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Habla Ya Spanish Courses & Ecotourism

Central Avenue, Los Establos Plaza 20 - 22, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507-730-8344
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Ranked #9 of 34 activities in Boquete
Type: Educational Sites
Traveler Description: Habla Ya Spanish Courses & Ecotourism provides a cultural experience through its Spanish language courses.  Not only will you learn Spanish... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Although I am now in Boquete, I am writing mostly about my experience in the sister school in Bocas Del Toro. Both schools operate the same way and use the same instruction booklet. I am also beginning with a one on one tutor while here. My one week of lessons in the A1 beginner class was most enjoyable and challenging.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This summer I was able to attend language school to improve my Spanish. From the many options, through references and local research by friends, I chose Habla Ya in Panama. It was an AMAZING experience. I attended classes in Boquete, which is a beautiful location. It is a small town, but with a very diverse and interesting weekly market, a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'd say my experience overall was very good. The customer service in terms of setting up my trip was amazing, really fantastic. They made all the arrangements and help me set up the trip in a way that I have not seen with other schools. The host family I stayed with was also equally amazing and probably the best part... More

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panamajoules, Owner at Habla Ya Spanish Courses & Ecotourism, responded to this review

Hola. We're happy to hear your overall experience was very good. And thank you for your feedback in regards to scheduling. We'll do a better job at letting people know that during high season it's very difficult to book additional lessons on-site. The reason we don't have backup teachers like other schools is because we invest lots of time and... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

From the moment we began planning our service trip to Boquete, Panama, every person we worked with at Habla Ya answered our questions or found us the information we needed quickly and with amazing friendliness. Once we arrived in Boquete, they made sure we were comfortable and facilitated any communication we needed with those community members we were working with.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the best trip and it was for school lol. This is something I could do again. Thanks for the experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

My 3 weeks at Habla Ya Boquete 2013 My trip to Panama was not in vain. My homestay was awesome. The family was very kind and inviting. I especially loved the food. Im sure I gained a few pounds. The teachers at Habla Ya were very friendly. My first teacher Yaira was very nice and might I add, an excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have been doing online classes with Leidys Pitti for the last 7 weeks. She is a wonderful teacher! She is funny and patient and has made it easy to learn. I would recommend Habla Ya to anyone who is looking to improve their spanish!

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful experience studying Spanish at the Habla Ya Spanish School in Panama. The teachers are excellent - well-trained, flexible, helpful, fun and just plain nice people. It felt like being part of a family. More important, after the course we felt that we had learned a lot and could now express ourselves. We had... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Just spent 8 weeks at Habla Ya Spanish School in Boquete studying Spanish conversation. It was an excellent experience, both effective and very enjoyable. They are authenticated by the Cervantes Institute in Spain and have a great system of instruction. In addition, their teachers are experienced, well trained, and very encouraging. The result is I can now conduct a conversation... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have mixed reviews about my experience with Habla Ya. I was in Boquete for only 4 days and Bocas for only 2, so perhaps if I had stayed longer my experience would have been better. In Boquete I stayed close to the school with a host family which was wonderful. It was great to walk to school and be... More

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panamajoules, Owner at Habla Ya Spanish Courses & Ecotourism, responded to this review

Dear Nathalie, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. I am so sorry to hear that you were not 100% satisfied with our teaching methods. Unfortunately, after your second class, you asked to switch from regular private lessons to a Spanish for Traveler course. This particular course focuses on learning phrases and expressions as well as vocabulary,... More

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