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Spanish is spoken by more than 400 million people and the Spanish-speaking population is one of the fast growing segments in the world. Spanish is also the major language in the beautiful country Costa Rica. While visiting Costa Rica, a tourist gets an amazing opportunity to learn Spanish. A Spanish course in Costa Rica provides an opportunity to explore an authentic tropical paradise from within. ESLs partner language school in San Jose - Coronado, Costa Rica: Academia Tica, offers optimal conditions for those who have plans for learning Spanish in Costa Rica. The school is surrounded by a tropical garden in a sunny and green area. It has 10 well-resourced classrooms, a state-of-the-art library, a multimedia centre with computers and Internet access, a TV and a small cafeteria. Teachers are well-trained and highly qualified. They have both wide experience of teaching their mother tongue as well as a contagious gusto for Spanish.
Available Spanish courses for students keen to learn Spanish in Costa Rica include Standard course and Intensive course. Duration of both courses can be opted from a range of 1-32 weeks by students aged 18 or above. For leisure, the school offers a free activity each afternoon. On the first day, students enjoy an orientation tour of the capital San Jose; the next day, they have a Latin dance lesson, a cultural excursion or a cooking class where they can have a taste of typical dishes of the region. Other activities include a trip to the Institute of Snakes Clodomiro Picado in Coronado, or a visit to the private sports centre in Moravia.
For accommodation, one can choose to stay with other international students in a residence, which is on the same site as the school. The school also carefully selects host families who generally live around 15-30 minutes away from the school. Host family accommodation provides foreign students with an enriching option from both a linguistic and cultural point of view. These host families offer the opportunity to practice Spanish daily in a relaxed and motivating atmosphere.
Spanish language school Academia Tica in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica also offers Standard and Combined courses. The school is located in a very quiet area on the Calle Naciones Unidas, and is surrounded by shops, restaurants, medical health centres, pharmacies and Internet cafes. Located at a stones throw distance, the school has 4 well-equipped classrooms, a small swimming pool, a kitchen and a large covered terrace, where students can go to relax and meet other students during breaks and after class.
To learn Spanish in San Jose also become easier with ESLs partner school Spanish language school Academia Columbus, which is housed in a modern and well-resourced building, close to the city centre of Santo Domingo. The spacious and bright classrooms, a very pleasant garden, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, motivating teachers and classes in small groups (maximum 5 students) allow students to grasp the fundamentals of the language quickly.