Contact - Spanish Language Schools in Costa Rica

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1. La Escuela Del Sol, Montezuma
Courses / Programs
La Escuela Del Sol in Costa Rica is an language immersion program for people who want to learn Spanish fast while having an adventure in a tropical paradise. We offer a 1 to 4 week, college level, Spanish language program as well as additional courses for adventure and self enhancement which can be combined with Spanish classes.

Whether you want to learn fire dancing, surfing, obtain scuba certification or practice yoga, there is a course for you. We even offer College Credit for our Spanish curriculum! All of our teachers have achieved college degrees and teach a university level curriculum to guarantee you a top of the line education.

We're located in Montezuma, a picturesque little town known for its tranquility, its beauty and its sense of adventure, on the eastern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Whether this is your first attempt to learn the language or the culmination of a lifelong quest, Costa Rica is an unbeatable place to study Spanish. “Ticos,” world famous for their spirit of life and hospitality are also well known for what’s widely agreed upon, as the “cleanest” and most understandable accent of all Spanish speaking countries.

Student Testimonial:
“Hey Jeremy!! I just want to tell you that I had an amazing time at your school, and in Montezuma. I miss you and Andrea lots, and I want to go back to Montezuma so badly! Thanks for everything, honestly I've never been as happy as I was in Montezuma.”
Kristina W.
We offer a 1 to 4 week college-level Spanish language program which may be combined with additional activities. Our programs include:

- General Spanish immersion program
- Spanish & Scuba diving certification
- Spanish & Surfing
- Spanish & Yoga instruction
- Spanish & Poi (fire dancing)

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2. Personalized Spanish, San Jose
Courses / Programs
Personalized Spanish was established in 2001 as a boutique school to offer a better approach to teaching a foreign language. Our program focuses on a communicative philosophy with flexible lesson plans to meet the needs of each one of our students at the same time that they are involved in the Costa Rican culture.

We offer a relaxed, cozy and yet professional environment with programs for adults, seniors and children from around the world at all levels - beginner, intermediate & advanced.

The school is located in a peaceful and safe suburban neighborhood between the two major cities of San Jose and Cartago. There is excellent public transportation with buses running regularly; it will take you only 30 minutes to get from here to downtown San Jose.

We provide academic excellence with a variety of programs for your convenience: Immersion programs, Spanish for groups and families, Spanish for travelers and Costa Rican expats, ON LINE CLASSES. You will get a home stays or other type of accommodation accordingly to your preference ,airport transfer. Volunteer and internship opportunities available!
- Spanish immersion programs (private, semi private and mini group (no more than 3 per group)
- Spanish for Professional Purposes (Spanish for Healthcare; Spanish for Business & Law)
- Spanish clash course for travelers
- Spanish for groups and families (discounts)
- Spanish for Expats and Costa Rican residents (discounts)

Specific contact pages
Updated: 2014-08-18
Updated: 2014-08-18
3. Academia de Español D'Amore
Courses / Programs
The Spanish school in Manuel Antonio , Costa Rica was started in 1992 and is today recognized as one of the best Spanish language schools in Costa Rica. In addition to offering excellent Spanish language programs, you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful location within Costa Rica. The school itself sits on the side of a mountain overlooking the Manuel Antonio Beach Park Area and the Pacific. Classrooms are comfortable, and are situated both inside the building and outside on the comfortable patio. This school is the perfect option for those who want to get away from to the beaches and natural parks of Costa Rica, while at the same time learning Spanish.
When students arrive at the Spanish school in Manuel Antonio, they are given an oral proficiency interview to determine their level. Based on this interview, they are placed tentatively in one of six levels. Once placed in a class, students will experience the schools' total immersion methodology. Classes are conducted completely in Spanish. The school uses custom designed curriculum and text materials.
Group Classes: 4 lessons per day in class sizes of no more than 6 individuals. Average class size ranges from 4-8 students. During four lessons sessions, students participate actively in a small group environment. Each student is assured attention to their individual academic needs. If total immersion becomes a difficulty, we offer supplemental instruction in English once a week in order to clarify any doubts.
4. Instituto de Español Costa Rica
Courses / Programs
Our Institute is located in the capital of Costa Rica, San José, in the eastern part called Guadalupe, about 400 m from the State University (Universidad de Costa Rica) and 10 minutes from downtown (using the public bus). San José is situated in the interior of the country, buses leave to every part of the country from here. This makes it easy to reach the beaches, e.g. it is just a 2 hours bus ride to get to Jacó Beach. The aim of the Instituto de Español Costa Rica is to enable students to really communicate in the Spanish language. For this reason our methodology is based on a new concept of Total Immersion in the Spanish language.
All materials integrate Spanish language education in the four linguistic abilities: speaking, comprehension, reading and writing. Our students can decide between small group or individual classes, or Specialized Spanish Programs.
5. Study Spanish Costa Rica
Courses / Programs
We are a school of Spanish immersion, located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and also in the beautiful islands of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. We offer various academic programs, such as Spanish only, Spanish and Surf, Spanish and Scuba Dive, Spanish and Dance, Spanish and Adventure and Spanish and Volunteer.

We offer classes from a complete beginner, intermediate, advanced and superior (ACTFL). It is equivalent to European levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. Our approach to education is casual and relaxed but at the same time we take teaching Spanish seriously and make sure that our students benefit as much as possible from their time with us. We are very customer oriented and will assist our students in any way we can to make sure that our clients are happy while with us and leave even happier.

We are certified by Instituto CERVANTES, Spain for the quality of education that we offer.
- Spanish Only
- Spanish and Surf
- Spanish and Adventure
- Spanish and Dance
- Spanish and Scuba dive
- Spanish and Volunteer
6. Crla Costa Rican Language Academy
Courses / Programs
Costa Rican Language Academy, CRLA, has been providing high quality Spanish language instruction along with an authentic Latin American cultural experience since 1989. CRLA is completely owned and operated by Costa Ricans. All our professors have university degrees as well as ample training and experience. Our Spanish immersion program includes Homestay with local families, Latin dance classes, Costa Rican cooking classes, additional conversation sessions, and other cultural activities. CRLA also has a volunteer program in San José with children, elderly people, or in ecological and conservation projects around the country.
Spanish Programs: Beginner I, II, III - Intermediate I, II, III - Advanced I, II, III. Specialized Spanish courses: Medical, Legal or other bussiness terms, Spanish lietrature, and others. Homestay program with local families. CRLA also has a volunteer program in San José with children, elderly people, or in ecological and conservation projects around the country. Other programs available: Spanish & sports (surf, diving) Spanish and Travel.
7. ILISA Language Institute
Courses / Programs
ILISA offers intensive Spanish language and cross-cultural awareness training in San Pedro, a suburb of San Jose. Our primary goal is to help the organizations and individuals we serve - in business, government education and industry - become the beneficiaries of effective Spanish skills by providing language training that helps them meet their organizational or personal goals.
Spanish for: fun, executives, companies, therapists, special educators, psychologists, medical staff, rehabilitation professionals,
SLP's and audiologists, law enforcement, university credits, nursing, restaurant staff, hotel staff, dentists, agrarians, real estate, construction, physician's.
8. Centro Panamericano de Idiomas
Courses / Programs
Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI), is a Spanish immersion language institution in Costa Rica in Central America. CPI is the only Spanish immersion school in Costa Rica with campuses in three diverse regions of the country, with the same quality service: CPI Monteverde, CPI Heredia and CPI Flamingo. CPI Monteverde is located in the rural region of Monteverde, which is a 3-hour bus ride from San José. CPI Heredia is located in San Joaquín de Flores, a suburb of Heredia and is just a 30-minute drive from San José. CPI Flamingo is located in Flamingo, a beautiful Pacific coastal town in the province of Guanacaste, a 5 hr bus ride from San José.

Whether it be in a rural region in the mountains, a typical town near the city, or a tropical beach on the Pacific Coast, CPI can make your language immersion experience one to remember. Open to all ages, we offer a class methodology like no other seen in Central America. Class sizes are limited to 4 so you get extra personalized attention from our well-trained teaching staff.
-Standard Spanish Program
-Preparation for the Spanish DELE Exam
-Homestay Program with a Local Family
-Business Spanish Seminar
-Social Work Spanish Seminar
-Medical Spanish Seminar
-Seminar for Spanish Teachers
-Study Abroad Program for High School Students
-Family and Kids' Spanish Program
-Retirement Travel Spanish for Seniors
-Dive Certification with Spanish
-Soccer Camp Spanish Program
-Public Safety Spanish Program
9. Samara Spanish School
Courses / Programs
At Samara Spanish School you will be able to learn Spanish while at the same time explore beautiful Costa Rica and enjoy the amazing things it has to offer, all this while combining great learning, a great place to stay and incredible adventures. Samara Beach is located in Guanacaste on the Nicoya Peninsula along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Samara is one of the most pristine beaches in Costa Rica.

We have created an amazing program by combining the teaching experience of Intensa, the tour experience of Carrillo Adventures and the beautiful Hotel Villas Playa Samara. It is a complete learning experience while surrounded by the best place, best people and incredible wildlife and adventure.

After an assessment of your Spanish language level you will be placed in a group with the same level and objectives as yourself. Groups are usually ranging from 2-6 students and are composed of people from different backgrounds. You will be able to socialize and make friends from around the world as well as learn Spanish with local people while experiencing the beautiful Costa Rica and one of its best spots.
- Spanish language classes
- Private Spanish lessons may be given upon request.
10. Greenheart Travel, San Jose & Manuel Antonio
Courses / Programs
In cooperation with our partner language schools in Costa Rica, Greenheart Travel offers Spanish classes for adults aged 17+ in San Jose, the capital and largest city in Costa Rica and in Manuel Antonio National Park which is on the Pacific Coast approximately 130km from San Jose.

We believe that learning Spanish should be fun. Our Spanish language programs are suitable for students with all levels of Spanish - beginner, intermediate & advanced. Conversational methods are emphasized with the intent of enhancing your oral communication skills, however, teachers fully recognize that every student’s learning styles are unique and will vary their lessons accordingly.

Students will learn the language by using it in practical situations, facilitating their ability to speak in Spanish. The classes are well structured and daily lesson plans are developed in order to maximize class learning time on a variety of subjects.
- Spanish language classes for beginner to advanced level
- Homestay accommodation with Costa Rican host families
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- Example of Recent Inquiry Comments submitted in this area:
Posted: 2014-09-17
Program I am interested in: "Spanish Immersion/Scuba with my husband and two sons: ages 10 & 12"