The University of Buenos Aires, founded 182 years ago, is
a recognized institution in Argentina and abroad due to the excellence of its
graduates, the quality of its teaching and research programs and the transfer
of knowledge to the society. The School of Philosophy and Letters,
as part of the University of Buenos Aires, has been devoted to the training
of teachers and researchers since 1896 in different areas of the humanities.
At the Laboratory of Languages, which depends on The School
of Philosophy and Letters, courses of several modern languages are offered (English,
French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Japanese) to the community. The courses
of Spanish as a foreign language started to be offered in 1991 in the
downtown area, with a population that has reached 900 foreign students a year.