Language travel, Spanish course
every Monday, all year round
Our language school in Pichilemu is located just outside the center of the small, pretty coastal town, in a lovely wooden house with a great patio. The relaxed atmosphere goes perfectly with the quiet way of life of Pichilemu and invites you to relax and unwind after the Spanish class. The city center and the large beach can be reached in about 15 minutes on foot, while smaller beaches are 5 minutes away.
The language school in Pichilemu was founded in 2013 to offer a high quality language program in a very informal setting. The language school right by the sea offers a wonderful contrast to studying Spanish in the capital itself. For students who would like to get to know both locations, the courses in Santiago and Pichilemu can be combined.
The majority of Spanish students in Pichilemu come from North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. There is an interesting mix of cultures and learning with other globetrotters is even more fun!
Thanks to the privileged location right on the coast and endless beaches, leisure activities are by no means neglected. The language school in Pichilemu offers leisure activities in the afternoons, evenings and weekends. For example, the school organizes Surf, kite and SUP courses in all levels of difficulty and, in addition to beach and water sports activities, also offer a wide range of cultural activities. The school also offers yoga classes and outdoor activities on site. Bicycles and mountain bikes can be rented in Pichilemu itself, so that you can explore the beautiful surroundings on your own.
As a hotspot for the international surfing scene, Pichilemu offers a lively nightlife with many trendy bars, discos and restaurants, especially in summer. In addition, various (international) surfing competitions and music events are held in Pichilemu all year round.
Depending on the number of students and their interest, leisure activities such as cooking classes, dancing classes, yoga, horseback riding, excursions, outdoor sports, etc. are offered. Some activities have an extra cost.
WIFI is available at the school and can be usded free of charge.
Pichilemu is located at the Pacific coast, 3,5 hours southeast of Chile's capital, Santiago de Chile. Although this region is known for its huaso (cowboy) culture, it’s most famous for its spectacular beaches and excellent surfing conditions for everyone, from beginners to advanced surfers.
In addition to surfing, visitors can spend their time mountain biking, kayaking, kite surfing, doing stand-up paddle (SUP), doing yoga, horseback riding, and visiting nearby farms, artisans, and wineries.
Pichilemu has primarily been a summer get-away for Chileans escaping inland heat in January and February. Consequentially, summer time is packed and lively, while off-season visits are more tranquile, although surfers come almost year-round.
Pichilemu holds on to many cultural traditions rarely seen in other parts of Chile. Huaso (cowboy) culture is prominent. Straw-hatted cowboys in ponchos roam the dirt roads, and school children often participate in traditional dancing „Cueca“ dancing competitions. Cueca is the Chilean national dance and strongly related to rural huaso culture. Despite the rural traditions, modern life is rapidly shaping Pichilemu. International big-wave surf competitions are held every year during the summer months, and several regional and national surf competitions take place throughout the whole year.
Over the last decade, Pichilemu has grown significantly and has become a very popular summer destination for young, laid-back visitors and families. Now that it is an international surf scene hotspot, Pichilemu also offers a great variety of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.
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 area is trained and repeated through targeted exercises. All teachers have university degrees and years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
6 levels according to CEFR, Common European Framework of References (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). On your first day of class, or online beforehand, you will do a placement test in order to determine your current language skills. You will then be assigned to a suitable group.
Native Spanish speakers
At the end of the course, a certificate will be issued to confirm your language level.
15 lessons / week. Maximum 8 students / group.
15 lessons / week.
The teaching material is tailored to the student's abilities and expectations, allowing the teacher to adapt each lesson to the student's individual learning speed and needs.
*Please note that the private course can be combined with the group course, to have a more intensive learning program.
Spanish + Surf
You can book afternoon surfing lessons in addition to your Spanish course. The scope of the surf lessons will be coordinated on site. The costs must also be paid on site (approx. 32 USD / 120 minutes surf course, including board and suit rental).
Students live in nice wooden holiday cabins on the grounds of the Spanish school in Pichilemu. Private rooms with shared bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen are available.
If the cottages would not be available we accommodate the students in a close-by guesthouse in a single room with shared bathrooms as well as kitchen access.
Internet WIFI is available in both options.
Costs & Services
Our Spanish courses in Pichilemu include:
- Personal support before and during the Spanish course
- Professional Spanish classes
- Teaching material
- Placement test
- Drinks, tea, coffee and biscuits during breaks
- Spare time 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 (self-catering)
Additionally, you can book:
Jan 01 + 02, Apr 07, May 01, 21, Jun 26, Jul 16, Aug 15, Sept 18 + 19, Oct 09, 27, Nov 01, Dec 08, 25.