Spanish school in Havana: Sprachcaffé Cuba

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Key points

  • City classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Central location in the residential district
  • Small school, favouring closeness

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodation
Guest house, Shared apartment

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, etc..
ratings
69 authentic opinions

Our partner school is situated in Miramar, a residential district of Havana, where there are also international companies, embassies as well as several nightclubs. The shops are only 5 minutes' walking distance away and the beach is accessible in a quarter of an hour by public transport. The school has 6 classrooms, a common room, a cafeteria and a nice terrace for you to relax and meet other students. In addition to the Spanish classes, the school also proposes dance lessons in a welcoming environment. Finally, a small Internet café offers you Internet access for a modest price.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 184.- GBP
(190.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:30-11:00 + 11:30-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Shared apartment, single room, breakfast
Guest house, single room, no meals
1
190 EUR
745 EUR
540 EUR
2
380 EUR
1490 EUR
1080 EUR
3
570 EUR
2235 EUR
1620 EUR
4
760 EUR
2980 EUR
2160 EUR
6
1140 EUR
4470 EUR
3240 EUR
8
1520 EUR
5960 EUR
4320 EUR
12
1920 EUR
8580 EUR
6120 EUR
Extra week (12+)
160 EUR
715 EUR
510 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 25.07 / 26.07 / 10.10 / 25.12 / 31.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 262.- GBP
(270.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-10:30 + 11:30-14:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Shared apartment, single room, breakfast
Guest house, single room, no meals
1
270 EUR
825 EUR
620 EUR
2
540 EUR
1650 EUR
1240 EUR
3
810 EUR
2475 EUR
1860 EUR
4
1080 EUR
3300 EUR
2480 EUR
6
1620 EUR
4950 EUR
3720 EUR
8
2160 EUR
6600 EUR
4960 EUR
12
2880 EUR
9540 EUR
7080 EUR
Extra week (12+)
240 EUR
795 EUR
590 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 25.07 / 26.07 / 10.10 / 25.12 / 31.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 300 EUR
Dance course (per week) (Salsa) 150 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (01.10.2018-27.04.2019 / 16.06-24.08.19 / 01.12.2018-27.04.2020) 70 EUR
Airport pick-up (Havana) 25 EUR

Dance course
After the Spanish classes, discover the intoxicating rhythms of the Cuban salsa, of reggaeton, tango or even the merengue and the bachata. The dance classes are given in the afternoon by experienced teachers, at a rate of two lessons of 45 minutes per day.

Other accommodation options

Guest house, double room, no meals
Shared apartment, double room, breakfast

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

3.7/5
Overall rating

83% of students recommending this school

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69 students gave their opinion about this school

57 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, January 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Kuba ist ein schönes und sehr intressantes Land. Die Kubaner sind im allgemeinen sehr freundlich und hilfsbereitAber man sollte sich bewusst und gefasst sein dass nicht immer alles so klappt wie geplant. Das macht dein Aufenthalt erst recht zu einem Abenteuer.Kuba ist nicht Europa! Miramar ist das Diplomatenviertel am Rande von Havanna, sehr ruhig, sicher und verhältnismässig gut gepflegt. Dauert halt immer ein bisschen um ins Zentrum zu gelangen. Durch die kleine Klassen profitiert man viel.Den Salsaunterricht am Nachmittag kann ich nur empfehlen. Macht super viel spass und man hat währen der ganzen Zeit den selben persönlichen Tanzlehrer. Auch für Männer geeignet ;)
3 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Host family)
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62 years old - Germany
/ 5
Ich kenne Kuba inzwischen ganz gut. Das xte mal dort gewesen. Leider sind meine Sprachkenntnisse nicht gut. Also deshalb wieder einmal ein Kurs. Zwei Wochen Standart waren für mich genau richtig. Auch schön, dass die Sprachschule ein ganzes Programm anderer Freizeitaktivitäten anbieten, die man nutzen kann. Die Schule ist übersichtlich und hat eine relativ geringe Anzahl Schüler. Ich schätze mal, dass zu dem Zeitpunkt meines Aufenthaltes im November ca. 15 bis 20 Schüler dort waren. Aufgeteilt in 3 bis 4 Klassen. Die Lehrer sind teilweise zumindest abgestellt/eingestellt aus der Schule Jose Marti. Ich kann diesmal nur meine Lehrerin beurteilen. In der ersten Woche waren wir 5 Teilnehmer, in der zweiten Woche nur 2. Das sind überschaubare und sehr intensive Schulstunden gewesen. Allerdings hat meine Lehrerin sehr den Schwerpunkt auf die verbale Kommunikation gelegt. Das ist zwar wichtig für die praktische Umsetzung des gelernten. Aber ich persönlich lerne halt besser wenn ich sowohl visuell (also Tafel, schreiben) als auch verbal gefordert werde. Das hat diesmal gefehlt. Die Schule ist aber nichtsdestotrotzgut und zuverlässig. Für jeden zu empfehlen der spanisch lernen oder vertiefen will. Vielleicht kann man ja die, wie heisst es "Didaktik und Methodik" nochmal checken.
2 weeks, November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Intensive Auseinandersetzung mit den Vergangenheitsformen und unregelmässigen Verben hat mir geholfen! Bin jetzt durchaus in der Lage schon die kurze Unterhaltungen zu folgen und zu führen. »
32 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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27 years old - Sweden
/ 5
Jag tyckte att kuba var fantastiskt MEN det är helt fel att skicka helt nybörjare på spanskakurs där då lärarna var grymma men dem kunde bara spanska , så för mig gav lektionerna inte så mycket och det hade vart bättre för mig och min resa att bara resa runt hade förmödligen lärt mig språket bättre eftersom jag var helt nybörjae så kunde jag inte förstå nått på lektionerna , så det måste ni bli tydligare med när ni skickar folk till kuba på spårkkurs inget för helt helt nybörjare. Jag rekommenderar det skarpt för dem som har lite erfarenhet av spanska lörare är kanon trevlig men jag avråder alla helt nybörjare att gå på kurs på kuba . Skulle rekommendera den för erfarna spanska elver men kanske bara en vecka och sen resa runt i landet .
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
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« Ja men det jag lärde mig mest var via guesthousen och resorna , »
Top tips
« Förbaskat trevliga människor »
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Das Team war zwar verfügbar, hatte aber oft nicht wirklich eine Ahnung, da der Schulleiter zu der Zeit in den Ferien war, als ich ankam. Trotzdem wurden alle Anliegen aufgenommen und bearbeitet und man tat sein Möglichstes, um alle Fragen zu beantworten. Leider wurde in der letzten Woche nicht all zu viel angeboten, da der Interimsschulleiter nichts organisiert hat, ausser den Ausflug zum Strand, der jede Woche stattfindet.
3 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (1 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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« Ja, ich habe Fortschritte erzielt. Das lag aber weniger an der Schule, als an der Reise, die ich unternommen habe. Fortschritte habe ich vor allem im Tanzen (Salsa) gemacht, da der persönliche Lehrer wirklich gut war. »
School highlights
« Die Salsakurse waren sehr gut, wenn auch der Platz auf Grund der vielen Teilnehmer etwas beschränkt war. »
Top tips
« Ein Ausflug an den Strand von Varadero sollte unbedingt dazugehören, wenn man Strände liebt. Ein Wochenende (oder länger) in Vinales ist auf Grund der Landschaft ein absolutes Muss. »
24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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66 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Wenn man sich für einen Sprachaufenthalt in Havanna entscheidet muss man auch die Erwartungshaltung ein wenig anpassen. Ich (67) habe mich richtig wohlgefühlt. Für mein Alter (67) war das Tempo zu hoch. Trotzdem, als wirklicher Anfänger habe ich profitiert und konnte mich in Kuba durchschlagen. Unsere Lehrerin war ohne Abstriche einfach super. Wetterbedingt wurde das Programm immer wieder über den Haufen geworfen. Mit persönlicher Flexibilität war das aber kein Problem.
2 weeks, June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Von 2 Wochen kann man keine Wunder erwarten »
School highlights
« Gute Lehrerin. Saubere Schule mit einfacher Infrastruktur »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Cuba ist ein wunderschönes Land; im speziellen die Stadt Havana. Die Locals mega nett und hilfsbereit, auf jeden Fall meistens.
6 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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« Sehr tolle Atmosphäre in der Schule. Der Schulleiter Sergio ist sehr hilfsbereit, freundlich, lustig, etc. Der Salsakurs war für mich das beste. Super tolle Tanzlehrer...... Einfach genial. »
Top tips
« Salsakurs! »
63 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, February 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
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Testimonials

Cadiccia Maria Waldburger
Cadiccia Maria Waldburger
Sprachcaffe Cuba, Havana
Duration: 4 weeks

I had wanted to go for a several-week trip to Cuba for a long time. When I could afford it, I contacted ESL, about which I had got very positive feedback. My wishes, hopes and expectations were totally fulfilled. My host family was really nice, the lessons varied and there were a lot of leisure activities. Since it was my first trip, I needed tremendous support from the agency, which ESL provided me with. For any question, I could contact the person in charge of my file by email or telephone and I was always given expert advice.

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Kathryn-Jane Müller-Griffiths
Kathryn-Jane Müller-Griffiths
Sprachcaffé Cuba, Havana
Duration: 3 weeks

Cigar, coffee … In Cuba, you do things that you don’t usually do. You go out of your comfort zone to discover a new world and find yourself simultaneously.

Although I visited beautiful countries such as Jordan, Egypt and Cambodia, Cuba is the one I liked the most. It is not always easy to face the poverty and frustration of Cubans for whom life is difficult but I was dazzled by their joy of living, which they express through their dances. Music follows you everywhere and whenever you hear Afro-Caribbean sounds, there is dancing. Everyone at the school shared a common passion for salsa. The Spanish classes gave us the opportunity to meet other students, but I found the teaching methods to be a bit old fashioned. There was a good atmosphere at the school thanks to the salsa classes and the efforts of Sergio, the instructor and organiser. I would not say that everything was perfect but the new experiences and friendships remain unforgettable.

I hope to go back to Cuba as soon as possible. In the meantime, I continue taking Spanish and salsa lessons and I keep in touch with my friends of all ages and nationalities who share the same passion as me – dancing.

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Shared apartments
Located in a residential complex in the Miramar district, these comfort apartments are entirely air-conditioned and cleaned regularly. Each apartment consists of two bedrooms for one or two people (with 1 double bed or 2 twin beds) with private bathroom, a living room, a fully fitted kitchenette and a terrace or a balcony. Studios are also available on request. Facilities include a TV, a telephone, a safe (extra cost) and a hair dryer. Bedlinen and towels are provided but please bring your own beach towels. Students can access the internet in the lobby of the hotel for 6 CUC per hour. The residential complex offers a wealth of leisure facilities (some at an extra cost) allowing you to enjoy relaxing and convivial moments with the other students from all over the world, including swimming pools, gardens, restaurants and bars, a cafeteria, a gym, beach volleyball courts, sauna, tennis courts and even a small private beach! You will find a shopping centre only 50 metres away from the hotel and a taxi ride to the city centre will cost you 10 CUC. Getting to the school is easy: a bus service to/from the residence is offered free of charge by the school.

Guesthouse
This option is ideal for budget-conscious students. 20 minutes’ walk to the school, you will stay in a single or double bedroom and share the bathroom with the other residents. Weekly housekeeping is provided. Bedlinen is provided but bath towels are not. The closest supermarket is located 10 minutes’ walk away and the beach is 3.6 kilometres away.

The school offers sports and cultural activities that allow you to visit “La Habana Vieja”, the city’s numerous museums and the places which have marked the island's history. Enjoy evenings out in the bars and cafés and meals with your fellow students at local restaurants organised by the school. For an extra cost, you can enjoy exciting and authentic Cuban activities like salsa dancing classes, Cuban drumming lessons and even scuba diver courses!

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