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1. Posted by ramdulara (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

I plan to join spanish schools in different countries in south america between May and September. I've been told that since it's vacation time for lot of students in US/Europe/Australia etc... it might be hard to find place in good language schools unless I book in advance. Is this true? How much in advance should I book at the various language schools?

2. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 8y

the market is full of Spanish language programs and private lessons. So you can check in town what´s going on according to your route.

3. Posted by GoLearnTo (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

You're more likely to secure a place on a course if you book in advance. In a lot of cases you only need to pay a deposit so you're not out of pocket too much.

I'd at least check out the course options you have in the places you are going because their do vary in cost throughout South America. There's heaps of options and some courses offer extra cultural activities so you'll get better value for money on those ones.

4. Posted by sharkeyv (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Quoting ramdulara

I plan to join spanish schools in different countries in south america between May and September. I've been told that since it's vacation time for lot of students in US/Europe/Australia etc... it might be hard to find place in good language schools unless I book in advance. Is this true? How much in advance should I book at the various language schools?

I'm landing in Santiago next week and after some research I've found what seems a very reasonable school. I haven't booked in advance because I want to check it out in the flesh first!

With regards to finding a place between May and September, this place offers a 10% discount during that period which suggests that they need the heads. So I'll probably spend a month exploring Santiago/North & Central Chile before joining the school.

By the way, I've read in a guide book that Chilean Spanish in its natural form is probably the hardest to understand. Has anybody experienced this?

Cheers,

Darren.