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
Accommodations
Guest house, Shared apartment

The students

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

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
Accommodations
Guest house, Shared apartment

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, etc..
ratings
65 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 EUR 190.-
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
Guest house, single room, no meals
Guest house, double room, no meals
2
380
1080
800
3
570
1620
1200
4
760
2160
1600
6
1140
3240
2400
8
1520
4320
3200
12
1920
6120
4440
Extra week (12+)
160
510
370
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 05.01 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 25.07 / 27.07 / 10.10 / 25.12.2018
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 270.-
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
Guest house, single room, no meals
Guest house, double room, no meals
1
270
620
480
2
540
1240
960
3
810
1860
1440
4
1080
2480
1920
6
1620
3720
2880
8
2160
4960
3840
12
2880
7080
5400
Extra week (12+)
240
590
450
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 05.01 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 25.07 / 27.07 / 10.10 / 25.12.2018
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 190.-
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
Guest house, single room, no meals
Guest house, double room, no meals
2
380
1080
800
3
570
1620
1200
4
760
2160
1600
6
1140
3240
2400
8
1520
4320
3200
12
1920
6120
4440
Extra week (12+)
160
510
370
All prices are in EUR.  
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 EUR 270.-
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
Guest house, single room, no meals
Guest house, double room, no meals
1
270
620
480
2
540
1240
960
3
810
1860
1440
4
1080
2480
1920
6
1620
3720
2880
8
2160
4960
3840
12
2880
7080
5400
Extra week (12+)
240
590
450
All prices are in EUR.  
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.) (01.10.2017-07.04.2018 / 17.06-25.08.18 / 02.12.2018-30.03.2019) 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.

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

Shared apartment, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, double room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, breakfast
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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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
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/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

65 students gave their opinion about this school

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)
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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)
Destination (2.7 / 5)
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Teaching (2.3 / 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)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (2 / 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)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« 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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Teaching (2.7 / 5)
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24 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Studentenresidenz befindet sich im selben Gebäude wie die Schule, sodass man sich die Anfahrt zur Schule erspart. Dadurch, dass man den ganzen Tag mit den anderen Studenten verbringt und zusammen isst, entsteht schnell eine nette Gemeinschaft und Freundschaften. Zudem liegt die Schule/Residenz mitten in der Altstadt, sodass alles sehr gut zu Fuß erreichbar ist. Die Schule organisiert viele Aktivitäten für ihre Schüler, die meisten davon kostenlos oder sehr günstig. Das Angebot kommt bei den Schülern sehr gut an und die Teilnehmerzahl ist hoch, sodass man schnell Leute kennen lernt und sich eine nette Gemeinschaft bildet.
4 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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« Ja, ich habe große Fortschritte erzielt. Ich kam (fast) ohne Vorkenntnisse an und nach meinem (insgesamt) 3-monatigen Aufenthalt konnte ich mich komplett auf Spanisch unterhalten und gut verstehen. »
School highlights
« Am Besten hat mir an der Schule gefallen, dass ich direkt in der Schule wohnen konnte und viele Aktivitäten organisiert wurden. Dadurch war es sehr leicht andere Schüler kennen zu lernen und es hat sich eine nette große Gemeinschaft unter den Schülern gebildet. »
Top tips
« Auf keinen Fall versäumt werden sollten Ausflüge zu Machupicchu und Titikaka-See, sowie Tanzkurse! »
25 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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45 years old - Austria
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (3 / 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), one 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.

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), one 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 proposes sports and cultural activities to allow you to visit «La Habana vieja», the numerous museums of the city and the places which have marked the island's history. Evenings out in the bars and cafés are proposed and meals among students are often organised. It is also possible to book excursions in order to head off on the discovery of the country. Organised over a full week, everything is put in place to allow you to visit the island according to a specific itinerary, to discover the main regions, their specialities and their places of interest. The accommodation and the evening meals are included in the price, in this way allowing you to make the most out of Cuba.

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