Did you know that Spanish is the mother tongue of 21 countries around the world? With over 400 million speakers, Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. Only Mandarin, English and Hindi have more speakers. And if you count only native speakers, Spanish outranks English.
In USA there are over 50 million people who speak Spanish as their native or second language. Spanish is probably the most useful language to learn if you want to practice with Spanish speakers on a daily basis.
When you learn a new language, your traveler experience changes completely. Instead of staying in hotels or large tourist resorts, you may find the value to blend in with the local people and travel off the tours and the more touristy routes. As Ludwig Wittgenstein, an Austrian philosopher once said: “The limits of my language are the limits of my universe.”
Besides having a different impression of your trip you will also be more open to experience greater adventures. Knowing the language will allow you to move from the role of observer to an active participant.
If you are willing to have an exotic and fun adventure while taking a Spanish course, a great choice for you will be Colombia. This Latin American country is open to give you an unforgettable experience, full of rich autochthonous culture, beautiful people, kind and wonderful, and amazing tropical landscapes.
In Cartagena de Indias and Medellín, two of the main cities of Colombia, you can find Centro Catalina Spanish School, a comfortable space in which learning Spanish will be a pleasant and didactic experience. Our team is young, dynamic, and passionate for helping you learn Spanish through effective lessons.
Our school in the city of Medellín offers the best option of accommodation: A student’s residence. By staying here, you will enjoy our very comfortable amenities: Large rooms, equipped kitchen available for cooking with your friends, garden with BBQ, fireplace for cool nights, free WiFi. You will also get a delicious breakfasts included in the price. The school is located in the strategic neighborhood of El Poblado, a 5 minute-walk to Parque Lleras, and Poblado Park.
If you plan to study in our School in Cartagena we offer many choices for accommodation: Student’s residence, local host family stay, shared apartments, private studio apartment or local hostels. Our school is located in the heart of Cartagena’s old town, just one block away from the well-known plaza “Fernández de Madrid” and the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel.
Taking a Spanish course at Centro Catalina offers incredible adventures and multiple ways to connect and interact with this charming culture. You will find a festive atmosphere where the learning process never stops.
Centro Catalina is a school founded by Colombian-Swiss which is a perfect blend to have top quality learning methods and the warmth and welcoming atmosphere typical from a Colombian family.