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Dominican Language School, Sosua, Dominican Republic

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Rating: 4.1/5.0

Calle Ayuntamiento 1A - 57000 Sosua - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Possibility to combine courses in Sosua and Santo Domingo
  • The school has a beautiful garden with tropical surroundings.
  • Small class sizes

What we dislike about the school

  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: Dominican Language School Sosua is located in the beautiful Caribbean town of Sosua, in the Dominican Republic. The school is within a garden area, next to the coastline, in the El Batey area of Sosua. There are several bars, eateries, supermarkets and hotels nearby. The school is also within walking distance of some of the town's main beaches, such as Casa Marina Beach, Play Alicia and Playa Sosua. Additional attractions of the area include the Jewish Museum of Sosua, the Coral Reef Casino and coral reef and cave diving in Sosua Bay.

School facilities: The school has facilities that cater to the needs of students of all levels. In addition to microwave and kitchen use for the students, Dominican Language School Sosua also provides a lounge area, library, free WIFI and free after-class access to language learning software, in addition to other features.

Course selection: There are courses for students of all levels, including several specific learning programmes. In addition to General Spanish, taught over various schedules and intensities, the school also provides courses including classes in conversation, Dominican Culture, Business Spanish and Medical Spanish. One-to-one classes in DELE Exam Preparation are also readily available throughout the year.

Getting around: The school's coastal location has many attractions within walking distance. Puerto Plata International Airport is around 8km from the school, a 12-minute taxi ride.
  • The language school Dominican Language School was founded in Sosua, Dominican Republic in 1994.
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Spanish Courses

General Language
Online Courses
Private
Business
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Dominican Language School
Comments about courses
If students book a course for 2+ weeks, they can combine the 2 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“ activity as compensation for group courses. Private lessons are fully rescheduled.
Lesson duration
45 minutes
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via email.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 21 Jan. 2022, 27 Feb. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 16 Jun. 2022, 24 Sep. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

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
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Dominican Language School

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Spanish teacher qualifications
90% hold a university degree
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix:
46% male / 54% female
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Dominican Language School and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 6

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:15
Throughout the year: 15
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 4
Adult courses Throughout the year: 4
Average age of students
In summer: 30 years
Throughout the year: 32 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Aeropuerto Internacional La Unión:
25 US$ one way
50 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Puerto Plata.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 30 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball0.5 km
Cooking-
Dancing12 km
Diving-
Golf20 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking25 km
Music-
Sailing-
Swimming-
Table Tennis-
Tennis10 km
Volleyball0.5 km
Windsurfing12 km
Yoga3 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities
* Orientation city tour
Adults - Paid activities
Half-day excursion to Laguna GriGri/Playa Grande (about USD 45) Half-day city excursion to Puerto Plata (about USD 40) Whole-day excursion to Isla Arena/ Punta Rusia (about USD 50) Whole-day excursion to the famous Dominican Carnival in La Vega (about USD 70) Stand-up paddle board or snorkelling for 2 hours (about USD 35) Bbq at the school's garden * Welcome dinner
Overview of Social activities
Overview of Social activities

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    FAQ about Dominican Language School, Sosua

  • Spanish courses at Dominican Language School start at 180 US$ for Online One-to-One course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Aeropuerto Internacional La Unión (25 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Dominican Language School varies from 1 students (Online One-to-One) to 7 students (Standard Group)
  • 90% of teachers at Dominican Language School hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Dominican Language School comes from Germany with a 30% representation, followed by students from USA (17%) and Switzerland (15%).
  • Dominican Language School offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 32 for the rest of the year.
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