Alphe Brazil
Table of ContentsI) About Panama   –   Facts about Panama   –   Map of PanamaII) About Bocas del Toro   –   Facts about Bo...
Facts about Panama           •   Panama is safe & tourist friendly           •   Direct flights from Brazil           •   ...
Map of America
Where are we situated?
Bocas del Toro Campus
Bocas del Toro Location
Facts about Bocas del Toro           •   Boquete is the #1 beach destination in               Panama           •   Only a ...
Boquete Campus
Boquete Location
BoqueteSituated in the Highlands of Chiriqui:       - 20,000 inhabitants       - 1,300 meters above sea level       - Aver...
Facts about Boquete        •   Boquete is the Eco-Adventure capital of            Panama        •   Only a 30 minutes driv...
Surfing
Sailing
Diving
Caving
Boat Tours
Turtle Nesting & Hatching
Eco-Adventure capital of Panama:            Rafting
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:            Hiking
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:         Baru Volcano
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:       Horseback Riding
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:       Caldera Hotsprings
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:           Ziplining
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:    Chiriqui Gulf Island Trips
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:         Yoga Retreats
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:          Coffee Tour
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:         Rock Climbing
Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama:   Cangilones Swimming Holes
Schools’ Facts•   24 classrooms•   28 Spanish Teachers with University Degrees•   1 sales department speaking 6 languages•...
28 teacherswith University Degrees in Language              Teaching
Level System & Methodology• Our Methodology: The Communicative Method• 6 Levels as defined by the Common European  Framewo...
Class with teacher Monica
Our Programs      •   Total Spanish Immersion Program      •   Family Spanish Vacation Program      •   Medical Spanish Im...
Total Immersion Program
Family Vacation Program
Spanish 4 Teens
Spanish 4 Kids
Our Courses   • Group 4 lessons (Group 4 PLUS 1 or     PLUS 2)   • Private Lessons (up to 6 hours/day)   • DELE Exam prepa...
Group Lessons
Classroom for Private Lessons
Online Lessons
School Groups
Typical Host Family                • At walking distance from the                school, or a short bus/taxi ride         ...
Extra-Curricular Activities: Daily Yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities:Panamanian dinners on Tuesdays
Extra-Curricular Activities:Movie night on Wednesdays
Extra-Curricular Activities:Poker nights on Wednesdays
Extra-Curricular Activities:Charity Parties on Thursdays
Extra-Curricular Activities: Friday             dinners
Extra-Curricular Activities:      Salsa Lessons
Extra-Curricular Activities:Conversational Sessions on Saturdays
Volunteering in Boquete:     We place volunteers in10 different               organizations– Community Outreach  Programs–...
Volunteering
Do you have any  questions?
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Alphe Brasil

  1. 1. Alphe Brazil
  2. 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. 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. 4. Map of America
  5. 5. Where are we situated?
  6. 6. Bocas del Toro Campus
  7. 7. Bocas del Toro Location
  8. 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. 9. Boquete Campus
  10. 10. Boquete Location
  11. 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. 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. 13. Surfing
  14. 14. Sailing
  15. 15. Diving
  16. 16. Caving
  17. 17. Boat Tours
  18. 18. Turtle Nesting & Hatching
  19. 19. Eco-Adventure capital of Panama: Rafting
  20. 20. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Hiking
  21. 21. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Baru Volcano
  22. 22. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Horseback Riding
  23. 23. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Caldera Hotsprings
  24. 24. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Ziplining
  25. 25. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Chiriqui Gulf Island Trips
  26. 26. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Yoga Retreats
  27. 27. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Coffee Tour
  28. 28. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Rock Climbing
  29. 29. Eco-Adventure Capital of Panama: Cangilones Swimming Holes
  30. 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. 31. 28 teacherswith University Degrees in Language Teaching
  32. 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. 33. Class with teacher Monica
  34. 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. 35. Total Immersion Program
  36. 36. Family Vacation Program
  37. 37. Spanish 4 Teens
  38. 38. Spanish 4 Kids
  39. 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. 40. Group Lessons
  41. 41. Classroom for Private Lessons
  42. 42. Online Lessons
  43. 43. School Groups
  44. 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. 45. Extra-Curricular Activities: Daily Yoga
  46. 46. Extra-Curricular Activities:Panamanian dinners on Tuesdays
  47. 47. Extra-Curricular Activities:Movie night on Wednesdays
  48. 48. Extra-Curricular Activities:Poker nights on Wednesdays
  49. 49. Extra-Curricular Activities:Charity Parties on Thursdays
  50. 50. Extra-Curricular Activities: Friday dinners
  51. 51. Extra-Curricular Activities: Salsa Lessons
  52. 52. Extra-Curricular Activities:Conversational Sessions on Saturdays
  53. 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. 54. Volunteering
  55. 55. Do you have any questions?

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