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I've been looking into some Spanish schools for my trip next month and there are loads. I want small classes but a good social scene either in Bariloche, Buenos Aires, or Mendoza. Any recommendations would really help. Thanks all

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    "As with many cities in Argentina, there is a variety of Spanish courses and private lessons are available. There are two established language schools in Mendoza: Intercultural [11] is the biggest, has a range of afternoon activities, and is slightly more expensive, Greenfields [12] (aka COINED) is smaller and feels even less well organised, but many of the teachers work at both schools.

    Another great option for individual or very small tailor-made quality group lessons with a highly trained instructor: Spanish in Mendoza, Argentina (SIMA) [13]. This is a better option for those seriously interested in learning or improving their Spanish, although the classes are very enjoyable."

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    Basically, at the larger schools there are some good teachers, but some stinkers as well. Some of the teachers at the larger places such as ECELA (often spammed) are not teachers at all (some of them have been English students of mine). Again, I do not recommend any particular teachers as most of them are also English teachers (like me) and friends of mine.

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    Another friend of mine, also an English teacher (from Canada), wrote this list of websites for the various schools on the local couchsurfers site:

    " Links to Spanish schools and instructors in Mendoza:

    Intercultural (aka ArgentinaSpanish, aka Patagonia)

    Greenfields (aka COINED, aka Andino, aka DonQuixote, aka Cactus, aka languagecourse.net, aka Enforex)

    http://www.coined.com.ar/

    ECELA (Chilean chain with branch here)

    http://www.ecela.com/esp/index.php

    Intercultural (aka ArgentinaSpanish, aka Patagonia, aka Spanishcourses)

    http://www.spanishcourses.com.ar/

    Spanish in Mendoza Argentina (aka SIMA, aka Ana María Troncoso, new website), more personalized one-on-one or two-on-one lessons

    spanishinmendozaargentina.greenash.net.au/ "

    There is also Brazilia, which specializes in Portuguese classes, Spanish instruction but also has Spanish instruction:

    miguiaargentina.com.ar/empresas/fundacion-br…

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