Spanish school in Boquete: Habla Ya

Key points

  • Spanish school which perfectly combines friendliness and professionalism
  • Spanish course in small groups (max. 6 people)
  • Magnificent setting and stunning landscapes
  • Large choice of extra-curricular activities

The school

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

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
37 years
Nationality mix
United States, Germany, Canada, etc..

The first ever language school in Boquete, Habla Ya is located in a square where you will find everything you need: restaurants, cybercafé, bank... Located on the first floor of a building of neo-colonial architecture, the language centre has a multimedia centre and 17 classrooms organized in an informal and friendly manner, allowing maximum interaction between students. Light and well-ventilated, these rooms offer all the necessary comfort and an unspoilt view over the town and countryside. After your Spanish lessons, you will be able to enjoy the recreation room to relax, surf the internet with the Wifi connection, or participate in a free salsa or merengue course - unless you prefer to chat with your friends in the kitchen over a good local coffee!

During the high season and depending on the number of participants, the school offers extra classrooms close to the main course centre.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Airport transfer (David - Boquete included if homestay booked)

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 237.- EUR
(250.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
13:00-17:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
250 USD
575 USD
2
475 USD
1050 USD
3
695 USD
1520 USD
4
895 USD
1970 USD
6
1295 USD
2870 USD
8
1595 USD
3670 USD
12
2145 USD
5220 USD
16
2845 USD
6920 USD
24
4245 USD
10320 USD
Extra week (24+)
175 USD
425 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (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%)
20 USD
Tax (host family)
Placement fee (7%)
6 USD

Options

PLUS yoga, 5 lessons/week (per week) 54 USD
Laundry service (to be paid on site) (host family) (per week) 6 USD
Extra night (host family) 43 USD
Airport transfer from Panama City (pick-up)
To hotel in Panama City, to bus station (direction David) or to Albrook airport (direction David)
27 USD
Airport transfer from Panama City (pick-up)
To David (coach)
27 USD
Airport transfer from Panama City (pick-up)
To David (flight)
161 USD
Airport transfer from David (pick-up)
To Boquete
38 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 day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course, 20+10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 427.- EUR
(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
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 13:00-17:00
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
450 USD
775 USD
2
875 USD
1450 USD
3
1295 USD
2120 USD
4
1695 USD
2770 USD
6
2395 USD
3970 USD
8
3025 USD
5100 USD
12
4265 USD
7340 USD
16
5685 USD
9760 USD
24
8525 USD
14600 USD
Extra week (24+)
355 USD
605 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (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%)
249 USD
Tax (11+ weeks) (per extra week)
(7%)
25 USD
Tax (host family) (per week)
Host family (7%)
20 USD
Tax (host family)
Placement fee (7%)
6 USD

Options

PLUS yoga, 5 lessons/week (per week) 54 USD
Laundry service (to be paid on site) (host family) (per week) 6 USD
Extra night (host family) 43 USD
Airport transfer from Panama City (pick-up)
To hotel in Panama City, to bus station (direction David) or to Albrook airport (direction David)
27 USD
Airport transfer from Panama City (pick-up)
To David (coach)
27 USD
Airport transfer from Panama City (pick-up)
To David (flight)
161 USD
Airport transfer from David (pick-up)
To Boquete
38 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 day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday 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

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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

13 students gave their opinion about this school

30 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, March 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
25 years old - Austria
/ 5
3 weeks, January – February 2017
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Germany
/ 5
Boquete ist ein perfekter, sehr sicherer Ort für Naturliebhaber & Personen die ihren Sprachaufenthalt gerne etwas ruhiger angehen möchten. Nach 2 Wochen würde ich einen Ortwechsel empfehlen.
2 weeks, December 2016 – January 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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School highlights
« Kleine Gruppengröße »
Top tips
« Coffee-Tour in Boquete »
57 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, November 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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« Waren alle sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit »
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 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 (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Boquete est vraiment une chouette destination pour apprendre l'espagnol !Son seul défaut c'est d'être loin de la Suisse. Il y a principalement des américains et canadiens dans l'école, mais pas un problème, vu que ça m'a fait travailler une 2e langue étrangère! Le matériel de cours a été mis en place sur mesure pour chaque niveau par l'école et est super. Bons professeurs!J'ai eu la chance de tomber dans des petites classes, j'ai même eu 2 semaines sur les 4 de cours privés vu que j'étais la seule dans ce niveau! Excellent contact avec la famille, je me suis sentie tout à fait adoptée! Ils m'ont même emmenée faire des activités le w-e (piscine, visite de ville, ascension volcan..). La nourriture était bonne et équilibrée, mais énormément de graisse utilisée pour cuisiner. Tout est frit! Mais le problème n'est pas dans cette famille-là, c'est dans leur culture. Personnel très disponible et agréable!Beaucoup d'activités et excursions proposées, mais à des prix pas forcément avantageux et qualités des fois moins bonne que si on passe par une autre agence du village. (il y en a beaucoup!)
4 weeks, July – August 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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42 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Boquete eignet sich meines Erachtens besser für Erwachsene. Würde Bocas del Toro für Erwachsene für 1 Woche max. empfehlen, da sehr viele Jugendliche nicht nur im Ort sondern auch im Unterricht sind.
2 weeks, December 2013 – January 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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37 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, November 2013
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Italy
/ 5
5 weeks, March – April 2013
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Boquete ist eine sehr nette Kleinstadt und Habla Ya eine gute Schule. Empfehlenswert
3 weeks, October 2011
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school

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Host family in Boquete
Our language school in Boquete offers a programme of total immersion in Panamanian culture with accommodation in a host family. About 10 minutes away from the school on foot or 15 minutes by public transportation, you will have a private room with half board included. Above all, this accommodation option allows you to practise speaking Spanish in everyday situations, to discover how life is lived in the stunning Panama and to find out for yourself that the legendary Panamanian hospitality is more than just a legend!

Hotels in Boquete
For students who would like more independence, our language school offers some hotel options in Boquete. Please contact us for more information.

Boquete and its region offer numerous possibilities for exciting activities and adventures. Our partner school offers a large number of activities as part of its Ecotourism Programme, which allows you to combine any course with many outdoor activities. Nearby slopes are abound with rapids where you can go rafting. Adrenalin rush guaranteed! You will also be able to opt for more peaceful escapades, such as walks under the canopy of hundred-year-old forests, horse-riding or walking through the coffee plantations. Beach and water-sports devotees will without doubt find happiness with the Caribbean sea in the North and, in the South, the vast Pacific Ocean. An opportunity to bring home heaps of photos and magnificent memories!

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ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
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
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 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