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Jakera, Havana, Cuba

Among the Top 20% most popular Spanish schools in Cuba in the last 12 monthsOrganized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in CubaAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Cuba

What we like about the school

  • Location in centre of Old Havana
  • Small class sizes
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
  • Rooftop terrace

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Jakera

The language school Jakera was founded in Havana, Cuba in 2013. 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. Programs include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Spanish lessons, dance lessons and cultural excursions and activities. The objective is to give you a real cultural immersion to help you understand and enjoy this amazing country and maximise your time here!

The school address is: Lamparilla 311, entre Aguacate y Compostella, 10100 - Havana (Cuba).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • 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

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 4
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

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):

10
20
5
5
5
5
30

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Jose Martí International (HAV). It takes 30 minutes  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 25.Jul.2017, 26.Jul.2017, 27.Jul.2017, 10.Oct.2017, 25.Dec.2017, 31.Dec.2017
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Full number of lost classes are made up

Spanish Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks1234567891011
Price in US$345337690673------------------
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 mealSingle room with private bathroom: supplement of $10 per day.
Starting dates
2017: 02.Jan.2017, 16.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 15.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 20.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017, 18.Dec.2017.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 11:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks12345678910Additional Week
Price in US$----------28402769--------420410
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 mealPrice also includes twice weekly dance lessons, three times weekly cultural sessions, two escorted trips to the beach and an overnight trip to Viñales Valley.
2 weeks enjoying the sights & sounds of Havana + 2 weeks of residential volunteer placement in Playa Giron + 2 weeks of community based volunteering in Havana.This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Havana
Starting dates
2017: 02.Jan.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 06.Nov.2017.
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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Weeks12345678910Additional Week
Price in US$420410800780--15801541------------240234
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 meal15 Spanish lessons + 3 Cultural lessons + 2 Dance lessons per week.
The price includes accommodation, breakfast & lunch, intensive Spanish lessons, twice weekly dance lessons, three times weekly cultural excursions/activities, and an escorted trip to the beach. The 4 weeks course includes a trip to Viñales Valley. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Havana
Starting dates
2017: 02.Jan.2017, 16.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 15.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 20.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017, 18.Dec.2017.
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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Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in US$4204108007801260122916801638210020482520245729402867336032764200409550404914420410
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & 1 mealCourse available in both Old Havana and Trinidad. It is possible to combine 2 weeks in each location for a 4 week course. Please specify where you would like to go in the comments field of your registration.
3 Spanish lessons each morning and 5 hours of structured dance lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 8 US$. 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.

Accommodation

  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?no
  • Optional airport transfer
    José Martí International Airport:for 35 US$(one way);for 70 US$(return trip)

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
Music0.1 km
Swimming15 km
Yoga0.2 km

Reviews

City
4.4/5.0 
Organisation
3.7/5.0 
Facilities
3.3/5.0 
Social activities
3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
3.9/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.6/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.6/5.0 
Other
3.6/5.0 
Students liked about Jakera, Havana
This program was safe, adventurous and educational. I enjoyed the multicultural student body!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
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!
Price. Student diversity. Fun staff. Great location.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Would've loved more time for staff to share with us re: what their lives were and are like in Cuba, culture etc....
Friendly attitude of the teaching staff. Opportunity to interact with people from so many different countries
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
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
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
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
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.
Good location. Great teachers!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation

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