A Guide to Learning Spanish in Argentina

Argentina Spanish Schools

The culture of Argentina has been heavily influenced by Europe and particularly by Spanish culture.

The capital city of Buenos Aires is also the nation’s capital of culture and is largely characterised by the prevalence of European architecture and of its population who are mostly of European descent. Some traditions and influences come from the indigenous peoples that inhabited the land before the arrival of the Spanish.

There are at least 40 different languages spoken in Argentina but the dominant one is Spanish. Others include native and immigrant languages as well as some that are at risk from dying out. The most prevalent dialect is Rioplatense or Argentine Spanish. 

Enroll at a Spanish school in Argentina if you want to combine a visit to an amazing part of the world with the improvement of your Spanish-speaking skills. Whether you want a short break to improve your language level, or looking for ideas for what to do on a gap year in Argentina, studying Spanish is highly recommended.

Spanish schools Argentina are some of the best in South America. They accommodate all levels of students – from those who can only order beer in Spanish to those who want to be better than conversational – and the school you choose will help you decide what course is best for your current ability and goals. 

There are plenty of things to do in your free time, and it is very safe to travel and also affordable. The main cities have incredible cuisine and a vibrant entertainment scene. Be sure to catch a footbal game and learn the tango. 

Language schools in Argentina offer a personal approach to acquiring Spanish through total cultural immersion. There are Spanish courses all year round and you can apply to join any time. You can book in advance for next year or register your interest now for more information. Apply early as sometimes spaces can fill up quick especially in popular locations in the country.


Top Places to Study Spanish in Argentina

You can find language schools throughout Argentina, most are located in the larger cities:


Types of Courses 

There are beginners and advanced courses avilable to join all year round including: 

  • Intensive group courses for beginners and intermediate levels
  • Private/Individual classes
  • Combo classes for example music, dance, cookery or volunteering


Combination Spanish Classes 

There is the option to combine Spanish lessons with dance, cooking or volunteering. Learning Tango is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the local culture while learning Spanish. During your Tango lessons, you will be taught basic dance steps by a highly trained and experienced Tango professor.

Through formal instruction and dance floor practice, instructors will cover traditional steps as well as the latest improvisational techniques, allowing students to choose their favourite and giving both beginner and advanced students room to grow. Classes are usually bi-lingual in order to ensure practical experience with the Spanish language, however, the teachers will likely speak English for those students who need guidance.

By booking combo Spanish and tango lessons, you will undoubtedly not only have the opportunity to improve your language skills and also gain an insider perspective on the local language and culture. Some schools also offer the chance to study and also help volunteer programs in Argentina. These can be a great way to do something rewarding.


Discounted / Free Spanish Courses in Argentina

Throughout the year there are ocassionaly special offers on course prices. Long-term discounts are available when classes are booked with more than one person. Sometimes if you book as two or three people or more you might get a 10-25% discount on the total price. Some language schools in Argentina will also give you free 1 hour Spanish language lessons if you get a friend or someone else signed up. 


Visa & Requirements

You can study in Argentina on a tourist visa which is provided on arrival and lasts 90 days, this is for most Nationalities. For longer stays you can apply for a visa extension or a student visa with your local Argentinian consulate or embassy, sometimes a letter from your language school might be required.

If you are looking to work in Argentina you will need to apply for a specific work visa. You can sign up to study Spanish in Argentina through our website, please view our featured language schools, lessons and programs below.



You can choose between:

  • Host Family
  • Shared apartment / Apartment
  • Student Residence/Family Residence
  • Private Accommodation

General cost:

  • 1 week - $210.00
  • 2 weeks - $420.00
  • 3 weeks - $630.00
  • 4 weeks - $840.00
  • Extra day - $30.00


Help / Advice

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