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Reviews of Jakera, Havana, Cuba

Total number of reviews: 13
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 13 reviews of former students of Jakera
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Jakera, Havana, Cuba
3.8/5.0 
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 3.9/5.0 
Facilities 3.5/5.0 
Social activities 4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.1/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay 3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.7/5.0 
other 3.7/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Jakera
9. Oct. 2017
1. Man Lok (21 years) - Hong Kong
101. Course:  Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture - 1 week

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

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1. Aug. 2017
3.  (38 years) - Japan
103. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

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31. Jul. 2017
4.  (52 years) - United States
104. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

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1. May. 2017
5.  (54 years) - United States
105. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

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This program was safe, adventurous and educational. I enjoyed the multicultural student body!
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Better directions to the school facility would be helpful.
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The is of good value!
23. Apr. 2017
6.  (62 years) - United States
106. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

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Price. Student diversity. Fun staff. Great location.
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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
7.  (63 years) - United States
107. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

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Friendly attitude of the teaching staff. Opportunity to interact with people from so many different countries
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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.
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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
8. Linda (34 years) - United States
108. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

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You need to control the noise at night better.
14. Mar. 2017
9.  (31 years) - Germany
109. Course:  Learn Spanish - 1 week

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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.
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The partner school in Trinidad was very nice and, concerning the quality of teaching & classroom, better organized than in Havana.
6. Mar. 2017
10.  (63 years) - United States
110. Course:  Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture - 1 week

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Good location. Great teachers!
13. May. 2016
11.  (40 years) - United Kingdom
111. Course:  Learn Spanish & Dance - 1 week

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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.
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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
12.   - United States
112. Course:  Learn Spanish & Dance - 2 weeks

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Extremely friendly teachers and staff; well-organized (everyone is very prompt).
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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.
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Website needs updating as information about schedule and required clothing for salsa dancing was not accurate.
7. Sep. 2015
13.  (71 years) - 
113. Course:  Learn Spanish in Old Havana incluant cours et hébergement (à partir du 31/07) - 4 weeks

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The dance lesson
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the meals are very simple and ordinary, there are basic products, but the chef is really bad, sorry!
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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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