THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
is the second most spoken language in the world due to the number of speakers who claim it as their native tongue (after Mandarin Chinese). It is spoken as a first and second language amongst 450 and 500 million people. It is the third most spoken language as a first or second language after Mandarin Chinese and English combined, and is the mother tongue to 400 million people worldwide... Read more
Spanish School in Santiago, CHILE
This Spanish language school is located in the modern part of Santiago, the capital of Chile. It is situated on a quiet street, next to some quaint restaurants and popular parks and just ten minutes away from Barrio Bellavista, Santiago´s bohemian neighbourhood. The school is also just three subway stops away from the city centre. It is located in a charming, old mansion that was built in the 20th century and is now declared a national historic monument. With one on one attention and an encouraging atmosphere, this school provides the perfect environment to learn Spanish.
The school has 9 bright classrooms, a library and a garden with a ping pong table. There is also a cafeteria with 5 computers and Wi-Fi is available throughout the whole building.
SPANISH PROGRAM IN SANTIAGO
You may choose to take 20, 30 or 35 (30 group and 5 private) hours of Spanish classes per week. For private lessons, you can choose your schedule according to your preference. There is a maximum of 8 students per class, but generally there are approximately 4 students per class.
The courses are divided into seven different levels. One level takes 1 week to finish, which means that the fundamental Spanish grammar is done in only 7 weeks.
In the beginner and intermediate levels, the school works with workbooks, which students receive for free. In the advanced level, the school uses videos, newspaper articles, literature, films and music of Chilean songwriters to create a more interactive classroom that focuses on reading, listening, and conversation.
The teaching method used is communicative and interactive. All teachers are native speakers with a university degree and many years of experience.
Special Spanish courses include commercial Spanish, Medical Spanish, Spanish for lawyers, Spanish and wine, Spanish and skiing and DELE examination preparation.
ACCOMMODATION IN SANTIAGO
The school offers carefully selected options for accommodation. All housing options are within a 45 minute radius from the school. There are different options for accommodation. You can opt for a shared apartment, where you will have a private bedroom, but will share everything else with a Chilean flat owner and/or other students. Another option is a family home stay. This gives you the opportunity to live with a Chilean family, taste real Chilean food, improve your Spanish and get to know the culture. Other options for housing include hostels, hotels, mini-apartments or one-room studios.
ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR SPANISH PROGRAM
In addition to teaching Spanish, the school is also dedicated to giving students insight into the culture, socio-economical, political, ecological and historical aspects of Chile. Once a week, the students will visit museums, memorials, vineyards, etc. together with the school. Other activities in Santiago include:
- A welcome reception with wine and empanadas for new students
- Chilean cinema
- Salsa classes
- Free guided field trips in Santiago (such as a visit to a vineyard with wine-tasting, or a visit to a museum)
- An exchange program between foreign students and local Chilean students
SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Chile is one of the most interesting, beautiful and sophisticated countries in South America. The country lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain range. The country offers a variety of cultures and landscapes, from volcanoes to forests and fjords. Chile is also home to the beautiful Easter Islands.
Santiago, the capital of Chile, is surely one of the safest places in South America. Located just 90 minutes away from the coastline and the Andes mountain range, it is one of the most well-known ski resorts in South America. It is the perfect place to study Spanish.
EXCURSIONS IN SANTIAGO
The school organizes different excursions in Santiago on the weekends. Excursions are usually 2 or 3 days. Excursions include:
- Trekking in the Andes
- Trip to the Pristine hot springs
- Trip to La Campa National Park
- Visit to the coast and Isla Negra-House of Pablo Neruda
- Trekking to the Morado Glacier
- Visit to a vineyard and wine-tasting
- Horseback riding in the Andes
- Climbing tours
- Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
For people more interested in the city life, the school also arranges merengue, salsa and tango classes in Santiago.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN SANTIAGO
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 of the 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.
WE RECOMMEND THIS SPANISH SCHOOL IN SANTIAGO BECAUSE:
- Santiago is a remarkable city to visit, with a rich culture
- The school’s location is very unique, close to the famous Barrio Bellavista and the city centre
- The personal attention and warm atmosphere offered to the students provides a perfect environment to learn Spanish
- The school offers many special Spanish programs
- The school organizes many activities, offering the opportunity for a deeper insight in the Chilean culture
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