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

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 356 632 919 1205 1491 1718 1994 2271 2547 2823 3100 3376 3652 3929 4205 4481
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 563 1007 1460 1914 2368 2762 3206 3649 4093 4537 4981 5424 5868 6312 6756 7199
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 593 1066 1550 2033 2516 2940 3414 3887 4361 4834 5307 5781 6254 6728 7201 7675
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 603 1086 1579 2073 2566 3000 3483 3966 4450 4933 5416 5900 6383 6866 7350 7833
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 662 1205 1758 2310 2863 3356 3899 4442 4985 5527 6070 6613 7156 7698 8241 8784
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 831 1542 2263 2984 3705 4367 5078 5789 6500 7211 7922 8633 9345 10056 10767 11478
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 : €56 per week
Private bathroom in a single room: € 30 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 15 per week
Info shared apartment:  

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

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport: € 30
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport: € 60

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 545 1031 1516 2001
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 752 1405 2058 2710
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 782 1464 2147 2829
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 792 1484 2177 2869
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 851 1603 2355 3107
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 1020 1940 2860 3780
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 : €56 per week
Private bathroom in a single room: € 30 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 15 per week
Info shared apartment:  

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

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport: € 30
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport: € 60

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 376 672 978 1284 1590 1837 2133 2429
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 583 1046 1520 1993 2467 2881 3344 3808
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 613 1106 1609 2112 2615 3059 3552 4046
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 623 1126 1639 2152 2665 3119 3622 4125
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 682 1245 1817 2390 2962 3475 4038 4600
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 850 1581 2322 3063 3804 4485 5216 5947
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 455 831 1216 1601 1986 2312 2688 3063
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 662 1205 1758 2310 2863 3356 3899 4442
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 692 1264 1847 2429 3012 3535 4107 4680
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 702 1284 1876 2469 3061 3594 4176 4759
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 761 1403 2055 2706 3358 3951 4592 5234
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 930 1740 2560 3380 4200 4961 5771 6581
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 : €56 per week
Private bathroom in a single room: € 30 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 15 per week
Info shared apartment:  

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

Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport: € 30
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport: € 60

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.

Overall rating
4.4 / 5.0
9 reviews
Destination
School
Course
Accommodation
Social activities
Price/quality
Individual reviews
4.6 / 5.0
Yvo
57 years
Dutch
1 week


Destination
School
Course
Social activities
Price/quality


4.3 / 5.0
Rick
29 years
Dutch
1 week


Destination
School
Course
Accommodation
Price/quality


4.6 / 5.0
Roos
19 years
Dutch
1 week


Destination
School
Course
Social activities
Price/quality


4.3 / 5.0
Anonymous
18 years
Dutch
4 weeks


Destination
School
Course
Accommodation
Social activities
Price/quality


4.1 / 5.0
Marijke
28 years
Dutch
1 week


Destination
School
Course
Social activities
Price/quality


4.1 / 5.0
Anonymous
29 years
Dutch
4 weeks


Destination
School
Course
Accommodation
Price/quality


4.6 / 5.0
Zita
27 years
Dutch
3 weeks


Destination
School
Course
Accommodation
Social activities
Price/quality


4.4 / 5.0
Jannie
29 years
Dutch
3 weeks


Destination
School
Course
Accommodation
Social activities


4.5 / 5.0
Jordy
29 years
Dutch
3 weeks


Destination
School
Course
Accommodation
Social activities
Price/quality


Approximate nationality mix per year (in %)

Average number of students per season
Approximate age range of the students March – May (in %)
Approximate age range of the students June – August (in %)
Approximate age range of the students September – November (in %)
Approximate age range of the students December – February (in %)

Weather in Cartagena

Month Max
°C
Min
°C
Hours-
sun
May 32 25 6
June 32 25 6
July 32 25 7
Aug 32 25 6
Sept 32 25 6
Oct 31 24 5
Nov 31 24 6
Dec 31 23 7
Jan 31 23 8
Feb 31 23 8
Mar 32 24 8
Apr 32 24 7
last visited:

"I had the best summer ever!"

Cathy, Valencia

International Association of Language Centres Association of Language Travel Organisations World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation World Youth Student and Educational Work & Volunteer Abroad STUDY WYSE