ICANA - Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano

Sede Centro:
Maipú 672, Capital Federal  -  Ver en mapa
tel (54 11) 5382-1500

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3 de Febrero 821, Capital Federal  -  Ver en mapa
tel (54 11) 4576-5970

  Programas de Estudio


Este es la sección de Programas de Estudio para alumnos de ICANA.


 


ICANA Programas de Estudio
Spanish Program
/ Julio 2010 / spanish@icana.org.ar/ Learning Spanish as a Foreign Language Program
The aim of this program is to offer speakers of other languages the opportunity to learn the language spoken in Argentina through exposure to its history and culture.

Buenos Aires... In this vast, diverse, ever-changing city, wonderful things happen in the unlikeliest of places and often for no apparent reason. All the visitor really needs is a sense of curiosity and a willingness to join in...[brochure]

por spanish@icana.org.ar
 

Program

The language module

This program has been developed for students who wish to learn the Spanish spoken in Argentina, its history, society and culture. The course fosters the acquisition of Spanish in order to fulfill the needs of students to interact with different purposes: tourism, studies, and business, among others. The educational resources have been selected and designed in order to develop students' grammar, vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension as well as their speaking fluency and writing abilities. Students are divided into three levels: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. Classes are taught in groups or individually from Mondays to Fridays. Schedules are set according to students' needs.

The cultural module

Seeks to develop students' Spanish competence through their exposure to the Argentinean culture. Students approach Argentinean customs and traditions through the analysis of texts and images as well as presentations made by renowned Argentineans. These theoretical/practical classes are articulated with guided tours to different museums and institutions that will lead to the completion of the learning process. The places to visit are chosen on the basis of students' profiles, interests and their linguistic needs.

Extracurricular activities

The following activities can be organized upon request outside the program schedule on an additional fee:

Polo lessons
Soccer experience
Traditional shows
Argentinean cuisine.


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Spanish Tips

Useful words and phrases

Hello! ¡Hola!
How are you? ¿Cómo le va? or ¿Cómo te va?
Please Por favor
Thanks Gracias
You're welcome De nada
Sorry Perdón
Do you speak English? ¿Habla inglés?
I don't speak Spanish No hablo castellano
Speak more slowly, please Hable más despacio, por favor
I need a doctor/policeman Necesito un médico/policía
Where are you from? ¿De dónde sos?

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Telephones

All phone numbers within BA begin with 3, 4, 5 or 6 and consist of 8 digits. To call a cellphone, 15 must be diales before the eight-digit number. From overseas, dial the international access code followed by 54 11 and the eight-digit number..

Useful numbers
Directory information 110
International operator 000
Fire 100 or 4383 2222
Police
101 or 4370 5911
Comisaría del turista (to report a crime)
0800 999 5000
Hospital Británico 4309 6400
HIV/AIDS helpline
0800 333 4444

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Getting Around

Buses
City buses are known as "colectivos". There are 140 bus lines. The service is very frequent -you will rarely have to wait more than five minutes during the day and companies are required to provide all-night service, with at least one bus every half hour. The standard fare is 1.10, 1.20 or 1.25 "pesos" for journeys within Ciudad de Buenos Aires, paid directly into the machine. Simply say "Uno con diez or uno con veinte or uno con veinticinco, por favor". Bills are not accepted. For complaints or information call toll-free 0800 333 0300.
Trains
Trains connecting the northern suburbs with the city center are more modern - and safer - than those of the sourthern lines. Constitución (General Hornos 11) is the main station for services going south; Retiro (Ramos Mejía 1508) is the main station for northbound trains.
Taxis
Taxis in Buenos Aires are cheap and plentiful. It´s best to restrict yourself to a radio cab or a remise (a licensed mini cab). You are not expected to tip and should receive change even if it amounts to 10 centavos.

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