Name: BASI Language Institute
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Address: 90 Talcahuano Street
Review: The BASI school is well located in the central part of Buenos Aires near to several subway stops as well as many bus lines. The school itself is not very large which makes for a cozy and friendly atmosphere. BASI offers both individual and group classes and should you want group classes but find no one else is at your level they’ll work with you to find a solution. Generally though there are enough people around at different levels that getting into a group is not a problem.
The director of the school is extremely nice and friendly and speaks English well so if you are not confident with your Spanish no worries. Perhaps the best thing about the school is the quality of the teachers. In two weeks I had two different teachers, Cecelia and Andrea and both were excellent. Other students mentioned their teachers were very good too as well as fun which makes a big difference when one is torturing themselves by attempting to learn a new language.
Maybe one downfall is that, unlike many other Spanish schools, I didn’t see any organized activities though the teachers have been known to go out with their students for dinner and/or drinks after class. On the last day of classes this week we made empanadas in class and cooked them complete with recipe in Spanish and lots of explanation on the “proper” Argentinian way to put together an empanada. Overall, the school is great and the teachers knowledgeable, capable and especially friendly. I definitely recommend BASI to anyone in BsAs looking to improve their Spanish as the price is reasonable…US$130 for 20 hours of class.
Would I book with them again: Yes, definitely.