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Archive for the ‘Interviews' Category

Interview with Mitzila Vega, Habla Ya’s Academic Director

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Mitzila Vega with two of her Spanish students during a visit to Mi Jardin es su Jardin in Boquete, Panama

Here at Habla Ya, we’ve always believed in promoting from within. We generally recruit fresh out of university, looking for individuals who strive for excellence, in whom we see the potential to grow into the leaders who’ll keep us on the path of being Latin America’s most prestigious network of Spanish schools. Habla Ya’s teachers…

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3 Things You Need to Know About Homestays in Panama from the Homestay Guru

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Bocas del Toro, in Panama's Caribbean, comes highly recommended as a beach town to do homestays and learn Spanish. Spanish student exploring the Zapatillas Islands.

For tips and advice about how to make the most of your family home stay and learn Spanish faster, check out this article… “One Saturday morning, we were all drinking beers and using dishcloths and regular glue to wallpaper a room! We were laughing and dancing salsa and it was only ten o’clock in the…

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Spanish Programs for Mature Students – Habla Ya 50+ Club

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Senior students hanging by the Caribbean Sea in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Frequently we’re contacted by mature students who are interested in learning Spanish in Panama. Unfortunately, one of their main concerns is their age. Many fear that they will stand out and be the only 50+ students at our schools. We understand why they worry. After all, who wants to sit among a bunch of loud…

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Teenager Joins 5 Week Spanish Immersion Program Before Gap Year

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Jacob Atkins (goes by “Jack”) came to us from Stillwater, Minnesota (outside of Minneapolis). He just graduated high school in May and is embarking on a gap year round-the-world trip before college. For the first part of his journey he joined us in Boquete, Panama for 5 weeks. Here are Jack’s comments about his experience…

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Spanish Student Tells Us About Her Bocas del Toro Experience

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Kim Knoester, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of our students who joined our Bocas del Toro Spanish School last month (June 2015). We asked her a couple of questions and she was very kind to let us share her answers with you all. We hope they help you get a better idea about what…

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