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  • Dynamic and fun Spanish Immersion classes.
  • Six different levels established by the European Frame of Reference for Language Learning.
  • Appropriate for all learning styles and ages.
  • A wide variety of authentic learning activities involved
  • Syllabus and framework for class sessions are tailored to the needs of students in an immersion program: integration of cultural activities into the learning process.
  • 20 hours per week
  • 4 hours per day
  • two 15 minute breaks
  • Small and dynamic group classes with a maximum of 6 students per class
  • Tailored to your specific needs and topics of your choice!
  • Private lessons can be added to group classes.
  • Available as one day classes: Are you short on time? You can take a single private lesson up to 4 lessons for just one day
Group + Privates Lessons 25 or 30 hours per week:
  • Mo – Fr: 20 hours of standard group Spanish lessons (as above) AND 5 or 10 private lessons per week
YEAR-ROUND CLASS SCHEDULE

Classes start every Monday, except for Christmas and Easter, or if Monday is a National Holiday, in which case classes will start on the Tuesday.

PRICES

Include course fee, textbooks, and materials. We do not charge a separate registration fee.

PLACEMENT

On your first day of classes, you will be given a brief oral exam to determine your Spanish level. Placement in and advancement through the levels are based on your oral skills, not your written abilities. 

PRICES

Heredia



1-4 WEEKS

$295

/WEEK

$250/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

5-9 WEEKS

$265

/WEEK

$250/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

10-15 WEEKS

$240

/WEEK

16 + WEEKS

$205

/WEEK



1-4 WEEKS

$435

/WEEK

$390/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

5-9 WEEKS

$405

/WEEK


$390/WEEK

DURING LOW SEASON*

10-15 WEEKS

$380

/WEEK

 16+ WEEKS 

$345

/WEEK



1-4 WEEKS

$575

/WEEK

$530/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

5-9 WEEKS

$545

/WEEK

$530/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

10-15 WEEKS

$520

/WEEK

16+ WEEKS

$485

/WEEK

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Samara



1-4 WEEKS

$335

/WEEK

$290/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

5-9 WEEKS

$305

/WEEK

$290/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

10-15 WEEKS

$270

/WEEK

16 + WEEKS

$235

/WEEK



1-4 WEEKS

$475

/WEEK

$430/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

5-9 WEEKS

$445

/WEEK

$430/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

 10-15 WEEKS

$410

/WEEK

16+ WEEKS

$375

/WEEK



1-4 WEEKS

$615

/WEEK

$570/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

 5-9 WEEKS

$585

/WEEK

$570/WEEK
DURING LOW SEASON*

10-15 WEEKS

$550

/WEEK

16+ WEEKS

$515

/WEEK

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PRIVATES

Normal rate: $28/hr
During COVID-19 CRISIS: $21/hr

SEMI-PRIVATES

Normal rate: $42/hr

During COVID-19 CRISIS: $35/hr

MORE SPANISH PROGRAM DETAILS AND FAQs

A typical student who is also living in a homestay and taking our standard Spanish group classes, and who begins with no previous Spanish experience, can expect to reach an average of high beginner level after four to five weeks; high intermediate after eight to ten weeks; and high advanced after 12 to 15 weeks. It is also common (and recommended) to remain at any given level until oral proficiency at that standard is reached. Students who are staying with other foreigners may take a little longer, while those with knowledge of other romance languages make go faster. We try to group students into classes with similar levels and abilities, and you are always able to request a change if you feel the class is too difficult or too easy for you.

Our Spanish system follows the internationally recognized academic standards established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The CEFR framework divides Spanish into 6 levels, from Complete beginner to Near Native Speaker, and these will appear on your final certificate upon graduation.

However, Intercultura has in practice increased the numbers of levels offered to 12 (up to 18 in high season), to account for the wide variation in the speaking, listening, writing and comprehension abilities of each student. Even so, it is impossible, as at any learning institution, to ensure that every student in every class is at the same level of knowledge in all 4 areas of language acquisition, nor that they all learn at the same pace.

Students need to expect some variation in levels and abilities. They should understaning that diversity in the classroom is a meaningful part of the learning process. It is related to differences in age, socio-economic backgrounds, gender, religion, gender orientation, ethnicity, other languages spoken, and general life experiences, which together enhance rather than detract from the overall learning experience, as long as students are tolerant, inclusive and respectful of their classmates.

Our school accepts students of all ages and nationalities, offering a unique opportunity to meet and learn with a diverse and dynamic group of people. In the summer months, college-age students and families are more common (although kids under 18 are always in separate classes), while professionals and 50-plus students tend to favour the autumn/winter and spring periods. Feel free to contact us if you wish to plan your trip dates depending on the attendance of particular age-groups or nationalities.

Yes, as you have to sign up through our online reservation form, you can reserve your classes wherever and whenever. However, we recommend to enroll no later than a Wednesday if you are interested in starting Spanish group classes the next week (group classes always start on a Monday).

During our very high season months (January to March, June and July) there may not be availability at our Samara Beach Campus when registering at late notice. So please inquire first with us or make the reservation at an earlier point of time. We always try our best to make everything possible.

We offer 14 units of one week each, ranging from pre-immersion for complete beginners to high advanced (A1 to C1), following the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Students are evaluated weekly and progress through the levels as their spoken command of the language improves.

A student in our standard Spanish group classes who begins with no previous Spanish experience can expect to reach an average of high beginner level after four to five weeks; high intermediate after eight to ten weeks; and high advanced after 12 to 15 weeks. It is also common (and recommended) to remain at any given level until oral proficiency at that standard is reached.

Once the core program is completed, we offer additional courses at the superior level (C1+), covering topics which include: Latin American & Costa Rican Literature, History and Cultural Studies; Latin American Identity, Socio-linguistics; Post-modernism in Latin American Theatre; Advanced Composition; and Spanish for the Professions (Business, Medical, Education, Media etc).