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Habla Ya Spanish Immersion, Eco-Tours, Boquete

Boquete, Panama
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About Habla Ya Spanish Immersion, Eco-Tours, Boquete
Why just learn Spanish? Live your Spanish learning experience! Learn Spanish in Boquete, a charming town and a dream setting place full of friendly faces and exciting adventures. Have the time of your life and live the most amazing Spanish learning experience! Habla Ya Panama Spanish School, Panama's premier Spanish school, is one of the top specialist Spanish training institutions in Central America and one of the leading providers of Spanish courses in Latin America.
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Mish wrote a review Jul 2020
Kansas City, Missouri10 contributions1 helpful vote
During the Covid 19 quarantine, I decided to spend my time taking Spanish classes. I found Habla Ya and started in May. It has been wonderful. I am working with Alexander Cano, who is patient, kind, helpful, and fun to talk to. I have learned a lot and am progressing steadily. I highly recommend Habla Ya and Alexander Cano!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Madeline F wrote a review May 2020
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I was looking into visiting Panama to take classes with Habla Ya, but then covid-19 made that impossible. But, Habla Ya quickly offered online classes via Zoom, and I am so glad I signed up. I initially signed up for one week of group classes (4 hours/day), but decided to sign up for four more weeks of private lessons (2 hours/day) because I enjoyed studying with my instructor, Kimberley, so much. Taking private classes with Kimberley was great because she tailored everything for my level and preferences. It was fun to work on conversational skills by talking about everything going on in Panama and the U.S. and the world. Talking to Kimberley and hearing about Panama made me sad to miss the opportunity to visit, but it was still a fun way to learn about the country while working on my Spanish. Habla Ya quickly adapted to online classes and was great with support and communication. I highly recommend signing up for classes while quarantined, it was always the highlight of my day.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Chad B wrote a review May 2020
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Virtual classes are very good! I am a beginner with Spanish and have been taking a virtual class with Habla Ya for almost 2 months now. I was planning to do a 3-week class in Panama, however since that is not currently possible with the COVID-19 virus situation, I chose to do virtual classes. Since I'm not spending the extra money on flights, food, lodging, I've used that to extend my classes several months, which is so nice. I'm getting so much out of it. We use Zoom and it works better than I expected. Even though I am in the United States, the conversation is very clear and there is no lag. It’s amazing how easy it is and how much I’ve learned. I have to give most of the credit to the instructor (Leidys) who is very good at speaking to me in very simple Spanish, using the vocabulary I’ve learned so far, and yet making it feel natural. We spend a lot of time conversing and she makes me feel like I’ve almost mastered the Spanish language. She is very fun and is enjoyable to learn from. The class is well structured, and we use a book that I was able to print, and I write in it every day. Also, I normally get an email during class with extra information and homework pages. It’s well planned. I couldn’t be happier with these classes.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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krawner wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois805 contributions560 helpful votes
Excellent Spanish immersion experience. Did group and private classes. The group classes (4 hrs long in afternoons) were organized/ structured and followed a grammar workbook. Also supplemented with short films, student presentations, and games. Intermediate group class had 4 students and the beginner class had 5 students. Private instruction was tailored toward whatever you wanted. Instructors were fun, engaging, and good at teaching / making corrections. Alex, Leidys, and Erian are the best! The building is centrally located in town with clean bathrooms, a couch, outdoor table, and free WiFi. Classroom has a fan but no A/C. Homestay varies. Mine was out of town and required a daily taxi ride on the highway which was a bit of a hassle. (Expect basic living conditions with the occasional cockroach/ scorpion). Boquete is a small town of 10,000 people but does have a decent American expat population. There are 2 large supermarkets and plenty of good restaurants (Sugar and Spice, Boquete Sandwich Shop, Sabroson, etc). Can sign up for activities (hanging bridges, volcano hike, coffee plantation, waterfall hike) through Boquete outdoor adventures which is in the same shopping plaza. TIPS:SIM cards via Movistar are available in town for $5 USD per week with data/ text / calls. This is much better than Panama City airport which will charge you $20 / week with Digicel which is more expensive and has less coverage. Bring your own towel (my homestay didn’t provide one). Don’t hike alone in the area as there have been some “incidents”. Panamanians speak fast and cut off the ends of their words. Bring a gift from your hometown for the host family. There is a Tuesday gringo market in Boquete near the BCP. It rains sometimes so bring a raincoat or umbrella.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sue E wrote a review Mar 2020
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I had private classes with Alex for 2 weeks, Alex did a wonderful job of finding information about my specific interests to make the time in class extremely productive for me. Alex also did a great job of bringing my grammatical errors to my attention so I could be more deliberate about speaking correctly. I would recommend Alex as a professor to anyone . Sue Hall
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Date of experience: March 2020
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