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Learning Spanish in Chile


If there is one piece of advice I could give those who are thinking about coming to Chile, this would be it: your high school Spanish ain’t gonna cut it. It’s not just the excessive use of chilenismos (Chilean slang), or the way Chileans tend to drop the “s” and “d” sound whenever possible, or the speed of speech…it’s all three of those things put together!

Don’t let this get you down – there are plenty of schools and institutes in Chile where the teachers are specifically trained to teach the language to non-native speakers. Here’s a list of some of the top schools in Santiago:

COINED Spanish School

www.coined.cl

Address: Almirante Simpson 014, Providencia, Santiago (Baquedano metro)

Contact: [email protected]

Services: intensive courses, private courses, group courses, daily activities, weekend excursions, internships, volunteer programs, specialized courses, network of schools worldwide

Escuela Bellavista

www.escuelabellavista.cl

Address: Calle del Arzobispo #0605, Providencia, Santiago (Salvador metro)

Contact: [email protected]

Services: intensive courses, private courses, group courses, Skype courses, daily activities, weekend excursions, internships, volunteer programs

Ecela

www.ecelaspanish.com

Address: Roman Diaz 297, Providencia, Santiago (between Salvador and Manuel Montt metros)

Contact: [email protected]

Services: intensive courses, private courses, group courses, daily activities, weekend excursions, conversation course, schools in Viña del Mar, Argentina, and Peru

Natalis Language Centre

www.natalislang.com

Address: Arturo Burhle 047, Providencia, Santiago (Baquedano metro)

Contact: [email protected]

Services: intensive courses, private courses, group courses, online courses, morning/afternoon/evening courses (non-intensive), school in Valparaiso

Tandem

www.tandemsantiago.cl

Address: Triana 853, Providencia (Salvador metro)

Contact: [email protected]

Services: intensive courses, private courses, group courses, daily activities, weekend excursions, internships, specialized courses (wine, law, business, etc.), network of schools worldwide

 

Have you attended one of these schools? How was your experience? Leave a comment and let us know.

Posted July 24th, 2014 in Culture.

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