Learn Spanish in Santiago de Chile, Chile
Santiago de Chile is a modern, prosperous, city, enjoying a high standard of living compared with most South American cities.
Ideally located half way between the Andes Mountains and the coast, Santiago de Chile is an excellent base from which to explore the rest of the country. Skiing is very popular during the winter months, with excellent ski slopes just a couple of hours’ drive away. Alternatively, there are excellent beaches just a similar distance to the west.
To someone who has not been to Chile before, Santiago is a surprise, being much more modern, safe and developed than most people expect before their arrival – yet lying in the heart of a country with magnificent mountains, unspoilt beaches and virgin temperate rain forests.
In many ways Santiago is a ‘gentle’ introduction to South America, a language study destination which would genuinely suit most people interested in learning Spanish abroad.
The teachers were excellent in that they were really able to help you to learn the material well.
I greatly enjoyed my experience at the school in Santiago! I learned an amazing amount of Spanish in 3 months, and was able to interact with great staff and professors.
Everyone at the school was very friendly and answered questions readily. I had two different teachers in the 2 weeks I spent at the school.
I began in group lessons for the first two weeks, but quickly realized I needed more and changed to private 25/30 hour weeks, without a problem. I stayed in the home of a charming and gracious family.
The instruction and learning environment was superb each of my two weeks there.
The course was excelent, I stayed for 6 months and enjoyed every day. The activities where great and I can now speak spanish more or less with ease.
Our school in Santiago de Chile
Located in a wealthy area of Santiago, our school in Santiago de Chile offers a Spanish language course abroad for students of all levels. Our school is a detached building, standing in its own grounds, with 15 spacious classrooms, 6 computers with Internet, wireless Internet access, a library and extensive patio for students to use at break time and after class.
|Lesson length:||50 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||17|
|Average class size:||8|
|Course materials included:||Yes|
|Average number of students:||Summer (70) - Winter (40) per week|
|Included in fees:||Material and free activities|
|Typical activities:||City tour in the city, salsa lessons, cooking class, visit vineyards|
|Paid activities:||Weekend trips, vineyard, cooking class|
|School closed on:||01/01, 17/04, 18/04, 01/05, 12/06, 29/06, 16/07, 15/08, 18/09, 19/09, 12/10, 31/10, 01/11, 08/12, 25/12, 31/12|
You can study Spanish on a ‘Standard’ Spanish course of 20 lessons/week, or on a ‘Super-Intensive’ course, if you want to learn as much Spanish as you can during your stay in Santiago de Chile. The ‘Super-Intensive Course’ is the ‘standard’ Spanish course, plus10 private Spanish lessons/week. Our school in Santiago de Chile also offers a ‘Business Spanish’ course, DELE Exam Preparation course and ‘Spanish for Lawyers’ course. Each Spanish class is 55 minutes long and there is a maximum of just 6 students per class. This small group size naturally helps students who study at our school learn Spanish more quickly.
For those who want to ski at the same time as they study Spanish abroad, our school in Santiago de Chile offers a special ‘Spanish and Skiing’ course (June-September), with 20 Spanish lessons/week over 4 days, ski left passes and transportation to the ski slopes included.
You can immerse yourself in the Spanish language and in Chilean culture by staying with a Chilean host family, where you will practice the Spanish that you learn on your course with native speakers. If you like, you can stay in a ‘Host Family Plus’, with double bed, private bathroom, television and free airport transfer on arrival.
Alternatively, our school, in Santiago de Chile can arrange accommodation for you in a shared student apartment.
Our Spanish school in Santiago de Chile organises an extensive program of after class activities for all those who study at the school, including visits within Santiago, parties, dinners out with tutors, Salsa lessons, horse riding trips, vineyard tour, white-water rafting, beach trips, plus skiing and snowboarding in the Andes Mountains. These activities ensure that students enjoy their time in Santiago de Chile, as well as helping students to use out of class the Spanish that they learn on their course at our school.
Chile today ...Argentina next!
I have been at the Santiago school for five weeks now, and I absolutely love it! I know that my spanish has improved tremendously and I have so many opportunities to practice it. Immediately after arriving, I felt very welcomed by the teachers and staff. Everyone is so friendly here!!
I was a little nervous as to what my host family would be like, but I absolutely love them. I live with a woman and her 4 year old daughter. Everyday I can practice my spanish by talking with them. They live about 10 minutes walk to school which is perfect for me.