Spanish Courses in Lima, Peru at ECELA
Lima, a city full of history and culture, endless beaches, hills and mountains, nightlife, the possibility to see Cusco, Machu Picchu and much more!
Although four hundred years have passed since its foundation, Lima, known as the City of the Kings, has managed to hold onto its traditions from pre-Inca and Inca times. Strolling through the streets and squares of the historic center of Lima is like stepping back in time. Take in Lima’s colonial architecture, for which it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In almost all of Lima’s neighborhoods, you can enjoy an exciting nightlife with many enticing possibilities: casinos, discos, bars, pubs, folklore shows and restaurants where you can enjoy and dance to local music. Lima is located on the central coast of Peru, touching the Pacific Ocean. The weather is warm all year round.
The ECELA Spanish Language School is located on the coast in Lima, in the prestigious neighborhood of Miraflores, just a couple of blocks from the Pacific shore.
Miraflores is one of the most secure and modern neighborhoods in Lima, with a wide variety of restaurants, hotels, discos, parks, modern shopping centers, beaches and tourist attractions to visit. It is the perfect place for a Spanish immersion experience!
For over 10 years ECELA has been teaching Spanish Courses in Lima, using experienced teachers and the best combination of classes, accommodations, and both cultural and social activities. ECELA‘s classes are taught using the communicative method and are designed to be a total immersion experience for the student, not only in the classroom but during our activities and in our family home-stay accommodations.
Spanish courses in Lima are offered in twelve different levels, each level lasting 2 weeks each. All teachers are native speakers of Spanish, university graduates, and experienced in teaching Spanish as a second language.
For a complete list of the Spanish courses in Lima, please click the tabs below:
Spanish Courses in Lima, at ECELA
Minimum age: 18 (Students under 17 only accepted in One-to-One Spanish courses and accompanied by an adult)
Spanish Courses in Lima, Peru – Spanish Course Options:
Basic Standard Spanish Course: Group Course. 20 Spanish group lessons a week (4 lessons per day Monday-Friday, each lesson=50 Minutes). Minimum stay one week. Morning (9AM-1PM) or afternoon (2PM-6PM) schedules available. Course includes 10 Grammar lessons per week in a group of 8 students maximum per class and 10 Conversation lessons per week in a group of 4 students maximum. Prices include materials, placement test on arrival, periodic progress exams and certificate of completion.
Premium Spanish Course: Combiantion Private/Group Course. 20 Spanish lessons a week (4 lessons per day Monday-Friday, each lesson=50 Minutes). Minimum stay one week. Morning (9AM-1PM) or afternoon (2PM-6PM) schedules available. Course includes 10 Private (one-to-one) Grammar lessons per week and 10 Conversation lessons per week in a group of 4 students maximum. Prices include materials, placement test on arrival, periodic progress exams, certificate of completion, three weekday activities per week, one coaching session per week and access to tutorials.
Private Spanish Course: Choose 10 or 20 Spanish one-to-one lessons per week (each lesson=50 Minutes). Minimum stay one week. Professional Spanish One-to-One classes adapted to specific needs (medical, business, trade, law, etc.) are also available at a 25% surcharge. Prices include materials, placement test on arrival, periodic progress exams, certificate of completion, three weekday activities per week, one coaching session per week and access to tutorials.
Spanish Courses in Lima – Prices 2018:
(All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures)
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Basic Standard Spanish Group Course||$340||$580||$784||$1,012||$216*|
|Premium Spanish Course||$540||$980||$1,420||$1,860||$440**|
|10 Private Lessons per week||$430||$760||$1,041||$1,354||$297|
|20 Private Lessons per week||$690||$1,280||$1,782||$2,342||$531|
* Extra weeks after 9 weeks: USD 204 each. Extra weeks after 12 weeks: USD 192 each.
*** Extra weeks after 9 weeks: USD 416 each. Extra weeks after 12 weeks: USD 392 each.
Spanish Courses Starting dates:
Group Spanish Courses for ALL levels can start ANY Monday.
Private Spanish Courses: ALL levels can start any Monday.
Holidays 2018 (subject to change!): 1 January, 30 March, 1 May, 25 December. Classes missed due to official holidays are not made up.
The school will be closed during the following holidays but classes will be made up as conversation classes during the rest of the week with no maximum number of students respected: 29 March, 29 June, 30 August, 8 October, 1 November.
ECELA Lima Accommodations
ECELA Latin Immersion offers different types of accommodations to their students. They can reserve you a room in a student apartment or organize a home stay with a local, upper-middle class Peruvian family. Of course, it is also possible to arrange your own accommodations.
Host Families: All of the families have been carefully selected and are monitored so that your home stay experience is to your complete satisfaction. You can choose a host family providing 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner), or a host family without meals where you can have access to the kitchen in order to prepare your own meals.
Apartment Shares: You will have a private room and share the bathroom and kitchen with other students. No meals, full use of equipped kitchen to be able to prepare your own meals.
Accommodation Prices 2017 and 2018:
|Housing Description||Price per week|
|Standard Host Family: Private room, half board (2 meals per day)||$260*|
|Standard Host Family: Private room, no meals (kitchen access)||$210*|
|Apartment Shares: Private room, cooking privileges, no meals||$210*|
* Host Families and Apartments guaranteed to be within walking distance to the school can be confirmed at an additional charge of USD 40.00 per week.
Special Diets (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, etc.) may be requested at an additional charge of USD 40.00 per week.
Spanish Courses in Lima, Peru – ECELA Activities
Studying a language abroad means more than attaining fluency. ECELA wants to ensure that your time in Latin America will be the experience of a lifetime. To help you gain new Latin perspectives and to best understand the local culture, ECELA takes on the responsibility to coordinate optional social events. During the week you can explore the different neighborhoods in Lima, visit a various museums and cultural attractions, and enjoy the nightlife, beautiful beaches, landscapes, and good food and drink. On the weekend you can travel north or south and find even more interesting sights. To the north you can go trekking, visit lakes and hot springs and get to know the Chancay and Chimu cultures. To the south, in Cañete y Lunahuna, you can take part in adventure sports such as canoeing, mountain biking, paragliding and trekking, as well as visit a variety of beaches, some of which are ideal surfing spots.
Airport Transfers: Transfers from Lima airport are available upon request and at an additional charge of USD 30 each way.
Comments from former ECELA students:
“I definitely recommend spending time at ECELA in Lima. Generally speaking, Peruvians speak very clear Spanish, so it’s a good place to learn. Additionally, the school in Miraflores is very good. The teachers and staff are not only good at their jobs, they are also genuinely nice (and fun) people – I now consider my teacher, the director and the activities director friends (and I think everyone in the school had a similar experience). I spent time at ECELA in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Lima, and I am very glad I did the Lima portion. Obviously, each place is culturally different, but in many ways Lima is the furthest culturally from the U.S., making it a little extra interesting and rewarding.”
Michael K. – USA