Course Options

There are a range of course formats to choose from:

Small group (2-4 hours/day)
  • Small group classes have a maximum of 8 students and usually less. Classes take place Monday - Friday for a total of 10-20 hours/week. Your group assignment will be determined by a brief placement exam Monday morning.
Private (2-4 hours/day)
  • Private lessons are more intensive and good if you have specific learning goals. Your instructor will work with you on your target areas for improvement.
6-hour combination
  • This option includes 4 hours of group classes plus 2 hours of private classes each day for a total of 30 hours/week. You’ll be able to connect with other students in group classes while being able to focus on more specific learning goals during private classes.

Note regarding group classes: In the unlikely event that you are the only student at your level, any two hours of group lessons will be replaced with one hour of private lessons. This is rare.

What’s Included

  • Pickup from San Jose airport on Sunday (extra night Saturday included for Manuel Antonio)
  • Public bus ticket to Quepos for programs in Manuel Antonio
  • Orientation and brief language placement exam meeting Monday morning
  • Language classes Monday through Friday
  • Language exchanges and social activities
  • 24-hour emergency line
  • Pre-departure and alumni support

See course pricing

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