OUR SPANISH SCHOOL IN TRINIDAD
The Spanish lessons offered through this Spanish language program in Cuba take place in the downtown area of the beautiful city of Trinidad. Colonial buildings, such as Palacio Brunet and Iglesia Francisco, are nearby. The Spanish classes take place at local homes, either in the house of a host family, at the teacher’s house or in some cases, in cultural centres such as a library. All the Spanish teachers are native speakers with a university degree and have many years of experience teaching Spanish to foreigners.
Why Study Spanish in Trinidad:
The Spanish courses in Trinidad are available for the whole year and start every Monday. The program is made up of interesting and interactive exercises, created to encourage students to practice Spanish in a real-life setting.
You may choose between group Spanish courses, individual Spanish courses, and special Spanish courses, such as Spanish and Dance: learn salsa, mambo, rumba or son from the qualified teachers of the Escuela Nacional de Arte. For music lovers, we offer Spanish and Music with percussion or guitar lessons. Another option if the Spanish and Scuba diving course: Trinidad has paradisiacal beaches and excellent spots to explore the ocean.
The school offers accommodation with host families in Trinidad. This is a great way to practise Spanish and to learn about Cuban culture. You will spend time with a Cuban host family and will share your experiences with them. All families have an official license to welcome foreigners into their homes. They live in spacious homes in a residential part of town, within walking distance from the location of classes. The host families offer single or double rooms, breakfast and dinner and rooms with air-conditioning or fans. Most rooms have a private bathroom.
There are weekly social activities for students to enjoy and you can visit many local events. There is a guided City Tour in Trinidad, or you can join music (percussion, guitar, trumpet) or dance lessons (salsa, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-cha, son). If you are interested in sports, there are many different options such as football, tennis, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing. The school also offers regular excursions to the rum museums or tobacco factories.
Trinidad is a colonial town in the central part of Cuba, on the Southern coast. It was the third Spanish settlement in Cuba, and it used to be very wealthy during the 19th century. Nowadays, it is a small, historic town with about 50.000 inhabitants. Trinidad is the best-preserved colonial town in Cuba with a wonderful atmosphere; it is a Unesco World Heritage site since 1988.
At night, the town becomes very festive, with bars full of live music and performers from social-cultural centres such as Casa de la Musica. Trinidad retains a taste of popular Cuban culture, and it’s a great place to learn Spanish and to experience the real Cuban spirit.
This school currently does not offer volunteer programs in Trinidad. It is, however, possible to help out at local volunteer projects in Havana. Ask us for further information regarding volunteering in Cuba.
Cuba is a beautiful country with lots to see and do. Within Trinidad itself, don’t miss the climb to the top of the bell tower Convento de San Francisco to get a nice view over the city. You can visit the most popular places for a weekend or one day. In general, people travel together to make transportation more economical. Book your tours directly at the school. Popular excursions are Playa Ancon, with fine white sand with crystal clear turquoise water, and a boat trip to Cayo Blanco. We recommend the Valley of the Sugar Mills, where, at the highest point, more than 30000 slaves were working in what was thought be be the capital of sugar of the world. Finally, you can visit Topes de Collantes National Park, a beautiful nature reserve where you can go hiking, horseback riding and visit the numerous waterfalls.
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