Please note that with Habla Ya Panama Spanish Schools in Boquete and Bocas del Toro you can study at either of our Spanish schools or at both (prices are the same). At both of our locations you can obtain college credit for your Spanish studies. You can also choose from any of our Spanish courses on their own or you can also take your Spanish course as part of any of our Spanish Language Programs. For example, in our Latin Cultural & Spanish Immersion Program, besides participating in one of our Spanish Courses you get to live with a local host family so that you can easily practice your Spanish after classes while experiencing an immersion into the Latin American culture. We also offer Active Spanish Learning Vacations, Learn Spanish & Surf, Spanish & Scuba Diving, Family Vacation Programs, Volunteering Spanish Programs, Medical Spanish Immersion Programs, Language Programs for High School/University Groups Traveling Abroad, Spanish Exchange Programs for Teenagers, Spanish Programs for Kids and VIP Spanish Language Programs.
4 hrs p/day, Max. of 6 Students p/Class
Group 4 is the most popular Spanish course offered at Habla Ya Panama Spanish Language Schools in Boquete and Bocas del Toro comprised of 20 hours of Spanish lessons each week in a small compact group. Students have 4 hours of group lessons per day and there is a maximum of 6 students in each classroom, although the average amount of students per class is usually between 3 - 4.
Groups are arranged according to student's Spanish levels ensuring that classmates will have a very similar degree of communicative proficiency. As groups are small, students always receive the personalized attention required to learn the Spanish language.
For those students seeking an even more intensive Spanish course, the Group 4 PLUS Course adds 1 or 2 additional hours of private Spanish lessons each day on top of the standard 4 hours of groups lessons that you normally have each day. In these extra hours you can focus on even more specific needs or personal needs, or just review material from your group class if that is what you need. A Group 4 PLUS Course could be a Medical Spanish Course, you could prepare for the DELE Spanish exam, or you could have a Business Spanish Course. Basically you can concentrate on anything else you might need.
Your Own Private Teacher, 2 - 6 hrs p/day
Our One to One Private Spanish Courses in Panama consist of 2 - 6 hours of individual Spanish lessons per day. You can sign up for as little as a day of private classes or go for an ambitious 48 week Spanish program, splitting your time between our campuses in Boquete and Bocas del Toro if you wish to. The contents, schedule and start date for these private Spanish lessons are arranged to suit your individual needs.
We offer private Spanish lessons for language students of beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish levels. These private Spanish lessons are offered to students of all ages.
Students seeking private Spanish lessons in Latin America generally need to learn Spanish more rapidly due to their time constraints, and therefore require a teacher who can focus on their very specific learning needs. Or they are just better off this way (very particular learning style, limited time to learn Spanish, etc.).
A One one One Spanish Course in Central America may be the best solution if you have particular learning needs that you feel will not be met in a group. Some students just feel more comfortable with private Spanish lessons.
1-5 Day Basic Spanish Crash Course
This Spanish course is intended for both leisure and business travelers and tourists who wish to put themselves in greater control of their trip, their needs and their wellbeing while traveling in Central & South America. We offer this intensive Traveler's Spanish Crash Course in Panama at both of our Spanish schools during a period of 1 - 5 days, having from 2 - 6 hours of Spanish lessons each day. As this option is not always programmed in advanced, most students take this Spanish course through private Spanish lessons, though if you are vacationing with your couple or a group of friends, we can easily arrange Spanish lessons in a group for all of you as well.
Our Basic Spanish for Travelers Crash Course is intended for those students who do not know any Spanish. If you are traveling in Panama and already know some Spanish but you want to brush up what you've picked up during your Latin American travels or learned at other Spanish schools in Central America then you can join our Group 4 Course or have Private Spanish Lessons. It all depends on what you want and how long you plan to stay around.
Panama, "The Bridge of the World" is becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central and South America and this is why many start their vacations in Panama learning traveler's Spanish.
Prepare and Pass your DELE Test
DELE is the Official Test of Spanish as a foreign language and stands for "Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera", or "Spanish as a Foreign Language Diploma". The DELE Spanish Test is the most widely recognised certification for none native Spanish language speakers. The DELE Cervantes Diploma is of great international value for those who want to work in a Spanish speaking country, company, or that are going to study at a Spanish speaking university in Spain, Central or South America.
Habla Ya Spanish Schools in Boquete and Bocas del Toro, Panama are amongst the select group of accredited DELE Examination Centers in Latin America by the Cervantes Institute of Spain, the worldwide authority for teaching Spanish as a foreign language. So you can prepare for the DELE Exam at any of our Spanish schools (or at both) and then take the DELE test at either of them as well.
At our Spanish language schools in Panama, candidates are prepared by having 20 - 30 hours of private classes per week.
The length in weeks of each DELE preparation course in Central America is determined by each students' current Spanish level and by the specific DELE Cervantes diploma that the candidate intends to obtain (A1 DELE, A2 DELE, B1 DELE, B2 DELE, C1 DELE or C2 DELE). Each candidate is required to submit a Placement Test and is orally interviewed upon arrival.
One of the main advantages of preparing for the DELE exam at Habla Ya Spanish Schools is that our Spanish levels, course syllabus and methodology were designed taking into account the guidelines of the Common European Framework for Languages and thus our level system and course syllabus completely match the DELE examination levels.
As of today, every single student that has prepared their DELE Test at our Spanish school, has successfully passed their DELE Exam and obtained their DELE Cervantes Diploma. We have prepared students for all of the DELE levels.
Habla Ya Spanish Schools in Boquete and Bocas del Toro, Panama are both official accredited DELE Examination Centers in Latin America. When students Sign Up & Register for a DELE Exam Preparation Course at either of our Spanish schools in Bocas del Toro or Boquete, we assist candidates so that they can present their DELE Test before leaving our country and we also advise on dates to start their Preparation Course in order to successfully pass it, as well as selecting the most convenient examination date for each applicant. We can send you a list of examination centers near you but also feel free to contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate within your country to seek the nearest DELE examination center to you. Some students prepare for the DELE Exam Abroad at Habla Ya Panama Spanish Schools, and then present the exam once they are back in their home country. Contact us and we will guide you, help you plan, prepare and pass the DELE Spanish Exam!
Start Before You Come & Continue at Home!
From the convenience and comfort of your home or office, learn Spanish online with a trained, experienced and passionate native Latin American Spanish tutor.
Whether you currently can't travel to Latin America for a Spanish course, wish to start learning or improving your Spanish before you join one of our Spanish programs or would like to keep learning after already studying Spanish with us, our Skype Spanish lessons offer you an alternative Spanish learning solution.
Besides the 1 to 1 Spanish lessons that you will have with one of our teachers over a video-conference, your Online Spanish Course is also complemented with access to a first class Online Spanish Learning Platform, the AVE, designed by the Instituto Cervantes and leading Spanish schools and universities worldwide.
There is nothing better to learn Spanish than to immerse yourself in a Spanish speaking culture. Second to that is having a native and experience Spanish teacher provide you with Online Spanish Lessons over skype.
Specialized Spanish Courses
Spanish classes are always tailored to our students' individual needs but sometimes a student may require something particularly specific and needs to focus on a topic of a very specialized nature.
Just make a request on any specific topic or need and you will get the Spanish Language Course that you are looking for! It could be an Intensive Spanish Course, a Medical Spanish Course, Legal Spanish Classes, a Business Spanish Course or Spanish for Teenagers, a Mini-Group for Couples traveling together, Spanish for construction or simply vocabulary or a Spanish language skill related to a specific field.
Spanish for Kids
On the other hand families traveling to Panama may want Spanish lessons for their children. Kids and young teenagers obviously need a separate Spanish Course from adults so we have special options available for them too.
Throughout the years we have literally had thousands of Spanish students so it's very probable that we have already had a Spanish student with similar needs to yours, and this means that you will benefit from our experience!
You can also have lessons at your home, office or hotel in Bocas del Toro or Boquete, Panama. We will send a teacher right to your door, perfectly prepared to teach a class in exact same way we do at our school.
For an Exciting New Life!
This Spanish course is perfect for those who have relocated or retired in Panama either at Boquete or Bocas del Toro and want to be able to speak Spanish to have a higher quality of life.
Students who sign up for this 10 week Spanish course normally do not have enough time to commit to a more intensive Spanish course because of their personal circumstances. Most of the time it is because they already live in Panama and their normal life fills out most of their days. There are also students who join this course because they simply perform a lot better when they have fewer hours of Spanish lessons each week (6 - 10 hours per week).
If you are planning in the near future to relocate to a Latin American country and you're looking for a program to learn Spanish before making the big move, you will be a lot better off with our Group 4 Course or with Private Spanish Lessons. Our Part Time Crash Course for New Residents is really intended for those students who already live here and cannot commit to a 20 hour per week program. If you live in Panama and can commit to 20 hours per week you will get a lot more out of our Group 4 Course or an Intensive Course of Private Spanish Lessons, basically because you will learn Spanish a lot faster.
Learn Spanish if you have or are planning to relocate or retire in Latin America: your life will be much more exciting! Never learning Spanish is like missing out on a great slice of your new life.