Frequently Asked Questions
Classes start every Monday, every week of the year.
There's about 17 public holidays in Colombia every year. Where Monday is a public holiday your classes will start on Tuesday. If you booked 20 hours of Group Classes they will be spread over 4 days instead of 5. For example classes that would normally run from 9am to 1pm will be increased to 830am to 130pm.
It's really a personal choice. Some people prefer the social aspect of a group class whilst others prefer to learn at their own pace with more personal attention in a private class. Many students start with group classes and then change to private classes. If you're not sure we recommend you start with group classes, you can always change later on, after the completion of any week. Please note that if you decide to change from group to private classes you will forfeit any discount given for group classes.
Group Classes go ahead with 3 students or more.
If you booked group classes and are the only student that week you will be offered private classes at half the number of hours, ie 10 hours instead of 20. If there are two students you'll be offered a private closed group of 15 hours. In all options you will still cover the same course content. Usually the substitute private classes are higher value than the group classes but you won't be charged any extra.
The last thing you need is a heavy Spanish grammar book to carry in your luggage. That's why we've developed our own Toucan Spanish curriculum and you'll also be given handouts in the class. On your first day you'll receive a welcome kit which includes a notebook and pen.
We generally only give discounts as shown on this website.