Let’s face it, the world of lecture halls and out-of-touch textbooks has become the unfortunate norm for studying a foreign language. You may have realized that this sort of impersonal instruction will only get you so far. You might even be one of the many people who think they’re just not cut out to learn Spanish.
If so, you might just need a taste of the Costa Rican pura vida, or the “pure life”, to keep your spirits high. Not only is Costa Rica a beautiful country with a multitude of natural wonders, but Costa Ricans, who often refer to themselves as ticos or ticas, have a philosophy of life that will make you feel like you can accomplish anything.
Maybe you’ve considered an immersion program before, but if you’re still unsure, there are many reasons why learning Spanish in Costa Rica might just be one of the best experiences of your life.
Students at the Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) in San José have found a once-in-a-lifetime experience and, in many cases, a second family, all while learning Spanish. Your classes will be small and personal and you’ll be able to learn in a way that’s:
- Classes at the CRLA are designed to be varied and engaging. We create our own teaching material and are focused on helping you learn Spanish as a living language.
- Your Spanish learning experience isn’t limited to the classroom. You can participate in Latin dance classes, cooking classes, and even visit museums and national parks all while learning with native speakers.
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- While living in Costa Rica and especially if you participate in a Homestay Program, you’ll be able to receive honest feedback while you try to converse in Spanish. You’ll learn everyday language the way it’s spoken by Costa Ricans and soon be able to follow along and participate.
- Plus, you’ll be able to practice and improve wherever you go!
- The CRLA is fully owned and operated by native Spanish-speakers, ensuring you get the most genuine experience of all that Costa Rica has to offer. Native speakers will be able to help you with your pronunciation, teach you common expressions, and ensure that you understand and can be understood in a Spanish-speaking country.
In addition, the CRLA allows you to start a program at any time for as long as you wish.
Still not convinced? Feel free to contact us for more information or to ask any questions you might have. You can learn Spanish and, in Costa Rica, it never has to feel like a chore.