Language course Spanish in Cartagena

Centro Catalina

Our partner school is located in the middle of the colonial centre, in a low building with a patio. There are five classrooms, all with the name of a region in Colombia. Of course there is wifi, a small lounge with computers and in the breaks you can get healthy smoothies, juice or coffee. In the patio, the students meet during the breaks and after the lessons.

Social Programme

Each week, the language school organizes three free activities. These include, for example, a salsa lesson, cooking class, movie night, guided tour of the old town, visit to museums, karaoke, etc. In addition they organize an excursion every weekend. For instance, to the Islas Rosario, where you will visit the island group and go snorkeling in the crystal clear water. Or a canoe trip through "Cienaga de la Virgen", an ecological tour with a guide. You can also take a "bath" in the volcano Totumo. And there are many more things to see and to do.

If you want to experience more of the social life in Colombia, the school can also help you to organize a voluntary job. It is not something you would have to do every day, but you can just do it for one afternoon per week, for example, helping out at a games afternoon for children

Intensive

Joining the intensive course, you have the choice between 20 or 30 lessons per week. There are 6 levels, according to the European Framework (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2).

With 20 lessons per week, attention is given to all aspects of learning the language: grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, pronunciation and of course also to fluency.

With 30 lessons per week, you have one extra lesson of conversation per day, in addition to the above mentioned program

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
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 325 577 839 1100 1362 1569 1821 2073 2326 2578 2830 3083 3335 3587 3839 4092
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 514 919 1334 1748 2162 2522 2927 3332 3737 4142 4548 4953 5358 5763 6168 6573
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 541 974 1415 1856 2298 2685 3117 3549 3981 4414 4846 5278 5711 6143 6575 7007
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 550 992 1442 1892 2343 2739 3180 3622 4063 4504 4945 5387 5828 6269 6711 7152
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 705 1301 1906 2511 3116 3667 4263 4859 5455 6051 6647 7243 7838 8434 9030 9626
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€29

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • 3 activities per week

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018,25/12/2018.

The missed lessons of these days will not be rescheduled.

One-to-One

The individual lessons can be designed completely according to your wishes. The language school would like to know in advance if you want to learn business Spanish, and perhaps even for a specific occupation (financial, legal).

The course consists of 20 lessons per week. If you would like to have more or less lessons, please contact us

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 498 941 1384 1827
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 687 1283 1879 2475
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 714 1337 1960 2583
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 723 1355 1987 2619
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 878 1664 2451 3238
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€29

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • 3 activities per week

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018,25/12/2018.

The missed lessons of these days will not be rescheduled.

Combined

The combined mini group course combines 20 lessons in groups with individual tuition. You can help to decide about the contents of these extra lessons, for example, you can choose additional conversation and culture lessons but you can also choose something very different like literature, business Spanish or medical Spanish.

The group lessons take place in the morning, the individual lessons in the afternoon

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. 8/1 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 without accommodation 343 614 893 1173 1452 1677 1948 2218
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 532 955 1388 1820 2252 2630 3054 3477
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 559 1010 1469 1929 2388 2793 3243 3694
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 568 1028 1496 1965 2433 2847 3307 3766
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 723 1337 1960 2583 3206 3775 4389 5003
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 416 758 1110 1462 1814 2111 2454 2797
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 605 1100 1605 2109 2614 3064 3560 4056
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 632 1154 1686 2218 2750 3227 3750 4273
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 641 1173 1713 2254 2795 3281 3813 4345
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 795 1482 2177 2873 3568 4209 4896 5582
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€29

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • 3 activities per week

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018,25/12/2018.

The missed lessons of these days will not be rescheduled.

Host Family

During your stay in a Colombian host family you will get to know the culture of the country really well. You will take part in the daily life of the family and get a glimpse of the real Colombia.

You will stay in a single or twin room with half board (breakfast and dinner).

Most families live within walking distance and otherwise at max. 15 minutes by public transport.

Shared Apartment

You will share the apartment with maximum one other student from the language school. You will stay in a single room on a self catering basis.

Single-Use-Apartment

In a single-use apartment you will have all the facilities for yourself. If you are interested in this option, we recommend you to book in advance, as there are only a few apartments available.

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This large seaside resort is located mainly on a peninsula on the Caribbean coast with temperatures between 28-32 ° C throughout the year. It seems like you can see water everywhere around you. Water taxis are a popular mean of transport, for example to visit fantastic beaches.

The colonial city centre is more or less built according to a grid, with the advantage that you will know your way around pretty soon. In the evening, the centre turns into a pedestrian area as there are no cars allowed, so you can easily walk around and take in the impressive buildings and picturesque squares.

Immediately outside the city walls of the centre, you will find the beaches. Long, sandy beaches where you can jump into the waves of a warm (!) sea for hours, practice kite surfing or just lounge at the beach. In front of the coast there are many beautiful islands (e.g. Islas de Rosario) where you can snorkel or dive. And if you really want to be sporty, then our language school has plenty of ideas!

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