OUR SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
...designed for full Spanish immersion in real-life contexts and social interactions.
Communicative Method – what is it all about?
The teaching methodology of our Spanish immersion courses follows an emphasis on conversational skills and dynamic learning activities.
In a communicative classroom, language is seen as a social tool. With this in mind, our Spanish courses not only teach grammatical conjugations and the syntax of the language, but also the wider cultural aspects of language and communication. The goal is always engaging and stimulating learning.
At Intercultura Costa Rica you won’t find our Spanish teachers dictating to students, while they frantically take notes. Instead we implement activities that involve real communication, in which language is used for carrying out meaningful tasks that are relevant to the learner. Social interaction activities such as pair and group work, role play, discussion sessions and dialogues are used, helping students to learn the language and express their own communication needs.
Our Spanish program uses immersion teaching methods centered around the Communicative Approach.
- Our goal is to enable students learning Spanish to truly express themselves. Instead of a traditional grammar program, classes are designed to provide balance between theory and practice.
- The course incorporates all aspects of language acquisition: conversation, grammar, reading, listening, writing, general comprehension and idiomatic expressions.
- In addition to formal textbooks, we use a wide variety of current materials: newspapers, literature, internet, videos, advertisements, music, short stories and more. Classes also incorporate field-trips and out-of-class learning experiences by taking students to practice their Spanish in supermarkets, the beach, buses, restaurants, and other areas where practice is a necessity. Classes are interesting as well as educational!
How to ensure a total Spanish immersion experience?
Our Spanish immersion program is for those who are seeking a complete Spanish immersion opportunity. The students’ participation is essential in order to maintain a fully Spanish-speaking environment.