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Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago, Santiago, Chile

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of student apartments

Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago

The language school Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago was founded in Santiago, Chile in 1992. Our Spanish language school is situated in a beautiful old mansion, built in the beginning of the 20th century, in Providencia -the modern Santiago- near popular parks, many little restaurants and just a few minutes from the Underground station Salvador at the entrance of the famous 'Barrio Bellavista'.

The school address is: Triana 853 - Providencia, 7500671 - Santiago (Chile).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Tandem International

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Garden

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public workstations:

5

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 55
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

  • in summer: 23 years
  • throughout the year: 30 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 50 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

23
1
25
7
4
28
1
1
3
4
3
4
8

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL). It takes 30 minutes by Bus and Underground to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 26.Mar.2016, 01.May.2016, 21.May.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 16.Jul.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 08.Dec.2016, 25.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in US$ 240228 480456 720684 840798 12601197 16801596 21001995 33603192 42003990 50404788 210200
Low season discounts of 10% in May, June and December.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in US$ 180171 360342 540513 640608 960912 12801216 16001520 25602432 32003040 38403648 160152
Low season discounts of 10% in May, June and December.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 195186 390371 585556 780741 975927 11701112 13651297 15601482 19501853 23402223 195186
every monday
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 14:30  - 16:00
Afternoon: 16:15  - 17:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in US$ 330314 660627 990941 12001140 18001710 24002280 30002850 48004560 60005700 72006840 300285
The crash course is a superintensive group course 30 clasess per week + 5 inividual classes 1 per day which take place from 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Low season discounts of 10% in May, June and December.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Fully booked on: 10.Oct.2016 - 14.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016 - 04.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016 - 09.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 225214 450428 675642 900855 11251069 13501283 15751497 18001710 20251924 22502138 27002565
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 14:30  - 16:00
Afternoon: 16:15  - 17:45
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 225214 450428 675642 900855 11251069 13501283 15751497 18001710 -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 14:30  - 16:00
Afternoon: 16:15  - 17:45
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 225214 450428 675642 900855 11251069 13501283 15751497 18001710 22502138 27002565 225214
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 14:30  - 16:00
Afternoon: 16:15  - 17:45
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Note: All courses offered by Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM 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: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 55.00  US$
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 22 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 140 280 420 460 140
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Generaly sharing with Chilean flat owner and sometimes one or more students. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
20 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jan.2016 - 04.Mar.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 225 450 675 770 225
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
33 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jan.2016 - 04.Mar.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 430 860 1290 1470 430
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
62 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jan.2016 - 04.Mar.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 340 680 1020 1120 340
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
49 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jan.2016 - 04.Mar.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 230 460 690 765 204
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Generaly sharing with Chilean flat owner and sometimes one or more international students. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
34 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, 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
Dates
High season dates 04.Jan.2016 - 04.Mar.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 154 308 462 616 154
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
22 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jan.2016 - 04.Mar.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016
High season
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing  
Diving 150 km
Golf 20 km
Horse riding 20 km
Mountainbiking 20 km
Music 1 km
Skiing 35 km
Squash 5 km
Tennis 5 km
Volleyball 1 km

Reviews

City
4.0/5.0 
Organisation
4.0/5.0 
Facilities
3.5/5.0 
Social activities
3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.1/5.0 
Other
3.8/5.0 
Students liked about Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago, Santiago
Good teachers, fun activities
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Closeness to wher I was staying
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I would have preferred to cover aspects of hte language that I needed instead of sticking to the textbook
Other comments: The staff were very helpful and friendly.
Warm and friendly atmosphere
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Excellent excursions
Atmosphere was great! Progress also!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Family atmosphere, coherence
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Apartment
4.0/5.0

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