Our language program is based on the communicative approach, which is founded on the idea that learning lenguage successfully comes through having to communicate. The activities in the classroom will be focused on producing meaningful and real communication. During clases, our teachers constantly create situations in which students feel comfortable to communicate.
A different aproach
As a result emphasis is on communicative competence rather than perfect grammar. This makes the lessons more learner-centered. Because fine tuning the grammar is more important for advanced students, this is something we focus on later on in the learning proccess. We want our students to enjoy their lessons by teaching them how to speak as soon as posible.
The language training follows an aproved method of grammar lessons combined with Music, Literature, Art or Movies, additional fun activities like Salsa and Latin dance, Zumba or Yoga lessons, Cooking clases, Excursions to town to practice interview techniques or other real life situations, join Latin Movie nights, Environmental workshops and more.
We also are offering the opportunity to live with a local family in the destination you choose, this is a crucial part of our courses, because this give you the opportunity to practice your Spanish skills improving your fluency outside the school, talking with the members of the family, new friends, and other locals near you.
Not only Spanish lessons
Our courses offer a unique experience for our students, combining Spanish lessons with other activities like surf lessons, cultural tours and visits to beautiful places of Costa Rica.
In the school there is room for students with different Spanish skills (from beginners to advanced students), once you're here, you will have to do a Spanish test to determine your Spanish skills. At the school we also do a short oral evaluation. Once you done the tests, we will evaluate the results and assign you to a group or your level (you can also receive private lessons).