Argentine Culture and Language Course

This four-week-course is offered the month before the official start of UTDT’s undergraduate semesters in February and July. It meets 5 days per week, 60 hours total. Through a wide range of communicative and cultural activities, this course focuses on acquiring and developing fluency and linguistic sophistication. It includes the 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. Lectures are complemented by cultural visits, cooking classes, and other engaging learning activities.

Students must take an online written placement test in order to determine their initial level of Spanish. The grade obtained in this course will be included in the student´s official transcript.

Three levels are available, each with up to 16 students. Depending on the number of students enrolled, two or three levels may open in each edition. If less than three levels are opened, the course contents will be slightly modified to accommodate the Spanish level of those enrolled.

Students interested in taking this course must indicate it on their exchange student application or contact exchange@utdt.edu.

The course price is USD 380 and includes all course materials and cultural activities.

February 3 to 27, 2020

July 6 to 30, 2020 (due to the current situation, the July session will be offered in a virtual modality)

 

My professor was absolutely amazing. She taught us the specifics of Buenos Aires castellano, including the more colloquial words and phrases which were so helpful in everyday life. We reviewed a lot of grammar points in class but also learned a ton about the culture. Our professors took us on cultural excursions to places like Teatro Colón, Parque de la Memoria, and we even went on a walking tour of the city center! All very unique experiences. I am so glad I elected to enroll in this course because it not only allowed for me to spend more time in this beautiful country but I learned so much in just that first month and was able to adjust and adapt into the culture much quicker. I would recommend it to everyone planning to study abroad in Buenos Aires!

Courtney Arlington - Hartwick College, Estados Unidos

The intensive Spanish course which is offered by UTDT in the beginning of the semester really helped me to settle in and feel comfortable in this huge city. Although it is a language course, its focus also lies heavily on the do’s and don’ts of life in Buenos Aires, how to get around, and, of course, everything you need to know about the university. What I remember most about the first three weeks of my semester is the number of people that I met during this time, which for the most part stayed very close friends during the rest of my stay in Argentina. I would definitely do it again!

Gustaf Heintz - M.Sc. student, Law and Economics, Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland