The school has a permanent teaching staff of 25 native Spanish-speaking instructors. During the high season our school staff increases to 35 teachers in order to ensure small groups and personalized attention.
Our teaching staff is accredited with the Costa Rican Ministry of Education. All our instructors hold university degrees in Spanish, Education, Linguistics or Philology, from either the University of Costa Rica or the Universidad Nacional (the two most prestigious universities in Costa Rica).
“My teacher was patient and extremely sensitive to my needs and those of other students. She paid attention to my strengths and weaknesses and developed her lesson plans responsively. I was amazed at how she could integrate remedial instruction with material that is part of a first level advanced Spanish class. I say this from my experience as a university professor for 36 years. And she taught creatively, intermixing short lectures, conversation, exercises, music listening, and games in a way that enhanced the classroom experience and kept us all involved and alert…
In short, I would recommend CRLA to anyone considering the study of Spanish in Costa Rica.
I will be back for another course”.
Dr. Grady D. Bruce