Language Immersion Courses in Costa Rica

Academia de Español D'Amore

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Academia de Español D'Amore is a Spanish-teaching educational institution based in Costa Rica. The school receives students from all ages, aiming to help them acquire the Spanish language within a peaceful and extremely beautiful environment. Total Spanish immersion is ensured for each participant, and students range from business professionals to university undergraduates, doctors and lawyers. The school is situated in Manuel Antonio, Quepos, one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. A wide range of extracurricular activities are offered as well. Some of them are horseback... See full description.

Central Valley Spanish School

San José, Costa Rica
Central Valley Spanish School has been operating as such since 1993, and offers Spanish language classes in Costa Rica. The program initiated by the school includes 3-4 hours of daily classes, accompanied by diverse afternoon activities to deliver a full learning experience. The teaching method the school has adopted is ‘total immersion in the Spanish language’, which contributes to the natural acquiring of the language. Programs offered are a 4-week Summer Program, a Spanish and Surf Program, and a wide range of excursions. The accommodation offered is with Costa Rican families, all... See full description.

Centro de Idiomas Logos

San José, Costa Rica
Centro de Idiomas Logos is a Language school founded in 2004 in downtown San José, Costa Rica’s capital city. The language center welcomes students from all over the globe, who come to travel and study Spanish in Costa Rica. Centro de Idiomas Logos’s main purpose is to not simply teach the language in an effective way, but to also make learning an enjoyable experience. The classes are designed in a creative and dynamic way; they incorporate varied activities and resources and are very interactive. The options available are Intensive Spanish, Regular Spanish, Conversational Spanish,... See full description.
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Coastal Spanish Institute

Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Costal Spanish Institute provides people from around the globe the opportunity to take part in several Spanish language programs. Coastal Spanish is located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The school offers a unique “welcome program”, which helps people to adjust to the new Costa Rican environment. The school building is built in order to cater private and group classes, while the roof top is best suited for social and cultural gatherings. The accommodation options include home stay with local families and on campus residence. The latter offers extras like cable TV, high speed wireless... See full description.

COMUNICARE. Centro Linguistico, Cultural y de Cooperación

San José, Costa Rica
Communicare is a Spanish learning institute which was founded in 1994 near San Pedro Montes de Oca, Costa Rica. The institute holds pride in offering students a cultural exchange opportunity through language teaching and the creation of a profound learning environment by sharing information and ideas with communities & other social groups. The three basic courses offered at the institute are flexible study program, Central American Reality program and Study & Share program. There are specialized sessions for people who want one-to-one attention and group sessions. Finally, students with... See full description.

Costa Rica Spanish Institute (COSI)

San Pedro, Costa Rica
COSI (Costa Rica Spanish Institute) is a Spanish language learning institute located in San Jose, Costa Rica. It also offers classes in Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast. The courses at COSI start at the beginning of every week throughout the year. Classes are arranged for a mini group of 8 people, while private tutoring is also an option. The time duration for mini-groups is 4 hours/day and so is for private tutoring. The staff at COSI has participated in ACTFL-OPI (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) workshops. COSI offers an exclusive beach and... See full description.

Costa Rican Language Academy

San Jose, Costa Rica
The Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) came into existence in 1989 as a Spanish language center located in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. The teaching approach at CRLA involves active participation of the students. The instructions are interesting and fun, which makes learning easy. CRLA has a permanent staff of 25 teachers all endorsed by the Costa Rican department of Education and qualified in Spanish teaching from either the University of Costa or Universidad Nacional. Many students at CRLA transfer credit to other colleges by applying themselves. CRLA provides a certificate of... See full description.

El Paraiso Language School, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
El Paraiso Spanish Language School is a specialized Spanish teaching institution. Its campus in Costa Rica is situated in Manuel Antonio National Park area, 2.5 hours drive from the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most visited parks of Costa Rica and offers exceptional beaches as well as amazing biodiversity. The school is located only 5 minutes from the beach and 2 minutes from Quepos downtown. The school’s park like location has its own range of animals like monkeys, birds, and others. Course options available at Costa Rica include Spanish,... See full description.

Epifania Spanish School in Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica
Epifania Spanish Language School is a Spanish language school, situated in Curridabat, a suburb of San Jose in Costa Rica. The institution offers 14-day, 10-day and 8-day summer camps, which include a program of full immersion into the Spanish language. The Epifania Spanish School Method was created by Guiselle Quesada, a highly innovative professional with more than 33 years of teaching Spanish as a second language. Epifania Spanish School Method places a strong emphasis on conversation while at the same time introducing applied Spanish grammar. Accommodation offered at the school is... See full description.

Forester Instituto Internacional, Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica
Forester Instituto Internacional is a Spanish language teaching institute situated in San Jose, Costa Rica, and was founded in 1979. The school provides exciting programs centered toward teaching Spanish language and enlightening foreigners on the interesting Spanish tradition and culture. If one are looking for a place to learn Spanish on a short-term basis, Forester InstitutoInternacional is a good option. They offer Spanish courses as short as 1-4 weeks of study, which are taught by native Spanish tutors (mainly Costa Ricans), though they provide Spanish education on long-term basis as... See full description.

Instituto Estelar Bilingüe

Liberia, Costa Rica
When it comes to learning a language, immersion is absolutely the way to go! The Spanish Immersion Program at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe is designed to help you learn fast while experiencing Costa Rican culture, meeting new people, seeing amazing places, and getting involved in the community of Liberia. We offer intensive Spanish classes with highly-trained teachers, homestays with local families, cultural activities, bilingual events, volunteer opportunities, and more! In one week, students are able to advance one level and speak with fluency, accuracy, and confidence. This program is... See full description.

Universal de Idiomas

San Jose, Costa Rica
Universal de idiomas is a language center based in Costa Rica. The school has almost 30 years of experience in the teaching of Spanish to non-native speakers, and takes pride in the friendly, warm environment it manages to create for its students. The school is truly international in nature, while the opportunity to stay with a local family means students can fully immerse in the country’s culture and traditions. Courses offered include regular and intensive options; winter, summer, and fall opportunities; as well as more specialized courses like medical Spanish, Spanish for teachers,... See full description.

WAYRA Instituto de Español

Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Created in 1996, WAYRA's Spanish immersion program in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica, is the perfect choice to learn Spanish in a formal environment while also enjoying surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, canopy, fishing and many other outdoors activities. WAYRA works in association with Instituto Cervantes and is a recognized DELE examination center.

Language Immersion Courses in Costa Rica by City:

GuanacasteJacoLiberiaManuel AntonioPlaya TamarindoSan JoseSan PedroSouth Pasadena

About Language Immersion Courses in Costa Rica

There are a lot of work opportunities for those who speak a different language, and Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. Many people are seeking out careers in the language field and are thus, choosing foreign language degrees to learn their craft. Learning Spanish is a great way to get into an exciting career tract that allows you to work all around the world. Teaching English as a second language is a very in demand career path, and teaching Spanish to English speaking students is also another common career field those with a degree in Spanish choose to work within,

So what better way to learn Spanish than by learning it in a country where Spanish is the national language? Language immersion courses are a unique way to learn a new language, and Costa Rica offers a number of excellent Spanish language immersion programs for students studying abroad. Language immersion is what it sounds, in order to learn the new language, you immerse yourself within it. You live in an area where this is the language spoke, both in oral and the written word. It is believed that this is the fastest and easiest way to learn a new language.

There are a number of things that set language immersion programs in Costa Rica apart from those in other areas of the world. In this beautiful Central American nation, the people speak what is called a "pure" form of the Spanish language. Whereas Spanish in other areas of the world has many regional differences, as well as a lot of slang terms that are only used in that nation, Costa Rican's speak traditional Spanish. That means that you will not be learning a lot of slang or regional dialects that are not spoken in other Spanish speaking places around the world. This is a big advantage that Costa Rican language schools have over others in Latin America.

Most language immersion programs in Costa Rica have very small class sizes, often less than ten students in class. This is so that students can receive more one-on-one treatment and get a more personally tailored education. Some universities even offer private Spanish language programs where you can learn one-on-one, without any other students. These programs are available in both major cities and rural areas. Programs offered in rural areas give the student a much more unique and authentic immersion into Costa Rican culture, as these tend to be small towns and villages where not many tourists spend their time.

Costa Rica is the perfect place to go for those who wish to learn the pure Spanish language by being immersed in Spanish speaking culture. There are a wide variety of programs to choose from - from beginners to advanced Spanish - offering you a quality educational program in an authentic, beautiful setting. These are high quality educational programs that are designed to immerse you in the language and culture, making picking up a new language easier and faster than through any other method.

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