We are delighted to announce the opening of our latest Jakera location and its incredible new programs. ‘Jakera Colombia Trek & Culture’ and ‘Jakera Colombia Outdoor Adventure’ open from March 2018.
Our Colombia base camp is in the outdoor adventure capital San Gil, which is near the great Canyon of Chicamocha. Our camp is located inside a national reserve where we have a river and two magnificent waterfalls, with natural swimming pools located inside the camp grounds.
We run Spanish classes for all levels, late afternoons, Monday to Friday. This allows for pro-active days which we spend running ‘trek and culture’ activities and outdoor adventure sports such as white water rafting, repelling, mountain biking and even bungee jumping! Or you can choose a lighter pace with Jakera Yoga running daily classes, with the possibility to buy extra Spanish classes, or simply chill in the national reserve and Jakera social areas.
Following true Jakera tradition Jakera Colombia camp offers many ‘extras’ on top of your programs activities. This includes our experienced camp office which can help you plan independent weekends away or your onward journey after your time with us. Furthermore, there’s Jakera Club where you can volunteer your time for our social projects, assisting our staff host activities and exercises for the most needing causes and kids of the community……
In true Jakera style we have your social life as a top priority. There are cool, chilled hang-out areas in camp as well as theme nights where we organize group excursions to town to experience Colombian culture by night and social events in camp.
Find us on jakeradirect.com and / or download the agency manual here.
We are looking for an Intern for our Costa Rica location?
Spend six months with us in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica in one of the best surf locations on the Pacific coast, we are looking for a group leader to help our base manager in his day to day roles running this busy Learn Spanish, surf and adventure camp, ideally someone with Lifeguard training or previous group leader experience.
The successful candidate will have the the following skills:
Good planning skills - Interpersonal Skills - Communication skills - Leadership abilities - Conflict resolution skills.
The internship is not a paid position but includes, free transport from San Jose International airport to Santa Teresa, 2 healthy Organic meals a day, accommodation, free Spanish Lessons and plenty of time to off to surf the best beaches in Costa Rica.
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to learn Spanish, it would be a good idea to travel to a country where Spanish is the main speaking language. That way you can learn the language better, in its original form and instantly apply what you’ve learnt. Studying Spanish in Cuba would be great since Spanish is the official language in Cuba and the speech pattern in similar to that of the Canary Islands. So if you want to learn Spanish in Cuba, you can opt to get enrolled in a Spanish language immersion program in Cuba.
What is a Language Immersion Program?
Language Immersion is a method of teaching the language where the instructions are given in the same language. The main aim of language immersion program is to encourage bilingualism. It is always an advantage if you can communicate in more than one language, so if you want to learn Spanish as your second language, it’s time to pack your bags and fly off to Cuba.
So why would you choose language immersion over other language learning programs?You can find a number of language learning courses in your own country, so why would you fly off to another country to learn a new language. Learning language is not tough; putting it into practice is the tougher part. Think about a party where everyone speaks in English and you are the only one speaking in Spanish!! Sounds odd? This will not be the same in Cuba, since people would be communicating in Spanish, so you’ll have an opportunity to practice what you’ve learnt. Here are some more benefits of language immersion programs:
You can find out more here: www.jakeradirect.com
We are exited to announce that we have a new country to add to our growing list of Latin American destinations, Colombia! In preparation for the new base we travelled to San Gil, in the Santander region to see what all the fuss was about with the "Adventure capital of Colombia". San Gil, the 300 year old Capital of the region is home to 42,000 people and is the place to go for Kayaking, Paragliding, Caving, Hiking and Cycling and we hooked up with the guys at Colombian Bike Junkies https://lnkd.in/eHj7XsM to sample their one day downhill tour. We could not have been more impressed with these guys, seasoned professionals and all athlete's we covered the 47km in just over 6 hours of adrenaline filled fun and excitement, the terrain was varied from loose gravel descents, to fast downhill road sections and all spread amongst a jaw dropping backdrop of spectacular cascading river and almost vertical mountain terrain. We will have a full trip report coming soon and we will defiantly be adding mountain bike tours to our list of activities at Jakera Colombia!