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3 Best language schools in Panama City (ranked based on student reviews)

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Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at Spanish language schools in other cities in Panama such as Bocas del Toro, Boquete or see our list of all schools in Panama. You may also want to consult options outside Panama for learning Spanish.
Why Panama City? Panama is a fusion of history and modernity and is by far the most ...
cosmopolitan capital in Central America. It is both a vibrant metropolis and gateway to tropical escapes. Welcoming both east and west, Panama is a hub of trade and immigration. The resulting cultural cocktail mix leads to a refreshing 'anything goes' attitude, more dynamic and fluid than that of its Central and South American neighbours. Casco Viejo, its cobblestoned historic centre is famed for colonial-era landmarks like the neoclassical Palacio Presidencial and bougainvillea-filled plazas lined with cafes and bars.
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Panama City

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 6 reviews

The teachers
It was very interesting

30 October 2018
Course: Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 60 years

Michael
Germany

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 6 reviews

Small class sizes, great host family, weekly social activities

3 April 2018
Course: Intensive - 3 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Madison
Canada

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 6 reviews

The proximity of the accommodation
lack of communication between students and staff of the School and more excursions to practice the language!

19 February 2018
Course: Intensive - 5 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Mihai
Canada

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 6 reviews

Super nice staff and very good teachers
In any case, ask again directly whether the booked course is also offered in this way. Unfortunately, I was packed into an already running class unit. The teachers were very eager to include me well and there were also targeted individual lessons, but nevertheless it was not the perfect condition to learn the language well according to the circumstances.

11 February 2018
Course: Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 33 years

Manuel
Germany

What school directors said about Panama City

Few cities in Latin America can match the diversity of Panama City. The historic colonial architecture contrasts with many modern skyscrapers. With its unique position on world trade routes, this thriving commercial and business city attracts immigrants from all around the world, resulting in a multi-cultural melting pot. This cosmopolitan city has much to offer its visitors in terms of entertainment, both during the day and at night.

Interesting information about Panama City

Key Facts about Panama City

Quality of life was ranked in recent report of Mercer in position 97 (2019).

Population: 409,000

Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)

Region: Panamá,

Currency: PAB (1 PAB = 0.9997 USD)

Name of city in Spanish: Ciudad de Panamá

Panama City quality of life rating:

Rating: 3.7

3.7 (6 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

universities: 12 (rankings of universities in Panama City)

High season: January

Low season: August

Average course price per week (High season): 95 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 193 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:58* (42% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:45* (55% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:56* (44% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 110 V / 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Events in Panama CityBest time to take a language course in Panama City

February
Carnival
Carnival

February 2022Carnival celebrations in Panamá City are grand and the atmosphere is somewhat chaotic, with street parties and a big parade. With a real latin feel, carnival here shares much in common with the classic carnival in Brazil.

What to do in Panama City

Old Town
Old Town
Panama La Vieja
Panama La Vieja
Biomuseo
Biomuseo
Panama Canal
Panama Canal
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Arrival Airport

Tocumen International (PTY) - 17 km. from Panama City city center

Public transportation to city center:

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Every 30 minutes, 24,00 PAB, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Aeropuerto Panama City (PTY), Los Andes, Pan de Azucar, 12 de Octubre, Via Argentina, Santo Tomas

Taxi: 24 US$, 15 minutes drive to city center of Panama City

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Boston Logan International, Chicago O'Hare International, Fort Lauderdale International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, New Orleans Louis Armstrong, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Orlando International, San Francisco International, Tampa International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Panama City

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FAQ about schools in Panama City

  • EPA! Español en Panamá has received the best overall rating in Panama City.
  • EPA! Español en Panamá, located in Centro Comercial Plaza Paitilla, 2º Piso - Local 62, Avda. Balboa y Vía Italia, Paitilla has been voted as the school with the best location in Panama City.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Panama City is Tocumen International (17.3 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Panama City.
  • In Panama City the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Business Spanish Group, Medical Spanish.
  • Schools in Panama City offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE.
  • For the division into the language courses, the schools first ensure that the students are at the same level. You can find out what the nationality mix is usually on the school website. However, every student is welcome at the school and it cannot be guaranteed that you will only be in the class with other nationalities. Either way, the teachers will speak the language you want to learn so that you can quickly improve your language skills.
    Sabine Krafack, German Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.net

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