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 : €134 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €134 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 355 658 970 1253 1508 1820 2057 2265
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 440 842 1253 1636 1991 2402 2738 3045
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 610 1211 1820 2402 2955 3565 4099 4605
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 561 1069 1587 1797 2188 2636 3009 3352
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 766 1480 2203 2340 2868 3451 3960 4439
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 662 1201 1750 2270 2761 3310 3782 4227
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 686 1248 1820 2364 2879 3451 3948 4416
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 450 847 1253 1603 2010 2317 2577 2908
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 535 1031 1537 1986 2492 2898 3258 3688
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 705 1400 2104 2752 3456 4061 4619 5248
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 656 1258 1871 2147 2689 3133 3529 3995
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 861 1669 2487 2690 3369 3948 4480 5082
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 757 1390 2033 2619 3262 3806 4302 4870
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 780 1438 2104 2714 3380 3948 4468 5059
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 : €134 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €134 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 374 714 1036 1348
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 459 899 1319 1731
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 629 1267 1887 2496
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 580 1126 1653 1891
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 785 1537 2270 2435
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 705 1305 1887 2459
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 681 1258 1816 2364
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 : €134 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €134 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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