Learn Spanish & live in your private teacher's home around Havana with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including Spanish lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in Cuba. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one Spanish lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Havana. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in Spanish. All of our teachers in Cuba have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Havana, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
If you're looking to study Spanish in a real exotic and unique destination, Havana is the place for you. Learn Spanish in Havana with our partner school and have a rich and dynamic cultural immersion experience. Take advantage of our partner school's activities calendar and engage in cultural events and excursions. Get to know the best of Havana, all while learning Spanish in Cuba.
Who would not want to visit this charming old world paradise? With Spanish courses in Havana, you will be able to split your time between studying this amazing language and exploring the local area with all the fascinating aspects of Cuban culture. Unlike our other language schools, Havana provides a uniquely intimate learning experience. Rather than meeting at a central school complex, classes are held in a variety of places: the teacher’s own home, a space in the house of the host family, or a cultural centre for the mini-group courses. Everything is based in the safe residential area of Vedado, where gorgeous old Art Deco buildings jostle for space alongside murals made by well known Cuban artists. It is a breathtaking area to study in, that will really plunge you into the Cuban culture and teach you a lot about the country. As if being in this remarkable city and being able to wander along past the Baroque and Neoclassical monuments of other neighborhoods, as well as visiting the beautifully blue sparkling waters at the coastline, was not enough, you can take some unique courses that are not available in other Spanish speaking countries. Two courses, in particular, give a great outlook on Cuba itself and let you really get involved. The Cuban dance and Spanish course are set up to allow you to enjoy watching and learning traditional dances such as rumba, salsa, mamba, and son. Everything depends on your level of experience, so do not worry that you will be too much of a beginner (or that you know too much about these dances already) – the qualified instructors will be able to bring you in and teach you all that you need. You will have the chance to take private lessons, so there is no problem if you worry about being embarrassed in front of other students, but you can also practice with others too if you wish. The second course that is particular to Cuba is the Cuban music and Spanish program, which takes you through guitar and percussion lessons centered around traditional Cuban music styles. If you already have some knowledge of the instruments, or if you are a complete beginner, you will love studying the fun and entertaining Cuban music styles on offer, with music that complements the traditional dance styles so enjoyed in bars and clubs across Cuba.
Estudio Sampere Havana is situated in a detached building in La Vibora, in South Havana. The school has six classrooms, a small garden, common room, library and video room. It has a friendly atmosphere, and the director and staff are Cubans who make up a professional and committed team. The school offers students invaluable assistance and also works as a "Tourist office" making airline reservations and advising students on the various possibilities for travel in Cuba and the Caribbean. All the teachers have studied at university and are certified in the Estudio Sampere teaching methodology. Apart from classes, teachers also accompany students on excursions and specially programmed activities. Sampere Havana organizes school activities and culture classes on a regular basis. The activities which take place after or before the regular class hours are a great way to learn Spanish and get to know the Havana city and Latin American cultures. It is also a great opportunity to get to know other Sampere students from different countries! Sample Activities: - Outdoors sports at the beach - Visit the Cuban tobacco and rum factories - Music and dance festival - Visits to La Habana museums - Picnic at Las Terrazas Pinar del Rio
Classes are always held at a LOCAL HOME; either in the teacher's home, in the house of a host family or in a cultural centre. Our Spanish language programme includes mini group intensive classes and individual lessons. All teachers are native, highly educated speakers and have been well trained in language teaching to foreigners.
Sprachcaffe/Languages PLUS only teaches a language in the country in which it is spoken. That makes the country, city and its people an important part of the learning concept. You will study in a relaxed way, without having to fear making mistakes - in fact it is much like having a discussion in a "caffe linguistico". Hence the name of this organisation, created with the word play of "Sprach" meaning language and communication and "Caffe", the atmosphere we aim to create at all of our schools around the world. The advantage for you: Our courses broaden your horizons by exposing you to students from all over the world. The locations of all schools were selected not only for positive teaching purposes, but also for their attractive surroundings that are ideal for leisure and cultural activities. Therefore, for each language, you can choose between the electrifying atmosphere of large modern cities or the peace and charm of smaller cities and provincial towns.
Hello everybody, My experiences at Sprachcaffe Havana were very positive. Since there was no season on Cuba, the classes were small and the teachers were able to respond very individually to the students. I also found it very good as our teacher... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Havana that is right for you. There are Spanish courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General Spanish courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Most general Spanish courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
Professional Spanish courses are for professionals who want to study Spanish in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.