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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 #10 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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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I came to Panama literally knowing a few words like "agua", "por favor", and "gracias". After three weeks in Boquete, I was able to communicate at a basic level, and was able to understand others more easily. My teacher, Malkidia, was fantastic and a very thorough teacher. My home stay was with a wonderful family - they had so much... More

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Doha
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Habla Ya is a great school with wonderful teachers who really know their stuff and deliver it with clarity, patience and humour! The office staff are helpful and knowledgeable too, and the school is flexible enough to accomodate whatever your individual needs may be.

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A big thank you to my instructor, Leidys. Classes were conducted with patience, humor and encouragement, while a specific set of curricula was followed. Students are encouraged to practice writing and speaking, with some reading. At my level, we learned and reviewed verbs, increasing our vocabulary as we went along. Spanish classes are an invaluable way to learn, Habla Ya... More

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you want to learn Spanish, come here!! I have been trying for 5 years and have taken high school and college Spanish classes, but have never learned so much and so fast as I have here at Habla Ya. The staff is also awesome!! They became friends, not just professors. My teacher Tamara was especially amazing because her role... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I traveled to Boquete last summer, and literally had the best experience of my life. I was looking for some immersion-based Spanish practice; I’ve studied Spanish since fifth grade but our elementary and middle-school education was sub-par—I didn’t really start absorbing anything until high school. My month studying in Boquete the summer after my junior year in high school helped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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