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 340 604 877 1150 1423 1640 1904 2167 2431 2695 2959 3223 3486 3750 4014 4278
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 538 961 1394 1827 2260 2636 3060 3484 3907 4331 4754 5178 5601 6025 6448 6872
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 566 1018 1479 1941 2402 2807 3259 3710 4162 4614 5066 5518 5970 6422 6874 7326
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 575 1037 1508 1978 2449 2863 3325 3786 4247 4709 5170 5632 6093 6554 7016 7477
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 575 1037 1508 1978 2449 2863 3325 3786 4247 4709 5170 5632 6093 6554 7016 7477
Intensive with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 737 1360 1993 2625 3258 3833 4456 5079 5703 6326 6949 7572 8195 8818 9441 10064
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 € 15 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 : €52 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:  

€30

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 520 984 1447 1910
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 718 1341 1964 2587
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 746 1398 2049 2701
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 756 1417 2078 2739
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 756 1417 2078 2739
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 918 1740 2563 3385
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 € 15 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 : €52 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:  

€30

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 359 642 934 1226 1518 1753 2036 2319
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 556 999 1451 1903 2355 2750 3192 3635
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 585 1056 1536 2016 2496 2920 3391 3862
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 594 1075 1564 2054 2544 2977 3457 3937
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 594 1075 1564 2054 2544 2977 3457 3937
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 756 1398 2049 2701 3352 3947 4589 5231
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 434 793 1161 1528 1896 2207 2566 2924
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 632 1150 1678 2205 2733 3204 3722 4240
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 660 1207 1763 2319 2875 3374 3920 4467
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 670 1226 1791 2357 2922 3431 3987 4542
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 670 1226 1791 2357 2922 3431 3987 4542
Combined with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 832 1549 2276 3003 3730 4401 5118 5836
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 € 15 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 : €52 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:  

€30

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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