LEARN SPANISH ONLINE
Single classes, internationally recognized, available for all ages and Spanish levels
Take your Spanish learning to the next level with our online Spanish immersion classes. You will have structured and conversation-focused instruction just as you would in our on-site classes. Our licensed and accredited Spanish teachers have many years of interactive and dynamic teaching experience.
PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS ONLINE
Our private online classes are available from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (CST - Time zone in Costa Rica (UTC-6)).
Book 10 private online lessons and get ONE additional lesson for FREE!
Book 15 private online lessons and get TWO additional lessons for FREE!
GERMAN BILDUNGSURLAUB - DISTANCE LEARNING
In agreement with your employer we recommend to spread three 30 hrs over a period of 2 weeks, 15 hrs of online classes a week. However if you need to accomplish the 30 hrs in one week we would divide your online lessons between 2 teachers.
See more details about our accredited BU courses!
DELE PREPARATION COURSE
During your first online lesson your teacher will evaluate how many hours you will need (more or less) in order to reach the level necessary to successfully complete the DELE exam. We recommend between 4 and 15 hours per week.
PLEASE NOTE: We currently have no availability for online classes until April 9, 2023.
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STUDENT FEEDBACK ON OUR SPANISH ONLINE CLASSES
“My husband is from Costa Rica and I wanted to improve my Spanish so that I could better communicate with his family and so we can use more Spanish in our home so that my son would be able to speak and understand Spanish. I have taken Spanish before but after taking lessons with Fabiola for the last few months this is the first time I feel that I can communicate in another language with confidence. Fabiola is an excellent teacher. She is an effective communicator and I love that she corrects my grammar without making me feel bad that I made a speaking or writing error. I look forward to our classes each week and each week I learn something new and useful. I would highly recommend Intercultura to anyone that wishes to acquire an additional language.”
María Mora, July 2022
Mary Amanda Stewart, August 2021
“Excellent! My kids love Maestra Carolina! She is such an amazing teacher who has some kind of magic that gets my kids speaking in Spanish and using all of their vocabulary. They never complained about being in Spanish class over the summer. I will put them in classes again as soon as they have time. I wish they could be in class with Maestra Carolina every day!!!”
"Wonderful experiences with all the professors at Intercultura. Each person had enough of their own style to make things feel unique and interesting, but there was enough consistency across instructors that it never felt like I was 'starting over' when I had class with a new person.
Consistent across professors were energy and professionalism that can be SO hard to convey online, but they all did it very well. I finished every class with a smile on my face. I imagine that most teachers don't imagine they'll be teaching online and would probably prefer in-person classes. I appreciate that none of the teachers made me feel like I was a lower priority because I am an online student.
My favourite experiences were when the teachers would engage Costa Rican and Latin American history, current events, and culture as pedagogical tools. This makes the experience feel more immersive and I felt like I was learning on multiple levels.
Big thanks, also, to you all at Intercultura for offering online classes and continuing them as things begin to open up. I have been taking classes for one year and I plan to continue. Someday, I would love to come and meet you all in person. But until then, thank you so much for all the extra work and inconvenience to offer classes online. They--and all of you--are really wonderful!"
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"I cannot put into words how much I enjoyed my classes with all my teachers. Each teacher was extremely patient and knew exactly what I needed to improve my skills. I looked forward to each lessons because I gained a lot from each one. I thought the classes were designed perfectly and all the teachers were so kind and helpful. Thank you for such a memorable experience. I hope to come back for more virtual lessons, and to Sámara for in person lessons - I know I will love it!:)"
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"I really liked the format of the Spanish online classes and the activities. Although I couldn't be in Sámara, the online classes felt very similar. Both teachers, Ilsen and Nelson, were knowledgeable, friendly and corrected my errors."
firstname.lastname@example.org, August 2020
"I took 7 weeks of online classes this summer with several teachers - Ilsen, Maria, and Byron. Each teacher had their own unique style of teaching. As a result, I learned a lot from each of them! I made great progress this summer thanks to the combination of grammar instruction and conversation in classes. In conclusion, I can’t wait to visit the campus again to continue my Spanish immersion studies. Thanks for a wonderful summer of online Spanish!"
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"My classes with Silvia were wonderful. I really enjoyed having fun conversations with her. At the end of the first class she had identified where I needed to work on my grammar. For the rest of the week we studied grammar part of the time and talked the rest of the time. Thus, my Spanish improved a lot over the week, and I'd like to continue private classes."
“My overall experience was excellent! Byron creates a positive atmosphere for learning through his encouragement, patience, and sense of humor. In addition, he gives clear explanations of grammar, and provides engaging activities for practice. When he recognizes the need, he offers "mini-lessons" for review. During the course of interesting conversations, Byron introduces new vocabulary words that students need to express their ideas and also reinforces grammar points by writing students' sentences (with corrections) on the whiteboard.”
"Yes, given the virtual nature of the classes, they were excellent. I enjoyed learning a new expression each day. Furthermore I appreciated how Byron followed the curriculum in the workbook, which I think is very well planned and written. Especially I enjoyed learning about famous Costa Ricans, including Jorge Jimenez Deredia. One of my goals is to improve my listening skills. Jorge spoke on a level that challenged me, and yet was not too difficult. He was very good at repeating for me, or explaining using different words."
firstname.lastname@example.org, May 2020
"I was 100% satisfied with the classes and my professors. The material they gave me was clear and well structured, which helped me understand the topics we discussed. Also, the exercises we worked on were well suited for my level. This contributes to the fact that Intercultura Costa Rica is one of the best language schools I know."
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"It has been a great experience! Much better than I expected. Iris is a wonderful teacher, and I’ve been really impressed with the quality of the classes. I miss being in Costa Rica, but the quality of the online classes is very similar to face to face classes. Iris’ use of technology is impressive, the classes are challenging but interactive and therefore extremely useful."
Medical Spanish classes, Spanish for Managers or laywers
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Superior-level Classes perfect for college students, teachers and any interested in a deeper understanding of the culture
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We schedule online classes from Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 5 pm Costa Rican local time (GMT-6). If you are unable to attend class during this time period, please contact us and we will see if we can adjust the class time for you.
There are no classes available on the weekends.
Every Friday you will get a confirmation email from us about your class days and times of the upcoming week, and the information about your teacher.
If you advise at least 24 hours before the class, it can be rescheduled to the end of your program. Note: If possible for teacher and student, the class might also be re-scheduled for another day/time in the same week, however this cannot be guaranteed and depends on availability.
If you advise less than 24 hours before, the class cannot be rescheduled and has to be charged even though you decide to not attend the class.
Yes, please advise by Wednesday the week before. Later than that a change to the schedule might not be possible (depending on availability).
Let your teacher know that you're running a little late so he/she will wait for you. Any missed minutes will not be made up. If you do not let your teacher know, he or she will wait 15 minutes, after that time class will be assumed cancelled (the class will be counted as taken).
If you do not connect to your class and did not cancel the class at least 24 hours in advance with your teacher and administration, the class has to be charged and will be deducted from your package.
Our online classes are taught via the platform Zoom. You can either download the application on your device, or you can also open the web-version of the software.
Our teachers teach in person, as well as online. Therefore our Spanish department has to plan classes on-site and online. This sometimes can be difficult due to the amount of students. In order to schedule you every week, we need a “plan B” for your classes. The more available times that you can give us, the better!
Yes, the teacher can give you homework or small vocabulary investigations, which will be checked and corrected in the following class.
Whether or not homework is given also depends on the goals and focus each student wishes for his/her classes.
The coordinator of the classes does the best possible to assign a student with the same teacher for at least 3 to 4 weeks, before a change could happen (not necessarily will happen, but can). However sometimes there are situations or changes of the schedule that require a change in the schedule structure/teacher (also considering that a teacher might be off or sick in a certain week).
It is also important to mention that most of our online teachers also teach classes onsite. So the weekly scheduling is a logistical challenge, especially during high season.
Sure, you are more than welcome to start off your Spanish learning adventure with some online classes from home, and then you enter a class according to your actual level.
Yes, depending on the duration of the program and the progress in the student's communicative level.
It is also possible to receive a certificate which states the level, material covered and the amount of hours taken.