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Buena Vida Language School

Calle Estudiante, Pedasi 0749, Panama
+507 995-2263
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Great individual interaction from an awesome teacher

My wife and I really enjoyed our classes with Dania during September 2017. Her personal instruction... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Baguy13
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Pinellas Park, Florida
Absolutely awesome experience!

Dania is very knowledgeable with best teaching practices, accommodating and just a super nice... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
lindsayn21
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“learn spanish” (7 reviews)
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Calle Estudiante, Pedasi 0749, Panama
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+507 995-2263
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our classes with Dania during September 2017. Her personal instruction and method of delivery helped us to learn Spanish and gain a better understanding of the Panamanian culture. We learned more about life in Pedasi, the food and customs...More

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Dania V, Owner at Buena Vida Language School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018
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Gracias amigos, yo también disfruté mucho de su compañía. Los extraño, espero nos veamos pronto. Saludos desde Pedasi.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Dania is very knowledgeable with best teaching practices, accommodating and just a super nice person! I had a wonderful 2 weeks at the school with her. I would absolutely recommend Buena Vida Language School to anyone (in any level) wanting to learn Spanish.

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Dania V, Owner at Buena Vida Language School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you Lindsay!

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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...More

Thank jimtay3
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Dania V, Owner at Buena Vida Language School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you Jim!

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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...More

2  Thank Carol W
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Dania V, Owner at Buena Vida Language School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you Carol!

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Reviewed 28 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...More

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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...More

3  Thank Karen H
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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...More

2  Thank Claire A
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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...More

2  Thank DeniseKLove
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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
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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...More

2  Thank NateGoesWhere
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