Learn Spanish in Costa Rica
A Spanish course in Costa Rica gives participants an opportunity of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Although Costa Rica is one of the smallest countries in Latin America, no other country offers greater biodiversity with its impressive natural beauty and exciting adventure tours.
In Costa Rica, you can find everything from lava-streaming volcano peaks to crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean, from the grandiose tropical rainforest to the untouched Pacific sand beaches - adventurers and nature-lovers are guaranteed to experience a great deal and to have a lot to tell when they get back home.
A Spanish course in Costa Rica is more than just a typical holiday; for participants, this experience is the key to the Spanish language, and will make the culture and traditions of Costa Rica more accessible to them.
In our language schools in Costa Rica participants learn the Spanish language in exciting and authentic environment with like-minded people of different backgrounds and nationalities. If you want to live with a local "Tico" guest family, a school apartment or in a luxurious hotel, together with the language school, we will give our best to guarantee that your accommodation in Costa Rica not only lives up to your expectations, but greatly exceeds them.
Costa Rica is really the perfect place for a perfect nature-orientated language holiday Pura Vida!
Our School Location
Our two language schools in Costa Rica benefit from different layers. The language school in San Jose is located in a quiet and safe area, between San Pedro and Zapote and is only 10 minutes by bus from the city centre. The public bus network in Costa Rica is very well developed and will take you almost anywhere. It is also very easy to get a taxi. Our Pacific language school is located in Manuel Antonio and has unique views. The National Park and the sea are not far away and for these reasons the school is a great place from which to explore Costa Rica's nature.
In order to enable our customers to get the most out of their language course, we work not only with the most renowned and recognised Spanish language schools in Costa Rica, but we also represent TWO language schools in Costa Rica. One of the schools is located in the heart of the country, in the capital San Jose.
To make sure that we send our students only to the best language schools, it is very important to us that the schools are certified by recognised organisations and institutions.
Our language schools in Costa Rica are therefore members of three organisations. The AATSP (The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) aims to promote the study and teaching of Latin American, Luso-Brazilian and other related languages. The organisation supports learning foreign languages through the exchange of pedagogical and educational information.
Furthermore, the language schools are members of ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations). The aim of this organisation is to set up globally recognised guidelines and to make the governments aware of the benefits of language course and educational trips. The primary focus of this award is the quality of the institution.
In addition to these memberships our schools in San Jose and on the Pacific coast are registered with FIYTO (Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations). This is a community of global trade for organizations and companies that specialise in youth travel. FIYTO aims to set and maintain specific standards in the field of youth exchange. Membership of FIYTO is a sign of credibility and respectability, because it only recognises reputable and financially stable companies.
“I really had a great time in Costa Rica!! The experience I had was unforgettable, everybody at the school and in the host family are very friendly, helpful and open-minded. I highly recommend it!!”
“During my 8 weeks studying, I found the teachers to be dedicated and very capable. As the class sizes are kept small, I was able to focus on what I needed to learn and I greatly increased my speaking ability. I met students from all over the world and enjoyed the culture of Costa Rica. I highly recommend the school to anyone.”
“We are very glad that we chose the school. The entire staff is professional and organized. Our teachers were excellent! The school in Manuel Antonio is a facility with an amazing view of the Pacific, and the fresh fruits and coffee at break times are always delicious. Our 4 weeks at the school was a most worthwhile vacation. ¡Perfecto!”
“The school is an outstanding school for anyone with the desire of learn or improve their Spanish. Teachers are excellent, patient, and motivating. The staff was always willing to assist in any way possible. The school is a fantastic, friendly and reliable school. I hope to return one day soon.”
In order to teach Spanish and accommodate the requests and requirements of language students, our language schools offer various Spanish courses in Costa Rica.
Improve your proficiency in Spanish in one of our general language courses in Costa Rica in order to communicate better in a Spanish-speaking country. Learning expressions and common phrases in everyday situations and studying grammar and vocabulary will contribute to your improvement. You can choose between two intensity levels of the Spanish language course in Costa Rica. The most intensive way to learn Spanish in Costa Rica is through a private course. This way you’ll receive private, one-to-one instruction from one language teacher and will also be given a tailored teaching plan. The instruction will be customised according to your wishes. Specialising in a specific subject is also possible with our specialist courses. Furthermore, our language schools in Costa Rica offer students the opportunity to participate in volunteer work.
To make sure you are assigned to the appropriate language proficiency level, an oral entrance exam will take place on the first day of the course. You will be tested for basics of the Spanish language. This allows classes to be organized in such a manner that no student will be overburdened or under-stimulated.
The group courses consist of a maximum of 8 students, and, as a rule, the groups will be kept small even outside the season. One lesson lasts 45 minutes. The course material including books, the placement exam and the participation certificate is included in the price. Please keep in mind that our language school in Costa Rica is generally tailored to the education of adults. The Spanish courses in Costa Rica can be booked for students who are at least 17 years of age (group courses). Younger participants can book private courses as long as they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The Sprachdirekt team is ready to answer any questions that you may have regarding the language courses in Costa Rica.
Course Dates and Info
In addition to the language course, it’s also important to choose the right kind of accommodation for the duration of your language course. Due to different views and needs of language course participants, it’s possible to choose from several different accommodation options. Stay with a carefully selected host family and learn about the culture and customs of Costa-Ricans firsthand. Use this unique opportunity to use Spanish in everyday situations. By doing so, you will deepen your knowledge and increase your language proficiency. In San Jose, it’s also possible to live in an apartment of the school.
If you don´t want to stay with a host family when you come to our school in San Jose, and you are staying for a minimum of 4 weeks, you have the additional choice of staying in an apartment. These fully equipped apartments are a short walk away from the school. There is a computer with Internet access in each apartment and a television in the lounge.
Homestay is the most popular type of accommodation for our language school students in Costa Rica and here you can live with a Costa Rican family. This is a great opportunity to get to know and love the family and immerse yourself in the culture of Costa Rica.
When you visit our Pacific language school in Costa Rica, we recommend Backpackers as a place to stay.
We offer an exciting activity program and different excursions for our students to get to know the culture and wonderful country of Costa Rica as well as the language. Once a week we hold merengue and salsa dance lesson for those who love dance.