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> Language Course in Santiago, Anyone got any recommendations?
mothman
post Dec 22 2005, 01:05 PM
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Hi - I've found a few places on the net, but they're very expensive, I only want to spend a week learning there.

Any ideas gratefully received!

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post Apr 24 2006, 09:04 AM
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Can anybody recommend an intensive spanish course in Santiago or Buenos Aires?

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post Apr 24 2006, 09:52 AM
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Lucky was just in BsAs taking a Spanish course...you may want to read his latest entries as I recall him mentioning the name of the organization...

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post Aug 6 2006, 05:20 PM
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My suggestion....I have lived in Santiago, in Lima, in Cochabamba, in Costa Rica and in Panama.
I would NEVER bother to learn spanish from a Chilean. They speak the absolute worst Spanish in the world, and they are the first to admit it. Proudly at that. In fact, they call their dialect Castellano, because they know it isn't proper Spanish.

In their defense, before the age of air travel they were very isolated. The worst desert in the world to the north, some serious montains to the east, and nothing but the Pacific to the west, so they developed their own speech patterns, words, what have you.
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post Nov 30 2008, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for the tips on Chilean Spanish Gringo. We'll be flying into Santiago as our first point to travel S/C America so logically it made sense to learn the language there. But now I think we'll wait and do it in Argentina...I'd probably rather spend the week or two in BsAs than in Chile as theres more to see and do there.
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post Dec 12 2009, 01:40 PM
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Thanks for the tips on Chilean Spanish Gringo. We'll be flying into Santiago as our first point to travel S/C America so logically it made sense to learn the language there. But now I think we'll wait and do it in Argentina...I'd probably rather spend the week or two in BsAs than in Chile as theres more to see and do there.

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post Dec 12 2009, 01:45 PM
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My son is from Ohio and has lived in Chile since 2008 He now lives in Santiago and teaches English classes and he also teaches private lessons . He would be happy to teach Spanish lessons as well.
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post Feb 14 2011, 01:09 PM
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Heya,

You can have a browse through the different locations you might be interested in on this website: http://www.catchthelingo.com/
You can compare the different cities/countries and prices (all very reasonable!).

There is also loads of information on the Lonely Planet website, especially in the forum bit.

Hope this helps =)
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