Spanish school in Cartagena: Nueva Lengua

From 215.- USD
approx 184.- EUR
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Key points

  • Location a stone’s throw from the Caribbean Sea
  • Large choice of sports and cultural activities
  • Small school with small groups

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
14 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
45 authentic opinions

The language school in Cartagena is ideally located in the historic centre, near Trinidad Square, in a beautiful colonial-style building. In the 6 bright classrooms, motivating professors teach Spanish with innovative methods. You will study in a group of 8 people maximum in order to facilitate a constant, stimulating language exchange. Common spaces include a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views, another terrace with a pergola (perfect for dance classes, offered by the school), and a swimming pool, where you will be able to meet the other international students for a refreshing break. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the whole building. Enjoy the friendly, relaxed environment and develop your Spanish skills!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 215.-
(about EUR 185.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
including a 15 minutes break
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
15 years
Schedule
10:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
215
455
2
390
830
3
520
1160
4
680
1520
6
1000
2240
8
1320
2960
12
1960
4400
16
2440
5680
24
2920
7760
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 08.01 / 19.03 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 04.06 / 11.06 / 02.07 / 20.07 / 07.08 / 20.08 / 15.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 08.12 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 225.-
(about EUR 194.-)
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
including a 15 minutes break
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
15 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
225
465
2
410
850
3
550
1190
4
720
1560
6
1060
2300
8
1400
3040
12
2080
4520
16
2600
5840
24
2920
7760
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 08.01 / 19.03 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 04.06 / 11.06 / 02.07 / 20.07 / 07.08 / 20.08 / 15.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 08.12 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course and volunteer

Elementary to Advanced, 4 - 24 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 720.-
(about EUR 621.-)
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
including a 15 minutes break (+ Volunteer work minimum twice a week)
Course duration
4 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
720
1560
6
1060
2300
8
1400
3040
12
2080
4520
16
2600
5840
24
2920
7760
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 08.01 / 19.03 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 04.06 / 11.06 / 02.07 / 20.07 / 07.08 / 20.08 / 15.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 08.12 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Spanish + Dance

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 225.-
(about EUR 194.-)
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes + 5 dance
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + dance Mon, Wed, Thur

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
410
850
4
720
1560
8
1400
3040
12
2080
4520
16
2600
5840
24
2920
7760
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 08.01 / 19.03 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 04.06 / 11.06 / 02.07 / 20.07 / 07.08 / 20.08 / 15.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 08.12 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

One-to-one tuition (15 lessons/week)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 400.-
(about EUR 345.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
14:00-17:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
760
1200
3
1120
1760
4
1480
2320
6
2200
3440
8
2920
4560
12
4360
6800
16
5800
9040
24
8680
13520
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 08.01 / 19.03 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 04.06 / 11.06 / 02.07 / 20.07 / 07.08 / 20.08 / 15.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 08.12 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

One-to-one tuition (20 lessons/week)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 500.-
(about EUR 431.-)
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
13:00-17:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
960
1400
3
1420
2060
4
1880
2720
6
2800
4040
8
3720
5360
12
5560
8000
16
7400
10640
24
11080
15920
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 08.01 / 19.03 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 04.06 / 11.06 / 02.07 / 20.07 / 07.08 / 20.08 / 15.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 08.12 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Due to specific visa requirements, it not possible to book stays of more than 24 weeks.

Options/Extras

Extra night with host family, half board 30 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 30 USD

Other accommodation options

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.

4.3/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

45 students gave their opinion about this school

25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Kolumbien ist grossartig. Land und Leute einfach toll... Klassengrösse war sehr unterschiedlich. Je nach Niveau. In einer Klasse waren 8Schüler, das ist zu viel. Andere waren nur zu zweit mit einem Lehrer..
4 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, February – April 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Wie überall hat es ziemlich viele Schweizer. Fand es schade, dass ich mit anderen deutschsprachigen in der Gastfamilie war. Die Schule fand ich aber super! Die Lehrer sind nett und motiviert und der Untericht war gut. Es herschte ein sehr gutes Klima in der Schule.
5 weeks, March – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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32 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr herzlich aufgenommen worden
4 weeks, April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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23 years old - Austria
/ 5
8 weeks, February – April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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18 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, January – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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60 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Im Stadtzentrum sicher, ausserhalb und am Strand (Bocagrande) nicht absolut. Gute Schule mit engagierten Lehrern. Ich kann die Schule empfehlen. Ich habe an verschiedenen Aktivitäten teilgenommen wie: Tanzkurs, Kochkurs, Ausflug Convento de Popa, Kajakfahren. Alles in allem sehr gut organisiert und gut durchgeführt.
2 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« In der Schule die Grammatik. Auf der "Strasse" vorallem durch das Sprechen mit den Leuten, die hier in Südamerika sehr offen sind. »
School highlights
« Die sehr gute und zentrale Lage. »
Top tips
« Der Ausflug zum Convento de Popa hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Insbesondere die Erläuterungen durch den Touristenführer. Selbst organisiert habe ich einen Ausflug auf die Isla Grande (schöne Strände) und zum Castillo San Felipe. »
24 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, January 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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52 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Prima, goede lessen en gezellige school
0 weeks, January 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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School highlights
« Kleinschalig, gezellig »

Testimonials

Shu Yang
Shu Yang
Nueva Lengua, Cartagena
Duration: 16 weeks

I have been living in Cartagena and studying Spanish for 3 weeks. I am happy to be able to spend time in this beautiful city. Every day, I go to the school to learn Spanish. I’ve significantly improved my language skills as I put everything I learn in class into practise with my friends and at home. My classmates are friendly and interesting. The teacher is intelligent and very nice, just like the other students. We usually go out together to party and make the most of Cartagena. Last week, we visited white sandy beaches, I loved it. Now I am a bit blue because some of my friends had to go back home, their stay was quite short. As for me, I’m staying here for another two or three months.

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Joleen Feuerstein
Joleen Feuerstein
Nueva Lengua, Cartagena
Duration: 4 weeks

It had been a few years since I wanted to go to Colombia and combining this project with a language stay seemed to be the best idea. I chose Cartagena because I wanted to go on holiday and the sea had to be part of the setting! When I arrived at the Nueva Lengua school I received a warm welcome and I was treated accordingly during my whole stay. The classes were very interesting, but also very entertaining and gripping. With the intensive course, you enjoy the first lesson best, as only one or two students attended most of the time. During my stay, I considerably improved my Spanish skills, due also to the fact that I lived with a very nice host family! In the afternoon, we had the choice between at least 3 various activities in which all the students participated – big fun guaranteed! The city of Cartagena offers a lot of attractions and it is the ideal point of departure for excursions on the weekend I can only warmly recommend the school and the city of Cartagena but one has to be aware that we are on the Caribbean coast of Colombia and that life here is filled with comfortable tranquillity.

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Tiziana Mombelli
Tiziana Mombelli
Nueva Lengua, Cartagena
Duration: 8 weeks

When I arrived in Cartagena, I felt lost and lonely. I therefore recommend all those who go on a linguistic stay to organise an airport transfer. Yet, I felt right away at home when I arrived in my host family. The mum of my host family is an extraordinary woman and I was very surprised to even find a private bathroom, only for me! The first day at school was very exciting and a bit chaotic, but there was a big improvement in the organisation during the first 8 weeks. The Nueva Lengua school was a good choice as it has constantly improved the critical points to develop in the right direction. The teachers are super qualified and help the students, in extracurricular areas as well. I strongly recommend going on a language trip to Cartagena, because it is a very safe destination with an excellent leisure offer. Women should nonetheless be wary of the charming Latinos who tend to exaggerate everything. In conclusion I can say that this was a wonderful experience for me and that I will do my next language stay with ESL again, the service, the price and the quality were perfect.

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Host family
Latin America is a dream location for learning Spanish in an environment which is a complete change of scenery. If you stay with a host family, you will have the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in the Colombian culture. The families are chosen carefully by our partner schools and are situated around 15 minutes from the language school. They offer accommodation in a single room with half-board. They take care of your laundry once a week and provide you with a house key to enable you to be totally independent.

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Discovering Cartagena and its surroundings during the outings planned by our partner school is an absolute must. Don’t miss the tour of the historic city, its ramparts, alleyways and other places of interest. As it is right beside the sea, you will also be able to enjoy its magnificent beaches, like those of the Corales del Rosario National Park and the Rosario Islands, which allow you to dive in and discover truly beautiful marine fauna. For a different type of excursion, you will be invited to slosh about in the mud baths of the Totumo Volcano at an altitude of only 30 metres above sea level! Cartagena and its surroundings are not to be missed.

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