Spanish Course in Santiago de Chile
- Quick facts
The capital of Chile is an amazing city and one of the few metropolises in the world where one can actually ask the question: "Today to the sea and tomorrow skiing, or rather the other way around?" From Santiago de Chile you can reach beautiful sandy beaches on the Pacific coast like world-class ski slopes (and summer trekking routes) in the Andes Mountains. Santiago de Chile is almost exactly in the middle of the country and divides Chile into the fertile south and the dry north.
And the city itself offers something for every taste: you will find beautiful places to relax, old colonial buildings and a lively city culture with museums, street artists, theaters and much more; small craft markets and green meadows, countless restaurants and pubs and a diverse nightlife. And above all lies the flair of an up and coming metropolis that perfectly combines the characteristics of a modern capital with those of a historic city.
Here in Santiago, the heart of Chile's economy beats and about a third of Chileans live in the country’s capital. The Santiaguinos are usually friendly and helpful people and as a foreigner you can quickly connect. Santiago is also home to numerous universities, which has led to a lively international student life, especially in the last two decades.
Our Spanish school in Santiago de Chile is located in the beautiful district of Providencia in the popular art and entertainment district "Bellavista", just to the feet of Santiago’s hill "Cerro San Cristobal" and South America's largest innercity park. The language school is very well connected to the public transportation network, subway and bus stops are just a few steps away. Bellavista is a popular nightlife area with many bars, cafes, restaurants and small shops, as well as museums and theaters.
Our language school looks back on more than 30 years of successful teaching experience and convinces through international standards and the high quality of their language courses. In the colorful and cozy schoolhouse, there are 12 classrooms that can accommodate more than 70 students. There is also a computer room with free internet access and common areas. During the breaks, students can relax with drinks and cookies, always a great moment to know each other better. The language students themselves come from all over the world, so you can look forward to an internationally colorful, interesting atmosphere.
In addition to classes, our Spanish school offers free afternoon programs, such as movie afternoons where Chilean films are viewed and then discussed. Dance and cooking classes, where you can learn a lot about Latino culture and Chilean cuisine, are particularly popular. You can also take part in conversation exercises and a workshop on the Chilean dialect.
Also on the weekends, the Spanish school organizes regular recreational activities, where you can get to know the country and its people acompanied by other Spanish students. By the way, on such excursions, you can also train the Spanish skills that you have acquired during your language course. Particularly popular are the tours to the Pacific coast to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar and the visit of the amazing house of the Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda in Isla Negra. But hiking and rafting trips in the Andes or ski trips during winter tim, as well as wine tasting tours, also enjoy great popularity.
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 45 minutes
Maximum 8 students (average 5 students)
20 lessons / week
Homogeneous groups with a maximum of 8 students ensure fast learning and fun in class. The course takes place in the morning, only in exceptional cases, the course may be held in the afternoon.
10 lessons / week
Personalized attention by the teacher. The lessons are individually adapted to the needs and priorities of each student.
30 lessons / week (20 group + 10 individual)
The perfect mix of group and individual lessons. The Intensive Course is particularly suitable for students who want to move forward as quickly as possible in a short period of time. The individual lessons can be taken either in the morning before the start of the group course or in the afternoon.
Spanish + Volunteer Work
20 Lektionen / Woche Spanisch Gruppenkurs + 2 bis 4 Nachmittage Freiwilligenarbeit
Especially for our language students, we have developed this program that offers the opportunity to look even deeper into the Chilean culture, to quickly build up a vocabulary and to give back to society. Volunteering can take place in children's homes, day care centers, homeless shelters, animal welfare projects or similar social facilities. To be part of the real life of your host country is probably the most efficient way to learn a foreign language!
You will do a placement test on the first day of school or online before the start of the course in order to determine your current language skills. You will then be assigned to the suitable group.
The teaching material is included in the course fee. Each language level has a workbook with numerous exercises. In the classroom, these are supplemented by further work and teaching material.
At the end of the course, a certificate will be issued to confirm your language level.
Spare Time Activities
There is a wide range of leisure activities, such as cooking lessons, dance lessons, horseback riding, trips in the area, outdoor sports, visit to museums or markets, etc. Some activities and excursions require an additional payment, others are free.
WIFI available at school
Part of the language study trip to Chile is the appropriate accommodation. Our students in Santiago de Chile can book a single room in a local homestay.
Homestays are rooms in private homes where one or more rooms are rented. In most homestays, the landlord lives in the accommodation. The homestay landlords are open-minded and enjoy taking in people from abroad.
The category homestay includes stand-alone persons, e.g. Señoras, young professionals, students but also couples and families. All accommodations are furnished and located in a good and safe residential area. A good connection to local transportation is given in all cases. Internet is always available and half board can be booked.
Homestay accommodation is a great opportunity to practice the language and gain cultural experience!
Our language courses in Santiago de Chile 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
- Spare time activities offered by the school (may have extra cost)
- Language certificate after completing the course
- 24/7 emergency number
- Accommodation (if booked)
- Airport pick-up (if booked)
Group Course (20 lessons / week)
Intensive Course (20 + 10 lessons / week)
Individual Course (10 lessons / week)
Homestay (single room, without meals)
Homestay (single room, half-board)
Enrolment fee US$ 40.
One week accommodation is equivalent to 7 days and 6 nights.
Jan 01, Apr 02, May 01, 21, Jun 28, Jul 16, Sept 17, Oct 11, Nov 01, Dec 08. Lost lessons will be made up.
How are students assigned to the suitable language course?
Each new student will take a placement test before starting the language course. This must either be submitted in advance by e-mail or it will be carried out on the first day of school before the course begins. Based on this test, the existing Spanish language skills are determined and the student assigned to the appropriate group. In the case of a private course, the placement test serves to determine the appropriate course material.
Where do the other students come from?
The language students represent a diverse range of nationalities. The nationalities that are most strongly represented throughout the year are Germans, Swiss, Austrians, Americans, Canadians and Brazilians. In the last couple of years the number of French and Asian students has been also increasing.
Can I do the DELE test in Santiago de Chile?
The language school only offers DELE preparation courses in Santiago de Chile. Unfortunately, you can not complete the DELE test there.
Does the language school offer leisure activities?
Of course, we want you to have fun while learning Spanish! The necessary portion of fun is provided by cultural activities in the afternoon as well as weekend excursions. Especially popular are the cooking lessons, dance classes, city walks or movie afternoons. Weekend activities include day trips to the surrounding area. Common destinations are wineries, coastal towns, beaches, national parks, museums, etc. Also, depending on the season, outdoor sports activities are offered in the Andes Mountains (rafting, horseback riding, hiking, skiing, etc.).
Will I get a language certificate after the completion of the course?
Once you have successfully completed your Spanish course, you will receive a certificate confirming your acquired language skills.
What insurance do I need for my stay in Chile?
To participate in a stay abroad with Chile Inside you need a travel health insurance. You can get this insurance online on our website at a reasonable cost. More information can be found here: Travel Health Insurance
Will I be picked-up at the airport?
We will be happy to organize your airport pick-up. Our pick-up service saves you the hassle of finding a trustworthy taxi driver at the airport. Also communication problems due to insufficient Spanish skills can be avoided with our pick-up service. We take care of that for you and the driver who picks you up already knows where to drop you off. The airport pick-up is not included in the course price.
What do I do in case of any problems?
In the unlikely event that problems arise during your language study 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.
Where will I be living?
Spanish students in Santiago de Chile have the opportunity to book accommodation in Chilean homestays. Homestays are rooms in private homes where one or more rooms are rented to international students, volunteers or interns. There are always single rooms available (double rooms on request), Internet access is available and you can also book half-board.
Will I have Internet access at my accommodation?
Santiago de Chile has a very good infrastructure. Internet access (WIFI) is standard in 100% of our accommodations.