Language course Spanish in Bocas del Toro

Habla Ya

The school is located on Isla Colon, Bocas' main island, close to everything: restaurants, bars, hotels and just a short walk or boat ride to loads of beaches and surf breaks.

The school is situated in a quiet street, just a 5-minute walk from the center of Bocas Town. It is a beautiful building with a gallery with seating on the first Floor. There are 12 classrooms, a kitchen, a garden and a lounge.

Social Programme

The school offers an extensive programme of activities and excursions. Every day there are 2 or 3 activities and a field trip on the weekend. Activities include yoga, salsa and surf lessons, beach volleyball, cycling and jointly meals.

Mini Group

In this course you will learn Spanish very intensively in small groups up to 6 people. You have 20 lessons per week. Before arrival, you will participate in a placement test via Internet. Yet your oral skills will be tested on-site and you will be assigned to the group with the corresponding level. Beginners always will attend a beginners group.


Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

Laundry at an host family is possible for a supplement of € 5 per person per week.

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €24 per week
Info hostel:  

Please note: during some dates there are extra surcharges (espacially during national holidays). Please contact StudyTravel for the extra charges.

Surcharges hostel:   single room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €133 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €133 per week
double room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €34 per week
double room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €34 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

IMPORTANT: please note that when travelling in the following periods, extra surcharges to your accommodation will apply:

  • from November 1st until December 3rd
  • December 20th until January 3rd
  • Carnival (March 1st to March 6th)
  • Holy Week (April 15th until April 21st).

Please always contact StudyTravel to confirm the final price.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €84 per week
double room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €42 per week
Transfer:  

€6

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival at the Airport of Bocas Town. This transfer is inclusive when accommodation is booked with a host family. With arrival before 8 am and after 5:30 pm a supplement of € 10 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 71 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 43 p.p.

Transfer from Panama City to Bocas del Toro can be arranged, contact us for more information and prices.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • free conversational lesson and cultural activities (dance, movies)
  • return airport transfer with accommodation in a host family
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 09/01/2019, 04/03/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 03/11/2019, 04/11/2019, 05/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 08/12/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons during these days will usually be rescheduled on Saturday Morning.

Combined Mini Group

The mini-group course of 20 lessons per week is supplemented by 1 hour private lesson per day. These private lessons are designed according to your personal wishes: from everyday conversations to professional usage.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 352 652 961 1242 1495 1804 2038 2244
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 436 834 1242 1621 1973 2380 2713 3017
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 605 1200 1804 2380 2928 3533 4062 4563
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 556 1059 1573 1781 2169 2613 2982 3322
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 759 1467 2184 2319 2842 3420 3924 4399
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 680 1237 1804 2343 2853 3420 3912 4376
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 656 1190 1734 2249 2736 3280 3748 4189
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 446 839 1242 1589 1991 2296 2554 2882
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 530 1022 1523 1968 2469 2872 3228 3655
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 699 1387 2085 2727 3425 4025 4577 5200
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 650 1247 1854 2127 2665 3105 3497 3959
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 853 1654 2465 2666 3339 3912 4440 5037
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 773 1425 2085 2690 3350 3912 4428 5013
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 750 1378 2015 2596 3233 3772 4264 4826
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

Laundry at an host family is possible for a supplement of € 5 per person per week.

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €24 per week
Info hostel:  

Please note: during some dates there are extra surcharges (espacially during national holidays). Please contact StudyTravel for the extra charges.

Surcharges hostel:   single room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €133 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €133 per week
double room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €34 per week
double room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €34 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

IMPORTANT: please note that when travelling in the following periods, extra surcharges to your accommodation will apply:

  • from November 1st until December 3rd
  • December 20th until January 3rd
  • Carnival (March 1st to March 6th)
  • Holy Week (April 15th until April 21st).

Please always contact StudyTravel to confirm the final price.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €84 per week
double room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €42 per week
Transfer:  

€6

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival at the Airport of Bocas Town. This transfer is inclusive when accommodation is booked with a host family. With arrival before 8 am and after 5:30 pm a supplement of € 10 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 71 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 43 p.p.

Transfer from Panama City to Bocas del Toro can be arranged, contact us for more information and prices.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • free conversational lesson and cultural activities (dance, movies)
  • return airport transfer with accommodation in a host family
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 09/01/2019, 04/03/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 03/11/2019, 04/11/2019, 05/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 08/12/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons during these days will usually be rescheduled on Saturday Morning.

One-to-One

Flexibility is the large advantage of private lessons! Individual tuition is designed to meet your personal interests and needs (Business Spanish, Medical Spanish ...), as well as your individual language level. This guarantees a perfect learning environment!

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 371 708 1026 1336
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 455 891 1308 1715
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 624 1256 1870 2474
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 575 1115 1638 1874
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 778 1523 2249 2413
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 699 1293 1870 2437
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 675 1247 1799 2343
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

Laundry at an host family is possible for a supplement of € 5 per person per week.

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €24 per week
Info hostel:  

Please note: during some dates there are extra surcharges (espacially during national holidays). Please contact StudyTravel for the extra charges.

Surcharges hostel:   single room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €133 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €133 per week
double room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €34 per week
double room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €34 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

IMPORTANT: please note that when travelling in the following periods, extra surcharges to your accommodation will apply:

  • from November 1st until December 3rd
  • December 20th until January 3rd
  • Carnival (March 1st to March 6th)
  • Holy Week (April 15th until April 21st).

Please always contact StudyTravel to confirm the final price.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €84 per week
double room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €42 per week
Transfer:  

€6

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival at the Airport of Bocas Town. This transfer is inclusive when accommodation is booked with a host family. With arrival before 8 am and after 5:30 pm a supplement of € 10 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 71 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 43 p.p.

Transfer from Panama City to Bocas del Toro can be arranged, contact us for more information and prices.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • free conversational lesson and cultural activities (dance, movies)
  • return airport transfer with accommodation in a host family
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 09/01/2019, 04/03/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 03/11/2019, 04/11/2019, 05/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 08/12/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons during these days will usually be rescheduled on Saturday Morning.

Host Family

Living with a host family is a perfect opportunity to get to know the everyday life in Panama. You will stay in a single room with the options of no meals, breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner). All host families live within a maximum of 20 walking minutes from the language school. Considering the international atmosphere in Bocas del Toro, the accommodation in a host family is a fantastic opportunity to practice your Spanish in real-life situations.

Hostel

In this hostel (Guesthouse 421) you will stay with other (mostly young) tourists. It is a very popular place for backpackers, but also students stay here regularly. The hostel is located in a typical Caribbean mansion, made of wood, where you will easily feel at home. There are spacious rooms and common areas with balcony, so you definitely not feel that you're in a hostel, but more in an "upscale" budget accommodation, with all the necessary facilities such as Wi-Fi, Air-conditioning and hot water. The distance to the school is only 2 minutes walking.
When you book a double room, you'll stay in a dormitory with 5 other beds and a shared bathroom. When you book the single room, you'll stay in a suite with your own private bathroom, hot water, and you’ll be able to enjoy a comfortable king size bed. During your stay, you can cook your own meals in the shared kitchen. The shared kitchen has a stove, a refrigerator and dining area.

Single-Use-Apartment

If your privacy is very important to you, you can chose an apartment / studio. The kitchen, bathroom, etc. then of course you do not have to share with anyone. Meals are not included. These private studios (the Bocas del Toro Island Condos) are located in the centre of the town, at only 10 minutes walking from the school. You’ll stay in a modern complex with a clean and tropical design. Choosing this accommodation means you’ll enjoy a peaceful and air conditioned environment, at short distance to the school. Nearby you’ll also find the best restaurants and dance clubs.

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