Reviews of Escuela Bellavista, Santiago, Chile

Total No. of Reviews: 38
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

Average Rating

Overall rating
Escuela Bellavista, Santiago, Chile
4.4/5.0 
(38 reviews)
City 4.2/5.0 
Organisation 4.2/5.0 
Facilities 4.0/5.0 
Social activities 4.1/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.6/5.0 
Value for money 4.6/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.4/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 3.9/5.0 
Other 4.0/5.0 
Individual Reviews
25. Feb. 2014
1. (25 years)  -  Australia
1. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Student Residence
Other
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Staff and course structure
18. Nov. 2013
2. (17 years)  -  United States
2. Intensive Group Course - 5 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Homestay
Shared flat (apartment)
Other
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
host family
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
host family
Other comments
I would have liked more homework. I understand that you are leaving time for people to explore the city but I think people can devote more than 10 minutes a night to improving their Spanish if they have chosen to take Spanish classes in the first place.
15. Oct. 2013
3. (42 years)  -  Germany
3. Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
15. Oct. 2013
4. (64 years)  -  Germany
4. Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers were very enthusiastic about teaching and they always helped with questions and supported their students all the time.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Visit the museo de la memoria.
Other comments
More exercises in the book that students can practice for themselves would be helpful.
8. May. 2013
5. (22 years)  -  Switzerland
5. Superintensive (20 group + 10 individual) - 4 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Student Residence
Other
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The private lessons are the best. They really help you advance very quickly. You don't have to wait for any other student to catch up, you'll be taught at your own level and pace.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Take private lessons!
Other comments
The people are all very nice. Make sure you feel comfortable in your class or otherwise ask for a change.
26. Nov. 2012
6. (32 years)  - 
6. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers and staff were really great, really friendly and helpful, and the extra conversation classes were very useful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do the extra conversation classes, they're so helpful on top of the regular classes.
15. May. 2012
7. (42 years)  - 
7. Superintensive - 1 week

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I was lucky as all group courses were actually private tuition as I was the only one. The teachers were very friendly and the atmosphere was good.
Other comments
downsides : - no information given that the school would close on 01/05 - it was too cold in class rooms - the coffee was very bad (it is important when following an intensive course)
21. Apr. 2012
8. (67 years)  - 
8. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Your Teacher's Home
Shared flat (apartment)
Other
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The relationships with the staff, the homogeneous levels and the small number of students per lesson, even though one is sometimes only with English and Portuguese which is not the objective.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The activities organized by the school in the afternoon.
Other comments
Very satisfied.
13. Mar. 2012
9. (24 years)  - 
9. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Very nice teachers, free excursions, free conversation courses
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Excursions on Wednesdays
20. Jan. 2012
10. (43 years)  - 
10. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Your Teacher's Home
Shared flat (apartment)
Other
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The staff and the quality of the teaching, social activities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Social activities
Other comments
I had an amazing time
15. Sep. 2011
11. Elena Katrin (22 years)  - 
11. Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Your Teacher's Home
2. Mar. 2010
12. Ben (63 years)  - 
12. Group course - 1 week

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Homestay
7. Dec. 2009
13. (53 years)  -  Switzerland
13. Group course - 4 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Homestay
Shared flat (apartment)
Other
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Attend all the social events
Other comments
The teachers are wonderful and really keen on ensuring that students get a cultural as well as linguistic experience. That all adds up to very good value for money
6. Apr. 2009
14.  -  Australia
14. Group course - 4 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the teachers!!
19. Nov. 2008
15. (39 years)  -  Ireland
15. Group course - 10 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Homestay
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
amazing teachers, they are fantastic!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
I love Valparaiso, so don't miss to go there.
Other comments
I love Santiago a lot, so I came already back again. The quality of the school is very good, you learn a lot, and you can practice also in the afternoon, they have loads of things going on for free like extra grammar lessons, excursions etc. For me the best school in South America, I also was in schools in Peru and Argentina, but Bellavista hits the top!
14. Nov. 2008
16. (28 years)  - 
16. Group course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
very nice and funny teachers! great athmosphere
31. May. 2008
17. (47 years)  - 
17. Group course - 8 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
los profesores
21. May. 2008
18. Authié (37 years)  - 
18. Individual course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Other
7. May. 2008
19. (23 years)  - 
19. Group course - 3 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Other
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the students
28. May. 2007
20. Jessica (27 years)  - 
20. Group course - 4 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Other
2. May. 2007
21. (66 years)  -  United States
21. Group course - 6 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
friendly atmosphere, good instruction
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do your homework. If doing a homestay, try to stay with Sra. Angelica Fontecilla. Her home is warm and comfortable and she is wonderful. 15 minutes from the school by walking.
Other comments
It was a very friendly and fun place to study. The instructors were all very friendly and highly competent.
19. Nov. 2006
22. (39 years)  -  Brazil
22. Group course - 3 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers and all the extra activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Study a little bit before going-basic.
Other comments
I've never felt so comfortable in any place I've been before. They are very warm, the way of teaching is fantastic. And the environment of the school is wonderful.
22. Jun. 2006
23. (57 years)  -  Australia
23. Group course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Friendly atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Get involved early in extra-curriclar activities
Other comments
It was a warm friendly place and even though we worked hard on the language, it was always most enjoyable. I would go back if I had the opportunity.
27. May. 2006
24. (28 years)  - 
24. Group course - 5 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Combination will really make possible to everyone to learn the most on their own level! They´re good at assessing individual levels.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Go for a weekend to Pucon!! If you have a day, go to Baños Morales!!
Other comments
Very good school, good value for the money, very nice teachers, director and administrator!!
16. May. 2006
25. (26 years)  -  United States
25. Group course - 1 week

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers and support
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
private lessons are fantastic and staying with Boris and Lidia is amazing
Other comments
I had such a great time there, I extended my studies. The support from the teachers and the personal attention was amazing and really enabled me to learn a ton of spanish in only two weeks.
9. May. 2006
26.  -  Usa
26. Group course - 1 week

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Other
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Excellent teachers!
Other comments
A great school with very good teachers and a relaxing atmosphere, good mix of students from all over the world, a lot of fun during and after class, well-organized trips! I highly recommend this school to anyone interested in learning Spanish in Santiago.
27. Apr. 2006
27.  - 
27. Group course - 4 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the teaching program was very good and the teachers as well. I learnt a lot in just 4 weeks
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
if you are looking for a home stay, try to stay with Boris and Lidia. They are two teachers of the school and have a lovely house.
Other comments
The only negative point was the organization. Not the classes, they were excellent, but there was someone to pick me up from the airport, but did not know where to bring me!! But in the end everything worked out fine.
25. Apr. 2006
28. (29 years)  -  Germany
28. Group course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the friendly atmosphere
Other comments
I refreshed my Spanish during two weeks.
24. Apr. 2006
29. (23 years)  - 
29. Group course - 4 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Other
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
There were various students that i could talk to.
9. Feb. 2006
30. (26 years)  - 
30. Group course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
atmosphere
8. Feb. 2006
31. Susan (29 years)  - 
31. Group course - 3 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Other comments
most of the students are in holiday and don`t want to learn very fast. If yoy want to learn very fast, it`s not the right school - it`s for the group-courses. If you have an individual class, it`s better, I guess.
19. Dec. 2005
32. Kris  - 
32. 1 week

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Shared flat (apartment)
Other
Additional information
Other comments
The school was very understanding given my short notice and inflexible schedule. I learned so much in the short time I was there and I am inspired once again to continue my studies. Thanks so much for making my experience so fulfilling!
19. Dec. 2005
33. Alexandra  -  Sweden
33. Group course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
19. Dec. 2005
34. Eva  - 
34. Group course - 2 weeks

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
19. Dec. 2005
35.  -  Usa
35. Group course - 1 week

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
very friendly and fun atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
try to get the homestay with Boris & Lidia , the instructors, they are so cool!
Other comments
Very nice people, small classes, personal attention, nice location,the instructors are knowledgeable and attentive as well. The school may be lacking some organization as far as how classes progress, etc.
26. Jun. 2005
36. Anonymous  - 
36. General

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Host Family
14. Jun. 2005
37. (25 years)  - 
37. General

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Accommodation
Shared flat (apartment)
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the teachers and the team are very nice, the atmosphere is very friendly and familiar
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
take part in the excursions and don`t be shy with talking in Spanish
31. Mar. 2005
38. (26 years)  - 
38. General

Overall rating
Value for money
Detailed review
City/place
School organization
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Social activities
Quality of teaching / language progress
Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The whole team (it´s like a big family)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The excursions (that takes you into the family)
Other comments
It´s a good price, nice staff, professional teachers, good location (close to bars), excellent sparetime activities - simply great

I Liked
about LanguageCourse.net
  • Sarah: LanguageCourse.Net is very cheap and the schools... more
  • Jacqueline (24): I highly recommend booking with... more
  • Harm Jaap (46): Normally I contact language schools directly, but... more
*required