Set in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, with magnificent scenery, wonderful beaches and friendly locals, the Dominican Republic is a popular destination and it is really not difficult to see why! The Dominican Republic is the Spanish-speaking nation on the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. This is the most geographically diverse island in the Caribbean, with dramatic mountains, biologically diverse rainforest and those famous beaches! Due to its sub-tropical location, the Dominican Republic enjoys year-round summer and sunshine, making it an ideal location in which to learn Spanish in Latin America.
We have two Spanish schools in the Dominican Republic, located in Santo Domingo and Sosua. Both schools offer total immersion Spanish courses (meaning that lessons will be in Spanish from the outset) which are always taught by native Spanish speakers. The teachers are, of course, fully-qualified to teach Spanish as a foreign language and are experienced in teaching students of all levels (from complete beginner to advanced).
Students are grouped according to level, so if you are a beginner, you will automatically be placed in a beginners’ group. If you already have some experience of studying Spanish, then you will take a level test on arrival at the school, which will allow you to be placed in a suitable group. There is generally an emphasis on the everyday, practical usage of the language, although, naturally, you will cover all aspects in order to improve your overall level, and private lessons are always offered should there be anything specific you wish to focus on.
As well as Spanish courses, both of our schools in the Domincan Republic also offer a ‘Spanish and Dancing’ course, for students interested in Salsa, Merengue or Bachata!
Our schools in Santo Domingo (the capital and largest city in the Caribbean) and Sosua (with its incredible beaches) run Spanish language courses throughout the year.
The site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, Santo Domingo is not only the capital city, but also the cultural centre of the country. Home to some of the oldest monuments in the New World, Santo Domingo is a very historic city, but is by no means a ‘living museum’, as it is also an incredibly vibrant city.
Sosua is a paradise for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts alike, with our school even offering the option to add diving, kite-surfing or wind-surfing sessions to your Spanish course.