Our school of the month: TANDEM Santiago de Chile

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TANDEM Santiago was founded in 1992 as Escuela de Idiomas Violeta Parra. Since 1996 the Spanish school is called TANDEM Santiago.

Our member school is situated in a beautiful old mansion, built in the beginning of the 20th century, in Providencia – the modern part of Santiago de Chile.

They offer all type of Spanish language courses all year round:

Spanish Group Courses Starting dates: every Monday with max. 8 students per level; morning and afternoon schedules for the following Spanish levels.

  • Spanish for Beginners: O and I
  • Basic Spanish: I and II
  • Intermediate Spanish: I and II
  • Advanced Spanish; I and II
Private Tuition
Private Spanish instruction generally takes place during the afternoon.

Semi-Individual Tuition or 2 on 1
Semi-individual, two students-one teacher.
Special SpanishCourses can be taken standing alone as 2 on 1 or 1 on 1 tuition or combined with a group course

If students need accommodation in Santiago de Chile, the school can help with this. They offer the following possibilities.

  • Family homestays
  • Accommodation in boarding houses
  • Hotels or apartments

All accommodations are located 45 minutes of the school via public transport.

TANDEM Santiago also organizes a wide range of cultural activities:

Monday

  • Welcome reception with empanadas and wine

Tuesday and Thursday

  • Salsa Workshop

Wednesday

  • Free guided field trip

Friday

  • TANDEM exchange programme

During the weekends the school offers excursions into the Andes, visits to National Parks, hot springs and day tours outside Santiago.

For further information have a look at the school website http://www.tandemsantiago.cl/

Santiago de Chile, capital of Chile

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Santiago de Chile is perhaps the most advanced and most “European” city in Latin America. The city was founded in 1541 and is highly versatile. Chile’s visitors can look at historic buildings that offer an insight into the architecture and history of the colonial era. Today Santiago is next to Buenos Aires one of the most popular destinations in Latin America for tourists from all over the world.  Here are a few recommendations for Santiago de Chile, which you should visit:

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The Center of Santiago

The “Plaza de Armas” is located right in the city center and is also called “heart and soul” of Santiago. This is a good place to relax after a shopping tour. You can watch performances of street artists or visit the Cathedral of Santiago and the National Museum of History.

The Presidential Palace

The “Palacio de la Moneda” was built from 1784 to 1805. From 1814 to 1929 the building served as a colonial mint. Since 1845 until nowadays it is the seat of the president and the government of Chile. Especially very interesting for tourists is the changing of the guard in the square “Plaza de la Construcción”. You can see this on every odd day also on weekends. It takes place at ten o’clock in the morning.

The Cerro San Cristóbal 

This is the most recognizable landmark in Santiago and also the most popular attraction in the city. You can find it in the “Bellavista” district, which is at the moment one of the most fashion quarters in Santiago. The Cerro San Christobal rises 300 meters above the base area of Santiago and is part of the “Parque Metropolitano de Santiago”. You can go there on foot, by car, taxi or funicular.

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