This elementary course is directed to people who do not know any Spanish.  Its objective is to give students essential language tools so that  they are able to interact in simple daily life situations.

The course is divided into 3 modules, each  focuses on the development of different but complementary language abilities. The three of them introduce  students to the vocabulary, grammar and usage of Spanish through the practice and development of the four abilities: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  All activities  are intended to resemble social and work-related environments in order to allow the students to practice the language in real life situations. The course also presents significant aspects of Chilean culture and idiosyncrasy as these contents help students learn Spanish while living in Chile.

The course is open to any person interested in learning Spanish at Universidad de Chile. It meets twice a week for a total of 4.5 hours weekly and extends along a semester of 15 weeks.


CLASSES START: Monday, March 19, 2018

CLASSES END: Wednesday July 4, 2018

CLASSES: Mondays and Wednesday between 10.15 a.m. and 13.30 p.m.

Registration process (Placement test and oral interview) : March 5-7, 2018

COURSE COST: (It includes course materials) US $570

Cost is paid in Chilean pesos

International Students (PME) at

Universidad de Chile

US $400

Cost is paid in Chilean pesos

Applicants who are not international students at Universidad de Chile must pay $10.000 (Chilean pesos) to take the placement tests.

Placement test and regular classes are at Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades

Address: Avda. Grecia 3401. Ñuñoa. Santiago de Chile o Las Palmeras 3425. Ñuñoa Santiago

To participate in this course applicants do not need a student visa.

As this course only lasts 4 months, and students are not registered in a regular program at the University, we do not issue any document to help obtain a student visa.

More information: Prof. Claudia Flores