Spanish Courses in Panama | Central America Spanish Courses

Spanish students laughing during class at Habla Ya Spanish Schools

All of our Spanish Courses at a glance!

Different Spanish classes designed for different needs...

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You can study at any of our Spanish Schools in Panama or split your Spanish Course by spending several weeks at each of our locations allowing you to experience Panama's beaches (Habla Bocas del Toro), mountains (Habla Ya Boquete) and the City (Habla Ya Panama City). Course prices are the same for each school location (the longer your program, you'll get a lower rate per week). 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 Programs. For example, in our Spanish Immersion Program, besides having daily Spanish lessons 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 + Yoga, Spanish & Scuba Diving, Family Vacation Programs, Volunteering Spanish Programs, Medical Spanish Immersion Programs, Language Programs for High School/University Groups Traveling Abroad, Spanish Programs for Kids, Spanish Exchange Programs for Teenagers and VIP Spanish Language Programs.

Group Spanish Lessons

4 hrs p/day, Max. of 6 Students p/Class
Group CLASSES AT HABLA YA Language Center in Boquete, Panama

Group 4 is the most popular Spanish course offered at Habla Ya Panama Spanish Language Schools in Panama City, Boquete and Bocas del Toro comprised of 20 hours of Spanish lessons each week in a small compact group. You'll have 4 hours of group lessons per day from Monday to Friday and there is an average amount of 3 - 4 students per class (the possible maximum is 6 classmates).

Groups are arranged according to students' Spanish level ensuring that your classmates will have a very similar degree of communicative proficiency. As groups are small, you'll always receive the personalized attention required to learn effectively and efficiently

If you're looking for an even more intensive and personalized Spanish course, the Group 4 PLUS Course adds 1 or 2 additional hours of private Spanish lessons on top of the standard 4 hours of groups lessons you have each day from Monday to Friday. In these extra hours you can keep working on your conversational skills, review any material from your group class or just focus on any specific need you might have. 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. The possibilities are endless: basically we can concentrate on anything else you might need.
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Private Spanish Lessons

Your Own Private Teacher, 2 - 6 hrs p/day
Private Lessons at Habla Ya Language Center in Boquete, Panama

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 1 day of private classes or go for an ambitious 48 week Spanish program, splitting your time between our campuses in Boquete, Bocas del Toro and Panama City. The contents, schedule and start date for these private Spanish lessons are arranged to suit your individual needs (as long as there is availability).

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 looking for 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 completely focus 100% of his/her time within the class on their very specific learning needs. Private lessons are for you if you have a very particular learning style, limited time to learn Spanish, or need to focus on specific topics that are not part of our normal Group 4 course.

A One on 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.
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Basic Spanish Classes for Travelers

1 - 5 Day Basic Spanish Crash Course
A Spanish for Travelers course will make your vacations a lot richer

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 well being while traveling in Central and South America. We offer this intensive Traveler's Spanish Crash Course in Panama at all 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 advance (many who sign up for this course are walk-ins), most students will have private Spanish lessons, though if you're vacationing with your partner 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're traveling in Panama and already know some Spanish but you want to improve upon 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" has direct flights to every single popular tourist destination in Central and South America and this is why many start their Latin American vacations in Panama learning Spanish.
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DELE Exam Preparation Courses

Prepare and Pass your DELE Test
Dele Exam Preparation Course at Habla Ya Language Center in Boquete, Panama

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 non-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 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. You can prepare for the DELE Exam at any of our Spanish schools (including our school in Panama City) and then take the DELE test in Bocas del Toro or Boquete.

At our Spanish language schools in Panama, candidates are prepared by having 20 - 30 hours of Private Classes per week or there is also the option of joining our Group 4 PLUS Course in which case you'll have 4 hours of general Spanish each day, and then you can devote 1 or 2 extra hours per day to prepare for the DELE in a private class.

The length in weeks of each DELE preparation course in Central America is determined by each student's current Spanish level and by the specific DELE 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 of Reference 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, Panama City and Bocas del Toro, Panama, are ALL THREE Official Accredited DELE Examination Centers in Latin America by the Cervantes Institute of Spain, the worldwide authority for teaching Spanish as a foreign language. You can prepare for the DELE Exam at any of our Spanish schools and then take the exam either at Habla Ya Boquete, Habla Ya Panama City or Habla Ya Bocas del Toro. We assist candidates so that they can take 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 are more than willing to help you set everything up, but you can also take the DELE Test when you return to your own country. We can also send you a list of examination centers near you or click here to find the nearest examination center to you. Some students prepare for the DELE Exam Abroad at Habla Ya Spanish Schools, and then take 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!
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Online Spanish Lessons

Start Before You Come and Continue at Home!
Habla Ya Online Spanish Lessons

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 studying Spanish with us, our Skype Spanish lessons offer you an alternative Spanish learning solution.

Besides the 1 to 1 Spanish lessons that you'll 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 experienced Spanish teacher provide you with Online Spanish Lessons over Skype.
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Part Time Crash Course for Residents

For an Exciting New Life!
Part Time Spanish Crash Course for New Residents in Latin America

This Spanish course is perfect for those who have relocated or retired in Panama City, Boquete or Bocas del Toro and want to be able to speak Spanish to have a better quality of life.

Students who sign up for this 10 week Spanish course (6 - 10 hours per week) usually do not have enough time to commit to a more intensive Spanish course due to their personal circumstances. Maybe you already live in Panama and your daily life already fills out most of your 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.

If you're planning in the near future to relocate to Central or South America and you're looking for a program to learn Spanish before making the big move, you'll 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'll get a lot more out of our Group 4 Course or an Intensive Course of Private Spanish Lessons, basically because you'll learn Spanish a lot faster (in less weeks and with fewer amount of class hours in total). It's been proven that 20 hours per week is generally what gets you making the most progress in those amount of class hours.

Learn Spanish if you live 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.

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Additional Spanish Courses

Spanish Courses for Specific Professions
Personalized Spanish Courses in Panama

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'll get the Spanish Language Course that you're looking for! It could be an Intensive Spanish Course, a Medical Spanish Course, Legal Spanish Classes, Spanish for Teachers, a Business Spanish Course or a Mini-Group for Couples traveling together, Spanish for construction, specialized vocabulary or a Spanish language skill related to a specific field.

Junior Spanish for Kids or Teenagers
Personalized Spanish Courses in Panama

Families traveling or relocating to Panama can benefit from Spanish lessons for their young children as well as Spanish for Teenagers. 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'll benefit from our experience!

We can also arrange Spanish lessons at your home, office or hotel in Panama City, 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 schools.
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