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Escuela Bellavista, SantiagoFavorites heart icon

Escuela Bellavista

Among the Top 20% most popular Spanish schools in Chile in the last 12 months Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Santiago

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.063 reviews

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.2/5.0

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School accredited by ACHELE (Asociación Chilena de Escuelas de Español)

Established in 1987 in the colorful Bellavista district, Escuela Bellavista is a pioneering school in Chilean styled... More

Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
420US$ 401US$
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Violeta Parra Escuela de Idiomas - TANDEM Santiago, SantiagoFavorites heart icon

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.069 reviews

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.9/5.0

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School accredited by ACHELE (Asociación Chilena de Escuelas de Español)

This Spanish language school is situated in a beautiful old mansion, built in the beginning of the 20th century, in... More

Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
435US$ 416US$
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COINED, SantiagoFavorites heart icon


Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.02 reviews

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activity
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration) School accredited by ACHELE (Asociación Chilena de Escuelas de Español)

Located in a lovely building very close to the commercial area and main historic landmarks. It features all the... More

Intensive - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
535US$ 512US$
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, SantiagoFavorites heart icon
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
2380US$ 2261US$
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What our students said about Santiago

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A very safe and interesting city with beautiful people.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Santiago

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 | 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 - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years


Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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

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.

Population: 4,838,000

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

Region: Santiago Metropolitan, Provincia de Santiago

Currency: CLP (1 CLP = 0.0013 USD)

Santiago quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 (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: 32 (rankings of universities in Santiago)

High season: January

Low season: May

Average course price per week (High season): 312 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 202 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):3,021.08 CLP (33% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type L
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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

Weather in Santiago

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Events in SantiagoBest time to take a language course in Santiago

Festival de cine Sanfic
Festival de cine Sanfic

16 August 2020 - 23 August 2020This international film festival came into existence in 2005. It has 3 major categories: Best International Work, Best Chilean Work and Best National Work in short films. There are also parallel events for people in the industry: Work in Progress Latinoamericano and Santiago LAB.

National Festival
National Festival

18 September 2020 - 19 September 2020Celebration of the country's independence from Spain, commonly known as El Dieciocho (The Eighteenth), commemorates the date of the first government established in Chile. Activities include a rodeo, dancing the cueca, barbecues and big public food tents serving traditional foods.

What to do in Santiago

San Cristobal Peak
San Cristobal Peak
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    FAQ about schools in Santiago

  • Students rated the activity program at Escuela Bellavista as the best.
  • COINED 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 One-to-One, Spanish for Doctors, Spanish for Lawyers.

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