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Instituto de Español Rayuela (Argentina)

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By robwombat

Spanish language immersion school

Name of school: 

Instituto de Español Rayuela

Dates of attendance: 

July 2011

School's city and country: 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

My Review 

I was very disappointed in this school. Having attended other schools throughout Central America and one in Buenos Aires I can honestly say that this one was my least favourite. The school is too small to adequately place each student. I was placed in a group that was doing a lot of rote grammar learning at a level I had already completed. Pointing this out to the director of the school resulted in me being told to be more patient. I had actually previously met with the director and been told I was going into a different group, but the day I started classes I was put in another. The school claims to organize social events, teach in a conversation style and personally assess and correctly place each student. None of this is true. When I finally could not take the repetitive learning anymore I wrote to the firector to ask if other options were possible. I received a very rude email in reply.

Quality of instruction 

Poor

Level of Spanish before attending 

Intermediate

Did the school accurately represent its program to you? 

No.

Were school employees helpful outside of the classroom? 

No.

What are some pros and cons of the school's location? 

The School is in San Telmo, an interesting and historic district.

Rate the quality of your home stay 

I didn't stay at a home.

What did you most like about attending this school? 

The location.

What did you most dislike about attending this school? 

The misrepresentation and lack of desire to change the situation.

Whom would this school be best suited for? 

Possibly total beginner speakers in Spanish.

Would you recommend this to a friend? 

No

Gerald Erichsen, About.com Spanish Language, says:

School website: http://www.spanish-argentina.com.ar

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