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ECELA, Viña del Mar, Chile

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated social activities

ECELA

The language school ECELA was founded in Viña del Mar, Chile in 2000. It is a small school with a unique family atmosphere. It is located in the center of Viña del Mar, only a few blocks away from the beach, in a safe neighborhood that has a lot to offer.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 35
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 20

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 15 years

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree

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

16
1
11
4
2
2
1
3
1
2
4
10
25

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airpo.

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport:
25 US$ pick up
50 US$ return (both ways)

Spanish Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 15 20
Price in US$ 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1680 2100 2520 3150 4200
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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  - 12:40
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only -
For ex-students of our school
.
15.00 % discount: 15.00 % discount on tuition fees only -
For 2 or more students booking the same program together
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 590 1180 1682 2242 2655 3186 3717 4248 4514 5015 5664
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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  - 12:40
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only -
For ex-students of our school
.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1720 2150 2580 3010 3440 3870 4300 5160
Standard Spanish Lesson of 20 hours per week plus 2 Medical shadowing sessions per week.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 309 618 927 1236 1545 1854 2163 2472 2781 3090 3708
Standard Spanish Lesson of 20 hours per week plus 2 hours of private surf lessons per week. Transport from school and equipment included.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 100.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 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:Classes are divided into two blocks: Grammar & Conversation. 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.

Accommodation

    Leisure activities

    activity possibledistance from school
    Dancing1 km
    Diving1 km
    Football (soccer)1 km
    Horse riding20 km
    Mountainbiking20 km
    Music 
    Skiing50 km
    Table Tennis 
    Tennis20 km
    Volleyball1 km
    Windsurfing1 km
    Yoga1 km

    Reviews

    City
    4.7/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.5/5.0 
    Facilities
    4.0/5.0 
    Social activities
    4.5/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    5.0/5.0 
    Value for money
    4.5/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.7/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.7/5.0 
    Other
    4.7/5.0 
    Students liked about ECELA, Viña del Mar
    The people and the teacher.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    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
    Additional information
    Other comments: See you soon! ;-)
    I had a great time with a couple of other students and also some of the teachers, and they were all very helpful, I really managed to improve my Spanish a lot - from A1 to B1/B2.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    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
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Participate in the organised events, it gives you insight and it is fun hanging out with other students. Try to speak Spanish with everyone, not German/English.
    The thoroughness of the instruction, the patience of the teachers, the opportunities to socialize and practice speaking Spanish.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    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
    5.0/5.0
    Other
    5.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take advantage of the chances to interact with the staff and other students through the activities.
    Other comments: It came as advertised. It concentrates not on dry drill but learning and USING Spanish though immersing the student in a Spanish-speaking environment. There are so many opportunities to not only learn Spanish but to use it through conversation and activities.
    Friendly 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
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.0/5.0
    Other
    4.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The food, walking around Valparaiso, and Valparaiso by night
    Other comments: Good place to learn spanish

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