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Last week, our students of our school in Buenos Aires, went to visit the exposition ‘Les Visitants’  in the CCK.

This prestigeous exposition presents a variety of selected artworks by Guillermo Kuitca of the Fondation Cartier  like the contemporary artworks of David Lynch, Patti Smith, Nobuyoshi Araki, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Adriana Varejão y Tony Oursler.

We sat in ‘David’s Living Room Revisited’.  inspired by the drawnings of David Lunch.  

The history of that room started in 2007 when David Lynch imagined this space inspired by his own paintings and drawning ‘The Air is on Fire’.

In this room you can listen to the voice of Patti Smith reading a text written by David Lynch.


We walked through the Mirror Maze (Dead Eyes Live).

This artwork was created in 2003 by Tony Oursler, an American multimedia and installation artist.

A room full of eyes closing and opening. He began developing the Eyes series in 1996.


We also could admire a gallery of photos of various artists.

It was an intruiging and full of suprises visit.

Linguaschools Cusco offers the unique opportunity to study and learn the Spanish language while immersed in Latin American culture. Our experienced teachers utilize the most innovative pedagogic and emphasize interactive way to study Spanish, a proven methodology for foreign language learning.

Our Spanish language school in Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the legendary Inca Empire in Peru is very conveniently located. From group classes to individual lessons, from the rain forest to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Linguaschools offers you the flexibility to study how and where YOU want. We understand that life is more than sitting in a classroom, so we have worked hard to offer you a plethora of choices to allow you to make the most of your time in South America. Our school also offers additional free cultural classes, such as Salsa and Tango lessons, traditional music instruction, and cooking tutorials. These complementary courses make our school in Cusco a distinct educational destination in South America.

Cusco is very well connected and you can travel safely to the most important places of the ancient Inca Empire with ease: Puno and Lake Titicaca, the Peruvian Amazon, the beautiful colonial city of Arequipa, elegant Lima and the impressive “Lost City of the Incas”, the ruins of Machu Picchu. Within a few blocks of the Central Plaza, Cusco remains very much a city of indigenous people and the markets are filled with bright colors and local products

Breathtaking views of the Andes greet you from the school’s doorstep. The school is only one block away from the main square, the Plaza de Armas, in an independent building with offices, multimedia classrooms, an internet café, a small kitchen, a leisure space and a lovely sunny terrace. The building also incorporates the Student Residence.The school is located in stunning Cusco, the former capital of the legendary Inca Empire, close to the world famous lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Our Spanish programs in Peru run in two locations: start with your Spanish lessons in the city of Cusco, and continue in the Spanish in Sacred Valley of the Incas or in the Amazon rainforest of Tambopata. The Inca civilization lectures are field trips and videos that enable you to learn more about this incredible civilization. You can study the origins of the Peruvian culture and the development they achieved in areas such as agriculture, medicine, ceramics and architecture. The highlight of this course is, undoubtedly, the ceremony offered by an Andean priest (shaman), at the famous Inca Ruins of Sacsahuaman, close to school. This is a homage to the earth and all natural elements that co-exist with the earth.



At Linguaschools, we are like a big family. Our students tend to spend a significant period of time with us – from a few weeks up to a few months – and so our staff gets to know the students well and the students get to know the staff well. In addition, the students become very close with one another. They spend every day studying Spanish together, eating together, and sharing experiences together. The sense of community at Linguaschools Cusco is very strong, and we invite you to become a part of it.

The culture program provides a comprehensive view of the cultural area you choose to study, but we also have a range of complementary culture activities that run every evening. All free activities give you the opportunity to learn Spanish in a fun and dynamic environment while you deepen your understanding of Latin American culture.

In Cusco, many of our students live on campus while others stay with guest families and spend the day at our school. Each morning, students begin the day at the breakfast table before hurrying off to morning classes. Lunchtime is quite a social event, as well. Tables are spread over the terrace in the sunshine, and students catch up with each other’s volunteer activities and classes.


Throughout the year, we partake in local festivals, and we love being part of these customs and traditions in South America. During special times of the year, such as Christmas and Easter, our school reaches out to the community and helps those less fortunate. Past efforts have included providing gifts to local children and making special chocolate items and bread with them.

Spanish courses

Linguaschools Cusco offers a range of Spanish courses for all ages and levels. Not only do we create customized Spanish instruction at the level and pace that best suits you, our school conducts its Spanish courses using interactive, clear and personal teaching methods.

We believe the success of our interactive method relies on the personal attention our teachers are able to give you. Therefore, all of our Spanish group courses are small and are formed according to students’ abilities. The first day of the Spanish course begins with an oral and written placement test so we can assess your level as accurately as possible. This allows us to place you with other students at the same level.


We have founded Linguaschools in Buenos Aires in the belief that we have a special service to offer to our foreign students. All of us have worked with foreign students before, either as teachers, host families, or guides. None of us has found the kind of professional teaching, high-quality housing, and rich social life that we offer anywhere else in Buenos Aires. We believe that as a professional service provider, we must understand the particular needs of our guests from all over the world and meet their high demands.

The school is located in downtown Buenos Aires, 50 yards off the historic Plaza de Mayo in the famous San Telmo district. We have excellent transport connections to all parts of town. It is close to major tourist attractions, theaters, cinemas and nightlife attractions as well as the beach.


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Linguaschools occupies the top floor of the building with access to the rooftop terrace. There are 10-12 classrooms available for teaching at any time. Add to that 7 PCs with internet access (plus wifi all over the school), a small library with books and DVDs, a movie room, the teachers’ room and, of course, the area where students spend their breaks (with student computers and kitchen corner with microwave oven).


Why study Spanish with us?

Our school uses a full-immersion, integrated learning method. This means that you will learn Spanish 24 hours a day, in professionally conducted classes, informally at home with your host family (if you choose this option) and during extra-curricular activities. Our approach is based on the idea that participating in a mix of different language situations is the most efficient way to learn a foreign language.

All of our staff are professional Spanish teachers with relevant university degrees from top universities in Argentina (or in their last year of study). All of them are native speakers, of course. Most of them speak at least two other languages and have extensive experience in working with students from abroad. As obvious as this may sound, our teachers are a key ingredient of our service offering and they heavily contribute to making your stay a productive and an enjoyable one.

Our teaching staff has been carefully selected. Academic credentials are a prerequisite for teachers in most schools. At our school, we also guarantee open-minded, motivated teachers who can bring across the necessary teaching content. Some of our teachers also teach literature at the prestigious Universidad de Buenos Aires.


Our school in Buenos Aires is a language school accepted by SEA, Argentina’s language school association.





Spanish courses in Buenos Aires

We offer many different options for Spanish courses in Buenos Aires. All courses run Monday to Friday and are taught in different levels, from absolute beginner to advanced. You can either learn Spanish in a group, individually or a combination of the two, the so called intensive 20+5 or 20+10.  If you are into Tango, you can take Tango lessons while learning Spanish at a discounted rate.



It would be a shame if we “only” taught you the Spanish language and neglected Argentina’s and Latin-America’s artistic, historic and literary legacy. At our school, we believe that language and culture go hand in hand. This is why we have designed programs rich in cultural content, the degree of which varies according to the duration of your specific program and skill level. These activities form an integral part of our teaching methodology to ensure that our students gain true insights and get answers about our history and culture.

Every Monday we propose our students a list of at least four daily events, including academic activities and upcoming city programs. The programs we organize and recommend share three characteristics.

  • Insider’s view: Experienced local experts will guide our students through the dynamic and real cultural context of Buenos Aires and Argentina to provide the insider’s view.
  • Customized options for all ages, interests and budgets: Our activities are planned to match interests and goals: most of them are free for our students (e.g.: language workshops, movie nights, guided city tours) and organized solely for them.
  • Variety (in theme, location and duration): In addition to the complimentary programs our students can choose from various excursions, tango shows and classes, day and weekend trips, estancia visits, theater pieces and more, which we charge at cost.

Why study in Santiago?

The city of Santiago is settled between the Andes and the Pacific which makes it the perfect base for trekking, climbing, skiing, sunbathing, or wine tasting. Chile’s sprawling capital city is cultured, unpredictable, and very ambitious.


Santiago is an incredibly modern city. It is the capital of Chile and has undergone steady economic growth over the years. In many neighborhoods around the city, high rise buildings line the streets (especially in Las Condes), there are dozens of shopping centers, and beautiful cafés can be found on almost any street corner. However, Santiago still has some extraordinary culture and old architecture. Many historical buildings (from the Spanish colonial period) have been destroyed from the country’s frequent earthquakes, but some great places to visit to soak up some culture. The city is a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone. Head out for the day to take in the museums, grand architecture and pedestrian malls of the Centro, before an afternoon picnic in one of the gorgeous hillside parks that punctuate the city’s landscape. Nightlife takes flight in the sidewalk eateries, cafes and beer halls of Barrios Brasil, Lastarria and Bellavista, while as you head east to well-heeled neighborhoods like Providencia and Las Condes, you’ll find tony restaurants and world-class hotels.


Linguaschools Santiago has experienced and certified professionals. Our team of experts is committed with engagement for your goals and we offer high quality for maximizing your international investment. Our experts are able to speak at least 2 languages and have lived and worked abroad. Our phonetics workshop allows our students to improve their pronunciation throughout a dynamic and entertaining way. A Spanish teacher in our school always leads the workshop.

With 25 years experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language in Chile, we know what your learning process makes successful: communication and interaction. All courses have up to 7 students per classroom, allowing you to boost your language learning and to promote this in extra curricular activities outside of the classroom and we are guided by the teaching methods of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).conseil_europeOur school offers you the possibility of free indoor & outdoor activities around Santiago . If you are practicing, you are learning. Our courses include weekly extracurricular activities that are free of charge for all of our students. We offer salsa classes, excursions to different points of interest in Santiago and after school Spanish grammar courses. The courses are designed to combine what you have learned in the classroom with real life situations in Chile. We love teaching and travelling and that makes the whole difference! We share the same passion for learning languages, travelling, making new friends and to contribute to the global interaction and cultural understanding.


Spanish courses in Santiago de Chile

We offer many different options for Spanish courses in Santiago. All courses run Monday to Friday and are taught in different levels, from absolute beginner to advanced. You can either learn Spanish in a group, individually or a combination of the two, the so called intensive 20+10 course.  Groups are very small, usually 3-5 students, maximum 7.


We invite you to the cultural neighborhoods of Santiago, together with a Spanish teacher, to practice your Spanish within a fun and dynamic activity and to visit unforgettable places in Santiago. If you are practicing your Spanish, you will learn faster and more effectively.  As a student at Linguaschools you will receive discounts for weekend trips in Chile accompanied by professional guides. From Monday to Friday you can meet our tour guides at the school. She will explain the day and weekend activities. We offer for example a half-day trip by car to the 4 best-known ski resorts near Santiago de Chile: Valle Nevado, El Colorado, La Parva and Farellones, we hike up the Glaciar El Morado, which has an altitude of 3200 m, we visit the famous vinery Concha Y Toro Winery or we take you on a tour through the valleys of Casablanca and Curacavi toward the Central Coast and many more. Here you get an impression of our trips.

Since 1996 Linguaschools Tamarindo has been offering Spanish classes to foreign students and residents. Our school is surrounded by a pristine environment and offers an ideal setting for people that are interested in learning Spanish by following a full immersion program.

Linguaschools Tamarindo is approved by the Instituto de Cervantes as an official DELE examination Center and our courses are also accepted in different German provinces (Bundesländer) for the “Bildungsurlaub”. The Instituto de Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991 and it is the largest organization in the world responsible for promoting the study and the teaching of Spanish language and culture.





Our school is centrally located in Playa Tamarindo and just 150 meters from the beach and is situated in a beautiful tropical garden. On the premises the students can find three buildings and two small ranchos (open air dry palm huts).



All classrooms are distributed among the buildings. The classrooms are spacious and comfortable, with large open windows to create a comfortable and appropriate atmosphere to study. The main rancho has 5 classrooms on the second floor and the cafeteria with a snack bar on the ground floor. In the cafeteria students relax and enjoy conversations with other students while having some snacks and refreshments. It is also a good place to do homework during school hours or to take part in one of the dance lessons that are practiced after school on the main floor.

The Wayra Campus Tamarindo Costa Rica

At Linguaschools Tamarindo, the students can enjoy the local wildlife. Iguanas, birds, and many other small animals can be observed while listening to the braking waves of the ocean. Often, the tranquility is only interrupted by the howling of monkeys that takes away the breath of students each time they stop for a visit.

At our school maximize the students learning experience with a thoughtful balance of personal, cultural and academic challenges within a secure and supportive environment. The instructors are skilled in blending conversation with grammar to meet the individual needs of the group members.

In the classroom, we make learning an enjoyable natural process. Teachers encourage debate, conversation and exchange of ideas to promote critical thinking and verbal skills. Games, videos and music are frequently used in the classrooms.

Outdoor activities, such us walks in the nature reserves, visits to different businesses in town to gather information, conversations with people from the community, interviews or excursions to neighboring towns are all used to practice and learn more about the ecology, economy and culture of Costa Rica. Your language ability will grow as your outlook broadens. Every day the students are required to do about one hour of homework.

Costa Rica is recognized as one of the premier places in the world to go surfing. Made famous by the classic film, “Endless Summer II”, Tamarindo and the surrounding area is one of the most popular areas to go surfing in Costa Rica. Long sandy beaches, reefs, and warm water create an ideal environment for surfers, from beginners to pro´s.

Linguaschools Tamarindo offers a great Surf and Spanish Program. On Monday through Friday you will participate in the Standard Group Spanish Classes. On your free time and weekends you will have the chance to take surfing lessons and to surf some of the best waves of Costa Rica.

A typical Surf and Spanish program runs for 2 weeks. During this period you will receive 3 lessons of surfing instruction plus the use of a surfboard during the entire two weeks. This program is extremely popular. Linguaschools makes use of some of the best surf instructors in the area.

For those who want a longer program, either 3 or 4 weeks, you will continue to have the use of a rental board. In addition, you will be transported on the weekend to one of several outstanding surfing spots outside of Tamarindo. During this trip you can continue to practice Spanish with your surf instructor.

What is included in the Surf program?

  • 1 week Surf package: 2 group lessons total and free board rental.
  • 2 weeks Surf package: 3 group lessons total and free board rental.
  • 3 weeks Surf package: 6 group lessons total, free board rental and 1 weekend trip to a nearby beach or 9 group lessons total and free board rental.
  • 4 weeks Surf package: 8 group lessons total, free board rental and 1 weekend trip to nearby beach or 12 group lessos total and free board rental.

Students that sign up for our 3 and 4 week surf package will receive a free rash guard and a free picture of one of their surf lesson.



Last weekend was a long weekend in Ecuador and we took this opportunity to organize a special school activity from our school in Montañita and went with our students for a weekend trip to Quito.

After a bus ride all night we arrived in Quito where we took a taxi to the hostel. We arrived early in the morning so we had some breakfast, some people already explored the city a little bit and when everybody was ready, we went to the teleferiqo. This is a cable car that takes you all the way up to 4 km. From the mountains next to the city you get an awesome view of the city. We were really lucky that it was warm and sunny our first day, so we made a lot of photos on the top. Everybody walked around and took photos and when we all got a bit tired (it is hard to walk around at 4km height, not a lot of oxygen) we went dow again. There is an amusement park at the bottom of the teleferiqo where we walked around it for a bit and took afterwards the bus to Mitad del Mundo.

The teleferiqo



Mitad del Mundo

It was a lot further then we thought but we made it in the end. It was still nice and sunny, so we walked around a lit bit, made a lot of photos again and took the bus back. We were all super tired because we didn’t sleep much on the way to Quito, so when we got back to the hostel everybody took a power nap. We already talked to an old student, who is living in Quito to meet up with us here, so our group went to dinner with her in the center of Montañita. After dinner we were all still super tired so we went straight to bed.


The next morning after breakfast in the hostel we went to Otavalo. Otavalo is a town 2 hours from Quito where they have the biggest market of Ecuador. If you want to buy crafts and llama sweaters this is the best place to shop! We spend about 4 hours on the market and everybody bought nice souvenirs. When we got back we had a really nice dinner.


Everybody was super hungry, we went to a Mexican place close to the hostel and everybody was really satisfied after that meal. After dinner we went to the volunteer house the girls are staying we met the day before and had some drinks there and after we all went out. We were a huge group of mostly Europeans so every bar wanted us inside. I think in total we were with more than 20 people. Some people only went out for a little bit and some had a hard time the next morning.



The old with first picture: La basilica and second picture: Plaza grande

One of our students went to buy tickets back in the morning, but it turned out even more people wanted to go back from Quito. In the morning all tickets during the day were already sold out to Guayaquil. And only passport numbers weren’t enough this time, we needed the actual passports to buy tickets. When we met everybody again at the hostel, we explained this and decided all to go to the terminal and hope we could still buy a ticket. We said goodbye to a few students who were going to stay in Quito and went to the bus terminal.  When we got there Guayaquil was completely sold out, but in the end we found enough tickets in the same bus to Manta and we could take a bus from Manta back to Montañita. It took us all night and morning, but we made it back and didn’t have to stay an extra night in Quito.

Even though most bus travels weren’t going as smoothly as we hoped it was still a very nice weekend.

If you want to study Spanish in Mexico, Guanajuato is the ideal place to do it. For more than 200 years, Guanajuato was one of the world’s richest cities, producing 20% of the world’s silver in its heyday. Guanajuato today is colonial jewel, with lovely stone buildings and cathedrals, broad plazas, well-manicured gardens, and narrow alleyways lined with flower-draped, wrought-iron balconies.

Many of its cobblestone streets are free of traffic, thanks to a network of underground tunnels that channel cars and buses under the city center. Guanajuato state’s rich past brims with Mexican revolutionaries, artists, and politicians. Father Miguel Hidalgo, the great Mexican rebel, was born here and began Mexico’s independence movement in nearby Dolores Hidalgo. Guanajuato’s Juan José de los Reyes Martínez, also known as La Pipila, set the blaze that allowed rebel forces to win the first battle of the independence movement.

The artist Diego Rivera was born and raised in Guanajuato city, and his childhood home is preserved as a museum dedicated to his life and art. And Vicente Fox was elected president of Mexico in 2000 after a successful tenure as Guanajuato state’s governor. You can learn about Guanajuato’s history, enjoy art from colonial to modern times, and even view a rare collection of mummies in the city’s many museums.

What to do in Guanajuato?

As home to the University of Guanajuato, the city has long been a center of learning and culture. You can enjoy plays, symphonies, concerts and lectures at one of three renowned theatres. Its student population also lends a lively, bohemian edge. A favorite pastime here is exploring the city’s eclectic restaurants, relaxing cafes, and a vibrant nightlife. Guanajuato also hosts festivals throughout the year, including the world-famous International Cervantino Festival held every October. Artists, musicians and visitors from around the globe come to Guanajuato to celebrate the works of Cervantes and enjoy a variety of entertainment.

Here are the top places to visit in Guanajuato:

  • Jardín Unión: The Jardin Union in Guanajuato is the heart and soul of the city and home to the city’s best bars and restaurants. Enjoy this triangular park, a favorite spot for tourists and locals alike. At night there is an energetic and fun atmosphere as Mariachi bands and performing students entertain the restaurant patrons. The Jardin Union is the place to start your evening but the great food, free-flowing drink and never-ending entertainment may mean that your night ends there too!jardin de la union


  • Teatro Juárez: The Teatro Juarez is one of the most architectural stunning buildings in Guanajuato, themain entrance is in the Doric-Roman style, straight from ancient Rome, while the flamboyant interior is oriental inspired. The theatre is regarded as one of Mexico’s premier theaters and by the standard of the magnificent exterior and beautiful interior rightly should be.Guanajuato Teatro Juarez_2


  • Templo de San Diego: The facade is in the Baroque style and the architecture is astounding, equal to anything you would see in Spain. The church is located in the center of town so everything is easily located. Plenty of cool places to eat and drink surround the temple and you can find lots of street entertainment and things to do, just a walking distance away from it. During the week there are local vendors selling their goods, street food and many other typical things of the region. templo de san diego


  • Plaza de la Paz: This semi-triangular area is surrounded by some of the most beautiful buildings in city and has a monument to commemorate the War of Independence. At the back of the square, which is located in the heart of the city, there ist the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, which is one of the greatest and beautiful church of the city. basilica


  • Mercado Hidalgo: Guanajuato’s market (the Mercado Hidalgo) is housed within a classical iron structure, which dates from the final stages of the industrial era. It is a 2 story indoor market selling from touristy stuff (handcrafts, souvenirs, etc) to groceries (food, confectionery and clothing). It is said, the structure of this market was originally intended to be a train station in Antwerpen, Belgium, but it was brought to Guanajuato by President Porfirio Diaz and completed in 1910, shortly before the start of the Mexican Revolution. The façade of this building is made of pink quarry and boasts a tower. Mercado Hidalgo, Guanajuato’s market is a chaotic collection of market stalls, selling a wide range of items and a fantastic place for visitors to haggle for gifts. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, you can find typical Mexican sweets and artisanal products of the region.mercado


  • Monumento al Pípila: This monument was erected in honor of Juan José de los Reyes Martínez or “El Pípila”, who made possible the taking of Alhóndiga de Granaditas. To reach this place use the funicular (cable car) just behind Teatro Juarez. Juan Jose Martinez, or also known as El Pipila, is the legend of a hero who wore a stone slab on his back to protect himself while crawling to the only door of the Alhóndiga, or granary, in September 1810. He then tarred and set fire to the door allowing the rebels to enter and defeat the Spanish troops. The view is beautiful, particularly at night. it was built in 1939 by Augusto Gutierrez Visit the monument for a panoramic view of Guanajuato.  It´s spectacular day and night.


  • El Cubiliete: The Cerro del Cubilete is 2,579 meters above sea level and is one of the highest peaks in the state of Guanajuato. At the top is built a shrine dedicated to Cristo Rey, Christ the King, famous for its huge statue with open arms. Originally, there was also a smaller figure of Cristo Rey but it was destroyed during the last stages of the Revolution, the so-called Guerra Cristera (Cristero War). The current temple was completed in 1944 under the orders of Nicolas Mariscal, and consists of a large circular platform of three tiers in Art Deco style. Its form of the globe crowned by the enormous Christ (20 meters high and weighing 80 tons) has gone around the world. It also has the “Cristero Museum” which includes various historical documents and short films about this time. is one of the most frequented sites in Guanajuato, not only for religious pilgrims, but for those wanting to discover the national character.cubilete



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