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Locations: IIC runs 2 schools in the Dominican Republic: You can either take a Spanish course at IIC Sosua/Cabarete or at IIC Santo Domingo. You also have the possibility to study at both locations within one program (2-City-Program).

Course levels: IIC follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). Courses are offered on 4 general levels: total Beginner (no prior Spanish language knowledge), Elementary A1/A2 (beginner with knowledge), Intermediate B1/B2, Advanced C1/C2.

Class schedule: Classes basically run on a morning and an afternoon schedule. In general, group courses take place in the morning between 9am and 12:30pm including a 30-minute coffee break where all participants get together in our community area and on the terrace for some fun time and cultural exchange. Private tuition and intensive group courses are usually scheduled in the afternoon section between 1:30pm and 5pm. Depending on the amount of different language levels at a time, classes might also take place on the ooposite schedule.
In the evening then between 5pm and 8pm, our local students of the English and German group classes are at the school - a great opportunity for you to meet people, practice your Spanish and learn more about the Dominican culture first-hand.

Start dates: Spanish courses are available all year round on all language levels at both IIC Institutes, including during summer and Christmas season. All group courses as well as private tuition start every Monday. If Monday is a public holiday, lessons will start on the following Tuesday. Regular class schedule: Monday to Friday. Here you will find further information about dates, prices and national holidays.

Check out IIC's different Spanish language programs on the following pages and find the program that suits you or your group best.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us; we are glad to hear from you and look forward to answering your questions.

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Programs for You

Programs for You

Intensity and length of your Spanish language training is completely up to you.
  • You can choose to take a course for one week only or to study with us for several months.
  • You can decide to take a regular course and have plenty of free time after class. You can add further leisure time activities like dancing or water sports, join your student facilitator and co-students on excursions to discover country and culture together, or just relax and have some quality time for yourself.
  • Do you like to focus on your Spanish language training? Then you might find our intensive courses and immersion programs work best for you.
Programs for your Group

Programs for your Group

Taking students abroad changes perspectives. You give them the opportunity to grow in the shortest possible time by being immersed in another culture. You open another window for them to look at the world. Rich in culture, history, political and social diversity, the Dominican Republic could be the new window for your next faculty- or teacher-led Study Abroad Program. IIC’s study abroad programs in the Dominican Republic provide authentic learning opportunities to your students. To mention a few highlights: • Experience Dominican daily life with a local family • Learn to cook a typical Dominican dish, called La Bandera • Learn about the impacts of the Taino culture onto Dominican identity during a field trip to San Cristobal • Discuss gender aspects, public health and environmental challenges, or Dominican-Haitian relations with local experts We work directly with faculty, teachers, and the institution’s study abroad experts to provide a customized program, tailored to your needs regarding focus, length, location, and cost. All in-country organization can be arranged through IIC: lodging in homestay or hostels incl. board, in-country transportation, cultural encounters, educational field trips, service learning opportunities, and talks with local experts, an extracurricular program filled with activities like cooking or dance classes, visits to museums, excursions to cultural/historic local sites, and of course to the beach. The educational Spanish language part can be met through short kick-off workshops on Spanish & Culture or intensive daily Spanish classes, depending on your program content. Topic-related classes like Medical Spanish, Business Spanish etc. can be applied as well. The Intensive Spanish classes cover 15 to 20 class hours per week to meet the requirements for university credits. IIC has a School of Record relationship with Seton Hill University for students enrolled in IIC Spanish programs in Santo Domingo and in Sosua: https://www.setonhill.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/spanish-ba/ Explore the various possibilities IIC Spanish School offers for customized study abroad programs and language travels for universities, high schools, and non-academic groups on the following pages.
Programs for Professionals

Programs for Professionals

The personal trainings for professionals are designed as Private Tuition in 1-on-1 classes, alternatively in combination with a group course (see Spanish PLUS) and as closed Programs for your Group. In-house trainings at your office/ in your company can be arranged with pleasure and on request. Please contact us for further information & an individual quote. Spanish for Professionals & Special Trainings on: Business Spanish, Medical Spanish, Spanish & Intercultural Training etc.
Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

The IIC program “Spanish & Volunteer Work” offers a hands-on immersion experience: it combines Spanish classes with volunteer work in the Dominican Republic and therefore, provides the possibility to learn Spanish while supporting local community projects. The program is available at IIC Santo Domingo and at IIC Sosua/Cabarete.
Culture & Dance

Culture & Dance

These add-on packages provide you with a deeper insight into Dominican culture, its traditions and history, the Dominicans' passion for baseball, domino, music and dancing. You like to learn Bachata and Merengue? Start your dance adventure now!
Dive & Windsurf / Kitesurf

Dive & Windsurf / Kitesurf

Do you like to be on the ocean? Have you always wanted to learn how to scuba dive and discover the magic underwater world? Or how to windsurf or kiteboard and fly over the waves? Choose one of the following add-on packages!