Language School

The language school in Iquique was founded in 1980 by a Swiss citizen and is located in the center of Iquique, close to the beach. Students from all over the world come to this language school. In addition to Spanish, English, German, French, Portuguese, Russian and Mandarin Chinese are also taught. This gives you the opportunity to meet Chilean language students as well.


The lessons are divided into listening, speaking, reading and writing. These 4 elements are conveyed in a practical way, with the main focus on communication. Each course has two to three teachers who will practice the different elements with you. The entire course program is divided into 6 different language levels.

The teachers are all native speakers, who have lived abroad and therefore know the difference between the language in Spain, Mexico and South America.


central location near beaches

School size

middle sized language school
approx. 60-80 students at the same time


free internet, auditorium, library, cafetería

Course types

Group, private, and intensive courses  more

Accommodation types

Homestay or Hostel  more

Free time activities

Surfing, paragliding, diving, golfing in the desert and  more


  • Personal advice and support
  • English-speaking contact person
  • Chile handbook
  • Placement test
  • Course materials
  • Course certificate at the end of the course
  • Free internet access
  • Cafeteria and Library access
  • Water, coffee, tea
  • Free time activities with the school (possible additional payment on site)
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Help with getting travel insurance


  • 1 Lesson (teaching unit) = 60 min
  • Lesson times for group courses 9:00 am – 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Lesson times for private courses  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Courses start every Monday
  • All language levels from beginner to advanced, A1 – C2
  • All prices in USD including VAT
  • No registration fees

Group course Standard

Price / week
265 USD
Lessons / week
A standard group course consists of 20 lessons of 60 minutes per week, i.e. 4 lessons per day. The maximum number of students per course is 6. Homogeneous groups ensure quick learning and fun in the class. The Spanish course usually takes place in the mornings, and the course is only moved to the afternoon in exceptional cases. This language course is chosen by many of our participants.

Private course Standard

Price / week
530 USD
Lessons / week
With a private course, you are completely flexible in terms of time and subject matter. Your teacher can tailor the lessons to you. The standard private course consists of 20 lessons of 60 minutes per week. The lessons can be flexibly timed, in coordination with your teacher. A private course is ideal for participants who already have a good language level and still have very specific areas, such as wanting to improve grammar, communication or vocabulary. It can also focus on certain topics, such as medicine, business administration or politics.
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All accommodations for our language students in Iquique are carefully selected and are located in good and safe residential areas. Internet is always available.

As an accommodation option, we offer you single rooms in homestays or hostels. Double or shared rooms are also possible.


Price / week
260 USD
  • Single room
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Duvet cover
  • Access to kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Walking distance to school max. 30 min
One week of accommodation is 7 days and 6 nights.


Price / week
from 200 USD
  • Single room
  • Breakfast
  • Duvet cover
  • Kitchen access
  • Shared bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Walking distance to school max. 30 min
One week of accommodation is 7 days and 6 nights.

About the City

Iquique is an illustrious seaside resort and sea port on the edge of the driest desert in the world, the Atacama Desert. Enormous sand dunes are on the outskirts and offer visitors a fantastic panorama. In the largest free trade zone in South America you will find beautiful, long sandy beaches, a tax-free shopping center, adventure sports, warm, guaranteed rain-free weather and a remarkable cultural opportunity.

The center is reminiscent of Miami Beach, but there are also poorer areas on the outskirts of the city. There are about ten flights a day to the capital Santiago de Chile. Like almost any other place in Chile, Santiago can also be reached by bus.

For all sports lovers and sun worshipers, Iquique is the perfect place to learn Spanish. The city on the Pacific is known for its great sandy beaches and all year round sunny, warm weather. There are also numerous opportunities for activities such as surfing, sailing, paragliding, diving, sandboarding as well as cultural excursions to ancient saltpeter mines and ghost towns in the desert – UNESCO World Heritage Site! It is therefore not surprising that you will find many backpackers and tourists in the city.


approx. 215 000


approx. 1850 km north of Santiago, directly on the Pacific coast, approx. 315 km south of Arica and 1560 km south of Lima, Peru

Founding of the city

In the 1600s

Sights worth seeing

You should definitely visit the beach promenade and the magnificent buildings from the saltpeter era. The city of San Pedro de Atacama and the salt lakes are in the vicinity and are well worth seeing as well.


Largest free trade zone in South America with numerous shops, casinos, clubs and a vibrant nightlife


Lots of sun, long sandy beaches, a paradise for sand boarders, paragliders and surfers


Photos of Iquique can be found in our photo gallery.


Like all other schools, our language school in Iquique offers a wide range of leisure activities in addition to the language course. The following options are available for recreational activities:

  • Surfing, sailing
  • Scuba diving, deep sea fishing
  • Paragliding, land sailing, sandboarding
  • Golfing in the desert
  • Bike riding, hiking in the Altiplano with hot springs at an altitude of 4500m
  • Excursions to the north of Chile: San Pedro de Atacama, Lauca National Park
  • Excursions to Peru or Bolivia: Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Inca ruins Machu Picchu and much more.
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