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Book 3+ Weeks = 15% – 25% Discount | SPRING BREAK, Easter & Beyond!

Posted by | February 3rd, 2014

If you're planning your Spanish learning vacation for the summer months of June, July and August, check out our Calendar of Weekly Trips to Panama's Top Attractions!

It's almost that time of the year for the monumental rite of passage known as SPRING BREAK where college students and young adults from all over the world descend to the tropics for some serious beach time and P-A-R-T-Y!

Well, if you're among the smarter ones, take advantage of the opportunity to experience the MOST AMAZING VACATION while combining it with some top-notch Spanish learning! EXACTLY: have the time of your life AND pick up some serious language skills by joining one of Latin America's top rated Spanish vacation programs at discounted rates between 15% - 25%.

And while we're at it, we'll extend the offer for those joining us in Easter and during the entire month of May too!


Bocas del Toro, in Panama's Caribbean, is an archipelago of idyllic islands with white and gold sand beaches, turquoise waters, powerful surf, great scuba-diving and a throbbing nightlife scene... if you're looking for a beach town with a laid back vibe (flip flops, board shorts and bikinis are the only dress attire required) and beautiful people where you'll be able to let your hair loose while learning Spanish by the beach, Bocas del Toro is your answer...


If your idea of Spring Break or Easter vacation is more about getting away from it all, fresher climates and outdoor activities, check out the mountain town of Boquete... or feel free to combine several weeks at each location!

So, back to the details: if you start your Spanish Program between Monday March 17th 2014 and Monday May 26th 2014 you will have access to the following discounts off your Spanish course:

  • 15% DISCOUNT OFF when you sign up for 3 - 5 weeks of Spanish lessons
  • 25% DISCOUNT OFF when you sign up for 6 weeks or more of Spanish lessons

Low Season Discounts off Spanish Lessons in Central America

Contact us TODAY before we fill up and save yourself hundreds of dollars! We'll help you plan out every little detail: from your international flight tickets and in-land transportation, to all the amazing tours that you'd like to do while in Panama.

Do your own thing, be bold and go for it! Panama still has that "off-the-beaten-path" feel which will make your adventure a whole lot more authentic. Sure, you could go to the traditional Spring break destinations such as the Bahamas, Cancun, Dominican Republic, Panama City Beach (FL), Jamaica, or Cabo San Lucas, but why would you want to spend your time surrounded by your average "gringo"? Being that the case, why not just party back at home?

Learn Spanish by the beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama!
Learn Spanish by the beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama!

Make your experience a lot more interesting by:

  • learning about a new culture
  • improving your Spanish speaking skills
  • hanging out with people from all over the world (Panama gets visitors from all over North, Central and South America, Europe and Oceania)

SIGN UP & REGISTER TODAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR LOW SEASON DISCOUNTS »

What do you have to do? It's very easy:

  1. Choose from any of our 20+ hour per week Spanish Courses (the discount only applies to the portion of your program that takes place before June 13th. For online lessons, a minimum of 4 hours per week is required.)
  2. Decide where you'll live at during your Spanish Program
  3. Sign Up & Register

If you'd like to join any eco-adventure tours in Panama or volunteer while you study Spanish, we can also arrange that.

Learn Spanish in the mountains of Boquete, Panama!
Learn Spanish in the mountains of Boquete, Panama!

And if you have any questions and would prefer to speak with us, just give us a call over skype or call any of our numbers in USA or Europe.

SIGN UP & REGISTER TODAY AND GET A 15 - 25% DISCOUNT AT HABLA YA »


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50% Off Spanish Lessons for Residents in Panama during September 2013

Posted by | August 20th, 2013

Wouldn't it be great if you could speak Spanish and really understand your Panamanian neighbors and local members of your new community?

Your life in Panama will be so much richer if you can speak and understand the Spanish language (and a lot less frustrating!).

This year's special is even crazier than last year's: you don't even have to partner up with someone else to get a 50% discount: just come by, sign up and you will get an AUTOMATIC 50% DISCOUNT OFF any Spanish course as long as you sign up for 60 hours of lessons!

50% off for Panama Residents at Habla Ya September 2013

* If you can't start classes in September, you can still take advantage of this promotion by paying for your classes before the end of September and then having your lessons before the end of the year.

So what are you waiting for? The rainy season is here, grab some cover, socialize, get yourself a deal and learn some Spanish!

This promotion is intended for anyone who has relocated to Panama (and currently lives here) and wants to really learn Spanish! Most residents who have taken advantage of our September specials sign up for our Part Time Spanish Course for Expat Residents in Panama (but you can sign up for any course as long as it's a minimum of 60 hours). At only $25 per week for a 10 week course ($250 in total) come and grab yourself a bargain... these rates are even more than 30% lower than our rates back in 2005 when we first started!

You can ALSO apply your 50% discount to any of our other Spanish Courses (be it our Group 4 Course, private, online lessons or mini group lessons).

This only happens once a year at Habla Ya, Panama's most and best reviewed network of Spanish schools. Ask your friends who've studied at our schools and they'll tell you why we're different from the rest. With Habla Ya you will REALLY learn Spanish simply because our teachers have far more experience, academic studies and training (directly from the Instituto Cervantes), preparation and enthusiasm than any other group of Spanish teachers in Panama: they love what they do and they are the best at doing it!

ACT NOW! CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US & TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY... »

Start dates for groups of various levels, of no more than six students per class, will be on the following Mondays during September: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Groups open up with a minimum of 4 students (as soon as we have 4 students of the same level, we open up the group).

For our Part Time Crash Course for New Residents, classes will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for two hours each day. Time slots available are: 8 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Start Dates for 50% off Special Residents' Promotion in September 2013

If you don't live in Boquete or Bocas del Toro, but you are a resident of Panama (and you can prove it), then we can also arrange a Spanish learning vacation or a Spanish immersion program for you and you can still have access to the 50% discount of this promotion.

50% off at Habla Ya for Local Residents ONLY during September 2013

Those interested in our Group 4 Course, private lessons or in our mini-group option (couples who want a teacher just for them) have access to other schedules and can decide to have more or less than 6 hours of lessons per week... though, from our experience you really don't learn that much with less than 6 hours per week (unless you already know some Spanish and you just want to improve your Spanish). If you can't join us for at least 6 hours per week you are better off waiting until you are ready to invest the necessary amount of time... though you will have wait until next year if you want to get an offer as good as this one!

Classes at Habla Ya are always highly practical, lots of conversation is involved and you have loads of fun!

"Classes are highly practical, lots of conversation is involved, we get straight on to what you really need in the real world, and last but not least: you will laugh and have loads of fun!"

Besides having Spanish lessons three times a week, we'll make sure that you have the time of your life! At Habla Ya there are loads of extra activities, many of them included in your course fees which allows you to take advantage of them at no extra cost (such as Movie Nights, Conversational Sessions and Salsa Lessons, and the weekly Panamanian Dinners only cost $6 per person). On top of that, every Thursday, several of our staff members will be at some local restaurant enjoying a nice meal and practicing Spanish with our students.

Getting back to the "Academic" side of things, to find out when we have a start date for you (with students of your same level) we need to first find out your Spanish Level as soon as possible!

How? Very easy...

  1. If you don't know any Spanish, just let us know by filling out this form and saying so or by calling us, 720-1294 (Boquete) or 757 - 7352 (Bocas del Toro), and tell whoever answers the phone: help, I don't know any Spanish! Make sure to leave your telephone number and email so that we can get back to you as soon as we know on which Monday of September will be the Monday for those who don't know any Spanish
  2. If you do know some Spanish, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and complete our Placement Test! Also make sure to leave your telephone number and we'll call you to schedule an oral interview to confirm your Spanish level. After that, once we got a date for you we'll call you and let you know!

To have access to this offer you have to prove your "Panama Citizenship"

  1. Maybe you already studied at our schools and you want to brush up your Spanish, so we know you live here... just show up! Make sure to pay us a visit as soon as you can. Remember the first group is due to start on September 2nd.
  2. Maybe we've seen you a local restaurant, bar or super market... or at some other place in town: I mean, it's Boquete and Bocas del Toro, everyone knows everyone!
  3. If you don't think that you've met anyone from Habla Ya, then think about a way to prove to us that you live here. It could be with a utility bill... be creative if you want to... all that matters is that you convince us that you are a "Panama Citizen".

CONTACT US AND GET YOUR 50% DISCOUNT AT HABLA YA TODAY... »

The only "special conditions" are:

  1. You are required to sign up for a minimum of 60 hours (don't waste your money signing up for less... you won't really learn that much and we don't want you to throw your money away!)
  2. You have to use the hours that you purchase before the end of 2013. If you don't use your hours before Friday December 13th, then we're really sorry, but you've lost them! Our schools are almost already completely booked for the last weeks prior to Christmas and the first three months of 2014.
  3. No refunds (but we can give you a credit that will need to be used before December 13th)
  4. No reselling allowed, nor can you transfer your hours to someone else!

Call Habla Ya Spanish School, 720-1294

To round it up, what do you need to do to not miss out on this opportunity?

  1. prove that you are a Panama citizen
  2. complete our Placement Test, or if you don't know any Spanish just let us know by filling out a contact form or by calling us: 720 - 1294 (Boquete) or 757 - 7352 (Bocas del Toro).
  3. pay us a visit or call us to discuss course/schedule options
  4. sign up
  5. make payment

Kent McNaughton, a true Panama Citizen

To make it worth (achieve a high Return on Investment) and to become a real "Panama Citizen" then you will have to:

  1. show up for all of your lessons
  2. study everyday
  3. practice
  4. practice everyday and study a bit more
  5. and once you've finished your Spanish course, keep practicing!

And after these last 5 steps, you should be speaking Spanish...

So come on and Learn Fast, Speak Now, Habla Ya!... and become a real "Panama Citizen"...

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY! CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US... »


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Early Bird Special: Get a 10% – 15% Discount off your 2014 Spanish Course

Posted by | August 14th, 2013

Check out our 2014 calendar of trips to Panama's top attractions!
If you're planning on starting your Spanish course during October or November of this year, click here to find out about how you can get 1 week for FREE!

In Spanish we have a saying that goes "al que madruga, Dios lo ayuda", which literally means: if you wake up early, God will give you a hand. Well, you don't have to believe in God for Habla Ya to give you a nice and well deserved discount for planning ahead of time and booking your 2014 Spanish course in advance!

So be smart, contact us today and save hundreds of dollars:

  • book and pay your course by November 15th and get a 15% discount
  • book and pay your course by December 15th and get a 10% discount

It's also worth pointing out that our 2014 course rates are currently the same as our 2013 rates... and this might change once we star filling up for next year's high season, so there's another reason to do this fast!

You can sign up for private lessons, group lessons, a DELE preparation course, medical Spanish or even online Spanish... the only condition for this early bird special is that you sign up for at least 20 hours of lessons per week!

Early bird special: get a 10% - 15% discount off your 2014 Spanish course when you book and pay in advance

FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SPANISH COURSES IN PANAMA... »

So, what do you have to do to learn Spanish with Panama's top rated schools and HAVE THE VACATION OF YOUR LIFE at a discounted rate?

  1. Select your Spanish course
  2. Choose your accommodation
  3. Pick your tours and decide if you'll volunteer
  4. Sign Up & Register
  5. Book your flight to Panama!

And we'll take care of the rest! Or if you can't make up your mind about which course, where to stay, or anything else, just CONTACT US and we'll help you out!

At Habla Ya you will find like minded people who are serious about learning Spanish but also want to have the time of their life!
At Habla Ya you will find like minded people who are serious about learning Spanish but also want to have the time of their life!

As you might know, at Habla Ya we are strongly committed to 2 things:

  1. Making sure that you REALLY learn Spanish and that you learn it fast. Thanks to the quality of our methodology, and the professionalism and experience of our Spanish teachers, we achieve this (backed up by our accreditations)
  2. Making sure that you have the time of your life outside of the classroom through our extra curricular program.

These two things is what providing the MOST amazing Spanish learning experience means to us!

By all means, please CHECK OUT OUR VIDEOS to see what we mean!


Spanish in Bocas del Toro is for those who dream about warm and turquoise Caribbean waters, white sand beaches, abundant wildlife (dolphins, turtles, toucans, monkeys, coral, tropical fish, and more), a funky island nightlife and water sports such as surfing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, snorkeling, or just taking in the sun with a cold beer or chilling out by the sea.


Spanish in Boquete is for those who love the mountains, being outdoors, fresh air (not hot as in the lowlands) and all the adventures that come from being in a cloud forest such as hiking (lots of it!), rafting, kayaking, coffee tours, horseback riding, hot springs, ziplining, mountain biking, etc.

You can divide your study time between our Spanish Schools in Boquete and in Bocas del Toro, Panama allowing you spend some time studying Spanish by the beach and some time learning Spanish in the mountains.

So, don't miss your chance to experience an exciting and authentic Spanish immersion program with one of Central America's most and best reviewed network of Spanish schools...

CONTACT US TODAY TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HABLA YA'S SPANISH LEARNING VACATIONS... »


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Get 1 Week of Spanish Lessons for FREE!

Posted by | August 9th, 2013

If you're planning on learning Spanish in 2014, please click here for info on how to get an automatic 10% - 15% off your Spanish lessons!

Get 1 week of FREE Spanish lessons when you book a 3+ week Spanish course that starts either in October, November OR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF DECEMBER!

You could be saving $175 at the very least (and probably more) so contact us today to find more about your options.

You can sign up for private lessons, group lessons, a DELE preparation course, medical Spanish or even online Spanish... the only condition is that you sign up for at least 20 hours of lessons per week for 3 weeks or more, and we'll throw in 1 extra week completely for free!

Book 3 or more weeks of Spanish lessons and get 1 week of Spanish for free

FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SPANISH COURSES IN PANAMA... »

So, what do you have to do to learn Spanish with Panama's top rated schools at a discounted rate?

  1. Select your Spanish course
  2. Choose your accommodation
  3. Pick your tours and decide if you'll volunteer
  4. Sign Up & Register
  5. Book your flight to Panama!

And we'll take care of the rest! Or if you can't make up your mind about which course, where to stay, or anything else, just CONTACT US and we'll help you out!

At Habla Ya you will find like minded people who are serious about learning Spanish but also want to have the time of their life!
At Habla Ya you will find like minded people who are serious about learning Spanish but also want to have the time of their life!

You can divide your study time between our Spanish Schools in Boquete and in Bocas del Toro, Panama allowing you spend some time studying Spanish by the beach and some time learning Spanish in the mountains.

Spanish in Bocas del Toro is for those who dream about warm and turquoise Caribbean waters, white sand beaches, abundant wildlife (dolphins, turtles, toucans, monkeys, coral, tropical fish, and more), a funky island nightlife and water sports such as surfing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, snorkeling, or just taking in the sun with a cold beer or chilling out by the sea.


Check out our video about studying Spanish in Bocas del Toro!

Spanish in Boquete is for those who love the mountains, being outdoors, fresh air (not hot as in the lowlands) and all the adventures that come from being in a cloud forest such as hiking (lots of it!), rafting, kayaking, coffee tours, horseback riding, hot springs, ziplining, mountain biking, etc.


Check out our video about studying Spanish in Boquete!

So, don't miss your chance to experience an exciting and authentic Spanish immersion program with one of Central America's most and best reviewed network of Spanish schools...

CONTACT US TODAY TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HABLA YA'S SPANISH LEARNING VACATIONS... »


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Win FREE Online Spanish Lessons over Skype with Habla Ya!

Posted by | June 12th, 2013

You can submit your entry to raffle@hablayapanama.com.

If for any reason, you currently can't travel to Central or South America to learn Spanish, you can still have the same highly qualified, experienced, enthusiastic, native Spanish teacher right in your home or office. How? Over Skype or Google hangouts!

Over 3 years ago, students started to ask us if they could continue their Spanish course over Skype once they got back home. Other students, who could only come for a few weeks, were asking us if they could have some Spanish lessons over video-conference before coming down to our Spanish schools so that they could make the most out of their study time once they were here. And as we like to listen to what our students ask for, we started doing it!

So, after teaching Spanish online for several years, we'd like to celebrate by giving away 2 FREE PACKAGES 30 HOURS of online Spanish lessons over Skype! Each package is valued at $595. And yes, if you live in Panama this contest is also open to you!

All of our online Spanish teachers have university degrees related to languages, have years of classroom experience teaching Spanish, are native Spanish speakers, have undergone Habla Ya's signature teacher training course and have been certified by the Instituto Cervantes for online Spanish teaching.
All of our online Spanish teachers have university degrees related to languages, have years of classroom experience teaching Spanish, are native Spanish speakers, have undergone Habla Ya's signature teacher training course and have been certified by the Instituto Cervantes for online Spanish teaching.

To have a chance to win one of these packages you will have to:

  • write an essay (minimum 750 words, with at lest 3 or 4 photos) OR
  • make a video (minimum length 45 seconds)

About what?

  • If you already traveled to Latin America to learn or improve your Spanish, your essay or video should be about your study trip, what was it like to learn Spanish abroad and how it has changed your life
  • If you haven't traveled to Latin America, your essay or video should be about your efforts or plans to learn Spanish, why you'd like to travel to Panama for Spanish learning and how you think it would benefit your life

You can submit your entry to raffle@hablayapanama.com. Submissions must be in your own native language.

Each participant's name will go into a raffle and if your name is selected, you will be a WINNER. There will be 2 raffles: one for those who've already traveled to Latin America for Spanish learning purposes and one for those who haven't. In order for your entry to be valid, it has to be good enough to be published on this blog. Our blog's editors will judge any material submitted and decide if it meets our quality guidelines. Make sure to get it right as you will only have two opportunities to get approved. Approval can take up to 72 hours.

The raffle will take place on Tuesday September 3rd 2013. The sooner you submit your entry, the more chances you have to win:

  • submit and get your entry approved by Sunday June 30th and your name will go 5 times into the raffle
  • submit and get your entry approved by Sunday July 15th and your name will go 4 times into the raffle
  • submit and get your entry approved by Sunday July 31st and your name will go 3 times into the raffle
  • submit and get your entry approved by Sunday August 15th and your name will go 2 times into the raffle
  • submit and get your entry approved before the raffle takes place and your name will go 1 time into the raffle

As an online Habla Ya student you will have access to the AVE, the Instituto Cervantes' online educational platform, which is a true guarantee in terms of quality Spanish learning
As an online Habla Ya student you will have access to the AVE, the Instituto Cervantes' online educational platform, which is a true guarantee in terms of quality Spanish learning.

Former and current Habla Ya students will have a slight advantage as their entries will be doubled. For example, if their name would have normally gone 5 times into the raffle it will go in 10 times instead.

It is widely known that the fastest and most effective way to learn Spanish is by totally immersing yourself in a Spanish speaking country. Joining an intensive Spanish course and living with a local host family gives you the opportunity to practice your Spanish 24x7 and is definitively the best way to go if you're serious about learning Spanish.

But what about if right now you can't travel right to experience a real Spanish immersion Program up and close? We know that traveling to Central or South America and committing to a minimum of 3-4 weeks isn't always straightforward but what stops you from starting the immersion process today or continuing it after you've already studied Spanish in Latin America?

Take advantage of this opportunity to win FREE online Spanish lessons or start your online Spanish classes today, and if you win, we'll give you your money back (the equivalent part to 30 hours of online lessons)! To claim your prize you only need to show a valid ID that matches the name of your entry into the raffle. If you win, the only requirement is that you use your 30 hours by the end of 2013.

Both of our Spanish schools are accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, the worldwide authority in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
Both of our Spanish schools are accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, the worldwide authority in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ONLINE SPANISH LESSONS OVER SKYPE WITH HABLA YA... »


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