Intensive Spanish Course Costa Rica

Get a solid grounding in Spanish with our two or four-week courses while enjoying Costa Rica and practising your new skills with locals!

These intensive Spanish courses were tailored either as standalone courses or as pre-placement courses prior to joining one of our projects. The courses are taught in Spanish and are very intensive – you will be amazed by how much progress you can achieve in just two weeks! The four-week course will take you even further.


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Program Description

Our introductory Spanish language course is taught in Spanish and is very intensive. It is modeled on a proven method that we have adapted to local conditions. There are 3 hours of lessons a day (plus a coffee break), Monday through Friday, and classes are either morning or afternoon, depending on availability.

The course has a duration of either two or four weeks. In downtime, we would recommend another 3 (or more!) hours of study per day to gain the most from the course, coupled with local immersion (either trying out your new language skills or watching local TV/listening to the radio/reading books or newspapers).

You are, of course, able to take part in the same entertainment as participants on other programs. Your teachers during lessons, and the local staff after lessons, are available to answer any questions and try to assist you with your language needs. Classes are kept small, in order to improve the learning experience.

You will be amazed by what you can achieve in just two weeks, by which time you will have familiarity with basic and appropriate vocabulary, numerous useful and applicable verbs and phrases, and several tenses. The four-week course takes you further, up to the beginning of intermediate.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

Our objective is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the Spanish language, whether you plan to pursue further studies in it or use it to enhance your experience during our local placements. Through our program, we aim to equip you with essential tools to communicate effectively in various scenarios and to appreciate the rich culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world. By learning Spanish with us, you’ll gain confidence in expressing yourself and connecting with others on a deeper level in both personal and professional settings.


Monday to Friday

Morning classes will usually be from 09:00 – 12:30 with a half-hour coffee break, and afternoon classes from 13:30 – 17:00 with a half-hour coffee break. You will have lunch on site (or arranged nearby).

Downtime is for further study or for enjoying the facilities or the local area. The pace is fast-moving and challenging, but achievable.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements.

Additional Equipment

  • Casual dress is appropriate