Ratings and Comments for International Center - Viña
Student ratings for International Center - Viña
Evaluation from bridget:
I wouldn't recommend this program; very unorganized and not worth the money. However Vina is a great town and if you want to enroll in good program try the international office of the University of Vina del Mar (UVM) it is much more organized and professional.
Evaluation from Icenter:
It`s a very good language school, the best in Chile
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Evaluation from esp_alumno:
Nothing delivered as promised!!! Waste of my hard-earned money! I would never reccommend this program to a friend! Viña is a beautiful and fun city to live in...if you want to take classes here, look into another program that is more organized, and will actually give you what you paid for!
Evaluation from peter:
Eminently Anti-American This very small school does not provide much flexibility. There are only three teachers - two of which are clearly Anti-American, and often very disrespectful and insulting. The third teacher is wonderful and I loved her classes since they were very informative, respectful, personal and involved. I have written this review as a caution: If you are American, be ready to be stomped on repeatedly, even after you have made it clear multiple times that your politics are not the same as Bush's. Be ready to not be allowed to have an opinion. Be ready to be treated as a second-class citizen. Overall, I was very disappointed and insulted on a regular basis at this school. If I ever return to Chile, I would now be willing to pay more money to a larger school with mature, self-controlled teachers, where there is sufficient structure set up for handling complaints. I think that teachers who feel their opinions on international politics give them the "right" to insult international students do not deserve my money. If given the choice again, I would choose a larger school over the risk of sitting through such adolescent insults on an almost daily basis. A few (of many)specifics: 1. I think that it is generally unacceptable to label a student “stupid” in a class. 2. I think that yelling at a student about how evil America is by referencing an American Movie (Blood Diamond) as fact is unacceptable. 3. I think that a teacher who tells a student to shut up and listen to them rant (yelling) about America’s evil politics for over 20 minutes is not teaching. 4. I think that a teacher who asks for my opinion and then yells at me, employing childish insults for an extended amount of time does not deserve my money. 5. I think that a teacher who chooses to personally insult students over answering questions is not a teacher. 6. I think a teacher who specifically uses the words to say "You are not allowed to have that opinion" is not providing an environment supportive of communication. I think that employing insults as a way to get students to talk is juvenile, does not help them learn quicker, and puts up walls instead of bridges. The things that have been done in her classes are absolutely unacceptable in more ways than one. I came to Chile wanting to speak. I truly came here to learn the language. I didn’t come here to pick a fight. I am a person with an open mind wanting to learn, but was appalled at what was considered acceptable at this school. I wish you luck with your language school search - I felt that my experience is a good one to share, as I feel my expectations have been completely reasonable. Have fun in Chile - there are so many wonderful things to enjoy in the country. :-)
Evaluation from mikepatton:
The WORST language school I've encountered was International Center in Vina del Mar, Chile. The manager, lacks professionalism. DO NOT spend your money on him! Contact Escuela Bellavista. I highly recommend this school to anyone interested in learning Spanish.
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