Official Description (Provided by language school)
The culturally rich city of La Paz is an ideal place to immerse oneself in the Spanish language and fascinating Bolivian culture. PaceÃ±os, or La Paz natives, are friendly and welcoming, and the cityâ€™s many festivals and local traditions promise the visitor an engaging experience.
As the worldâ€™s highest capital at 13,000 feet, La Paz is a unique and beautiful place from which to explore Boliviaâ€™s diverse regions, or relax in the comfortably temperate climate and affordable luxury of La Paz to learn Spanish from native speakers with one of the easiest accents for foreigners to understand and learn. The experience of learning Spanish in La Paz is sure to be memorable and thrilling!
The Spanish language school in La Paz is located in the central and lively neighborhood of Sopocachi, in an area considered both picturesque and modern, with many restaurants, bars, discos and parks. There are also several hospitals within easy walking distance of the school.
The school offers 12 fully-equipped classrooms with table, chairs and whiteboard, all of which have full audio set-ups for lessons involving music. The lounge has a lending library and various materials available for students' use, including books, magazines, and CDs. The cafeteria offers beverages like water, coffee and tea. Additional food is available for purchase at kiosks immediately outside or in the family-friendly park one block away. There is a microwave and refrigerator that is available to all students as well. Free Wi-Fi is available as well as the use of Skype rooms to keep in contact with family and friends.
The school organizes excursions to local sites, including the pre-Incan ruins of Tiwanaku and other tourist attractions in the area. Many additional cultural activities are organized weekdays and weekends, including movies and conversation nights. Salsa dance classes are available weekly for an additional charge of 10 Bs. The school is more than happy to organize additional extracurricular activities if students express interest.
We offer two opportunities which both are very flexible. The volunteering projects offer positions in working with children, cooking, web design and much more. The organizations can usually create a position depending on the personâ€™s interests and skill set. The cost varies, but is usually around $450 per month including housing and some meals. Packages are available that include Spanish lessons as well.
You can choose between homestay and private apartment with single or double bed and select your preferred meal plan (No meals, Breakfast only, Half board, Full Board). All the accommodation options are within walking distance to the school. However, transportation can be arranged by the school if accommodation is not within easy walking distance. Quick and affordable local mini-buses and taxis are readily available at local rates, 6 Bs within the northern (urban) zone and 15 Bs to the suburb known as the Zona Sur.
We can offer many homestay options which will match the expectations of almost any customer. Students are asked to fill out a registration form beforehand to find an appropriate family
The apartments are usually furnished, though unfurnished apartments or rooms are also available.