English is primarily used as the language for business communication in Santiago. However, this language is not spoken by the citizens on a day-to-day basis. In order to improve the English speaking skills of the Santiago people, the city authorities have opened many language training institutes. Today, a number of English language schools dot the city of Santiago.
All the tourist organizations of Santiago use English or French as the language of communication. Travelers coming from other parts of the world are assisted by the English speaking guides of Santiago which make it easy for the tourists to understand the local features of the city.