Academia UruguayLearn Spanish in Uruguay
Academia Uruguay is a small language school right in the heart of Montevideo’s historic neighbourhood. It’s perfectly located for anyone looking to learn Spanish in Uruguay.
Right on the colonial square, it’s in a colonial-style building with high ceilings and wrought iron and marble staircases.
The staff are warm and supportive and ready to help you with anything from grammar down to finding great accommodation to suit your style and budget. Class sizes are small and personalised.
The school is in a great location. The Old City is full of museums, theatres and bars, galleries, bookshops and gourmet restaurants. It is a charming place to stay – small but central. You can easily explore the rest of the city from there on foot or by public transport so you really mix with the locals.
All year round. From 9.30am or 2pm Monday to Friday. Private and skype classes also available.
- Group courses Twenty hours per week for one week minimum
- Morning or afternoon study Four hours in the morning or in the afternoon, from 9.30am or 2pm
- Three extra-curricular activities per week Activities change weekly
- Assistance with finding accommodation
- One-hour Spanish class via skype Book through Guru’Guay and you’ll get a free private skype lesson post-course worth 29 USD. Very handy to take once you are back home or out travelling.
What you should know
Integration into Montevideo life The extra-curriculum activities are led by a guide or language teacher. They can include a visit by bus to the Prado, one of Montevideo’s most enigmatic neighbourhoods, a tour to the top of the iconic Palacio Salvo and hanging out at a local tango bar.
Homestays and rentals They can help you with this,
Individual classes available
Spanish classes by Skype If you want to prepare beforehand, or continue once you’re back home at an additional cost
Transparency check: Why Guru’Guay is recommending Academia Uruguay
You may have realised by now that the Guru only recommends what she has personally experienced herself and loves. As someonen who has spoken Spanish for more than half her life now, she doesn’t need classes. But as a former language teacher in the distant past, she is aware that some schools are not the best employers (putting it tactfully). The Guru has several friends who have worked at the Academia and they have very good things to say about it, both professionally and personally. In additional, a number of guests at her guesthouse (just 2 minutes walk from the Academia) studied at the Academia and they spoke glowingly of it – and were indeed remembered by their teachers despite the fact that they had studied there several years before.
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