Spanish school in Panama City: Habla Ya

Key points

  • Exceptional destination with many attractions
  • Experienced school, small classes, family atmosphere
  • Varied mix of nationalities
  • Excellent free-time options

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
37 years
Nationality mix
United States, Germany, Switzerland, etc..

Ideally located between the El Carmen and Cangrejo neighbourhoods surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops and parks, this language school in Panama City offers ideal learning conditions near public transport. On the first floor of a modern building with 11 spacious, air-conditioned classrooms, you will learn Spanish from skilled teachers with years of experience in teaching foreign students. They encourage constant interaction, which is the basis of dynamic language study. The lessons are held in mini-groups (max. 6 participants), which allows for fast progress. The reception of the school is open 7 days a week and there is free Wi-Fi. This is your chance to learn Spanish in a warm, family atmosphere.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Diploma or certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 204.- GBP
(250.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
14:00-18:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
B&B Panama House residence, single room, breakfast
1
250 USD
625 USD
485 USD
2
475 USD
1150 USD
940 USD
3
695 USD
1670 USD
1375 USD
4
895 USD
2170 USD
1780 USD
6
1295 USD
3170 USD
2623 USD
8
1595 USD
4070 USD
3365 USD
12
2145 USD
5820 USD
4800 USD
16
2845 USD
7720 USD
6385 USD
24
4245 USD
11520 USD
9555 USD
Extra week (24+)
175 USD
475 USD
397 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Tax (1 week)
Standard course (7%)
18 USD
Tax (2 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
34 USD
Tax (3 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
49 USD
Tax (4 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
63 USD
Tax (5 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
77 USD
Tax (6 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
91 USD
Tax (7 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
102 USD
Tax (8 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
112 USD
Tax (9 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
119 USD
Tax (10 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
126 USD
Tax (11+ weeks) (per extra week)
Standard course (7%)
13 USD
Tax (host family) (per week)
Host family (7%)
21 USD
Tax (host family)
Placement fee (7%)
6 USD
Tax (residence) (1 week)
10%
24 USD
Tax (residence) (2 weeks)
10%
47 USD
Tax (residence) (3 weeks)
10%
68 USD
Tax (residence) (4 weeks)
10%
89 USD
Tax (residence) (5+ weeks) (per extra week)
10%
16 USD

Options

Laundry service (to be paid on site) (host family) (per week) 6 USD
Airport transfer (pick-up)
08:00 - 17:30
49 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 09.01 / 25.02 / 10.04 / 01.05 / 10.11 / 25.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
03.11.2020 - 04.11.2020

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

Combined course, 20+5 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 286.- GBP
(350.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 55 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 14:00-18:00
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Options specific on-to-one course: Medical Spanish, Spanish for lawyers, DELE exam preparation, Business Spanish, or anything else you need.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
B&B Panama House residence, single room, breakfast
1
350 USD
725 USD
585 USD
2
675 USD
1350 USD
1140 USD
3
995 USD
1970 USD
1675 USD
4
1275 USD
2550 USD
2160 USD
6
1875 USD
3750 USD
3203 USD
8
2355 USD
4830 USD
4125 USD
12
3305 USD
6980 USD
5960 USD
16
4405 USD
9280 USD
7945 USD
24
6605 USD
13880 USD
11915 USD
Extra week (24+)
275 USD
575 USD
497 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Tax (1 week)
7%
25 USD
Tax (2 weeks)
7%
48 USD
Tax (3 weeks)
7%
70 USD
Tax (4 weeks)
7%
90 USD
Tax (5 weeks)
7%
111 USD
Tax (6 weeks)
7%
132 USD
Tax (7 weeks)
7%
150 USD
Tax (8 weeks)
7%
165 USD
Tax (9 weeks)
7%
181 USD
Tax (10 weeks)
7%
193 USD
Tax (11+ weeks) (per extra week)
7%
20 USD
Tax (host family) (per week)
Host family (7%)
21 USD
Tax (host family)
Placement fee (7%)
6 USD
Tax (residence) (1 week)
10%
24 USD
Tax (residence) (2 weeks)
10%
47 USD
Tax (residence) (3 weeks)
10%
68 USD
Tax (residence) (4 weeks)
10%
89 USD
Tax (residence) (5+ weeks) (per extra week)
10%
16 USD

Options

Laundry service (to be paid on site) (host family) (per week) 6 USD
Airport transfer (pick-up)
08:00 - 17:30
49 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 09.01 / 25.02 / 10.04 / 01.05 / 10.11 / 25.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
03.11.2020 - 04.11.2020

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

Combined course, 20+10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 368.- GBP
(450.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 55 minutes
+ General (private): 10 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 14:00-18:00
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Options specific on-to-one course: Medical Spanish, Spanish for lawyers, DELE exam preparation, Business Spanish, or anything else you need.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
B&B Panama House residence, single room, breakfast
1
450 USD
825 USD
685 USD
2
875 USD
1550 USD
1340 USD
3
1295 USD
2270 USD
1975 USD
4
1695 USD
2970 USD
2580 USD
6
2395 USD
4270 USD
3723 USD
8
3025 USD
5500 USD
4795 USD
12
4265 USD
7940 USD
6920 USD
16
5685 USD
10560 USD
9225 USD
24
8525 USD
15800 USD
13835 USD
Extra week (24+)
355 USD
655 USD
577 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Tax (1 week)
7%
32 USD
Tax (2 weeks)
7%
62 USD
Tax (3 weeks)
7%
91 USD
Tax (4 weeks)
7%
119 USD
Tax (5 weeks)
7%
144 USD
Tax (6 weeks)
7%
168 USD
Tax (7 weeks)
7%
189 USD
Tax (8 weeks)
7%
212 USD
Tax (9 weeks)
7%
231 USD
Tax (10 weeks)
7%
285 USD
Tax (11+ weeks) (per extra week)
7%
25 USD
Tax (host family) (per week)
Host family (7%)
21 USD
Tax (host family)
Placement fee (7%)
6 USD
Tax (residence) (1 week)
10%
24 USD
Tax (residence) (2 weeks)
10%
47 USD
Tax (residence) (3 weeks)
10%
68 USD
Tax (residence) (4 weeks)
10%
89 USD
Tax (residence) (5+ weeks) (per extra week)
10%
16 USD

Options

Laundry service (to be paid on site) (host family) (per week) 6 USD
Airport transfer (pick-up)
08:00 - 17:30
49 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 09.01 / 25.02 / 10.04 / 01.05 / 10.11 / 25.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
03.11.2020 - 04.11.2020

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

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

14 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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46 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, February – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
26 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
42 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, February – March 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (2.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
Beeindruckendes und sicheres Land Schön und gut organisiert Gut Gute Familie
2 weeks, March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe mein gesprochenes Spanisch verbessert. »
66 years old - Germany
/ 5
War sehr wertvoll für mich! Das Panama House B&B ist ein sehr guter Platz für Studenten. Die drei Standorte in Panama sind sehr unterschiedlich, aber auch sehr interessant! Ich hatte diesesmal nicht Zeit alle 3 Standorte zu besuchen, ich werde es aber vielleicht in einem Jahr machen! Ich war bei den Guna Indianern im Südteil von Panama (Atlantikseite) auf verschiedenen Inseln.
2 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Dadurch, dass wir nur 2 Personen waren, war der Unterricht sehr intensiv. »
School highlights
« Sehr gute Lehrer! »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Wir hatten am Nachmittag von 14.00-18.00 Uhr Unterricht. Ich hätte es besser gefunden am Morgen Unterricht zu haben. Denn wenn wir jeweils etwas unternommen haben, mussten wir um 14.00 Uhr wieder zurück sein. Und viele Touristenattraktionen wie zum Beispiel Museen öffneten meist erst um 10.00 Uhr. Der Standort war super, denn wir wohnten im B&B Panama House. Das war praktisch gegenüben und auch die Metrostation Via Argentina war nur etwa sieben Minuten zu Fuss erreichbar.Die Klassenräume waren etwas klein und extrem klimatisiert. Wir mussten jeweils Socken und einen dicken Pullover mitnehmen. Die Pause verbrachten wir jeweils draussen;)Die meisten Schüler kamen von Amerika, Deutschland oder der Schweiz. Das war etwas schade. Oft war das Freizeitangebot nur etwas essen oder trinken zu gehen. Das finde ich in einer Stadt wie Panama City etwas mager. Die Lehrer trigen sich oft ein und man konnte auch viele Touren über die Schule buchen.
2 weeks, November 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Sehr freundlich, kollegial und unkompliziert. »
Top tips
« Salsalektionen! »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, November 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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School highlights
« Die Angestellten sind sehr nett und immer bereit dir zu helfen. »
23 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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Host family
A family from Panama will welcome you with open arms and host you in a single room in their home. This is a unique opportunity to dive into the local culture and practise Spanish on a daily basis. You will learn more about the customs of your hosts in an authentic atmosphere. Choose from breakfast only or half-board. The communal areas are shared with your hosts. The host families live near the school, either within walking distance or a short ride away by public transport.

B&B Panama House
Right in front of the school, this bed and breakfast offers single rooms (single or double bed), double rooms (double bed, only available for students travelling together) and rooms with 3 to 6 beds. Some single rooms offer a private bathroom while others share bathrooms. All rooms include a wardrobe, air conditioning, a TV and safe. You will receive a generous breakfast every morning and be able to cook in the large kitchen at any time of day. Other facilities include washing machines/dryers, computers, a TV lounge, terrace, barbecue area in the garden and free Wi-Fi throughout. Independence and a social atmosphere are at the heart of this very popular accommodation option.
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B&B Panama House

General information

B&B Panama House is a cozy hostel located right across the street from our Spanish school. As an Habla Ya Spanish student, you couldn't wish for a more convenient location, and just as with our Spanish school, you'll benefit from being within a stone's throw of Panama City's heart, yet on a road that is quieter than the main avenues of the City.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
1 minute
Means of transportation:
On foot
Walking distance to public transport:
10 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
15 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 14:00
Saturday until 11:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan
Breakfast

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Outside
Cafeteria
Open all day. 6 USD / meal
Shared kitchen
Fridge and stove.
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Free access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
2
: 0 m2/ : 5 m2
Shared bathroom
Twin
2
: 0 m2/ : 6 m2
Shared bathroom
Shared room
2
: 0 m2/ : 16 m2
Dorms for 4-6 people. Private bathroom
Double
3
: 0 m2/ : 6 m2
Private bathroom
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
In shared bedrooms, 1 bathroom per 6 students
Shared showers
In shared bedrooms, 1 bathroom per 6 students
Cleaning
daily
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Free access
Cable internet access
Floor
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

In Panama City, every day is a party! Once the lessons are over, explore your host city and its many attractions. With the other students from all over the world, you can set off to explore the lush countryside or the glorious beaches (both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts are within easy reach). You can also learn to dance with style by moving to salsa, merengue or pindín rhythms with the locals. One of the most popular attractions of all lies right at your fingertips: the visitors’ centre and museum of the Panama Canal will tell you all about the epic history of the construction, an astonishing feat of engineering. Also discover the brand new Frank Gehry Bio Museum, a 4,000m² exhibition space and botanical park that was commissioned to highlight Panama's natural wonders and its role as a geological bridge between two continents. Back in the town centre, enjoy countless shopping options and opportunities for sport while discovering the resolutely laid-back local lifestyle.

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Special offers
Save on the price of courses in Panama in 2019

Save on the price of courses in Panama in 2019

Book a course in one of our Habla Ya partner schools in Panama CityBoquete or Bocas del Toro and take advantage of these amazing offers:

- 20% discount on the price of the course if you book by 30.09.2019
- 15% discount on the price of the course if you book by 31.10.2019
- 10% discount on the price of the course if you book by 30.11.2019

Conditions:

- Offer valid for all courses starting in 2020

To find out more or to take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 16.09.2019
Save on the course price in Panama

Save on the course price in Panama

Book a course in one of our Habla Ya partner schools in Panama City, Boquete or Bocas del Toro and take advantage of this amazing offer:

- Book 3 weeks or more and get 1extra week for free

Conditions:

- Offer valid for courses starting between 16.09.19 and 16.12.19
- Offer not valid for private courses
- Minimum stay: 3 weeks

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 16.09.2019