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 : €130 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €130 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 : €83 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 = € 70 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 42 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 349 646 952 1231 1482 1788 2020 2224
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 432 827 1231 1607 1955 2359 2689 2990
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 599 1189 1788 2359 2902 3501 4026 4523
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 551 1050 1559 1765 2149 2589 2955 3292
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 753 1454 2164 2299 2817 3390 3889 4360
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 650 1180 1718 2229 2712 3250 3715 4151
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 674 1226 1788 2322 2828 3390 3877 4337
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 442 832 1231 1574 1974 2275 2531 2856
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 525 1013 1509 1950 2447 2847 3199 3622
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 692 1375 2067 2703 3394 3989 4537 5154
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 644 1235 1837 2108 2641 3077 3466 3924
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 845 1639 2443 2642 3309 3877 4400 4992
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 743 1365 1997 2573 3204 3738 4225 4783
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 767 1412 2067 2665 3320 3877 4388 4968
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 : €130 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €130 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 : €83 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 = € 70 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 42 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 367 702 1017 1324
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 451 883 1296 1700
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 618 1245 1853 2452
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 570 1105 1624 1858
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 771 1509 2229 2392
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 692 1282 1853 2415
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 669 1235 1783 2322
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 : €130 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €130 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 : €83 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 = € 70 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 42 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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