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 2022

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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 385 685 994 1304 1614 1860 2159 2458 2757 3056 3355 3654 3954 4253 4552 4851
Intensive with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 609 1090 1581 2072 2563 2990 3470 3950 4431 4911 5391 5872 6352 6832 7313 7793
Intensive with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 642 1154 1677 2201 2724 3183 3695 4208 4720 5233 5745 6258 6770 7283 7795 8308
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 652 1176 1710 2243 2777 3247 3770 4293 4817 5340 5863 6386 6910 7433 7956 8479
Intensive with shared apartment, single room , no meals 717 1304 1903 2501 3099 3633 4221 4808 5396 5983 6571 7158 7746 8333 8921 9508
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room , no meals 899 1669 2449 3230 4010 4727 5496 6266 7036 7806 8576 9345 10115 10885 11655 12425
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 : €60 per week
Private bathroom in a single room : € 33 per week
Private bathroom in a double room : € 17 per week
Info shared apartment:  

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

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport : EUR 33
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport : EUR 65

All prices include:

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

The school is closed on the following public holidays: 01/01/2022, 15/04/2022, 01/05/2022, 07/08/2022, 25/12/2022.

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 2022

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 590 1116 1641 2166
One-to-One with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 814 1521 2227 2934
One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 846 1585 2324 3063
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 857 1607 2356 3105
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room , no meals 921 1735 2549 3363
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room , no meals 1104 2100 3096 4092
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 : €60 per week
Private bathroom in a single room : € 33 per week
Private bathroom in a double room : € 17 per week
Info shared apartment:  

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

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport : EUR 33
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport : EUR 65

All prices include:

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

The school is closed on the following public holidays: 01/01/2022, 15/04/2022, 01/05/2022, 07/08/2022, 25/12/2022.

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 2022

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 407 727 1059 1390 1721 1988 2309 2629
Combined with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 631 1133 1645 2158 2670 3118 3620 4122
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 663 1197 1742 2286 2831 3311 3845 4379
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 674 1218 1774 2329 2885 3376 3920 4465
Combined with shared apartment, single room , no meals 738 1347 1967 2587 3206 3762 4371 4980
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room , no meals 920 1712 2514 3316 4118 4855 5647 6438
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 493 899 1316 1733 2150 2503 2909 3316
Combined with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 717 1304 1903 2501 3099 3633 4221 4808
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 749 1369 1999 2629 3260 3826 4446 5065
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 760 1390 2031 2672 3313 3890 4521 5151
Combined with shared apartment, single room , no meals 824 1519 2224 2930 3635 4276 4971 5666
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room , no meals 1006 1883 2771 3659 4546 5370 6247 7124
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 : €60 per week
Private bathroom in a single room : € 33 per week
Private bathroom in a double room : € 17 per week
Info shared apartment:  

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

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport : EUR 33
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport : EUR 65

All prices include:

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

The school is closed on the following public holidays: 01/01/2022, 15/04/2022, 01/05/2022, 07/08/2022, 25/12/2022.

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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