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THE SPANISH LANGUAGE

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world due to the number of speakers who claim it as their native tongue (after Mandarin Chinese). It is spoken as a first and second language amongst 450 and 500 million people. It is the third most spoken language as a first or second language after Mandarin Chinese and English combined, and is the mother tongue to 400 million people worldwide... Read more

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Spanish School in Playa Tamarindo, COSTA RICA

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

School Description Playa Tamarindo is a dynamic town on the west coast of Costa Rica. Because of its tropical environment and untouched beaches, this is one of the best locations to study Spanish in Costa Rica. The school is located in the center of town right along the beach and is close to several restaurants and shops.

The top floor of the school is used as a student residence, which contains dorm style rooms. The school itself is designed for teaching small groups. There are 8 classrooms, a staff office, a large indoor meeting area, a spacious outside area and balcony, and a surf bodega. There is also a small library. The school has good Wi-Fi connection and offers coffee and snacks during the breaks.

SPANISH PROGRAM IN PLAYA TAMARINDO

Spanish Program You can start your Spanish course in Playa Tamarindo on any Monday throughout the year. The duration of a class is 55 minutes and each class has a maximum of 6 students. There are several courses you may choose from, all of which are made up of a combination of conversational grammar, practical conversation and lecture.
  • Standard Spanish program (4 Lessons per day, 20 lessons per week)
  • Intensive Spanish program (6 lessons per day, 30 lessons per week plus 2 hours per day of extra group instruction in the afternoon)
  • Private Spanish program (20-35 lessons per week)
  • Super intensive Spanish program (30 lessons per week: Standard Spanish classes in the morning, 2 hours of private classes in the afternoon)
  • Spanish & Surf program (20 lessons per week - includes board rental, use of rash guards, video analysis sessions and 6 hours of surf instruction per week)

There are three different levels. You will do a placement test so the school can evaluate your Spanish level and place you with students of the same level.

Spanish classes start at 08:00 and finish at 12:00. The school will also schedule classes in the afternoon in the peak times, from 13:00 to 17:00.

All the teachers are professional and have at least five years of experience.

ACCOMMODATION IN PLAYA TAMARINDO

Accommodation The school offers two different types of accommodation in Costa Rica. You can choose to live either with a host family or in a student residence.

A host family in Costa Rica offers the opportunity to practice Spanish and learn more about the local culture. A homestay includes two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) and a private room. A family will accept one or two students at a time. The Costa Rican families are very friendly and hospitable, and they are carefully screened to ensure a top-notch experience. Most of the families are located in Santa Rose and Villa Real, approximately 3 to 5 miles away from the school. There is routine transportation between the different towns that will make traveling from the school to the home stay families quick and easy.

The school has a student residence on the top floor of the school, located right along the beach. You will share a bathroom and common areas with other students. Common areas include a living area, a kitchen and a patio. There is Wi-Fi, cable TV and personal lockers for each student.

ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR SPANISH PROGRAM

Activities The school offers several recreational programs. A few examples are cooking classes in the rich Costa Rican cuisine; Latin dance classes in the most common dance styles such as salsa, meringue, cumbia and marcado; interesting lectures in history, politics, culture and ecology; and visits to local beaches. You can also join in one of the many excursions in Playa Tamarindo.




PLAYA TAMARINDO IN COSTA RICA

Playa Tamarindo Christopher Columbus named the land “the rich coast” when he first arrived there. However, this country, located between Nicaragua and Panama, has much more to offer than its lovely coastline. The country is ideal for adventurers and nature lovers. A third of the land is protected by the government and most of the country consists of national parks. There you can experience unique plant and animal life with different species of birds, crocodiles, turtles, monkeys, jaguars, etc. The country boasts 72 volcanos and several waterfalls. There are also very good areas for surfing, wave riding and diving in crystal clear waters.

Playa Tamarindo has one of the country’s most astonishing beaches. The crystal clear beaches and the white sand attract surfers, nature lovers, sun seekers and giant turtles! It offers sports of all kinds: surfing, snorkelling, diving, fishing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and canopy. The town also has a wide variety of art galleries, cafes and restaurants. The nightlife includes many bars, ‘discotecas’, live concerts and a casino. It is a unique and beautiful location to learn Spanish in Costa Rica!

EXCURSIONS IN PLAYA TAMARINDO

Excursions The Spanish school offers a range of afternoon and weekend trips. Some examples are:

  • A visit to one of the many national parks
  • A canopy tour to see the unique ecosystem
  • A trip to the Arenal Volcano, one of the most active volcanos in the world
  • Go river rafting
  • Go deep-sea fishing



VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN PLAYA TAMARINDO

The school does offer some volunteer programs in Costa Rica, but these depend on the availability and time of the year. Please contact us for more information.

WE RECOMMEND THIS SPANISH SCHOOL IN PLAYA TAMARINDO BECAUSE:

  • Playa Tamarindo has some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
  • The school facilities are comfortable, nice and charming.
  • The surroundings provide interesting excursions and activities.
  • The communicative teaching method and the dedicated and experienced teachers will assure an extensive improvement of your Spanish.
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