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 : €23 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 : €77 per week
single room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €77 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €39 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €39 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 € 9 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 66 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 40 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 328 632 931 1193 1474 1755 1997 2203
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 519 1013 1502 1696 2102 2509 2878 3208
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 708 1393 2072 2198 2731 3262 3757 4213
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 432 858 1277 1661 2063 2464 2829 3155
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 588 1195 1796 2362 2945 3529 4074 4583
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 634 1179 1718 2220 2741 3262 3745 4191
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 612 1135 1652 2133 2632 3131 3592 4016
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 422 819 1212 1586 1922 2240 2521 2829
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 612 1200 1782 2088 2551 2995 3401 3835
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 802 1580 2352 2591 3179 3748 4280 4840
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 526 1045 1558 2053 2511 2950 3352 3781
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 681 1382 2077 2754 3393 4015 4597 5209
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 728 1366 1998 2613 3190 3748 4269 4818
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 706 1322 1933 2525 3080 3617 4116 4643
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 : €23 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 : €77 per week
single room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €77 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €39 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €39 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 € 9 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 66 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 40 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 464 889 1287 1586
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 568 1115 1633 2053
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 723 1452 2152 2754
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 654 1269 1858 2088
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 844 1650 2427 2591
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 770 1436 2074 2613
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 748 1392 2008 2525
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 : €23 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 : €77 per week
single room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €77 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €39 per week
double room : 27/09/2020 - 01/05/2021 : €39 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 € 9 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 66 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 40 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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29 years
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Sept 30 23 9
Oct 29 23 9
Nov 29 23 7
Dec 29 22 9
Jan 28 22 8
Feb 29 22 9
Mar 29 23 8
Apr 30 23 9
May 30 24 7
June 30 23 7
July 29 23 6
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