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Reviews of Escuela Bellavista, Santiago, Chile

Total number of reviews: 63
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 63 reviews of former students of Escuela Bellavista
Overall Rating
Escuela Bellavista, Santiago, Chile

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
City

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
Organisation

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
Facilities

Rating: 4.1

4.1 
Social activities

Rating: 4.2

4.2 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Value for money

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
Shared Flat

Rating: 3.0

3.0 
other

Rating: 3.5

3.5 

Individual Reviews

Escuela Bellavista
7. Feb. 2020
1. Aeneas (19 years)  United Kingdom
101. Course:  Super-Intensive Course (20 + 10) [Spanish] - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Private lessons really helped improve my Spanish and definitely worth doing as they solidify what you do in the lessons! Also brilliant as my teacher (Jenny) was super relaxed with what time I wanted the class and made me really enjoy learning Spanish, especially as we were able to talk about relevant issues and interesting topics which made it all the more exciting to learn.
Other comments:
All the teachers were super friendly and very funny (sometimes even a bit crazy which I loved) and the students were really nice, plenty of students meeting up out of school house to eat or do activities , a very sociable school
9. Dec. 2019
2. Claudia (39 years)  
102. Course:  Superintensive Course (20 + 10)  - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
---
Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

1. Oct. 2019
3. Isabelle (18 years)  Belgium
103. Course:  Intensive Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
---
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

18. Aug. 2019
4. September  (21 years)  United States
104. Course:  Intensive Course [Spanish] - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

29. Apr. 2019
5.  (65 years)  United Kingdom
105. Course:  Intensive Course [Spanish] - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
---
Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers were all really nice
24. Apr. 2019
6. Patrick (37 years)  Germany
106. Course:  Individual course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

1. Apr. 2019
7.  (60 years)  Australia
107. Course:  Intensive Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Friendliness, and focused teaching.
19. Mar. 2019
8. Justus (26 years)  Switzerland
108. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

18. Mar. 2019
9. Evgueni (46 years)  United States
109. Course:  Intensive Course [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
---
Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
---
Facilities (library, classrooms)
---
Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress
---
26. Feb. 2019
10. Natalia (36 years)  Chile
110. Course:  Intensive Course [Spanish] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

18. Feb. 2019
11. Bastian (23 years)  
111. Course:  Intensive Course [Spanisch] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

20. Dec. 2018
12. Hans (62 years)  
112. Course:  Superintensive (20 group + 10 individual) [Spanisch] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

10. Dec. 2018
13.  (26 years)  
113. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
All the teachers are kind.
Other comments:
Because the progress of lessons differs depending on classmates, you can have them change if you are dissatisfied with the class.
27. Nov. 2018
14.  (60 years)  Chile
114. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 7 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The team of teachers is enthusiastic and helpful, the support is warm.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Directora Académica Maria Christina on the first floor of the school speaks English. When you have a question or you will stop the course for a week enter her room.
Other comments:
Only positive.
27. Nov. 2018
15.  (28 years)  
115. Course:  Intensive Course [Spanish] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teacher and the students have good interaction, the course is pleasant and interesting, the teachers are excellent, I am very happy and loved it.
19. Aug. 2018
16.  (25 years)  
116. Course:  Superintensive (20 group + 10 individual)  - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

11. Jul. 2018
17.  (30 years)  Finland
117. Course:  Superintensive (20 group + 10 individual) [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Classes and teachers were a lot of fun! Focused on grammar, but because of the group size (four people) and level (intermediate) we also got to practise talking quite a lot and could do everything in Spanish, without translating. I think one of the students was frustrated though (or I'd be if I were him) because he had been at the school for several weeks already and studied at the same level the same material already once. This affected the others too, to some extent at least, there was pressure to advance and not perhaps go so deep into things that were unclear. The number of activities was a really nice bonus!
24. Apr. 2018
18.  (29 years)  
118. Course:  Intensive Group Course [Spanish] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
They do a great job of gauging your skills and matching you with a curriculum that works for you. It's obvious they take a personal interest your effort to learn Spanish to make sure you get the most out of your classes. I did a couple weeks of group courses and took a few private lessons as well. I highly recommend the private lessons--they are worth the additional expense because you get more practice and can focus on the things you need to improve most.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Take the time to practice with your classmates during breaks. It goes a long way!
19. Apr. 2018
19.  (29 years)  
119. Course:  Superintensive (20 group + 10 individual)  - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The enthusiasm and competence of the teachers. Course materials and small group courses were good for learning.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Individual classes are very helpful.
2. Apr. 2018
20.  (36 years)  United Kingdom
120. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Friendly atmosphere and small classes
Other comments:
Really enjoyed my time here and learnt a lot in one week. I'm considering going back another time. I had my own accommodation so that shouldn’t be included in my review.
12. Feb. 2018
21.  (56 years)  Canada
121. Course:  Individual course [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Sebastian and Jenny were amazing instructors.
16. Mar. 2017
22.  (35 years)  Australia
122. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers were really friendly and very knowledgeable. I felt like I learnt a lot in a very short time. The classes were relaxed and fun and the small number of students meant that you felt comfortable participating in class and that you got enough individual attention.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
It's good to know the very basics before commencing classes (even if you are starting in the most basic class) such as numbers, as there is a little bit of assumed knowledge and/or some things not covered in the classes (nor should they be as I think that would be a waste of time)
Other comments:
Really nice place to learn Spanish, the environment and staff were wonderful. I really enjoyed my time here, however I did think the price of private lessons was a bit too expensive (and unfortunately this prohibited me from taking these, although I would have liked to).
3. Feb. 2017
23.  (51 years)  United Kingdom
123. Course:  Superintensive (20 group + 10 individual)  - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Super friendly atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Complementary communication classes in the afternoon.
Other comments:
Fantastic teaching, focused yet flexible. Kind, warm, supportive environment.
2. Sep. 2015
24.  (65 years)  Denmark
124. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The good teachers
Other comments:
I only met nice people
2. Sep. 2015
25.  (28 years)  Chile
125. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The class size was perfect. The teachers were wonderful and made us feel comfortable speaking and making errors in Spanish. Having a little party for a departing student on the last day was a nice touch.
Other comments:
I recommend the school. I did not participate in the free extra activities, but I am sure that would've helped my language even more.
25. Feb. 2014
26.  (25 years)  Australia
126. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Student Residence

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Staff and course structure
18. Nov. 2013
27.  (17 years)  
127. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

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
28. Katrin  (42 years)  Germany
128. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Other comments:
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15. Oct. 2013
29.  (64 years)  Germany
129. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
30.  (22 years)  Switzerland
130. Course:  Superintensive (20 group + 10 individual)  - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Student Residence

Rating: 2/5.0

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
31.  (32 years)  
131. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
32.  (42 years)  
132. Course:  Superintensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
33.  (67 years)  
133. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Your Teacher's Home

Rating: 4/5.0

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
34.  (24 years)  
134. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
35.  (43 years)  
135. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Your Teacher's Home

Rating: 3/5.0

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
36. Elena Katrin (22 years)  
136. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Your Teacher's Home

Rating: 5/5.0

2. Mar. 2010
37. Ben (63 years)  
137. Course:  Group course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

7. Dec. 2009
38.  (53 years)  Switzerland
138. Course:  Group course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

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
39.    Australia
139. Course:  Group course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the teachers!!
19. Nov. 2008
40.  (39 years)  Ireland
140. Course:  Group course - 10 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

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
41.  (28 years)  
141. Course:  Group course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
very nice and funny teachers! great athmosphere
31. May. 2008
42.  (47 years)  
142. Course:  Group course - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place
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School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
los profesores
21. May. 2008
43. Authié (37 years)  
143. Course:  Individual course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

7. May. 2008
44.  (23 years)  
144. Course:  Group course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the students
28. May. 2007
45. Jessica (27 years)  
145. Course:  Group course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

2. May. 2007
46.  (66 years)  
146. Course:  Group course - 6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

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
47.  (39 years)  Brazil
147. Course:  Group course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
48.  (57 years)  Australia
148. Course:  Group course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
49.  (28 years)  
149. Course:  Group course - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
50.  (26 years)  
150. Course:  Group course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
51.    Usa
151. Course:  Group course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
52.    
152. Course:  Group course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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
53.  (29 years)  Germany
153. Course:  Group course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the friendly atmosphere
Other comments:
I refreshed my Spanish during two weeks.
24. Apr. 2006
54.  (23 years)  
154. Course:  Group course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
There were various students that i could talk to.
9. Feb. 2006
55.  (26 years)  
155. Course:  Group course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
atmosphere
8. Feb. 2006
56. Susan (29 years)  
156. Course:  Group course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

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
57. Kris   
157. Course:  1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

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
58.    Usa
158. Course:  Group course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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.
19. Dec. 2005
59. Alexandra   Sweden
159. Course:  Group course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

19. Dec. 2005
60. Eva   
160. Course:  Group course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

26. Jun. 2005
61. Anonymous   
161. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

14. Jun. 2005
62.  (25 years)  
162. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

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
63.  (26 years)  
163. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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

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