TANDEM Santiago was founded in 1992 as Escuela de Idiomas Violeta Parra and has been a member of TANDEM International since 1996. Our language school specialises in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Learn Spanish in Santiago de Chile and begin a unique adventure with us. The high quality of our language courses, the professionalism of our teaching team and our personalised service make us one of the country’s leading language institutes. With us, you will learn Spanish in a friendly environment. Efficient and communicative teaching methods, contact with native speakers and an extensive cultural programme are at the heart of our approach. We place great importance on helping our students get to know the Chilean culture.
TANDEM Santiago is located close to the tourist magnets of the Barrio Bellavista, the Barrio Italia and the Costanera Center, the highest tower in South America. The early 20th century villa in which the school is situated is now a listed building. Santiago’s downtown, parks, museums, restaurants and art galleries are easily reached thanks to a well-developed public transport system.
Our school is an official exam centre for the DELE exams in Chile. We offer preparatory courses for these examinations. Take advantage of our accommodation-finder service for your language holiday in Santiago de Chile. You can take part in a range of cultural activities during your language course.
We’ll do everything to find the perfect accommodation for you. Want to use your Spanish outside lessons and immerse yourself in Chilean life? Why not share an apartment with local people or spend time in a Chilean host family. If you prefer your own space, you can also rent a furnished apartment through us.
With our cultural programme and excursions, we want to give our students a deep insight into Chilean culture and society. We offer a range of activities every week. Every Monday, we welcome new students over empanadas and wine. We organise salsa courses, dance classes, language exchanges with locals, tours and day trips: hiking in the Andes, excursions to the Pacific coast, visits to hot springs or excursions to the Isla Negra.
Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city, lies in a valley between the snow-covered Andean peaks and the Chilean Coastal Range. On the Plaza de Armas, the magnificent centrepiece of the old colonial city, you will find two Neoclassical landmarks of Santiago: the Palacio de la Real Audiencia dating from 1808, today home to the National Museum of History, and the 18th century Catedral Metropolitana. La Chascona, now a museum, is the former home of the poet Pablo Neruda. Santiago de Chile is a modern city full of history, as you will quickly discover on your first walk around its famous monuments and squares. This energetic and extremely green city is also regarded as one of the safest in South America. It has a moderate, Mediterranean climate with almost 300 days of sunshine a year. Santiago is today one of South America’s most important business centres and offers visitors a rich culture and pulsating nightlife. Getting around Santiago is easy thanks to the excellent metro and bus network. If you are a looking for a unique place to learn Spanish in South America, you can’t beat Santiago de Chile.