Spanish Schools Costa Rica.net
Offers you a quick yet detailed
comparison, in chart form of 321
Spanish schools in Costa Rica websites.
These 321 sites are broken down into:
95 Spanish school in Costa Rica
whose sites are up with up to date prices.
58 sites reselling the 95 schools mentioned
50 sites listing Spanish
schools in Costa Rica.
offering University, Internships and semester Spanish school programs.
89 non working websites from the above
categories still mentioned on other
Spanish school sites.
What does this mean for you?
If you're interested in Studying Spanish in
Costa Rica and would like to go directly
to the source to avoid paying setup fees,
comissions or marked up prices, then this
downloadable excel chart will allow you to
find what you're looking for via charts,
columns, prices and location information.
This site is maintained
and updated by
Linda Spanish School
located in Orosi,
in the hopes that future Spanish Language school students will have the chance
to choose a school that is right for them without having to swim
through the sea of marketing and school listings that presently
exists on the web.
Check us out...
You'll be glad you did...WHY???
Because we really are
in the top 5 of
CHEAPEST Spanish Schools
in Costa Rica
And 1 of only 2 located outside the big city.
The proof is below to prove
or older, in a group
or travelling individually,
4 main factors should
be taken into
Guest House, Tourist information, restaurant and
of course Spanish School owners since 1997,
we have come to
know first hand about the needs of the average traveler
and the importance of
Education to the student.
Each student should think about
the following "LLLP
system to help choose a Spanish school that is
appropriate for the YOU the Individual student:
L1-Level in relation to
student / teacher ratio that the school
present level of Spanish
Does the student have any learning
Can this level be improved in a
multi student classroom
What would be the maximum number
of student in the class that would still be feasible
for improving their level.
A beginner student
can be in a group setting but an intermediate student
with or without
learning disabilities would not gain as much out of a
of the school
- What type of climate or surroundings
will help develop YOUR Spanish Language skills.
- What is the community surrounding
the School like. Does the town speak English.
Has the town become overly populated by foreigners.
Finding a town where there is mainly Spanish speakers
will make the push to practice Spanish an everyday occurrence.
- A smaller town that allows students
to feel safe is the next step. The chances of getting
out and practicing your Spanish is highly unlikely
if you're afraid of getting out and about.
The beach might
seem like a great place to study but between the heat
and temptation of the
atmosphere, after class studying is mostly put aside
for more "interesting distractions"
L3-Learning Burn Out
- What is the minimum obligated length of
the study program offered by the school. Many
Spanish Schools here in Costa Rica offer a discounted
price ONLY AFTER 4 weeks of study.
- The average student can only absorb
about 2-3 weeks of new information before overload
begins, causing the student to feel frustrated which in
turn affects the performance in the classroom. The
best package is a 3 week program including 2 weeks of new
information and 1 week of pure conversational practice.
Most schools do not
give refunds once the program has begun, which means if
your having an overload of info, your classes will not be as
productive as could be. Choose a shorter program and then
add once you see how the learning cycle is going.
The Costa Ricans are wonderful
people and love working with Foreigners and will always do
their best. That's how every school can offer
a great personalized service and great teachers.
HTML Version or workable
EXCEL version of our
Spanish school comparison
Try sorting top columns by:Location in CR,
Price of student ratio etc.
Click here for more
information on our Spanish School in
Linda in Orosi
Classes Only ie no accommodations included. LS means Low Season
and HS means High Season*
After spending about 4 1/2 full working weeks
in investigating, printing, rechecking and compiling
of the above chart, we have, as owners of a Spanish
School, come to notice how hard it is to see all the
details needed to make the right decision.
So what do you
do to choose the right school?
your LLLP facts about each Spanish school, check
guide book write-ups like the Lonely planet and Let's
go, review word of mouth message boards and most importantly
choose based on your budget.
For every few hundred dollars saved you can extend your
travel time ... Don't pay too much!!
Most Spanish schools
do not replace or refund any classes missed due
to government holidays.
Spanish schools charge a deposit fee. Please
make sure you are aware of the deposit system... does
it come off your final bill or is it extra then the quoted price.
Spanish Schools sites have 2 price quotes: with
homestay and without homestay. Please remember that
WITHOUT homestay really means the price of JUST CLASSES with hotel accommodations
normally be quoted separately. Be sure to read the
program options and INCLUDES descriptions carefully.
schools will not refund anything after your course
has started so book less then more just to be sure.
you in doubt about class sizes? Look at the
websites photos. They are almost always showing
at least 3 students per teacher.
that credit card payments in Costa Rica normally have an extra
charge of 7-15%.
Schools Costa Rica site is updated with
any changes necessary
every 2 years usually around April.
Note: All listed Spanish School
Costa Rica price packages were up to
date via websites, emails or direct
calling as of the date posted on the
bottom of the pricing table. If
information is not listed, the school
was not willing to give information or
never responded to emails sent.
This chart is
heavy to comprehend so please
feel free to download the excel
version. If you're interested
you can always sort each column to
divide up by price and area etc. to
help make a better decision. The file is called
Montana Linda Costa Rica Spanish
school Comparison Chart.
Hope this helps your
search and please email me if you need any help @: