Our Language Institute

With 2 schools, 25 years of experience, and over 40 partners worldwide, Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC) is one of the most renowned language institutes in the Dominican Republic. IIC’s Spanish courses are accredited by Seton Hill University (Pennsylvania, US) for university credits and in Germany by 7 German states for the so-called Bildungsurlaub, the educational leave for professionals.

You can choose between two very diverse locations to learn Spanish at IIC, each with their own charming appeal.

  • One of our schools is located in the country’s capital of Santo Domingo, a Caribbean metropolis with more than 3 million inhabitants. The city’s Zona Colonial is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Our other school is situated on the north coast of the Dominican Republic in the small coastal town of Sosua near Cabarete/Puerto Plata, famous for its nature sites, incredible beaches and water sports activities.

Students can sign up for Spanish course programs all year round at both schools on different language levels and for different programs (mini-group courses, private tuition, combinations of both, DELE exam preparation as well as special programs combining the language studies with culture and dance classes, volunteering, or scuba diving, windsurfing, and kite surfing).

Would you like to discover the Dominican Republic during your stay in its entirety? No problem either! You can choose to study at both IIC locations within the same program.

Further services
In addition to Spanish course programs, we also offer German and English classes to the locals: regular and intensive group courses, private tuition, preparation courses for the German A1 exam (required for obtaining resident visa), specialized Business courses German and English, in particular for the tourism, hotel, and restaurant industry.

Furthermore, we offer translations services German-Spanish/Spanish-German with official recognition.