If you live on the North Coast & want to learn Spanish, I suggest you try the Andrea School; Antera Mota, near the intersection of 27 Febrero, Puerto Plata; 320 7484. Very good faculty who speak English, flexible class hours, small classes, & reasonable prices. Ancrea also teaches French, German, & English - nearly exclusively to Dominicans. The students in the Sapnish classses are all foreigners. Spanish is taught at 3 levels. I'm an American & have been a student at Andrea for 3 months, level 2; I have nothing but priase for this place. The owner/principle - named Andrea, naturally - is a German female & a teacher. A real find!! I recommend it w/o qualification.