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ECELA, Viña del Mar, Chile

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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.

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public PC workstations:

1

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

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

  • 16 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:
150 US$ pick up
300 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 11 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 21 May 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 16 Jul. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 18 Sep. 2020, 19 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 31 Oct. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Reviews

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Social activities

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
What students liked about ECELA, Viña del Mar
The people and the teacher.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
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
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
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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    FAQ about ECELA, Viña del Mar

  • Spanish courses at ECELA start at 180 US$ for Basic Standard 10 course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Basic Standard 20, Basic Standard 10
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (150 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at ECELA varies from 1 students (Private Lessons 10) to 7 students (Basic Standard 20)
  • 100% of teachers at ECELA hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at ECELA comes from USA with a 25% representation, followed by students from Brazil (16%) and Germany (11%).
  • ECELA offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.

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