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Learn Spanish in Santiago

Santiago, Chile

A buzzing city beneath snow-capped mountains, Santiago is one of the world’s best travel surprises.

With such a stunning mountain backdrop it’s easy to see why so many people love Santiago. Chile’s capital is the perfect mix of urban fun and wide-open spaces. Here there is everything you could want from a city – markets, galleries, museums, shops, nightlife – mixed with beautiful hillside parks and sidewalks that are made for walking.

A lot is changing as Santiago transforms itself from outpost to world-class travel destination. Every neighbourhood has its own style and they are easily connected by public transport, or on your own two feet. There’s a buzz to the streets but it’s not overwhelming or crowded; the mountains are so close and they keep everything in check.

Santiago is a very liveable city. You can see the main sights in a few days but after a few weeks you’ll come to know the city like a local. By doing so you’ll have endless opportunity to practice your Spanish, whether while sat at a cafe terrace or heading out into the surrounding vineyards. And you’ll also come to understand why Santiago is one of the world’s top travel surprises. 

Bellavista district

Santiago’s bohemian quarter is stuffed full of restaurants and boutiques. The houses are colourful, the streets are packed with life, and there’s an evening market during the weekends. It’s an unmissable place to be during your stay.

Andes Mountains

Adventures abound in the Andes mountains. Hike into the mountains on empty trails. Visit hot springs beneath moonlight and starry skies. Or just take a half-day tour into the world’s longest mountain range.

San Cristobal hill

A big hill in the heart of Santiago, Cerro San Cristobal is popular with locals and visitors alike. Walk or bike 860 metres to the summit or take the gondola. Either way there’s a zoo and wine museum half way, plus drinks and a Virgin Mary statue at the summit.

Wine

Vineyards carpet the foothills all around Santiago. This is Chile’s world-famous wine growing region and it’s yours to explore. Visit some of the farms on a day trip or hit the wine bars, where they’ll guide you through different Chilean wines.

Valparaiso

90 minutes from Santiago you’ll find Valparaiso, a maze of hills and colourful houses. Almost every road here leads to the Pacific Ocean, where you can lounge and surf until the sun comes down and your day trip ends.

Salsa clases in Santiago

Jan 25, 2018

Last week our students at Linguaschools Santiago learned how to dance the famous Salsa. They danced...

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Our school in Santiago

In a beautiful early 20th-century mansion you’ll find Linguaschools Santiago. Bright colours give off a feeling of energy that’s typical for the city. It feels like you’re learning in a home, rather than a school. 12 classrooms surround an interior garden and you’ll see artistic details throughout. Most our teachers are native to the city, so as well bringing their experience and knowhow, they will help you explore the Chilean capital like a local.

San Cristobal Hill provides the backdrop to the school. It’s the largest park in the city and a good place to relax after classes. You’ll be studying right on the edge of an elegant, upper-class area called Providencia, next to Bellavista, an upcoming neighbourhood known for its artisans and culture. Think restaurants, theatres, pubs, shops, students, and more. And think about using your Spanish skills every moment you’re in the city. Santiago loves visitors who speak Spanish and you will quickly make new friends.

CLASSROOMS 12 classrooms with natural light and ventilation
ACCREDITATIONS ACHELE, Swiss Chilean Chamber of Commerce, DELE exam centre
LOCATION 3 minutes from Salvador metro station
MULTIMEDIA Smart television in 5 classrooms
STUDENT AREAS garden with ping pong table
OTHER FACILITIES Wi-Fi, library, computers that are free of use, snack machine
LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY STAFF English, Spanish, French, German

Nationality mix

23%
DE
4%
UK
5%
FR
10%
Rest West-EU
36%
BR
5%
AU&NZ
11%
USA
6%
Other

Age mix

Spanish courses in Santiago

Linguaschools Santiago runs a wide variety of Spanish courses so everybody can learn, even absolute beginners. Learning in small groups of students with similar ability means continued opportunity to converse and study. Students come from all over the world and you’ll make friends with people who have backgrounds very different from your own. This really helps the learning process, making it fun and interesting, as well as educational.

In addition, individual classes help you focus on weak areas and your own specific language requirements. Group lessons can be supplemented by 5 or 10 individual lessons. Or you can enrol on a program of exclusively group or individual lessons. As with all Linguaschools the classes are conducted exclusively in Spanish, the best way to improve all elements of your language.

CLASS DURATION 1 lesson = 45 minutes
GROUP SIZE Max. 8 students
MINIMUM AGE 16 years old

Intensive Courses

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Intensive 20
Intensive 30

Combination Courses

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Intensive 20 + 10
Intensive 30 + 5

Individual courses

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Individual 10 and Individual 20
Customised Individual Lessons
Customized Semi-Individual Lessons

Exam preparation courses

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DELE 10 (individual)

Please note that the school is closed on bank holidays. All lessons missed due to the bank holiday are made up for later in the course.

Accommodation

Our accommodations are handpicked to help accelerate your learning, while still providing independence, privacy and comfort. Stay in a small shared apartment with a Chilean flat owner and other Spanish language students. Or stay in a private room with a Chilean family and use your conversation skills in many social situations.

Availability All year round
Distance 25 minutes walking distance
Shared with Locals and or language school students
Standard apartment Standard single and double room
Availability All year round
Distance 25 minutes walking distance
Shared with Locals and or language school students
Host family Single and double room breakfast
Host family Single and double room half board
With private bathroom Single and double room breakfast
With private bathroom Single and double room half board

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Activities

A program of cultural activities helps you make the most of your experience – educationally and socially.

The activity program is another chance to learn, about Chilean culture and using Spanish in conversation. But it’s also a lot of fun. Most weekday activities are free and help you explore unique aspects of the city. And with a weekend in Santiago you’re spoiled for choice over places to go.

Week Salsa classes

Week Language exchange

Week Visit to the National Fine Arts Museum

Week Visit to a vineyard

Weekend Trip to Valparaios and Viña del Mar

Weekend Horse riding with barbecue

Weekend Skiing

Weekend Pichilemu surf trip