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Spanish for Specific Purposes
In addition to our regular 20 hour per week intensive Spanish programs, Intercultura offers Spanish for specific purposes in the form of private classes (only available in low season), as well as combined Spanish and activity programs and customized classes. Please see descriptions below, and contact us for more details.
INDIVIDUAL &/OR GROUP PROGRAMS:
Spanish and Yoga:
Learn Spanish 4 hours per day and take yoga classes daily: available at beach campus only. Certified yoga instructors teach in a variety of yoga styles, at yoga facilities on and close to the beach, in addition to the school's own free yoga program (3 times a week). You decide how much yoga you want to do.
Survival Spanish for First Time Travelers:
Planning a trip to Costa Rica and wish to visit remote places and be independent and rely purely on your Spanish skills to communicate with locals? Learn the ropes of the language in handy situations such as: booking hotels, going out to a restaurant, making reservations on a tour, finding your way around or simply asking someone to take a picture of your group. Available at Heredia city campus, from March to May and August to December.
Spanish and Surf:
Learn Spanish 4 hours per day and take daily surf lessons with a private surf instructor. Board rental available for unlimited practice time: available at beach campus only.
Spanish and Horseback Riding:
Enjoy hidden trails, quiet side-roads, follow a river, go to a waterfall or canter your horse on the beach as you watch the sunset. You will have a great opportunity to see birds, monkeys and the amazing flora of Costa Rica. Horses are well-trained and easy to handle. Enjoy up to 4 hours a day on Costa Rican western saddle before or after your Spanish classes in cowboy country Guanacaste: available at beach campus only. You decide how many rides you wish to take.
Spanish & Salsa (Heredia campus only):
Includes group Spanish classes, homestay, up to 8 hours private Latin dance/week, plus 1 all-inclusive Latin dance-club outing/week, and guide to Latin club nights in the Heredia/San José area.
Spanish for 50+:
Whether you would like to explore a new and exotic part of the world, travel with a group of like-minded, adventurous adults, or enhance your mental capacities by training your brain to learn a new language, Intercultura's Spanish for 50+ programs offer a unique, cultural learning experience. Enjoy studying Spanish in group classes with OPTIONAL 1-on-1 tutoring, with our highly qualified (and fun!) teachers in the colonial city of Heredia and the beautiful Pacific beach town of Sámara. Optional cultural program includes: visits to galleries, museums, indigenous communities, music and dance performances and Latin films… and travel throughout this exciting, yet safe and peaceful country to rainforests, national parks, tropical islands, and more! Available at beach and city campuses, MINIMUM 4 people required.
Spanish for Medical Personnel:
Have you ever had to treat a patient from one of the largest-growing immigrant groups and not been able to understand what is wrong with them? If you could speak Spanish, most of these cases could be resolved without the need for professional translators, simply by being able to speak their language. Intercultura’s courses will teach you the language you need to know for medical communication in Spanish. Only available at Heredia city campus, from March to May and August to December, in private classes or pre-formed groups.
Spanish for Social Workers:
If your work involves helping any part of the Latin American population in your country, you know that speaking Spanish is vital for effective case-and clinical work. Intercultura’s specialized courses teach profession-based vocabulary, focusing on simulating real-life cases and increasing language competency in typical and unpredictable situations. Only available at Heredia city campus, from March to May and August to December, in private classes or pre-formed groups.
Spanish for Tourism:
Work in tourism, or want to? You need to be able to communicate competently and professionally in order to work in one of the largest tourist industries in the world- Latin America. At the same time, enhance your own effectiveness and value in your work at home by becoming more competent in your communication with Spanish speakers and clients from Latin America. At Intercultura, we will teach you what you need to know to succeed in Spanish in the tourism industry. Only available at Heredia city campus, from March to May and August to December, in private classes or pre-formed groups.
Spanish for International Business:
Are you missing out on travel trips for your business to Latin America? If you can offer competency in Spanish AND Latin American business know-how, you enormously increase your value to any company. Only available at Heredia city campus, from March to May and August to December, in private classes or pre-formed groups.
Spanish for Airline Personnel:
Want to increase your routes to include new destinations? Mastery of Spanish opens up Latin America and Spain, enabling you to earn more, while travelling to many exciting countries! We suggest regular group classes for general Spanish mastery, plus private classes as necessary to build up industry-specific vocabulary (private classes available only in Heredia, from March to May and August to December).
Spanish for Police Work:
Learning Spanish and understanding Latin American culture are necessities for successful and productive police work in today’s society. More than just learning to speak the language, you will learn to read between the lines, to understand the nuances of high-stress communication, and how to diffuse these situations with competent and culturally-sensitive Spanish language skills. Only available at Heredia city campus, from March to May and August to December, in private classes or pre-formed groups.
Your Personally Customized Program:
Do you have a need or desire to focus on another topic not specifically listed in our program offerings? Our professional staff can create a special program just for you! Please let us know in advance what your desired focus is, and we will tailor the course to suit your needs.
For more information, contact us and we will be happy to arrange an individual or group program for you.
Intercultura is now offering a new Family Spanish Program in collaboration with Tierra Magnifica Resort Estate in Playa Nosara, 40 minutes north of Sámara Beach. Tierra Magnifica is a luxury private resort offering an all-inclusive Family Spanish Camp program which includes a myriad of activities and adventure tours in the price of the program. Tierra Magnifica has a 5-star rating on Trip Advisor and is rated the Top Vacation Destination Property by VRBO. If you would like to share the experience of learning Spanish and exploring Costa Rica with your family, in a spectacular Pacific Coast setting with Intercultura's first-rate Spanish program (also rated 5 stars by Trip Advisor, and the only private language school in Costa Rica recognized by the United Nations), this program will create lifetime memories for you and your family. For more information, please visit: