OUR SPANISH SCHOOL IN SANTIAGO
This Spanish language school is located in the modern part of Santiago, the capital of Chile. It is on a quiet street, just ten minutes away from Barrio Bellavista, Santiago´s bohemian neighbourhood. The school houses in a charming, old mansion from the 20th century, now declared a national historical monument. There are nine bright classrooms, a library and a garden with a ping pong table, and a cafeteria with five computers and Wi-Fi. Nearby there are nice restaurants and parks, and it is only three subway stops from downtown Santiago. The school has several accreditations.
Why Study Spanish in Santiago:
With one on one attention and an encouraging atmosphere, this school provides the perfect environment to learn Spanish. Choose between 20, 30 or 35 (30 in the group and five private) hour Spanish classes in small groups with a maximum of 8 students (average 4). You can also take individual Spanish lessons.
There are seven different levels. For beginner and intermediate levels, the school works with workbooks (free). For the advanced level, the teachers work with videos, newspaper articles, literature, and music of Chilean songwriters to create an interactive classroom that focuses on reading, listening, and conversation.
Special Spanish courses include Commercial Spanish, Medical Spanish, Spanish for lawyers, Spanish and wine, Spanish and Ski and Spanish for DELE examination preparation.
The school offers carefully selected options for accommodation. All housing options are within a 45-minute radius from the school. There are different options. You can opt for a shared apartment, where you will have a private bedroom, and share everything else with a Chilean flat owner and other students. You can also choose a student residence, which is good if you would like to get to know a lot of new people. The third option is a family home stay: live with a Chilean family, taste real Chilean food, improve your Spanish skills and get to know the Chilean culture.
The school offers a varied activity program. There is a welcome reception with typical empanadas and drinks for new students, an exchange program with Chilean students, and a salsa or tango dance class. There are also field trips such as a visit to a vineyard with wine-tasting, or a visit to a museum. The school offers lectures and cultural activities too, as they want to give the students deeper insight into the Chilean society and culture.
Santiago is considered one of the safest cities in South America, a perfect base to explore Chile, also called “the country of the extremes”. At just 90 minutes away from the coastline and the Andes mountain range, it is a well-known ski resort. Santiago offers good public transportation and a warm Mediterranean climate.
Within a day's travel of Santiago, you can visit Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, the vineyards, the beach, the best Chilean ski resorts or the picturesque harbour city of Valparaíso. The variety of culture here is some of the best all of South America. Admire the Moneda Palace, the Cathedral and other historic buildings and visit the Santa Lucia or the San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views. Visit the central market for a great variety of Chilean seafood.
The school offers interesting volunteer programs in Chile. You can start your volunteer program after your Spanish course to ensure that you have a good basis for the Spanish language. Participating in a volunteer program will help language development and will allow students to see the reality of life in Chile. Please contact us for all the volunteering options in Santiago.
There are many interesting tours you can do from Santiago to explore the surrounding. Visit the colourful harbour city of Valparaíso and Vina del Mar, or take a tour to the House of the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda: Isla Negra, combined with the fish market San Antonio, with huge sea lions, pelicans, penguins.
There are many adventure tours on offer too: horseback riding, climbing, trekking in the Andean mountains. A popular tour is the 3-hour trek Morado Glacier: this is an amazing glacier with small icebergs floating in the glacier formed lake.
Reviews Spanish School Santiago:
The staff and teachers I had a contact at the school in Chile with were kind and friendly. The pace can be fast, but I re-took the weeks I felt I needed to. As students, we will learn according to how much study time we put in too!! They support you... Read More
I would recommend this institute to anyone interested in learning this beautiful language. A very good place to start when you want to learn Spanish. I went from practically not speaking Spanish, to fluent within five months. The teachers are very... Read More
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