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
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..

Specific contact pages
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. 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
5. 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
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. 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
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. Entre Volcanes Spanish Academy
Courses / Programs
Entre Volcanes Spanish Academy is a Spanish language school in in the wonderful valley of Turrialba (64 kilometers from the capital city, San José) in Costa Rica. We provide group Spanish classes and private Spanish lessons to students from around the world. We offer personalized attention in a warm, professional and friendly atmosphere. Our teachers are native speakers and experts at teaching Spanish to students of all skill levels. Classes are taught with six students maximum.

We offer the possibility of having classes in a green and safe area, surrounded by a beautiful landscape, including an active volcano and near to a small town with all the services. We organize cultural activities every week and tours at reasonable prices. Students who are interested can participate in volunteer work.

We pick students up at the airport. We guarantee access to handicapped people. Coffee and tea are available for free at break time.
- Group Spanish Classes (4 hours a day)

Students meet for 4 hours from Monday through Friday in groups of 6 students maximum (most of the time we have 3 or 4 as maximum).

- Private Spanish Lessons: We provide one-on-one instruction in the following special classes: Business Spanish; Spanish for DELE exam; Travel Spanish; Medical Spanish; Legal Spanish; Cultural Spanish; Spanish for teachers; Spanish for children.

- Online Spanish lessons in Skype
10. 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.
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