Group 4 Spanish Course | Spanish Lessons in Small Groups

Group lessons at Habla Ya Spanish Schools

Our most popular Spanish Course...

Do you really want to learn Spanish quickly & effectively?

  • Group 4 Course Format: 4 hours of group lessons each day. Maximum of 6 students per class.
  • Group 4 PLUS: an even more intense & personalized course. Add extra hours of private lessons every day.
  • Class Schedule: group Spanish classes are held from Monday to Friday between 8 am - 12 pm, with a 20 minute break after the first two sessions (55 minute sessions) or between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (in Panama City we start and end an hour later).
  • Start Dates: beginner groups start on almost every Monday throughout the year. Students who already know some Spanish can start on ANY MONDAY throughout the year.
  • Rates: $175 - $275 p/week, $9.25 - $13.75 p/hour.
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You can complete all of our six (6) Spanish levels in Panama City, Boquete or in Bocas del Toro. You can start your Spanish course at any of our Spanish schools and continue at any other one. At our three locations (beach, mountain and city) you can obtain college credit when you join our Group 4 Spanish Course. Our Group 4 PLUS 2 Course is Bildungsurlaub approved for all levels. When considering how many weeks to sign up for, take into account that each of our first three levels (A1, A2, B1) can be completed in an average of 60 hours of lessons each (3 weeks each when having 20 hours of lessons per week), our fourth and fifth levels (B2, C1) in 100 hours each (5 weeks), and our sixth level (C2) in an average of 400 hours more (to be just like a native). When you join a Spanish Immersion Program you usually complete each level 10 to 25% faster. We will always make a professional suggestion based on your Spanish level, on how far you want to advance and on how fast you want to get there. To see what you'll be able to do upon completing each level you can visit our level system section and if you already know some Spanish, please remember to complete our Placement Test.

Group 4 Spanish Course Format

4 Hours of Group Lessons Per/Day
In our Group 4 course there is a maximum of 6 students per group, although the average is between 3 - 4 students

Group 4 is the most popular Spanish course offered at Habla Ya Panama Spanish Schools and is comprised of 20 hours of group Spanish lessons per week with the option of taking additional private Spanish classes. Students have 4 hours of group Spanish classes each day either in the morning or in the afternoon.

Max of 6 Students of the Same Level p/Class

There is a maximum of 6 students per class, although the average amount of students in the classroom is usually between 3 and 4. As groups are small, students always receive the personalized attention required to learn Spanish.

Even though it's unlikely to happen, if there isn't another student of your exact same level and you have signed up to have group lessons, it doesn't matter: you'll have the teacher all for yourself, for the same 4 hours (we won't reduce your amount of hours like other Spanish schools do). If for any reason you would like to limit your class size to two or three students (couples or groups of friends traveling together), you can sign up for Mini Group lessons.

Groups are arranged according to students' Spanish levels ensuring that classmates will have a very similar degree of communicative proficiency. If you know some Spanish, even a small amount, you're required to fill out our Online Placement Test before starting your language course. Upon arrival to our Spanish schools in Boquete, Panama City and Bocas del Toro, students also have a short oral interview with one of our teachers to confirm each student's exact Spanish level. In this way student's oral expression and listening comprehension skills are taken into account as well as their reading and writing skills.

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"Students who remain silent in groups of ten or more will contribute actively to discussions when the size of the group is reduced to five or three." Nunan, 1999
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Group 4 PLUS

Option to Add Extra Private Lessons
A few private lessons are the perfect complement for our Group 4 course if you want to get the most out of your Spanish course

For those seeking a more intensive Spanish course or an even more personalized one, the Group 4 PLUS Spanish course adds 1 or 2 extra hours of Private Spanish classes per day to the standard 4 hours of Spanish classes in group that students normally have each day.

In these extra hours you'll be able to focus on whatever you want to. For example, you can work even more on your conversational Spanish skills or on certain grammar topics, take your time to prepare for the DELE exam, study Medical Spanish, or Spanish for Business, work on a certain area that is more difficult for you, talk about the Latin American culture, etc.

By having 5 or 10 extra hours of private lessons per week you'll also be able to move along faster through our level system.

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Group 4 PLUS 1 adds 1 extra hour of private Spanish classes to the 4 standard hours of Spanish group lessons that students normally have each day and Group 4 PLUS 2 adds 2 extra hours of private Spanish lessons. Private lessons are 1 on 1: just the teacher with one student.
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Class Schedule

Morning or Afternoon Sessions
Group CLASSES AT HABLA YA Language Center in Boquete, Panama

Group Spanish classes in Bocas del Toro are mostly held from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., with a 20 minute break after the first two sessions (55 minute sessions). In Boquete, group lessons are normally scheduled between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., and in Panama City between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

During the rainy season in Boquete and in Panama City, it is more likely to rain in the afternoons, and this is why we tend to schedule Spanish lessons in the afternoons so that students can enjoy outdoor activities during the mornings. In Bocas del Toro it is the opposite: during the rainy season it's more probable to rain in the mornings and this is why the schedule in Bocas is the other way around. Time slots will be assigned according to teacher availability.

During high season (January - March, June - August), as our schools get quite full, schedules are arranged according to what is possible.

For those students who sign up for our Group 4 PLUS Spanish course we schedule their additional private Spanish lessons to take place during the other half of the day in which they are not having their group classes. For example, if a student is having group lessons in the afternoon, then his or her extra private Spanish lessons can take place between 8:00 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. or between 10:10 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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The schedule for group lessons also depends on each student's Spanish level. During certain times of the year, groups for specific levels may only be available during the mornings or during the afternoons. Students will be emailed their final schedule during the week prior to their arrival.
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Start Dates

Plenty of Start Dates Year-Round
Beginner groups start their language course on the first Monday of each month. Students who know some Spanish can start on almost any Monday

For those students who don't know any Spanish, beginner groups usually start on every Monday of each month (but there are exceptions).

You can see dates below.

Students who ALREADY KNOW SOME SPANISH can start their Group 4 Spanish course on ANY MONDAY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR as long as they SIGN UP IN ADVANCE!

If you know some Spanish, even a little bit, please remember to also complete our PLACEMENT TEST.

STUDENTS WHO ALREADY KNOW SOME SPANISH can start their Group 4 Spanish course on ANY MONDAY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR as long as they SIGN UP IN ADVANCE!

2016 Start Dates for Beginners
January February March April May June July August September October November December
4, 11, 18, 25 1, 15, 22, 29 7, 14, 21, 28 4, 11, 18, 25 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 6, 13, 20, 27 4, 11, 28, 25 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5, 12, 19, 26 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 7, 14, 21, 29 5, 12, 19, 26

2017 Start Dates for Beginners
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2, 10, 16, 23, 30 6, 13, 20 6, 13, 20, 27 3, 10, 17, 24 2, 8, 15, 22, 29 5, 12, 19, 26 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 7, 14, 21, 28 4, 11, 18, 25 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 6, 13, 20 4, 11, 18, 26

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STUDENTS WHO ALREADY KNOW SOME SPANISH may start their Group 4 course on ANY MONDAY throughout the year depending on group availability for their level. If you know some Spanish, not necessarily having reached an Intermediate or Advanced Spanish level, please fill out our Placement Test to make sure you're placed in the best level for you.
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Rates

DON'T MISS OUT: CURRENT PROMOTIONS, CONTESTS, NEWS AND DISCOUNTS!!!
  1. End of Year Special: Book 3 Weeks or More and Get 1 Week For FREE during September, October, November and December CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...
  2. Early Bird Promotion: Up to 25% Discount OFF 2018 Spanish Courses: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...
  3. Volunteer / Work Exchange: Permaculture Expert Needed in Bocas del Toro: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...
  4. How to Book a Dirt Cheap Flight to Panama? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...

From $9.25 - $13.75 Per/Hour (click here for PRICE CHART...)

The rate per hour depends on the amount of hours you book. More hours = lower rate per hour.

Our Group 4 course is for students that are really serious about learning Spanish fast and effectively.

Below you'll find the prices for the following Spanish courses:

At Habla Ya we know it's not easy to pay for something that you haven't seen, in a far distant country, miles and miles away, so you can save your spot with just a $99 deposit and PAY THE REST UPON ARRIVAL! After you Sign Up & Register!, we'll confirm your booking details via email and send you a secure link to reserve your spot. Your $99 deposit will count towards tuition - Spanish lessons, or in case of "no-show" or cancellation within 1 week of start date, will be considered a cancellation fee. Just as most small businesses, we're greatly impacted by last minute cancellations, as it's difficult to assign your spot to someone else, so please let us know asap if your plans change and we'll reimburse your $99 if you let us know with at least 7 days in advance of your start date.

Rates for Group 4 Spanish Lessons
Amount of weeks more weeks means lower rate per/week...
Type of Course 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Each Extra Week
Group 4 $275 $495 $725 $950 $1175 $1350 $1495 $1650 $1755 $1850 $175
Group 4 PLUS 1 $375 $695 $1025 $1325 $1595 $1925 $2175 $2395 $2595 $2795 $275
Group 4 PLUS 2 $475 $895 $1325 $1695 $2125 $2450 $2725 $3075 $3355 $3595 $355

Prices are in US Dollars.


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Please note that there is no separate registration fee for our Spanish courses. A $99 deposit, which goes toward your tuition, is required to secure your spot after you Sign Up & Register. Rates include: registration, level test, class materials and handouts, wifi internet connection at the school, certain cultural & social activities and access to all of the school's facilities. A textbook for your level is included when you sign up for at least 20 hours of lessons, and a course certificate is included when you sign up and attend for at least 60 hours of lessons. Any of our six textbooks (for our six levels) can also be purchased for $25 USD.
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