ILERI was founded in 1994 in Panama City, Panama. ILERI
is a small, friendly school located in Altos del Chase, 20 minutes from
downtown and only 5 minutes away from the most accessible and only seasonal
dried forest in Latin America – Parque Natural Metropolitano.
We want our students to live and feel our culture,
love our language and practice it with confidence. We teach the Spanish,
you learn it and we live it together".
At ILERI PanamaWe offer our Spanish Immersion Program,
where we use the 'Natural Approach Method' of teaching Spanish. This
is the same as the way we learn our native language as children; by
seeing, hearing and repeating. As the students learn through repetition
there is little need for translation by the teachers. The students
learn to think and express themselves in Spanish.
Our goal at ILERI is immediate communication and therefore the emphasis
is on conversation, with grammar as a tool in learning. We teach the
students to use the language, to live it, to feel it and to use it.
The Spanish Immersion Program will help to the student to get more
confidence and fluency with the language.
Our students live a cultural and linguistic experience
through our teaching methodology and their interaction with the host
families and local people.
Students placed through the methodology ACTFL in
which the students give a placement oral and sit a written test.
We only have small teaching groups at specific teaching
levels. The maximum number of students per class is four, changes
can then be made depending on each student's progress and learning
needs, so you will learn spanish in panama.
The teachers at our Panama language school are Panamanian,
qualified with university degrees and all have experience in teaching
Spanish as a second language. In addition, all teachers receive further
training from our Academic Director. The teachers also join the students
on the extra curricular activities.
We offer classes
in the morning, afternoon and evening, depending on the type
of program selected.
evening classes are exclusively for our business program.
We offer classes in the morning, afternoon and
evening, depending on the type of spanish immersion program
in panama you select.
The morning classes start at 08.30 a.m. and
finish at 12:30pm, the afternoon classes start at 2:00 p.m.
and finish at 6:00 p.m.
We offer our Children's Program during all the
year, also we offer to them our Language Immersion Program where
they will live and share with a panamanian family. It
is possible in the morning or in the afternoon.
the language immersion program all homestay families are carefully
selected. The families working with us at ILERI Panama all come recommended.
We choose families close to the school so it is possible for students
to walk to school. Students staying in homestay will be provided with
a private room, breakfast, and dinner and also laundry service.
The homestay families actively help students in the
learning of the language and provide a unique opportunity to interact
and experience the culture. You will learn spanish in panama.
The students need to send any particular requests
they have for their homestay family. For our families it is not a
problem to have students who are vegetarian or smokers. Our families
are matched to the personality and taste of each of our students and
this help you learn spanish in panama. Our families are one of the
most important elements in successfully learning the language.
ILERI -- Language & International Relations Institute
República de Panamá
Telephone/fax: (507) 392-4086
Cell Phone: +507 6560-8092
The spanish immersion language school is located in Panama, Altos
de Betania, 17 C North Street, house 20H. El Dorado. Please see
The red signal in the map.