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Spanish Schools in Santiago de Chile

If the bright lights and chilly heights of Santiago have drawn you in then look no further than this web page. If you are considering taking a Spanish language course during your time there then the next step is to decide on a Spanish learning centre that is suitable to your needs in Santiago. We have compiled some information in the form of a review of some of the schools to be found in Santiago. Learning Spanish in Santiago could be the trip of a lifetime, so take a look and see if you can find the one for you!

Escuela Fronteras

Facts and Figures

LocationPérez Valenzuela 1503, Providencia, Santiago de Chile. Located just a block from the Chilean Chamber of Tourism, nearby to all the shops and services you could need and only 15 minutes away from the centre of the city
Size of SchoolSmall (7 classrooms)
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 6 students per class
Internet AccessYes (access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://efronteras.com/

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - The school is located in an area of Santiago called Providencia. It still has a downtown feel to it, but with a suburban element near to cafes, bars, clubs and connected to all main transport routes. Inside the school there is a media centre, student lounge, kitchen, library and patio complete with barbeque for typical Chilean grills
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - At this Spanish learning centre there is a focus on a combination of immersion in the Spanish language and a communicative approach. The lessons are practical and look at everyday situations. Grammar is learnt through practice and instruction and correction by the teacher. They also feel that culture is an important part of the process of learning a language. Escuela Fronteras is accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators), ACHELE (Asociación Chilena de Escuelas de Español) and AMCHAM Chile (Cámera Chileno Norteamericano de Comercio)
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  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish school you have a lot of courses to choose from. On offer is general Spanish, private customised Spanish (Latin American Literature, Chilean poetry, Business Spanish, Medical Spanish, Latin American Culture, Music, Arts, etc.), Spanish combined with Volunteering, an Internship or a Gap Year program, Spanish and Skiing, Spanish and Salsa/Merengue and Spanish with wine tours. The levels of Spanish range from Beginner to Advanced and there are 7 in total.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - A number of activities are organised both during the week and at the weekends at Escuela Fronteras. During the week you can expect to be taking part in cooking lessons, dance classes, city tours, historical tours, conversation club, movies, dinners and visits to important culture and political sites. At the weekends trips to vineyards, horse riding, trekking, rafting, beach trips and excursions to nearby cities are often organised.
  • Accommodation - Here you can opt to stay with a host family throughout your Spanish course. You will be provided with two meals a day and a laundry service and internet access. Also you can choose to stay in a hotel or hostel which the school will organise for you.

Enforex Spanish School

(N.B. This is an Enforex Partner School called Coined)

Facts and Figures

Location

Almirante Simpson 14, Providencia, close to commercial centre/main historic sites

SizeMedium, 9 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 8 students per class
Internet AccessYes (access to computers + WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.intercoined.com/content/spanish-courses-santiago-de-chile

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish learning centre has all of the services and facilities that you will possibly need during your Spanish learning adventure. Upon arrival there is a welcome lunch and complementary city tour for all new arrivals and every week new activities and excursions are organised. There is internet access and WiFi available in the school and access to an audio/video room. You can relax between classes on the spacious terrace with your new classmates, sipping on the free coffee, tea and water that is provided or munching something from the on site cafeteria.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditations - This Enforex partner school places a lot of emphasis on interaction as part of the process of learning a language and they see the classes you will receive as a foundation or a step along the path to lifelong language learning. They try to cover interesting topics and simulate situations that you are going to come across in day to day life on the street and in the shops and restaurants speaking Spanish. All of the teachers are enthusiastic about their job, professional and there to help. The school is accredited by/a member of FEDELE (Federación Española de Escuelas de Español para Extranjeros), CEELE (Certificado de Calidad en la Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera), Ideal Quality Certificate and Instituto Cervantes.
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  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish institution you can choose to study general Spanish courses such as Intensive - 20 group lessons per week, Super Intensive - 30 group lessons per week, Immersion - 20 group lessons + 5 private lessons per week and Private - 10 private lessons per week. You can also choose to incorporate a bit of activity into your Spanish course as there are Spanish + Salsa Courses on offer or Spanish combined with skiing. For the professionals there is also something available too, such as the Spanish + Culture course which includes 20 group Spanish lessons combined with 8 culture lessons each week and Spanish for the DELE exam preparation which includes 20 group lessons and 8 private lessons per week. There are six levels of Spanish ability from Beginner to Advanced, based on the Common European Framework of Reference.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - At this Enforex partner school there are numerous activities organised on a weekly basis. You can go for coffee with classmates and other students, take dance lessons, sing, go to opera and folk shows, dance in nightclubs and go on guided visits to all of the historic sites and landmarks that Santiago has to offer
  • Accommodation - You can choose to stay with a local host family in Santiago during the course of your Spanish program. All of the host families are within 25 minutes walk of the school and you will be provided either with just breakfast or half board. You can also opt for student residences or a private apartment.

Bridge Chile

Facts and Figures

LocationBridge Linguatec, Avenida Los Leones, Santiago Metropolitan. Minutes away from main 11 de Septiembre Avenue
SizeLarge, 3 storeys, 17 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 6 students
Internet AccessYes (access to computers and WiFi)
Websitehttp://www.bridgechile.com/a-spanish-school-in-chile/

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish learning centre in Santiago is fully equipped and ready and waiting for you. It is located in the centre of the city, near to the shops, cafes, restaurants and lively nightlife. inside the school you will find free WiFi and internet access on the school computers, an outdoor terrace for relaxing and socialising with classmates in between classes and bilingual staff that are there to help and answer any question that you might have.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - The Spanish Courses at this Enforex Partner institution in Santiago are designed to prepare students for using their Spanish skills in every day situations. The classes are communicative and dynamic and there is no translation in class leading to active Spanish thinking right from the very beginning. The teachers are rotated between classes so as to introduce pupils to new vocabulary, accents and pronunciation. There is an emphasis throughout on communication and you will be given assignments for homework to reinforce what you have been learning in class. Bridge is recognised by IALC (International Association of Language Centres) and is approved by the German Bildungsurlaub program.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish institution you can study as part of a group for either 20 or 30 hours per week. There are also private classes for 20, 30 or 40 hours a week and a 'Live & Learn' course where you accompany your teacher out and about in Santiago, eating, drinking and buying everyday items and visiting some of the city's tourist sites and landmarks. There are six levels of Spanish ability ranging from breakthrough to mastery. Finally, if you would like to combine your Spanish course with Skiing, Culture, Wine Tasting or Volunteering then these programs are also available
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Every week various different activities are organised at Bridge. There are trips accompanied by teachers to the La Moneda Presidential Palace, the Museo de Arte Precolombino beside the Plaza de Armas, Pueblito de Artesanos Los Dominicos where traditional craftworkers are producing arts and crafts and there are lots of little small restaurants and also to La Chascona, one of the former homes of Pablo Neruda.
  • Accommodation - Bridge recommends that you stay with a local host family whilst you are studying so as to fully make the most of your Spanish learning experience.