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Overview of our Spanish Programs
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica with Intercultura Spanish School programs. Each Spanish course is designed for a full immersion of the student in real social interactions.
The primary goal of Intercultura is to teach you the Spanish language in a warm yet intellectually challenging environment. Classes at both our Heredia city campus and Sámara beach campus are conducted entirely in Spanish, providing students from all over the world with a complete and intensive learning experience. Intercultura's professors have advanced university degrees and teaching certification, and we are accredited through the US university system, offering undergraduate academic credit to those interested. In addition, you have the opportunity to come to know Costa Rica, its traditions and its rich cultural heritage by participating in our daily cultural activities and events.
Superior Spanish program quality
The quality of our Spanish programs is among the highest in Costa Rica and Latin America, as evidenced by our references: We have been selected to receive students from Duke University, the World Health Organization (WHO), Fulbright Commission teaching programs, the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), University of Washington, the European Commission, the Costa Rican Consulate in the US, Colorado University, Collège de Maisonneuve, HEBO (Holland) and more.
On a larger scale, we hope to promote global awareness and tolerance through this sharing of cultures. We believe that participation in programs such as this one teach not only a new language, but also effective tools for communication and understanding in the constantly evolving world culture in which we live.
" In my role as a trainer of teachers, I am keenly aware of what constitutes effective instruction...[and] as an educator, I recognized and experienced first-hand the excellence of Marcelo's instruction.....[He] has the ability to explain grammatical concepts with great clarity...he constructed excellent visuals which helped me comprehend and use the new learning. Equally effective was his insistence that all newly learned grammar be applied in conversation....It is my belief that [he] is an outstanding instructor, one of the finest I have encountered in my work as an educator."
-- Marc Becker, PhD, Director of high-school district Research and Assessment.
NOTE: In order to maintain academic consistency in the material covered in each level, classes containing only 1 student may be reduced to 3 hours per day instead of 4. Exceptions may apply for academic credit candidates, and/or at the discretion of the program director.