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Corazón Cuba, Havana, Cuba

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Lamparilla 311, entre Aguacate y Compostella - 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.

Spanish Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 345 337 690 673 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 meal
Course includes breakfast and lunch.
Starting dates
Every Sunday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Catherine : "This was a wonderful language program and a great way to visit Cuba. I would highly recommend it!!"
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Price in US$ 420 410 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 meal
This course starts and finishes in Viñales but transportation can be arranged from Havana. It includes Spanish lessons each morning followed by adventure activities each afternoon from Monday to Friday to help you explore and enjoy this beautiful part of the country. The selection of activities possible are: a horseback ride exploration of Viñales Valley and tobacco plantations as well as a sunrise hike and pre-history mural and cave adventure.

Course includes breakfast and lunch.
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Casa de Sergio, Cisneros 173 , Viñales
Starting dates
2021: 17 Jan. 2021, 21 Feb. 2021, 21 Mar. 2021, 18 Apr. 2021, 16 May 2021, 20 Jun. 2021, 18 Jul. 2021, 15 Aug. 2021, 19 Sep. 2021, 17 Oct. 2021, 21 Nov. 2021, 19 Dec. 2021.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 345 337 690 673 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 meal
This course allows students to focus on their specific language needs.

Course includes breakfast and lunch.
Starting dates
Every Sunday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Price in US$ -- 800 780 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 meal
This course allows students to enjoy and understand what’s happening in Cuba right now! Volunteer placements will help you connect with Cuban people, understand their culture and history, and boost your Spanish language tuition. It includes Spanish lessons Monday to Friday morning plus community-based volunteering and cultural activities each afternoon.

Course includes breakfast and lunch.
Starting dates
2021: 03 Jan. 2021, 07 Feb. 2021, 07 Mar. 2021, 04 Apr. 2021, 02 May 2021, 06 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 01 Aug. 2021, 05 Sep. 2021, 03 Oct. 2021, 07 Nov. 2021, 05 Dec. 2021.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in US$ 420 410 800 780 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 meal
This course includes 15 Spanish lessons each morning and 5 dance lessons in the afternoon.

Course includes breakfast and lunch.
Starting dates
Every Sunday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
 Prices (PDF)
Prices (PDF)
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- 800 780 -- 1580 1541 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 meal
This course includes Spanish lessons each morning and activities in the afternoon. Activities include dance lessons, 'Discover Cuba' cultural activities and weekend trips out of town including nearby beaches and a 3-day trip to Viñales (4 week programme only).

Course includes breakfast and lunch.
Starting dates
2021: 03 Jan. 2021, 17 Jan. 2021, 07 Feb. 2021, 21 Feb. 2021, 07 Mar. 2021, 21 Mar. 2021, 04 Apr. 2021, 18 Apr. 2021, 02 May 2021, 16 May 2021, 06 Jun. 2021, 20 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 18 Jul. 2021, 01 Aug. 2021, 15 Aug. 2021, 05 Sep. 2021, 19 Sep. 2021, 03 Oct. 2021, 17 Oct. 2021, 07 Nov. 2021, 21 Nov. 2021, 05 Dec. 2021, 19 Dec. 2021.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Corazón Cuba

    • 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
      • Average number of levels
        • Adult courses In summer: 4
        • Adult courses Throughout the year: 4

Accreditations and Quality seals

WYSE/FIYTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Average number of students

  • In summer: 20
  • Throughout the year: 20

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Average age of students

“It's not possible to imagine a more exciting place to learn Spanish!”

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • 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

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

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Jose Martí International (HAV).

José Martí International Airport:
35 US$ pick up
70 US$ return (both ways)
Additional school information
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Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 02 Jan. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 25 Jul. 2021, 26 Jul. 2021, 27 Jul. 2021, 10 Oct. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 31 Dec. 2021.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Accommodation

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet0.5 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

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Social activities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Value for money

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Havana (55 students from all schools in Havana)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Nightlife

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Geographic setting

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Public transport

Rating: 2.5/5.0

2.5
Climate

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Cleanliness

Rating: 2.2/5.0

2.2
Affordability

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Shopping

Rating: 1.7/5.0

1.7
Safety

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
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.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
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.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
3.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
Additional information
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!
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from José Martí International Airport (35 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Corazón Cuba varies from 1 students (Learn Spanish - Private) to 15 students (Learn Spanish - Group)
  • 100% of teachers at Corazón Cuba hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Corazón Cuba comes from USA with a 30% representation, followed by students from England (20%) and Germany (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • 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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