Base institute is the place (virtual and physical, depending on when you visit us!) to touch base with languages and communication. You’ll learn and have fun at the same time. We organize your whole new language experience whether online or in a foreign city according to your needs. We’ll give you advice (free of charge!) on any matter to contribute to a better stay if you decide to move and learn the language of where you’ll be, (housing, grocery shopping, traveling within the country, currency exchange, restaurants, etc.). We design tailor made lessons because we know each student has specific needs, and that’s what makes us better than any other language school. We will make sure we offer you what is best for YOU.
Right now we teach mainly Spanish, German, Portuguese, English, and French through Zoom but, coherent with what we said on the previous paragraph, we adapt to your needs, so don’t hesitate to ask about another language, or even for a teacher on site wherever you are.
We also offer language a Learn to Teach course so you can learn how to tutor your own language (or teach any language you master) and maybe even get a job and finance your stay when you travel the world! This is not a replacement for a teaching college degree, but a practical course that will give you the tools to plan a class and where you will learn some basic approaches, techniques and methods for teaching. And, as all of our courses, where you will enjoy the classes and have fun!
There is no registration fee when you pay fully in advance. You can pay via Paypal, check, wire transfer Payoneer, or if you can think of another method, we will try and make it work too!
Learning languages at base will be the experience of a lifetime!!!
Spanish, German, English, French and Portuguese
(ask us about any other language you’d like to learn!)
Every language we offer, along with students from all over the world!
Fun and enjoyable lessons!
TUTORING FOR SCHOOL
We help kids with school subjects, and teens and adults with essay writing.
LANGUAGE FOR COMPANIES
Tailored according to your field of work
LEARN TO TEACH
A training workshop to teach languages
Tips for Expats
Food is usually NOT SPICY at all in Argentina, Bring your own Tasbasco sauce!
Pack warm clothes if you come in US or European summer, and light if you come in your winter…. We’re upside down!
Public hospitals are free, but not as practical as private medicine. Make sure to have traveler’s insurance!
Exchange rate is sometimes better when done «under the table». We can help you avoid «shady» places while still getting a good rate!
Thursday nights you have a date: play with us. We gather and we play different games, charades, guess who, taboo, Argentinean “truco”, and whatever you want to propose. This activity is great to get to know each other, talk and have fun.
We offer you information and suggestions to join tango classes, in the best places in Palermo, not the ones that cost a fortune, the real Argentinean ones, where locals go. Send us an email and we will make the reservation for you. These classes (given by a third party) do have a charge but it is usually not high.
Do you know what “truco” is? Well, luckily for you we offer a special activity where we will teach you how to play the most popular card game in Argentina. You just need to be able to wink an eye (you’ll see why), and be a good “liar” (you’ll see what that means).
At BAse, we offer you the chance to get inside any industry you would like to see up close. We set up professional visits where you get the opportunity to do networking in your area of work, which can help your own business grow. Write us about your company or profession and we’ll send you a tailor-made proposal.
This activity may have an extra charge
BAse has got a beautiful roof top with a grill, beer cooler and our beloved pets. We organize ‘asados’: a popular gathering where we make a big barbecue, we drink Argentinean wine and enjoy the sunny sky of Buenos Aires. It is the perfect opportunity to meet people (both local and other foreigners) and to be a part of our custom. This activity is usually scheduled on weekends.
It costs USD $15
On Wednesdays we offer an activity outside the classroom, we visit a farmer’s market in Palermo. The idea is to practice the language with a purpose (get the vegetables for the salads in the asado!), encourage you to speak Spanish with real people, try to lose the fear and realize how much you’ve been learning with us!
Fridays were made for movie night. We will screen Argentinean and Latin American films and maybe one night you can pick your favourite movie from back home. Oh… and if you’re lucky, there’s popcorn!
From simultaneous interpretation in a congress or lecture, to translating successively in a meeting, to dubbing and subtitling for TV and film our team is ready for the challenge. Our professionals have lived in different English speaking cultures and Latin and Spanish cultures as well. Barcelona, Bogota, Mexico City and Buenos Aires on one side, New York, London, Melbourne y Jamaica on the other. Our translations not only translate the language, but also adapt terms and idioms to the targeted culture and language so original texts keep their essence, jokes, expressions and tone.
Contact us to get a quote for your material.
(weekly prices shown) Admission fee of 50 usd waived when paying monthly in advance