Una Vaina Bien Spanish is not your average language school.

In Dominican Spanish “Una Vaina Bien” means something awesome and well done. We dedicate a lot of time, research, and thought into our classes, so we hope you think it’s una vaina bien, too!

Our Spanish immersion classes will help you learn the language and expose you to Dominican culture, history, people, food and nature, all off the beaten path. Our Spanish classes are dynamic, hands-on, experiential, and immersive; a unique blend of grammar, games, culture, and insider tips on how to do travel right—the sustainable way. Each class is individually tailored to help you get the most out of your visit! Put your newly found language skills to the test with local excursions.

Cool bonus: by booking Spanish lessons with Una Vaina Bien you contribute to and directly support locally owned businesses. Your vacation can be fun, economically accessible, and help to promote socially responsible and sustainable tourism.

Not in the Dominican Republic? No worries, find out how you can learn Spanish from the comfort of your own home.

Courses & MORE

Highly personalized Spanish lessons in Cabarete, Santo Domingo or from the comfort of your own home.

Learn Spanish beachside in the adventure capital of the Dominican Republic. Add guided cultural excursions to practice what you learn and experience Dominican life. 

Take in centuries of history while you learn Spanish in the oldest city in the “New World”—Santo Domingo. 

Our Skype lessons are highly personalized to your goals and needs whether you’re learning Spanish for travel, professional, or personal reasons.

Dynamic, personalized Spanish lessons designed to get you speaking fast .

Don't just take our word for it...

Read what some of our students have to say about their experiences!

Mechi was very profesional, well prepared and the lessons where good structured that made me feel to learn spanish is easy and fun. Mechi didn't just teached us spanish she also explained to us a lot about the local system, told us about the culture and how we get around the best way. We had a lot of fun and good laughts during the lessons. Mechi is such a heartwarming person and we will miss you !
Andrea Akert
Cabarete Student
Mechi is both an incredible teacher and an incredible spirit. My sons (13 & 11) and I studied Spanish with her for 10 hours and there was never a dull moment. Her style, materials, and energy, made it easy for us to take time away from the beach and embrace learning a new language and hearing about Dominican culture. We had a blast, learned a ton (my boys felt they learned more Spanish in 5 days than they have learned of French in 5 years at school), and appreciated the passion Mechi brought to her values and ideas. We learned much beyond Spanish. Thank you Mechi!
Michelle Rothstein
Cabarete Student
Marianne is a fantastic Spanish teacher! I get really nervous and embarrassed when speaking a second language but Marianne made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She tailors lessons exactly to your needs and is the best Spanish teacher I've ever had! Would highly recommend to anyone, from beginners to advanced. Thank you Marianne!
Rosemary Grace
Santo Domingo Student
I can't believe I didn't do this before! Mechi is an amazing teacher. She taught me remotely and was casual but firm and it stuck enough that I understood the old lady on my block talking to me about how my baby needed a hat on a 80 degree day. Thank you, Mechi!
April Outen
Skype Student
I took a 5-day course with Mechi last winter and really enjoyed the class. Before beginning class, Mechi sent a placement test to assess my level and design the lessons accordingly. Each class was a lot of fun – Mechi always came very well prepared, and always brought a lot of energy and a fun spirit to the classes. I would highly recommend the course for anyone looking to refresh or advance their Spanish skills.
Dean Jolliffe
Cabarete Student
Mechi is an incredibly knowledgeable, animated, well organized, articulate and remarkably dynamic instructor. She is able to break down difficult concepts into digestible and interesting lessons, adapted specifically to your particular interests and needs. I feel incredibly lucky to have found not only an incredible resource for learning Spanish, but also a fantastic mentor who exemplifies incredible care, dedication and passion in her work. Needless to say, I highly recommend working with her!
Lyndsey Grace
Cabarete & Skype Student

Ready to get started on your Spanish language adventure?