THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
is the second most spoken language in the world due to the number of speakers who claim it as their native tongue (after Mandarin Chinese). It is spoken as a first and second language amongst 450 and 500 million people. It is the third most spoken language as a first or second language after Mandarin Chinese and English combined, and is the mother tongue to 400 million people worldwide... Read more
Spanish School in Cartagena, COLOMBIA
If you are looking to study Spanish while exploring Colombia, we recommend this Spanish school in the Caribbean in the port city of Cartagena. The school offers a wide variety of possibilities: Spanish courses for students and families, as well as specified Spanish courses, such as Spanish for medicine and business. The school boasts a Caribbean atmosphere where you will feel at home. It is located just 4 blocks away from the city center of Cartagena and is situated in a colonial house. Cartagena has much to offer in terms of activities: sunbathing on extraordinary beaches, diving near beautiful coral reefs, watching the prettiest sunsets, and many other fun options.
SPANISH PROGRAM IN CARTAGENA
Spanish is taught by qualified teachers that focus on student´s interests. All Spanish courses follow the guidelines of the Common European Framework of references for languages (CEF) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The teachers at the school in Cartagena are highly qualified and have much experience teaching Spanish. Moreover, they are very enthusiastic individuals who motivate you to teach you as much as possible. A standard group course consists of 15 hours of Spanish and 5 hours of cultural activities. The Spanish lessons will help you improve your Spanish and the cultural activities will allow you to familiarize yourself with the Colombian culture and the city. The intensive group course offers 20 hours of extra Spanish classes. Another option is to take private Spanish classes, which are adapted to your personal goals and needs. If you are looking for a Spanish course combined with activities, then you have plenty of choices at Cartagena. Our activities include scuba diving, sunfish sailing, kitesurfing, dancing and cooking.
ACCOMMODATION IN CARTAGENA
The school offers several options for accommodation in Cartagena, such as host families, student residences and apartments.
Staying with a host family in Cartagena is the perfect option if you would like to practice your Spanish as much as possible. Breakfast and dinner are included in the price, and the facilities, such as a fully equipped kitchen and a washing machine, are available for use. The host families are chosen carefully, visited regularly and assessed after each stay in order to guarantee high quality housing. During your stay at the host family, you can expect to be treated as a real family member.
If you like to live with other students, the student residence in Cartagena is a good option. You can choose to live in a shared room or in a private room, both with shared bathrooms. The student residence is located 5 minutes from the school and offers facilities such as a fully equipped kitchen, TV and internet.
Staying at an apartment is a good option if you are planning to come to Cartagena with 3 or more people. The school will assist you in finding a suitable apartment in the city.
ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR SPANISH PROGRAM
The school organizes fun and interesting activities in Cartagena for students. During these activities, it is possible to practice Spanish while also visiting nice places and having fun with friends from the school. Various social, cultural, and sports activities are offered, such as visits to museums, beaches, concerts, sightseeing tours, restaurants, bars, and much more. The activities take place at least twice a week and are ideal when you want to practice your Spanish while discovering the Colombian culture. Note that entrance fees and transportation for the activities are not included in the course price.
Cartagena is a beautiful city in Colombia situated on the southwestern Caribbean. UNESCO announced Cartagena as a World Heritage City and is acknowledged as a must see by millions of travellers. The city is almost 500 years old and has a lot of charm, history, architecture and romance. The city is also famous for the buzzing nightlife in Cartagena and offers many charming restaurants and happening clubs to enjoy the night.
The Rosary Islands Natural Park is located close to Cartagena and consists of several beautiful coral islands with beautiful beaches.
Colombia, with Bogotá as its capital, is a country in the Northwest of South America. Colombia has thirty four national parks and many nature reserves, which provides the opportunity to do activities such as climbing, rafting and mountain biking. Colombia has a rich historical culture and offers a beautiful Caribbean coast, with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water.
EXCURSIONS IN CARTAGENA
The school offers fun weekend excursions, such as a visit to the natural park of El Rosario Islands or visits to the wonderful beaches near Cartagena. During the weekend excursions, it is possible to dive or take scuba diving lessons, do sightseeing tours, or go to restaurants and bars and much more. The school can also help you plan your trip after having finished your Spanish program in order to explore the best places throughout Colombia.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN CARTAGENA
The school offers a volunteer program for students who would like to help people in need. The volunteer program consists of 20 Spanish lessons per week, 5 hours of activities, and a placement at a volunteer project. Volunteers assist at their designated project for 6 hours each day, for example at an orphanage, hospital, charity or school. The minimum commitment for the volunteer program in Colombia is four weeks.
WE RECOMMEND THIS SPANISH SCHOOL IN CARTAGENA BECAUSE:
- Cartagena is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage City, and is on the “must see” lists of millions of world travellers
- There are special courses for students who want to study Spanish during their holidays, combining Spanish classes in the morning with dancing or sport courses in the afternoon
- The cultural activities are perfect for experiencing the Colombian culture
- The school offers continual support and full assistance to the students
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