Spanish Course in San José

Spanish Course in San José
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Costa Rica
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San Jose is the capital, and largest, city in Costa Rica. It accounts for about 30% of the country's 4.8 million inhabitants. The city is located in the central valley, surrounded by mountains, volcanoes, and national parks. The city's central location, comfortable weather, and abundant variety of cultural events throughout the year have made it a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The capital is the political and economic center of the country. The Inter-American court for human rights is also based in San Jose. Today, San Jose is a modern city with bustling commerce, colorful expressions of art, and unique architecture. It is also a focal point of the country's ever-increasing tourism industry. There are numerous tourist attractions around San Jose. Visitors can find various fancy bars, restaurants, clubs, art galleries, shops, and malls. Cultural activities mainly take place in the National Theater and the Melico Salazar Theater.

The city center is located around the national theater and features plenty of little shops and cafes that invite you to taste delicious Costa Rican coffee and regional desserts. The metropolis also offers many museums and attractions for those looking for alternative ways to explore the culturally rich city. In addition to examining the modern amenities of San Jose, you can immerse yourself into the indigenous culture and lifestyles of ancient Latin American civilizations.


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The Spanish school in Costa Rica is located in a beautiful and quiet area of San José. The school sits in a very nice, up-scale, residential, and commercial neighborhood on the east side of the city. It is close to places of interest for the students and is only a 20-minute walk from downtown San Jose. Near the school, you can find trendy cafés and plenty of small shops, as well as the country’s biggest and most modern shopping mall. The mall has a wide variety of restaurants, cinemas, banks, and different kinds of stores. Since 1989, the school has dedicated itself exclusively to teaching Spanish as a foreign language, drawing in students from all over the world.

The language course syllabus has been carefully crafted to ensure that it provides you with quality service and a wide selection of courses to meet your language requirements. All materials integrate Spanish language education in four linguistic abilities: speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. These abilities are taught creatively, alternating short lectures, conversations, exercises, listening to music, and games in a way that enhances the classroom atmosphere and makes learning fun. The language school is equipped with modern facilities, 38 classrooms, a large reception area, and 2 computer rooms with several computers. It also provides WIFI access, 2 large dance rooms for the dance classes, a kitchen, living rooms and common areas, terraces, and a garden for social and recreational activities after a stimulating day of classes. The school believes that in order to effectively learn and speak a foreign language, it is important to have an understanding of the culture where the language is spoken.

The Spanish courses go beyond the textbook by including cultural activities and educational field trips to create a more well-rounded, hands-on approach to understanding the Costa Rican culture and, in turn, the Spanish language. Our goal is to offer modern and comfortable facilities for our students and, at the same time, maintain a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Whether your interest is in a general language course, specialized program, Spanish immersion program for your university or college, or to experience an enriching aspect of the culture while you learn the language, you will find exactly what you need here.

Courses can be both short and long term and are designed for all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced.

The team of highly qualified teachers, with many years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language, has designed a practical, dynamic, and communicative method to learn Spanish in a spontaneous and natural way. We believe that it’s only possible to learn quickly and easily when Spanish lessons are interesting, functional, and fun. Consequently, the essence of the Spanish courses is a varied and features a dynamic teaching approach. The aim is to teach classes that are challenging, yet enjoyable.

The teaching methodology calls for active participation from the Spanish students. The practical courses enable the students to communicate, comprehend, and use accurate pronunciation in Spanish as quickly as possible. The intimate classroom setting, and particular training methodology provide the flexibility to adapt our teaching style and approach to meet your individual needs.

Group Course:
Group classes consist of an average of 3 to 6 students - never more than 7. This intimate class size helps to guarantee your learning success by adapting the teaching methodology to the students’ style. You can either book 20 lessons per week or, if you want to learn more intensively, 30 lessons per week.

Private Course:
If you select individual classes, all the class time will be dedicated to you to achieve the best results during the length of your Spanish program. The teachers take into consideration your personal learning rhythm and preferences (more conversation or more grammar, certain topics to be repeated, etc.) and will modify the program according to your needs.


Key figures of our Spanish School in San José, Costa Rica:

Booking No.


Course Start Date

Year round, always on Mondays for all Spanish levels

Minimum Stay

2 weeks

Spanish Levels

11 proficiency levels according to ACTFL (The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)


Native Spanish speaker

Class Duration

55 minutes

Group Size

Maximum 7 students

Group Course

20 lessons/week: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
or 30 lessons/week: Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Private Course

16 lessons/week

Placement Test

On the first day of school

Language Diploma

Will be issued at the end of the course, stating your acquired proficiency level

Spare Time Activities

Are offered regularly (e.g. City Tour, cooking classes, dance courses, Excursions to National Parks, grammar workshops, conversation training, sports, etc.). Some have a small additional fee.


Computer room and WIFI Internet at the school

All students stay with carefully chosen host families. Living in a typical Costa Rican home gives you the best opportunity to discover the Costa Rican way of life. Homestays are an excellent way to immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture. As part of the family, you will practice speaking Spanish every day while you will learn first-hand about the Costa Rican way of life. The families live either within walking distance of the Spanish school or are a few minutes away by bus. You will have your own single room and weekly laundry service, as well as two meals per day (breakfast and lunch or dinner). Your room will be reserved from the Sunday before your program starts until the Saturday after the last day of your program. Extra days can always be booked upon request.

The Spanish courses in Costa Rica in San José include:
  Consultation of our experienced staff
  Quality Spanish classes
  Teaching material
  Evaluation test
  Refreshments, coffee and tea at school
  Activity calendar with some free activities
  Orientation kit
  English-speaking local support
  24/7 Emergency Number
  Free internet access at school
  Language certificate
  Advisery concerning adequate travel insurance
  Flight booking service (optional and for free)

If booked:
  Single room in homestay (2 meals/day)
  Airport pick-up (if accommodation booked)

What’s not included:
  Travel health insurance
  Local travels


Program / Duration





Group Course
(20 hrs / week)

640 USD

920 USD

1,140 USD

285 USD

Intensive Course
(30 hrs / week)

965 USD

1,380 USD

1,730 USD

430 USD

Private Course
(16 hrs / week)

800 USD

1,200 USD

1,600 USD

400 USD

Host Family

340 USD

510 USD

680 USD

170 USD

 One week accommodation corresponds to 7 days and 6 nights.


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Holidays 2019:
Easter holidays: April 18 + 19 (Classes will not be rescheduled)
Christmas-New Year 2019-2020: Wednesday December 25th through Sunday January 5 , 2020. Open on Monday, January 6th, 2020

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