Language course Spanish in San José

Academia Tica

Learn Spanish in San Jose at our partner language school, Academia Tica. Academia Tica is situated 10 kilometres away from the centre of San José, in the picturesque small town of San Rafael de Coronado. Academia Tica is located on the site of a former coffee plantation, in a charming, quiet neighbourhood.

Key features of our partner Spanish school in San Jose:

  • Library
  • Canteen
  • Study room with computers (with internet access)
  • Terraces where the students can do their homework in the open.
  • Minimum age: 16 years

The school's teachers are native speakers and are all very friendly with a lot of experience in teaching Spanish foreign students. The school atmosphere is professional but relaxed, ensuring that students work hard but at the same time enjoy the work that they are doing. On arrival students undertake an oral or written language exam to determine within which class they will be placed to enhance their language development.

Social Programme

In addition to your Spanish course, you can also take part in a varied and interesting programme of activities organised by Academia Tica such as:

  • Cooking and dance lessons
  • Visits to the museum and films
  • Explore the surroundings on mountain bikes, which can  be rented near the school
  • Group excursions are regularly organized at the weekends

Minigroup

The minigroup course includes 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week, in groups of 6 or less students.

General language course: reading, speaking, pronunciation, listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary expansion, Central American culture. If there is only one participant for a given level, that participant will receive 15 units of private instruction per week during their minigroup course instead of 20 units of group.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €34, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Double rooms can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Options Host Family:   Private Bathroom : € 29 per week [i]
Info schoolresidence:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Transfer:   Airport transfer on arrival at San Jose International Airport : EUR 53

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 28/03/2024, 29/03/2024, 11/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 25/07/2024, 02/08/2024, 15/08/2024, 25/12/2024. One-to-one lessons will be rescheduled, group lessons will not.

The teaching materials can be borrowed without additional cost. Students can also buy the book (optional) for $ 35 / € 34 to be paid directly at the school.

Combined minigroup

The combined minigroup course includes 20 lessons of 45 minutes each, per week, in groups of 6 or less students.

General language course: reading, speaking, pronunciation, listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary expansion, Middle American culture. If there is only one participant for a given level, that participant will receive 15 units of private instruction per week instead of 20 units of group.

In addition to the minigroup course with 20 lessons, you will have 5 lessons of 45 minutes each of private instruction per week to work on individual weaknesses/needs. You can also opt for 10 units of private instruction in addition to the minigroup with 20 hours. Duration: 1 to 34 weeks.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Mini group special without accommodation 395 790 1185 1580 1955 2331 2706 3082
Mini group special with schoolresidence, double room , no meals 512 1021 1533 2042 2534 3024 3516 4006
Mini group special with schoolresidence, single room , no meals 550 1098 1648 2196 2727 3255 3786 4315
Mini group special with host family, double room , halfboard 589 1175 1764 2350 2919 3486 4056 4623
Mini group special with host family, single room , halfboard 632 1262 1894 2523 3136 3746 4359 4969
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €34, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Double rooms can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Options Host Family:   Private Bathroom : € 29 per week [i]
Info schoolresidence:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Transfer:   Airport transfer on arrival at San Jose International Airport : EUR 53

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 28/03/2024, 29/03/2024, 11/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 25/07/2024, 02/08/2024, 15/08/2024, 25/12/2024. One-to-one lessons will be rescheduled, group lessons will not.

The teaching materials can be borrowed without additional cost. Students can also buy the book (optional) for $ 35 / € 34 to be paid directly at the school.

D.E.L.E.-course

The D.E.L.E. (Diploma for Spanish as a Foreign Language) is the only official certificate for foreign students recognized by the "Instituto Cervantes". The diploma is a real asset for students who desire to study at Spanish universities or would like to work in a Spanish speaking country. The specific aim of the D.E.L.E course is to prepare students to pass the D.E.L.E. exam at any of its three levels:

The DELE preparation course consists of 20 lessons general Spanish + 10 lessons exam preparation per week and has a duration of 4 or 8 weeks.

To read more about the DELE examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
DELE Exam Prep without accommodation 482 963 1445 1926
DELE Exam Prep with schoolresidence, double room , no meals 598 1195 1792 2389
DELE Exam Prep with schoolresidence, single room , no meals 636 1272 1907 2543
DELE Exam Prep with host family, double room , halfboard 675 1349 2023 2697
DELE Exam Prep with host family, single room , halfboard 718 1435 2153 2870
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Prices of the D.E.L.E.-course do not include the exam fee. Exam dates:

12/04/2024 (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1)
18/05/2024 (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)
12/07/2024 (A2, B1, B2, C1)
23/11/2024 (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1)

Deadline for registration exam 2 months before the exam date.

Due to the exam date it might be necessary to book the accommodation until Sunday. Price for extra night on request.

Course materials:  

ca. €34, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Double rooms can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Options Host Family:   Private Bathroom : € 29 per week [i]
Info schoolresidence:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Transfer:   Airport transfer on arrival at San Jose International Airport : EUR 53

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 28/03/2024, 29/03/2024, 11/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 25/07/2024, 02/08/2024, 15/08/2024, 25/12/2024. One-to-one lessons will be rescheduled, group lessons will not.

The teaching materials can be borrowed without additional cost. Students can also buy the book (optional) for $ 35 / € 34 to be paid directly at the school.

One-to-one

This course is designed for those who want to optimise their study time. The aim of this program is to offer a fully personalised method of teaching designed to meet the specific student's needs and desires. As the classes are private, the student will be able to decide the schedule and content.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 482 963 1445 1926
One-to-One with schoolresidence, double room , no meals 598 1195 1792 2389
One-to-One with schoolresidence, single room , no meals 636 1272 1907 2543
One-to-One with host family, double room , halfboard 675 1349 2023 2697
One-to-One with host family, single room , halfboard 718 1435 2153 2870
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €34, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Double rooms can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Options Host Family:   Private Bathroom : € 29 per week [i]
Info schoolresidence:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Transfer:   Airport transfer on arrival at San Jose International Airport : EUR 53

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 28/03/2024, 29/03/2024, 11/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 25/07/2024, 02/08/2024, 15/08/2024, 25/12/2024. One-to-one lessons will be rescheduled, group lessons will not.

The teaching materials can be borrowed without additional cost. Students can also buy the book (optional) for $ 35 / € 34 to be paid directly at the school.

Host family

We recommend that you stay with a Costa Rican host family. The school knows all the families personally and regularly visits them. The host families are open-minded, interested, and generous hosts, and they offer you the ideal environment for practicing your Spanish.
With guest families in Coronado, in a single room, half board (breakfast and dinner), includes laundry service. Airport transfer to the guest family is included in the price. The host families live within walking distance of the school or just a few minutes away by bus.

School Residence

The school residence is being built using new environmentally friendly techniques such as recycled and recyclable materials, use of rainfall water, water saving faucets and equipment, maximum use of sunlight, electricity saving devices and use of indigenous plants in the gardens.

The school residence features three units, each one accommodates 8 students in single or double rooms. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchenette, TV, shared dining area and two bathrooms. There is WiFi, a laundry area, a garden, a parking area and 24 hour security. The units are cleaned weekly. Bed linen is provided, but you must bring your own towels. Students will have access to the school cafeteria.

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