Spanish by the Sea - Bocas
This course is based on the internationally recognized CEFR framework for learning, teaching and assessment which is also the basis of DELE-Diplomas (Spanish as a Second Language). The levels are Basic User (A1, A2), Independent User (B1, B2) and Proficient User (C1, C2).
To teach these levels we use a methodology based on the communicative approach along with workbooks and CD-ROMs from the “En Acción” collection which are included in the price of your Spanish course. Click here to learn more about our methodology. To establish your level before you begin your Spanish course you will take a placement test, either online with your registration or once you arrive.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||6 years old and older|
|Average||25 years old|
Our school in Bocas del Toro, Panama, is called Spanish by the Sea. It is located on the fourth street, right behind the busy Main Street.
Spanish classes are held all around the building. You can see teachers and students all over the property of the school. The students love the relaxed atmosphere in the classes and in the neighborhood.
You can choose from a different kind of Spanish Courses, and you can decide if you want private or group lessons.
In the school, you can find a fully equipped kitchen, a library, hammocks, several study and area's, free internet and a garden with fruit trees.
The nationality and age mix at Spanish by the Sea - Bocas varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 25.
teaches students from all over the world, including:
Our school in Bocas del Toro, Panama, is called Spanish by the Sea. It is located on the fourth street, right behind the busy Main Street. Spanish classes are held all around the building. In the garden, you will find palm trees and banana plants. The school is perfect for adventurous people that love to learn the language without being rushed.
Food, architecture, and language in Bocas originate from other parts of the Carribean and are therefore different from the rest of the country. In Bocas everything still goes slowly, but relaxed as it is, the town is experiencing a development boom and tourism is the most important business sector now.
Bocas is a biologist’s fantasy. The national marine park is protecting mangroves, reefs and other important reserves for many species of the Caribbean wildlife. Four of the world’s greatest sea turtle species nest on the beaches of the Archipelago, but are threatened with extinction.
I liked the school very much. I stayed at an airbnb and wish I had stayed at the school instead. I also wish I had done the traveling classroom, which many of the students were in the process of doing (they were in the last week out of four weeks together... they were a very tight-knit group because of this) and seemed to love.
Actually the couple of us that were not in that felt a bit left out... it definitely seemed like a great way to bond and learn.
My morning teacher was excellent and my afternoon teacher was very good.
No one knew I was coming- I wasn't on the list and my payment didn't show- but eventually I was able to pull up the emails and we got it straightened out.
All in all, a good experience. :)
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, really appreciate it!
We hope to see you in the future joining our travelling classroom!
I had a very good experience at Spanish by the Sea. The teachers were very friendly, the dorm beds were comfortable, kitchen was very adequate, and bathrooms were nice enough. The owner Ingrid is a very impressive woman. To anyone who comes to the school, I hope for your sake you get to meet her.Show details » Read more...
Thank you for your feedback, really appreciate it! And we are of course very pleased to hear that you had a great time at our school.
And yes, the owner Ingrid, is an amazing person who will always leave a great impression on everyone!
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 18+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about student residence accommodation
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. The school is also not authorized to issue documents to support your visa application. If you need a visa, you have to apply for a visitor or tourist visa on your own.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Bocas del Toro based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.