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Dominican Language School, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Among the Top 20% most popular Spanish schools in Dominican Republic in the last 12 monthsAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Dominican Republic

What we like about the school

  • Possibility to combine courses in Sosua and Santo Domingo
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Hotel / Hostel accommodation very close to school

Dominican Language School

The language school Dominican Language School was founded in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1994. The school is located in the Zona Universitaria and faces the UASD (Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo), the country's biggest and most famous university. The central location of the institute makes it easy to seek out and explore many places of interest.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

6

Prices include

  • 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

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 12
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 20

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 4
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 90 % hold a university degree

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

21
5
5
3
5
3
10
5
23
20

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Santo Domingo.

Las Américas International Airport:
45 US$ pick up
90 US$ return (both ways)

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 21.Jan.2018, 27.Feb.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 01.May.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 25.Dec.2018

Spanish Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 320 560 830 1100 1370 1640 1883 2126 2612 3098 243
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 220 380 560 740 920 1100 1262 1424 1748 2072 162
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 410 740 1080 1420 1760 2100 2406 2712 3324 3936 306
Lessons usually take place in the afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 420 750 1100 1450 1800 2150 2465 2780 3410 4040 315
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 520 930 1370 1810 2250 2690 3086 3482 4274 5066 396
The course is designed for those who like to focus exclusively on their Spanish learning progress while being in country and who want to address plenty of topics within a short period of time. It fully meets the criteria for “Bildungsurlaub” in those German States like Mecklenburg-Vorpommern which require 8 class hours per day.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 280 495 735 975 1215 1455 1671 1887 2319 2751 216
20 regular group lessons + 4 private Culture lessons (45 minutes each) per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- 560 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Minimum age: 18 years
Includes 1 week of Spanish Standard group course & 2 weeks Volunteer Work (min 15hrs/wk).
Additional weeks possible at extra charge of US$180/wk for the Spanish Course and for the Volunteer Work from the 6th week on at extra USD 340.- for month
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 09.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 10.Dec.2018.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1480 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 general group lessons + 10 private lessons DELE preparation.

Exam fee not included. DELE preparation will be offered for exams B1, B2 and C1, on demand as well for A1 and A2.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 740 1110 1480 1850 2220 2590 2960 3700 4440 370
Exam fee not included.
DELE preparation will be offered for exams B1, B2 and C1, on demand as well for A1 and A2.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 305 550 815 1080 1345 1610 1857 2104 -- -- 247
Spanish Standard group courses (20 lessons of 45min per week) and 8 dancing group lessons of 60min per week. Private dance course with 4 lessons of 60min per week possible at a surcharge.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Dominican Language School, Santo Domingo can be reserved 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
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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.
Comments about courses:If you book a course for two weeks or more, you can combine the two school locations Santo Domingo and Sosua (without any additional cost).
If there is an official holiday, the school offers for Group Courses an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture“ group class as compensation.
If there is only 1 student assigned for a group level, the school reserves the right to convert the group course into private 1-on-1 tuition instead which will result in a 50% reduction of class time.
Group courses usually take place in the morning starting at 9am and private lessons in the afternoon – sometime after 1.30pm.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 160 320 480 640 160
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The check-in time is fixed up front as the school is closed in the evenings and on the weekends.
For late evening/early morning arrivals students are requested to book the SDQ airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in the night of their arrival.
Double occupancy available for students travelling together at regular list price less 35% per person.
Price extra night:
24 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 265 530 795 1060 265
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The check-in time is fixed up front as the school is closed in the evenings and on the weekends.
For late evening/early morning arrivals students are requested to book the SDQ airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in the night of their arrival.
Double occupancy available for students travelling together at regular list price less 20% per person.
Price extra night:
40 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 laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 225 450 675 900 225
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Sunday
Price per person
The check-in time is fixed up front as the school is closed in the evenings and on the weekends.
For late evening/early morning arrivals students are requested to book the SDQ airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in the night of their arrival.
Double occupancy available for students travelling together at regular list price less 20% per person.
Price extra night:
34 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 laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
  • *HOTELS ALSO AVAILABLE: Prices on demand (High & Low season rates)
    MID-RANGE HOTEL (single/breakfast), about 10min walking from the school, rates start at US$99/night
    Economy Hotel (single/breakfast) starting at US$49/night.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
  • Single room: always

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing0.3 km
Music 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

City
3.8/5.0 
Organisation
4.6/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
3.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.8/5.0 
Value for money
4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.3/5.0 
Other
4.5/5.0 
Students liked about Dominican Language School, Santo Domingo
Personal approach
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
School Apartment
4.0/5.0
Relationships with the Professor
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Middle-Class Hotel
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take advantage of opportunities to hear typical places outside the traditional tourist routes
Other comments: I intend to have another staying but longer
Accommodation arranged by the school
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
School Apartment
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: It's not very safe and even the locals are being careful.
Other comments: I learned Spanish in the morning and took a dance lesson. I enjoyed a good balance of study and hobby.
The passion the faculty had for the program.
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
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
School Apartment
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: I loved the ability to be totally submerged in the culture and meeting students from all over the world participating in the program
Young and motivated team, uncomplicated handling between teachers and "students"; Demanding class combined with fun
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
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
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0

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