Score: 94%

Based on 45 student reviews.
"The teaching at ICHIL was top-notch. I learned a great deal from the instructors, all of whom are ve..."
Kenny
01/06/2012

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Individual student reviews about Instituto Chileno de la Lengua – ICHIL

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Agota
10/12/2015
I've recently spent 3 nice months at ICHIL and would definitely recommend for those who are willing to learn Spanish in a relaxed and funny environment, with great teachers, dedicated not only to teach you the language but also to introduce you in Chilean everyday life and culture. The weekly extracurricular activities guide you through the history, music, literature, gastronomy, social and cultural life of Chile. Thanks, ICHIL!

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Lisa
01/05/2014

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Tully
23/04/2014
ICHIL was my first experience learning a second language and I would highly recommend it to anyone coming to Santiago. I felt completely embraced by the staff in a way that made me feel like family. I found that not only was I learning about the Spanish language, but also the Chilean culture of hospitality.

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fares
22/12/2013
je sius fares garraoui from tiunise et toi mamo i love you de et toi

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fares
22/12/2013
je sius fares garraoui from tiunise et toi ??????

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Karl
02/12/2013
Die Lehrer und Lehrerinnen sind sehr gut. Der Kurs hat Spaß gemacht. Es gibt gutes Unterrichtsmaterial. Wir haben unsere 7 Monate alte Tochter mitgebracht und einen Kurs zu zweit gebucht - das war alles ganz problemlos möglich. Wir waren auch vor und nach dem Kurs gerne hier, es ist eine ganz angenehme Atmosphäre. Bei zwei Ausflügen konnten wir auch Santiago besser kennenlernen.

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Michael
21/06/2013
Im Institut herrscht eine sehr familiäre Atmosphäre. Nach nur einer Woche Intensivkurs, habe ich mein Spanisch sehr verbessern können. Die Klassen sind sehr klein, die Betreuung daher top. Den Spanischkurs kann ich nur weiterempfehlen! Die Leute (von der Reception bis zu den Professoren) sind alle sehr nett und offen. Ich würde gerne länger bleiben!

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Susanne
21/06/2013
Kann das ICHIL nur empfehlen!! Das Institut ist klein und sehr familiaer und da die Klassen klein gehalten werden, hat jeder einzelne Student sehr viele Partizipationsmoeglichkeiten. Der Unterricht ist abwechslungsreich, die Professoren gehen flexibel auf aktuelle Situationen und Fragen der Studenten ein und der Lernfortschritt ist entsprechend gross. Selbstverstaendlich kommt auch der soziale Aspekt nicht zu kurz.

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Michael
14/06/2013
My time at iChil was fantastic firstly because of the incredible atmosphere in the school, which was always conducive to learning and being comfortable. Especially for those far from home iChil becomes a second home, with every member of staff more than willing to help out with problems educational or personal. Classes are well organised and the teachers are responsive to feedback, in addition the school is ideally located within Santiago, in the cultural district of Barrio Brasil.

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erik
14/06/2013
This place has become my second home and family. I wish I could have more time, the whole experience has been great.

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Patrick
20/05/2013
The teachers and administrators are welcoming, supportive and professional. They make you feel at home and will teach to your level. I struggle to learn languages, after a bad experience in high school, I had written off learning a second language. The teachers at ICHIL are proved me wrong, with each day I grew more and more confident and found myself using Spanish on the street, with friends and even over the phone.

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Alex
29/04/2013
Hier lernt man auch praktische Dinge fuer den Alltag: "... Mäuschen, Bärchen, .....". So kommt man sofort in Kontakt und lernt die Sprache im Nu ; )

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Manuela
25/07/2013
Es war eine gute Atmosphäre und man hat viel gelernt. Der komplette Unterricht war ausschliesslich in spanisch - zwar anstrengend, aber im Nachhinein betrachtet, gut.

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Holger
25/07/2013

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Paul
13/03/2013
My wife and I spent 6 weeks in immersion classes this January and February. Our first two weeks were at ICHIL, followed by two weeks each at schools in Buenos Aires and Bariloche, Argentina. ICHIL was far and away the best experience for us. In fact, at the end of our 10 weeks in South America, we opted for another 4 days of school here rather than in the wine country of Mendoza, and we are committed to a 2014 return. Fabulous, caring, experienced teachers dedicated to student progress.

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Ida
01/03/2013
great school, where you can find a fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff always ready to help you and well-prepared teachers that proviedes you with a very good knowledge of the Spanish language. Other then learning a new language you have the opportunity to meet wonderful people and learn about the culture of various countries in the world.

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Paul
15/02/2013
This school provides a very attentive learning environment, staffed with teachers who are genuinely interested in ensuring student success. The materials have been developed by school staff and move through a logical grammatical progression. My wife and I are in our 60s and new to the language. After two weeks, we were pleased with our progress and are strongly considering returning to the school in 2014.

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Andréa Machado
12/02/2013
Mi experiencia en ICHIL fue muy rica! A mi me encantó la escuela, los profesores, y la increíble ciudad de Santiago. Don Camilo y su familia trabajan para que tengamos lo mejor de la experiencia de estudiar en otro país, de la gramatica hasta la cultura Chilena, con paseos, viajes, y los debates en las clases. Recomiendo muchísimo! =)

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Rodrigo
11/02/2013
És, sin duda, la mejor escuela de Chile. Los profesores, la estructura, los tours... lo Recomiendo. Seguro tendran una grand experiencia

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Margy's
10/02/2013
My husband and I spent two weeks here and loved it. We are older learners and the staff worked hard to accommodate our learning styles. The size of our class was small with a great deal of individual attention. We plan on returning to keep our learning going. It takes special skill to teach in an immersion program and this school finds teachers with thee required skills. We made great progress in our two weeks.

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Lewis
09/02/2013
I had an excellent two weeks at ICHIL. I arrived with some very basic Spanish but the course here gave me a huge boost, with a strong focus on grammar. The best thing about the school is its fantastic atmosphere and very friendly staff and teachers. There is a policy of only speaking Spanish at the school, even during breaks. This was daunting at first but is a great way to learn! After two weeks I was chatting away in Spanish with people from all over the world. I highly recommend ICHIL.

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Stacey
09/02/2013
A small school, very useful for beginners to Spanish and new arrivals in Chile. Friendly and empathetic teachers who care for both your well-being and Spanish development. Course book received on first lesson, with easy-to-follow examples for self study.

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Vicente
09/02/2013
Yo soy un alumnos del ICHIL. Antes de venir a Chile, no sabia nada hablar espanol. Hace cuatro meses vivi aqui en Chile. Ahora hablo espanol no tan perfecto, pero entiendo mucho. Eso es como uno de los ejemplos de un buen resultado del buen trabajo y la gran dedicación de todos los grandes profesores ICHIL. Si mis amigos extranjeros estan buscando un buen lugar del curso del espanol, con todo mi corazon les recomiendo! En el nombre de otros alumnos yo quiero decir: MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS, ICHIL!

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Julie
25/01/2013
I am writing this in English, although I could write it in Spanish. ;-) I loved my experience at ICHIL and plan on returning in September. Wow! The teachers, faculty and location are spectacular. I made many friends of all ages and even took salsa lessons. We went on many cultural excursions with the school and I am now in love with Chile. I am going to miss everyone here when I leave. Goodbye ICHIL for now. Besos!!!

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Fanny
22/10/2012

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dikla
16/08/2012
the course was very thorough. this school is really good for a good foundation of Spanish. also all the teachers are extremely professional, nice and welcoming, always with patience to explain and always with a smile. i enjoy my time there and highly recommends to all.

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Ida
19/06/2012
I went to Ichil for two months. I am very satisfied with the Spanish courses I took. Great teachers and a great place to get to know people from around the world. Thank you!

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Ari
19/06/2012
The course I took at ICHIL as part of a university study abroad program went far beyond my expectations of a Spanish class. In the US I had taken 7 years of Spanish courses, but I feel like I learned more in two months with ICHIL than in all the previous years combined! The teachers are attentive and extremely knowledgeable, and the supplementary focus on cultural aspects was not only useful but fun. ICHIL is not only an amazing language institute, but also a caring and supportive community.

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Thiago
07/06/2012
Estudar no ICHIL foi uma experiência marcante na minha vida. Os professores são excelentes e divertidos, o ambiente é super agradável e todos se tornam uma grande família! Assim que possível pretendo voltar em Santiago e rever todos os grandes amigos que fiz. Saludos desde Brasil :)

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Julia
06/06/2012
El instituto es la mejor esuela de Chile y recomendaría lo a todos que quieren mejorar o empezar (como yo) su castellano. En el instituto el ambiente es muy familiar y no se siente como estudiante. Las profesores fantasticos!! se adaptan a los necesidades de los estudiantes. Siempre las clases son una mescla de juego, de diversión, de actividades y de excursiones. Yo tenía un tiempo muy divertida y disfrutaba mucho aprender ahí!! Gracás a todos!! Abrazos!!

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Jessica
05/06/2012
O intercâmbio que fiz em Santiago no Ichil foi uma das melhores experiencias da minha vida, a casa em que fiquei hospedada foi muito confortavel a familia foi muito acolhedora e simpaticos. Todos os professores de Ichil são muitos dedicados e divertidos, recomendo esta experiencia para quem quer se aprofundar no idioma espanhol e tambem conhecer varias pessoas de diferentes culturas, foi maravilhoso.

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Josanne
04/06/2012
I had a great time at Ichil, the teachers were great they are ready to explain you everything. Perfect to learn Spanish. Ichil is like a family. I have studied there for a few months and I liked it a lot!

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Jean
03/06/2012
I loved my time at ICHIL. The teaching staff were excellent and worked hard to tailor the course to the levels and needs of my class. As well as improving my Spanish I met a great bunch of people who I still keep in touch with. I feel so lucky to have chosen ICHIL and would recommend it to anyone.

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Marie-Josée
02/06/2012
A Ichil, aprendi espanol con Fun. Mis professores estuvieron excelente! Voy a recomender este ichil a todos los extranejos. Gracias a Fabian et Luis! Marie-Josée Paquette Comeau

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Garetto
02/06/2012
Thanks IChil for an unforgettable experience. I had fun learning Spanish in your school, and miss my daily café con leche downstairs. Ichil provides a great atmosphere for learning Spanish in Santiago, and the teachers are super helpful and supportive. I hope to visit someday soon :)

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Kenny
01/06/2012
The teaching at ICHIL was top-notch. I learned a great deal from the instructors, all of whom are very nice, approachable, and eager to help students improve. Not only was the classroom instruction great, but we also had several opportunities to learn outside the classroom. The excursions, films, and learning the Cueca were fun ways to add an important cultural dimension to our learning experience. I liked ICHIL's location near the heart of downtown Santiago, and the facilities were great, too.

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Emily
01/06/2012
Even after 5 years of Spanish in high school the instruction I received at ICHIL was the most useful and enjoyable Spanish classes I have taken! The professors are accessible and easy-going and we enjoyed movies and excursions as well as instruction.

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Lorenzo
01/06/2012
L'ambiente familiare che si trova alla ICHIL contribuisce a superare facilmente, per un principiante assoluto, il primo approccio allo studio. Gli insegnanti, oltre ad essere preparati, sono diventati subito amici con cui ho trascorso parecchio del mio tempo libero.

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Nivea
01/06/2012
Estudar no Ichil foi a melhor decisão que tomei para fazer meu espanhol caminhar mais rápido. As pessoas são competentes e responsáveis com o conteúdo, mas o melhor é o calor humano e a disponibilidade de flexibilizar horários e tarefas para fazer-nos saber ainda mais. Indico fortemente uma temporada com eles!

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Louise
01/06/2012
I didn't know any spanish when I started at ICHIL. After 3 weeks I was able to speak with people on the streets of Santiago. I learned very much and had great fun with the teachers! The school is very cosy and the atmosphere is very familial. And they serve delicious coffee in the café. I can strongly recommend this place. I still have contact with people I met in the class and with the teachers.

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Tamara
01/06/2012
Posto smo se moj muz i ja doselili u Cile ja sam morala da pocnem da ucim spanski i kako je ICHIL delovao naj ozbiljniji odlucila sam da se prijavim. Posle mesec dana sam mogla da se sporazumevam na spanskom i posle 3 meseca sam isla na sastanke i pricala sa klijentima bez vecih problema(naravno ne savrseno). Vec sam preporucila ICHIL mnogim prijateljima tako da i svim buducim studentima toplo preporucujem institut bez obzira da li je samo radi zabave ili zivota u Cileu!

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pamela
31/05/2012
Me encantan mis clases de alemán, el profesor es fantástico y el ambiente de la escuela es muy acogedor, UNA GRAN FAMILIA!!

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Greg
31/05/2012
Studied at ICHIL for about eight weeks in Jan-Feb 2011 and had a great time. The lessons are good and the teachers are genuinely interested in getting through to the student. Plus, the extra-curricular activities were a lot of fun and added an element of context and culture that a lot of other schools don't have. The folks at ICHIL didn't just try to teach, they tried to add experience as well. Avg rating for the location and facilities only because they are now different from when I was there.

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Juan
28/05/2012
Mon séjour à l'ICHIL et à Santiago a été très fructueux pour mon apprentissage de l'espagnol et très agréable pour l'expérience sociale que j'y ai vécu. Accueil très chaleureux, profs accessibles et compétents non seulement en langue mais en histoire et culture de leur pays. Mon lieu d'hébergement était un peu éloigné du centre, mais cela m'a donné l'occasion de partager un peu plus le quotidien des Santiagueños dans le métro et dans la rue aux heures de pointes. Merci à tout le personnel!

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arthur
24/05/2012

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