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Learn Spanish in San José
Want to experience Costa Rica’s incredibly colourful capital city? Then take a Spanish course in San José and discover colonial grandeur, exceptionally friendly locals and an astonishingly rich culture! Take a walk through San José’s maze of animated streets and alleys, where you will stumble upon countless museums and art galleries and delve deep into Costa Rican culture. If you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, do not fear! You’re never far from nature in Costa Rica, with dense rainforests, soaring mountain peaks and all manner of wildlife right at your fingertips. Study Spanish at our San José school for a truly unforgettable trip, and complete immersion in the Costa Rican way of life.
Our school in San José
Our San José school is situated in San Pedro, a safe area just ten minutes away from the very heart of the city. Also San José’s university district, you will find many bars, restaurants, shops and live-music venues within easy reach. It is the ideal location for language students, where you will never run out of friendly, open people to meet, or opportunities to put your Spanish skills into practice in real-life situations!
The modern school building is purpose-built for teaching languages, and is comprised of 15 comfortable classrooms (indoor and outdoor), a computer room, and an outdoor snack bar.
Courses in San José
- Intensive (20)
- Intensive + Private Lessons (30)
Our school in San José offers an Intensive Spanish course consisting of 20 group Spanish lessons per week, which take place on a Monday to Friday basis, either in the mornings (from 9:00am until 1:00pm) or in the afternoons (from 2:00pm until 6:00pm).
Language groups are kept small, with an average of 4-6 students in each group (maximum. 8). This approach ensures that you get plenty of personal attention from teaching staff, improves confidence during class discussions and in turn allows your Spanish skills to progress rapidly!
For even more individual time with teachers, the school also offers a course of 20 Private Lessons per week, or you can even combine the benefits of both approaches with our Combined Course. This option gives you 20 group lessons and 10 Private Lessons each week.
As in all of our schools, teaching is given by fully-qualified, native Spanish-speakers.
A great way to help the local community, and practice your Spanish as well, is through volunteer work. Our school arranges participation in various projects, including rain forest conservation and childcare. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
- Host Family
Stay with a Costa Rican host family for even more Spanish practice, where you will enjoy two meals each day and experience the famous Costa Rican hospitality!
Alternatively, you might prefer to have your own space whilst you learn Spanish in San José. Our school’s three-bedroom apartments are located very close to the school, and have free Internet access, cable TV and a cleaning service. Choose to share your fully-furnished apartment with your fellow students, or keep the place to yourself.
In your free time, you can join our school’s extra-curricular leisure programme to meet new people, practice your language skills outside of the classroom and experience Costa Rican culture first-hand! Activities vary from week to week, but may include:
Lessons in Merengue, Salsa and Costa Rican cookery, movie-nights, museum visits, city tours, shows at the National Theatre, zip-lining, market visits, hiking trips, white-water rafting, and many more!
How to get there
Upon your arrival at San José Airport, representatives of our school will collect you and take you directly to your accommodation, free of charge.
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