Thinking of going on a Spanish course in Chile, thoughts?

November 18, 2008 by  

Question asked by Spanish Student:

I’m thinking of traveling to Chile for a 2-week language course to learn Spanish, in summer 2009. The course includes a 2-day excursion to a ski resort high in the mountains above Santiago.

Just wondering if anybody has done anything like this, or would recommend it and why?
Spanish is a language I would like to learn to a conversational level, and I have always wanted to visit South America, and understand that Chile is one of the more safe and stable countries.
Thanks.

Answer By Spanish Language Teacher:
Definitely do it!! On of the best ways to learn another language is to immerse yourself in a place where they speak it. Also you’ll get to know the culture better and gain an awesome experience. You will not be disappointed

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13 Responses to “Thinking of going on a Spanish course in Chile, thoughts?”

  1. mike c on November 18th, 2008 5:42 am

    do it. can only be an advantage
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  2. Hann on November 18th, 2008 6:29 am

    Definitely go for it! my family is from chile and its what i plan to do. i already speak a lot of spanish. i just plan on going to college there for a exchange program. good choice! chile is beautiful
    GO!!!
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  3. bushcasss b on November 18th, 2008 6:38 am

    dunno
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  4. Sarah D on November 18th, 2008 7:22 am

    Definitely do it!!!! The best way to learn another language is to immerse yourself in a place where they speak it. Also you’ll get to know the culture better and gain an awesome experience. Do it!!
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  5. K on November 18th, 2008 8:01 am

    It sounds fun but maybe you should learn a little spanish before you go just to have a fallback incase of anything
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  6. Sheepie on November 18th, 2008 8:31 am

    Sounds great.
    I might be being totally stupid and ignorant, but maybe in Chile they might speak an unusual/different dialect of Spanish? So perhaps it would be better to go to Spain to learn regular Spanish… unless of course you want to learn Chilean-Spanish! Sorry I might be being really stupid here, just a though!!! ;-)
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  7. LoopyKU on November 18th, 2008 8:47 am

    Go For It. I’ve been there before and as long as the gurts are not there you will be ok.
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  8. jean paul on November 18th, 2008 9:02 am

    i think is a good idea, ive traveled to USA to learn English and Im here, Spanish is my mother language so if you ever want to practice your writting, feel free to contact me, im from Mexico, so…

    Buena suerte!!!! (Good luck)
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  9. bunny, honey_* on November 18th, 2008 9:36 am

    Chile! Wonderful choice.

    I’m only in 8th grade but this year for Spanish class (which I’ve been taking for 2 years, ole!) we had to research a Spanish-speaking country, and I picked Chile.

    Let me tell you, it is an amazing country! You are right when you say that it is a country that is a lot more stable and safe than others. The locals are known to be very hospitable and the crime rate down there is very low. It’s a very nice country that’s a bit on the quiet side. One of Chile’s biggest attractions is Easter Island, home to the mysterious volcanic rock heads! There are also some very interesting national parks and reserves you can visit there that offer cool views of wildlife, active (and nonactive) volcanoes, and geysers and such. Many cool things to do if you have time for a little side-trip. As far as your language course, Chile is certainly a good place to go! I recommend it very much so and give this Chile Trip a big thumbs up!
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  10. l00k_up on November 18th, 2008 10:09 am

    A friend of mine move to Chile. Excellent place to go, and a great way to learn Spanish. Learn the basics before you go, of course (hi, Bye, Bathroom, etc.)
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  11. Lance on November 18th, 2008 10:47 am

    My wife’s doing one in the evenings at a local school. Perhaps the same might be good for you too – then go for what sounds like a nice holiday in Santiago and you’ll be able to understand more of what’s being said. Frankly, I don’t think that you’ll learn much of the language there and feel that it could well be a ploy to sell holidays.
    I’d give it a miss. Go local then have a holiday.
    Good luck.
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  12. Ashille on November 18th, 2008 11:14 am

    The holiday’s worth having for sure but I don’t think it’s a brilliant idea to go and learn Spanish once you are there. The course could only help you if you have already started to learn the language and then go there to build upon it!

    But starting to learn from scratch once you are there won’t take you any far away and it would already be time to return before you could start picking up simply words.

    So, enrol in some Spanish course as from now itself.
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  13. Lew on January 14th, 2011 1:56 pm

    nice idea. the problem is that sometimes you can’t be sure about a school and the course has to be booked in advance. i have been traveling few times with http://www.languagecourse.net, you can find with this website a lot of honest and good school. if you dont want to risk, you can check there some testimonials of former students and pick up something for you.
    cheers

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