Spanish Course in Pucon
- Quick facts
The small town of Pucón is located approximately 800 kilometers south of the Chilean capital Santiago in the beautiful region of "Araucanía", home to the Mapuche. "Pucón is a resort popular with both domestic and international tourists. In the summer (November - March) it is very busy, in the other months, it is much more quiet. Pucón is located directly at the feet of the active volcano Villarrica on the shores of the lake of the same name. The town has a varied offer for the adventurous, but also nature lovers will get their money's worth in this corner of Chile. Here you will find: countless hiking trails, national parks with stunning natural beauty, deep forests and raging mountain rivers, snow-capped volcanoes, outdoor sports such as horse riding, rafting, mountain biking, canopy, kayaking, volcano ascents, etc. The beautiful beaches of Lake Villarrica and others mountain lakes in the area invite to relax and to do water sports. If you are interested in the culture of the indigenous people of Chile, you can immerse yourself in their lifestyle in a "Ruca Mapuche" where you will be explained their customs and can try typical dishes.
Even the nightlife in Pucón can be enjoyed, especially during summer! Cool bars, trendy dance clubs, the casino and plenty of restaurants are waiting in the pretty town to bring the perfect ending to a busy day.
Our language school in Pucón is centrally located, within walking distance of the city center and small shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, tour operators and the shores of the beautiful Lake Villarrica.
The school, with its cosy classrooms, was founded back in 1999 as a merger of several independent Spanish teachers. The founders of the school can look back on many successful years and have developed excellent teaching methods in the course of their work. Teachers not only enjoy teaching Spanish to foreign students but also the Chilean culture. The language courses are first class and very efficient. After a short time, you will notice how easy it is to suddenly form sentences yourself and find the right pronunciation.
The staff of the Spanish school in Pucón attach great importance to a familiar atmosphere, so the costumer service and Spanish classes are handled very individually and flexibly. In order to give the students enough time to get used to the new language but also to be able to explore the beautiful surroundings of Pucón, the language school offers primarily private lessons. This allows you to tailor the course schedule to your specific needs and you can go on nature trips or take part in one of the many outdoor activities that accompany the language course.
All year round. Always on Mondays for all levels.
6 levels according to CEFR, Common European Framework of References (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)
Duration / Lesson
1 lesson equals 60 minutes
Private or Semi-Private
10 or 15 lessons / week
Targeted and personalized attention by the tutor. Lessons are customized to your learning priorities. The timetable can be scheduled flexible with lessons between Monday and Saturday.
10 or 15 lessons / week
One teacher - two students. Learn Spanish with a friend or a partner. The semi-private course is available to traveling friends / partners who have the same level of language skills.
Available on request for groups traveling together (at least 3 participants) with the same language level.
Placement test on the first day of school or online before the start of the course to determine the course level.
The teaching material is included in the price. The language students receive a workbook with numerous exercises for each language level. In the classroom, these are supplemented by further work and teaching material.
At the end of the course you will get a certificate to confirm the achieved language level.
Spare Time Activities
Recreational activities are not offered by the language school, as there are countless agencies in Pucón offering outdoor sports, excursions and cultural activities.
WIFI available at school
Our students in Pucón have the opportunity to book accommodation in carefully selected host families / homestays.
You will have a single room and access to common rooms to integrate you into the family and also train your Spanish language skills. The accommodation includes full-board. Our Chilean host families are hospitable and will welcome you friendly.
For most students, staying with a host family is an unforgettable experience that completes the Spanish program in Pucón.
Our language courses in Pucón include:
- Personal advice and support before and during the Spanish course
- English-speaking contact person
- Pre-departure information about your stay
- Country handbook Chile
- Free internet access at school
- Teaching material
- Execution and evaluation of the placement test
- Drinks, tea, coffee and biscuits during breaks
- Activity calendar of the school
- Language certificate after completing the course
- 24/7 emergency number
- Accommodation (if booked)
- Airport pick-up (if booked)
Private Course I (10 lessons / week)
Private Course II (15 lessons / week)
Semi-Private I (10 lessons / week)
Semi-Private II (15 lessons / week)
Homestay (single room, full-board)
Jan 02, Apr 7, May 01, Jun 07, 29, Aug 15, Sept 18 + 19, Oct 12, 27, Nov 01, Dec 08, 25.
Lost lessons will be made up.
How is my language level determined?
In Pucón, Spanish lessons are only offered as a one-to-one or two-to-one courses. Nonetheless, each new student will take a placement test before starting the language course. This serves to determine the appropriate language level and course material.
Can I do the DELE Test in Pucón?
We offer preparation courses for the DELE Test (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) in the language school in Santiago de Chile. The test itself can not be completed in Chile.
Will I be picked-up at the airport?
We are happy to organize the airport pick-up for you. Our pick-up service saves you the hassle of finding a trustworthy taxi driver at the airport. The airport pick-up for a language course in Pucón will be arranged to pick you up at the airport in Santiago de Chile and take you directly to the bus station in Santiago de Chile. From there you will then continue on your journey to Pucón (bus departure several times per day, about 11 hours drive). After arrival in Santiago, you are also welcome to spend one or more nights in Santiago before heading off to the south of Chile. In this case the airport pick-up brings you to your temporary accommodation in Santiago de Chile.
Where will I be living?
To assure a full integration into the Chilean culture during your language study trip to Chile, you will be accommodated in a local host family / homestay. The people of Southern Chile are known for their warmth and hospitality. You will have your private room, double rooms can also be booked on request. Full-board is included in the accommodation price.
Will I have Internet at my accommodation?
Internet access (WIFI) is standard in 95% of our accommodations in Pucón. If, contrary to expectations, your host family in Pucón does not have access to the Internet, you can use the Internet in the language school in Pucón free of charge.
Does the Spanish school in Pucón offer spare time activities?
Pucón itself is one of the country's tourist highlights. This beautiful city in southern Chile offers very diverse leisure activities. There are many agencies offering half-day or full-day excursions (rafting, hiking, horseback riding, boat tours, kayaking, surfing, convoys, mountain biking, thermal baths, volcanic ascent, etc.). Due to the large offer, the leisure activities of the school itself are very limited.
What, if I encounter problems?
In the unlikely event that you experience problems during your language trip in Chile, we are at your disposal. It does not matter if the problems are related to your language course or your accommodation or if they are of a different nature, we are always happy to help. With the booking confirmation, we will send you our 24-hour emergency number so that we can even be reached outside of business hours in case of emergency.
What kind of insurance do I need?
To participate in a language study trip to Chile, you need at least a travel health insurance, so that you are insured in case of illness or accident. You can get insurance coverage directly through Chile Inside, online at our website. For further information please follow this link: Travel Health Insurance