Language travel, Spanish course
every Monday, all year round
You want to learn Spanish close to the beach, with great weather all year round? Then come to our Spanish school in Iquique!
Our language school in Iquique is located in the city center, very close to the beach. It was founded in 1980 and since then welcomes many international students from all over the world every year.
The special feature of this language school is its focus on cultural exchange. In addition to Spanish, the language institute in Iquique also teaches other languages such as English, German, Portuguese, Russian or even Mandarin Chinese. This is why also many Chileans attend the language school, so you can easily make contacts with locals and train your newly learned Spanish language skills. The mixture of foreign and native students in the same language center promotes a lively exchange between cultures and the interest in learning the "language of the other".
The mixture of foreign and native students in the same language center promotes a lively exchange between cultures and the interest in learning the "language of the other".
Recreational activities are offered sporadically, depending on the number of students and their interest. There are also several tour operators and agencies that offer excursions and outdoor sports such as paragliding and horse riding, among others.
WIFI is available at the school and can be used free of charge.
Northern Chile is known for its breathtaking landscape, including the driest desert on earth - the Atacama. Iquique is located on the edge of this huge desert, directly on the Pacific coast. Enormous sand dunes tower on the outskirts and offer visitors a fantastic postcard panorama.
Iquique is a port city nearly 2000 km north of Santiago de Chile and has about 200.000 inhabitants. The city center with beautiful old buildings tells the story of Iquique’s former glory during the period of the saltpetre boom, over a hundred years ago.
Endless sand beaches, a dry climate with lots of sunshine, and many cultural and adventurous activities make it a great place to live and study.
Iquique is very popular among backpackers and adventure-seekers because of the variety of adrenaline-inducing activities that can be carried out, such as surfing, sailing, paragliding, scuba diving, sand boarding, and more, so you will have plenty of things to do, once your Spanish course is done for the day.
On long weekends or before/after your stay in Iquique, you can do excursions to San Pedro de Atacama, the Atacama salt flats, and the Lauca National Park (all of which need to be done at least during a whole weekend). Peru and Bolivia are also relatively close and offer many amazing places to visit.
The language school has developed a very successful language program that guarantees fast learning success and needs-based teaching. The courses are based on three main areas: grammar, understanding and speaking. Each building block is trained and repeated through targeted exercises. All teachers have university degrees and years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
On the first day of school there will be a placement test to determine your language skills. This is used to classify the appropriate language level. There are 6 levels of difficulty (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages).
Native Spanish speakers
At the end of the course, a certificate will be issued to confirm your language level.
20 lessons / week. Maximum 6 students/group.
20 lessons / week.
The teacher can adapt the lessons to the individual learning speed and needs of each student.
During your time at the Spanish school in Iquique, you can live in a local homestay, which includes a private room and half board. This will give you a unique insight into Chilean everyday life, and you will be able to learn about language and culture. You will improve your intercultural skills and can apply what you learned in your Spanish class right away.
Our Chilean hosts are hospitable and will give you a warm welcome. For most language students, staying in a local homestay is an unforgettable experience that wonderfully rounds off the Spanish program in Iquique.
Costs & Services
Our Spanish courses in Iquique include:
- Personal support before and during the Spanish course
- Quality Spanish course
- Teaching material
- Placement test
- Drinks, tea, coffee and biscuits during breaks
- Leisure activities offered by the school (may have extra cost)
- Country handbook Chile
- Intercultural guideline
- English-speaking contact person
- Pre- departure information about your stay
- Free internet access at school
- Language certificate after completing the course
- 24/7 Emergency number
- Information about suitable travel health insurance
If booked, it also includes:
- Single room in homestay (breakfast & dinner, only breakfast)
- Free airport pick-up in Iquique for students with homestay
Additionally, you can book:
Jan 01, Mar 29, May 01, 21, Jun 09, 20, Jul 16, Ago 15, Sept 18 + 19 + 20, Oct 12, 31, Nov 01, Dec 25. Lessons will be made up.