Academia Columbus, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Academia Columbus

1. Playa del Carmen  

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2. Academia Columbus

General Information

The language school Academia Columbus was founded in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2006. The school is locacted in a lively area only a few minutes walking from the beach. The building is a typical Mexican house, built in the Hacienda style. There are numerous shops, bars, restaurants and Internet cafés within walking distance.

The school address is: Ave. 30 Norte, esquina calle 6 Bis,, 77710 - Playa del Carmen (Mexico).


Facilities

Kitchen for student use, fridge for student use, lounge, garden, rooftop terrace, balcony / terrace, free coffee, free water dispenser, free WIFI


Classroom equipment

TV, air conditioning, ample natural light in all classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




IEG, NAFSA, AATSP


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cancun.  It takes 60 minutes by bus to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 45
Adult courses throughout the year: 30
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 3
Number of classrooms: 10
Spanish teacher qualifications: 80 % hold a university degree
50 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 26 years
throughout the year: 31 years
Minimum age of students: 18 years
Student nationalities: Germany 32 %
England 5 %
France 4 %
Holland 5 %
 
Italy 3 %
Switzerland 29 %
USA 7 %
 

3. Courses

All prices in USD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.  The 5% DISCOUNT on the tuition fee will automatically be deducted on receipt of your registration.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 243 471 699 911 1111 1311 1511 1711 2111 2491 190
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 471 932 1382 1827 2250 2673 3096 3519 4365 5189 412
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 571 1133 1695 2241 2765 3289 3813 4337 5385 6401 508
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 455 895 1335 1759 2171 2583 2995 3407 4231 5035 402
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 407 789 1191 1568 1922 2276 2630 2984 3692 4378 343
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 206 386 566 730 893 1056 1219 1382 1708 2024 158
4 lessons per day from Monday to Thursday.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 85 170 255 340 -- -- -- -- -- -- 85
In combination with group course or private tuition. Culture lessons: 2 afternoon sessions per week.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- -- -- -- -- 1950 -- -- -- -- --
20 lessons Intensive Course + 10 lessons specific exam preparation per week.
Starting dates 2014: 07.Apr.2014, 06.Oct.2014.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates 23.May.2014, 24.May.2014, 22.Nov.2014
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 85 170 255 340 -- -- -- -- -- -- 85
In combination with group course or private tuition. Dancing lessons: 2 afternoon sessions per week.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 85 170 255 340 -- -- -- -- -- -- 85
In combination with group course or private tuition. Cooking lessons: 2 afternoon sessions per week.
Starting dates 2014: 20.Jan.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 19.May.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 15.Dec.2014.
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 60 minutes
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 24 USD. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Language school closed: In 2014 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 17.Apr.2014, 18.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 01.May.2014, 16.Sep.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 25.Dec.2014
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): German, Spanish, English
Comments about courses: In peak season max. 8 students per class.
We reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons to 60% if a there is just 1 student registered for a certain level.

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 239 478 717 956 239
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 37 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 2 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 212 424 636 848 212 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 37 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 244 488 732 976 244
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 37 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 164 328 492 656 164
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 37 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room.
Distance from school: 2 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
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Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room cannot be guaranteed
Optional airport transfer: Cancun: for 70 USD (one way)
Taxi costs about 55 USD to the city center

5. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing      
Diving     0.5 km
Golf      
Horse riding      
Mountainbiking      
Music      
Sailing      
Tennis      
Volleyball      
Windsurfing      

6. Reviews

 
Overall rating 1.5/5.0 
(2 reviews)
City 2.5/5.0 
Organisation 3.0/5.0 
Facilities 2.5/5.0 
Social activities 3.0/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 2.5/5.0 
Value for money 1.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.0/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 2.0/5.0 
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Students liked about Academia Columbus, Playa del Carmen
"I was only there 2 weeks" - (25 years)
"All teachers were very nice and friendly, which says nothing about the quality of teaching!" - (38 years)
All 2 reviews of Academia Columbus

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  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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