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Address: Calle Estudiante, Pedasi 0749, Panama
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+507 995-2263

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Well, all of the previous 5 star reviews are well deserved! Dania, the owner and primary instructor, is a smart, friendly, enthusiastic, and adaptable teacher. I travelled to... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Northern California
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Northern California
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Well, all of the previous 5 star reviews are well deserved! Dania, the owner and primary instructor, is a smart, friendly, enthusiastic, and adaptable teacher. I travelled to this faraway corner of Panama for a week of total Spanish language immersion. It was well worth the travel. According to Dania the school has recently moved closer to the town center... More 

Thank jimtay3
Seattle, United States
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I studied here for three weeks, private classes, 3 hours a day with Dania. Dania bought the school recently from the previous owner, Ingrid. Dania is very caring, and conscientious and a great teacher. Dania went beyond being a teacher, and helped me when I fell by picking me up from the doctor. She gave me continual advise for many... More 

2 Thank Carol W
Jaco, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Buena Vida Language School is a must go if you want to grow your spanish language as well as experience Panamanian culture. Dania and Mitzy are amazing teachers whose patience, humor, and dedication make learning fun and easy. I chose the homestay, which I recommend to all students who want to enrich their stay in Pedasi. Buena Vida is... More 

Thank ethanlewis109
Craig, Alaska
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Any visitor to Pedasi needs to take advantage of this great resource. We were in Pedasi for four months last winter. The classes were so well organized and tailored to my level that I never felt lost or overwhelmed. It was so exciting that Spanish was finally making sense, poco a poco, as Dania said. In addition, she always started... More 

3 Thank Karen H
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The School itself is really nice - with hammocks, places to work a nice sofa, free tea or coffee, air-con and internet. Dania and my teacher Mitzy are so lovely they make you feel so comfortable when you come - they always engage in conversation and are willing to help you with anything you need. I got a lot of... More 

2 Thank Claire A
Oakland, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Two jubilados (retirees) arrived on the bus from Panama City via Las Tablas and a shuttle to Pedasi .... tired and somewhat reticent about learning Spanish at our ages (60 and 66). We were met by instructor/owner Dania and Mitsy, who would be our main instructor. They welcomed us and drove us to our home for the next three weeks.... More 

2 Thank DeniseKLove
Enderby, Canada
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Kind, patient and enthusiastic instructors. Learn proper Spanish and about every life in Panama through conversation and written practice sheets.

Thank Shell S
Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Ingrid, the owner and director of the school, was very helpful and truly cared about my learning experience. My instructor, Mitzy, was great! She was very patient with me and did an excellent job of assessing my skill level. When I return to Pedasi, one of my first stops will be here to sign up for more lessons!

2 Thank NateGoesWhere
Mansfield, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I've been to a few Spanish schools but this was by far the best. I actually enjoyed my lessons and I'm usually not the greatest student. The town was a little quiet but I went in the off season, even so there's great restaurants and beaches. Perfect if you really want to learn spanish in relaxed environment.

2 Thank r_h_l79
South Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I enrolled in this school for five days to update and refresh some very rusty, beginner spanish. My instructor, Dania, was terrific. We spent about half the time in general conversation on a range of topics.....great way to learn about the culture and social issues of Pedasi and Panama (not to mention inside scoops on restaurants and places to see).... More 

5 Thank Gino N

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