Best Spanish Schools in Latin America

Spanish is the 4th most spoken language in the world, after Chinese, English and Hindu. You may want to learn the language for academic or business purposes, or just for the pleasure of having a more enriching experience in Latin America.

If you’re looking for a program to learn Spanish, there are many choices. You want to be sure that you choose the best option.

A search for best program to learn Spanish yields so many results that the quest becomes overwhelming. Suddenly, your desire to study Spanish turns into a research endeavor.

To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of 7 of the best Spanish schools in Latin America, all of them with high academic integrity, cultural immersion activities and based in lively and interesting cities!

If you want to know where to study Spanish in Latin America, look no further.


1. Raíces Spanish School – Baños, Ecuador

Want to learn a new language surrounded by volcanoes, mountains and waterfalls? Then head to Baños de Agua Santa, a beautiful town located just 3 hours from Quito. Raíces Spanish School has been around since 1996 as a bridge amongst Ecuadorian culture and Spanish students.

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2. My Spanish Mate – Santiago, Chile

Located in the capital of Chile and with an amazing view of the Andes, My Spanish Mate promises that you will learn while having lots of fun enjoying the cultural and bohemian neighborhood of Bellas Artes while learning to speak Spanish.

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3. Educación para todos – Xela, Guatemala

Better known as Xela, Quetzaltenango is a perfect place to learn Spanish. The city isn’t much of a tourist attraction, which means you’ll be forced to speak the local language. Not to mention you’ll get to know the Guatemalan culture very well. Educación para todos is has over 20 years of experience in providing an enriching and fulfilling experience for their students.

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4. Nueva Lengua – Medellín, Colombia

Due its vibrant nightlife, perfect weather, majestic mountains and good vibes, Medellín is hands down one of the best cities to study Spanish. Join Nueva Lengua Spanish School for a friendly and diverse learning environment. You will have an unforgettable experience learning a new language, pinky promise.

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5. CEICA Spanish – Arequipa, Perú

Declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO, Arequipa is a lovely city with excellent weather that is surrounded by spectacular mountains. CEICA Peru is a small Spanish school founded in 1996 by a professor of Linguistics and Literature. This intimate team of highly qualified teachers not only provides training on the Spanish Language, but on South American history and literature as well.

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6. Bolivian Spanish School – Sucre, Bolivia

Known as “the white city”, Sucre is a small colonial city located in southeast Bolivia. Bolivia is a fascinating country with a culture that is unique among Latin America. Studying at Bolivian Spanish School provides a unique melding of language and local culture.

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7. Rayuela Spanish – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is said to be the most cosmopolitan city in South America with its marvelous european architecture, awesome nightlife and a long list of cultural events. Rayuela Spanish School is located in one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in the capital of Argentina, giving you the opportunity to take Spanish classes while enjoying the local museums, art galleries, theaters, wine shops, restaurants and pubs.  

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8. NatalislangValparaíso, Chile

Due to its particular founding, Valparaiso is considered a unique city, from an urban point of view. The charm of its geography set the grounds of “The Pearl of the Pacific” as many travelers called it. Natalislang offers personalized courses with a maximum of 5 students and a methodology that presents them as one of the best Spanish schools in Chile and the world. A lovely city and a great school sounds like the perfect mix, doesn’t it?

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The best place to study Spanish is in Latin America, where you can surround yourself with the local customs, traditions and people. Choosing the best program to learn Spanish can be a task, but if you select from these few, you are sure to not only improve your language skills, but also have an unique experience while doing so.

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