The Language School

Our language school is located in the center of Valparaiso at Plaza Justicia. From here it is only a few minutes’ walk to the port district or Plaza Sotomayor. The school also has an office in Santiago, so you have the opportunity to complete part of your language course in Valparaíso and part in Santiago. The language school itself has a long tradition and has been active for over 30 years.

In addition to Spanish, English, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Japanese courses are also taught. The language students come from all different countries around the world, and are spread throughout 4 classrooms. The majority of them are between 20 and 40 years old.

Lessons

The goal of the lessons is to provide the students with quick learning without overwhelming students and cramming them with too much grammar. All teaching materials were developed by our language school and its teachers themselves. The course program is divided into 6 different language levels. All teachers are native speakers. They all have university degrees and a lot of experience teaching foreign languages.

Location

central location near the port

School size

Small, family like language school
approx. 10-20 students at the same time

Amenities

free internet access, WIFI, lounge access

Course types

Group, private, intensive and DELE preparation courses  more

Accommodation types

Homestay  more

Free time activities

City sightseeing, beaches, water sports, trekking in the Andes, and wine tours.  more

Services

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

Note

  • 1 lession (teaching time) = 45 min
  • Lesson times for group courses  9:00 am  – 12:15 pm
    Lesson times for private courses  12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Courses start every Monday
  • All language levels from beginner to advanced, A1 – C2
  • All prices in EUR including VAT .
  • No registration fees

Group Course Standard

Price
180 €
Units / Duration
20
Info
A standard group course consists of 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week, i.e. 4 lessons per day. The maximum number of students per course is 6. Homogeneous groups ensure quick learning success and fun in the class. The Spanish course usually takes place in the mornings; the course is only moved to the afternoon in exceptional cases. This language course is chosen by many of our participants.

Intensive Group Course

Price
300 €
Units / Duration
20 + 10
Info
The optimal mix of group and individual lessons. An intensive group course consists of 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week, i.e. 4 lessons per day. The maximum number of students per course is 6. There are also 10 private lessons of 45 minutes per week. This Spanish course is for all participants who want to make rapid progress and have the time to attend the group course in the morning and take private lessons in the afternoon. This course is also popular with many of our participants.

Private Course Standard

Price
235 €
Units / Duration
15
Info
With a private course, you are completely flexible in terms of time and subject matter covered. Your teacher can tailor the lessons to you. The standard private course consists of 10 lessons of 50 minutes per week. The lessons follow a flexible schedule, in coordination with your teacher. A private course is ideal for participants who already have a good language level but still have very specific areas, they want to improve such as grammar, communication or vocabulary. It can also focus on certain topics, such as Medicine, business administration or politics.

Spanish and Volunteer Work

Price
Price of the standard group course plus a one time 95 € fee
Units / Duration
20
Info
Show you care and put your Spanish skills into practice right away! We have created a combination program especially for our language students that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself even deeper in Chilean culture and to build up your vocabulary faster. The Spanish course consists of the standard group course and always takes place in the mornings. You have a total of 20 lessons of 50 minutes each per week. Then you can get involved in a volunteer project for 2 to 4 afternoons a week. The volunteer work takes place in children's homes, day care centers, homeless shelters, animal welfare projects or similar social institutions.
Extras
Price
Airport pick-up in Santiago de Chile: The airport transfer takes you from the airport to the bus station in Santiago, where you will find many coach operators for your onward journey to Valparaíso (departure daily approx. every 30 minutes).
35 €
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All accommodations for our language students in Valparaíso are very carefully selected and are located in good and safe residential areas. Good transportation connections and internet are always available.

As an accommodation option, we offer you single rooms in a so-called Homestay . A double room is also possible on request.

Homestay
Standard

Price
203 €
Extras
  • Single room
  • breakfast and dinner
  • duvet comforter
  • Access to kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Walk to school max. 30 min
Info
Busy season surcharge € 3 per day between December 1st and February 28th. One week of accommodation corresponds to 7 days and 6 nights.

Homestay
Budget

Price
133 €
Extras
  • Single room
  • Meals not provided
  • duvet comforter
  • Access to kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Walk to school max. 30 min
Info
Busy season surcharge € 3 per day between December 1st and February 28th. One week of accommodation corresponds to 7 days and 6 nights.

About the City

The port city of Valparaíso with its bitter flair offers a unique, picturesque cityscape. More than three dozen high hills up to 400m, the so-called cerros, line the most important port in Chile. Old inclined elevators (ascensores) and numerous winding stairs lead up to the cerros. The brisk trade with Europe during the 19th century brought a lot of diversity into the city and shapes today’s cityscape. The port city, which became the seat of the Chilean Congress in 1990, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Until the opening of the Panama Canal, Valparaíso was the most important port  city in South America and thus a melting pot of cultures. To this day Valparaíso is one of the most interesting cities in Chile. Art and culture flourish here unlike any other city and on almost every corner, in the tangle of alleys and squares, there are small galleries, artist cafes, studios and street art projects to discover.

Valparaíso is a perfect place for a language trip to learn Spanish. Students from all over Chile, language students, work & travelers from all over the world as well as tourists mingle with locals in the many salsa clubs, rustic bars and alleys after sunset. The best beaches at Viña del Mar are just a metro ride away.

Many sights such as the old cog railway Ascensor Artillería, the viewing balcony 21 de Mayo and the port area Muelle Prat with Plaza Sotomayor can be discovered. You should also see the colorful house facades and murals on the stairs of the Cerro Bellavista district. The house of Nobel Prize winner for literature Pablo Neruda is also located in this quarter. The fireworks on New Years are particularly worth seeing and unique. Hundreds of thousands make the pilgrimage to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar to admire the bombastic fireworks set off from ships.

Einwohner

ca. 300 000 ohne Viña del Mar, ca. 630 000 mit Viña del Mar

Lage

direkt an der Pazifikküste in der Mitte Chiles, 120 km nordwestlich von Santiago (ca. 1,5 h mit dem Bus), 9 km südlich von Viña del Mar

Stadtgründung

1544 durch Juan Bautista Pastene

Sehenswertes

alte Zahnradbahn Ascensor Artillería, Aussichtsbalkon 21 de Mayo, Hafenbereich Muelle Prat mit Plaza Sotomayor, die bunten Häuserfassaden und Wandgemälde an den Treppen des Viertels Cerro Bellavista, das Wohnhaus des Literaturnobelpreisträgers Pablo Neruda. Sehenswerte Ziele in der Umgebung sind Viña del Mar, Reñaca, das Strandhaus Pablo Nerudas in Isla Negra oder der verträumte Küstenort Quintay.
Besonders sehenswert und einmalig ist das Feuerwerk an Neujahr.

Nachtleben

Valparaíso bietet ein buntes, lebendiges Nachtleben. In einer der zahlreichen urigen Bars, Salsa Clubs und Discotheken kannst du dich bestens vergnügen.

Fun-Faktor

Valparaíso überzeugt vor allem durch seine Originalität und sein besonderes Stadtbild. Der Strand in Viña del Mar oder Reñaca ist bequem und rund um die Uhr in ca. 20 min mit den öffentlichen Bussen zu erreichen.

Bilder

Bilder von Valparaíso findest du in unserer Bildergalerie.

Aktivitäten

Unsere Sprachschule in Valparaíso bietet neben dem Sprachkurs, wie alle anderen Schulen, ein sehr breites Angebot an Freizeitaktivitäten.

  • Trekking
  • Unterricht im Freien
  • Strandausflug, Motorboottrip, Angeln
  • Salskakurs, Kochkurs, Weinproben
  • Städtetour, Theater, Kino, Museum
  • Ausflug zur Isla Negra, Laguna Verde und Besichtigung des Hauses von Nobelpreisträger Pablo Neruda
  • Besuch von Events und Parties uvm.