OUR SPANISH SCHOOL IN SANTO DOMINGO
Studying Spanish in the Dominican Republic and enjoy the exotic Caribbean, the easy-going lifestyle and the tropical weather while immersing your self in the Spanish language. Our Spanish school in the capital city Santo Domingo is located in the “Zona Universitaria”, right in front of the oldest university in the Americas, the UASD. There are many interesting places nearby, and it’s very easy to meet the Dominican University students in the street and kiosks on the streets. The classrooms and communal rooms of the school are furnished in a simple, Caribbean style, and there is a nice garden around the building with several terraces and a cosy cafeteria.
Why Study Spanish in Santo Domingo:
The school´s goal is to improve students´ communicative skills, and the key focus is to make you speak Spanish quickly! Group Spanish courses have a maximum of 7 students and take place in the morning. You can choose between 20 or 30 hours a week; there are courses for all levels starting from Spanish for beginners to advanced. With the Spanish PLUS program, you combine group classes in the morning with private classes in the afternoon. During the private classes, the teachers organize educational outings in town, so you can practise in everyday situations with local Spanish speakers.
Would you like a deeper insight into Dominican culture and history, the traditions, and their passion for baseball, domino, and dance? Then the Spanish and Cultural Course is for you! Additionally, a Spanish and Dancing course is available as well as Business Spanish, Medical Spanish, and preparation for the DELE exam.
Living with our carefully selected host families in Santo Domingo allows students to explore the local culture fully. Most families are 30 minutes away from the school by public transport. You will have a private room, a shared bathroom and half board (breakfast and dinner). If you prefer to live with other students in a more private setting, we offer shared apartments, located in Zona Universitaria at 2-minute walking distance from school. The students will have a private room with the other facilities shared.
In addition to Spanish courses, the school provides fun afternoon activities to immerse students in the Dominican culture. Every week there is a welcome dinner for new students. During the afternoons, there are cooking workshops or music and dance classes. Music and dance are at the heart of Dominican life, and here you will learn how to dance Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. The Beach Volleyball events are very popular too as well as the BBQ’s in the garden and the bar and disco tour at night.
Santo Domingo lies on the south coast of the Dominican Republic. This Caribbean metropolis of approx. 2.5 million inhabitants, is a multicultural mix of Spanish-American, African, and European influences. This city is full of vibrant nightlife, markets and historical sites. Many early 16th-century buildings bear witness that Santo Domingo is the oldest city of the New World. The Zona Colonial has been carefully restored to retain its original charm and was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Santo Domingo is also a modern, driven city. At night, the city trembles to the rhythm of Merengue and Bachata, the musical soul of the Dominicans.
Are you interested in volunteer work in Latin America? Do not miss this opportunity in the Dominican Republic. You can participate in different volunteer projects in Santo Domingo, and improve your Spanish while supporting local community projects. Work in a centre for young girls who come from difficult family backgrounds, help organizing activities and workshops for the children (English classes, games, painting, and theatre) in a community centre or work in an animal rescue centre.
Santo Domingo is an amazing destination for a Spanish language course! The largest city of the Caribbean is bustling with things to do. Explore the beautiful Zona Colonial, watch the changing of the guards at the Panteon Nacional and follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus to the “Alcazar de Colon”- another UNESCO Site. Other interesting places are the Botanic Gardens or the Plaza de Espana. At the other side of the river, watch the enormous lighthouse Faro de Colon and don’t miss Park “Los Tres Ojos,” a natural area with three interesting, freshwater lakes that are partially located inside, surrounded by stalagmites and lush vegetation. You can reach one of the lagoons after a short raft trip over a subterranean, intense green-turquoise blue water. Juan Dolio and Guayacanes are popular beach towns nearby. There are also opportunities to play tennis and golf.
Reviews Spanish School Santo Domingo:
The service provided before the start of the program was really great and very attending. The teachers of the school are very good, and I liked the study material uses for classes. All in all, I enjoyed the people and the culture of Santo Domingo; it... Read More
My favourite place with my favourite people! All the professors are amazing. I learned so much in a short amount of time. The best part was meeting people from all over the world and making lifelong friends. We all enjoyed the group activities... Read More
Reviews Other Spanish School:
I stayed here for four weeks. Spanish lessons, tours, hanging out with the staff and other backpackers, amazing place!! Bocas has it all: the relaxed atmosphere, great teachers (Patricio and Ofelina both taught me well and had loads of fun),... Read More
I studied in Bogotá for 16 weeks. This school offers more than Spanish lessons: it is a window into Colombian culture and its capital city, Bogotá. The teachers and staff are all so friendly and welcoming that lessons, though well-structured around... Read More