CHILE - Spanish Course in Pucón
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Start dates: All year round
Price: from 2 weeks, 450 USD
The Spanish school is located in Pucon, right in the middle of the beautiful Chilean Lake District and has a very familiar and personal atmosphere. The school building is in the center of the city and the students can easily reach shops, bars, restaurants, tour operators, supermarket and of course the beach of th Lake Villarrica. The Spanish school is equipped with 6 classrooms, a cozy patio and a business center with Internet access.
Due to many years of experience the school has developed excellent teaching methods and all the teachers are native speakers. The Spanish language courses are of high quality and within just a short period of time you will realize that your language skills have greatly improved!
In order to obtain satisfying results within a short period of time and to give you enough time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the Spanish school in Pucón focuses on one-on-one Spanish classes. The lessons are customized according to your needs and will be taught as effectively as possible. Teaching material and learning speed are adjusted for you. The learning model is perfect for travelers who want to get prepared for their southern Patagonia experience!
Since we want you to learn Spanish in the most effective way possible, the courses are one-on-one (one student per class) and one-on-two (two students per class). Classes are from Monday to Saturday, but you will only have school five days a week. You can start your course any day of the week. On your days off you can explore Pucón’s beautiful surroundings. One class lasts 60 minutes and you will attend two or three classes per day. The language school also provides you with additional material like Spanish magazines or study reviews to give you the opportunity to do some studying on your own.
Courses are divided into 6 different proficiency levels: Beginner A1, A2, Intermediate B1, B2, Advanced C1, C2). The teaching material will be defined after a short oral evaluation test on the first day of school.
No matter what course you choose, the cozy character of the town and the school plus the highly qualified and motivate teachers at Language Pucón guarantee relaxed studies in a personal and friendly atmosphere.
Non-academic activities: Learning a language does not always have to take place in the classroom. At our partner school in Pucón you will also have the chance to participate in excursions. All excursions are in Spanish. You are also more than welcome to join the day and weekend trips or the popular dance classes – all excellent options to practice your newly acquired Spanish language skills and to get in touch with local people!
In Pucón you will be staying with one of the carefully chosen host families, giving you the excellent opportunity to get to know more about this wonderful country, discovering Chilean traditions, culture and typical Chilean food. You will have your own room but might share the bathroom with family members. You can use common areas, like the living or dining room and the kitchen as well. The accommodation includes full board and provides you with 3 delicious meals each day of the week.
Living with your host family enables you to immerse into local culture and to practice your Spanish skills outside the classroom in real life situations.
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For double rooms add 245 USD / week.
- 3 meals / day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Orientation kit
- Local support
- 24h-Emergency Number
- Free internet access at school
- Airport pick-up
- Teaching material
- Evaluation test
- Language Certificate
- Quality Language Course
What’s not included:
- Medical Insurance
- Visa (if necesary)
- Personal expenses
The city of Pucón is located approximately 485 miles south of the capital, Santiago de Chile, very close to the famous volcano Villarrica. Pucón has approximately 14.000 inhabitants and has a highly developed tourism sector. The city is an absolute paradise for nature and outdoor lovers, offering a wide range of opportunities from skiing in the winter, to rafting, horseback riding, and hiking and biking in the summer. The lovely lake Villarrica and the sunny beaches invite you to relax and take a swim while always admiring the view of the volcano with its snow-capped top.
The many rivers in the surrounding area provide excellent locations for fishing and rafting. In the high season during summer time Pucón is a favorite destination of international and national tourists which is reflected in the excellent nightlife and tourist infrastructure. Besides endless bars, nightclubs and pubs you might also be lucky in the local casino – a great opportunity to raise your travelling budget!
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|Chile is truly a country like no other in South America. This long and narrow country embraces the Pacific Ocean on the coast to the east, squeezed by the Andes Mountains and Argentina to the west, and borders Bolivia and Peru to the northwest. Chile takes great pride in being the longest country in the world with an incredible length of 2,700 miles a width of only 115 miles. Due to the country’s vast length, a wide range of climatic zones and weather conditions exist with an average daily difference of thirty-eight degrees between northern Arica and southern Patagonia.
While the country’s total population adds up to about 16 million, almost 6 million or 40% of Chileans live in the country’s capital of Santiago. About 85% of the country's population live in urban areas, while an incredible 15% of the population are responsible for agricultural productions of oranges, avocados, flowers, melons and numerous other products. Moreover, the relatively small central valley around Santiago dominates the country in terms of agricultural resources.
If your Chilean travels take you outside the economic and cultural side of Chile, you will find landscape variety in forests, grazing lands, spectacular volcanoes, rocky and sandy coasts, and shimmering lakes. With a little extra local knowledge, you might be lucky to discover the labyrinth of fjords, beautiful inlets, remote islands and historic glaciers.
Chile’s most known attractions for adventurers and culture seekers alike are Easter Island, Robinson Crusoe Island, the southern region of Patagonia and famous Altiplano in the north. Further, within a two-hour radius from Santiago are spectacular beaches, glacial hiking, climbing, biking, surfing, wine tours and much more. From the world’s driest desert in the north, endless coastline in the west, majestic Andes in the east, smoking volcanoes, virgin forests, lakes, fjords, rivers and glaciers in the south, there is something for everybody in Chile.
The best time to travel to Chile depends greatly on what you hope to see and do. If your mission is to play hard in the southern region, the most accessible months to the backcountry of Patagonia are December through March. The months of November through February are fantastic for long days, hot, dry weather and empty city streets in central Chile. For skiers, along with rain in the city, snow begins to fill the mountains again from July through September. In northern Chile, the Atacama Desert is easily accessible all year. March is a general all around ideal month to explore Chile from north to south because this is the transition time from summer to the winter cold and rainy seasons.
We believe you’ll find Chileans are generally quiet but welcoming people. They are very proud of their amazing country and love to talk about its endless variety. The Chileans are very kind, helpful and will soon consider you to be their “amigo” so you will never feel lonely.