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THE SPANISH LANGUAGE

Spanish 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

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Spanish School in Boquete, PANAMA

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

Spanish Program This Spanish school is located in Boquete, a charming Panamanian town known for its scenic location and ecotourism. The school is about 5 km away from the town center in a tranquil neighborhood. At break time, you can enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice or a slice of fruit, as classes are held outside in the beautiful tropical garden with pineapple plants, orange trees, and lemon trees! This is a great spot to study Spanish, to relax with a book or simply enjoy the views of the nearby Barú Volcano. In your free time, you can go for a walk through the cloud forests or go hiking to the top of the volcano. For coffee lovers, this might be a dream destination, as Boquete is home to some of the world’s best coffee beans!

SPANISH PROGRAM IN BOQUETE

Spanish Program This Spanish school in Panama offers both standard Spanish group courses (either 4 or 6 hours per day) or specialized Spanish courses. Options include Spanish for Children, Medical Spanish, Business Spanish, Spanish for work in tourism and Spanish for the preparation of the DELE Exam. You can also choose to combine the standard course with a specialized course. Before starting your program, you will have a placement test to be placed in the appropriate group for your level. The course is based on the internationally recognized CEFR framework, and there are six levels in total. The language program follows the communicative approach, which means that teachers help to create a setting in which students feel more comfortable and confident when speaking Spanish.

ACCOMMODATION IN BOQUETE

Accommodation in Boquete There are different accommodation options to choose from during your Spanish program in Boquete. The school’s own hostel is great for those looking for more independence. You will stay either in a private or shared room and share the common areas (such as the fully equipped kitchen) with other students.

For a unique immersion experience, you can stay with a Panamanian host family. The families have all been carefully selected and love showing their traditions and culture to the students. Often students are taken to the market for grocery shopping or to family gatherings – both wonderful opportunities to practice your Spanish and to really get to know local customs!

ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR SPANISH PROGRAM

Activities The school has a fun after-school activity program in the afternoons with social and educational events. You can enjoy cooking workshops, a yoga class, a movie night or a Latin dance class. Near the school, you can visit coffee farms, hot springs and flower gardens. Don’t miss out on the hike to the summit of Barú Volcano, during which you have amazing views of the Pacific as well as the Atlantic Coast!




BOQUETE, PANAMA

Panama is located in Central America and has coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. It is known as the "Crossroads of the Americas" because of its position between North and South America. Panama is currently the second most competitive economy in Latin America and is one of the most attractive emerging tourism destinations in the world.

Boquete is a small town in Panama, located about 60 kilometers from the border of Costa Rica, in Panama's green mountain highlands. It has a nice climate and a beautiful setting, with coffee fields and cloud forests. Caldera River runs through the town, and there is even an active volcano close by, called Volcán Barú. Downtown Boquete has a lively atmosphere with various bars, restaurants and coffee shops.

TOURS IN PUERTO VIEJO

It is easy to combine your Spanish program with a bit of adventure by choosing any of the following tours or adventure packages:

  • Spanish and Rafting – hold on tight during a wild rafting trip down the Majagua river as well as enjoy a more trip to the Caldera Hot Springs
  • Spanish and Bird Watching – we will visit one of the best bird watching locations in Panama to see birds such as toucans, trogons, and jays
  • Spanish and Horseback Riding – includes two excursions through the beautiful natural surroundings of Boquete
  • Spanish and Hiking - the fresh mountain climate creates excellent conditions for enjoying hike through the cloud forest and the Volcan Barú National Park
  • Spanish and Rock Climbing – the rock formations close to town are the perfect place to practice rock climbing

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN PUERTO VIEJO

Volunteering in Costa Rica is a unique, satisfying and amazing experience! It is the perfect way to help the local community while If you would like to add a special experience to your time in Panama, you might consider volunteering at one of the local projects the school works with. The volunteer program gives you the chance to further improve your Spanish skills and give back to the local community. The volunteer projects in Panama offered by the school are:

  • Educational projects, such as working as a teaching assistant at a public school, helping with English class or arranging activities at an after-school program for indigenous children
  • Social projects such as organizing activities at an orphanage or helping with physical therapy at a rehabilitation center
  • Health projects such as assisting doctors at a health center or accompanying doctors to indigenous communities
  • Environmental projects such as helping out at a wildlife rescue and rehab center

WE RECOMMEND THIS SPANISH SCHOOL IN BOQUETE BECAUSE:

  • The school is located in Panama’s “adventure capital,” offering visitors a variety of different adventure sports, such as whitewater rafting, zip lining, and rock climbing.
  • The Spanish group classes are focused on increasing your confidence in speaking the language.
  • The volunteer program has an array of options in different fields, allowing you to get to really get to know the culture and give back to the local community.
  • The beautiful setting amidst cloud forests and coffee plantations is great for enjoying hiking tours in your free time.

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