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Places to stay during yout idiomatic immersion trip!

You´re planning to take an spanish immersion course in Argentina and still don´t know where to stay? We give you some available options to help you choose the best one for you.

1-  Partner Hostels

Courconnect has parterned with the best hostels in Argentina. In case you´re interested, we cal help you choose the best hostel at the cheapest price. We guarantee at least 10% discount in any specific hostels. We also have partner schools who offer  packages that include spanish course+ hostel stay.

Prices range from 85 USD to 450 USD per week.

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2-  Homestay 

This option is simply perfect for those who want to know more about the daily routine of an argentinian family, learn about local customs and feel at home, even when you´re away from home. You can chosse between a private or shared bedroom or a private or shared bathroom. There are even premium homestays, which include cleaning service and private bathroom. If you´re looking for a calm neighbourhood, you can also choose a homestay in the suburban area and are able to choose between breakfast or dinner or breakfast only.

Prices range from 195 USD to 385* USD per week

*Includes spanish course

3-  Shared apartments with Host

In this case, students are accommodated in an apartment with an argentinian host, sharing with him common spaces, like kitchen and living room. It´s ideal for those who look for independence and privacy; You can choose the best located apartment, if you want a private bathroom, meals, weekly cleaning…it´s all up to you!

Prices range from 145 USD to 20o* USD

*Prices for a shared apartment

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4-  Private apartment

If you wish to have full privacy and independence, there are private apartments located in the best areas in town. The aparments are fully equipped and furnished, which definitely guarantees all the confort and convenience during your stay in Argentina.

 Prices range from 365 USD to 545 USD* per week

* Prices for two people renting the same apartment

5-Student Residences 

One of the most affordable options, student residences are perfect for open minded people who want to make friends with people all around the world in a multicultural environment. The student residences are usually located in pleasant and touristic neighbourhoods.

Faixa de preço: 643 reais a 1073 reais. Prices range from 195 USD to 324 USD

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Pay attention: prices above are subject to change without notice. To further informations, please contact us HERE with your name, e-mail, possible date of travel and desired type of accommodation.

Courconnect Team 

10 movies/series in Netflix to learn Spanish

To learn languages while watching TV is much more fun.

Check out our list!

( This list was based on Netflix Brazil, some movies might not be available in your country. You can change your IP with the Chrome HOLA extension to watch missing movies)

Americans are used to watch Hollywood movies, and do not feel so much attracted to movies with subtitles. But if you wanna learn Spanish, you gotta do it. Here is the strategy you’ll follow:

  • At first, watch it in Spanish with subtitles in English 
  • Then start watching in Spanish with subtitles in Spanish. I know it’s annoying, but it’s very good for assimilating words and sounds.
  • Finally, move on to listening in Spanish without any subtitles.

(I know watching without subtitles is very hard for a movie you don’t know, so I recommend doing that with your favorite series first. Try rewatching Friends in Spanish. You already know all the lines, It will be a fun class!)

We made you a list with excellent movies and series in Spanish you can watch on Netflix.  I guarantee that when you finish it, you’ll be understanding the differences between el español de Medellin and el castellano porteño.

1. The Secret in Their Eyes

2010 Oscar and Goya winner, Secret in Their Eyes is considered the best Argentinean movie ever. I do not agree, because I prefer other movies from Argentina, but the quality of this movie is unquestionable. Its a criminal thriler about a lawyer who is trying to understand an unresolved sexual crime. The script will catch you from the first minute until the last scene, specially for its amazing ending. 

  • The movie made such success that Hollywood bought it’s rights, and it’s now shooting an English version with Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.  Trailer

2. Thesis on a Homicide

Less awarded, but for me even better than Secret. Also starring Ricardo Darín, the movie tells the story of a Penal Law teacher who suspects one of his students is behind a murder that took place outside their university.  The ending is also surprising, closing this movie brilliantly. 

3. Séptimo (Netflix US)

Another Darin big hit, Septimo is an exciting thriller. The story is about a father who loses it’s both kids in his own building. It’s seems impossible, but I guarantee it will keep you nervous for the whole movie, trying to understand what happened. The ending is awesome. I could only find the trailer in Spanish, but this kind of tension is universal.

4. Vinyl Days (Netflix US)

A very amusing Argentinean comedy. A story about four friends, who love music and must face the challenges of getting old. If you are a Beatles fan, that movie will surprise you. ( Don’t worry about its low rate on Netflix, sure it’s from people who don’t speak Spanish and didn’t try to watch it. )

5. Spanish Affair

Leaving Latin America, we recommend a very good Spanish comedy. Spanish Affair is the story about a guy from Sevilla who falls in love with a girl from the Basque country. If you are familiar with Spanish internal rivalries, you already know that this kind of mixing can raise conflicts. But this movie will show with humor, all the cultural differences between both characters. It made such success that they are already shooting a sequence. 

6. The Body

Another Spanish movie, The Body is an excellent thriller, similar to Thesis on a Homicide. This movie tells the story of a detective who investigates a body of an important woman, which inexplicable disappeared from the medical institution.   It is a movie that from the first scene creates a mystery that will keep you hooked, trying to figure it out what happened, until it’s awesome ending. If you like this kind of movie, hit play!

7. R.E.C.

To finish the list of Spanish movies, a Horror landmark. I confess never watching R.E.C because I am chicken, but I’ve heard excellent reviews about this movie, which was highly acclaimed by the critics. The movie, shot in first person, tells the story of a reporter who follow firemen inside a burning building.  If you like adrenaline, this movie is for you. Check out fans reaction in this teaser

8. Narcos (Netflix US)

This tip sound useless, because almost every Netflix subscriber watched this huge success. But if you haven’t yet, start watching it now! The series goes from English to Spanish, but even with the heave Brazilian accent from Wagner Moura, Narcos goes to our list. Everything that worked well between Jose Padilha and Wagner in Elite Squad, best Brazilian movie ever, is beautifully applied to this Netflix series that tells the story of the DEA pursuit to Pablo Escobar.

9. El patrón del mal (Netflix US)

If you loved Narcos, this is the next show you must watch. El Patron del Mal it’s a novel that tells Pablo Escobar’s story in a more detailed way, and with much more chapters. It does not have the Netflix budget to make action scenes like Narcos, but everyone who watched both series, loved El Patrón del mal. 

10. Club de Cuervos (Netflix US)

To finish this list, another excellent Netflix series. Club de Cuervos is a Mexican comedy about two very different brother who inherit a football club from their deceased father. The daughter, more rational and visionary, has to watch her egocentric brother take control and risk bankrupting the club due to the fact of being a woman. I haven’t finished yet, but first chapters are really amusing.


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Preparation for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE)

We offer you the opportunity to prepare the DELE exam in one of the best Spanish schools selected by Courconnect.

What is DELE?

The DELE (Diplomas de español como lengua extranjera) is a certificate of linguistic competence organized by the Cervantes Institute.

It is aimed at all people whose Spanish is not their mother tongue and who wish to leave in a Spanish-speaking country, whether to study in a university, to do an internship or even to work. It opens you the gates of Spain but also of all the South American continent (except Brazil).

This diploma justifies an advanced level of Spanish. This B2 level Spanish certificate certifies that the student can “communicate with Spanish speakers with sufficient fluidity and naturalness, so that the conversation takes place without any of the interlocutors having to make any effort. Clear and detailed texts on various topics, as well as a point of view on general themes, indicating the advantages and disadvantages of the different options. Including if they are of a technical nature, provided they belong to its field of specialty. ” Read more information at dele.org

DELE Examen

The duration of the examination and its degree of difficulty depend of course on the level. Thus for the A1 test, the writing lasts 90 minutes whereas for the B2 it lasts 210 minutes. Several exercises or questions of vocabulary and grammar allow to verify the acquired.

For example, the B2 level exam consists of four tests: reading comprehension, written expression and interaction, listening comprehension and oral expression and interaction. Successful completion of the examination requires a sufficient mark to obtain “APTE” approval.

How to prepare?

There is a need for time to prepare for this review. You have to train under the same conditions as the final exam (limited time and real subjects). It is advisable to prepare 3 to 6 months before the exam (depending on the learning of each one) in order to integrate the form of the tests and to be ready for D-Day.

You can find annals on the official website of DELE in order to train you correctly. But we advise you to immerse yourself in the language without waiting. Watch Spanish movies, listen to music in Spanish, read books or surf on Spanish-speaking websites, … You can also participate in meetings / language exchanges near you or find a Spanish native binomial for Make a tandem! However, one of the best ways is still to combine all these learning tips with courses in language school. Indeed, the efforts will be concentrated and the immersion in a country will allow you to multiply by two your work! Click here to see all the Spanish courses offered on our Courconnect platform, language school comparators.

DELE examen center

In France, there are about 75 different examination centers in several cities. You can find the exam center nearest you by clicking here

The period between April and November offers different exam sessions each year. However, we advise you to register 2 to 3 months in advance because the places are expensive! Check out the DELE exam calendar calendar by clicking here!

Spanish DELE Preparation Course

If you are looking for fast and efficient DELE exam preparation courses, in order to graduate DELE in the near future, we offer courses directly in Spain or South America! Immersion in a Spanish-speaking country is one of the most effective ways to study quickly.

On the Courconnect platform, you can search, compare and book the DELE preparation course in one of the establishments available in Spain or South America. We propose you below 3 ideas of destinations in Spain and Argentina + courses with different intensities of learning (note: prices are subject to change):

  • DELE preparation course in Granada: 7 hours a week from $, read more
  • DELE preparation course in Valencia: 15h per week from $, read more
  • DELE preparation course in Barcelona: 20h per week from $, read more
  • DELE preparation course in Rosario: 5h per week from 109,25 $, read more
  • DELE preparation course in Buenos Aires: 20h per week from 256,50 $, read more
  • DELE preparation course in Cordoba: 28h per week from 332,50 $, read more

>> Click here to see all DELE Preparation Courses Spain and South America <<

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