Having a telephone conversation (making an appointment over the phone). How to leave a message. Formal and informal forms to address another person. Making invitations. How to accept and decline an invitation. How to talk about timetables and places.
Morning lesson: Introducing irregular verbs. Written exercises. Expressing obligation. House chores. To say how often we do things. Vocabulary: Parts of the house.
Afternoon lesson: Buying tickets at the train and bus stations. Booking a hotel room. Making plans for the future. Direct and indirect object. Role play.
Morning lesson: The use of reflexive verbs. Finding out your classmate’s daily routines. Talking about the weather. Asking how someone is feeling. Parts of the body. Illnesses and medicines. Role play.
Afternoon lesson: To describe what is happening using the present continuous. Revision: Ordering food at a restaurant, going shopping, giving directions, booking a hotel room, accepting and declining an invitation, talking about someone else’s routines, expressing likes and dislikes, etc.
After class, students will get a link to flashcards with the vocabulary/structures they learnt during the lesson (this is normally much fun for students). They will also get online homework, which the teacher will supervise and correct.
The main goal is that every student can get a solid learning of Spanish and is happy not just with the classes but with the whole Buenos Aires experience. Homework will be assigned after each lesson to ensure enough practice is provided.
Teachers will not be able to reimburse or compensate a student for a missed lesson.