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At CRLA you will have the opportunity to:

Learn our language, explore our country, move to our rhythm,
join a volunteer project, experience our way of life, make new friends, and much more...

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Trip Advisor certificate of excellence 2016


CRLA students have the opportunity of contributing to make a tangible difference in our world and to leave something positive for future generations.

New Spanish courses begin every Monday.
Start your Spanish immersion program anytime.
Design your own program with the schedule of your choice.

“From the first day, CRLA helped me with all my questions or worries. And thanks to them I only needed 4 weeks to learn to understand and express a lot in Spanish!”

Annelien, Belgium

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New Spanish courses begin every Monday.
Start your Spanish immersion program anytime.


CRLA Costa Rican Language Academy is a Spanish school in Costa Rica with over 25 years of experience in Spanish immersion programs. It’s owned and operated by Costa Ricans, ensuring an authentic experience, both in terms of language instruction and culture.

At our Spanish school we strive to provide all students with a comprehensive program of language classes and cultural immersion, as we believe this is the best way for a person to learn Spanish. The CRLA method is an intensive Spanish course, cultural classes afterwards and a homestay program during the student’s time in Costa Rica. This way, students achieve complete cultural immersion at home through sharing with their host family, and at school receiving intensive Spanish instruction, and participating in cultural classes such as cooking and dancing.

Since 1989, CRLA school has provided Spanish programs for over 20,000 students. Our Spanish immersion courses are designed to meet each student’s individual needs.  We provide multiple Spanish courses and various programs for you to make the most of your time and enjoy Costa Rica.
CRLA is a leading the Spanish school in Costa Rica which strives to provide positive experiences with a comprehensive program of Spanish classes, cultural immersion and travel throughout Costa Rica.

Spanish students at CRLA in Costa Rica
Cultural activities in Costa Rica
Homestay program in Costa Rica