About the School
The school is located in Coyhaique, Chile, capital of the XI region. It is situated near the confluence of the rivers Simpson and Coyhaique in the Patagonian Andes. Nearby are some of the last wild reserves in South America with spectacular mountains, lakes, forests, huge wild rivers, and an abundance of virgin fishing.
We offer a variety of class options for students of all ages and on a one-on-one basis, in pairs or in larger groups. Your host is a native Chileno with decades of language experience and is a fluent English speaker. The goal is to give each student an understanding of Spanish and the ability to enhance their travels in South America.
Our lodging facilities can be all inclusive with kitchens, meals, laundry, and travel services. We are situated above a river valley with breathtaking views just a short walk from the downtown plaza. The Baquedano Language School is a unique and ideal headquarters for travelers to learn Spanish, embark on a Patagonian adventure, and relax in a tranquil environment with all amenities. Please contact us to assist you in your travel arrangements.
Combined with language training, numerous outdoor activities are available including camping, hiking, climbing, rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, and of course fishing. Trips to the coast, isles and fjords, nearby Argentina, hot springs and local ranches are among many entertaining cultural options.
During these adsventures you will converse in Spanish with friendly Chileans and take advantage of the cultural immersion.
The school is perfect for beginning your journey with some basic Spanish, and for more intensive language classes at all levels. All classes are conducted by professionals fluent in Spanish and English.
The Program Director
The Program Director, Patricio Guzman Molina, has studied English in the United States and England, including working as a visiting teacher in Maine. He has taught both English and Spanish to students of all ages in schools and education programs for over 30 years.
The Program Director was an exchange student in Morristown, Tennessee, and lived in England for a year before working as a visiting teacher in Gardiner, Maine, for six months. He has taught English in both high school and adult education programs for over 25 years, and has taught Spanish for over 15 years. "I envision all my students leaving with a strong understanding of the Spanish language".