Learn Spanish in
Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic

We offer the following courses:

  • Spanish Language 
  • Spanish + Latin Dance

Learn Spanish in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and its largest city with a population of over 2.5 million. It is the oldest European settlement in the Americas although nowadays it is a lively city with vibrant nightlife and plenty to see and do.  Home to the annual Latin Music Festival and with lots of bars and clubs for dancing, this is a great destination to combine Spanish language study with dance.

  • Please keep reading for full details of our courses.
Images courtesy of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Our School
Our school is located in a residential area of the city near the university, with internet cafes, a library and small restaurants all nearby. The classrooms and communal areas are light and airy and there is a garden at the back of the school, together with a terrace and a cafeteria offering students a personal and friendly environment for private study after classes.  This is also a great place to socialise with Dominican students who learn other languages in the same building. Dance classes are held in an adjacent dance studio.

Cultural Activities and Excursions
A range of activities and excursions are offered throughout the year and include barbecues in the school garden, group dinners and night outs, cultural events, concerts, visits to museums, guided city tours and beach excursions. There are further activities available such as horse riding, snorkelling, river rafting, mountain biking and weekend tours. Some of the activities/excursions are chargeable and paid for at the school whilst others are included in course fees.

Public Holidays
1/21 Jan, 27 Feb, 19/29 April, 24 Sep and 25 Dec 2019.

The school will be closed on these public holidays and no classes will be held. Only individual lessons will be rescheduled.  Group courses are offered an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture” class.

Transfers
One way transfer from/to Las Americas International Airport £45 each way if your flight arrives between 07.00 and 23.00. If your flight arrives outwith these hours, the one way cost is £60.

All courses are available all year round for a range of ages and levels.
Course fees include a placement test, learning materials, end of course certificate, refreshments during morning breaks, free internet/WiFi at school and a city orientation tour.  

Please click on one of the options below for more details:

General, Intensive and Combination Spanish Courses

These courses are designed for those who wish to learn communicative Spanish skills, ideal for use in everyday life.

General Spanish Course

Course duration:1 or more weeks
Consists of:20 group lessons per week
Class timetable:09.00 – 12.30 including 30 minute break (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:45 minutes
Maximum class size:7 students
Minimum language level:beginner
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £245 / 2 weeks £395 / 3 weeks £585 / 4 weeks £775

Intensive Spanish Course

Course duration:1 or more weeks
Consists of:30 group lessons per week
Class timetable:09.00 – 12.30 including 30 minute break
+ 13.30 – 15.00 (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:45 minutes
Maximum class size:7 students
Minimum language level:beginner
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £320 / 2 weeks £525 / 3 weeks £790 / 4 weeks £1,055

Combination Spanish Course

Course duration:1 or more weeks
Consists of:20 group + 10 individual lessons per week
Class timetable:09.00 – 12.30 including 30 minute break
+ individual lessons in the afternoon (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:45 minutes
Maximum class size:7 students (group) / 1 student (individual)
Minimum language level:beginner
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £410 / 2 weeks £700 / 3 weeks £1035 / 4 weeks £1,370

2019 Start dates:

All courses start on any Monday throughout the year, at all levels from beginner to advanced. If Monday is a public holiday, lessons start on the Tuesday instead.

Please note:

  • The school will be closed on the following public holidays and no classes will be held. Only individual lessons will be rescheduled.  Group courses are offered an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture” class

01/21 Jan; 27 Feb; 30 Mar; 01 May; 24 Sep; 25 Dec 2019

Individual Spanish Course

One-to-one tuition is ideal for those who would like intensive learning or who wish to focus on specific topics as lesson content can be tailored to an individual’s needs.

Course duration:1 or more weeks
Consists of:20 individual lessons per week
Class timetable:afternoons or morning, depending on availability (Mon-Fri)
Lesson duration:45 minutes
Maximum class size:1 student
Minimum language level:Beginner
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:1 week £390 / 2 weeks £680

2019 Start dates:

All courses start on any Monday throughout the year, at all levels from beginner to advanced. If Monday is a public holiday, lessons start on the Tuesday instead.

Please note:

  • The school will be closed on the following public holidays and no classes will be held. Only individual lessons will be rescheduled.  Group courses are offered an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture” class

01/21 Jan; 27 Feb; 30 Mar; 01 May; 24 Sep; 25 Dec 2019

Spanish + Latin Dance Course

Dominicans love to dance!  The positive attitude of the people is reflected in Afro-Caribbean dances such as Merengue, Bachata and Salsa. This course is for anyone who wants to discover this vibrant culture and learn how to experience the joy of movement. Group Spanish tuition is combined with group or individual dance classes with Dominican dance instructors at a local dance academy, just a few minutes’ walk from the language school. Dance classes can also be combined with individual Spanish tuition (please contact us for prices).

Course duration:1 or more weeks
Consists of:20 group Spanish + 8 group / 4 individual dance lessons per week
Class timetable:Spanish: 09.00-12.30 including 30 minute break (Mon-Fri)
Dance: timetable will be given on the first day of lessons
Lesson duration:45 minutes (Spanish) / 60 minutes (dance)
Maximum class size:7 students (Spanish) / class size varies (dance)
Minimum level:beginner (Spanish and dance)
Minimum age:18 years
Cost:with group dance: 1 week £340 / 2 weeks £585 / 3 weeks £870 / 4 weeks £1,155
with individual dance: 1 week £345 / 2 weeks £595 / 3 weeks £885 / 4 weeks £1,175

2019 Start dates:

All courses start on any Monday throughout the year, at all levels from beginner to advanced. If Monday is a public holiday, lessons start on the Tuesday instead.

Please note:

  • The school will be closed on the following public holidays and no classes will be held. Only individual lessons will be rescheduled.  Group courses are offered an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture” class

01/21 Jan; 27 Feb; 30 Mar; 01 May; 24 Sep; 25 Dec 2019

Accommodation is available in homestays, shared apartments, aparthotel or hotel, all year round. Accommodation is from Sunday night until Saturday morning, and extra nights are available on request. (1 week = 6 nights / 2 weeks = 13 nights)

Homestay
Staying with Dominican families is perfect for those who wish to be fully immersed in everyday life in the Dominican Republic. You will be accommodated in a single rooms, including breakfast and dinner. There may be other students/guests in the homestay, and bed linen and towels are provided. Homestays are located up to 30 minutes away from the school by public transport.  

Single room,
half board
one week £260
2 weeks £520
Extra week £260
Extra night £40

School Apartment
Shared, self-catering accommodation is available in the school apartments, just 2 minutes’ walk from the school. Apartments have 3 single bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room. Each room has a king size bed, fan, TV, desk, wardrobe and free WiFi available. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Single Room
Self-catering
1 week £175
2 weeks £340
Extra week £170
Extra night £25

Aparthotel
Small city hotel, centrally located and 10 minutes’ walk to the school. Single room with bathroom, kitchenette, TV, fridge, air-conditioning and free internet/WiFi available.

Prices are available on request

Hotel
Smart, small hotel with friendly atmosphere and pool, garden and breakfast terrace, just 10 minutes’ walk to the school. Single room with bathroom, air-conditioning, fridge, safe, TV and free WiFi available.

Prices are available on request