Intercultura is a language school with 14 years of experience and a friendly,
professional, multi-lingual staff. We offer students campuses in both
colonial Heredia, located just 20 minutes form the Costa Rica's capital city,
and in the beautiful pacific beach town of Sámara. Daily intensive Spanish
classes are offered at both campuses in addition to specialized Spanish
courses, dance, cooking and other cultural classes. University credit is
available through a number of US and Canadian Universities. Both campuses
have an English program for local students which gives our Spanish students
an excellent opportunity to meet and make friends with Costa Ricans.
Homestay's with one of our local Costa Rican families are encouraged,
however, the school also offers students lodging in a number of hotels,
apartments, and pensiones.Read students quotes,references.
Academia de Español
D’Amore, in existence for eleven years, is a quality educational
institution created to facilitate the learning of Spanish it offers
six specific levels of Spanish proficiency to guarantee the students
an appropriate placement. Our students range from absolute beginners
to advanced speakers of the language. The student body is typically
comprised of professors, medical professionals, business leaders and
students from over 35 countries.. Most students participate in the
month program although 2 and 3 week courses are also available. To
assure the highest quality education.
Currently students attending the school are being given credit for
semester hours in the following colleges: Florida State University,
Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. In the past other colleges who
have accepted semester hours from this program are Texas TEC,
University of Texas, Carroll College University, etc..
Our methodology is based on the whole language immersion method of
learning; therefore the professors conduct the lessons completely in
Spanish completely in Spanish. Students are suggested to participate
in the homestay program designed to satisfy the fulfillment of a
complete immersion in foreign language acquisition. There are course
offered specific to the Medical and Legal Professions for Spanish.
Conversa has been helping students learn Spanish in Costa Rica since
1975. We offer only the highest quality Spanish programs by
addressing all aspects of our students' experience in Costa Rica.
Learning Spanish is a difficult task - our goal is to provide you
with all the tools you need while immersing you in the Spanish
offers live one on one Spanish courses online using video
teleconferencing software. If you're not able to travel to Latin
America, you can still learn Spanish from the comfort of your home
or office. This approach to teaching Spanish integrates live
instruction with a valuable Spanish Resource Portal called “ConversaConmigo,"
available only to Conversa students. All you need is a high-speed
internet connection and a headset and you're good to go!
College Credit for our Spanish Courses:
Conversa has been
a member of the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)
since 1991. Since then students from all across the United States
have benefited from our programs, learning Spanish and getting the
well-deserved recognition for their efforts. We offer over ten
different college level Spanish courses, ranging from Elementary
Spanish all the way through to Advanced Conversation and Selected
Readings in Latin American Literature.
WAYRA Instituto de Español specializes in teaching Spanish to foreign
students and residents. Our Swiss and Latin American managed school,
operates in a pristine environment and offers an ideal setting for people
that are interested in learning Spanish by following a full immersion
WAYRA is centrally located in Playa Tamarindo and just 150 meters from the
The school is situated in a beautiful tropical garden. On the premises the
students can find three buildings and two small ranchos (open air dry palm
All the classrooms are distributed among the buildings. The classrooms are
spacious and comfortable, with large open windows to create a comfortable
and appropriate atmosphere to study.