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Summer Program in Panama City for Juniors, 14-17 years old, 1-3 weeks (July)

Looking forward to spending your summer in a unique way? We offer a language program for teens who want to learn Spanish in a fun and international environment and full of outside activities. 

Come to Panama and have the most fun of your summer!

Spanish class at school

Dates & 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.

Program dates 2019
  • from January 20th to 16st, 2019
  • from July 3rd to 24th, 2019
Prices 2019
  • 1 week - $700 USD
  • 2 weeks - $1,200 USD
  • 3 weeks - $1,700 USD
Program fee include
  • Transportation to and from airport
  • Class material
  • Host-family with half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Private transportation from accommodation to and from school
  • Semi - Intensive instruction in Spanish, 15 lessons / week
  • Conversation and cultural workshops
  • Computer lab, internet, wi-fi for students
  • Leisure program
  • Transportation and entrance fee to all activities and excursions organized by the school and supervision included
Spanish Courses
  • 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 according to the European Framework of References for Languages, i.e. from A1 to C2, so whether you are a beginner, experienced, or somewhere in between, 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
  • The method we apply is mainly communicative and dynamic. We try to put the students into real situations so they can take an active part in them and in this way develop their linguistic competence and communication skills
Semi-Intensive Course Details
In this Spanish Course, the Spanish lessons integrate the 4 skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening with grammatical structures and vocabulary development. In addition, interesting aspects of Spanish culture and way of life are introduced
Each day, the Spanish course in Panama takes you one step closer to achieving your goal: to communicate more effectively in Spanish. For this reason, we integrate all skills in the classroom combining various tasks and activities in which you are the main protagonist

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!

Summer Program Overview

  • For groups or individuals 
  • From 14 to 17 years old 
  • From 1 to 3 weeks duration 
  • All levels of language 
  • Small groups, 7 students max. per class 
  • Semi-Intensive Spanish, 15 lessons per week 
  • 50 minutes per lesson
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  
Placement test 
After enrollment, you will be given a written placement test in order to determine your proficiency level in Spanish. You will take an oral placement test once you are in Panama
Class size
While class size depends on the number of students enrolled at each level, all classes have a maximum limit. The maximum for group classes is 7. We keep these classes small because it is especially important that students have many opportunities to speak

Summer students on the activities in Panama
Summer students on the trip

Accommodation & Meals

Host-family with half board (breakfast and dinner) is included in the cost.

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. 
Living with a host family can help you learn Spanish faster while experiencing Latin American customs and culture first hand. Students often develop very close relationships with their hosts, friendships that can last a lifetime. 
All accommodations are booked from Saturday prior to the beginning of the course until Saturday (noon) after it finishes. The rooms are cleaned weekly and the bed linen is also changed every week. Please bring your own towels. Internet access is 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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