OUR SPANISH SCHOOL IN LA PAZ
This Spanish language school is located in the heart of La Paz, just two blocks up from San Francisco church. Surrounded by nice bars, good restaurants and hostels, this is a perfect location to study Spanish in Bolivia. The cultural activities and the accommodation offered in a homestay will help you to gain understanding about the culture and traditions of Bolivia. With amazing indigenous culture, stunning natural scenery and many outdoor attractions nearby, La Paz is a great destination for a Spanish Immersion program abroad.
(Note: this school is currently not operating; we hope to have news about a re-opening date soon. Please contact us for more details).
Why Study Spanish in La Paz:
Spanish classes in La Paz are available for any level: Spanish for beginners, intermediate and advanced. As this is a small school, you will have one-on-one classes, unless there are other students of your level. The Spanish Courses are designed to meet the needs of the students, whether that´s practising conversation skills, learn Spanish quickly with basic vocabulary for your travels through Latin America or preparation for your DELE exam. If you are interested in Bolivian culture, you can also take courses of native Bolivian Languages (Aymara and Quechua), or take classes on Latin-American history and culture.
The Spanish teachers (most of them Bolivian linguists) are qualified and motivated to help you in the learning process of the Spanish language and share the rich Bolivian culture.
Immerse yourself in the Bolivian culture by living with a Bolivian host family. Not only will you learn about Bolivian culture in an up close and personal way, but you will also have the opportunity to practice Spanish with native speakers. The families love to share time with the students. The families are selected with care to provide students with the best possible experience. The Bolivian host families live near the school. Meals are not included, but you can cook for yourself. There is also the possibility only to take the Spanish lessons and organize your own accommodation in a hotel near the school.
In the afternoons, there are multiple activities to enjoy - a great way to get to know La Paz, learn more about the local Bolivian cultures, and to practice Spanish with the teachers, fellow students and locals! You can do the City Tour of La Paz, and participate in field trips to the famous local Witches Market or other markets, and to visit museums in La Paz. A popular trip is to the Moon Valley, at an hour's drive from the city centre of La Paz where you can discover some of Bolivia’s incredible natural landscapes and beautifully eroded rock formations.
Although Sucre of the official capital of Bolivia, La Paz is the governmental capital, located at an altitude of 3660 meters. The beautiful narrow alleys, colourful markets and remarkable buildings make this city very pleasant to explore, and it is fast becoming one of South America’s hottest destinations. At the background, you can see the beautiful peaks of Mount Illimani covered with snow during clear days.
In the city centre, you will enjoy good restaurants, nice cafes, bars, shopping areas and fun nightlife. It is easy to stick to a low budget, as La Paz is known to be one of the cheapest cities in South America. Finally, La Paz is home to the world’s highest and longest cable car transportation system! Make sure you make a ride for great views!
As Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America, there are plenty of possibilities for volunteering in Bolivia. You can do volunteer work in local communities in the La Paz area. For most of the projects, there is a minimum volunteer period of four weeks, and an intermediate level of Spanish is required. After your Spanish lessons, you can help at community centres for children from poor backgrounds, work as an English teacher or help out at a rural family farm, taking care of llamas and alpacas.
During the weekends or after your Spanish program in La Paz, you can explore Bolivia! Examples of the highlights of Bolivia include a visit to Lake Titicaca and the friendly town of Copacabana, or a weekend trip to the unbelievable salt flats in Uyuni, El Salar de Uyuni. Recommended city trips include Sucre or Potosi, and you can also visit the Bolivian jungle from La Paz. If you stay closer to La Paz and have a bit of an adventurist spirit, we recommend a bike tour over the famous ‘Death Road’. Or go and relax for a couple of days in tropical Coroico, at only 50 kilometres from La Paz, to get over the cold highland atmosphere of La Paz.
Reviews Spanish School La Paz:
This past week, I decided to take Spanish lessons at this school in La Paz. The communication via email before the week organising the Spanish classes was excellent, & I signed up for 4 hours each morning. Our teacher Lucia was very patient with us,... Read More
I booked a one-week long 4 hours/ day class in Bolivia. Together with another traveller, we shared one teacher in a two students’ class, that was just a really good blend of conversation and specific grammar/vocabulary that catered to our level.... Read More
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