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Dominican Language School, Sosua, Dominican Republic

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of 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 student apartments
  • Top rated school facilities

Dominican Language School

The language school Dominican Language School was founded in Sosua, Dominican Republic in 1994. The school is beautifully situated in a quiet part of the city within a tropical garden, only a 5-minute walk from the beach. Lectures are sometimes held in the garden or on one of the beautiful terraces outside.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Library

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV 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: 15
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 15

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):

2
30
6
4
5
5
5
5
4
15
17

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Puerto Plata.

Aeropuerto Internacional La Unión:
25 US$ pick up
50 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
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

Spanish Courses

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
With private lessons standard you will have 4 Spanish lessons per day. Depending on the amount of different course levels at a time, private lessons sometimes also might take place completely in the morning.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 520 930 1370 1810 2250 2690 3086 3482 4274 5066 396
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Every Monday .
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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 Spanish group lessons + 4 lessons of culture class 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 for the Spanish Course and US$170 for the Volunteer Work.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 09.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 10.Dec.2018.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- 740 1110 1480 1850 2220 2590 2960 3330 3700 4440
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 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 9 10 11
Price in US$ 385 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 Spanish group lessons + 3 x 1 hour windsurfing (1-2 participants per teacher), BEGINNER or ADVANCED.
Additional weeks of Spanish and/or Windsurfing can be booked.
Spanish & Surf pool for 7 days (no surf course): US$515.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 365 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 Spanish group lessons + 3 dives (with own equipment). US$20 to rent equipment.

Also available: Package B-2 with 5 Fun Dives, for certified divers. With own equipment: US$455. With rental equipment: US$490.
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Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 515 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 Spanish group lessons + 3 x 1.5 hours ADVANCED kitesurfing.
Rate for BEGINNER kitesurfing with 5 x 1.5 hours: + US$195 .
Kitesurfing equipment included during course.
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Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 715 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 Spanish group lessons + Diving Course for beginners, including: introduction, pool training, 5 theory units, 4 open water dives, equipment, tanks and weight belt, boat transfers, final exam. PADI-certification fee and study material are included. Minimum stay of 7 nights for PADI Open Water License Due to the change in PADI Standards for the Open Water Diver license (OWD), students will now need a minimum of 6 half-days to complete their PADI OWD course.
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$ 315 570 845 1120 1395 1670 1927 2184 -- -- 275
20 Spanish group lessons (45min) + 4 hours (60min) private dancing lessons in the Dance Academy (about 10min by public transport).
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, Sosua 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$ 199 398 597 796 199
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No breakfast on national holidays.
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 POP airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in the night of their arrival.
Double occupancy for students who travel together at regular list price -35% per person
Price extra night:
30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
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 POP airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in the night of their arrival.
Double occupancy for students who travel together at regular list price -35% per person
Price extra night:
24 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 199 398 597 796 199
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No breakfast on national holidays.
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 POP airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in the night of their arrival.
Double occupancy for students who travel together at regular list price -35% per person - please note students would need to share large bed.
Price extra night:
30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
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 POP airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in the night of their arrival.
Double occupancy for students who travel together at regular list price -35% per person - please note students would need to share a large bed.
Price extra night:
24 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, 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
  • *HOTELS & PRIVATE STANDARD AND EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS ALSO AVAILABLE: Prices now on demand (High & Low season rates).
    MID-RANGE HOTEL (single/breakfast) in Sosua, about 10min walking from the school, rates start at US$78/night.
    ECONOMY HOTEL (single/no-meals) in Sosua, about 10min walking from the school, rates start at US$48/night.
    EXECUTIVE PRIVATE APT. in Sosua (single/self-catering), about 2-10min walking from the school, rates start at US$110/night.
    STANDARD PRIVATE APT. in Sosua (single/self-catering), about 15min walking from the school, rates start at US$43/night.
    HOTELS & Apts. in Cabarete also available on demand.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
  • Single room: always

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball12 km
Cooking 
Dancing3 km
Diving 
Golf20 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking25 km
Music 
Sailing 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis10 km
Volleyball 
Windsurfing12 km
Yoga3 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

City
3.5/5.0 
Organisation
4.4/5.0 
Facilities
4.2/5.0 
Social activities
3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.2/5.0 
Value for money
4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
Students liked about Dominican Language School, Sosua
Location and organizer. Service
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
School Apartment
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Museum visit Sosua
Other comments: I want to highlight the professional management, the friendly atmosphere and the individual service and assessment
The friendly atmosphere.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
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
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: You can learn a lot. The staff is nice and you can have much fun.
Social is good. Friendly staff & teachers.
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
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Friendly ambiance and small class size. Students aged 20-75.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Lots of great restaurants, easy to walk to in town.
Other comments: IIC is well organized and well run. Staff is very welcoming.
The teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
School Studio
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: very nice, quiet place amidst Sosua, dominated by ancient trees - an oasis located almost directly at the beach

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