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 2019

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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 334 593 861 1130 1398 1611 1870 2129 2388 2647 2906 3165 3424 3683 3942 4201
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 528 944 1369 1794 2220 2589 3005 3421 3837 4253 4669 5085 5501 5917 6333 6749
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 556 1000 1453 1906 2359 2756 3200 3644 4088 4532 4976 5420 5863 6307 6751 7195
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 565 1018 1481 1943 2405 2812 3265 3718 4172 4625 5078 5531 5984 6437 6890 7344
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 565 1018 1481 1943 2405 2812 3265 3718 4172 4625 5078 5531 5984 6437 6890 7344
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 724 1336 1957 2578 3199 3765 4377 4989 5601 6213 6825 7436 8048 8660 9272 9884
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

Host family with private bathroom (supplement):

  • single room: 30 USD p.p. per week
  • double room: 15 USD per person per week

For a supplement of € 14 per Person and week it is possible to book a host family with air conditioning.

If you are interested in this please make a note in "remakes" in the booking form.
A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €52 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices of Single-use appartements can vary depending on the type of apartment that is available. Prices refer to basic apartments; prices of superior apartments (including hot water and AC) are on request.

Transfer:  

€29

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

All prices include:

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

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 25/12/2019

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 years .

Prices 2019

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 511 966 1421 1876
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 705 1317 1929 2541
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 733 1373 2013 2652
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 742 1391 2041 2690
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 742 1391 2041 2690
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 901 1709 2517 3325
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

Host family with private bathroom (supplement):

  • single room: 30 USD p.p. per week
  • double room: 15 USD per person per week

For a supplement of € 14 per Person and week it is possible to book a host family with air conditioning.

If you are interested in this please make a note in "remakes" in the booking form.
A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €52 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices of Single-use appartements can vary depending on the type of apartment that is available. Prices refer to basic apartments; prices of superior apartments (including hot water and AC) are on request.

Transfer:  

€29

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

All prices include:

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

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 25/12/2019

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 years .

Prices 2019

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 352 630 917 1204 1491 1722 2000 2277
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 546 981 1425 1869 2313 2701 3135 3570
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 574 1037 1508 1980 2452 2868 3330 3793
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 584 1055 1536 2017 2498 2924 3395 3867
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 584 1055 1536 2017 2498 2924 3395 3867
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 742 1373 2013 2652 3292 3876 4507 5137
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 427 779 1140 1501 1862 2168 2520 2872
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 621 1130 1648 2166 2684 3146 3655 4164
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 649 1185 1731 2277 2823 3314 3850 4387
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 658 1204 1759 2314 2870 3369 3915 4461
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 658 1204 1759 2314 2870 3369 3915 4461
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 817 1521 2236 2950 3664 4322 5027 5732
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

Host family with private bathroom (supplement):

  • single room: 30 USD p.p. per week
  • double room: 15 USD per person per week

For a supplement of € 14 per Person and week it is possible to book a host family with air conditioning.

If you are interested in this please make a note in "remakes" in the booking form.
A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €52 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices of Single-use appartements can vary depending on the type of apartment that is available. Prices refer to basic apartments; prices of superior apartments (including hot water and AC) are on request.

Transfer:  

€29

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

All prices include:

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

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 25/12/2019

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).

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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