A Guide to Learning Spanish in Santiago

6 million people live in Santiago and when here you are also likely to pick up some Mapuche words and phrases. The Mapuche were idigenous people who people were living here before the Spanish arrived. Even today there is a mix of Spanish and Mapuche words spoken which you will hear when conversing with local people - this is not something you will be taught in a formal class.

By booking a Spanish course in Santiago you will build towards fluency and accuracy in verbal communication. Lessons concentrate on listening and speaking activities, backed up with writing and reading activities to build capability and advanced grammatical understanding.


Why Choose Santiago

  • World famous city 
  • Competitive course prices
  • Lots of sights and things to do in your spare time 
  • Meet other students from all over the world


Beginners Spanish Courses in Santiago

Courses aim to introduce you to the basics of the Spanish Language with an introduction to structure, grammar and key phrases.


Intermediate Spanish Courses in Santiago

These courses aim to build upon students’ knowledge of the Spanish Language developing structure, grammar and key phrases. On successfully completing the course it is expected that students should reach the next level.


Advanced Spanish Courses in Santiago

More advanced courses are suitable for those who have a solid understanding of the Spanish language, are at least at upper intermediate level and wanting to improve, or are already advanced and would like to practise their existing skills.


Location of Language Schools

Most language schools are located in the city centre.



  • Course Start Dates: Usually Monday, every week of the year
  • Lesson Duration: Generally 50 minutes for group classes and slightly longer for private classes
  • Class Size: Average 6; Maximum 12 
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Schedule: Morning or Afternoon (Schedule determined by your school). Private lessons can be in the evening
  • Suggested Check-In: One day earlier
  • Courses can be booked in Euros or other currencies if booked online through our website



  • Shared accommodation with other students
  • Homestays
  • Private room/apartment

Some language schools offer housing in the price you pay whislt others can offer assistance in finding a room or apartment. If you stay with a host family you will get a private room, daily meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, airport pick up, private/shared bathroom, bed linens, a key for access anytime. Your host family home is usually located within walking distance or a short tube/bus ride away from your selected language school.


Need Help Choosing a School?

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Santiago Spanish School Reviews

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