Living Your Spanish

Living Your Spanish, San Antonio de Areco: Hours, Address, Living Your Spanish Reviews: 5/5

Living Your Spanish
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Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We offer immersion courses with communication-oriented Spanish lessons combined with real-life activities like horse riding, playing polo, dancing tango, going shopping, ordering food and drinks, cooking local dishes, visiting the silversmiths, tasting Malbec wines, dancing salsa or folk music, doing yoga or going downtown.
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JamieAndLulu
London7 contributions
Simply the best Spanish Course and so much more.
Mar 2020 • Solo
I had a brilliant 4 days (10 hrs in total) learning Spanish with Pato.

First of all Pato is a lovely person, very welcoming, personable and lively. She immediately put me at ease and by the time I left I felt like an extended part of her family.

Secondly, Pato really knows how to teach and has excellent technical knowledge and was able to express that fluently to me in English, which really helped. She used fun and inventive ways to help learn. My favourite was studying verb endings and pronunciation in song lyrics and then singing it together. Chan Chan by Buena Vista Social Club (my choice) has never sounded so good! I just wish I could have stayed longer.

Finally, not only do you get some excellent Spanish lessons but Pato goes out of her way to accommodate you and ensure you enjoy your time in San Antonio de Areco. It was like having a personal concierge, with amazing local tips, introductions, shopping trips and organising tennis and horse riding lessons for me at a very reasonable rate.

Don’t hesitate to choose Pato if you are looking for a fully immersive way to learn Spanish. I enjoyed my time so much in San Antonio de Areco and that was largely thanks to Pato.

Thanks again Pato, I’ve made a new friend and learnt Spanish at the same time.

Jamie x
Written April 3, 2020
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Hi Jamie, thank you so much for your comment! It was my pleasure to teach you Spanish. You ve been a hard-working student, especially at learning Verbs!! Regular verbs!! Im looking forward to meeting up with you and Lulu soon, back in San Antonio de Areco!!! You are always welcome, my friend! Pato
Written April 4, 2020
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Irina
10 contributions
Exceedingly enjoyable lessons, tailored learning goals, fantastic teacher
Dec 2019
During my three weeks in San Antonio de Areco I followed daily Spanish classes on week days with Patricia. She is an exceptional teacher. Always happy, well prepared and organised. She’s very funny and speaks English very well (the best I have encountered in Argentina), which all made being her student super easy and fun. She listens to what your preferences are and what you want to achieve and makes your schedule accordingly, but to be honest most of the time she knew what I wanted before I did.

The Spanish lessons truly come to live, which almost makes it feel like you’re not learning. Rather experiencing, even though you are learning a great deal during the experience. Since I was training horses and playing polo everyday I didn’t get to do so many of the other options Patricia offers. If not, I probably would’ve done all of them. We did go shopping, went out for lunch, to a silver smith and to the museum of Gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes (writer of Don Segundo Sombra). Great ways to experience Argentinian culture.

Patricia really goes above and beyond, trying to make your stay the best as it can be for you personally. I always looked forward to going to her lessons and wish I could’ve stayed longer to learn more from her. Hopefully, we’ll be able to continue online, or maybe someday in real life again.

Thank you for everything, Patricia, you’re a star.
Written February 11, 2020
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RM from NC,USA
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"Living Your Spanish" classes in San Antonio de Areco
Oct 2019
I recently visited Argentina, and while there, I wanted to spend time in wonderful San Antonio de Areco to study Spanish and to attend the "Day of Traditions Parade." Patricia, a most enthusiastic person, responded promptly. She offered excellent information about "Living Your Spanish" classes, art and bridge classes offered in the town, and the significance and logistics of the parade. She is a great resource of information because she knows everyone in town and everything about the town, including the history of the gauchos.

I was able to join a group who were studying with her. We had a wonderful time studying Spanish both in class and also out and about in town. She introduced us to local restaurants and to local shop owners, such as the mate shop owner and a local silversmith. She arranged a fun-packed private tango lesson for us. She also arranged for us to go to a local farm for horseback riding daily and also for a "farm day" at that farm where we had an asado (barbeque), folk-dancing, music, and a horsemanship skill exhibit. After the group lesson ended, I continued with some private lessons with her.

It was a truly great time for learning and for fun!
Written November 24, 2019
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DRJStAlbans
Cambridge, UK111 contributions
Excellent, excellent, excellent
Nov 2019
I have chosen to write this in English so that everybody in the English speaking world can read it.

My wife and I have just left San Antonio de Areco after having (separate) Spanish classes with Patricia every day. We have been to several Spanish schools, all of which were good, but for both of us this was by far the best experience.

Patricia is such a fun person and dedicated to her work. Her classes were lively, interesting, well thought through and immensely rewarding. On top of this she arranged everything to make our stay enjoyable: tennis, yoga, painting, horse riding...even golf was on offer and I didn't have enough time to play!

And the town itself is definitely worth a special mention. It's a lovely friendly place with so much to do, no traffic, great bars, plenty of good restaurants, three lovely squares, a river, I could go on. In hindsight we wish we had spent much more time in this lovely place than in Buenos Aires....we will know for next time.

Patricia, you are a lovely lady, a great teacher and we hope, a friend for life. Thank you again for making it so perfect. We promise to keep singing in Spanish!
David and Joanne
Written November 21, 2019
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Reinhard
2 contributions
Great spanish lessons
Feb 2019 • Solo
Hi Patricia, how are you? I write in English. Spanish is my language for 24 hours a day now, but still it takes quite some time to write a Spanish message. And since my destinations appear to be a bit exotic, I have to spend quite some time in Spanish conversations to organize my travels 😅 But be assured, I take profit from my private lessons and your teaching very much and I am glad that I could follow them! They helped me a lot to get started with having real conversations. And learning spanish by rehearsing songs and practicing songs for karaoke works just great and is a lot of fun. Say hello to Martin, i enjoyed the horseriding as well! IT was a perfect week in san Antonio de Areco!
Have a good life and a lot of nice students,
regards Reinhard
Written February 8, 2019
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Reinhard, thanks a million!! It was our pleasure to help you with your Spanish conversation and riding!!! Cheers!
Written February 25, 2019
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Rosa
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Spanish Classes with Pato!
Jan 2019 • Friends
I had a wonderful week of Spanish classes with Patricia during my recent stay in San Antonio d'Areco. Even though it was only a week-long course Pato went above and beyond and designed it specifically for my needs and intermediate level by testing me beforehand and thoroughly planning the course ahead of time. In addition to a review of grammar and some readings and discussions, Pato gave me a taste of Argentine music and culture by basing part of each lesson on a song wherein we analyzed the vocabulary, the emotions expressed and sang along. What better way to brush up on my Spanish? I highly recommend Patricia--she makes learning fun and is an enthusiastic and organized teacher.
Written January 30, 2019
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Miller N
1 contribution
The best language school in Argentina!
Jul 2018 • Solo
Patricia is a wonderful teacher! She takes great care to make the challenging process of a learning a language fun, engaging and useful. Her immersive teaching excursions are the best way to learn the fundamentals of Spanish, and her classroom lessons are lively and thorough. I really can't recommend her enough, no matter where you are in your language abilities!
Written July 29, 2018
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Matt P
Cardiff, UK9 contributions
Living Spanish in San Antonio de Areco
Jun 2018
Really enjoyed a day of living Spanish lessons . We had a 4 hours of lessons with Pato who then sent us out into the town with some practical tests to use the language taught in restaurants and bars around her beautiful town. Pato was a good teacher with great enthusiasm and we really enjoyed the short time we spent with her . Next time it will be longer .Would highly recommend !
Written July 10, 2018
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seb.ch
Buenos Aires, Argentina24 contributions
Excellent immersion
Aug 2017 • Solo
I spent a great immersion week end with Patricia. She uses a combination of excellent and fun teaching techniques and is both fun and adorable. The riding with Martin the gaucho made the whole experience unique. I will definitively return.
Written September 2, 2017
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