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Language School in Costa Rica

offered by supplier M05641 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Class Size: 1 - 6 people
Destination: Costa Rica  
Category: Language Schools
Specialty: Spanish  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: flexible
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 230 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 1190 US Dollar (USD) per person

This is a highly professional Spanish school located in San Jose, Costa Rica. We organize short and long term, intensive, language Immersion Programs for persons interested in studying Spanish, professional Legal and Medical Spanish courses as well as Spanish for Missionaries and Religious Organizations. Furthermore we offer Professional Internship Programs in many different areas like business administration, legal field, social field, TEFL, tourism, hospitality as well as Voluntary Work in National Parks.

Thanks to our dynamic methodology in language teaching and personalized attention in a professional and friendly atmosphere, we provide high quality in the area of Spanish teaching. Our Mission is offering first rate Spanish instruction along with authentic cultural experience. Therefore we offer personalized attention in individual classes or small groups combined with cultural activities such as Latin Dance and Costa Rican Cooking, for an approach to Latin American culture.

- Standard Spanish
- Intensive Spanish
- Medical Spanish
- Legal Spanish
- Business Spanish
- Spanish for Missionaries and Religious Organizations
- Spanish for Teachers
- Internship Programs
- Voluntary work.

We offer all levels of Spanish, from beginners until superior. Classes start every Monday and are held from Monday through Friday; students may study from one week to however many weeks they wish. We use a series of workbooks and textbooks, which include general Spanish as a foundation as well as specific professional vocabulary and themes depending on the special area of health care practiced by the student.

Faculty Information:
IECR is a private school specialized in teaching the Spanish language successfully since 1995.
We have been receiving students from all over the world in general as well as specialized Spanish programs.
You will always find a friendly atmosphere at our school which will feel you comfortable because our staff offers personalized attention to each student from the very beginning including tour and hotel reservations, travel tips, cultural advise throughout your stay until the day of your graduation. Furthermore you will have the success in your communication skills in the Spanish language in an amazingly short period of time, which is guaranteed by our total immersion methodology!

Our methodology is based on the concept of total immersion in the Spanish language. All materials integrate Spanish language education in the four linguistic abilities: speaking, comprehension, reading and writing. We offer two Spanish programs, 4 hours or 6 hours per day, with or without home stay, with or without excursions.

Classes may take place in the morning or afternoon.
Specialized Spanish courses are offered exclusively as individual classes in order to provide each participant with the instructional material and themes corresponding to his/her specialization. We take pride in our high quality instructional materials and effective teaching staff.

- Some instructors hold a graduate degree and others present additional studies like journalism, law, biology, theology, medicine etc.
- Most of our teachers have worked at our school for more than three years and all have ample experience teaching Spanish as a second language.
- Our instructors are all very professional, enthusiastic and friendly and consider teaching the Spanish language as their mission.

Other Activities:
Regular activities: Latin American dance lessons, Costa Rican cooking classes, visits of the central market, tropical fruits presentation, excursions to the center of San José in order to visit cultural places of interest (National Museum, National Theater, etc.), visits of the University of Costa Rica, graduation celebrations on Fridays

Possible activities: Trips to different volcanoes (Poás, Irazú, Arenal and Hot Thermal Springs "Tabacon"), White Water Rafting Tours in tropical rivers, excursions to National Parks (for example Tortuguero National Park), to the Orosi Valley/Orchid, Orchid Garden "Lankester", to the Handicraft Village Grecia/Sarchi, trips with the Rain Forest Aerial Tram, visits to a nearby butterfly farm as well as coffee plantation, etc.

Programs including excursions will give you the opportunity to improve your knowledge of the Spanish language and get to know the country and its people from all points of view. All excursions are held in Spanish.

Facility Information:
Computer Lab, cafeteria, TV room, free Internet access as well as wireless Internet connection, free export quality Costa Rican coffee, free library access, free usage of films in Spanish language, 24 hour airport pick up and transfer to the host family/hotel/apartment, tours with student discounts, free cultural activities like Latin American dance classes etc.

Homestay: Our families, all of which are carefully screened and accustomed to hosting foreign students, live within the area of the school so that students may either walk to class each day or take the bus. The host families are patient and extend themselves to help our student to learn Spanish. With the families, our participants are totally immersed in the Costa Rican culture and have the opportunity to practice Spanish daily.

The family provides participants with breakfast, dinner or lunch as well as laundry service. The standard of living of the host families is considered middle class by Costa Rican standard. In general, participants find a simpler way of life than to which they are accustomed to. However, Costa Rica is not a typical developing country and many homes have the same consumer items which are found in North America and Europe. Our participants have a room of their own.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

- 20 hours' Spanish course (1 week in group classes, 4 hours daily from Monday through Friday) for US-$ 230.00;
- 4 weeks' Spanish immersion program (4 daily hours in group classes from Monday through Friday including home stay with two meals per day and laundry service) for US-$ 1190

About This Supplier
Location: Costa Rica
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2005

M05641 is a private school specialized in teaching the Spanish language successfully since 1995. We have been receiving students from all over the world in general as well as specialized Spanish programs. You will always find a friendly atmosphere at our school which will feel you comfortable because our staff offers...

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