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EPA! Español en Panamá, Panama City, Panama

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Centro Comercial Plaza Paitilla, 2º Piso - Local 62, Avda. Balboa y Vía Italia - 0832-161 Panama City - see on map

What we like about the school

  • The only school in Panama City approved by the Cervantes Institute.
  • Free cultural immersion activities and free conversation workshops.
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors

Location: EPA! Español en Panamá is located in the capital city of Panama, Panama City. The school is housed within the Plaza Paitilla Mall, a short walk from shops, eateries and restaurants. There are many amenities such as pharmacies, banks, a hospital and several large commercial shopping centres within walking distance of the school, in addition to several routes of public transport.

Course selection: The school has a mass of courses suitable for students of all levels and various ages. In addition to General Spanish taught over several schedules and intensities, the school also provides Survival Spanish courses, Exam Preparation (DELE), private tuition and several combination programmes with Spanish and additional subjects such as volunteering, cooking, hiking and Latin moves. EPA! can also arrange internships and immersive Junior Summer programmes (students aged 14 - 17 years).

Getting around: The school is within a 400m walk of the closest bus stop and is around a 26-minute walk from El Carmen subway station.

Social and cultural: The school arranges several excursions and activities for students. Some of the area's main attractions include a Gamboa Rainforest Boat Tour, Metropolitan Park and Panama Viejo.

Accommodation: The school can provide accommodation in homestay facilities with local families and shared apartment facilities, both of which have options within walking distance of the school.
  • The language school EPA! Español en Panamá was founded in Panama City, Panama in 2008.
  • Legal name / parent company: EPA! Español en Panamá, S.A.
  • Tax registration ID: RUC1209573-1-583930DV46
  • Abbreviated name of school: EPA Panama City
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Spanish Courses

General Language
Junior
Online Courses
Private
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by EPA! Español en Panamá
Comments about courses

EPA! is a high-quality center for learning Spanish in Panama as a Second or Foreign Language.
We offer top quality education, teachers, and curriculum. At our Spanish Schools in Panama City and Boquete Town, our pride is our people.

Our professional, experienced, and caring staff is dedicated to helping EPA! students settle into their new Latin American surroundings, progress in their Spanish studies, and attain their educational and career goals.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 32 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 10 Jan. 2022, 28 Feb. 2022 - 04 Mar. 2022, 02 May 2022, 03 Nov. 2022 - 04 Nov. 2022, 28 Nov. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 60 US$ per course level.

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
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Note: All courses offered by EPA! Español en Panamá, Panama City can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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EPA! Español en Panamá (EPA)

Accreditations and Quality seals
Sistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes (SACIC)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
Students should arrive at 8:30
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Multicentro Mall (Paitilla) * Avenida Italia.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 8 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 20 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at EPA! Español en Panamá and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 16
    Number of public PC workstations: 5

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for deaf students

    • Adapted for blind students

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:150
Throughout the year: 400
Minimum age of students
16 years
14 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Tocumen International Airport:
35 US$ one way
70 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, Panama.

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
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
Ballet2 km
Baseball5 km
Basketball5 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving100 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music2 km
Sailing35 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis5 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing120 km
Yoga1 km

Accommodation

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Brochures

EPA! Español en Panamá Brochure (PDF)
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Dates and Prices 2023
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FAQ about EPA! Español en Panamá, Panama City

  • Sure! We can coordinate private lessons for the student. The minimum amount of hours for this programme is 12.
    Nathalie, Sales & Marketing Coordinator from EPA! Español en Panamá - Oct 01, 2021
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EPA!
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Tocumen International Airport (35 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EPA! varies from 1 students (Online - Private Lessons (morning)) to 7 students (Intensive)
  • 100% of teachers at EPA! Español en Panamá hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EPA! Español en Panamá comes from USA with a 29% representation, followed by students from France (21%) and Brazil (13%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • EPA! Español en Panamá offers courses from 14 years (Junior Program, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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