Study Spanish in Buenos Aires

Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires and take part in its fascinating culture which includes amazing food, music, dancing and so much more. Ecela Buenos Aires is located in Recoleta, one of the finest neighborhoods in Argentina. Walking around the nearby area, you’ll find tons of great bars, restaurants, cafes, parks, museums, movie theaters and shops.

The school is centrally located, only a few minutes away from the subway, buses and student housing. While studying Spanish in Buenos Aires, many of our students find that there are endless opportunities to have some fun away from the classroom as well. Whether it’s learning how to cook the finest Argentinian cuisine from alfajores to empanadas or enjoying an impromptu tango break on a Sunday afternoon, there’s plenty of fun to be had when you learn Spanish in Buenos Aires.

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Students and staff gather in front of our Spanish school in Buenos Aires.

The school building itself is constructed in the traditional porteño style with marble stairs, mosaic floors, a terrace and several balconies. There are 15 classrooms and several common areas where our students can enjoy breaks with free Internet access.

Ecela Buenos Aires

At Ecela Buenos Aires, our goal is to help Spanish language students of all levels exceed expectations. Not only do we want students to exceed their expectations from an educational standpoint, but we also want them to learn Spanish in a comfortable environment and be encouraged to go out and explore the culture around them.

  • Prime Location. Our Buenos Aires Spanish school is situated in the middle of Recoleta. This area is close to the shopping, cafes, and restaurants that make this one of the most exciting districts in the city.
  • Study in Comfort. Our large, 15-classroom building is comfortable, spacious and peaceful.
  • Flexible Options. Start any week of the year and study from one week to four months with no additional charge if you decide to switch to another Ecela Spanish school.
  • Scheduled Activities. Learn to dance Tango, go to a soccer game, tour a local estancia, and much more.

While your initial intention for visiting Argentina may be to learn Spanish in Buenos Aires, you will surely leave with much more. By incorporating tours, excursions and other fun activities in your itinerary, you will fill your journey with unique experiences available only in Buenos Aires.

Cultural Activities

learn spanish in Buenos Aires while enjoying the local culture

Cooking class at Ecela's Spanish language school in Buenos Aires

Students learning how to prepare Argentinian-style empanadas

Master the Kitchen – If you are interested in learning more about the gastronomy in Buenos Aires, the best way to do so is to take a cooking class. Cooking instructors and chefs enjoy sharing their love for the culinary arts with others, including their favorite techniques and secret recipes. Did you know that some of the best alfajores are made right in Argentina? You can learn the tricks of the trad that go into making this delicious dessert. And don’t forget about the empanadas. True Spanish immersion in Argentina would not be complete without learning how to make these wonderful little pockets of delight. If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a traditional Argentinian steak, try La Cholita, located only a few blocks away from Ecela Buenos Aires.

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Tango lessons are a fun way to wind down after a busy school week

Learn to Tango – What goes better with food than music and dance? While learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, be sure to sign up for a Tango lesson. The people of Argentina are as passionate about music and dance as they are about food, so there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy.


Plaza de la Republica,
Buenos Aires

Tour the Town – The architecture of Buenos Aires has been compared to some of the most beautiful creations around the world. The grandeur is nothing short of breathtaking. A guided tour of the city will give you an even closer look into the city’s rich architectural landscape. Most, if not all, tours in Buenos Aires showcase enchanting botanical gardens and buildings that are hundreds of years old.

Explore the Region

Adventures outside of the city are a fun and exciting way to explore the region. The land around Buenos Aires is incredibly unique. Plan a weekend getaway at Iguazu Falls and enjoy the lush tropical landscape, or if whitewater rafting is more your speed, you can visit the Delta region for an exciting quest. If you prefer grassy plains and horses, then a trip to a nearby ranch might be the best choice for your weekend excursion.

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Feria Mataderos –
traditional music, food, and dance.

But if you choose to seek a weekend adventure within the city of Buenos Aires itself, you will find great food and entertainment options at any of the numerous ferias around town. Don’t be surprised to find a world-renowned chef under a food tent and dancing in the aisles.

There are many Spanish schools in Buenos Aires, but none compare to the intensive Spanish immersion experience you’ll receive through Ecela Buenos Aires.

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Learn More About Buenos Aires

Want to learn more about Buenos Aires? Check out these resources and travel guides to get a feel for the city.

Official English Website for the City of Buenos Aires
Lonely Planet’s Buenos Aires Guide
Footprint’s Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Recommended Buenos Aires, Argentina Tourist Video

How to Find Ecela Buenos Aires

Ecela Buenos Aires: Ayacucho 1176, Piso 1º, C1111AAH CABA, Argentina
Phone: +54 11 4827-9228


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Global language travel experts recommend learning Spanish with Ecela



…and so do our students!

Previous Ecela Buenos Aires students awarded the school with an aggregate rating of 4.62/5.


This experience was I-N-O-L-V-I-D-A-B-L-E!! I really love Buenos Aires and I’ll miss it a lot.

When I arrived in Buenos Aires, I only knew how to say a few words in Spanish. Now, I’m practically a porteña! I’ve eaten like five cows, a ton of empanadas, medialunas, and I’ve drunk a little mate.

I’ve had class with nearly all of the ECELA BA instructors: Juan Manuel, Leila, Rocío, Victoria, Elizabeth, Sonia, Florencia, Paola, Ignacio, Guillermo.

Thank you all for your patience with me. I had a ton of classmates and a bunch of roommates at the best house in Billinghurst.

This experience was I-N-O-L-V-I-D-A-B-L-E!! I really love Buenos Aires and I’ll miss it a lot.
Don’t forget, I’m not from Brazil, or England, or the USA… I’M FROM BARBADOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Keisha Jordan from Barbados


All of the teachers used the most up to date L2 techniques

Newly arrived in a big city, from a diverse range of countries, ages, backgrounds, staying for varying periods of time to gel and get along? Most people would find this a nearly impossible task but they seem to manage it at ECELA Buenos Aires with the fantastic range of activities on offer and the care they take to attend to students needs.

Having taught English as a foreign language myself I can appreciate the quality of the Spanish teaching at ECELA BA. All of the teachers used the most up to date L2 techniques and as well as having a passion for their native language the general atmosphere was one that seemed to be designed to foster active communication wherever possible. Many of the teachers speak 3 or 4 languages themselves and have a fervent interest in linguistics.

I would recommend ECELA Spanish School in Buenos Aires to anyone, of any age, from any background who has a passion for new experiences.

by Andrew Newell from UK


Seriously, I speak Spanish much better than I did three weeks ago.

First of all, thank you so much for everything!

I had a great time during the 3 weeks I spent here: I met a ton of people, went to many interesting restaurants, had a lot of parties (and drank too much!), visited several different places in Buenos Aires, learned to dance tango (I love my teacher Pablo!)…and I think/hope I learned a little Spanish!

Seriously, I speak Spanish much better than I did three weeks ago. Maybe now I speak Spanish better than I speak French…that might be a problem when I return to Geneva!

Buenos Aires is a beautiful city, but it’s also freezing! Just like London!
Thanks to all of my excellent professors! I love Leila…but she’s completely crazy!!
I’m going to miss Buenos Aires and everyone.

Unfortunately, it’s time for me to go, but I hope to come back soon.
I’d especially like to thank Pilar.

by Angela Canmer from United Kingdom