Learn Spanish & experience Cuban culture in La Habana !
Dip into the Cuban culture with CULTOURICA:
In Havana we offer you an exiting combination of personal intensive Spanish lessons with native teachers and at the same time dip into the everyday life of Cuba through an attractive cultural programme - carried out by former journalists, anthropologists and social scientists.
The lessons (individual or in small groups) take place in a small private school with 0ver 10 years of experience high above the roofs of the city with a fantastic view over the centre near the Plaza de la Revolution. You live in a family in spacious rooms or rent a flat or a hotel room for yourself.
In the morning you are learning in a three hour specially arranged schedule: Our favourite subjects are chosen from culture, history, politics and ecology of Cuba as well as of Latin America - choose the themes in which you are interested!
Good teaching material and audio-visual media are helpful. But most important are the teachers, who love to involve you in Cuban language and culture. If you wish we can arrange contact with a Cuban who is studying English for the purpose of exchange and practice (Tandem®-method). In the personal atmosphere of our private school learning is fun. The small groups guarantee, that the interests and the knowledge of all course participants are taken into consideration.
After lessons in school we explore Havana by bike and we see every day something new: the secrets of the old town of Havana, e.g. an old monastery, where the clothes of El Ché are restored, the Regla quarter on the other side of the harbour with lively Afro-Caribbean religions, the monuments and museums of the revolution, the locales and artefacts of famous personalities like José Marti or Ernest Hemingway, theatre or ballet or eating ice-cream in La Copelia and after that bursting into tears in the famous cinema Yara.
During the course you can plan with the support of your teachers your further trip to Viñales, Trinidad or Santiago - and so you can continue your dip into the fascinating Cuba.
- Individual or small group tuition (2-5 participants) for one or more weeks
- 30 lessons (50 min. each) per week
- all year round - starting every Monday
- 4 levels (small groups): beginner, beginner with previous knowledge, middle standard, high standard (= conversation and perfection)
- private accommodation in a family or in a hotel (Caribbean or similar) including breakfast in double or single
You can take dancing lessons - Son, Bolero, Salsa, Ballet - or music lessons - every instrument!
Costs per person (in Euro €):
1 week small group / 1 week individual € 599 / 699
2 weeks small group / 2 weeks individual € 1199 / 1399
3 weeks small group / 3 weeks individual € 1799 / 2099
4 weeks small group / 4 weeks individual € 2399 / 2799
Single room extra fee: € 60 per week
additional lessons: € 15
dancing or music lessons per hour: € 20
extra charge for a hotel room in Hotel Caribbean (or similar) per week: € 100
Start of courses: every Monday; lessons Monday till Friday, day of arrival: Sunday, day of departure: Saturday