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Programs & Activities - Cartagena, Colombia  



The main objective of the Spanish courses is to improve the student's communicative skills. The emphasis of classroom activities is therefore the development of the student's ability to speak and understand spoken Spanish. For this reason, classes are conducted entirely in Spanish and students are given plenty of opportunity to practice the sort of language they are likely to need outside the classroom. While the atmosphere in the classroom is generally relaxed and informal, students should be prepared to work hard and participate fully.

Standard Spanish: Is a half a day course from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon, making it easier to combine classes with tourism, work or social life. This course focuses in improving your communication skills, working on listening, conversation, grammar, vocabulary, reading and pronunciation.

Intensive Spanish: Itís the same standard Spanish course but it has a longer daily schedule.

Spanish for professionals: This course is prepared inn advance. Also, it is developed through business workshops and discussions. It covers marketing and develops all the skills that the student needs to make businesses in Spanish.

Spanish and volunteer: Spanish and volunteering is a Standard Spanish course plus a volunteer job at an orphanage, hospital or charity. This course is for people that want to have a volunteer experience as well as learn the language. More information: Spanish Course and Volunteer

Spanish and dancing: This is a combination of Spanish group lessons in the morning, followed by dancing classes in the afternoon (tropical rhythms mostly).

Spanish and Music course: This is a Spanish course combined with lessons in one instrument at the afternoons (guitar, piano, bass guitar). More information: Spanish course and Music.

Spanish and short scuba diving: This is a combined Spanish and diving course for students in Cartagena. The diving course is developed at the afternoons and it lasts for one week. This course is recommended for people who cannot take a long diving course and want time well spent.

Spanish and Kitesurfing (kiteboarding): This is a Spanish course of your choice combined with a kiteboarding course for students in Cartagena that want to become fluent in Spanish and also learn kiteboarding in Cartagena (available from December to March).

Spanish and Windsurfing: This is a Spanish course of your choice and a Windsurfing course for students in Cartagena that want to become fluent in Spanish and also learn Windsurfing in Cartagena (available year round).

Spanish and Sunfish: This is a Spanish course of your choice and a Sunfish sailing course for our students that want to become fluent in Spanish and also learn Sunfish sailing in Cartagena (available from April to November). More Information: Spanish Course and Sunfish

Spanish and Adventure: This course is the best way to know Bogota, also to travel wonderful destinations, and to learn Spanish in a vacation time. We travel to places which are representatives for its flora and fauna, as well as the residents. This course in Bogota is composed of 3 weeks and different cultural activities, short trips and Spanish classes. All of these are included in the price. More information: Spanish course and adventure.

One on one lessons: We offer 15, 20 or 25 hour private instruction programs per week. You can take your classes in your office, house, or any of the cities where our school is located.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.

Students desiring credit for their study program 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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