Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Spanish language courses are taught in Spanish and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope with a
- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
- Start learning Spanish in Costa Rica in the capital city of San Jose, founded in 1737, it has a pleasant mixture of traditional and modern Spanish architecture. The school is located in the town of San Pedro, just 2.5 miles from the center of the capital city, San Jose. There are plenty of amenities including bars, restaurants, and shops in the surrounding area of the school. This quiet location is a ten minute bus ride from downtown San Jose, providing students with the best of both worlds.
Before the start of the language course, students will take a placement test which helps place them in the correct group. Students will develop and improve all language skill areas, including writing, reading, listening, and speaking. Besides the language, students will also learn more about the culture of Latin America. While in San Jose, students can stay with local host families. Students will have their own room and share breakfast and dinner with the family.
Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Spanish language courses are taught in Spanish and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope with any situation they are likely to encounter.
Standard: 4 group lessons daily (20 lessons per week) or Combined: 4 group lessons PLUS 2 private lessons daily (30 lessons per week) or Private: 4 private lessons daily (20 lessons per week) * Use of teaching materials and instructional documents. * Maximum class size: 8 students. * Placement test on the first Monday at beginning of course. * Host Family accommodation in private room with 2 meals daily * Cultural and social activities. * Language proficiency certificate at end of program upon request.
- Setting Description:
- The capital, San José was founded in 1737 and has a pleasant mixture of traditional and modern Spanish architecture. With a population of over half a million, San Jose is the political and administrative center of the country. San Jose is the transportation hub of the country, so most students spend at least a few days in the city. The streets are narrow and busy and the liveliest place in the city can be found at the Plaza de la Cultural, the city's hub, where musicians, artists, and street vendors work the crowds. It also has several excellent museums, some great restaurants, colorful markets and a fine climate. Mercado Central is the best market for bargains; it has a range of goods including lots of local leather work, and some of the cheapest meals in town.
- 1 Week Standard Course: $192.50 USD 2 Weeks Standard Course: $385.00 USD 1 Week Intensive Course: $385.00 USD 2 Weeks Intensive Course: $770.00 USD
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