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Dominican Language School, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

4.4/5

Rating: 4.4/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Possibility to combine courses in Sosua and Santo Domingo
  • Small class sizes
  • 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.

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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

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED 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: 17

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:
60 US$ pick up
120 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 21 Jan. 2020, 27 Feb. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020, 24 Sep. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

Spanish Courses

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 290 580 870 1160 1425 1690 1955 2220 2710 3200 245
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only. Only valid for bookings at this website before 01.10.2020. Only valid for courses starting before 31.10.2020.
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Price in US$ 195 390 585 780 960 1140 1320 1500 1830 2160 165
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ -- -- -- 2285 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Seton Hill University registration fee: USD 300.
Starting dates
2020: 31 May 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ -- -- -- 2475 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Seton Hill University registration fee: USD 300.
Starting dates
2020: 31 May 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Seton Hill University registration fee: USD 300.
Starting dates
2020: 31 May 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Seton Hill University registration fee: USD 300.
Starting dates
2020: 31 May 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Price in US$ 325 650 975 1300 1600 1900 2200 2500 3060 3620 280
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Price in US$ 375 750 1125 1500 1845 2190 2535 2880 3510 4140 315
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Price in US$ 470 940 1410 1880 2310 2740 3170 3600 4390 5180 395
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Price in US$ 267 534 801 1068 1320 1572 1824 2076 2550 3024 237
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Private
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Price in US$ 380 760 1140 1520 1850 2180 2510 2840 3440 4040 300
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Every Monday.
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Work & Study
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Price in US$ -- -- 535 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 265
Includes 1 week of Spanish Group Course (20 lessons per week) and 3 weeks of volunteer work (minimum 15 hours per week). Volunteer work Additional weeks possible at extra charge:
- Spanish Standard Group course: USD 180 per week - Volunteer work: USD 85 per week (up to 4 weeks of volunteering included in program rate. For more than that an additional service fee per week or USD 340 per month is added). This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Santo Domingo
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ -- 760 1140 1520 1900 2280 2660 3040 3800 4560 380
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in US$ 305 610 915 1220 1510 1800 2090 2380 2930 3480 275
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Santo Domingo
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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20 Spanish group lessons and 3 private dance lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 290 580 870 1160 1425 1690 1955 2220 2710 3200 245
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 30.06.2020. Only valid for courses starting before 30.06.2020.
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Price in US$ 140 280 420 560 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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$ 195 390 585 780 960 1140 1320 1500 1830 2160 165
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 30.06.2020. Only valid for courses starting before 30.06.2020.
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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 let us know.
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 students book a course for two weeks or more, they can combine the two school locations Santo Domingo and Sosua (without any additional cost).

If there is an official holiday, the school offers an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture“ group class as compensation for group courses. Private lessons are fully rescheduled.

For all group courses (online and offline): If there is only 1 student signed up for a course, the course will not be cancelled. The student will receive private lessons instead for a reduced amount of time.

Accommodation

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Price in US$ 185 370 555 740 910 1080 1250 1420 1760 2100 170
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
School Apartment, Dominican Language School, Santo Domingo - 1
Price extra night:
28 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking (average reported by 5 former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 275 550 825 1100 1360 1620 1880 2140 2660 3180 260
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 235 470 705 940 1160 1380 1600 1820 2260 -- --
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Sunday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Dominican Language School - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Dominican Language School - 2
Price extra night:
35 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
No breakfast on national holidays.
Double occupancy for students who travel together at regular list price -35% per person - please note students would need to share large bed.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing0.3 km
Music 

Reviews

4.4/5.0

Rating: 4.4/5.0

City

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Other

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
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
Everyone who worked there was fun and friendly. The events were really good and we got to see a lot of Dominican Culture.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: One area I think they could work on better is making sure students are in the right level. I saw some people from a low level in the advanced class, and some who spoke very well in a beginner class.
My teacher was amazing and I learned a lot in a short time.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
1.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Do not book accommodation with the school. There are many airbnbs, hotels and hostels nearby that are much cheaper.
Other comments: Great!
I really liked the general state of mind that prevails, the proximity between students and teachers. They put you at ease immediately and the atmosphere is therefore very friendly.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation

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    FAQ about Dominican Language School, Santo Domingo

  • Spanish courses at Dominican Language School start at 140 US$ for Online One-to-One course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation School Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Dominican Language School
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Las Américas International Airport (60 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Dominican Language School varies from 1 students (One-to-One) to 7 students (Intensive Group)
  • 90% of teachers at Dominican Language School hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Dominican Language School comes from Switzerland with a 23% representation, followed by students from Germany (21%) and USA (20%).
  • Dominican Language School offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 32 for the rest of the year.
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