Learn Spanish in Costa Rica
Do you feel like learning a new language?
Then decide now for your language study trip to Costa Rica. In this tropical dreamland, you can learn Spanish with professional language schools and enjoy the country in your free time. A Spanish course is the perfect start to your adventure in Costa Rica. Ordering a cocktail in the local language on the beach? No problem for you after your first Spanish lessons.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, the language course in Costa Rica is perfectly adapted to your individual needs, allowing you to quickly and enjoyably raise your language skills to the next level.
Reasons for a language course in Costa Rica
Why is a language course in Costa Rica worthwhile?
If you want to get to know the small country between the Pacific and the Caribbean, then start your adventure with a Spanish course in beautiful Costa Rica. The country has a total of 1,230 km of coastline with countless beaches and national parks. Our language schools are located on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts in beautiful seaside locations.
Although young people in Costa Rica increasingly speak English, it makes a big difference when traveling or in your volunteer program if you can communicate in the local language. The Ticos, as the Costa Ricans call themselves, are always happy when you try to communicate with them in Spanish. This way it is much easier to start a conversation and to get to know the country and its people. Likewise, many international backpackers are drawn to Costa Rica for a language study trip, so you have the opportunity to meet new people and make friends in the Spanish course.
With the basis of a language course in Costa Rica, you can then participate in your work & travel program and apply your Spanish skills directly.
Language course in Costa Rica and then?
Combine your language study trip in Costa Rica with a work & travel program or volunteer project of your choice to make your stay unforgettable. We offer many different opportunities and programs to get involved in a local project.
Are you interested in a language study trip to Costa Rica? Then register for a non-binding consultation and we will answer all your questions about the language courses and projects.
Our language school in Sámara, Costa Rica
For your language study trip in Costa Rica, the modern equipped language school in beautiful Sámara offers the perfect place to learn and relax, just a few steps from the beach.
The tropical campus on the Pacific coast of Guanacaste gives you the opportunity to easily work on your Spanish skills in an interactive learning atmosphere. In the language course you will be assisted by accredited Spanish teachers, all of whom have advanced university degrees, as well as the multilingual support staff. Classes are small and made up of international students, each with a similar level of Spanish.
The Language Culture Center also maintains a close exchange with the local Tico community and actively supports them in social development projects. Experience culture first hand, at this place it is made possible for you.
A dreamy, secluded beach becomes your new home!
Sámara is perfect for a quiet surf and beach experience, as well as long nights in the bars. But you can not only relax on the beach, you can also explore the nearby national parks and reserves. Although small, this typical “Tico” town has everything you need for a language study trip in Costa Rica – supermarkets, a pharmacy, a bank, a medical clinic as well as various restaurants, stores and bars.
Apart from the beautiful beach, students of the Spanish course can visit nearby Nicoya, the colonial capital of the region, or the indigenous areas where traditional ceramic crafts can still be experienced today.
In Sámara there is the possibility to live with a local host family. You will have your own room in the family’s house. This is a great opportunity to practice your newly learned Spanish skills directly with the family and to intensify your language study. Another advantage is that the host family cooks delicious Costa Rican food and breakfast and dinner are included.
You can also live in a shared room in the student residence directly on the campus of the language school. The residence has five bedrooms of different sizes, each with two to five beds. All rooms are air conditioned and have private bathrooms. There is an equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a large common area with deck chairs, hammocks and dining tables. In addition, the accommodation has it a large garden, which invites you to spend time.
Our language school in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The school in Tamarindo offers a comprehensive program of private and group lessons, and in the Surf Town, of course, surf lessons that can be booked in addition to the language course. Since its foundation in 1996, numerous students from all over the world have successfully learned Spanish in this school, which speaks for the professionalism and quality of the teaching.
In the group course, the learning units are integrated into the cultural context and are taught in a fun way. The groups have a maximum of 6 students, and the teacher is able to respond well to each individual. Both absolute beginners and students with a Spanish level can take part in the lessons, which are adapted according to the abilities and levels. Much emphasis is placed on developing listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in Spanish.
The school offers group classes in the morning and afternoon. The schedule usually changes weekly.
Tamarindo is Costa Rica’s absolute paradise for surfers and those who want to be! The lively and lively city is located in the north of the Nicoya Peninsula and is the surfer hotspot par excellence. If you want to learn not only Spanish but also surfing during your language study trip in Costa Rica, Tamarindo is the right place for you!
The best surf schools and many opportunities for diving, snorkeling and swimming await you there. The city owes its good reputation to the dream beaches and the variety of hostels, hotels, restaurants and bars. There are also many other beaches and national parks nearby that are perfect for a day trip.
After the Spanish course you can visit the city in the evening with its small charming bars and restaurants. This is also where the locals like to spend their evening and you will quickly meet new people. When the party lights come on in the clubs and Latin music plays on the dance floor, no one wants to go home.
Since many tourists are attracted to Tamarindo, the city offers professional language schools with the best language courses in Costa Rica.
In Tamarindo you can fully immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture and live with a host family during your language course. This way you can get to know the culture and way of life of the Ticos even better and practice your Spanish through contact with the locals. You will quickly learn the Spanish names of the different foods when you help with the cooking in the family.
Traditional breakfast and dinner are included. With the host family you will have your own place of retreat, but you can also spend a lot of time with the locals, who will always help you with local knowledge and insider tips to make the most of your stay in Tamarindo.
Our language school in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Taking a language course and chilling under palm trees in the Caribbean sounds like a dream? In Puerto Viejo you can make this dream come true!
The language school is located in the center of the town and just a few steps from the sea. The school works with trained teachers who are native Spanish speakers and offers individual and group classes depending on the level. The group classes are held in small groups of three to six people and place a lot of emphasis on interaction and active learning. It takes place from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00, after which you have the rest of the day free.
A balanced overall concept between learning and relaxation is very important to the language school. Therefore, there are sports, yoga, meditation and other leisure activities for the students to compensate.
Puerto Viejo: the “old port” is for many tourists the most beautiful spot in the country. The Caribbean has a special flair and the beaches are beautiful. Many small bays with golden sandy beaches wind along the coast. In the shade of palm trees and a breeze from the sea, it is easy to endure the midday heat.
In Cahuita and Manzanillo there are natural national parks to get to know the rainforests and their animal inhabitants. The sea invites you to swim, snorkel and on some beaches also to surf.
Your language course can be combined with many leisure activities. The town of Puerto Viejo may be small, but it has a lot to offer. Numerous restaurants, cafés, bars, stores and supermarkets are located in the center and can be reached on foot or by bike. There is also a cool nightlife to party to make your language study trip perfect.
The language school offers its own accommodation with double and single rooms. The house is located right next to the language school. The room is equipped with wifi, fan, mosquito net and cleaning service. There you will live in a double room with shared bathroom.
There is no kitchen in the accommodation, but you will find plenty of food options in the area. The house has a cozy common area with sofas and hammocks, a terrace and a garden to relax and meet with your classmates. It is located in the center of Puerto Viejo and the black beach “Playa Negra” is only a few hundred meters away.
Your daily schedule during the Spanish course in Costa Rica
Classes are held from Monday to Friday, five days a week, with 4 hours per day. To make learning as efficient as possible, the language courses use various interaction activities, such as group work. Through a balance of theory and practice, you will learn the language in a fun way and develop a sense of expressing yourself according to your personality.
With a 20-hour group course per week, there is plenty of time for free time. Where better to spend it than in the breathtaking nature of Costa Rica! The language study trip offers you an optimal balance between classes and leisure activities, such as participation in Latin American dance, cooking, surfing and yoga, among others.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in various tours together with other participants of the Spanish course in order to explore the beautiful nature of Costa Rica. A lot of variety awaits you, because here no day is like the other.
Your free time during your language travel in Costa Rica
Besides the Spanish course in Costa Rica, you can spend your free time exploring the country of “Pura Vida”. Depending on the program location, you have the opportunity to combine your language study trip with surfing, diving, snorkeling, hiking, climbing and much more.
You can get to know the rainforest and the breathtaking natural and animal world of Costa Rica and use your Spanish skills directly. Whether it’s buying a bus ticket, asking for directions, or ordering in a restaurant – you just have to have the guts!
If you choose Sámara, Puerto Viejo or Tamarindo as the program location for your language course, you can enjoy your free time every day by the sea. Read a book, swim in the sea, relax under palm trees and admire the sunset.
For those who want a little more action, you can learn how to surf in addition to your Spanish course! After the lessons, throw yourself into the waves with your board until you are really exhausted. You can also book a boat trip, snorkel tour or even a dive with a local agency. Rent a bike to explore the surrounding beaches and national parks or take a hike through the rainforest.
On the weekends you don’t have classes and can use the time for longer excursions into the surrounding area. It is also worth visiting a coffee or cocoa plantation to learn more about the country and its treasures.
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