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ECELA, Santiago, Chile

Among the Top 20% most popular Spanish schools in Chile in the last 12 months Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Chile Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Chile
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    • Best rated school in Chile
    • Top rated social activities
    • Top rated school facilities

    ECELA

    The language school ECELA was founded in Santiago, Chile in 2000. Our school is located in the neighborhood of Providencia, one of the best in Santiago, close to many restaurants, bars, hostels, cafes, attractive parks, museums, cinemas and shops. Providencia is an upper-middle class neighborhood and is safe at all hours. Our school is a large, comfortable, colonial-style buiding with a spacious patio.

    The school address is: Antonio Varas 514, Providencia, 7500961 - Santiago (Chile).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    School Size:

    Facilities

    • Cafeteria

    • Microwave for student use

    • Library

    • Free after-class access to language learning software

    • Movie room

    • Lounge

    • Garden

    • Balcony / terrace

    • Student support desk

    • Free coffee

    • Free water dispenser

    • Free WIFI

    Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    13

    Number of public workstations:

    6

    Prices include

    • Internet access and use of school computers
    • Wireless LAN zone at school
    • Free certificate of course attendance
    • Language level placement test at first day of classes
    • Language level placement test before arrival
    • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

    Course material:

    Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 95
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 60

    Average age of students

    • in summer: 22 years
    • throughout the year: 25 years

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 10
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

    Minimum age of students

    • 16 years

    Spanish teacher qualifications

    • 90 % hold a university degree
    • 10 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

    Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

    16
    1
    15
    4
    5
    6
    1
    3
    1
    2
    4
    10
    25

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is SCL. It takes 40 minutes to school.

    Language school closed

    In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 01.May.2016, 21.May.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 16.Jul.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 18.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 08.Dec.2016, 25.Dec.2016, 31.Dec.2016

    Courses

    All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 475452 950903 13541287 18051715 21382032 25622434 32303069 40383837 45604332 57005415 380361
    Intensive Course - Group + Private 10 hrs Group grammar Lesson (Max 8 Students) 10 hrs Group Conversation Lesson (Max 4 Students) 10 private lessons - one to one, advance in your own peace.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:40
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 15 20 30 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 225214 450428 641609 855813 12151155 15301454 19131818 27002565 33753207 50634810 180171
    10 lesson of Conversation in small classes: 2-4 students. 10 lesson of Grammar class with 2-8 students/group.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:40
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    Special Offers
    10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only -
    For ex-students of our school
    .
    15.00 % discount: 15.00 % discount on tuition fees only -
    For 2 or more students booking the same program together
    .
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 350333 700665 997948 13301264 15751497 18911797 23802261 29752827 33603192 62005890 280266
    Intensive Course - Group + Private 10 hrs Group grammar Lesson (Max 8 Students) 10 hrs Group Conversation Lesson (Max 4 Students) 5 private lessons - one to one, advance in your own peace. What is included in the price: • Spanish course book • Placement test • Certificate of studies • Welcome/orientation snack • Coffee, tea, hot & cold water dispenser • Many activities and excursions. Aditional discount 10% Student from Mercosur or any
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:40
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 14 30 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 490466 980931 13971328 18621769 26462514 33323166 41653957 47044469 54885214 1102510474 392373
    Special topics available (medical, business, law etc)
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:40
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    Special Offers
    10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only -
    For ex-students of our school
    .
    BOOK online at lowest price »
    Note: All courses offered by ECELA, Santiago can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
    Lesson duration: 50 minutes
    School's administrative fee: 75.00  US$
    Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 40 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
    Comments about courses: Classes are divided into two blocks: Grammar & Conversation. Lessons are designed according to the student’s skills and level; so a student who, for example, is good at speaking but not as good at writing will be placed in two different levels, with different teachers and classmates.

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 155 310 465 620 148.8
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Apartments and houses with other students or local hosts (2 to 13 persons).
    Price extra night:
    30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Double room.
    Distance from school:
    25 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 250 500 750 1000 240
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Breakfast and dinner included. Private bathroom additional U$60 weekly This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
    Price extra night:
    40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    45 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 15
    Maximum age of students: 0
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 205 410 615 820 196.8
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Apartments and houses with other students or local hosts (2 to 13 persons).
    Price extra night:
    35 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    25 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
    • Optional airport transfer
      Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport: for 25 US$ (one way); for 50 US$ (return trip)

    Leisure activities

    activity possible distance from school
    Cooking  
    Dancing 1 km
    Football (soccer)  
    Horse riding 20 km
    Mountainbiking 5 km
    Music 1 km
    Skiing 35 km
    Table Tennis  
    Tennis  
    Volleyball  
    Yoga  

    Reviews

    City
    4.7/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.7/5.0 
    Facilities
    4.7/5.0 
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.7/5.0 
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    4.7/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.7/5.0 
    Other
    4.7/5.0 
    Students liked about ECELA, Santiago
    Teaching Staff
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    5.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    5.0/5.0
    Other
    5.0/5.0
    Shared Apartment - Double Room
    5.0/5.0
    The atmosphere of the school is really nice. Teachers and staff are really friendly.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    4.0/5.0
    Other
    4.0/5.0
    Shared Apartment - Double Room
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Just enjoy. I definitely recommend ECELA and Santiago to learn Spanish.
    Other comments: Sometimes the staff is not very efficient, in my case I had only one week of course so I tried to get some extra one-to-one classes, and for that I had to talk to the staff uncountable times till I got a positive answer.

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