Argentine Culture and Language Course

The Universidad Torcuato Di Tella offers an intensive Argentine culture and language course to all students who participate in the Exchange Program. This course is designed for intermediate to advanced level Spanish speakers who would like to refine their reading, listening, and speaking skills so they achieve a full and active insertion in the Argentine academic experience and life. 

Through a wide range of communicative and cultural activities, this course will help further develop fluency and linguistic sophistication. It includes: presentation of vocabulary and syntax of the Río de la Plata region; cultural, historical and practical information about Buenos Aires and other regions in Argentina; analysis of major newspapers and current events; introduction to Argentine music and cinema, among other topics (syllabus)

The objective of this course is for students to put the grammar and vocabulary they have already studied into action. The daily class structure and activities are communicative in nature, with a few opportunities for review of key grammar concepts.

The course takes place during the three weeks prior to the start of each undergraduate semester. It meets daily from 2 to 6 pm (60 hours total). Those students who attend all three weeks of class and who complete the required assignments receive academic credit for the class on their official UTDT transcript at the end of the semester.

The price of the course is USD 250, including course materials and field trip

In order to participate, students must register in advance through their Application Form. Payment can be made by credit card and will be due 10 days before the course begins. Once payment has been processed, no refunds will be given.

February 2015: The course starts on Monday 9th and ends on Thursday 19th.

July 2015: The course starts on Monday 13th and ends on Thursday 30th.