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 : €84 per week
single room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €84 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 = € 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 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 355 684 1007 1291 1595 1898 2161 2383
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 561 1095 1625 1835 2274 2714 3113 3470
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 766 1507 2241 2378 2954 3529 4064 4558
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 468 928 1382 1797 2232 2666 3060 3413
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 636 1293 1943 2555 3186 3817 4407 4958
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 662 1228 1787 2307 2847 3387 3886 4345
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 686 1275 1858 2402 2965 3529 4052 4534
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 456 886 1311 1716 2080 2424 2727 3061
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 662 1298 1928 2259 2759 3240 3679 4148
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 867 1709 2545 2803 3439 4055 4630 5235
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 569 1130 1685 2221 2717 3191 3626 4091
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 737 1495 2247 2980 3671 4343 4974 5635
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 763 1430 2091 2732 3332 3913 4453 5023
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 787 1477 2162 2826 3450 4055 4618 5212
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 : €84 per week
single room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €84 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 = € 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 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 502 962 1392 1716
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 614 1206 1767 2221
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 782 1571 2328 2980
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 708 1373 2010 2259
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 913 1785 2626 2803
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 832 1553 2243 2826
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 809 1506 2172 2732
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 : €84 per week
single room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €84 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 = € 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 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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