Habla Ya Spanish School, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Habla Ya Spanish School

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1. Habla Ya Spanish School

General Information

The language school Habla Ya Spanish School was founded in Bocas del Toro, Panama in 2011. Located in the heart of Bocas town on Isla Colon, in a recently renovated traditional Caribbean building, only a block from the sea and a five-minute walk to the beach, the school is close to everything: restaurants, bars, hotels, internet cafes...

The school address is: Avenida G y Calle 9, 0101 - Bocas del Toro (Panama).


Facilities

Cafeteria, kitchen for student use, microwave for student use, fridge for student use, movie room, lounge, garden, balcony / terrace, student support desk, volleyball court, free water dispenser, free WIFI, free parking


Facilities for disabled students

Wheelchair access to classroom, disabled toilet, wheelchair access to reception


Classroom equipment

Air conditioning, ample natural light in all classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




MEDUCA (Panamanian Ministry of Education)


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Tocumen (PTY) and then Bocas (BOC).  It takes 5 minutes to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 70
Adult courses throughout the year: 30
Junior courses in summer: 10
Junior courses throughout the year: 2
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 6
Junior courses in summer: 6
Junior courses throughout the year: 4
Number of classrooms: 12
Number of public workstations: 1
Spanish teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
75 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 25 years
throughout the year: 30 years
Minimum age of students: 4 years
4 years for specific Junior courses
Student nationalities: Germany 10 %
England 10 %
France 5 %
Holland 5 %
Sweden 3 %
 
Italy 2 %
Switzerland 7 %
USA 50 %
 

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 275 495 725 925 1055 1255 1425 1595 1895 2195 175
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
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 395 755 1095 1425 1755 2075 2355 2595 3095 3595 295
Starting dates Every Day .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
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 485 925 1355 1755 2125 2475 2795 3095 3735 4425 365
Starting dates Every Day .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
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 575 1095 1595 2075 2475 2825 3225 3595 4425 5255 435
Starting dates Every Day .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
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 375 695 1015 1275 1495 1755 2025 2275 2725 3195 265
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
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 475 855 1255 1595 1875 2225 2575 2875 3475 4055 335
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
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 275 495 725 925 1055 1225 1425 1595 1895 2195 175
Volunteering projects will be assigned after completing online interview. There are two volunteering fees (paid on site): Daily Donation Fee ($5 p/day) & Placement Fee ($50). 100% of students' daily donation is given directly to the NGO where you will be working. Placement fee covers: airport pickup in Bocas, organization, orientation session, training, volunteer goal setting session and lodging setup (but not lodging itself). For those doing a home stay, no additional setup fee has to be paid
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
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 395 755 1095 1425 1755 2075 2355 2595 3095 3595 295
Starting dates Every Day .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 475 855 1255 1595 1875 2225 2575 2875 3475 4055 335
4 hours of general group lessons + 2 extra hours of private medical Spanish/day.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 395 755 1095 1425 1755 2075 2355 2595 3095 3595 295
Students will be required to fill out a placement test before advising which DELE Exam they should aim for in the study time-frame they have available.
Starting dates Every Day .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates 23.May.2014, 24.May.2014, 22.Aug.2014, 21.Nov.2014, 22.Nov.2014
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 475 855 1255 1595 1875 2225 2575 2875 3475 4055 335
Students will be required to fill out a placement test before advising which DELE Exam they should aim for in the study time-frame they have available.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates 23.May.2014, 24.May.2014, 22.Aug.2014, 21.Nov.2014, 22.Dec.2014
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 275 495 725 925 1055 1225 1425 1595 1895 2195 175
Daily yoga lessons at professional yoga studios with certified yoga teachers are available at $5 per class paid on site.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
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 275 495 725 925 1055 1225 1425 1595 1895 2195 175
Surf lessons cost $50, 3 lesson packages are $135 per person or 5 lesson packages are $225 per person. Payment for surf lessons is on site. If you already know how to surf, there are numerous surf breaks in Bocas del Toro for intermediate and advanced surfers. Boat from town to closest surf break is $5 round trip. You can also rent/buy a bicycle and in 20 minutes you'll reach first surf breaks.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
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 275 495 725 925 1055 1225 1425 1595 1895 2195 175
The PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course (paid on site, $250 pp) is a full certification program for worldwide independent diving. The course is 3 - 4 days long (or 6 to 8 half days if you're learning Spanish) and entails 5 modules of theory (including the PADI Open Water video to enhance your learning and a complete series of Knowledge Reviews followed by a final exam, 5 modules of confined water skills training, and 4 open water dives.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 55 minutes
Language school closed: In 2014 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2014, 06.Jan.2014, 09.Jan.2014, 04.Mar.2014, 18.Apr.2014, 19.Apr.2014, 20.Apr.2014, 01.May.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 10.Nov.2014, 28.Nov.2014, 08.Dec.2014, 24.Dec.2014, 25.Dec.2014
In 2015 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 17.Feb.2015, 03.Apr.2015, 01.May.2015, 03.Nov.2015, 04.Nov.2015, 10.Nov.2015, 08.Dec.2015, 24.Dec.2015, 25.Dec.2015
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): French, Dutch, Spanish, English, German
Comments about courses: Price includes: Certain cultural & social activities (weekly sport match, movie nights, salsa lessons, conversational sessions). A textbook for your level is included when you sign up for at least 40 hours of lessons, and a course certificate is included when you sign up for at least 60 hours of lessons. When you sign up for less than 40 hours, class material is provided as individual sheets (not in a text book). Any of our six textbooks (for our six levels) can also be purchased for $10.

3. Accommodation

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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Check in and check out dates are flexible.
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night: 30 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
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(charged by school)
Price in USD 175 350 525 700 175 50
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Check in and check out dates are flexible.
Price extra night: 25 USD (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 4
Maximum age of students: 80
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
30% deposit is required to make reservation. Check in and check out dates are flexible. Peak Season supplement is $10 per day in addition to high season supplement. HS (High Season) is from October 1st - April 30th. PS (Peak Season) is from November 1st until December 3rd, December 20th until January 3rd, Carnival (February 7th - 12th) and Holy Week (March 24th - 31st).
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night: 30 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room.
Distance from school: 10 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates High season dates 01.Jan.2014 - 30.Apr.2014, 01.Oct.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
High season High season supplement per day: 10 USD
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 765 1530 2295 3060 765
Price per room
Full payment is required for reservation. Flexible check in dates. Rates DO NOT include Panama's 10% Hotel Tax (paid on site). Rates based on double occupancy. Monthly rate is based on 30 days. No-shows and reservations cancelled shorter than 10 days before reservation dates are non-refundable. During the following Holidays, weekly & discounted rates are not available: Nov 1 - Nov 4, Dec 29 - Jan 1, Feb 7 - 12 and March 24 - 31.
Price extra night: 119 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates High season dates 01.Jan.2014 - 30.Apr.2014, 01.Oct.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
High season High season supplement per day: 20 USD
High season supplement per week: 140 USD
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 95 175 250 325 95
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Sunday
Price per person
Rates DO INCLUDE Panama's 10% Hotel Tax, clean bed linen and towel (and change when required), personal locker, daily room cleaning, and pancakes and coffee or tea for breakfast (prepared by yourself). Weekly extended rates are not available during Peak Holidays Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2013 (Christmas and New Year Holidays), Feb 7th - 12th (Carnivals), March 28th - 31st (Holy Week), Sep 5th - 7th (Sea Fair), Nov 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 (National Holidays). A $5 deposit is required for the towel and key.
Price extra night: 10 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school: 10 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 50
Dates High season dates 01.Jan.2014 - 15.Apr.2014, 01.Nov.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
High season High season supplement per day: 5 USD
High season supplement per week: 35 USD
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Comment Homestay accommodation fee includes airport pick up from Bocas del Toro (BOC).
A domestic flight from Panama city to Bocas del Toro is necessary(about 135$ one way). You need 3 hours from the arrival of the international flight to the departure of the domestic flight to pass costums and go to the other airport.
You can also go by night bus (30$) to Bocas del Toro.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Optional airport transfer: Bocas del Toro (BOC): for 5 USD (one way)
Taxi costs about 3 USD to the city center

4. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Baseball      
Basketball      
Cooking      
Dancing     5 km
Diving     10 km
Football (soccer)     3 km
Horse riding     20 km
Sailing     15 km
Table Tennis      
Volleyball     3 km
Windsurfing      
Yoga     5 km

5. Reviews

Overall rating 5.0/5.0 
(1 review)
City 5.0/5.0 
Organisation 5.0/5.0 
Facilities 5.0/5.0 
Social activities 5.0/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 5.0/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 5.0/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 5.0/5.0 
Other 5.0/5.0 

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Prices include:
  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
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