We focus on 1:1 or 1:2 (for couples) classes; Most of our students are travelers that want to learn as much as possible in short time and this is the way to adjust learning velocity and items to be taught to your individual abilities and previous knowledge. At first sight 1:1 classes appear more cost intensive than group classes. Only “at first sight” because the advances a student makes in 1:1 are much faster than in group courses and in the end you pay for a certain “amount” of knowledge obtained rather than time spent in a classroom.
Group classes have their benefits when you are just starting language studies - where you learn a lot of grammar - but as soon as it comes to interaction, 1:1 clearly gains. Therefore our combined programs Santiago - Pucon usually start wit group lessons in Santiago to get the basics, followed by 1:1 in Pucon to learn more profound.
In 1:1, if you split 50-50 between listening and speaking, in 60 minutes of 1:1 you would talk 30 minutes.
In a 6 students environment - typically marked as small group - applying these parameters: in a 60 minutes class your active time is reduced to 5 minutes.
...of course in real class-life you might speak more or less- according your level and the topic of todays class.
|A1||Breakthrough or beginner||
|A2||Waystage or elementary||
|B1||Threshold or intermediate||
|B2||Vantage or upper intermediate||
|C1||Effective operational proficiency or advanced||
|C2||Mastery or proficiency||
To give you an idea what you can expect from 1:1 classes (which of course depends on your individual pre-condition: learning ability, previous language experience etc.): to measure the advances we generally use the CEFR standards; You achieve A1 level after 1 week of 1:1 classes: You achieve A2 level after another week of 1:1 classes: To achieve B1 and B2 it takes 2-3 weeks each level in 1:1 classes.
Several weeks Spanish Courses or city combinations where you study Spanish in Pucon and Santiago or Bariloche, Spanish course including accommodation or seasonal offers for Spanish courses.
*Our prices are in CLP, prices in USD may change with mayor changes in exchange rate, please inquire.**prices may change in high season Dec-Feb