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Reviews of Corazón Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Total number of reviews: 21
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 21 reviews of former students of Corazón Cuba
Overall Rating
Corazón Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
City

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

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Social activities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.1/5.0

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Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 0.0/5.0

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Shared Flat

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Individual Reviews

Corazón Cuba
28. Feb. 2020
1. France (61 years) - 
101. Course:  Learn Spanish - Group 15 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

26. Jan. 2020
2.  (52 years) - United States
102. Course:  Learn Spanish - Group 15 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
My teacher was wonderful!
10. Dec. 2019
3.  (46 years) - Ireland
103. Course:  Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I liked the teacher who was funny and engaging, had great knowledge and was relaxed.
Other comments
The food was bad in Cuba and in the school.
28. Nov. 2018
4.  (29 years) - 
104. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The team was young and dynamic. There was always someone there, in case if problems, or just to talk. My Spanish teacher had just the right mix of fun and seriousness to motivate the entire group to peak performance. I grew so fond of the people that the farewell was really hard.
3. Jul. 2018
5.  (36 years) - Ireland
105. Course:  Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
very well organised. lovely people. very helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
bring long trousers for horse riding to avoid mosquito bites.
Other comments
amazing. u wont regret it. salsa dancing was amazing too.
18. Jun. 2018
6. Rocky (37 years) - 
106. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
25. Mar. 2018
7.  (31 years) - 
107. Course:  Learn Spanish & Dance - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The atmosphere, the availability of teachers and coordinators.
Other comments
Warm and friendly atmosphere, team always attentive and available! A fabulous experience!
7. Mar. 2018
8.  (54 years) - 
108. Course:  Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture + Single room - Private bathroom - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The location of the school in the very center of Old Havana and a very patient teacher because I do not speak English and very little Spanish.
Other comments
Lack of equipment, and very noisy classroom space near the kitchen.
9. Oct. 2017
9. Man Lok (21 years) - Hong Kong
109. Course:  Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

29. Aug. 2017
10. Mohamed (51 years) - Canada
110. Course:  Learn Spanish - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

1. Aug. 2017
11.  (38 years) - Japan
111. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
well organized
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
One needs English skills to attend the Spanish lessons.
Other comments
Staff are friendly. The activities, accommodation, and transfer service are well organized.
31. Jul. 2017
12.  (52 years) - 
112. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The skill of my language teacher, Pablito.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do not rely on the water provided by Jakera. Take along a bottle with a built-in filter.
Other comments
1. Classroom size was not proportionate to the number of students: My class contained 14 students which were too many to sit comfortably around the available tables and use the table surface. It was conducted in a room that was too small for that number and was next to a room in which another class was being conducted. All doors and windows were open which means that the sounds from the two classes continually invaded each other's space. Additionally, other students and staff regularly used the classroom as a corridor which was very distracting. 2. Water caused sickness and ultimately hospital treatment: While at Jakera, a number of other students and I became sick, apparently from drinking water from the cooler provided by the school. I remained sick for 5 days and ultimately spent time in hospital. Nobody from the school followed up to see if I needed help. I am a mature person used to self reliance and my husband later joined me in Havana. However, most of the other students are very much younger and would likely need help to navigate foreign systems. 3. Cover-up for an error?: Jakera employees/owners said that the government had announced that the water was less drinkable than usual during the time that students - I believe 5 of us - became sick. No other Cuban I spoke to, including staff at Central Hospital, was aware of such an announcement. I am inclined to believe therefore that this was a cover story and that possibly a staff member forgot to put in the requisite amount of 'disinfectant' that is usually added to the water in the cooler. 4. Excellent teacher: Despite the noisy and overcrowded conditions, my teacher, Pablito, did a very good job indeed during the time I was well enough to attend classes (3 days out of the 5 days booked).
1. May. 2017
13.  (54 years) - 
113. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
This program was safe, adventurous and educational. I enjoyed the multicultural student body!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Better directions to the school facility would be helpful.
Other comments
The is of good value!
23. Apr. 2017
14.  (62 years) - 
114. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Price. Student diversity. Fun staff. Great location.
Other comments
Would've loved more time for staff to share with us re: what their lives were and are like in Cuba, culture etc....
3. Apr. 2017
15.  (63 years) - 
115. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Friendly attitude of the teaching staff. Opportunity to interact with people from so many different countries
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Wear comfortable shoes on all walks especially the original orientation walk which is quite long. Get to know the other students right away-they will help you so much.
Other comments
Have each student bring 1-2 Dry erase markers-they get a lot of use and dry up quickly. Distribute a decent map and include local restaurants and addresses on it. A list of close sites that are within walking distance would be great. A basic word/phrase list for all students would also be helpful. Overall a wonderful and unforgettable experience
27. Mar. 2017
16. Linda (34 years) - 
116. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Other comments
You need to control the noise at night better.
14. Mar. 2017
17.  (31 years) - Germany
117. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The hostel was very nice, I really liked having breakfast & lunch together with all the students. Leandro & Lionel (and the other staff) are very friendly & helpful.
Other comments
The partner school in Trinidad was very nice and, concerning the quality of teaching & classroom, better organized than in Havana.
6. Mar. 2017
18.  (63 years) - 
118. Course:  Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Good location. Great teachers!
13. May. 2016
19.  (40 years) - United Kingdom
119. Course:  Learn Spanish & Dance - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Location, food provided - especially the yummy breakfast, the guys took us out to a dance club and also to the Labour Day parade. Friendly staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Make the most of the cultural tours and extra excursions, it's not very easy to get to the beach etc by yourself, so let the school do the organising for you. They'll also organise your wider travel for you but it will not be the cheapest way to do it as bargains on accommodation are to be found when you arrive at your destination.
Other comments
A good way to experience Havana with a ready made group of friends. There are cheaper hostels but you get what you pay for. If you're not sure about dance classes or want a mix of dance and cultural tours in the afternoons just book your language classes & accommodation as you can add on dance & tours later.
28. Dec. 2015
20.   - 
120. Course:  Learn Spanish & Dance - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Extremely friendly teachers and staff; well-organized (everyone is very prompt).
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
You can stay in the school dorm or ask to be placed in a private room in the neighborhood. The food (breakfast and lunch provided) was quite good.
Other comments
Website needs updating as information about schedule and required clothing for salsa dancing was not accurate.
7. Sep. 2015
21.  (71 years) - 
121. Course:  Learn Spanish in Old Havana incluant cours et hébergement (à partir du 31/07) - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The dance lesson
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
the meals are very simple and ordinary, there are basic products, but the chef is really bad, sorry!
Other comments
Regarding teaching: they are very poorly organized, sometimes the teacher came to class without any study plan or copies. I worked hard in my room with the french programm of Rosetta Ston . PS: J'ai appris le français en 26 mois dans une école de langue à Montréal - 12h par semaine!

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