The Spanish school
in Manuel Antonio , Costa Rica was started in 1992 and is
today recognized as one of the best Spanish language schools
in Costa Rica. In addition to offering excellent Spanish language
programs, you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful
location within Costa Rica. The school itself sits on the
side of a mountain overlooking the Manuel Antonio Beach Park
Area and the Pacific. Classrooms are comfortable, and are
situated both inside the building and outside on the comfortable
patio. This school is the perfect option for those who want
to get away from to the beaches and natural parks of Costa
Rica, while at the same time learning Spanish.
a video of the school and surrounding areas (Windows Media
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When students arrive at
the Spanish school in Manuel Antonio, they are given an oral
proficiency interview to determine their level. Based on this
interview, they are placed tentatively in one of six levels.
Once placed in a class, students will experience the schools'
total immersion methodology. Classes are conducted completely
in Spanish. The school uses custom designed curriculum and
Depending on the
time of year, Spanish classes are held during the mornings
or afternoons. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 6 students
to assure attention to an individuals needs. For those students
that experience difficulty with the total immersion concept,
the Spanish school offers supplemental instruction in English
once a week to clarify any doubts or problems. One day a week,
students participate in a field trip that focuses on a social
or environmental issues in the Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
area or the town of Quepos.