What we like about the school
- Location in centre of Old Havana
- Small class sizes
- Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
- Rooftop terrace
The language school Jakera was founded in Havana, Cuba in 2013. Learn Spanish in Old Havana: a UNESCO World Heritage destination with atmosphere, music and dance. The school is nestled in the heart of Old Havana in a vibrant maze of neoclassical buildings. Programs include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Spanish lessons, dance lessons and cultural excursions and activities. The objective is to give you a real cultural immersion to help you understand and enjoy this amazing country and maximise your time here!
The school address is: Lamparilla 311, entre Aguacate y Compostella, 10100 - Havana (Cuba).
Accreditations and Quality seals
Balcony / terrace
Free water dispenser
TV in some classrooms
Air conditioning in some classrooms
Heating in some classrooms
Ample natural light in all classrooms
Number of classrooms:6
Number of public workstations:1
- Organized activities
- Free certificate of course attendance
- Language level placement test at first day of classes
- For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
- For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Average number of students
- Adult courses in summer: 6
- Adult courses throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
- in summer: 28 years
- throughout the year: 28 years
Average number of levels
- Adult courses in summer: 4
- Adult courses throughout the year: 4
Minimum age of students
- 18 years
Spanish teacher qualifications
- 100 % hold a university degree
- 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):
Best arrival airport is Jose Martí International (HAV). It takes 30 minutes to school.
Language school closedIn 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 02.Jan.2016, 06.Jan.2016, 28.Jan.2016, 20.Mar.2016, 24.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 01.May.2016, 08.May.2016, 20.May.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 26.Jul.2016, 27.Jul.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 25.Dec.2016, 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 25.Jul.2017, 26.Jul.2017, 27.Jul.2017, 10.Oct.2017, 25.Dec.2017, 31.Dec.2017
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Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Half board
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Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Half board Price also includes twice weekly dance lessons, three times weekly cultural sessions, two escorted trips to the beach and an overnight trip to Viñales Valley.
2 weeks enjoying the sights & sounds of Havana + 2 weeks of residential volunteer placement in Punta Perdiz + 2 weeks of community based volunteering in Havana.
At Punta Perdiz (weeks 3 & 4 of the program) you will be staying in a series of blockwork cabins with concrete floors and en suite (cold water only) that form the accommodation units at the Campismo. Each cabin consists of bunk beds and includes a fridge. All meals are included during this part of your stay. Most Cuban guests at the Campismo will self-cater with an outdoor BBQ. Our group will be self-sufficient and have a daily rotation for preparing meals and cleaning, overseen by your program manager. You will need to bring a sheet, a mosquito net and a towel and will be encouraged to leave some or all of these items behind at the end of your stay (more ‘Donativo’!). This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Morning: 9:00 - 11:45
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Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Half board 15 Spanish lessons + 3 Cultural lessons + 2 Dance lessons per week.
Program price also includes these weekend activities: two escorted trips to the beach and an overnight trip to Viñales Valley.
Cultural experiences will be curated by Jose Blanco Ramirez, otherwise known as VIANKO. Painter, poet, humorist and writer Vianko is a celebrated academic with the University of Havana. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Morning: 9:00 - 11:45
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Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Half board Course available in both Old Havana and Trinidad. It is possible to combine 2 weeks in each location for a 4 week course. Please specify where you would like to go in the comments field of your registration.
3 Spanish lessons each morning and 5 hours of structured dance lessons per week.
Cost per extra night accommodation: $35.00 USD
Morning: 9:00 - 12:45
Staying in a ‘Casa Particular’ you will enjoy a homestay/B&B style experience. Rooms are en suite and breakfast and lunch are taken in the family dining room and you will have full use of the house.
Cost of additional nights in Havana: 22€/US$35/night.
Single room, Half board
245 US$ per week
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Price per person
Maximum age of students: 0
- Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
- Optional airport transfer
José Martí International Airport: for 35 US$ (one way); for 70 US$ (return trip)
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