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 331 588 854 1120 1386 1596 1853 2110 2367 2623 2880 3137 3394 3651 3907 4164
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 523 936 1357 1779 2200 2566 2979 3391 3803 4216 4628 5040 5453 5865 6277 6690
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 551 991 1440 1889 2338 2732 3172 3612 4052 4492 4932 5372 5812 6252 6691 7131
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 560 1009 1468 1926 2384 2787 3236 3686 4135 4584 5033 5482 5931 6380 6830 7279
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 560 1009 1468 1926 2384 2787 3236 3686 4135 4584 5033 5482 5931 6380 6830 7279
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 717 1324 1940 2555 3171 3732 4338 4945 5551 6158 6764 7371 7977 8584 9190 9797
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 : €51 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 507 958 1409 1860
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 699 1306 1912 2519
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 727 1361 1995 2629
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 736 1379 2023 2666
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 736 1379 2023 2666
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 893 1694 2495 3295
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 : €51 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 349 624 909 1193 1478 1707 1982 2257
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 542 972 1412 1852 2292 2677 3108 3538
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 569 1028 1495 1963 2430 2843 3301 3759
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 578 1046 1523 1999 2476 2898 3365 3833
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 578 1046 1523 1999 2476 2898 3365 3833
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 736 1361 1995 2629 3263 3842 4467 5092
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 423 772 1130 1488 1846 2149 2497 2846
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 615 1120 1633 2147 2660 3119 3623 4127
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 643 1175 1716 2257 2798 3284 3816 4348
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 652 1193 1744 2294 2844 3340 3881 4422
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 652 1193 1744 2294 2844 3340 3881 4422
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 809 1508 2216 2924 3631 4284 4982 5681
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 : €51 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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