Over the course of 7 months spent in Panama, I studied at Habla Ya for 17 weeks all in all, for between 4 and 6 hours per day. As well as studying at the school,
I spent time volunteering in a hostel in Bocas del Toro, and living with a Panamanian family in Boquete (the latter arranged by the school). The standard of teaching
was invariably excellent. I had a few teachers throughout my time at both schools, but all were incredibly professional and able to put you at ease. This is crucial,
as the more comfortable you feel, the more confident you are to talk about yourself and use more advanced spanish structures. And make mistakes - this is how you improve!
My spanish speaking and comprehension has improved infinitely over the course of my lessons. And I have the teachers and staff at Habla Ya to thank for this. Whilst I
know it is a cliché, I now genuinely consider the Habla Ya staff as friends moreso than just teachers.
I cannot recommend the place enough - great staff, good atmosphere, excellent locations, and enjoyable local excursions. I was genuinely sad to leave.