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 2020

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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.

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 : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €83 per week
single room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €83 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €42 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €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 2020 the school is closed on 01/01/2020, 09/01/2020, 25/02/2020, 10/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 03/11/2020, 04/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 08/12/2020, 25/12/2020. 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 2020

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 349 672 989 1268 1566 1864 2122 2340
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 551 1076 1596 1802 2234 2665 3057 3408
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 753 1480 2201 2336 2901 3466 3991 4476
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 459 911 1357 1765 2192 2618 3005 3352
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 624 1270 1909 2509 3129 3749 4329 4869
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 650 1206 1755 2266 2796 3327 3817 4267
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 674 1252 1825 2359 2912 3466 3979 4453
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 448 871 1287 1685 2042 2380 2678 3006
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 650 1274 1894 2219 2710 3182 3614 4074
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 852 1678 2499 2753 3378 3982 4548 5142
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 559 1110 1655 2182 2668 3134 3562 4017
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 724 1469 2207 2926 3605 4265 4885 5535
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 750 1404 2054 2683 3273 3843 4373 4933
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 773 1451 2123 2776 3389 3982 4536 5119
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.

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 : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €83 per week
single room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €83 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €42 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €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 2020 the school is closed on 01/01/2020, 09/01/2020, 25/02/2020, 10/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 03/11/2020, 04/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 08/12/2020, 25/12/2020. 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 2020

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 493 945 1367 1685
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 603 1184 1735 2182
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 768 1543 2287 2926
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 695 1349 1974 2219
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 897 1753 2579 2753
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 794 1479 2133 2683
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 818 1525 2203 2776
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.

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 : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €83 per week
single room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €83 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €42 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €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 2020 the school is closed on 01/01/2020, 09/01/2020, 25/02/2020, 10/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 03/11/2020, 04/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 08/12/2020, 25/12/2020. 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 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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