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Spanish Courses with optional Internship & Volunteering in Panama City, year around

If you are ready to learn or vastly improve your Spanish-speaking skills, there is no better place to do it than right here in one of Latin America’s most dynamic and beautiful countries! Our Spanish courses are available for all the levels. Our school has a selection of world-class Spanish courses to choose from and experienced teachers eager to help you take your skills to the next level!

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Course Types & Prices 2019

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable deposit towards the fee of 80 USD must be paid.  Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Find the course that meets your interests:

Semi-Intensive Spanish - 15 lessons, from $190 USD a week
Our semi-intensive Spanish course is designed for students looking to combine Spanish and study with more recreational activities, such as discovering Panama

Intensive Spanish - 20 lessons, from $230 USD a week
This course gives you the opportunity to improve your Spanish Language by focusing on the skills you will need to communicate well in everyday business and social settings. The classes focus on the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to communicate effectively in Spanish

Super Intensive + Workshops - 30 lessons, from $480 USD a week
This course is aimed at students that want to take most profit of their time to study the language combining  20 group lessons + 5 hours of specific group workshops and cultural immersion  + 10 lessons full immersion per week. Group and cultural workshops cover various aspects of the Spanish & Latin American culture and civilization. Workshops of culture, language, pronunciation, dancing, tours, etc.

Business Spanish, specific start dates
Effective communication is key to success in the world today. Our 8-week Business Spanish course (48 hours per level) helps you improve your Spanish language skills for a business environment. Participants are required to have an Intermediate (B1) level to participate.

Individual Spanish lessons, from $30 USD per hour
If you don’t have much time and wish to make the most of it, you can follow your own pace of learning with a personalized Spanish course. This means that neither you nor the teacher need follow the pace and interests of your fellow students, as in any other group course. You choose the frequency and the intensity.

Survival One Day Program, $50 USD
2 hours of Survival Spanish + excursion to place of interest

DELE Preparation courses, from $250 USD a week
There are DELE Preparation courses for each exam, according to the level of qualification (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2)

Skype/Hangouts Spanish lessons, $200 USD
10 lessons pack of conversational Spanish for a 5-week time period

Closed Group Programme, excellent group prices!
Flexible prices, dates, times and course content based on group preferences and needs. One teacher or group leader free for every 10 paying students

Spanish + Volunteering -  $1000 USD fee:
4 weeks Intensive Spanish course + 4 weeks volunteering.
What could be more beneficial to increasing your proficiency in Spanish than combining language classes with volunteer work in Panama? This program for students aged 18 years or over is divided into two phases: an Intensive Spanish course and a volunteer placement. Participants are required to reach an Intermediate (B1) level before participating in the volunteer placement

Spanish + Internship - $1350 USD fee:
4 weeks Intensive Spanish course + 8 weeks of work experience. 
What better way to radically improve your Spanish skills and marketability in the job market than by doing an internship in Panama?  The program is available for students aged 18 years or over who have achieved at least an intermediate (B1) Spanish level prior to their work placement. Internships are unpaid as they are considered a learning experience in which the student is immersed in a professional environment. This combined Spanish and internship program offers applicants a great opportunity to transform the quality of their Spanish, gain real-life work experience and immerse themselves in Panamanian culture

Portuguese Course , specific start dates 
Come and learn portuguese with the best! Native portuguese-speaking teachers with experience teaching portuguese as a second language. This course is based on a beginner’s level. You will be guided through expressions, grammar and pronunciation step by step.

Panama 360º One Day Program
Our newest program is called Panama 360º and offers the most fun day tour in Panama City:  Panamanian food cooking lesson + survival Spanish language lesson + Salsa dancing. 

Panama + Costa Rica Spanish Intensive Program
Study in two different cities in one program with 2 high quality schools!
Spanish Intensive Course / All levels / Every Monday. Our new exciting program gives you the opportunity to experience two completely different destinations: Panama City and Jacó Beach (Costa Rica)


Why choose our school in Panama? 
  • Average of 4 students per classroom (maximum of 7)
  • Courses start every Monday of the year for all levels
  • Our high quality Spanish programs and experience make us leaders in Spanish teaching
  • 5 Spanish levels (A1-C1) divided into 2 sublevels each (with the exception of the beginner level)
  • C2 is also offered in one-to-one lessons
  • Ages: minimum age is 16 years old for regular group classes. No limit for individual classes or private groups
  • All our accommodations guarantee high quality standards. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your selection,  we will be happy to change it for you
  • We are an accredited center of the Cervantes Institute!
  • Our school is approved by Bildungsurlaub (Germany)
  • Our school is centrally located in save and fun areas with easy access to public transportation
  • Guaranteed international atmosphere: we welcome more than 900 students with over 20 nationalities
  • Different types of accommodation (host families, shared or private apartments & hotels) carefully chosen, all at a maximum distance of 30 minutes from the school. All of our accommodation has been carefully 
  • selected by our staff and has passed a strict quality control inspection
  • Customer service: Our staff speak different languages and is available to help and support students from  the moment they enroll until the end of their program
  • DELE exam preparation support. Also we are a DELE examination center
About us
  • We want to promote Panamanian culture and traditions and share our warm hospitality and zest for life in a city that has everything to offer, from modern technology to spectacular scenery
  • We are a high-quality center for learning Spanish in Panama as a Second or Foreign Language. We opened in November 2007 and our school is a part of the ELS Language Centers PANAMA group
  • Our Spanish Language School courses and special programs provide an excellent opportunity to practice your Spanish and learn about the country of Panama through a variety of fun activities
  • At our Spanish School in Panama, our pride is our people. Our professional, experienced and caring staff is dedicated to helping our students settle into their new Latin American surroundings, progress in their Spanish studies, and attain their educational and career goals 
School location 
School is conveniently situated in the most prestigious area of Panama City. Only a few minutes’ walk away from our Spanish School you can find numerous entertainment and leisure facilities, including stores, hotels, restaurants, luxury apartments, clubs and banks, while museums, beach resorts and national parks only a short drive away
  • 15 modern and spacious classrooms with AC 
  • An Internet and Multimedia Lab 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • A food court  
Free Conversation Club
Students on any of our courses can attend our free conversation club which takes place every Tuesday from 1:20 to 2:20 pm. We talk about things to do in Panama and depending on the group we focus in different types of vocabulary: fruits, vegetables, animals, human body, finance and other important topics!

Program fee include
  • Only one application fee: students will have to pay just once in their life for the application fee
  • Chosen Spanish course/program
  • Written and oral placement tests when enrolling
  • 2 weekly hours of Spanish cultural and conversational lessons
  • Accredited certificate and academic report upon completion of the course
  • Cultural activities and excursions to places of interest are organized in order to bring students closer to our customs
  • Some activities are free and some have to be paid
  • Orientation and reception
  • Use of the computer & Internet room and Wi-fi connection
  • 24-hour emergency phone line
  • Accommodation Placement fee - $55 USD
  • Books and materials fee - $55 USD
  • Tocumen airport pick-up one way - $35 USD
  • Tocumen airport pick-up round - $70 USD
Summer students on the activities in Panama
Summer students on the trip


The school offers optional accommodation with host-family and shared or private apartments. 

Host-Family with HB meals, $225 USD per week
We offer home-stay accommodation with a Spanish-speaking host family. Host families are carefully screened to ensure they provide a pleasant and safe “home away from home” for our students, and families are selected on several criteria: location, lodging quality, furniture, nearby facilities, equipment and food. Families are also selected on the basis of their hospitality and positive feedback from past students

Shared Apartment with Native Spanish Speakers, $180 USD a week
Shared apartments are offered to our school by members of the local population who are eager to share their apartment with our students. As with homestays, this accommodation is carefully selected on a variety of criteria. This option gives you complete freedom and gives you access to all facilities, kitchen, bathroom, etc. This is an excellent option for those looking for independence, but who still wish to practice Spanish at home. No meals are included in the fees

Panama City & Activities 

Our handpicked group leaders organise an exciting and varied leisure programme to keep you entertained after class and at the weekend.  

  • Linking North and South America and the two main oceans, Panama is an ideal and idyllic place for those who want to know and visit Latin America!
  • Panama is home to seven different native Indigenous communities, and with its many rain forests, mountains, and spectacular beaches it offers a varied landscape to suit all interests. 
  • It is still possible to find unspoiled beaches, uninhabited islands, diverse wildlife and traditional tribal lifestyles. 
  • Panama’s culture has been strongly influenced by Spain, the United States and the Caribbean, as well as by Chinese and Asian communities, resulting in a uniquely rich and diverse society. 
Why choose Panama City? 
  • Few cities in Latin America can match the diversity of Panama City
  • The historic colonial architecture contrasts with many modern skyscrapers. With its unique position on world trade routes, this thriving commercial and business city attracts immigrants from all around the world, resulting in a multi-cultural melting pot
  • This cosmopolitan city has much to offer its visitors in terms of entertainment, both during the day and at night
Host-family accommodation, Panama
Host-Family in Panama for Juniors

We look forward to seeing you in Panama!

Summer students on the trip in Panama
Summer students on the trip
Teenager students on the trip
Students on excursions in Panama


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