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Corazón Cuba, Havana, Cuba

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Lamparilla 311, entre Aguacate y Compostella - 10100 Havana - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Location in centre of Old Havana
  • Each Spanish course is combined with a cultural activity.
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults

What we dislike about the school

  • No single room accommodation offered on campus.

Location: 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. Programmes include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Spanish lessons, dance lessons and 'Discover Cuba' cultural excursions, community-based volunteering and other activities. The objective is to give you a real cultural immersion to help you understand and enjoy the amazing country and maximise your time in Cuba.
  • Corazón Cuba operated previously under the name Jakera.
  • The language school Corazón Cuba was founded in Havana, Cuba in 2013.
  • Legal name / parent company: Corazon Cuba
  • Tax registration ID: 13208099
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Spanish Courses

General Language
Private
Work & Study
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by Corazón Cuba
Comments about courses
Cost of extra night, accommodation and breakfast: USD 40.
Lesson duration
45 minutes
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, 02 Jan. 2022, 10 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 25 Jul. 2022, 26 Jul. 2022, 27 Jul. 2022, 10 Oct. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022, 31 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Learning progress guarantee
Note: All courses offered by Corazón Cuba, Havana can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • Our Spanish teachers
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  • Volunteering at Paseo del Prado.
    Volunteering at Paseo del Prado.4/48
  • More volunteering.
    More volunteering.5/48
  • Courtyard
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  • Double room
    Double room7/48
  • staff
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  • Outside dining area
    Outside dining area9/48
  • Terrace
    Terrace10/48
  • Eating
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  • Children in Havana
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  • Accommodation in Havana
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  • Painting with the children
    Painting with the children14/48
  • Classic car.
    Classic car.15/48
  • Students of Corazón Cuba
    Students of Corazón Cuba16/48
  • Students painting the walls
    Students painting the walls17/48
  • Volunteer work
    Volunteer work18/48
  • Students in Havana
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  • National Childrens Day donations.
    National Childrens Day donations.20/48
  • Happy children
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  • Teaching
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  • Students volunteering
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  • Student group
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  • at the beach
    at the beach25/48
  • Volunteering at Sports Complejo.
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  • Capitolio.
    Capitolio.27/48
  • Volunteering at baseball field.
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  • Dancing
    Dancing29/48
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  • Vinales.
    Vinales.39/48
  • Teatro Alicia Alonso.
    Teatro Alicia Alonso.40/48
  • Dorm room
    Dorm room41/48
  • Volunteering at Community Center.
    Volunteering at Community Center.42/48
  • Beachtime.
    Beachtime.43/48
  • Wall art
    Wall art44/48
  • Students at Corazón Cuba
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  • Volunteering
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  • Volunteering in junior school.
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Corazón Cuba

“It's not possible to imagine a more exciting place to learn Spanish!”
Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential 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 8:45
Student gender mix:
35% male / 65% female
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Taxi: * Ask for Parque Central, Habana Vieja.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 5 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 5 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Corazón Cuba and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
PayPal - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • 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 PC workstations: 1

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:20
Throughout the year: 20
Minimum age of students
18 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 4
Adult courses Throughout the year: 4
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
José Martí International Airport:
40 US$ one way
70 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Jose Martí International (HAV).

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in Cuba.
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
No
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 possibledistance from school
Ballet-0.5 km
Baseball0.5 km
Basketball0.5 km
Dancing0.2 km
Diving15 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Horse riding100 km
Music0.1 km
Swimming15 km
Yoga0.2 km

Reviews

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Overall school rating of
Corazón Cuba, Havana
22 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
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Rating: 4.2/5.0

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Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Value for money

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
What students liked about Corazón Cuba, Havana
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.
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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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Other comments: The partner school in Trinidad was very nice and, concerning the quality of teaching & classroom, better organized than in Havana.
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.
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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.
Friendly attitude of the teaching staff. Opportunity to interact with people from so many different countries
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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
This program was safe, adventurous and educational. I enjoyed the multicultural student body!
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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!

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    FAQ about Corazón Cuba, Havana

  • We only provide services to clients who are registered as staying with us. Our programmes are amazing value - all programmes include accommodation, breakfast & lunch, Spanish lessons and a welcome walk within 24 hours of arrival to get to know the neighbourhood including location of services such as money exchange and internet services. We also provide airport transfers as required.
    Tim from Corazón Cuba
    11-02-2020
  • There is no Wi-Fi but there are Wi-Fi hot spots in the school´s neighbourhood. You can buy a scratch card which costs $1 or €1 per one hour of Wi-Fi or you can pay extra to use Wi-Fi in Internet cafes or hotels.
    Tim Poullain-Patterson from Corazón Cuba
    27-10-2021
  • Yes, the missed classes will be rescheduled.
    Tim Poullain-Patterson, Marketing Manager from Corazón Cuba
    27-10-2021
  • There is a dorm style accommodation where the school offers shared rooms. If you would like to have your own room - which we normally recommend for students aged 30 plus - then the supplement is 10$ per night. This includes a private room with private bathroom, just 2 blocks away from the school.
    Tim Poullain-Patterson, Marketing Manager from Corazón Cuba
    27-10-2021
  • Unfortunately, we do not accept credit cards. Client can pay in advance by bank transfer or cash when they arrive. It is possible to pay balance in EUR or USD and I can do conversion for them. There are lots of cash points in Cuba that don’t work for US banks but work for all other countries including EU countries.
    Tim Poullain-Patterson from Corazón Cuba
    04-11-2021
  • We do not arrange the flight tickets but we will be happy to help you book a transfer from the airport to your accommodation.
    Louise Granath, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.Net
    18-03-2022
  • Corazón Cuba offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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