Who Are Spanish & Beyond

Spanish and beyond is a Spanish language school that takes learning Spanish beyond the classroom. We believe that the best way to learn a language is by participating in activities you enjoy and immersing yourself into the language and culture.

Based is Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, Argentina, Spanish and beyond philosophy is to employ excellent teachers to support students in the classroom or over the internet, alongside providing a host of activities that get students speaking. Whether it is food, art, sport, adventure, community service or cultural activities we have a host of activities and lesson plans for Spanish at every level.

Our Cultural Immersion Tours allow you to travel to Argentina with a boutique group of travellers.  Our Mostly Argentina tours have been designed to be small in size and but rich on experience.  Our local knowledge of Argentina and the surrounding areas ensures that our clients travel within Argentina to both the must see sites as well as the loads less traveled.

Family Comes First

Spanish and beyond is truly a family team.  The team starts in Sydney and ends in Argentina, where you will find that each and every one of our staff and suppliers will treat you as part of their family.



Chris Ward

Founder and Argentina Operations Manager (aka Son)

Chris Ward originally from Sydney Australia and now permanently based in Santa Rosa will be your host when you travel to Spanish and beyond.  He will be there to meet you at the airport and organise all the classes and activities that you want to participate in.

Having worked within Business Management in Sydney, Chris knows how to organise your time so you make the most of the Spanish immersion experience.

Spanish & Beyond: Chris

Yanina Rodriguez

Founder, Teaching Support and Local Hospitality (aka Daughter-in-Law)

Yanina has developed her English through extensive language lessons in Argentina and Australia. She lived in Sydney for a year and has lived the cultural immersion experience. Yanina teaches English and Spanish in the local primary schools within Santa Rosa de Calamuchita.

Spanish & Beyond: Yani

Louise Ward

Tour Manager (aka Mum)

Louise has spent the past 40 years travelling with her husband Robert Ward and supporting him in various Global positions, including two relocations to New York.  Throughout the years, she has organised many corporate events and plenty of events within the home too!

After travelling back and forth from Argentina visiting Chris and his family, she has gained in-depth knowledge of the area and has made wonderful local contacts.  Louise’s warmth and attention to detail will ensure that the tour you custom build together will be one that you will cherish forever.

Spanish & Beyond: Louise

Rob Ward

Finance Director (aka Dad)

You know that your investment in Spanish and beyond is in good hands with Rob looking after your financial commitment. Rob has spent the majority of his career as an Accountant at a Global Accountancy Firm. He now heads up a team at The Australia Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Spanish & Beyond: Rob Ward

Melissa Wilkinson

Communications Manager (aka Sister)

Melissa has been working for the past 15 years, in a range of Public Relations, marketing journalism and business building opportunities.

She runs her own business but spends as much time as she can supporting Spanish and beyond with website updates, our quarterly newsletter, Skype lessons and new business opportunities.

She has travelled to Spanish and beyond, In Santa Rosa de Calamuchita and is happy to support clients either in marketing or building the right travel package.
Melissa has travelled extensively through South America, Europe where she was based in London for four years, Africa and Asia.

Spanish & Beyond: Melissa