Reviews of COINED, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Total No. of Reviews: 52
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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COINED, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3.9/5.0 
(52 reviews)
City 4.6/5.0 
Organisation 3.8/5.0 
Facilities 3.6/5.0 
Social activities 3.5/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.1/5.0 
Value for money 3.7/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 3.7/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
6. May. 2014
1. Nathalia Katarine (26 years)  - 
1. Intensive (1 Woche) + Super Intensive (1 Woche) - 2 weeks

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6. May. 2014
2. (43 years)  - 
2. Intensive (1 Woche) + Super Intensive (1 Woche) - 2 weeks

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The school is centrally located and is housed on the second floor of a very beautiful, historic building.
7. Apr. 2014
3. (28 years)  -  Canada
3. Super Intensive - 1 week

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The staff made a genuine effort to make students feel welcome and address their concerns.
14. Jan. 2014
4. (24 years)  -  Germany
4. Intensive - 4 weeks

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The people were all really friendly and very competent. I learned a lot and had a great time!
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Everybody should participate in the Blabla lessons, Sido is a brilliant teacher.
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I have studied different languages at other language Schools in different countries - Coined Buenos Aires was by far the best.
23. Oct. 2013
5. (31 years)  - 
5. Intensive - 4 weeks

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The teachers are really nice and helpful. The classes were diverse and interesting.
25. Jul. 2013
6. (27 years)  - 
6. Bildungsurlaub (20 group + 10 individual) - 2 weeks

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Buenos Aires
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Very well organized
18. Sep. 2012
7. (56 years)  - 
7. Spanish & Tango - 2 weeks

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good contact to young people, hardly any German speaking people!
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culture, art: Malba museum, Teatro Colon, Festival Mundial de Tango (August)
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The school is really centrally located. I would choose to stay with a host family again. Subtube is very full in the mornings and walking is too far. 50+ program was not available in August due to a lack of students.
5. Mar. 2012
8. (20 years)  - 
8. Intensive - 3 weeks

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The classmates were great, as well as the teachers!
19. Aug. 2011
9. (27 years)  -  Germany
9. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Teachers were quite good. Was placed just in the right level. Very attentive and helpful staff in both school and residence.
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Poor course material. Computer and kitchen in the residence were virtually useless. Room adjacent to shared shower without decent noise protection.
8. Jun. 2011
10. Melanie (26 years)  - 
10. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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1. Jun. 2010
11. (20 years)  - 
11. Standard Course - 8 weeks

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The excellent quality of education!
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Buenos Aires is full of cultural activities, places to go ... Do not forget to ask to a local (teachers, ...) and do not stick at tourist attractions!
26. Feb. 2010
12. (22 years)  - 
12. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers were very helpful and very friendly
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I found the test very difficult and high-level grammar. It did more to keep learning conversation, not grammar
9. Feb. 2009
13. (35 years)  -  Turkey
13. Super Intensive - 4 weeks

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So much to discover on the site. Everything is so well explained that it is impossible to miss!!
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Strongly recommended the Coined of Buenos Aires. Everything is there to learn in the best of conditions, live and enjoy the city, culture, art and activities. Thank you COINED Bs As for that unforgettable experience :)
9. Feb. 2009
14. Raphael (59 years)  - 
14. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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28. Nov. 2008
15.  -  France
15. Standard Course - 1 week

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Excellent class and teacher (with Sandra), free coffee/tea in the lounge
27. Nov. 2008
16. (23 years)  - 
16. Spanish & Tango - 4 weeks

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The employees were very helpful.
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If you are above 35 years old and / or not the partying type of person, do not stay in the student residence! You will be annoyed and the student will be annoyed by your complaining.
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The course was great, the city is faboulus, the people were fun! It was a top experience!!!
23. Oct. 2008
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17. Standard Course - 4 weeks

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21. Apr. 2008
18. (35 years)  -  Sweden
18. Spanish & Tango - 1 week

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the people and the good atmosphere
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read the board from day one to see all activities
21. Feb. 2008
19. (42 years)  - 
19. Standard Course - 1 week

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very friendly and helpful people in the office, generally a good atmosphere
28. Nov. 2007
20. (47 years)  - 
20. Spanish & Tango - 2 weeks

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Very good organisation and very good and nice teachers
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Tangoshow
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I really enjoyed my stay in Buenos Aires. The school is well organised and the teacher was very nice and the lessons were very interesting. Very good atmosphere. It feels like family. I met a lot of people. I also enjoyed the tangoclass.
28. Nov. 2007
21. (63 years)  -  Belgium
21. Senior Spanish Program - 2 weeks

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14. Nov. 2007
22. (60 years)  - 
22. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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The location and the beauty of the building
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The teaching staff is highly competent and motivated.
4. Apr. 2007
23. (40 years)  - 
23. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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nice building in nice area ( downtown)
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San Telmo Flea Market, Cafe Tortoni, Tango Show
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free activities mainly for young people, cultural activities practically not offered
19. Mar. 2007
24. (35 years)  -  Germany
24. Super intensive course (4 h group + 2 h individual) - 1 week

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friendly staff
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A Sunday horse race in the Hipodromo. Free entrance for women.
1. Mar. 2007
25. (30 years)  - 
25. Standard Course - 13 weeks

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The patience and the adaptability of the teachers
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The nightlife in Buenos Aires ! ;-)
13. Feb. 2007
26. Laura-marie (24 years)  - 
26. Standard Course - 8 weeks

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9. Feb. 2007
27. Spinelli (27 years)  - 
27. Spanish & Tango - 2 weeks

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26. Dec. 2006
28. (20 years)  -  Netherlands
28. Standard Course - 4 weeks

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Met a lot of interesting international people.
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I would like to reccommend the Student residence: a lot of fun, cosiness, etc. And very close to school.
27. Nov. 2006
29. (32 years)  - 
29. Super intensive course (4 h group + 2 h individual) - 1 week

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young enthusiastic staff
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Well organized, motivating environment
6. Sep. 2006
30. (47 years)  - 
30. Intensive SP - 4 weeks

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4. Aug. 2006
31. (19 years)  -  Denmark
31. Intensive SP - 2 weeks

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I loved my trip to BA, it was fantastic. I learned a lot of stuff, met very nice people and had a very good time.
1. May. 2006
32. (24 years)  - 
32. Standard Course - 3 weeks

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Some teachers have very good skills
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they should try to get to know locals, not only students
15. Feb. 2006
33.  -  Turkey
33. Standard Course - 4 weeks

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place of the school and accomodation
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if you're not happy with the teacher, tell them and change it.
10. Feb. 2006
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34. Standard Course - 5 weeks

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it is nicely placed in the city center
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be careful with the afternoon trips they offer. e.g. a tango show that is incredibly overpriced.
19. Dec. 2005
35.  -  Polynesie Francaise
35. Standard Course - 4 weeks

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teaching in small groups, good teachers
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poor support material (books), no laboratory
27. Aug. 2005
36. (23 years)  - 
36. Super Intensive (+35h)

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The professors are absolutely great, well trained and really nice plus nice building if anyone should care about architecture and cleanliness. Tea and coffee for free!
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If you like meat then "Siga la Vaca" is the place to go to. It´s a restaurant close to Puerto Madero where you have "tenedor libre" for less than 10 Euros including a bottle of wine and a dessert as well. :: A second place is to eat well is "Petanque" a fantastic french restaurant with the best Creme Brulee I have ever had! It is in San Telmo close to a flea market. :: Yeah, and the flea markets in Recoleta and in San Telmo are worth more than just one visit. It is so great to talk to the people that craft the stuff you might buy plus they like to talk so it is a good way to test your knowledge.
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The school is situated very close to the Obelisco on Avenida 9 de Julio meaning you can reach it easily using the underground. Furthermore, it is close to a lot of sights and the shopping scene. I totally enjoyed the time I spent within and around this particular school. Talk to the staff if you need information on any kind of activities, places to eat, whatever. Even if they cannot answer immediately they will definetely find the answer later on. The classes are completely mixed and there are few students even in the so-called group classes. I never heard of a class with more than 6 students. The school distinguishes between 7 skill levels. The workbooks for each level are provided by the school and are quite well structured. If you are bored by one level it´s not a big deal to advance to the next level and leave your original fellows behind. This guarantees the best education according to your skills. In the end you can take an exam. It is to determine your actual level that will be stated on a certificate you will receive. Don´t be scared! But if you really do not want to make the final test, you will get a certificate as well. This one only contains the amount of hours you have done in the school. A second certificate is for personal use. Your professor will judge several things like oral and written understanding, ability to express yourself. Finally, some critics. The school only provides internet access via modem and with two computers only. This might change quickly, don´t know. Anyway, it´s not a big problem cause you will find a locutorio (internet cafe) in almost every single block plus it is cheap (an hour is about 40 cents).
19. May. 2005
37. (24 years)  -  Usa
37. General

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My host family was very nice. But be warned, some families (including mine) are 50 minutes from the school.
12. May. 2005
38. (24 years)  - 
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The teachers and the staff are very nice and friendly
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Don't book your guest family in advance. Check into a hostel the first days and then take a look at different famlies, before you decide. ==> Good hostel tip for the first few days: Che lugarto in downtown.
12. Apr. 2005
39. (23 years)  - 
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Very friendly teachers!
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If you book the airport pickup, doublecheck with the school where EXACTELY the driver is supposed to wait :) . And don't pay for half or full board - you'll only get vouchers for a restaurant around the corner
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a little chaotic in some manners, but in the end a great school in an even greater city. I can only recommend it!
4. Apr. 2005
40. (28 years)  -  Alemania
40. Super Intensive (+35h)

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Tango lessons!
27. Dec. 2004
41. Anonymous  - 
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20. Dec. 2004
42. Clara (29 years)  - 
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22. Nov. 2004
43. (23 years)  - 
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my teacher Hugo
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sightseeing in B.A.
20. Oct. 2004
44. (26 years)  -  Polonia
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I'd only recommend Coined. I attended the class with great pleasure, and I learned a lot about language and daily life of the locals. The school's environment was very, very nice. Everybody was so friendly and always helping us in order to sort out our doubts and problems. I hope to be back someday to continue with my lessons.
30. Sep. 2004
45. Richard  -  Switzerland
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18. Aug. 2004
46. (26 years)  -  Usa
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Enjoy Buenos Aires. I went out 23 out of 24 nights.
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Andres is great. Speak up if you have any questions whatsoever. Ask to change classes if it's too easy or difficult.
17. Mar. 2004
47. (27 years)  -  Germany
47. One-to-One

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The teachers and facilities were outstanding!
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There are great Tango demonstrations at Plaza Dorrego on Sundays!
5. Mar. 2004
48. (32 years)  -  Switzerland
48. General

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the teachers are very good, small classes
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The host family was very friendly, altough the price for accomodation is too high (or the family gets only a small part of what i pay!!) And 60 min...is quite a distance! (especially to get home at night...)
LanguageCourse.Net: The school now offers a student residence which is reaonably priced,located downtown, 5 minutes away from School and Buenos Aires main tourist attractions, in the Peru Street close to the Plaza de Mayo.
5. Mar. 2004
49. (23 years)  -  Deutschland
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the people I meet there, The director
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Night live in Bs. As.!!
5. Mar. 2004
50. (20 years)  -  Usa
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the people who work there are all very friendly and helpful, the teachers are all wonderful!
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1. i have a lot of friends at COINED who were not satisfied with their internship placement. make sure you are very specific about what you want and that you get it. 2. if you are not learning much in group classes, switch to individual ones.
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It seems that although the peso dropped and no longer equals the dollar, the prices for everything did not follow suit. this seems to be a common trait in all of argentina´s language schools. however, it poses a particular difficulty concerning the host families. Almost everyone I knew who was staying in a host family felt uncomfortable with not knowing how much the family was receiving and vice versa for the family. i believe the family receives less than 30% of what we pay, which is pretty ridiculous. it´s uncomfortable because we are paying more than enough to rent the best apartments in the ritziest areas, and thus would expect something outstanding from our host family experience in exchange. the problem is that the families are not aware of thus, nor or they receiving enough to inspire an outstanding experience delivery.
LanguageCourse.Net: The school now offers a student residence which is reaonably priced,located downtown, 5 minutes away from School and Buenos Aires main tourist attractions, in the Peru Street close to the Plaza de Mayo.

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