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 years .

Prices 2021

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 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 322 572 832 1091 1350 1555 1805 2055 2306 2556 2806 3056 3306 3556 3806 4056
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 510 911 1322 1733 2143 2500 2902 3303 3705 4107 4508 4910 5312 5713 6115 6517
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 537 965 1403 1840 2278 2661 3090 3519 3947 4376 4804 5233 5661 6090 6518 6947
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 546 983 1430 1876 2323 2715 3153 3590 4028 4465 4903 5340 5778 6215 6653 7090
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 599 1091 1591 2091 2592 3038 3529 4021 4512 5003 5495 5986 6477 6968 7460 7951
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 752 1396 2048 2701 3354 3952 4596 5240 5884 6527 7171 7815 8459 9102 9746 10390
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for two students travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €50 per week
Private bathroom in a single room: € 27 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 14 per week
Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for two students travelling together.

Options residence:   Private bathroom in a single room: € 45 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 27 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport: € 27
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport: € 54

All prices include:

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

In 2021, the school will be open during the whole year, even on Colombian public holidays.

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 years .

Prices 2021

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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 494 933 1372 1812
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 681 1272 1863 2453
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 708 1326 1943 2561
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 717 1344 1970 2597
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 771 1451 2132 2812
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 923 1756 2589 3422
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for two students travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €50 per week
Private bathroom in a single room: € 27 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 14 per week
Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for two students travelling together.

Options residence:   Private bathroom in a single room: € 45 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 27 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport: € 27
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport: € 54

All prices include:

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

In 2021, the school will be open during the whole year, even on Colombian public holidays.

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 years .

Prices 2021

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 340 608 885 1162 1439 1663 1931 2199
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 528 947 1376 1804 2233 2608 3027 3447
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 555 1001 1456 1912 2367 2769 3216 3662
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 564 1019 1483 1948 2412 2823 3278 3734
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 617 1127 1645 2163 2681 3146 3655 4164
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 770 1431 2102 2773 3443 4060 4722 5383
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 412 752 1101 1449 1798 2093 2433 2773
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 599 1091 1591 2091 2592 3038 3529 4021
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 626 1144 1672 2199 2726 3199 3718 4236
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 635 1162 1699 2235 2771 3253 3780 4308
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 689 1270 1860 2450 3040 3576 4157 4738
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 841 1575 2317 3060 3802 4490 5224 5957
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for two students travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €50 per week
Private bathroom in a single room: € 27 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 14 per week
Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for two students travelling together.

Options residence:   Private bathroom in a single room: € 45 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 27 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport: € 27
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport: € 54

All prices include:

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

In 2021, the school will be open during the whole year, even on Colombian public holidays.

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).

In Cartagena the host families are all located within 25 minutes walking distance from the school.

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.

Please note the standard price does NOT include hot water, since the location has a warm weather all year (between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius), so people use to have “cold” showers. However, if you prefer, you have the option of booking "hot water" (see supplement under the price table).

Residence

If you chose to stay in the students’ residence you’ll stay in a residential neighbourhood, outside of all commercial and touristic places, but close enough to go to the old city on foot (around 15-20 minutes). The residence is a big modern house with two floors and in total 8 private bedrooms, of which some have a private bathroom  (bookable against a supplement). Each floor has its own kitchen where you can prepare your meals together with your fellow students. There is also a nice terrace where you can have a BBQ and organize some parties. The location is really nice with plenty of facilities, as you have access to a  soccer field, lovely parks, and many shops where you can buy food and drinks. This is an excellent option if you want to immerse yourself in the Colombian real way of life with the other students of the school.

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