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Habla Ya - Spanish in Panama City, Bocas del Toro & Boquete

Why do students rate Habla Ya's Spanish immersion program more times and better than any other Spanish learning vacation in Latin America? Not only because students learn...

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Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Great learning experience

This is already my second time at Habla Ya in Bocas del Toro. The first time I came here to study Spanish in 2015 (for 5 weeks) and I liked it so much that I returned this year again :)
This time I took three weeks of group classes (level C1) with Benita. I would have loved to stay longer but it’s not possible because of work. I can only recommend this institution, the school offers a really good service, you feel very welcome, there is help whenever and with whatever you need, there is a lot group activities and it feels like being part of a big family.
Especially the lectures with Benita were definitely incredible. I would like to compliment her. She fills the lectures with various exercises like telling stories, reading, writing, grammar parts, interpreting texts, listening to songs, playing scrabble on a Friday. The content is put together in such a way that you won’t feel like sitting in a class room. It rather feels like sitting together for a coffee and discussing different topics but nevertheless you are learning a lot. Well... sometimes we were indeed drinking a coffee during class, Benita looks after her students in such a lovely way as a mama :)
Thank you a lot, Benita, for creating such a good atmosphere for learning!

Program: Habla Ya - Spanish in Panama City, Bocas del Toro & Boquete

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

1 week in Boquete

. My time in Boquete was tranquil and an amazing end to a incredible month long trip. I was lucky enough to have awesome teachers - Leidys and Kimberly for private classes. I recommend that if you'd like to learn Spanish - Panama is a great option and if you prefer a laid back hiking town you should check out Boquete.

Program: Habla Ya - Spanish in Panama City, Bocas del Toro & Boquete

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Facilities

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Health & Safety

    7

3 weeks in Bocas

I highly recommend Bocas if you are interested in Learning Spanish and living in paradise. The views are exceptional and they have a great night life. I was lucky enough to live with any amazing group of people (including an amazing house mother - Maribel) and have Benita as my teacher. You have to make sure you study because it's hard to concentrate with so much other fun things going on! I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Program: Habla Ya - Spanish in Panama City, Bocas del Toro & Boquete

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

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  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Residential and online experience with Habla Ya

Over the last year I have had occasion to work with Habla Ya language schools of Panama, first during a one-month series of on-site individual and group lessons with a variety of teachers in Panama City and subsequently via the web with my teacher Leidys in Boquete. My initial goal had been to take my basic command of Spanish to a higher level in working with patients (I am a physician), and I can confidently say that this goal has been more than amply met. Though I continue to use interpreters in some situations, their role has generally been to confirm my understanding or to assist in particularly complex communications.

While advancing my capacity to use the Spanish language was my initial goal, what I have also experienced has been the delight of exposure to a culture and history of which I had been at best peripherally aware as well as rich literary and musical traditions, and I credit this awakening in no small part to the enthusiasm and professionalism of my teachers at Habla Ya. I have worked with tutors and teachers in a variety of contexts in recent years trying to improve my skills, and I have made far more progress working with Habla Ya than anywhere else. The school has developed a very effective approach to teaching, maintains a very high standard of pedagogy, and adapts very effectively to individual needs.

I continue with my studies at Habla Ya, confident that my understanding of the Spanish language and its iinterwoven culture will continue to improve. Thanks, Habla Ya!

Program: Habla Ya - Spanish in Panama City, Bocas del Toro & Boquete

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

A time well spent

I was at the campus in Bocas del Toro for four weeks and took group lessons there.
The staff is super nice and competent, group sizes are comfortably small.
The group activities organized by the school were always fun, it is almost like a family feeling with the other students.
I want to specifically thank and recommend Eliana as a teacher, as she is a natural at teaching and motivating her students. By her lovable and cheerful nature she makes time fly as you learn more and more while having a great time.

Program: Habla Ya - Spanish in Panama City, Bocas del Toro & Boquete

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