CELA is a language academy on the beautiful Caribbean island of Santa Margarita, about 30 minutes by plane from mainland Venezuela. The school offers both small group and private instruction, as well as the opportunity to live with a local family. Group classes have no more than five students and consist of 25 lessons a week. Private lessons are a little more flexible though students usually choose to study around 20 hours a week. Those with some Spanish knowledge can start any Monday throughout the year, and complete beginner courses begin about twice a month. CELA offers 3 excursions around the island a week so you can get to know your new home and practice your Spanish.