Language course Spanish in Bocas del Toro

Habla Ya

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 year .

Prices 2018

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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

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €23 per week
Surcharges hostel:   single room : 31/12/2018 - 28/04/2018 : €97 per week
double room : 31/12/2018 - 28/04/2018 : €33 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices vary according season, please contact us to confirm the correct price in the period of booking.

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 28/10/2018 - 05/02/2019 : €74 per week
double room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 28/10/2018 - 05/02/2019 : €38 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 = € 69 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 2018 the school is closed on 09/01/2018, 27/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 14/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 03/11/2018, 04/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 24/12/2018 and 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these days will not be rescheduled

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 year .

Prices 2018

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

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €23 per week
Surcharges hostel:   single room : 31/12/2018 - 28/04/2018 : €97 per week
double room : 31/12/2018 - 28/04/2018 : €33 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices vary according season, please contact us to confirm the correct price in the period of booking.

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 28/10/2018 - 05/02/2019 : €74 per week
double room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 28/10/2018 - 05/02/2019 : €38 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 = € 69 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 2018 the school is closed on 09/01/2018, 27/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 14/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 03/11/2018, 04/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 24/12/2018 and 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these days will not be rescheduled

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 year .

Prices 2018

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 361 689 999 1300
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 443 867 1273 1670
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 635 1282 1912 2532
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 680 1259 1820 2372
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 657 1214 1752 2281
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 592 1150 1691 1985
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 822 1611 2382 2669
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €23 per week
Surcharges hostel:   single room : 31/12/2018 - 28/04/2018 : €97 per week
double room : 31/12/2018 - 28/04/2018 : €33 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices vary according season, please contact us to confirm the correct price in the period of booking.

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 28/10/2018 - 05/02/2019 : €74 per week
double room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 28/10/2018 - 05/02/2019 : €38 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 = € 69 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 2018 the school is closed on 09/01/2018, 27/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 14/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 03/11/2018, 04/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 24/12/2018 and 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these days will not be rescheduled

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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Bocas del Toro is the name of the province. It consists of dozens of islands with a high diversity of plants and animals. The green islands are surrounded by turquoise sea and together with the white sandy beaches, it offers a spectacular view. The main island is Isla Colon, and from there you can take the water taxi, or join organized excursions, to explore the bays, beaches and islands. This is one of the must-sees if you make a trip through Central America and a resting place for backpackers. It has a relaxed atmosphere and if you want to combine your Spanish course with snorkeling, diving, surfing and enjoying the sun, beach and sea, then this is the place-to-be. You can search starfishes at Playa de la Estrella, watch dolphins at Dolphin Bay, watch the surfers at Playa Bluff and maybe see a sloth hanging somewhere in the tree. A true paradise!

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