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)

Specific contact pages
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 Estelar Bilingüe
Courses / Programs
Located in the Guanacaste region in northwestern Costa Rica, the Estelar Spanish program is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows students to be fully immersed in the culture, making it fun and easy to learn Spanish at a rapid pace.

The program includes intensive, conversational Spanish classes with a wide variety of extracurricular activities, cultural events, and the chance to meet and interact with the Guanacastecan students in our English program. Spanish students also have the option of staying with a local family which includes authentic Costa Rican meals and constant Spanish practice with the host family.

All of our teachers are certified, highly trained, passionate, fun, and dedicated to seeing students learn fast. Our friendly staff is always available to help. At Instituto Estelar, we go the extra mile to make sure that each student is cared for, comfortable, and in the best atmosphere to learn Spanish and experience Costa Rica at the same time!
- Spanish Immersion Program
- Private Spanish Classes
- Spanish for Expats
- Spanish Classes on the Beach
- Summer Teen Program
- Extracurricular activities: cooking class, dance class, music appreciation class, artisan class, group bilingual clubs, individual language exchange, and volunteer opportunities
5. Experience Mission
Courses / Programs
Based in Port Hadlock, Washington, Experience Mission is a Christian mission organization offering a 6 month immersion program in the Caribbean region that starts by serving in one of South Atlanta's toughest neighborhoods before volunteering abroad in Haiti, Jamaica and Costa Rica. Experience Mission also offers a mission program in Africa, that starts in the Native American Navajo Nation of northeastern Arizona, before travelling to South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana. We currently do not provide Spanish classes as part of our program in Costa Rica.

You will experience everything from the bustling inner city to the remotest parts of the rain-forest, building authentic relationships and partnering with local leaders to create sustainable change.

Our mission programs can be divided into three areas of focus: Volunteer Mobilization, Leadership Development, and Community Empowerment. These three distinct focuses are inextricably bound and share the common purpose of spreading the love of Christ to a world in need.
Christian Mission Program (6 months):

- Immersion. Atlanta to Caribbean. Start in South Atlanta and then travel to Haiti, Jamaica and Costa Rica.

We also offer a Navajo to Africa program where participants travel to South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana.

We currently do not provide Spanish classes with our programs.
6. 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.
7. 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
8. Costa Rica Spanish Online Institute
Courses / Programs
Costa Rica Spanish Online Institute offers quality Spanish language lessons and material to ensure customer satisfaction. Learning Spanish as a foreign language and taking Spanish lessons to improve your language skills requires a language facilitator; a teacher that is able to encourage you to practice what you learn.

Costa Rica Spanish Online Institute provides experienced language instructors who exhibit expertise in the field, as well as the ability to motivate the student to speak the language. Our online Spanish courses will encourage you to speak Spanish as you learn Spanish grammar.

We are a customer driven Spanish language school owned by a Costa Rican language teacher who was raised in the United States, with over 29 years hands-on experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language to visitors that come to Costa Rica on business trips and holidays.

Our new online Spanish courses on Skype offer high quality lessons. You can practice your language skills before you travel to Latin America.
- Online Spanish language lessons for intermediate students

- Online Spanish language lessons for advanced students

* Free language placement test online

* Target Spanish grammar areas / conversation practice with a wide variety of language program links
9. Centro Cultural De Idiomas
Courses / Programs
Spanish in Action, Centro Cultural de Idiomas, Language School and Lodge offers complete classes in conversational Spanish. We have flexible courses and rates for your specific needs. Whether it's a two-week Survival Course, two month Intensive Immersion course, or even if you'll just be here for a few days, we can accommodate you. We are located in Alajuela, Costa Rica, 50 meters south of the Post Office. We offer home stay accommodation, tours, travel advice, and personalized service.
Regular - 10 hours/week, Intensive - 20 hours/week, Survival - 1-2 weeks, 10-20 hours/week
10. 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.
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Posted: 2014-08-29
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