Language immersion courses in Chile


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About Language immersion courses in Chile

For students seeking a place to live and work while being immersed in the Spanish language, there are few destinations more appealing than Chile. In addition to a vibrant culture and strong economy, it has a natural beauty that must be seen to be believed. It is also a highly secure, stable, and safe place to be. Unlike some countries in South America, which have suffered in recent years from spiking crime rates and growing violence, Chile has spent the last 20 years enjoying a calm political environment and very low levels of violence. It also has several of the best universities in South America, and many of these run Spanish-language programs for foreigners. Such programs are taught by some of the best faculty available, and are probably the highest in quality, but are usually more expensive than smaller language schools.
 
The majority of formal language classes and immersion programs will be found in Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city. In smaller towns and villages, you can easily find an immersion experience (simply visit the local marketplace!), but formal classes will be more difficult to come by. The end result of this is that Santiago is a better option for beginners, while those with some experience in the language who are seeking to expand their vocabulary and gain fluency have more options. If you have been studying Spanish for only a brief period of time and you still need to learn rules of grammar and basic vocabulary, stick with the Spanish-as-a-Second-Language programs in Santiago; otherwise, weigh your options and decide whether you would prefer to be in an urban or a rural area, then choose your destination accordingly.
 
It’s worth noting that the Chilean dialect of Spanish differs somewhat from the standard Spanish that is typically taught in schools in Europe and the United States. While the Chilean dialect is perfectly intelligible to a native speaker of Spanish, it can take some getting used to if you are just learning the language. The pronunciation of certain words can be quite different, and there is a distinct colloquial vocabulary to Chilean Spanish. It is a bit like going to Scotland to learn English. Nonetheless, its other advantages more than outweigh this drawback in the opinion of many students and visitors.
 
If you are a fluent speaker of English, a great (and cheap) way to get an immersion experience in Chile is to do volunteer work as an English teacher. There is great demand for the English language in Chile’s growing school system, and a shortage of native English-speaking instructors. Many programs will finance your stay, providing food and comfortable lodgings, enabling you to concentrate on learning the language. In addition, many of the schools that are most in need of teachers are located in the beautiful rural areas of the country, so if your interest in living and working in Chile stems from a love of nature, mountains, beaches, and wildlife, a semester or a year teaching English is one of the best ways to go.

List of Language immersion courses in Chile

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Contact: COINED International Santiago de Chile

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Almirante Simpson 14, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Coined International has one of its branches in Santiago, Chile. The school in Santiago is very near to the commercial zone of the city. The Spanish courses offered in Santiago are General courses, Spanish + Activity and Spanish + Professionals. General courses include intensive + super... See full description.
Contact: Escuela Bellavista

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Calle del Arzobispo, 0609, Providencia, Santiago, Chile
Escuela Bellavista is a Spanish teaching center in Santiago, Chile. It is committed to ensuring students learn in full immersion with the local environment. The school offers intensive, super intensive, one-to-one courses, as well as exam preparation options. Students are able to stay with... See full description.
Contact: Escuela de Idiomas Violeta Parra - Tandem Santiago

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Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue 362-A, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Escuela de Idiomas Violeta Parra - Tandem Santiago, was created in 1992 in Santiago, Chile. Joining a group of schools named TANDEM International, it adopted the name Tandem-Santiago. The institution offers four types of Spanish courses - group courses, private tuition (or 1 on 1),... See full description.
Contact: Executive English Solutions

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Luis Thayer Ojeda 0130, Santiago de Chile, Metropolitana, Chile
Contact: HelloChile - Spanish learning - internships - tourism in Concepción

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Martín Pinzón 9421, Concepcion, Bio Bio / Concepción, Chile
HelloChile is a business organization based in Chile, offering get-around services to tourists, visitors and foreigners generally. Services provided include: Translators and Translation, Spanish learning and tutoring, Internship in Chile, Rent a Car – Car rental & Tourism. Spanish translators... See full description.
Contact: ICambio, Study Abroad Chile & Argentina

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Roman Diaz 297, Santiago de Chile, Providencia, Chile
ICambio is an organization, executing various Spanish learning programs in Argentina, Chile, and Peru. All programs are designed, so that students can earn university credit. The options offered include Semester Programs, Summer Programs, Winter Programs, or Flexible ones. For the latter, one... See full description.
Contact: Instituto Chileno Suizo de Idiomas y Cultura

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José V. Lastarria, 93, Santiago de Chile, Metropolitana, Chile
Our Language school and cultural center offers quality courses, giving you the necessary tools and knowledge for your future. For us it is important to treat every student as an individual. We understand our responsibilities towards our students and their needs to achieve progress in their... See full description.
Contact: Latin Immersion Chile

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Roman Diaz 297 - Manuel Montt Providencia, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Contact: South American Spanish Schools, Chile and Argentina

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Contact: Terrae Australis

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Eliodoro Yañez 1147-A, Santiago de Chile, Providencia, Chile
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