Spanish Courses in Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena, a port city located in Colombia’s northern coast, is the country’s most visited city. Cartagena, a city of 975,000, provides a very secure and welcoming atmosphere for all its travelers, who often describe the experience as feeling “at home” when walking through the cobbled streets of the city. The walled Old Town by the sea with its fortresses and colonial architecture, full of colorful buildings and town squares, makes Cartagena a prime cultural destination.
With a tropical climate year around (average temperature of 80° F), it is a sunny and warm destination with a Caribbean lifestyle.
The TransCaribe Mass Transit system innagurated in 2015 makes getting around extremely easy.
Spanish Courses at Centro Catalina Cartagena
The Centro Catalina Spanish School is in the heart of Cartagena’s Old Town, only one block away from the Fernández de Madrid Park and the famous Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel. It is located in one of the safest places of Cartagena.
The school occupies a renovated typical colonial house. It offers a pleasant space with six classrooms, reception area and lobby, a nice cafeteria and an internal open-air garden. Free Internet Wireless access is available throughout the building. A small library with books and audiovisual material is available for student use.
Centro Catalina’s Spanish teachers are all Colombian natives, very dynamic, motivated, and professional. The Centro Catalina team is well prepared to offer students a high-quality Spanish educational and cultural experience. All teachers are qualified university graduates, motivated, and experienced. We choose our Spanish teachers not only based on their qualifications but also for their personality. Teaching staff and administrators meet on a regular basis to optimize the school’s methodology and improve services.
The Spanish courses are a dynamic, multicultural mix of students of all ages from all over the world including Australia, United States, Canada, Holland, Switzerland and Germany. Although the majority of our students are young adults, aged between 18- 35, we believe it’s never too late to start learning Spanish, and mature students are more than welcome to join us.
Class sizes are small, with an average of 5-6 students per classroom (maximum 8), thus maximizing the learning potential of every 50-minute class. Each course is divided into six different levels, from beginners (A1) to advanced (C2).
Students can also opt to take private afternoon classes, where the professor will provide a personalized program that focuses on their needs. Private classes also give students the opportunity to focus on specific issues such as business or medical Spanish.
Centro Catalina also offers Spanish Courses in Cartagena, Colombia. Students may combine courses at both locations.
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Centro Catalina – Spanish Courses in Cartagena, Colombia
Minimum enrollment age: 18. Prices include registration fee, number of lessons as listed below, language level testing on arrival, certificate of completion on departure, and three cultural activities per week. Each lesson is 50 minutes long.
Spanish Courses offered in Cartagena:
Standard Spanish Course: 20 Spanish Lessons per week. Maximum of 8 students per class (average 5-6). Course consists of 20 lessons per week (4 Spanish lessons per day from 9:00 AM to 12:40 PM, Monday through Friday). All levels from Beginner to Advanced.
Intensive Spanish Course: 30 Spanish Lessons per week. Maximum of 8 students per class (average 5-6). Course consists of 20 Spanish lessons per week (6 Spanish lessons per day from 9:00 AM to 12:40 PM and from 2:00 PM to 3:40 PM, Monday through Friday). All levels from Beginner to Advanced.
Combination Spanish Course +5: 25 lessons per week. Combination of the Standard Spanish Course (20 group lessons per week) PLUS 5 private lessons per week. Course consists of 25 lessons per week: 4 Spanish lessons per day from 9:00 AM to 12:40 PM Monday through Friday, and one private lesson during the afternoon each day. All levels from Beginner to Advanced.
Combination Spanish Course +10: 30 lessons per week. Combination of the Standard Spanish Course (20 group lessons per week) PLUS 10 private lessons per week. Course consists of 30 lessons per week: 4 Spanish lessons per day from 9:00 AM to 12:40 PM Monday through Friday, and two private lessons during the afternoon each day. All levels from Beginner to Advanced.
Private Spanish Courses: 10, 20 or 30 private Spanish lessons per week, One-to-one Spanish Language Training, all levels from Beginner to Advanced. With private lessons the content of the course as well as the tempo is personalized according to the student‘s needs and wishes. Therefore students are afforded the maximum amount of flexibility and individual support. Private Spanish courses start every Monday for all levels from Beginner to Advanced.
Spanish Courses in Cartagena – Prices 2019 and 2020:
All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures.
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Six weeks||Eight weeks||Twelve weeks||Extra weeks|
|Standard Spanish Course||$299||$518||$747||$976||$1,374||$1,812||$2,688||$219|
|Intensive Spanish Course||$359||$638||$927||$1,216||$1,734||$2,292||$3,408||$279|
|StandardPLUS 5 Spanish Course - Group plus Private||$379||$678||$978||$1,296||$1,854||---||---||$299|
|Intensive PLUS 10 Spanish Course - Group plus Private||$459||$838||$1,227||$1,616||---||---||---||$379|
|Private Spanish Course - 10 lessons per week||$340||$620||---||---||---||---||---||$280|
|Private Spanish Course - 20 lessons per week||$550||$1,040||---||---||---||---||---||$490|
|Private Spanish Course - 30 lessons per week||$670||$1,280||---||---||---||---||---||$610|
All prices include Centro Catalina enrollment fees
Starting Dates – Centro Catalina Cartagena Spanish Courses: Courses for ALL levels start every Monday. Notes: When a holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on Tuesday.
Centro Catalina Cartagena Holidays 2019: 1 January, 19 April, 1 May, 25 December. The school will be open during all other Colombian holidays. Classes lost due to public holidays are not made up.
Centro Catalina Cartagena Holidays 2020: 1 January, 10 April, 1 May, 7 August, 25 December. The school will be open during all other Colombian holidays. Classes lost due to public holidays are not made up.
Centro Catalina Cartagena – Accommodations
Centro Catalina Medellin offers accommodations in carefully selected local host families (single room or double room occupancy available for students traveling together), in shared apartments or studio apartments (see description below). Hotel bookings are also available upon request.
For those students who prefer to live independently, Centro Catalina in Cartagena also offers accommodations in individual comfortable studio apartments located within 20-minutes walking distance from the school (5 minutes by taxi). All apartments come with stunning sea views, a well-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi access, fans and TV.
Accommodation Prices 2019 and 2020:
|Housing Description||Per night||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Family -- Single Room, Breakfast||$239||$438||$637||$836||$199|
|Host Family -- Single Room, Half Board||$294||$548||$802||$1,056||$254|
|Apartment Share -- Single room, no meals (use of kitchen)||$249||$458||$667||$876||$209|
|Studio Apartment - private bat and kitchen (no meals)||$490||$940||$1,390||$1,840||$450|
Prices listed include Centro Catalina accommodation placement fee
Private bathroom in host family available upon request at an additional cost of USD 30.00 per week
A USD 40.00 placement fee applies to hotel reservations made by the school.
Centro Catalina Cartagena – Activities
Centro Catalina Medellin organizes a varied program of social activities for our Spanish students and three afternoon cultural/recreational activities per week are included in the course fee
to help make your stay in Colombia an unforgettable experience. The social program varies from week to week, but here are just some examples of what you can look forward to when you study in Medellin: Salsa lessons, walking city tour, museum visits, cooking lessons, visits to the local markets, cultural exchanges, games, karaoke, city bike tour, and movie nights.
In addition, the school also organizes dance classes, volunteer work opportunities and excursions to towns and places of interest outside Medellin. The excursions are organized at least once a month. Please note that these classes and excursions are optional and offered at additional cost.
Centro Catalina staff will also help students plan their own social activities if they want to do something extra like going to a movie, listening to live music, hiking, etc.
Airport Transfers: From/to Cartagena airport are available upon request and at an additional charge of USD 30 each way.