Learn Spanish at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina
The land of tango, «gauchos,» and cultural diversity.


The National University of Córdoba is located in the city that bears its name. It has a long-standing history which has extended to the province, known as «la docta» (“the instructed” or “the educated”), due to both the famous graduates from its classrooms and the «university atmosphere» that can be felt in its streets and neighborhoods, where students from other provinces and countries gather.

It was founded by the Jesuit order in 1613. It has a student population of approximately one hundred and forty thousand. Its classrooms are spread across the 50-acre University campus (known as “University City”), the historic center and the province of Córdoba. It has 15 schools, 2 high schools, 145 research centers and institutes, 25 libraries, 20 museums, 1 blood products laboratory, 2 hospitals, 1 blood bank, 2 astronomical observatories, 1 nature reserve, and 1 multimedia group composed of 2 television channels, 2 radios (AM and FM), and 1 news portal.

It offers a wide range of academic programs in undergraduate, graduate, specialization, master’s and doctoral degrees.


Second city of the country, strategic location at the center.
International airport.
Access to the main touristic destinies.
Cultural richness and diversity.

What is

The Spanish and Latin American Culture Program

 (PECLA, by its initials in Spanish) is the program offered by the National University of Córdoba for non-Spanish speaking international students interested in learning or improving their Spanish proficiency. UNC has a long history of hosting foreign students from around the world and over a hundred years of experience in language teaching. This places it as a forefront institution in Argentina in fostering an environment of interculturality built on knowledge, awareness, and respect for multiculturalism.

Students will engage in cultural experiences related to music, visual arts, tourist circuits, the productive sector, «gauchos» traditions, and they will even take tango lessons.

The best way of learning Spanish is in the land of Messi and Ginóbili.


The courses are certified by the UNC and meet international standards regarding content, levels, exams, and teaching staff.

Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Spanish 3
Spanish 4
English for Health Sciences
Business Spanish
Argentine Literature
Argentine Cinema
Argentine Culture
Latin American Culture
Development of Language Skills


PECLA’s classrooms are located in Pabellón Argentina, the iconic building situated in the heart of our campus known as «University City», which covers more than 50 acres, with urban bus services, student cafeterias, sports fields, and wooded parks.

Group of teachers

The teachers leading the courses are graduates of the National University of Córdoba who hold undergraduate or postgraduate degrees and have extensive experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

Imagine learning Spanish among friends, in the land of barbecue and mate.


Accommodation in host families or student residences

Single or shared rooms

Breakfast and dinner provided

Lunch at campus


Welcome and orientation day.
Guided tours to points of interest.
Excursions to the mountains of Córdoba.
Tango classes.
Exploration of local (“criolla”) cuisine.
Speaking partners program.
Internship program.
Student social engagement program.
Farewell dinner.

Testimonials from our students

When I first arrived in Córdoba, I didn´t know what to expect, but they were always there to help me. I thank them from the bottom of my heart.


Thank you so much! The topics and debates that arose were very interesting and…
the teacher was great!


I take with me wonderful conversations in Spanish and a beautiful new family.
All my love for this city.


Contact Us

Patio de las Palmeras (Ala Sur).
Pabellón Argentina PB.
Haya de la Torre S/N. Ciudad Universitaria. Córdoba, Argentina.

+54 351 535 3751 ext. 12916