Program Details

Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Spanish language courses are taught in Spanish and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope with a
Location:
Havana, Cuba
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Rolling Starts, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our school is located in the in the pleasant district of Miramar, not far from the sea, 10 minutes from the Old UNESCO City and about 15 km from Havana airport. Miramar is an upscale district of Havana where a significant number of diplomatic headquarters are concentrated. Our school is housed in a renovated Cuban building, which is located about 12 minutes walk from your accommodation. For those students staying at our hotel, they can choose to walk or catch the free bus transfer to the school. Our school building offers a friendly atmosphere with a international mix of students from around the world: Dutch, German, Italian, English, Canadian, American and many more. The school offers bright 8 classrooms (some with AC), spacious social rooms, student kitchen, snack bar and a garden/patio were students can relax between or after classes. The classrooms hold 8 students per class and classes normally start at 9.30am Monday to Friday. Students also have access to a video room at the hotel and internet access is available for USD5 per half hour.

Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Spanish language courses are taught in Spanish and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope with any situation they are likely to encounter.

Holiday: 2 Lessons daily (10 lessons per week) - minimum 4 weeks, not available in high season or Standard: 4 Lessons daily (20 lessons per week) or Intensive: 6 Lessons daily (30 lessons per week) Important: Students are expected to bring with them pens, notebooks, pencils, any basic materials as they are very difficult and expensive to find in Cuba and the school will not provide them. * Placement test on the first Monday at beginning of course. * Educational material on loan * Accommodation in hotel (apartment) or guest house * Maximum class size: 10 students. * Cultural and social activities: 2-3 organized per week. * Language proficiency certificate at end of program
Setting Description:
Havana the capital of Cuba is one of the most truly individual and interesting cities in the world! Havana is the capital of one of the few Communist states remaining in the world today, but it does not have the moribund feel normally associated with Communism. Havana, has a sense of fun and the city sizzles by night. Situated on the north coast of the island, it is built around a deep harbor and has exquisite Spanish colonial architecture with baking plazas whose only shade is towering palm trees. Hidden doorways lead to cool courtyards and the facades of buildings are graced with wrought iron balconies where whole families sit to observe passers by. Many of the buildings are crumbling and it is decades since they have seen a coat of paint. However, in 1982, the city's importance was recognized and Havana was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site and work is now under way to preserve its heritage.
Cost:
2 Weeks Standard Course: $358 USD 2 Weeks Intensive Course: $538 USD

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
No

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