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Centro Catalina, Cartagena, Colombia

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Calle de los 7 Infantes 9-21 - 130001 Cartagena - see on map

What we like about the school

  • The only school in Cartagena de Indias and Medellín, that can help students prepare for the DELE exam.
  • Located in one of the most secure parts of the old city center.
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (4.7/5.0)
  • Top rated school facilities (4.5/5.0)

What we dislike about the school

  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.

Location: The school is conveniently located in the heart of the city. It occupies a large and comfortable house that has everything necessary for classes. Learning Spanish in Cartagena is without a doubt an adventure that will allow you to combine learning a language with other activities such as water sports, Latin dances and ecotourism.
  • The language school Centro Catalina was founded in Cartagena, Colombia in 2010.
  • Legal name / parent company: SL SARL
  • Tax registration ID: RUC1144337-1-570302DV40

Spanish Courses

General Language
Private
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Centro Catalina
Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
60.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 10 Jan. 2022, 21 Mar. 2022, 14 Apr. 2022 - 15 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 30 May 2022, 20 Jun. 2022, 27 Jun. 2022, 04 Jul. 2022, 20 Jul. 2022, 07 Aug. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 17 Oct. 2022, 07 Nov. 2022, 14 Nov. 2022, 08 Dec. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
Note: All courses offered by Centro Catalina, Cartagena can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Centro Catalina

“Come to Colombia and especially to Centro Catalina, you will start living an amazing experience and share it with people from around the world”
Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOIALCWYSE/FIYTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:00
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Centro Catalina and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoPayPal - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 6
    Number of public PC workstations: 4

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:52
Throughout the year: 35
Minimum age of students
18 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 28 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Aeropuerto Internacional de Crespo:
30 US$ one way
60 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG).

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
150 US$
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Dancing
Diving
Swimming
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
Centro Catalina Sample Calendar
Centro Catalina Sample Calendar
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
Tasting Fruits in Cartagena
Tasting Fruits in Cartagena
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
Walking City Tour in Cartagena
Walking City Tour in Cartagena

Accommodation

Reviews

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Overall school rating of
Centro Catalina, Cartagena
11 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
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Rating: 4.1/5.0

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Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Value for money

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Accommodation
Homestay

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4.5
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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What students liked about Centro Catalina, Cartagena
What I liked most was the teachers' attention, especially from Prof. Wilson and Prof Julieth, who were always available to teach me not only grammar but aspects of culture, politics, religion, history, geography, and cuisine of Cartagena de Indias.
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The whole team of staff is amazing. It's fun to be with them and learn Spanish at Centro Catalina. The location of the school in el centro is perfect and the class rooms are clean and with AC.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: As a complete beginner, 1 week is definitely not enough. It's too overwhelming. I had a good A2 / 2 level and would have liked to stay for at least a month because it's a lot of fun and although the lessons are really very good, it just takes time to learn a new language properly. So bring a lot of time. Nevertheless (if you already have a foundation) I would recommend a stay in Murzen (maybe with additional private lessons in the afternoon) because it's a lot of fun!
Other comments: Great, very well organized school with brilliant staff!
Thanks to the low number of students, I got private lessons in the afternoon at no extra cost
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Salsa classes.
Other comments: The credit card machine did not work so that should fixed.

Brochures

Centro Catalina Student Handbook
Centro Catalina Student Handbook
Centro Catalina Pricelist
Centro Catalina Pricelist
Pricelist 2022
Pricelist 2022

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    FAQ about Centro Catalina, Cartagena

  • I am afraid we cannot help you. We don't offer CME credits to our students.
    María Quintana Mestre, Student´s and Sales Coordinator from Centro Catalina Spanish School.
    08-03-2022
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Centro Catalina
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Aeropuerto Internacional de Crespo (30 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Centro Catalina varies from 1 students (Private Lessons 10) to 8 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Centro Catalina hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Centro Catalina comes from Switzerland with a 25% representation, followed by students from USA (15%) and Germany (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Centro Catalina offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 28 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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