Don Quijote Spanish School
At its Chile base in Santiago, the don Quijote Spanish School has a good reputation as being a high quality educational establishment where people come to learn to speak Spanish faster. It is located in a mansion that was built by an important architect in 1925, which gives it a real sense of style – and the entire block that it is situated in has been declared to be a national monument as part of Chile´s historic centre.
Like all good Spanish schools in Chile, don Quijote provide an internet room which is free for all students to use during their time there. It also has a video room and a cafeteria along with many other amenities, including a terrace with panoramic views of the whole of the city centre of Santiago. There are several course options available at the school, ranging from their “normal” intensive course which is generally the preferred option of most students, to one to one courses with can be taken with a private tutor rather than sitting in a group class.
You can even enjoy a combined course with the don Quijote Spanish School in Santiago. The Spanish and Salsa program allows you to take the intensive lessons offered to all other language students at the same rate of lessons per week, whilst also adding eight additional hours of salsa classes. You will be able to train your feet as well as your tongue, getting into the swing of this exciting form of dance and perhaps even being able to enjoy it in the salsa clubs of Santiago if you feel brave enough!
Most of the elements of the courses are highly customisable, as you can change them in order to fit into your own schedule and preferences. If you would like more hours of lessons per week, you could simply upgrade to the super intensive course. You can decide how many weeks you would like to stay there for, starting at one and going as high as you could possibly need. You can even add on extra nights to your accommodation if you would like to enjoy the city without lessons for a few days, or change the basic host family package for a different type of accommodation that suits you better. If you feel like giving back something to the local community and have a bit of time on your hands to spare, you could try a volunteer program, which will both get your language skills up to scratch and look amazing on your CV.
When all is said and done, the don Quijote Spanish School are an excellent choice for any student wishing to take advantage of the cheap study abroad programs available in Spain and Latin America. They really know how to teach and how to make sure that students have everything that they need in order to enjoy a comfortable and entertaining stay. If you need anything, you can just ask, and they will do their best to take care of it for you – all the hassle is removed, meaning that you can just sit back, concentrate on your Spanish lessons, and let them do the hard bits.