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Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago, Santiago, Chile

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Triana 853 - Providencia - 7500671 Santiago - see on map

What we like about the school

  • School is located in a beautiful house from the early 20th century, declared a National Architectural Monument.
  • Great location near the metro station Salvador in Providencia.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

What we dislike about the school

  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 50% of students are from Brazil
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago, is located in the Chilean capital city of Santiago. Housed in a beautiful mansion built in the early 20th century, the school is moments walk from Providencia Avenue, with excellent access to some of the city's main attractions and green spaces. The great Park Tapahue is within a 20-minute walk of the schools front doors, offering students an excellent opportunity to see and enjoy many attributes of the large metropolitan garden space, including the Japanese Gardens, extraordinary views of the city from the parks funicular cable cars, and a number of large public swimming pools. Salvador Metro Station is within a 4-minute walk of the school, ensuring excellent access to the city and the surrounding areas.

Course selection: Course selection at Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas consists of Intensive, Super Intensive and General one-to-one or two-to-one programmes, along with a Crash course combining group and individual lessons. The school offers complete packages of courses and accommodation for any student or group with such a preference.

Social and Cultural: Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago, boasts an excellent and vast social activity and excursion programme, that takes in much of what Santiago and the surrounding areas have to offer. Whether students wish to partake in their weekly language exchange programme, field trips to museums of art and history, tango and salsa classes, or excursions to trek in the Morado National Park in the Andes, Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas offers it all!
  • The language school Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago was founded in Santiago, Chile in 1992.
  • Legal name / parent company: Tandem Santiago SpA
  • Tax registration ID: 78.270.430-3
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Spanish Courses

General Language
Private
Business
Information for all courses offered by Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
55.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via email.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 24 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 16 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 21 May 2022, 16 Jun. 2022, 27 Jul. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 18 Sep. 2022, 19 Sep. 2022, 10 Oct. 2022, 31 Oct. 2022, 01 Nov. 2022, 08 Dec. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Tandem, Santiago can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Spanish teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
70% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 9:15
Student gender mix:
48% male / 52% 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 Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoDiners Club - logoPayPal - logoMaestro - logoWestern Union - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 11
    Number of public PC workstations: 3

Additional comment about facilities of school

* Free black, green and herbal teas

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:65
Throughout the year: 30
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 10
Adult courses Throughout the year: 8
Average age of students
In summer: 23 years
Throughout the year: 30 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport:
50 US$ one way
100 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL).

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.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
30 US$
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
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
Dancing-
Diving150 km
Golf20 km
Horse riding20 km
Mountainbiking20 km
Music1 km
Skiing35 km
Squash5 km
Swimming-5 km
Table Tennis-
Tennis5 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities
Visiting museums or vineyards every Wednesday Free Salsa dancing class every Thursday * Language exchange with Chilean students every Friday evening
Adults - Paid activities
Day trips to: The Andes National parks The coast Valparaíso * Isla Negra Activities such as skiing (around USD 50 for a day trip)

Accommodation

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Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago, Santiago
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What students liked about Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago, Santiago
Teacher Luis was excellent, I also really enjoyed the social aspects of the class - a reception with empanadas and wine every monday afternoon, tours on tuesdays, the excursions on the weekends were great and well organized, and the guide Jorge is very personable and knowledgeable
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Pablo Neruda´s house is a 2-minute walk from the school and is not to be missed!
Gabriel and Dario, the perfect and funny spanish teacher. And all the other friendly theacher of the school. It was a very interesting and funy time at the school and the load of spanish was very good. Thank you! Best regards!
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You have to go to the Pubmeeting every thursday. And the other programms at weekends!
Other comments: The school is very interesting and the teacher very funny!
Small classes, very nice and competent teacher, friendly staff, who helps you with every possible problem you have
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: welcoming with empanadas and wine at the first day, excursions on Tuesday afternoons
Other comments: I can strongly recommend this school; it was better than I expected; I can't say anything about accomodation because we stayed with relatives.
People being nice and friendly, feeling at home straight away, nice teachers -> all good!
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Other comments: Will be back soon :)

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    FAQ about Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago, Santiago

  • Spanish courses at Tandem start at 181 US$ for Intensive Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (50 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas varies from 1 students (General One-to-One Lessons) to 8 students (Super Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago hold a university degree. 70% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago comes from Brazil with a 50% representation, followed by students from Germany (15%) and USA (8%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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