Study Spanish in Paraguay

Paraguay is an incredible country to visit for an authentic experience and there are well respected language schools located throughout the country in places like Asunción and Boquete. One of the main benefits of studying here is the cost, which is the fraction of the price of nearby countries.


Top Reasons to Study Spanish in Paraguay

Here are some reasons why you should consider booking a Spanish course in Paraguay:

  • The cost of living, sightseeing and tuition is very affordable
  • Paraguay is less touristy than places like Chile and Argentina
  • You will get a very local exprerience and people are very friendly
  • So many things you can do in your free time like see the incredible Foz da Iguazu Waterfalls
  • If you want to move to or work in Paraguay learning the language is essential to integration
  • Some schools offer combination courses where you can book sightseeing activities, cookery classes or volunteer programs in Paraguay


Popular Places to Study

Most language schools are located in the larger cities:

  • Asunción
  • Boquete
  • Ciudad del Este
  • San Lorenzo
  • Capiatá
  • Lambaré
  • Fernando de la Mora
  • Limpio
  • Nemby
  • Pedro Juan Caballero
  • Encarnación

For more options view our guide to studying Spanish in South America.


Location of Schools

Most Spanish schools are located in Asunción, the capital and largest city of Paraguay. This city has a mix of new and old, there is colonical architecture, lots of photo opportunities and lots of places to eat.

If city life is not appealing to you then we highly recommend learning Spanish in Boquete. This is a relaxing town located in the Caldera River and the Baru Volcano - expect green rolling hills and lots of eco touristm activities. Schools are usually modern with experienced teachers and free wifi.


Types of Courses Available

  • Group lessons perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Individual / private lessons for intermediate levels
  • Intensive / immersion group courses for advanced levels



Class prices can vary depending on the school. Private lessons cost around US$8 per hour or for small group weekly courses expect to pay around US$100.


Free Spanish Lessons in Paraguay

If you make friends with locals you might also be able to do an exchange where you help locals improve their English and they give you free Spanish lessons. Another option is to apply to teach in Paraguay, some recruiters include free Spanish classes in packages. 



Usually you will stay with a local host family but private accommodation can be arranged.



  • Level: All language levels and abilities are accepted
  • Age: Must be 18+
  • Amounf of Lessons: Usually 4-6 per day (20-30 group or private lessons per week)
  • Group Size: Around 4-8 students per class
  • Duration: Lessons usually lasts around 50 minutes, and you can book a week or longer
  • Days: Monday through Friday
  • Currency: You can book and join courses all year round and payment is also accepted in US dollars.


If you are considering going travelling or taking a gap year in South America and you have a passion for languages you might ike to view our guide to studying Portuguese in Brazil.