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Presentation about Habla Ya Spanish Schools in Bocas del Toro and Boquete, Panama at the 2012 Alphe Brasil.

Presentation about Habla Ya Spanish Schools in Bocas del Toro and Boquete, Panama at the 2012 Alphe Brasil.

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  • 1. Alphe Brazil
  • 2. Table of ContentsI) About Panama – Facts about Panama – Map of PanamaII) About Bocas del Toro – Facts about Bocas del Toro – #1 beach destination in PanamaIII) About Boquete – Facts about Boquete – Eco-Adventure Capital of PanamaVI) The Schools – Building & Staff – Host Families – Extracurricular ActivitiesV) Academic Content – Level System & Methodology – Our Programs – Our Courses
  • 3. Facts about Panama • Panama is safe & tourist friendly • Direct flights from Brazil • Panama uses the US Dollar • Panama has it all – Mountains, Beaches & Shopping • Panama compared to Costa Rica: – Better infrastructure – Significantly cheaper – Less tourists, more culture & traditions – Much safer
  • 4. Map of America
  • 5. Where are we situated?
  • 6. Bocas del Toro Campus
  • 7. Bocas del Toro Location
  • 8. Facts about Bocas del Toro • Boquete is the #1 beach destination in Panama • Only a a short 45 minute flight from PTY or Costa Rica • World class surfing spots & Diving sites • A safe & friendly laid back Caribbean town surrounded by coastal wonders • Local indigenous community: The Ngobe Bugle & the Teribe • Bocas is famous for its beaches • Perfect setting to study Spanish and relax
  • 9. Boquete Campus
  • 10. Boquete Location
  • 11. BoqueteSituated in the Highlands of Chiriqui: - 20,000 inhabitants - 1,300 meters above sea level - Average temperatures between 20C and 26C all year
  • 12. Facts about Boquete • Boquete is the Eco-Adventure capital of Panama • Only a 30 minutes drive form the second largest city of Panama, and a short 45 minute flight from PTY • Fresh mountain climate: No air-conditioner needed! • A safe & friendly town surrounded by nature • Local indigenous community: The Ngobe Bugle • Boquete is famous for its coffee & agriculture • Perfect setting to study Spanish and relax • Gorgeous white sand beaches nearby (Chiriqui Gulf)
  • 13. Surfing
  • 14. Sailing
  • 15. Diving
  • 16. Caving
  • 17. Boat Tours
  • 18. Turtle Nesting & Hatching
  • 19. Eco-Adventure capital of Panama: Rafting
  • 20. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Hiking
  • 21. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Baru Volcano
  • 22. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Horseback Riding
  • 23. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Caldera Hotsprings
  • 24. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Ziplining
  • 25. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Chiriqui Gulf Island Trips
  • 26. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Yoga Retreats
  • 27. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Coffee Tour
  • 28. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Rock Climbing
  • 29. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Cangilones Swimming Holes
  • 30. Schools’ Facts• 24 classrooms• 28 Spanish Teachers with University Degrees• 1 sales department speaking 6 languages• Teacher area• Reception area• Student study area• Total capacity for 200 students• Centrally located• Accredited by the Instituto Cervantes (Boquete)• 2 Official DELE Examination Centers
  • 31. 28 teacherswith University Degrees in Language Teaching
  • 32. Level System & Methodology• Our Methodology: The Communicative Method• 6 Levels as defined by the Common European Framework for Languages: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2• Our syllabus & level system are also built under the guidelines of the Common European Framework for Languages• Quality Approval from the Instituto Cervantes
  • 33. Class with teacher Monica
  • 34. Our Programs • Total Spanish Immersion Program • Family Spanish Vacation Program • Medical Spanish Immersion Program • Exchange Program for Teenagers • Spanish Program for School Groups • Volunteer & Spanish Program • Standard Spanish Program • Spanish 4 Kids
  • 35. Total Immersion Program
  • 36. Family Vacation Program
  • 37. Spanish 4 Teens
  • 38. Spanish 4 Kids
  • 39. Our Courses • Group 4 lessons (Group 4 PLUS 1 or PLUS 2) • Private Lessons (up to 6 hours/day) • DELE Exam preparation Course, all levels • Spanish for Travelers • Online Spanish Lessons • Personalized courses (Medical Spanish, Mini Group, Spanish for law/business)
  • 40. Group Lessons
  • 41. Classroom for Private Lessons
  • 42. Online Lessons
  • 43. School Groups
  • 44. Typical Host Family • At walking distance from the school, or a short bus/taxi ride • Continually screened by our school director for quality control • We work with over 100 families in Boquete • Families are middle class by local standards • References from former students can be provided
  • 45. Extra-Curricular Activities: Daily Yoga
  • 46. Extra-Curricular Activities:Panamanian dinners on Tuesdays
  • 47. Extra-Curricular Activities:Movie night on Wednesdays
  • 48. Extra-Curricular Activities:Poker nights on Wednesdays
  • 49. Extra-Curricular Activities:Charity Parties on Thursdays
  • 50. Extra-Curricular Activities: Friday dinners
  • 51. Extra-Curricular Activities: Salsa Lessons
  • 52. Extra-Curricular Activities:Conversational Sessions on Saturdays
  • 53. Volunteering in Boquete: We place volunteers in10 different organizations– Community Outreach Programs– Sea Turtle Conservation Project– Elderly Home– Childrens Programs– English Programs– 100% of the fees are donated to the organizations
  • 54. Volunteering
  • 55. Do you have any questions?