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When the U.S. Army handed over control of the Canal to Panama in 1999, they left empty all the military bases in the Canal Zone.

Ft. Clayton, formerly the headquarters of the US Army Southern Command is now home to educational institutions such as our school and a variety of NGO's such as the Red Cross, UNICEF, the Balboa Academy (an American highschool), UNPD and many more.

Being in the City of Knowledge brings a huge benefit for our students: a first-class campus-like location, spacious and green, safe, even including an Olympic size pool, 3 tennis courts, trails for jogging.

Our main building has 11 classrooms - our 'sister' building 11. We also offers broadband Internet access to its students and WiFi in and around our building.

Using the facilities of the City of Knowledge, we also have convenient access to meeting rooms for up one hundred people, video conferencing and multimedia equipment. Workshops of any size are no problem.

One of the main aspects that sets apart from any other language institute in the Americas is that we don't take a one-program-fits-all approach. Depending on your needs, interests, available time and learning style, we offer a suitable training solution.

Our flexible programs in Panama, combined with a teaching staff that listens to you, well-qualified and trained instructors and unmatched facilities all work together to give you a learning experience that is both effective and enjoyable, no matter what your objectives.

Group This is our most popular program. You will be placed in a class with students of similar ability. With a maximum of four students per group, your participation is assured and progress guaranteed. Classes are given from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a 20-minute break at 10 a.m.. During times of high enrollments, afternoon classes may be given from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a 20-minute break at 3 p.m. This program offers you a lot of Spanish instruction while still allowing you enough free time for other activities.
In the rare event that we are unable to place you in a group class due to differing skill levels, we shall instead provide 3 hours of individual tutoring.

Group-4 PLUS Program This is a combination of our Group-4 program plus 2 hours of private tutoring in the afternoon (13:15-15:15). In the afternoon classes special attention will be given to your particular needs and interests. No new grammar structures are presented, but if you wish, old ones are reviewed. The emphasis of the afternoon class lies on improving your proficiency and extending active vocabulary. These classes nicely complement morning classes.

For special interest groups, such as international aid workers, teachers, or company employees, afternoon private classes can be tailored according to your needs and interests. Activities might include visits to various institutions of interest. For example, doctors and nurses can visit a major hospital and/or a private clinic, lawyers can visit a court session or meet with local lawyers, and teachers can visit a local school and/or university.

Private tuition If you have very little time available or have specialized language needs, you may prefer to concentrate on Spanish in one-to-one tutoring sessions. We offer private classes for 4 or 6 hours a day. This program is available for every level and follows the same scheduling as the Group-4 and Group-4 Plus programs. Visits can be scheduled related to a certain profession when you start your study. The emphasis of this program lies on improving general language skills and, depending on your needs, on building skills and vocabulary specifically related to your profession. Included is a language competence report covering listening and reading comprehension, writing and speaking skills, and if applicable, professional speaking skills.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 17 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. Students under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study programs should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15
hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

For more information about academic credit in Spanish speaking countries, please click here.
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