CHILE – Spanish Course in Santiago de Chile
Location: Santiago de Chile
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Start dates: All year round
Price: from 2 weeks, 360 USD
The Spanish school in Santiago de Chile is located in the nice neighborhood of Providencia, the most popular area for foreigners in
The school was founded over 25 years ago and is one of the oldest and most succesful schools throughout Chile.
As the Spanish language has become more and more important over the years, the language school in
The friendly and motivated teachers, who are, of course, all native speakers, will teach you Spanish in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is completely up to you which Spanish course you book with us. You can choose among three different kinds. All courses are available for any Spanish level. Classes take place from Monday to Friday and always start on Mondays. One class lasts 45 minutes.
Group course: If you like to get to know other international students and study Spanish together with them, then the group course will be the best fit for you. The class has a maximum of six students to ensure personalized instruction and a convenient study environment. The standard group course consists of 20 classes per week.
Intensive course: The intensive course is the combination of the group course and additional private lessons. This assures you more personalized attention and allows you to fix language difficulties or to repeat certain topics with your private teacher parallel to your group course. You set the time schedule for the individual lessons and you can allocate the 10 additional private lessons flexibly during the afternoons.
Private course: Some students however book private lessons with a professor for 100% individualized attention. Classes are tailored to your specific needs and they are an excellent idea for professionals who seek a vocabulary for specific situations. The private course consists of 10 hours per week. Upon request the private course is also available with 20 Spanish lessons per week
Remember that the Spanish school in
Non-academic activities: In order to be able to familiarize you with Chilean culture and to get to know the country, the school regularly organizes spare time activities. Especially popular are the trips to Valparaíso or Viña del Mar on the Pacific coast, the excursions to Pablo Neruda's house on Isla Negra, rafting trips, skiing adventures, or wine tasting. You also can enjoy a wide range of workshops or activities during the week in the afternoon. A few examples are cooking lessons, dancing, barbecues, city walks, movie nights, and so on. You won't have time to get bored!
AccommodationTo make you feel as much at home as possible while staying in Chile we will do everything we can to find the perfect housing option for you. If you want to meet other international students or young professionals, we will be glad to organize a room in a shared apartment for you. You will have your own single room, while bathroom and kitchen are shared with your flat mates. Meals are not provided but you have access to the kitchen where you can store and prepare your food.
If you want to immerse yourself deeper into Chilean culture and experience Chilean life style you should live with a host family. Our families are carefully chosen and provide you with a single room in a cozy home. Living with a Chilean host family is an excellent way to get to know the real Chilean culture!
We always make our best effort to place you close to the school, next to a metro station or bus stop so that you can reach your Spanish classes easily.
If you would like to learn Spanish through a unique human experience, volunteer work will give you an opportunity that lies beyond the ordinary traveler’s reach, getting to know other realities within Chile! Anyone who wishes to gain personal experience while getting to know people and new cultures from different social backgrounds is kindly invited to volunteer. Over the years, students, professionals and retirees have all been able to obtain the unique and enriching experience of volunteer work.
Additionally to our Spanish courses in Santiago de Chile we provide volunteer work positions. You can combine your Spanish course with volunteering and dedicate half of the day to volunteer work or you can schedule the volunteer experience after the Spanish course is completed.
Volunteering allows you to help people in need while practicing your Spanish in real life situations and training your newly acquired skills.
Cooperating with different social institutions and non-profit organizations, we offer various voluntary work projects in Chile. You will meet people in special situations who will be very thankful for your help enjoying your company and learning about your home country.
This learning and cultural experience will be unforgettable!
Help to care for abandoned dogs and cats that have been rescued from the streets of Santiago. Volunteers are urgently needed!
Santiago de Chile
Social commitment is in great demand! Experience a different side of life in Latin America and help giving hope to some people!
Enrolment fee 40 USD. Check-in accommodation the sunday before the course starts, check-out on Saturday after the course has ended (extra days can be booked).
No classes on National Holidays: 2013, Jan 01, Mar 29, May 01,May 21,Jun 29, Aug 15, Sept 18 - 20, Oct 31, Nov 01, Dec 25. Classes will be made up on other days!
|Additional service||in USD|
|Airport pick-up|| 35.-
|Volunteer Placements*|| 95.-
Application fee 100 USD.
For full-day volunteer positions please see the information about Volunteer Placements in Chile...
- Orientation kit
- Local support
- 24h-Emergency Number
- Free internet access at school
- Quality Spanish Course
- Teaching material
- Evaluation test
- Refreshments, coffee and tea at school
- Activity calendar
- Language Certificate
- Santiago City Guide
- Touristic Map of Santiago
- Monthly participants' gahterings (in Santiago)
- Accommodation as booked
- Airport pick-up (if booked)
What’s not included:
- Medical Insurance
- Local Travels
Located in the centre of the country, the Chilean capital Santiago is one of the most developed and safest cities in Latin America. This is reflected in modern buildings, clean and fast subways, and big green areas. Visitors also find huge shopping malls, unbelievable architecture, and outstanding infrastructure. Santiago is the country’s economic and political center being the biggest city in Chile with 6 million inhabitants. Santiago has high rated hotels, exquisite restaurants, fancy clubs, discos, museums, many universities, theaters, and a whole lot more.
The Museo de Bellas Artes, Museum of Beautiful Art, with its exhibitions of international artists, La Moneda, the government palace, and Plaza de Armas, the main square right in the center of the city, are definitely worth a visit, too. We also recommend taking the funicular railway up Cerro San Cristobal, the hill in the heart of Santiago, from where you can enjoy an amazing view of the entire city and the beautiful Andes mountains. These majestic Andes mountains give Santiago one of the most spectacular settings of any city in the world.
And, the mountains are not only nice to admire. They offer plenty of activities within easy reach of the urban sprawl including trekking, climbing, horseback riding, skiing, kayaking, rafting, and exploring glaciers, waterfalls and hot springs. If you are lucky you will even see a Condor.
Only a little more than an hour away is the Pacific coast, for those of you who want to combine metropolitan life with beach fun.
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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.