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Learn Spanish in Trinidad

If you want to learn Spanish in a really ‘Cuban’ location, then take a Spanish course in Trinidad, located on the south coast of Cuba. Trinidad is a beautiful example of a Spanish colonial city. This is an untouched, typically Cuban town, where you can learn Spanish whilst completely immersing yourself in the Spanish language and Cuban culture. Though Trinidad has a magnificent sandy beach, the town itself is more or less untouched by international tourism, with any modern buildings being built down by the beach, leaving the town itself completely unspoilt. The ‘unspoilt’ nature of Trinidad is its charm, with the fading elegance of its colonial buildings and the friendly nature of the local Cubans.

Our school in Trinidad

Students on Spanish courses in Trinidad have lessons in the home of their teacher, or the teacher comes to the home of the Cuban host family where they are staying.

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The beach, Trinidad
Student and teacher
Local musicians
Panorama of Trinidad

Courses in Trinidad

Available courses

  • Intensive (20)
  • Intensive + Dance Lessons (25)
  • Intensive + Music lessons (25)
  • Intensive + Private Lessons (25)
  • Intensive + Private Lessons (30)
  • Private Lessons (20)
  • Private Lessons (25)
  • Private Lessons (30)

You can learn Spanish on a Mini-Group course of 20 lessons/week, or if you want to learn as much Spanish as possible during your course in Trinidad, study on a Private lesson course of 20, 25 or 30 private lessons/week. Salsa dance courses and Cuban music courses are also offered. There are also Combined Courses, which are a combination of the Mini-Group Course and 5 or 10 private lessons/week.

The maximum group size on Spanish courses in Trinidad is just 3 students per class, providing lots of personal attention to every student.

Special courses in Trinidad

Accommodation

Available accommodation

  • Host Family

Accommodation in Trinidad is in carefully selected Cuban host families. All accommodation is within walking distance of the historic centre of Trinidad. Staying in Cuban host families helps student to learn Spanish as quickly as possible, as the families speak Spanish to the students, giving students lots of extra practice. Shared room accommodation is available if you are travelling with a friend or relative.

Activities

In addition to the Spanish courses in Trinidad, there is a cultural program, with a range of optional excursions and activities, including visits to a tobacco plantation, optional Salsa and guitar lessons, as well as visits to nearby beaches and locations inland. This program ensures that students enjoy their time in Trinidad, as well as helping them practice out of class the Spanish that they learn on the course.

How to get there

To get to Trinidad, you should fly to Havana. We can arrange overnight host family accommodation for you in Havana. You should then take one of the direct coach services to Trinidad. The journey takes around 6 hours and costs the equivalent of around 30 US dollars one way.


Location of our school in Trinidad

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4.2 / 5
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4.4 / 5
School Staff

4.2 / 5
Average score for our school in Trinidad based on 18 previous client reviews.

Student reviews & feedback

My tutor (Barbara) was a marvelous if traditional teacher and made me feel at home in her casa. She really did teach me as much as possble in the short time we had. Carly and Rosa were charming hosts. The living space we had was kept very clean and we were encouraged to be at home. Food was fab and we felt as though we fitted in very well. Our dancing teachers Noel and Maria were great and very keen for us to spread the cuban salsa bug wherever we travel...got to get it right 1st though!!!

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I enjoyed the course quite a bit. The instructor was excellent. Our host, Dr. Diego A. Soler Andrade, was an exellent, warm-hearted, humourous person. He hired a cook to feed the German students and ourselves. The cook was top-notch and adjusted well to our vegetarian needs.

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I was concentrating on conversational Spanish as I had already completed a three month immersion course. My teacher was a professor of English and Cultural Anthropology with incredible connections to the local University. We toured the city with many conversations with University faculty that gave incredible incite on History, Culture, Poli and Legal systems etc. This was far beyond any of my expectations. Casa Carlos Martin can only be described as 5 Star. The food was better than most restaurants, the air-conditioning cold freeze if you want it(each room had separate air-conditioners). The service was better than any resort I have visited and I am well traveled since it is my career. Far above and beyond what anyone could expect. Daily house keeping and laundry service is as professional as the best resorts. The personal concierge service provided by Carlos himself was amazing. . I was sent to Cuba to write a book on sustainable tourism and have found a perfect example of it in Apple Languages. Thanks to Apple Languages I discovered a form of tourism that is beneficial to all and sustainable.

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A. Torkelsen

The course was very interesting, and gave me a good understanding of both the language, and everyday life on Cuba. My host family accommodation was nice, friendly and clean.

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P. Dobkin

The teacher was very devoted. The house was very well suited to the experience and the owner friendly and helpful. Trinidad was perfect for me.

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J. Franklin

My teacher was excellent, she is a Spanish grammar teacher so a very good choice to teach me.

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The professor was amazing, professional, warm, funny, engaging. I would take another course from her in a second. The accomodation was clean and the host family was friendly. The dance instruction was beyond amazing and the two teachers helped me to learn Salsa more quickly than I could imagine. My friends at home were amazed at how much I had improved, and the dance classes were so enjoyable that they are part of some of the best memories of my life. I definitely recommend the dance course to anyone interested in this.

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School statistics

Nationality (%)


America (16)
Canadian (6)
British (10)
French (1)
German (10)
Norweigian (1)
Swedish (5)
Swiss (23)
Dutch (10)

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Average ages (June - Aug)

* Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

Student stories on our blog

Time stands still in Cuba!

I absolutely loved my stay in Cuba and I came back home a passionate enthusiast about the Cuban way of life and culture! I just couldn’t believe how friendly the people were! Please do contact us if you are considering a Spanish course in Cuba and have any questions about this wonderful location. I visited our school in Havana, and our team would also be happy to discuss our other Cuban courses in Trinidad and Santiago. Read more...

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