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 2021

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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 307 544 791 1037 1283 1479 1716 1954 2192 2430 2668 2906 3144 3381 3619 3857
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 485 867 1257 1647 2038 2377 2759 3141 3523 3905 4287 4669 5050 5432 5814 6196
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 510 918 1334 1750 2166 2531 2938 3346 3753 4160 4568 4975 5383 5790 6198 6605
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 519 935 1359 1784 2208 2582 2998 3414 3830 4246 4662 5078 5494 5910 6326 6742
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 570 1037 1513 1988 2464 2889 3356 3823 4290 4757 5224 5692 6159 6626 7093 7560
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 715 1327 1948 2568 3189 3758 4370 4982 5594 6206 6818 7431 8043 8655 9267 9879
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 : €48 per week
Private bathroom in a single room: € 26 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 13 per week
Info shared apartment:  

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

Options residence:   Private bathroom in a single room: € 43 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 26 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport: € 26
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport: € 52

All prices include:

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

In 2021, the school will be open during the whole year, even on Colombian public holidays.

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 2021

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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 469 887 1305 1722
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 648 1209 1771 2333
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 673 1260 1848 2435
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 682 1277 1873 2469
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 733 1380 2027 2674
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 878 1670 2462 3253
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 : €48 per week
Private bathroom in a single room: € 26 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 13 per week
Info shared apartment:  

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

Options residence:   Private bathroom in a single room: € 43 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 26 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport: € 26
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport: € 52

All prices include:

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

In 2021, the school will be open during the whole year, even on Colombian public holidays.

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 2021

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 324 578 842 1105 1369 1581 1836 2091
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 502 901 1308 1716 2123 2479 2878 3277
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 527 952 1385 1818 2251 2633 3057 3482
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 536 969 1410 1852 2294 2684 3117 3550
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 587 1071 1564 2057 2549 2991 3475 3959
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 732 1361 1999 2636 3274 3860 4490 5119
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 392 715 1046 1378 1710 1990 2313 2636
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 570 1037 1513 1988 2464 2889 3356 3823
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 596 1088 1589 2091 2592 3042 3535 4028
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 604 1105 1615 2125 2635 3093 3594 4096
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 655 1208 1768 2329 2890 3400 3952 4505
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 800 1497 2203 2909 3615 4270 4967 5664
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 : €48 per week
Private bathroom in a single room: € 26 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 13 per week
Info shared apartment:  

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

Options residence:   Private bathroom in a single room: € 43 per week
Private bathroom in a double room: € 26 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Cartagena airport: € 26
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Cartagena airport: € 52

All prices include:

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

In 2021, the school will be open during the whole year, even on Colombian public holidays.

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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