Online Classes

Live Online Classes from the Dominican Republic

New situations ask for new solutions. You may not be able to travel freely right now. But you can still join us on a virtual travel.

Learn Spanish from the comfort of your home or office, and enjoy online classes LIVE from the Dominican Republic! It’s almost like being here in the Caribbean – just virtually, but in real-time:

  • taught by our experienced Dominican teachers; they help you to reach your language goals
  • coordinated through our administrations team; they are happy to help you make arrangements.

This class is different from many other online courses:

  • You are not a passive observer. You are actively taking part in the class. You will see the teacher and the other students in real-time, you can ask questions, discuss and interact with each other like in a real classroom.
  • You will experience a vivid, communicative and authentic atmosphere. A rooster may crow, a moto-concho may drive by – you ARE in the Dominican Republic and you will encounter real-life situations from the DR by virtually sitting with the teachers in their family living room.

This is what our students say about their online class 

Sebastian (33) from Poland:
“I am still a Spanish beginner, but the online class works really well for me. I will definitely continue.“

Moira (24) from Germany:
“I would never have thought that the Dominican happiness could come to Germany online, but my teacher did it! Time always passes so quickly.“

Christine (23) from the US:
“The teacher is doing a great job. It’s at times challenging with my internet connection at home, but the teacher finds ways to work around it. We’re progressing!“

Kurt (59) from Switzerland:
“I am very satisfied with the viral (!😉) class. I wanted a conversation course and the teacher is leading it very attentive.“

How does it work?

  • The classes are taught in a combined virtual classroom setting via WhatsApp or Skype Video chat, ZOOM
    and Google Classroom.
  • You only need a computer or laptop, a headset with microphone and a stable internet connection.
    It is recommended to download ZOOM for a better learning experience.

Choose your private tutor or join a virtual group class

Private tuition can be booked through a package of lessons: intensive tuition with classes every day or 2 to 3 times a week, flexibly split upon day and week, depending on your and your teacher’s availability.

Our Online Group classes stay small: Like the regular IIC in-person classes on site at our schools in Santo Domingo and Sosua, groups are reduced to a maximum of 7 students per class. They follow our regular course curriculum.

A placement test and brief online chat will help us to define your language level.

Combine it with an On-site class

The IIC Online courses can be booked as well in combination with an on-site Spanish class

  • if you like to prepare yourself and get a first language & culture training before you come to start your course with us in the Dominican Republic or
  • when you want to keep on learning and practicing your conversational Spanish with one of your IIC teachers once you are back home.

Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our Program Advisors to learn more about the different options.

Overview: IIC Online Classes

There are 3 ONLINE course types you can choose from:

  1. Private tuition with a personal teacher – classes can be arranged on a very flexible schedule, even only once a week (2 lessons minimum per session = 90 minutes).
  2. Online GROUP FLEXIBLE with classes only twice a week (4 lessons total) plus teacher-guided learning – ideal for those who like to continue learning Spanish, but need to fit the course into their busy every-day schedule
  3. Online GROUP 20 (20 lessons per week) with online classes every day from 9am to 12:30pm Dominican time (UTC-4) – an intensive course to speed up your learning progress

Check out key facts and rates of each course type:

1. Spanish Online Private Tuition 1:1

  • Students per class: max. 1 student
  • Book packages of 10th (10, 20, 30, 40 lessons) – min. package size: 10 lessons
  • Teaching schedule: from 7:00 to 19:00 UTC-4 (due to availability)*
  • One IIC lesson is 45 minutes.
  • Min. duration per session: 2 lessons (90 min)
  • Classes usually Monday to Friday
  • Courses start every Monday (except for national holiday).
  • Levels A0 to C1 INCL. total beginners (zero knowledge)

Package of 10 Online Private Lessons: USD 180.- (USD 18.- per lesson) – see price list**

Special incentive: Sign up for a whole course level of 40 Online Private Lessons
at once and pay only USD 14.- per lesson!

2. Online Group FLEXIBLE (4 h/week + teacher-guided learning)

  • Online Group Lessons (2 x 2) virtual classroom study PLUS teacher-guided learning = students should expect a workload of 10 lessons per week
  • Teaching Schedule Live Video Classes: Tuesday & Thursday from 13:30 – 15:00 UTC-4
    Assignments & Homework; access to online platform & monitored group chat
  • One IIC lesson is 45 minutes.
  • Students per class: max. 7 students
  • min. duration: 1 week
  • Classes start every Monday (except for national holiday).
  • Levels A1 to C1 – not possible for absolute beginners (A0 zero knowledge)

Costs: USD 95.- per week (see price list)**

3. Online Group 20 PART-TIME (20 lessons/week)

  • Students per class: max. 7 students
  • min. duration: 1 week
  • 20 Online Group Lessons (5 days x 4 lessons per day) streaming LIVE from the Dominican Republic
  • Teaching Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:30 UTC-4 including 30 min break
  • One IIC lesson is 45 minutes.
  • Students per class: max. 7 students
  • min. duration: 1 week
  • Classes start every Monday (except for national holiday).
  • Levels A1 to C1 – not possible for absolute beginners (A0 zero knowledge)

Costs: USD 155.- per week (see price list)**

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Free trial session

Meet our teachers in a free trial session and see how the virtual classroom works. No commitment to book!

Our free trial session are held every other Thursday between 13:00 and 13:30 UTC-4 (Atlantic Standard Time)*.

Please contact us to receive your invitation link. 

Do you have more questions? Then please let us know as well, by email to info@iic-spanish.com or via WhatsApp: +1.849.630.1052.

We look forward to meeting you.

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*  Time Zone: UTC-4. Dominican Republic observes AST Atlantic Standard Time all year. There are no Daylight Saving time clock changes.

** IIC Online Courses are an addition to our regular IIC Spanish Course Program 2020. Prices are based on the IIC Price List 2020. For Dates & Rates please see here.

About us:

Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC) offers language courses in the Dominican Republic since 1994. The language and culture institute is dedicated to teaching Spanish as a foreign language and to providing intercultural understanding through language courses, immersion trainings and study abroad programs.

Besides Spanish, the school also offers German and English classes to Dominican and Haitian students with the goal of creating better future opportunities for themselves and their communities.