Spanish is one of the world’s most-spoken languages.

With over 538 million native or second speakers, this language offers a great way to communicate with people around the world. Due to historical colonialism, Spanish is the most common native language on the American double continent and is considered a world language due to its function as the official language of numerous international organizations.

Exam courses

Need an official language certificate? In an increasingly international world, internationally recognised exams and certificates are becoming ever more important ways to prove your language abilities and professional skills. Many foreign language learners work towards an internationally recognised certificate at the end of their course. TANDEM Santiago has been officially recognised by the Instituto Cervantes as an exam centre in Chile since 2008.  You can take the following official exam at the school in Santiago de Chile:

What exams are available?

  • D.E.L.E. (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera)

Educational leave (Bildungsurlaub)

TANDEM Santiago is a recognised provider of educational leave for:

  • Hamburg
  • Bremen
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • Berlin
  • Hesse
  • Lower Saxony
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Brandenburg
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Saarland


Spanish for specific purposes

TANDEM Santiago offers the following courses:

  • D.E.L.E. exam preparation
  • Business Spanish
  • Spanish for healthcare
  • Spanish for lawyers
  • Chilean literature

These modules are offered as one-to-one tuition in specific subject areas and require at least intermediate-level Spanish skills. You can combine them with an intensive course or book them separately as private tuition.

Spanish + culture

TANDEM Santiago offers an extensive cultural programme. The accompanying programme for the Spanish courses is designed to give you a well-rounded socio-economic, cultural and geographic understanding of Chile. Each week, the school offers a free activity as an afternoon programme. There is also a weekly language exchange with Chilean language students. At the weekends, the school organises day trips to the coast, to the Andes, to thermal springs and national parks, to Pucón or to La Serena in the Elqui Valley. Santiago de Chile: Discover a new way to learn Spanish!

City hopping 

With TANDEM, you can split your Spanish course across two cities. Start your language course at one school and finish it at another Spanish TANDEM school in a different city. Contact us. We are happy to help.