If you are thinking about taking a career break to travel and Latin America is on your itinerary, you might consider taking a few days to learn the language and to learn more about the environment you will be visiting. Personalized Spanish in Costa Rica offers a language and cultural immersion program that gives you the opportunity to do just that.
We invite you to take this first step with us!
Traveling in Latin America needs some preparation. Learning how to communicate in Spanish while exploring Latin countries will open many new opportunities for personal growth. Our program allows you to have a meaningful experience that will be key during the rest of your trip, allowing you to better understand and participate in local cultures.
Personalized Spanish is a school that goes beyond any other Spanish schools; class sizes of three or less allow us to provide maximum personalized attention. You will not only learn vocabulary, useful expressions and grammatical aspects of the language, you will have a real experience into Latin American history, culture, and flavor.
Our typical day begins with morning coffee and discussion of Costa Rican expressions, current weather and news. After a couple of hours of class in the morning, everybody comes together to socialize in the main patio over tropical fruit drinks and snacks. We return to classes for another two or three hours and then enjoy lunch together. Afternoons are used to visit nearby historical and cultural places of interest guided by of our school teachers.
If you choose to stay with a local family, your host family will be waiting for you with a nice cup of coffee, delicious dinner and conversation when you arrive home in the evening. We offer weekend trips to enjoy the rest of the country, including visits to historic sites, national parks, volcanoes and beaches.
Costa Rica is well known for its stable democracy and peaceful traditions. It is also safe for travelers to visit and is one of the planet’s most biodiverse countries.
Stay with us at least a week to get you started, or stay for a longer period in order to get deeper into our cultural experience.
Before jumping into Latin America, we recommend you:
♦ Learn historical, cultural, and basic languages concepts.
♦ Learn about fiestas, social, political and religious life.
♦ Sample a variety of our food and drinks.
♦ Recognize the many cultural differences and patterns in Latin America.
Other school services may include:
♦ Airport pick up, internet access and wi-fi and international calls.
♦ Specialized services related to volunteer placement in local organizations such as schools and churches.
♦ Home stays, including two hearty meals, laundry, private room and wi-fi.
Special offers available through March 13, 2013:
♦ Personalized Spanish offers you the opportunity to register for two weeks in our Standard Spanish and Cultural Immersion program and receive a free adventure weekend for one person that includes: visiting the world famous Arenal volcano, relaxing in a hot spring and feeling the adrenaline rush of a zip line.
♦ Get two free hours of online Spanish classes when you sign up for our 10 hour Spanish Online Program (12 hours of classes for the price of 10!)