What’s it like to Learn Spanish in Panama? See for yourself!
Why Learn Spanish in Casco Viejo?
Panama City’s Old Quarter, or Casco Antiguo, is the most authentic and vibrant neighborhood in Panama and one of the best places in the world to learn Spanish. The second most visited tourist destination in the country after the Panama Canal, this UNESCO World Heritage site is home to Panama’s coolest bars, live music venues, art galleries, and restaurants.
- Walk straight from class to Panama City’s top-rated hostels, hotels, nightlife, restaurants, and activities.
- Experience a diverse and vibrant community of travelers, backpackers, locals, and expats.
- Learn Spanish in a “real life” setting– with frequent class field trips to places in the neighborhood.
- Easy driving distance Panama’s beautiful and diverse landscapes– from islands & beaches on two different coastlines, to all the mountains and waterfalls in between.
What Our Students Say
Loved this place! The staff and faculty were amazing, accomodating my sporatic schedule, providing excellent one-on-one learning opportunities and connecting me with volunteer work nearby. The location was really inspiring, within an artsy building in the middle of beautiful Casco Viejo. I would highly recommend stopping in if you find yourself in the area for a while. I definitely plan to return!
I studied at the Casco Antiguo Spanish School for 2 weeks in April 2016 and I had the BEST time. There were only two of us in the class and the teaching was first class. The lessons covered a good mix of conversation and grammar, making use of games, song lyrics, plus a trip out around the neighbourhood. The school itself was an absolute joy – a great location, really friendly and with good social activities. I cannot recommend this school highly enough.
I was very nervous beforehand because I had zero Spanish background, but the week I spent at Casco Antiguo Spanish School was an absolute blast!!! Every staff member is extremely friendly, more than welcoming, and always had a smile. While I was there, the classes had three students at most, but many were one-on-one. This meant that your class, while based off certain guidelines, could be easily tailored to your learning style and specific needs!
Both of my teachers were incredibly patient as I struggled to learn the pronunciation rules on day 1, but very encouraging as I started to grasp more and more words! Rather than feeling pressured, they made it easy for me to joke with them in Spanglish and laugh off confusion or mistakes. While parts of the lessons are taught in a classroom, the staff is very passionate about getting outside, whether that means taking a trip to the lobby or the surrounding city blocks and oceanfront, to learn Spanish in more everyday settings. The classes were fun, packed with written exercises, discussion, and games! I am blown away with how much I picked up on in just one week!
The school also offers various afternoon activities after classes end for the day! I participated in all four, which consisted of a brewery tour, a salsa dancing lesson, a bike tour, and volleyball. I LOVED all of them!!!
My experience at Casco Antiguo Spanish School was amazing and I wish I could have attended classes even longer than I did!!!
My six year old daughter and I were on a ‘Girls only’ sabbatical and initially only doing 1 week of Spanish but stayed for 2 weeks. My daughter was enrolled in a private class and I was enrolled in a group beginner’s class which was great as they ran the classes around the same time. Luis and my daughter’s teacher Elsie were amazing they made the class environment creative, personal, exciting and fun. My daughter was very upset to leave. It really was a wonderful learning experience, a very professional and caring language school. The after class bike ride was so much fun and we definitely want to come back again.
While travelling through Panama I spontaneously decided to take a week of Spanish…and ended up taking four weeks!!! Walking into the school, I immediately felt welcome. The location itself is amazing, the classes are educational and fun, the teachers are very supportive and my fellow students ended up becoming friends.
Would recommend it to anyone seriously interested in learning Spanish and having a good time while studying!
I studied Spanish at Casco Antiguo Spanish School for 6 months and I had the best time. I took private classes twice a week and learned a whole lot more than I expected. I didn’t know any Spanish before I arrived and I am so glad for what I have learned. The school is located in the best part of the old town, has the best, most friendly and patient teachers and I would recommend this school to everyone! For the first time in life I have been enjoying going to school, even though my classes were early and I some times was very tired (…did I mentioned patient teachers?).
After doing my research of all the schools in the city – I picked Casco Antiguo Spanish School. Right from the start, they were the best in terms of working around my schedule, they always responded to all my email questions promptly and helped arrange the perfect set up for my lessons. The teacher that the school assigned was great. She was very patient (very important for someone who is a beginner) and taught very well. The entire team at CASS was very professional. I would recommend this school for anyone interested in learning Spanish.
Thank you to everyone at Casco for providing such a wonderful learning environment and always going above and beyond to teach, help and will me to speak some Spanish! A very hard task and you handled it wonderfully! I hope to be back in Panama to visit in the future.
My daughters came here for 2 weeks and loved it! I couldn’t find a place for them as they’re 14 & 17 years old, but they were accepted here. Thanks! They started at colegios and hated them. This was perfect. I wish I had them attend classes here the entire time we were in Panama. I will recommend this school to others!
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