Spanish School in Cartagena, Colombia


This Spanish school boasts a Caribbean atmosphere where you will feel at home. It is located just four blocks away from the city centre of Cartagena and is situated in a colonial house. The school offers a wide variety of options: Spanish courses for students and families, as well as specified Spanish courses, such as Spanish for medicine and Spanish and business.

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. If you are looking to study Spanish while exploring Colombia, we recommend this Spanish school in the Caribbean in the port city of Cartagena.

Why Study Spanish in Cartagena:

The Spanish school is located in the historical and artistic neighbourhood of Getsemaní, one of Latin-American newest hotspots.
Group courses include cultural activities so that you will not only learn the Spanish language but also get to know more about the Colombian culture
The school offers permanent support and full assistance to the students
Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage City, a “must see” of world travellers
Combine your Spanish classes with dancing or sports courses in the afternoon
Travel to Medellin or Bogota to continue your Spanish lessons

A standard Spanish 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 familiarise 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. The qualified and experienced Spanish teachers in Cartagena focus on your interests. 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. 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 school offers several options for accommodation such as host families, student residences and apartments while leaning Spanish in Cartagena.

Living 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 to guarantee high-quality housing. During your stay at the host family, you will be 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 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. You can also choose to find your own apartment in Cartagena.

The Spanish school organises fun and interesting activities in Cartagena for the students. During these activities, you will practice Spanish while visiting nice places and having fun with friends from 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 charming restaurants and happening clubs to enjoy the night.
The Rosary Islands Natural Par 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 a beautiful Caribbean coast, with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water.

The Spanish school in Cartagena offers a volunteer program for students who would like to combine their Spanish lessons with helping people in need. The volunteer program consists of 20 Spanish lessons per week, 5 hours of activities, and a placement at a volunteer project in Cartagena. 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.

The Spanish school offers fun weekend excursions: a visit to the natural park of El Rosario Islands or a trip to the wonderful beaches near Cartagena. During the weekend excursions, you can 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.

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Reviews Other Spanish Schools:

Reviews Cartagena

I studied for three weeks in Cartagena and had a great time. My host family wonderful, they were so nice and helpful. I recommend staying with a host family. It’s a good way to integrate into the life of Colombians and of course to practice your... Read More

Reviews Bocas del Toro

I stayed here for four weeks. Spanish lessons, tours, hanging out with the staff and other backpackers, amazing place!! Bocas has it all: the relaxed atmosphere, great teachers (Patricio and Ofelina both taught me well and had loads of fun),... Read More

Reviews Sacred Valley

I have stayed at this school for 6 weeks and I really enjoyed by time here. AMAUTA offers Spanish classes in small groups from 2 to 6 students or private lessons. We had a lot of fun, we listed in South American music and discussed also more... Read More

Reviews Santo Domingo

The service provided before the start of the program was really great and very attending. The teachers of the school are very good, and I liked the study material uses for classes. All in all, I enjoyed the people and the culture of Santo Domingo; it... Read More

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