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ECELASantiago, Chile

Spanish courses at this language school can not be booked on our site. The information is provided in order to orient our visitors about the complete range of language course options available in Santiago.

It is housed in a large, comfortable, colonial-style building with a spacious patio, located in the neighborhood of Providencia.
  • The language school ECELA was founded in Santiago, Chile in 2000.
  • Legal name / parent company: World Immersion Inc.
  • Tax registration ID: 51039691

Spanish Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by ECELA

Comments about courses

Classes are divided into two blocks. Lessons are designed according to the student’s skills and level; so a student who, for example, is good at speaking but not as good at writing will be placed in two different levels, with different teachers and classmates.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 May 2024, 21 May 2024, 20 Jun 2024, 16 Jul 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 18 Sep 2024, 19 Sep 2024, 14 Oct 2024, 31 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 25 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Lessons needed per Spanish language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Videos & Photos

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Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Spanish teacher qualifications
90% hold a university degree
10% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at ECELA and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 13
    Number of public PC workstations: 6

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 95
Throughout the year: 60
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 10
Adult courses Throughout the year: 10
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport:
30 US$ one way
60 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is SCL.
More information about airports around Santiago and how to get from the airport to Santiago on your own here on our Santiago page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 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
Express shipment fee (via courier)
100 US$
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
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)-
Horse riding20 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Skiing35 km
Table Tennis-

Student opinions about ECELA, Santiago

The atmosphere of the school is really nice. Teachers and staff are really friendly.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Just enjoy. I definitely recommend ECELA and Santiago to learn Spanish.
Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Apartment - Double Room

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Sometimes the staff is not very efficient, in my case I had only one week of course so I tried to get some extra one-to-one classes, and for that I had to talk to the staff uncountable times till I got a positive answer.
Course: Group 20 - 1 week
1. May. 2015
Teaching Staff
Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Apartment - Double Room

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Group 20 - 36 weeks
17. Apr. 2016


Antonio Varas 514 - 7500961 Santiago
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FAQ about ECELA, Santiago

  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (30 US$)
  • 90% of teachers at ECELA hold a university degree. 10% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at ECELA comes from USA with a 25% representation, followed by students from Brazil (16%) and Germany (15%).
  • ECELA offers courses from 10 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.

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