Our language school was founded in 1992 as Escuela de idiomas Violeta Parra, and has since become a member of TANDEM-International -a network of quality schools- adapting the name Tandem Santiago since 1996.
We offer Spanish language courses at the school, family home stays and accommodation in boarding houses, hotels or apartments, assuring individual service in a friendly atmosphere.
Since 1985 a profusion of restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, and small theaters have sprung up here. The neighbourhood is a magnet for students, artists and craftsmen.
About the name of our Spanish language school
Why is the school called “Escuela de Idiomas Violeta Parra”? Because through her art, music and poetry, Violeta Parra, a woman of many talents brought to life the true spirit of the nation. Because, for us, this popular figure best represents the people of Chile.
GRACIAS A LA VIDA
Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto,
me dio dos luceros
que cuando los abro, perfecto distingo
lo negro del blanco
y en el alto cielo su fondo estrellado
y en las multitudes el hombre que yo amo…