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 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 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 328 583 846 1110 1373 1582 1837 2091 2346 2600 2855 3110 3364 3619 3873 4128
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 519 927 1345 1763 2181 2544 2953 3361 3770 4179 4587 4996 5405 5814 6222 6631
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 546 982 1427 1872 2318 2708 3144 3580 4016 4452 4888 5325 5761 6197 6633 7069
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 555 1000 1455 1909 2363 2763 3208 3653 4098 4544 4989 5434 5879 6324 6770 7215
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 711 1312 1923 2533 3143 3699 4300 4901 5502 6104 6705 7306 7907 8508 9110 9711
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

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 : €42 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices can vary depending on the type of appartment that is available.

Transfer:  

€29

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

All prices include:

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

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018,25/12/2018.

The missed lessons of these days will not be rescheduled.

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 328 583 846 1110 1373 1582 1837 2091 2346 2600 2855 3110 3364 3619 3873 4128
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 519 927 1345 1763 2181 2544 2953 3361 3770 4179 4587 4996 5405 5814 6222 6631
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 546 982 1427 1872 2318 2708 3144 3580 4016 4452 4888 5325 5761 6197 6633 7069
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 555 1000 1455 1909 2363 2763 3208 3653 4098 4544 4989 5434 5879 6324 6770 7215
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 555 1000 1455 1909 2363 2763 3208 3653 4098 4544 4989 5434 5879 6324 6770 7215
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 711 1312 1923 2533 3143 3699 4300 4901 5502 6104 6705 7306 7907 8508 9110 9711
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 year .

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 502 949 1396 1843
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 693 1294 1895 2496
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 720 1349 1977 2606
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 729 1367 2005 2642
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 885 1679 2473 3266
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

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 : €42 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices can vary depending on the type of appartment that is available.

Transfer:  

€29

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

All prices include:

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

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018,25/12/2018.

The missed lessons of these days will not be rescheduled.

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 502 949 1396 1843
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 693 1294 1895 2496
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 720 1349 1977 2606
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 729 1367 2005 2642
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 729 1367 2005 2642
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 885 1679 2473 3266
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 year .

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 346 619 901 1183 1465 1692 1965 2237
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 537 964 1400 1836 2272 2653 3080 3507
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 564 1019 1482 1945 2409 2818 3272 3726
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 573 1037 1509 1982 2455 2872 3336 3799
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 729 1349 1977 2606 3235 3808 4428 5047
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 419 765 1120 1475 1830 2130 2476 2821
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 610 1110 1619 2128 2637 3091 3591 4091
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 637 1165 1701 2237 2774 3256 3783 4310
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 646 1183 1728 2274 2819 3310 3847 4383
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 802 1495 2196 2898 3599 4246 4939 5631
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

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 : €42 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices can vary depending on the type of appartment that is available.

Transfer:  

€29

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

All prices include:

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

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018,25/12/2018.

The missed lessons of these days will not be rescheduled.

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 346 619 901 1183 1465 1692 1965 2237
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 537 964 1400 1836 2272 2653 3080 3507
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 564 1019 1482 1945 2409 2818 3272 3726
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 573 1037 1509 1982 2455 2872 3336 3799
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 573 1037 1509 1982 2455 2872 3336 3799
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 729 1349 1977 2606 3235 3808 4428 5047
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 419 765 1120 1475 1830 2130 2476 2821
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 610 1110 1619 2128 2637 3091 3591 4091
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 637 1165 1701 2237 2774 3256 3783 4310
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 646 1183 1728 2274 2819 3310 3847 4383
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 646 1183 1728 2274 2819 3310 3847 4383
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 802 1495 2196 2898 3599 4246 4939 5631
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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