Spanish Schools in Cartagena, Colombia

The Cartagena Spanish School is a well recognized language school located in the colonial heart of Cartagena. From this ideal location you are close to the most important sites of interest within Cartagena such as the Plaza de Santo Domingo and the church of San Pedro Claver. The Spanish school is located in a lovely colonial style house which is situated in one of the more traditional neighborhoods in Cartagena. The beach area itself is only minutes away.

When you come to study and learn Spanish in Cartagena you will find students from around the world at the school. The classrooms are comfortable and the teachers all have years of experience teaching Spanish. Most students will take the Standard Group Course.

For those that need specialized instruction the Cartagena Spanish School can set up a program customized for your needs. Topics can include business Spanish, Spanish medical terminology, etc.

Many people who come to this region of Colombia to learn Spanish also want to experience everything the area has to offer. As such we arrange in addition to your Spanish classes, adventure type programs. Learn how to SCUBA dive, spend time on the water learning how to sail or kite surf. If your interests lie more towards music or dance, the Spanish school arranges these types of programs as well.

The Cartagena Spanish School also offers a few different Spanish & Volunteer programs. The minimum length of time to volunteer is 4 weeks. These programs are very popular.

Specialized Spanish Programs
The Cartagena Spanish School can set up a specialized program to fit your needs. Learn Spanish as it relates to subjects or topics you require. Spanish programs start each week. Volunteering is also an option. The Spanish school also offers a variety of interesting Adventure options such as SCUBA, Kite Surfing, Sailing, Dance, Music, and more!

Spanish programs at the Cartagena Spanish School start every week and are open to people of all levels of Spanish proficiency. You can study and learn Spanish for as short as a week or up to a period of months. The choice is yours!

We think the Cartagena Spanish School is a wonderful place to learn Spanish while at the same discovering Cartagena and the rest of Colombia.

Spanish Program Options

Standard Group 4 Spanish Program

  • Take 20 Spanish classes per week in group classes (4 classes per day).
  • Max 8 students per Spanish class (average of 6 per class)
  • Receive 3 cultural activities per week.
  • Open to all levels of Spanish proficiency.
  • Mon-Fri

Intensive Group Spanish Program

  • Take 30 Spanish classes per week
  • Max 8 students per class
  • Perfect if you want a more intensive Spanish program
  • All levels

Combined PLUS 1 Spanish Program

  • Take 4 group classes per day PLUS 1 private class per day
  • Max 8 students in group portion
  • If you want an intensive course this is a great option
  • Use the private portion to cover topics you want to cover

Private Spanish Program

  • A great Spanish program option.
  • Take 4 Spanish classes per day in private classes.
  • Use private classes to customize the program for your needs.
  • Check with us for pricing.

Spanish & Adventure Course

  • The same basic structure as the Group 4 program above.
  • In addition to learning Spanish you can learn how to do the following:
    • SCUBA Classes
      • Tourist class (no certification)
      • 2 week PADI certification
    • Wind surfing (8 hours)
    • Sailing (2 week course)
    • Music (per week)
    • Dance (per week)

Spanish & Volunteer Course

  • The same basic structure as the Group 4 program above.
  • In addition to learning Spanish you can volunteer in the following areas:
    • Volunteer at an orphanage
    • Volunteer at an elderly care center
    • Volunteer at a local animal shelter
  • You will need at least a basic level of Spanish.
  • You will have to work at least 2 afternoons per week.
  • Minimum length of time is 4 weeks.
  • Contact us for more details.

Accommodation Options

  • Stay with a local host family
    • Private room (you can share a room with someone you are traveling with if you like)
    • Friends or family can stay in the same host family and get a private room or share.
    • 1-2 meals per day.
    • Host families are a short distance from the Spanish school.
    • Towels & sheets included.
  • Stay in a shared apartment.
    • The apartment offers a stunning view of the ocean,.
    • The apartment is only a short distance to the Spanish school.
    • Perfect for those who want don’t want to stay with a host family
    • Apartments have a capacity of 1-3 people.
    • NO MEALS included.
    • WIFI
    • Pool
  • Stay in a private apartment
    • Studio apartment option
    • Perfect if you want complete privacy
    • 20 minute walk to the Spanish school
    • Great view of the ocean
    • WIFI
    • Weekly cleaning service

Program Prices

Options1 Week2 Weeks3 Weeks4 WeeksExtra Wk(s)
Group 4 Spanish Program With Host Family & 1 Meal Per day$495$915$1,365$1,775$445
Group 4 Spanish Program With Host Family Option 2 Meals Per Day$565$1,055$1,575$2,055$515
Group 4 Spanish Program With Shared Apartment Option & NO MEALS$510$935$1,375$1,815$455
Group 4 Spanish Program With Private Apartment Option & NO MEALS$720$1,280$1,890$2,495$625
Intensive Group 6 Spanish Program With Host Family & 1 Meal Per day$560$1,035$1,525$2,010$505
Intensive Group 6 Spanish Program With Host Family Option 2 Meals Per Day$630$1,175$1,735$2,290$575
Intensive Group 6 Spanish Program With Shared Apartment Option & NO MEALS$570$1,060$1,555$2,055$515
Intensive Group 6 Spanish Program With Private Apartment Option & NO MEALS$740$1,400$2,070$2,735$685
Combined PLUS 1 Spanish Program With Host Family & 1 Meal Per day$580$1,075$1,585$2,095$520
Combined PLUS 1 Spanish Program With Host Family Option 2 Meals Per Day$640$1,215$1,795$2,375$590
Combined PLUS 1 Spanish Program With Shared Apartment Option & NO MEALS$595$1,095$1,615$2,135$535
Combined PLUS 1 Spanish Program With Private Apartment Option & NO MEALS$760$1,440$2,1302,815$705
  • Host family option includes 1-2 meals per day
  • No meals with apartment option
  • Airport pickup available for an extra fee of $35
  • For special course prices those prices are added to the prices in the table above.
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Start Dates

Spanish Programs at our Cartagena Spanish School start EVERY Monday of the year.

  • If you sign up for our accommodations they will begin on the Sunday prior to your first Monday Class. Accommodations end on the Saturday after your last Friday class of your program.
  • If a holiday falls on a Monday then classes will begin on a Tuesday. You can however still move into your accommodations on Sunday.
  • Classes are NOT made up due to holidays
  • If you require EXTRA nights of accommodations please let us know. In most cases this can be accommodated.

What Is Included With Your Spanish Program?

  • Accommodations with a local host family (if selected)
  • Private room when staying with a local host family
  • Accommodations in an apartment (if selected)
  • Handouts and books
  • WiFi at the school
  • Cultural activities (some have a small fee)
  • Weekend excursion (not free)
  • Academic credit is available. More here
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