Learning Spanish

In Cartagena

general overview

Our Spanish school is housed in a restored colonial building and offers all the facilities to have a good learning experience: Internet access, air conditioning, a small library, video projectors, audio material, TV, and DVD players.

The school has a patio and a coffee shop where you can take a break while enjoying a good Colombian coffee.

There are group lessons as well as private lessons or intensive courses. It doesn’t matter what level of Spanish you have, or maybe no level at all, we will make sure you have a fantastic time while learning and make sure you have all the tools to increase your level of fluency

Cartagena, Colombia

MINIMUM 1 WEEK

no SPANISH NEEDED

+18 YEARS OLD

about
Cartagena

This city overflows with romanticism and is shrouded in history from when the Spanish first discovered gold in the tombs of Sinu to the five dreadful sieges on the city by pirates in the 16th century, including the most famous (or infamous) one which was led by Sir Francis Drake!

Cartagena, Colombia is often called Cartagena of the Indies. The historic center is within the old city walls built by the Spanish between the 16th and 18th centuries. Getsemaní is the place for street art with less expensive restaurants and vibrant community life, while Boca Grande provides a stretch of more upscale hotels.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is surrounded by an impressive 8 mile (13km) colonial stonewall and is made up of gorgeous cobblestone alleys in which you will find elegant balconies packed with colorful flowers, massive churches and eye-catching terraces.

things  to consider

What is included?

    • Administration fee
    • Orientation meeting
    • Local support volunteer coordinator
    • Accommodation in a homestay
    • Breakfast
    • 20 hour classes per week (standard course)
    • Class material
    • Activities organized by the school

What is NOT included?

  • Transportation to the homestay from the airport
  • Medical insurance (mandatory to confirm the reservation).

 

What to consider…

  • Classes begin every Mondays. Students should arrive in Cartagena at the latest on Sunday
  • Available all year round
  • You can book 1 to 12 weeks
  • Small Classes (max 8 people)
  • 4 hours per day from Monday to Friday
  • Intensive course or private classes upon request
  • You will take an entry test to determine your level

A NORMAL DAY
LEARNING SPANISH

You will arrive in Cartagena during the weekend, and have free time to get to know the family you will be living with, relax and visit the city on your own.

On Monday you will head to the school, which is walking distance from your homestay (about 25 minutes walking distance). You will be received there; you will meet your teachers and companions and you will start this fun learning process. On this first day you will have an exam to evaluate which course level is better for you.

Your classes are scheduled for 4 hours a day during the morning from Monday to Friday. In the afternoons you will also some extra activities organized by the school (for example, city bike tours, cultural trips, cinema club, and dance classes). The rest of the time is free for you to enjoy Cartagena!

The ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is in a homestay, living with a Colombian family is a great way to be in a total immersion with the language and especially with the Colombian culture.

Local homestay accommodation includes breakfast and most houses have Wi-Fi internet access. All students are guaranteed a private bedroom and a quiet place to study. All the families are within 25 minutes walking distance of the school.

Homestays with private room and ensuite bathroom available upon request with additional cost.

WHAT TO DO IN
YOUR FREE TIME

Different activities are being organized in order to integrate our students not only between them but with the Cartagena culture as well. Often, teachers and students meet up in the afternoons to get to know each other better and the school organizes several a weekly activities you can join.

Some of your options are:
* City Bike tour
* Cultural Trips
* Cinema Club
* Salsa classes

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