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CRLA San José

The Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) has a great reputation as a provider of quality Spanish education. Besides its quality education, there are also many opportunities to discover more about the local culture through the numerous activities the school has on offer.  For example, dancing enthusiasts can combine their language learning with dance classes. The school also provides courses scheduled on Mondays to Thursdays to allow students to travel and explore more of the city and Costa Rica during their weekends.

The school is located in Barrio Dent, a quiet residential and business district in close proximity to the Universidad de Costa Rica campus. The school has ample classrooms, student lounges and even has its own dance and cooking classrooms. During class breaks, the school terrace and garden invite you to relax and get to know your fellow classmates. There are also restaurants, cinemas, shops and banks conveniently located near the school, as is the well-known San Pedro shopping center.

Immersing yourself in the culture is an important part of the language learning process and the school organized activity program is a great opportunity for students to take part in cultural activities. Activities include dance, cooking, and conversation classes, visits to museums, markets, theaters, discos, and restaurants. These activities are offered as a part of the course price or at an affordable price for students. In addition, the school organizes trips further afield to explore the nearby national parks and volcanoes surrounding San Jose and is more than happy to assist their students in planning trips and excursions around Costa Rica.

The staff and teachers at Costa Rica contribute the welcoming and friendly atmosphere. All teachers have a university degree and are accredited by the Costa Rican Department of Education. 

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School Facts

School size:

medium

Classrooms:

38

High season:

February - March, June - July

United States of America
52%
Germany
15%
Canada
8%
Switzerland
7%
Netherlands
7%
Japan
3%
Brazil
2%
France
1%
Italy
1%
Worldwide
4%

18 - 23 years old:

35%

24 - 30 years old:

30%

31 - 50 years old:

25%

51 - 75 years old:

5%

Location

Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA), Avenida 5 (Calle Ronda), Barrio Dent, San José, Costa Rica

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Courses

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Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
936 USD (4 weeks)
  • 16 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,144 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,556 USD (4 weeks)
  • 16 standard lessons per week
  • Accommodation in a host family
  • Bookings of 4 weeks or more include a full day excursion to one of the following: the Irazú or Poas volcano, the Lancaster Botanical Garden, White water rafting or a coffee tour.
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,752 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Accommodation in a host family
  • Bookings of 4 weeks or more include a full day excursion to one of the following: the Irazú or Poas volcano, the Lancaster Botanical Garden, White water rafting or a coffee tour.
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,384 USD (4 weeks)
  • 24 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,048 USD (4 weeks)
  • 24 standard lessons per week
  • Accommodation in a host family
  • Bookings of 4 weeks or more include a full day excursion to one of the following: the Irazú or Poas volcano, the Lancaster Botanical Garden, White water rafting or a coffee tour.
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,436 USD (4 weeks)
  • 25 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,052 USD (4 weeks)
  • 25 standard lessons per week
  • Accommodation in a host family
  • Bookings of 4 weeks or more include a full day excursion to one of the following: the Irazú or Poas volcano, the Lancaster Botanical Garden, White water rafting or a coffee tour.
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,720 USD (4 weeks)
  • 30 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,384 USD (4 weeks)
  • 30 standard lessons per week
  • Accommodation in a host family
  • Bookings of 4 weeks or more include a full day excursion to one of the following: the Irazú or Poas volcano, the Lancaster Botanical Garden, White water rafting or a coffee tour.
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,000 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: May - July 2019
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,000 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: May - July 2019
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,728 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Accommodation in a host family
  • Bookings of 4 weeks or more include a full day excursion to one of the following: the Irazú or Poas volcano, the Lancaster Botanical Garden, White water rafting or a coffee tour.
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: May - July 2019
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,728 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Accommodation in a host family
  • Bookings of 4 weeks or more include a full day excursion to one of the following: the Irazú or Poas volcano, the Lancaster Botanical Garden, White water rafting or a coffee tour.
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: May - July 2019
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
8
Weeks: 8
2,536 USD (8 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week for 4 weeks
  • 4 weeks of volunteering
  • Includes accommodation in a Host Family with half board for duration of Spanish course
  • Includes accommodation in a Host Family with half board or Volunteer Residence with full-board during volunteering (depending on the location of the project)
  • Volunteering projects can take place in San José city, or outside of the city
  • Projects can include social work, animal rescue, sea-turtle conservation or working in a rural community and will be determined once the student has arrived at the school
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.

Accommodation

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Bathroom
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Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
0 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 30-40 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-2
  • Laundry facilities available
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
0 USD
Price: 0 USD
  • Only when booking a host family

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.

2019-04-18 - 2019-04-19 | 2019-12-22 - 2019-12-29 | 2019-12-30 - 2020-01-01

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