Santiago is an outstanding place to take Spanish classes. The city houses several schools, and the high teaching quality makes selecting one difficult; try a sample lesson before you make up your mind. The programs are geared toward beginners and backpackers with limited time and money, so schools tend to be quite flexible, particularly the smaller ones. Updated: Oct 30, 2008.
Escuela Bellavista Spanish School has a friendly and welcoming ambiance. Its youthful, yet experienced teaching staff will help you work on your language skills, ensuring that you speak only Spanish in class, including during your break times with the other students, thus maximizing your learning opportunities. The school offers both one-on-one and group classes; the former are more expensive. Salsa classes, a variety of weekend trips and free Internet use are some of the other benefits associated with studying here. Ca. del Arzobispo 0605. Closest metro: Salvador. Tel: 56-2-7323443 / 7895869, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: www.escuelabellavista.cl.
Woodward offers group Spanish classes in blocks of 10, 20, 25 or 50 hours. Students set their own timetable and decide how many hours they want to study per week. Classes run between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Prices vary depending on the number of hours booked, but are cheaper in the winter. Check the website for the latest deals. The school is government approved; there is free Internet for students, a BBQ area and terrace, and school officials frequently organize social events. Staff can also arrange homestays. Av. Apoquindo 4248. Closest metro: Escuela Militar. Tel: 56-2-4812240, E-mail: email@example.com, URL: www.spanish.cl.
Escuela Newen is a few minutes from the Bellas Artes Museum. The school is small, the staff friendly, and the standard of teaching excellent. The teachers speak only Spanish with students. Ismael ValdÃ©s Vergara 514 Depto B-22. Closest metro: Bella Artes. Tel: 56-2-6385687, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: www.escuelanewen.cl.