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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
Located close to San Jose, Costa Rica, 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 and convenience for you picking you up at the international airport Juan Santa Maria and transferring you to your homestay or accommodation. Volunteer opportunities available!
Spanish Language Programs:

- Private Spanish Lessons
- Semi-Private Spanish Lessons
- Mini group (not more than 3 per class)
- Spanish Pronto! for travelers
- Spanish for groups and families (discounts)
- Spanish for Expats and Costa Rican residents (discounts)
- Spanish for Professional Purposes (Spanish for Healthcare; Spanish for Business & Law)
& more..

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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. 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.
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. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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.
10. Intercultura Spanish School, Heredia Courses / Programs
Learn the language... live the culture! With two special locations - Colonial Heredia and Playa Sámara - Intercultura Spanish School offers you the opportunity to experience Costa Rica from two very different perspectives and provides a total immersion in the Spanish Language and culture. Study Spanishat our City or Beach Campus, or split your time between both locations.

Experience the local life of each region and their distinctive character, way of life and charm. Sample what the country has to offer and discover the natural beauty of this tropical paradise. If a gated beach resort is not your thing, then this might be your perfect vacation.

Escape from your daily routine and immerse yourself in the language and share the life of a local family. The experience will change you! You will be taught by university qualified Spanish professors. In the classes, the communicative approach will be used to facilitate interactions and give lots of practice for daily conversations with your newfound friends.
- Spanish Total Immersion Program for Adults
- Medical Spanish
- Spanish and Latin Dancing
- Private Spanish classes
- Homestays with local host family
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Posted: 2014-04-16
Program I am interested in: "I am interested in my 15 year old daughter attending spanish classes and being scuba certified. She needs to get a high school Spanish credit and can stay for 3-4 weeks. I want to attend one week of Spanish class."
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Program I am interested in: "beginging Spanish , maybe one week at time"
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Program I am interested in: "learning Spanish and volunteer work, doing half day of each"