Spanish School

Spanish School

About us

Flamingo Spanish School: Flamingo Coworking is a tropical Hub at the Carribean Coast.  With shared offices, meeting rooms, the best internet connection in Santa Marta, and large communal areas specially designed for professionals on the move, it seems that a Spanish School would be a perfect fit!   

Vision: We want to be the best alternative for learning Spanish in Santa Marta by providing a great atmosphere for learning and studying as well as for meeting and mingling with new friends.

Academic approach: The academic approach is based on the principles of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT). Communicative Language Teaching is the approach to teaching a foreign language with the emphasis interaction as both the means and the ultimate goal of learning a language.

CLT focuses on the following competence objectives:

  • linguistic competence (knowledge of grammar and vocabulary)
  • sociolinguistic competence (ability to say the appropriate thing in a social situation)
  • discourse competence (ability to start, enter, contribute to, or end a conversation)
  • strategic competence (ability to communicate effectively and repair problems in communication)

CLT methodologies have in common the fact that they are based on activities that require exchanging information and solving problems, communication activities with “real-world” situations, and by taking into account the learner’s background, needs and goals.

The professors

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CARLOS EMILIANO OROZCO CASTILLO

Carlos is from Santa Marta. He has his degree from UNIVERSIDAD COOPERATIVA DE COLOMBIA, and he has more than 10 years experience in teaching both spanish and english. His profound knowledge of english is an advantage when teaching the basic levels, and enables him to understand the challenges on an entry level. Carlos is a very positive calm and patient person that always receive

NELLYS MILENA DIAS ACOSTA

Nellys has more than 12 years experience as a teacher. Holding a degree from the Universidad del Magdalena and a Postgrado from Universidad de Pamplona. She has experience from teaching english and spanish. Nellys is smiling and positive person that connects easily with her students

ANNIE SOFIA LLANES YENCE

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CRISTIAN DAVIS CASTIBLANCO BRITTO

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Courses & Methodology

Target group: Travellers that wants to be able to communicate Spanish on a basic level, which not aspire to learn the language profoundly, just enough to handle regular travel situations.

Objective: Give the student a set of phrases the use in social settings, when traveling, being at bars/restaurants/hotels, meeting people.

Course structure: Monday through Thursday 17.00 through 20.00. 4 days x 3 hours = 12 hours

(Max 8 students per class)

Course Material: Included in the course fee is a Booklet with relevant tasks and texts for the student to keep. The material is based on the Book “Enlace” which is developed by CEPEX de la Universidad Externado de Colombia

Social activity: During the week there are always a social gathering or activity. A Dance class, an excursion up to a village in the nearby mountains, a bar crawl or a day at the beach.

Download the Academic Plan 4 day course →

The course structure and levels are following the  Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR 1). During the 4 weeks the course covers level A1 and A2 defined by CEFR.

Target group: Students that wants to learn Spanish in a longer time span, that wants to establish a profound basis for further learning, focusing both on speaking- and reading skills, as well as establishing an understanding of the grammatical structure for further studies

Objective: Give the student a solid foundation and understanding of the Spanish language. A basis for further studies at Flamingo or other schools. Since we are following international levels and teaching principals the student will be able to continue any given school that follows the same standards   

Modules and structure: The program consists of 4 modules. Each module has 2 hours x 5 days. A total of 10 hours per week. The student entered the appropriate level based on a mandatory entry test. The student can choose the join for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks. Max 8 students per class. 

Entry test: Students that want to join the classes which has some previous knowledge of spanish must complete a short test to determine their level. This is important to be able to assign into the right level, to insure that they get the most out of the class.

The schedule over the 4 weeks:

Hour

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

08.00-9.50

A1.1

A1.1

A1.1

A1.1

A1.1

10.00-11.50

A1.2

A1.2

A1.2

A1.2

A1.2

13.00-14.50

A2.1

A2.1

A2.1

A2.1

A2.1

15.00-16.50

A2.2

A2.2

A2.2

A2.2

A2.2

Course Material: Included in the course fee is a Booklet with relevant tasks and texts for the student to keep. Each week has a separate booklet. There are also a separate book with grammar and tasks, available to buy. The material is based on the Book “Enlace” which is developed by CEPEX de la Universidad Externado de Colombia

Social activity: During the week there are always a social gathering or activity. A Dance class, an excursion up to a village in the nearby mountains, a bar crawl or a day at the beach.

Download the Academic Plan 5-Day Course →

The professors are also available for private lessons

Pricing & Packages

The basic of Spanish on how to get yourself around while traveling.
PRICES & PACKAGES
CLASS
DORMITORY
PRIVATE ROOM
Only class $300,000
Class & Accommodation $370,000 $770,000
Class, Accommodation, 2x Meals $470,000 $870,000
(Prices are in $ COP)
Spanish as a foreign language, Level A1.1, A1.2 & A2.1
PRICES AND PACKAGES
CLASS
DORMITORY
PRIVATE ROOM
Only class$250,000  
Class & Accommodation $375,000$1’110,000
Class, Accommodation, 2x Meals $500,000$1’235,000

(Prices are in $ Cop)

Download the Academic Plan 5-Day Course →

Personalised course based on your level and your schedule.
1 Class (50 minutes)$50,000
5 classes (4 hours)$230,000
10 Classes (8 hours)$400,000

(Prices are in $ Cop)

Accommodation

Stay with us at Flamingo Coliving while you’re learning Spanish.

How to apply?

To sign up to one of the courses above, simply click the button below to direct you to our enrolment page. 

Where are we?

We are located in the historic center of Santa Marta in Flamingo Coworking. Calle 14 #3-42 Santa Marta.