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AIN Iquique

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The Academia de Idiomas de Norte (AIN), founded by a Swiss language enthusiast in 1980, has developed a strong reputation for offering professional language courses in a relaxed atmosphere. Located in Iquique, a desert town on the Chilean coast, the school is housed in a traditional building in a calm residential area just five minutes away from the beach. 

Lessons at AIN focus on verbal communication and teaching methods draw on a variety of approaches to help you to get the most out of your classes. To keep your day varied and interesting, your classes will be split between two different teachers: the first specializing in grammar and the second in practicing your Spanish through conversation and exercises. Being a small school, most students are taught in private lessons but group courses are also available if at least three students are interested. These are taught to a small number of students (maximum six) so that everyone has ample opportunity to actively participate. All teachers are native Spanish speakers with a University degree, have at least seven years of teaching experience and are well-travelled, many having worked and lived in other countries.

Each week, AIN organizes museum trips, meals out, beach activities and water sports. There is an amazing selection of outdoor activities to enjoy in Iquique and the surrounding area including paragliding, surfing, scuba diving, windsurfing, body boarding, fishing, mountain biking and quad biking in the sand dunes. The school can help you to arrange these activities and to plan your travels in northern Chile (such as to visit the desert town of San Pedro d’Atacama or Lauca National Park), or further afield in Peru, Bolivia or Patagonia.


School Facts

School sizesmall
Classrooms18
High seasonDecember - February
Library

Library

Kitchen/microwave

Kitchen/microwave

Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Snacks

Snacks

Garden/terrace

Garden/terrace

Wifi

Wifi

Student Nationalities

Canada

25%

Switzerland

20%

China

15%

Germany

15%

Norway

10%

United States of America

5%

Korea (the Republic of)

5%

Austria

5%

Worldwide

0%

Age Distribution

Location

Academia de Idiomas del Norte, Eleuterio Ramírez 1345, 1101332, Iquique, Chile

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • A minimum of three students are required to form a small group course
  • If a group is not formed, instead of 20 standard small group classes, you will have 15 standard small group classes
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 3-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2017-11-20 | 2017-12-04 | 2017-12-18 | 2018-01-08 | 2018-01-22 | 2018-02-05 | 2018-02-19 | 2018-03-05 | 2018-03-19 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-04-16 | 2018-05-07 | 2018-05-22 | 2018-06-04 | 2018-06-18 | 2018-07-09 | 2018-07-17 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-08-20 | 2018-09-03 | 2018-09-24 | 2018-10-08 | 2018-10-22 | 2018-11-05 | 2018-11-19 | 2018-12-03 | 2018-12-17
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • If required, it is possible to focus the private lessons on preparing for the DELE exam (although it is not possible to sit the exam in Iquique)
  • It is possible to share the cost of the private course with one or two other students in a special small group course, if all students register at the same time and have the same Spanish level
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 30 standard private lessons per week
  • If required, it is possible to focus the private lessons on preparing for the DELE exam (although it is not possible to sit the exam in Iquique)
  • It is possible to share the cost of the private course with one or two other students in a special small group course, if all students register at the same time and have the same Spanish level
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 8 surfing lessons per week
  • Equipment included
  • A minimum of three students are required to form a small group course
  • If a group is not formed, instead of 20 standard small group classes, you will have 15 standard small group classes
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 3-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5-10 minutes
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Internet access available in most host families | Only one student per host family: usually possible | Laundry facilities on site
  • Bedding included
  • Weekly laundry service
  • Internet is available in some host families (please enquire when booking)
  • Only one student is housed in each host family
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
  • Bedding included
  • Weekly laundry service
  • Internet is available in some host families (please enquire when booking)
  • Only one student is housed in each host family

Transfer

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Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.
2017-12-25 | 2018-01-01 | 2018-03-30 - 2018-03-31 | 2018-05-01 | 2018-05-21 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-07-16 | 2018-08-15 | 2018-09-18 - 2018-09-19 | 2018-10-11 | 2018-11-01 - 2018-11-02 | 2018-12-08 | 2018-12-25 | 2019-01-01

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