Who are we?
Woodward Spanish is an educational branch belonging to the Woodward Chile group of companies. Woodward Chile is a family owned and run organization that has been in Chile since 2002.
After 10 years of incredible success with their Spanish Language school in Las Condes, Santiago, the owners (Rob and Ange) went into semi-retirement at age 40 (yes - that number is correct and the Spanish school was only one of their companies). Now, when they are not travelling or spending quality time with their children, they love learning new things and also helping other people learn languages for free.
Why was the Woodward Spanish School so successful?
We take pride in the quality of everything we do. Almost all of our Spanish students came by recommendation since we went out of our way to make our students' experiences here in Chile positive and rewarding ones. Over the 10 years we never had a single salesperson or agent, and that says something about its quality, doesn't it?
Why didn't you continue with the school or sell it?
First, we didn't want to sell our school because we are not willing to part with our Woodward brand (which is well known) as we continue to use it online. Something that is very important for us is to spend time together as a family. A language school involves a lot of commitment and we were not willing to continue working 8am-9pm every day and miss out on seeing our kids grow up. We also discovered that it was hard to find a manager with the same level of commitment as us and how we wanted our students learning to be a priority above all else.
Even today we still get lots of people asking for classes (because of word of mouth), though we have to say we no longer do Spanish Classes (other than for the occasional celebrity who requires quality and privacy). :)
Mid Feb/ Mid March 2015 - 30 days
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You can contact us via e-mail: (Read the section above first)
We no longer attend the public though you may still see us at expat or diplomatic events or at international teacher/education conferences.
You can also find us hanging out every now and then on our social media sites.
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