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4 Best language schools in Santiago (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning Spanish in Santiago? We have researched all the details about the best Spanish language schools in Santiago for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at Spanish language schools in other cities in Chile such as Pichilemu or see our list of all schools in Chile. You may also want to consult options outside Chile for learning Spanish.
Why Santiago? Santiago, the capital of Chile, is located in the Central Valley at the foot of the Andes. The city is one of Latin America's most sophisticated metropolitan areas, with extensive suburban development, dozens of shopping malls, and impressive high-rise architecture. It is a safe, modern city with good public transportation and is home to about 5 million people. The climate is warm and Mediterranean.
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What our students said about Santiago

Rating: 5/5


Just make sure you put your money somewhere safe and if you have to take your phone out, hold onto it tightly.

England UK

Rating: 5/5


A very safe and interesting city with beautiful people.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Santiago

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

Friendliness, and focused teaching.

1 April 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 60 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

All the teachers are kind.
Because the progress of lessons differs depending on classmates, you can have them change if you are dissatisfied with the class.

10 December 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

The teacher and the students have good interaction, the course is pleasant and interesting, the teachers are excellent, I am very happy and loved it.

27 November 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 28 years

I Wen

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

The team of teachers is enthusiastic and helpful, the support is warm.
Only positive.

27 November 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 7 weeks
Student age: 60 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

They do a great job of gauging your skills and matching you with a curriculum that works for you. It's obvious they take a personal interest your effort to learn Spanish to make sure you get the most out of your classes. I did a couple weeks of group courses and took a few private lessons as well. I highly recommend the private lessons--they are worth the additional expense because you get more practice and can focus on the things you need to improve most.

24 April 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 29 years

United States

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

Friendly atmosphere and small classes
Really enjoyed my time here and learnt a lot in one week. I'm considering going back another time. I had my own accommodation so that shouldn’t be included in my review.

2 April 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 36 years

England UK

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 69 reviews

I really liked its free and easy-going environment, and the teachers in particular.
Will be back soon :)

20 November 2017
Course: Super Intensive Course - 9 weeks
Student age: 24 years

South Korea

Rating: 4

4.0 | 2 reviews

The atmosphere in which I have evolved during this stay, the availability of the staff. The small class and especially the quality of the teacher and the structure of his teaching is what I've liked most of all my trip.
It's really like a turning point for any unconditional traveler.

9 May 2017
Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

The teachers were really friendly and very knowledgeable. I felt like I learnt a lot in a very short time. The classes were relaxed and fun and the small number of students meant that you felt comfortable participating in class and that you got enough individual attention.
Really nice place to learn Spanish, the environment and staff were wonderful. I really enjoyed my time here, however I did think the price of private lessons was a bit too expensive (and unfortunately this prohibited me from taking these, although I would have liked to).

16 March 2017
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 35 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

The class size was perfect. The teachers were wonderful and made us feel comfortable speaking and making errors in Spanish. Having a little party for a departing student on the last day was a nice touch.
I recommend the school. I did not participate in the free extra activities, but I am sure that would've helped my language even more.

2 September 2015
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 28 years

United States

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

The good teachers
I only met nice people

2 September 2015
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 65 years

Kim Harald

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 69 reviews

The timetable
We were more than 8 the first week, contrary to the commitments. In addition it was mentioned on the internet that there was a service in French, but there was not.

2 February 2015
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

host family
I would have liked more homework. I understand that you are leaving time for people to explore the city but I think people can devote more than 10 minutes a night to improving their Spanish if they have chosen to take Spanish classes in the first place.

18 November 2013
Course: Intensive Course - 5 weeks
Student age: 17 years

United States

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 63 reviews

The teachers were very enthusiastic about teaching and they always helped with questions and supported their students all the time.
More exercises in the book that students can practice for themselves would be helpful.

15 October 2013
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 64 years


Key Facts about Santiago

In the latest 2019 Mercer the quality of life in Santiago was ranked 93 among 231 cities worldwide.

Population: 4,838,000

Time zone: +6h. (GMT -4)

Region: Santiago Metropolitan, Provincia de Santiago

Currency: CLP (1 CLP = 0.0014 USD)

Santiago quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.2

4.2 (143 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

universities: 35 (rankings of universities in Santiago)

High season: January

Low season: May

Average course price per week (High season): 224 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 203 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:44* (56% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:49* (51% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Chile average):2,765.25 CLP (33% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type L
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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What to do in Santiago

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Arrival Airport

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL) - 14 km. from Santiago city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 2 172,00 CLP, 45 minutes.

Main stops: International Airport Santiago, Barrancas, Las Rejas, Santiago Univ., Estacion Central, Los Heroes


Every 10 minutes, 2212,00 CLP, 50 minutes.

Main stops: Santiago Airport, Pajaritos + Pajaritos, La Moneda

Taxi: 17,049 CLP, 20 minutes drive to city center of Santiago

Direct international flights from:
  • New Zealand: Auckland International
  • USA: Dallas Fort Worth International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, Miami International, New York John F. Kennedy
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International

    FAQ about schools in Santiago

  • Students rated the activity program at ECELA as the best.
  • ECELA has received the best overall rating in Santiago.
  • ECELA, located in Antonio Varas 514, Providencia, Providencia has been voted as the school with the best location in Santiago.
  • Escuela Bellavista was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Shared Apartment - Double Room' at ECELA is the best rated accommodation in Santiago.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in Santiago is 52.8. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Santiago with 4.2 stars out of 5.
  • In Santiago electricity is 220 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, L.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Santiago is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International (14.6 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Santiago.
  • In Santiago the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Business Spanish Private, Medical Spanish.
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