Why Study Spanish in Mendoza?

Mendoza is one of the most popular cities in Argentina. Famous for its fine dining, upscale wineries and great year-round weather, Mendoza is also home to one of the highest mountain ranges in the world, Mount Aconcagua.

exterior of Ecela in Mendoza

When you study Spanish in Mendoza, Argentina you’ll have an amazing view of Andes mountain range. The building is beautiful, very comfortable and filled with welcoming teachers and staff. Our large commons area features free Wi-Fi and computer access for students. We also have a patio and BBQ area that’s perfect for relaxing and meeting other Ecela Spanish students.

Ecela Mendoza

Ecela Mendoza is only two blocks from Parque General San Martín, which is one of the city’s many highlights featuring the Mendoza Zoo, lakes, monuments and more. We are also just a few blocks from the famous Aristides Villanueva street, the main entertainment, nightlife and restaurant district. The surrounding neighborhood is sophisticated and centralized with many different housing options.

  • Prime Location. The city is located near many great sights, restaurants and exciting shops.
  • Study in Comfort. Our Spanish school in Mendoza, Argentina is spacious and comfortable. The commons area and outdoor patio are both great spots for students to relax between classes.
  • Flexible Options. Start any week of the year and study from one week to four months. There’s no added charge if you decide to switch to another Ecela school.
  • Scheduled Activities. Explore the surrounding wine country, go rafting or mountain climbing, learn to dance salsa and much more.

Top Local Activities in Mendoza

Cultural Activities in Mendoza

Traditional Mate Drink

Sharing mate is a common custom in Argentina

Clase de Mate – A favorite activity among Ecela Mendoza students is taking a mate class. Mate is a traditional Argentinian drink, and by attending this class, you’ll get to learn about the beverage’s history, how it’s prepared and even the proper technique used for drinking it. This is truly a cultural experience that encompasses everything important to Mendoza and Argentina.

Club de Conversación – If you’re staying in the city, you’ll definitely want to plan a stop at Club de Conversación. This is where you’ll find various groups discussing and sharing the latest news, culture and happenings in Argentina.

Clase de Cocina

Clase de Cocina – If you’re most comfortable in the kitchen or just want to learn more about traditional Argentinian cuisine, be sure to sign up for a cooking class where you’ll learn how to prepare culinary staples such as the Argentinian empanada. Not only will you learn how to cook delicious Argentinian dishes, but you will also be able to refine and expand your Spanish speaking skills.

Tango Lessons – Learn and practice Argentina’s famous tango dance. Tango lessons are a great way to take a break from learning Spanish in the classroom.

Fun Weekend Excursions in Mendoza

Mendoza Vineyard

A vineyard in Mendoza

Mendoza is surrounded by vineyards, horse ranches, hiking trails and more which make for wonderful weekend adventures outside the city. Plan a day trip during your free time and join other tourists that want to explore a local vineyard and learn more about the tradition of Argentinian wine making. You can even book a group horseback or biking tour through wine country to make your visit complete.

Local Estancia

Traditional Argentinian estancia

Visit a ranch like La Alejandra for the weekend and go horseback riding or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery of life on a working ranch. If you’re more of the thrill-seeker type, you can always explore the Andes and go biking, hiking, rafting, fishing, mountain climbing and so much more. There are plenty of guided tours available that are operated by locals who can show you all the best areas to explore.

If you choose to learn Spanish in Mendoza, you’re in for an experience that’s full of life, fun and great memories.

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Learn More About Mendoza

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

Lonely Planet’s Mendoza Guide
Footprint’s Mendoza Travel Guide
Experience Mendoza Guide

Recommended Mendoza, Argentina Tourist Video

How to Find Ecela Mendoza

Ecela Mendoza: Nicolás Avellaneda 701, Mendoza, Argentina
Phone: +54 261 423-4250


 

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The city and people were wonderful.

¡Que divertido!
My time here at ECELA in Mendoza flew by. I´ve met some wonderful people and learned a lot about Argentina.
I´ve learned a lot of Spanish and improved my previous skills.
I ‘recommend ECELA in Mendoza to anyone interested in learning from great teachers in a comfortable environment. The city and people were wonderful.

by Josh G from USA


I liked the school and the city a lot. I recommend it.

As you all should already know, Mendoza is the wine capital of Argentina.  Of course there are really great wines, but there are also many interesting things to do.

Mendoza is close to the famous Aconcagua.  You can practice different sports, eat great foot, meet nice people, and go to bars, as well as other things.  The city is safe and great for walking.

ECELA has really good instructors and a good structure.  I liked the school and the city a lot.  I recommend it.

by Joao Victor Araujo from Brazil


The professors were brilliant and beautiful souls.

I absolutely loved my month here in Mendoza. Thank you all so very much for not only the excellent Spanish classes – but also- all the activities, (cooking classes, tours, bikes and wine, futbol games, etc.) but especially all the friendships made. I learned so much in classes and at my home stay. The food was delicious, the conversations were magnificent and the spirit of everyone at school and at my home stay was magnificent.
The dynamic lessons of the spanish classes ere amazing. The professors were brilliant and beautiful souls.

by Ilsa L from UK