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study and Learn Spanish in Santiago, Chile

Students who want to study and learn Spanish in Santiago, Chile have come to the right place. Anyone can study and learn Spanish in Santiago, Chile and you will be in one of the most culturally rich and significant cities in all of South America.  Santiago is one of South America's most modern metropolitan cities, with extensive suburban development, breathtaking architecture, amazing shopping malls and wondrous natural beauty.  We at Spanish Por Favor believe that living, studying and learning Spanish in Santiago, Chile will be an experience of a lifetime!

You can be confident in our selection of our ASLS. It is our policy to personally visit and evaluate each school we represent. In addition to a comprehensive tour of all campus facilities and in-depth interviews of key faculty and staff, we actually take the classes offered to ensure that the company's elevated standards are upheld. A formal review and evaluation of all homestay accommodations is also undertaken. Relax, we do the work for you!

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Our Affiliate Spanish Language School in Santiago, Chile.

School History School Location The School
Technology Cultural & Social Activities Course Summary
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School History

Study and learn Spanish in Santiago, Chile.

Our Affiliate Spanish Language School (ASLS) in Santiago Chile has been around for eight years and has established itself as being the leader in its field.   Amongst its competitors our ASLS in Santiago has a reputation that is known and respected the world over.   Our ASLS in Santiago has a long history in Latin America with other locations such as Buenos Aires amongst others. Located in the heart of Santiago in a quiet commercial/residential area, the ASLS in Santiago offers a great place for students to learn comfortably. 

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Our Santiago ASLS has and continues to receive students from all over the world ranging from the USA, Europe, Australia and Japan just to name a few. Students range from the ages of 4 years old to 70+. In addition to the school’s diverse student base, it has a very strong certification group such as IALC, Cervantes and DELE. These partners and certified members allow the students to transfer credits to universities internationally along with being recognized as a more professional and respectable educational institution.

The top 5 nationalities represented:

1. North American
2. German
3. Italian
4. Swiss
5. British




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School Location and climate

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Our ASLS in Santiago is located in the heart of Santiago in an upper middle class neighborhood called Providencia.  Providencia  is one of the most desirable areas in all of Chile.  Providencia is near lots of restaurants, bars, cafes, parks, museums, cinemas and shops.  Our ASLS in Santiago is the only school in Chile certified by IALC (International Association of Language Centres).  

The climate in Santiago tends to range from 12 Degrees Celsius in the winter to about 30-35 Degrees Celsius in the summer. 

Spanish School in Santiago, Chile.

The winter months are from June to September and Summer ranges from November to March. The school is walking distance from many bars, cafes, restaurants and great nightlife.  Santiago has beautiful parks and worked renown museums for our students to enjoy.  The metro and bus system in Santiago is exceptionally  modern, easy and convenient.  

Transportation is easily accessible to and from the school. The school is no more than 30 minutes away from any of the home stays by foot! Making things very convenient for those studying at our Santiago ASLS.

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The School

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Our ASLS in Santiago is located in a big, traditional and very comfortable house with two stories accessible by stairs. There is complimentary coffee and water and all students are greeted by a concierge type counter with someone to inform you of any information that you may need.

The entire building is WIFI ready and there are 6 more computers, which have Internet access that students can use. The school is equipped with 18 classrooms all of which have fans due to the fact that the school is very well ventilated and doesn’t require air - conditioning. The school's resources and hours of operation are 8 am – 6:30 pm Monday – Friday.

Spanish in Santiago, Chile

There is a library that has both books and videos accessible to all students during school hours. The school receives an average of about 60 students per week and roughly 1000 students per year.

The school has a wonderful staff that is always eager to help and assist the students. Our ASLS in Santiago also has a lot of space for students to study. Students can find a place to relax, study or meet with fellow students in the internet room that has various sofas and a huge outdoor area with tables and chairs.  Every Monday, Students will be served lunch in this outdoor area while diplomas are given and new students are welcomed.  Our Santiago ASLS also has a rolling admissions policy, which allows students to come in at any time of the year, making it very convenient for those with inflexible schedules.

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Technology

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The school provides all the modern, internet oriented technology that any student will need when studying. The computer lab at the school is home to 5 computers as well as a printer and fax, all equipped with high speed internet access. For those students who choose to bring a laptop, the school has 4 separate wireless (WiFi) access points, so students can use the internet wherever they please.

The school also has separately designated “audiovisual” classrooms, equipped with televisions and DVD players. These classrooms are utilized when an instructor wishes to take an audiovisual approach to teaching. Students wishing to use the internet off campus can take advantage of the countless internet cafes in the surrounding area, most offering an hour of internet for the equivalent of a dollar.

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Cultural and Social Learning Activities

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Our ASLS school in Santiago offers weekly activities for their students ranging from fine dining at the many local restaurants, to museums to day trips.   The diversity of activities in Santiago is what makes this city so incredible.  Students will have the option of going to beautiful beaches, skiing, rafting, climbing or visiting world known wine vineyards. 

Overnight weekend excursions include mountain trips, visits to surrounding villages such as the resort community of Viña del Mar, the port town Valparaiso or the famous Isla Negra. Whether it's visiting the desert to the north or the Lake District with its beautiful forests and mountains, the list of activities is endless.  All of the activities are posted on a board which students can sign up for.

Most activities are free or have a small charge for expenses such as transportation. During the Summer months, Santiago becomes a huge theatre, with its many festivals and performances.  Whether it is music of any kind, art that you seek or movie festivals, Santiago has it all.

Santiago has more than one face. And this is part of its attraction: modern shopping malls on the one hand, and indigenous arts and crafts exhibitions (in the Cerro Santa Lucia) on the other, street performances and juggling outside the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (Museum of Contemporary Art), and visual art exhibitions in its many galleries and underground stations. Santiago is a city of healthy contrasts between its different areas, with a truly fascinating cultural and architectural diversity.

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Course Summary

Classroom

At our ASLS school in Santiago, the emphasis is placed upon conversational, grammar, reading and writing Spanish.  The language programs are designed so students can meet their language goals in short periods of time.    The immersion philosophy means that students can reach the same level in a matter of months as years of high school or university study.  All students take a mandatory oral and written test when they arrive on their first Monday in order to be placed into an appropriate class level.
 
There are 12 Spanish levels, broken down into two week sessions and provides the students with the opportunity to cover a multitude of contents in the Spanish language focusing on conversation and grammar.  Classes begin every Monday and class sessions are in the morning  (9-1) and in the afternoon (2-6). One class hour = 50 minutes.

Students have the option of taking private, group or a mixture of both.
 
In addition to various Beginner Levels, multiple Intermediate and three Advanced/Superior Levels; students have Electives and Special Interest courses to choose from.  The Elective courses consist of Spanish composition, literature and culture.  The Special Interest courses are medical specific Spanish, law specific Spanish and Business specific Spanish.  Our ASLS Santiago school can not only improve your Spanish but it can further your career and improve your professional prospects and marketability.

Classes start on every Monday of the year, except holidays, and twelve years old is the minimum student age.

2012 HOLIDAYS:

Jan 1; Apr 7; Jul 2 and 16; Aug 15; Sept 17, 19; Oct 28 and 15; Nov 1, 2; Dec 8

group Spanish course options

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Group Study (20 hours per week) :
- Students are placed in groups of no more than 7 students (average size 3-4 students), depending on previous Spanish speaking ability. Students are in class for 4 hours daily, Monday through Friday.  09.30 to 13.30, Monday to Friday. The average number of students per class is 4-5 and the maximum is 8.

 

private, one-on-one Classes

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The school offers one-on-one Spanish instruction, which can be customized extensively to any student’s needs. Students can elect to study as many hours as they choose, and can mix their time between group classes and individual instruction.

Students can request to focus their study on many different aspects of Spanish, such as business communication skills, telephone skills, writing skills, etc. These classes are set up on a case by case basis, and can start at essentially any time.


Made to Measure Group Classes

The school also offers customized group courses, much in the same way individual courses are offered. Groups of various sizes can elect to customize their own course of study.


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Teachers

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All of the teachers at our ASLS in Santiago are native Spanish speakers and must have formal training in teaching along with a degree in Letras/ teaching. At or Santiago ASLS there are 15 full-time teachers and 5 part-time. All teachers go through a multi-week intensive on-site training when they arrive to our Santiago ASLS before teaching live students. Teachers are evaluated by weekly feedback sheets filled out by students and also through staff evaluations.

At our Santiago ASLS there is not one single aspect of learning a language that is considered more important than the next. Teachers stress all parts of learning such as conversation, grammar, writing, reading and pronunciation. At our Santiago ASLS there are 12 language levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Please visit our website for more information regarding the various levels. There are no more than 6 students in each class with 1 teacher per class. Books for these language levels are included in the tuition.

Methodology

The main goal of our courses is to develop our students' communicative skills. Our many years of experience in language teaching have proven to us that the best way to accomplish this is to conduct our classes in Spanish and to provide students with plenty of opportunities to practice using the language. We don't just want you to know Spanish, we want you to be able to use it!

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In class, the emphasis is on development of speaking and listening skills, but this does not mean that other key areas are not dealt with. Also, students work on reading and writing skills, grammar and vocabulary.

At the beginning of the course students are given:

* A folder with information to help them get their bearings in the area.
* A 'student's manual' that helps them get to know the school and explains how it is organized. The manual also provides useful information about the activities in Santiago, Chile and nearby locations.

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Additional Information about the sPanish immersion program
in santiago, Chile

- Ski Package: Twice per week (Saturday and Sunday). Transfer and lift ticket included. Equipment NOT included.

- There is a $100 one time tax that all travelers must pay at the airport upon arrival, once this is paid the visa/tax is good for as long as the passport is valid.

- There is an optional pick up and drop off for students at the airport at a cost of $25.

- Health insurance must be provided by the student’s home country, the school does not provide this service. Students however can purchase insurance from a local company called ISIS.

- Student’s average stay is about 4 weeks.

- Payment methods at the school are: bank transfer, USD and country specific cash and credit cards

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Spanish SCHOOL in Santiago, Chile

Prior to departure, students must pay a $99 enrollment fee and a deposit, which is a percentage of the total program cost to reserve their seat. All homestay accommodations (to live with a native family) start on Sundays and end on Saturdays. The airport pickup service is optional, but highly recommended.

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