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 2020

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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 314 558 811 1063 1316 1516 1760 2004 2247 2491 2735 2979 3223 3467 3710 3954
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 497 888 1289 1689 2089 2437 2829 3220 3612 4003 4395 4786 5178 5569 5961 6352
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 523 941 1367 1794 2220 2594 3012 3430 3848 4265 4683 5101 5519 5936 6354 6772
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 532 958 1394 1829 2264 2647 3073 3500 3926 4353 4779 5206 5632 6059 6485 6912
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 584 1063 1551 2039 2526 2961 3440 3919 4398 4877 5356 5835 6314 6793 7272 7751
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 733 1360 1997 2633 3269 3853 4480 5108 5735 6363 6990 7618 8245 8873 9500 10128
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

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 : €49 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:  

€28

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 2020 the school is closed on 01/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 07/08/2020, 25/12/2020

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 2020

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 481 909 1338 1766
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 664 1240 1816 2392
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 690 1292 1894 2496
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 699 1310 1921 2531
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 751 1415 2078 2741
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 900 1712 2524 3335
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

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 : €49 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:  

€28

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 2020 the school is closed on 01/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 07/08/2020, 25/12/2020

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 2020

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 332 593 863 1133 1403 1621 1882 2143
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 514 923 1341 1759 2177 2542 2951 3360
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 541 976 1420 1864 2308 2699 3134 3570
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 549 993 1446 1899 2351 2752 3196 3640
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 602 1098 1603 2108 2614 3066 3563 4059
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 750 1395 2049 2703 3356 3958 4603 5248
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 402 733 1073 1413 1753 2040 2372 2703
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 584 1063 1551 2039 2526 2961 3440 3919
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 611 1116 1630 2143 2657 3119 3624 4129
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 619 1133 1656 2178 2701 3171 3685 4199
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 672 1238 1813 2388 2963 3486 4052 4618
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 820 1535 2259 2982 3706 4377 5092 5807
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

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 : €49 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:  

€28

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 2020 the school is closed on 01/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 07/08/2020, 25/12/2020

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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