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Habla Ya Spanish School, Bocas del Toro Campus- Day Classes

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Address: South Corner of 9th Street and G Avenue, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0101, Panama
Phone Number: +507 757-7352
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Fee: Yes
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Habla Ya offers different types of Spanish courses: from group lessons (4...

Habla Ya offers different types of Spanish courses: from group lessons (4 hours per day, maximum 6 students per class) and private classes.

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Just wish I had more time!

I've been studying Spanish at our local community college, and think I learned more in a week at Habla Ya than in the typical semester. Their placement test and interview makes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Tom F
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Placitas, New Mexico, United States

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Placitas, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've been studying Spanish at our local community college, and think I learned more in a week at Habla Ya than in the typical semester. Their placement test and interview makes sure you are enrolled at your correct level, and for a week, you are speaking Spanish exclusively for four hours each day. The week I attended, I happened to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I just finished Graduate School, enroute to my first year of teaching 1st grade. I work at an elementary school in the inner city of Los Angeles, which is home to a large population of latino families. I could barely eek a few sentences of Spanish and I understood even less. I wanted to be as effective an educator as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

During the summer of 2016 I enrolled in classes with my girlfriend. Our first impression of the campus was very positive. The staff at reception was very accommodating toward our budget and we loved the options. We took a small group session and were matched with our teacher Ricardo. He went above and beyond to help us gain a comprehensive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I had one weeks' worth of one to one classes with Tonis to just get the basics to help me on my travels across central America. He was very good at speaking in Spanish the whole time during the lessons. He spoke clearly and vert slowly. I highly recommend him.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Habla Ya gave me a great Spanish foundation for my Central American travels. The school was great with email communication before my trip and was very helpful during my stay. Ricardo was a great instructor, and the course materials and instruction are very organized. I have since attended other Spanish schools and have not yet seen a program this refined.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My daughter and I spent a week in each location, both great but very different experiences. I am a Spanish teacher and felt that the instruction in both places was excellent. We stayed with host families which I believe is an absolute must as it provided a richer and authentic experience. Once piece of advice I would give to families... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to take time off work and travel to Panama. We really wanted to improve our Spanish while we were traveling there. After speaking with Carlos at the reception, we decided Habla Ya looked like the perfect option for us! He was very accommodating with our schedule and out budget, and gave us many great options... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I spent two weeks studying at Habla Ya in Bocas del Toro. I did a group lesson in the morning with Benita and a one-hour private lesson in the afternoon with Ricardo. Both instructors were organized and professional. They made learning Spanish really fun and engaging. I stayed with a host family for the first week and in a hostel... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The staff at Habla Ya really helped to make this an unforgettable experience. We had some last minute change of plans and they were able to accommodate us. When we felt we needed support they were there to make the necessary adjustments. My son stayed for an extra two weeks and I felt comfortable that he was well taken care... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Habla Ya has a great staff. Always thinking of creative ways to make the language learning process fun and natural - conversation, board games, role playing. I recommend to anyone looking to improve in a short period of time.

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