Program Details

Super intensive Spanish immersion program in Costa Rica with 4-hours-day in the classroom, Homestay accommodation with meals, and conversational classes with local Costa Rican students.
Heredia, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
High School
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Study and learn Spanish the real way; through complete immersion.

The intensive Spanish immersion program at Tico Lingo aims to give students linguistic fluency through cultural immersion and interactive cultural education. Completly curated by expert Costa Rican Spanish professors, the program utilizes a small group atmosphere of no more than five students per class and emphasizes speaking and verbal comphrension. Classes are 4 hours per day, 5 days a week (20 Hours per week)

In addition to Spanish classes, the program places students with local Costa Rican families where students live, enjoy two meals a day, and continue to further practice their Spanish skills locally. Families live within walking distance and often join in on weekly conversational classes held at the school where Spanish learners pair up with English learners to practice their respective new languages!

Many students have seen drastic increases in Spanish language fluency after 3 to 4 weeks. Program duration is flexible, ranging from 1-12 weeks.

Program includes the following:

* 4 hours/day of intensive Spanish instuction
* Homestay program
* Small groups (max. 6, avg. 3)
* City-wide tour of Heredia
* Free material
* Conversational classes with English students
* Free pick-up / drop-off at airport
* Diploma for course completion
* Map of the city and surrounding area
* 24/7 emergency support
* Free use of wi-fi and kitchen

Setting Description:
Tico Lingo is located in the heart of Costa Rica in the historic city of Heredia. Two hours from the Pacific and three hours from the Caribbean, the school is fully equipped with a library, yoga and dance studio, five classrooms, a kitchen, and organic vegetable garden. Coffee is free all day and students are encouraged to hang out in the hammocks, study in the library, and spend time at the many tables on the patio relaxing and doing homework with other students.
395/week USD. Program duration is flexible, ranging from 1-12 weeks. Many students have seen drastic increases in Spanish language fluency after 3 to 4 weeks.

Additional Program Information


Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 2 Reviews

  • A great place to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

    I work seasonal jobs in the U.S. and had some time off between jobs. I found Tico Lingo online, sent an email, and heard back immediately from the Program Director, Chris. Everyone was very clear and friendly and the price was great! I landed on a Sunday

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I Learned So Much Spanish

    I did a three week program at Tico Lingo that included 4 hours / day of group Spanish instruction as well as Homestay accommodation and Latin dance classes. I walked away with an ability to speak fluently and casually with locals that really improved

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend