LISA! Study Abroad
LISA! Spanish courses in Cartagena 2017
In the Colombian coastal city of Cartagena you will learn Spanish under the Caribbean sun. Our language school lies directly in the Old Town of the popular harbour district of Getsemani. Our school provides the language course participants, who are taught in small groups, with a high-quality programme, which includes an individual approach to students and promotes the best learning progress.
Price example: 2 weeks £842 - Find all prices here
3 REASONS TO CHOOSE CARTAGENA:
- Great location: Learn Spanish and Salsa in a trendy Caribbean culture city
- Quality: Small class groups, intensive lessons and individual approach
- Course diversity: Culture, salsa, intensive & business courses, language certificates
Cartagena lying on the north-western coast of Columbia was an important centre that many nations tried to defeat. Nowadays magnificent trading houses located in the colourful harbour still bear traces of the city´s history. Cartagena was founded by Spaniards in 1533. During the colonial period it played a key role in the expansion of the Spanish Empire. Its name recalls the turbulent history of Latin America, gold and pirates. Today Cartagena´s colonial walled city and the fortress were declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lively cafes in the beautifully renovated Old Town invite you to let yourself go by this atmosphere. This romantic city full of legends has always been an inspiration for artists and writers. The charming scenery of the city with its coral reefs was used in scenes of films such as The Mission with Robert de Niro or Banana Joe with Bud Spencer. Gabriel García Márquez set his magic novels in the old city, which was also the home of the Nobel Prize Winner. Salsa and Latin American jazz concerts in the evening, bustling galleries, and a fresh Spanish-Caribbean cuisine make this magic city a memorable one. The stunning Caribbean beaches located in the suburbs of the city such as Islas del Rosario can be reached by a water taxi.
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LISA! Language courses in Cartagena are high-quality Spanish language courses with accommodation. Classes start every Monday. If the beginning day is on a public holiday, the course will start on Tuesday (see Calendar). Our language courses are suitable for students and professionals, both beginners and advanced speakers. During the language course you will have your chosen accommodation.
With more than 20 years of experience, LISA! Study Abroad is today one of the best agencies offering organised language programmes. Our language school is one the leading language schools in Colombia. Small groups of maximum of 8 participants promote rapid learning progress. Our language course participants come from all corners of the world. All teachers are highly specialised in the teaching of their native tongue, Spanish, as a foreign language.
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On the arrival day of your LISA! Language course you will arrive in your accommodation. During your first day at school, you will be assigned to the suitable level class according to your language knowledge. This guarantees an excellent and successful learning.
After classes, you will have plenty of time to explore the city and its surroundings. Our LISA! language school offers several organised activities during the week and our friendly school team will surely give you good tips and suggestions on the city’s highlights. They will also recommend you the best places to do shopping, to have a coffee and to party with friends. You can also explore the city on your own. You will surely find fellow-travellers wishing to join you during your tours. The best way to improve your knowledge of a foreign language is getting in touch with local people. Therefore, we suggest that you take every opportunity to practice your knowledge with mother-tongue speakers. The accommodation in a host family is perfect for testing every day what you have just learnt.
We recommend that you take a flight to Cartagena. From the airport you can reach your accommodation easily by public transport. You can also book our private transport service.
Things to do in Cartagena:
Taste ‘Ceviche’ and drink 'Aguardiente', an anise flavoured liqueur from sugar cane
Learn to dance salsa
Admire contemporary art in small galleries in Getsemani
Visit the Convent of San Pedro Claver, named in honour of monk Pedro Calver
Visit the beautiful Cathedral of San Pedro Claver
Stroll in the square of Plaza de los Coches
Admire a remarkable exhibition in 'Museo del Oro Zenu', the Gold Museum in Cartagena, similar to 'Museo del Oro', the museum in Bogotá
Walk through alleys of the Old Town, which is surrounded by the city walls
Explore Cartagena on a guided city tour by the Chiva bus
Drink sweet black Tintero coffee in one of many cafes
We are happy to help you find the language course which best meets your needs. We will give you advice on the best time to travel, the ideal duration of your language course, information about the respective entry requirements and about how to get to your accommodation. Our information service is free of charge. You can book your language course by phone, e-mail or by filling out our online booking form.