Chile is an exciting country to learn Spanish
Chile is one of the most visually captivating places in South America. Dramatic mountain ranges and plains encompass this 4,000 km strip of land along western South America, creating picturesque moments at every turn. Chile borders Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, and it is the last stop before embarking on an adventure to Easter Island, home of the extraordinary moai statues.
With an abundance of natural wonders, Chile is a hot spot for the extreme tourism industry. Arguably, the Parque Nacional Lauca is one of the most awe inspiring national parks, encompassing over 1,300 km2 of land. Bursting with wildlife, lava fields, and altitudes that reach more than 6,000 meters, hikers should be prepared to acclimate to thin air and frigid temperatures. However, the breathtaking scenery of the lake Lago Chungaro, or the cavernous lava fields is well worth the effort.
If you’re looking to take a break from the wilderness, look no further than Chile’s capital city, Santiago. Filled with museums dedicated to the arts and culture of Chile, with a beautiful Plaza des Armas town square, and a thriving nightlife; Santiago may be too busy for some, but is a lively atmosphere for locals and tourists alike.
Lastly, if your heart yearns for the giant-headed moai statues, you are not alone. 100,000+ people annually visit the tiny isle of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. That number doesn’t sound like much compared to other popular destinations, but for a small island with limited resources it can pack a punch. The stone statues have a mysterious past, which draws in curious crowds by the thousands.
Between the stoic landscapes, the mysterious moai, and an interesting, evolving culture, Chile is an impressive country. Chile offers an endless supply of adventures, if you’re willing to take the plunge.
Santiago de Chile, the capital
is a modern city, full of history. You will begin to grasp this on the first short walk you have around its monuments and important places. Energetic and safe, it has been classified as the city with the highest security level in South America. Santiago, the capital of Chile, is located in the center of the country, bordering the Andean mountain chain.
Our school in Santiago was founded in 1992 with the name of Language School Violeta Parra. Some years later, it became part of the international school network of TANDEM. Since 1996, it has been known as TANDEM Santiago. Located in Providencia, the modern area of the city, it is very close to parks, restaurants and to the famous Barrio Bellavista.