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 tution with classes every day or twice 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 schedules.

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

Overview: IIC Online Classes

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 times: from 7:00 to 19:00 AST (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)

Add-on: Online Culture Class (in Spanish) 1:1 = USD 14.-

Special rate for course starts between 1 April and 30 June, 2020: USD 14.- per lesson**

2. Spanish Online Group Classes:

  • Students per class: max. 7 students
  • Book weekly packages – min. duration: 1 week
  • Teaching times: usually from 9:00 to 12:30 AST (including max. 30-minute break) and 13:30 – 15:00 AST
    (intensive course)*
  • One IIC lesson is 45 minutes.
  • Min. duration per session: 4 lessons
  • Classes: Monday to Friday
  • Courses start every Monday (except for national holiday).
  • Levels A1 to C1 EXCEPT total beginners (A0 zero knowledge)

Add-on: Online Culture Class (in Spanish) 1:1 = USD 14.-

Special rates for group course starts between 1 April and 30 June, 2020: regular 2020 rates minus 20% (see price list)**
— e.g. Spanish Group 20: USD 156.- per week (instead of USD 195.-)
— e.g. Spanish Group 30: USD 232.- per week (instead of USD 290.-)

Free trial lesson

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

Our free trial lessons are held every Friday between 13:00 and 13:30 AST (Atlantic Standard Time)*.

Please contact us to get an invitation. 

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

We look forward to meeting you.


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

** The special rates are valid for all ONLINE Course Starts between April 1st and June 30th, 2020. 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.