Learn Spanish in peaceful, beautiful Guanacaste



 

Located in the historic town of Nicoya, the cultural capital of Guanacaste province (see the map)., the Institute is just steps from the town square with outdoor cafes abloom with flowers and its church built in 1644. A country setting away from the congestion of the big city and away from the tourist crowds. There isn't a better place to study. Guanacaste province is hemmed in by the mountains to the east and the Pacific to the west. A place of dry tropical forests (found nowhere else ) mountains, beaches, rivers, and rural towns. Guanacaste has more than ten National Parks and reserves including the nesting site of the leatherback turtle, the largest reptile in the world. An abundance of wildlife, including the easily seen howler monkey, live here, as do many species of colorful birds. Secluded and pristine beaches are as close as an hour away. The center of the ancient pre-Columbian Chorotega people is the nearby town of Guaitil. Guanacastans are always friendly, helpful, and a delight to know. While studying we hope you'll take some time to enjoy our people and province............... as we say:

"Orgullosos de ser Guanacastecos" ( Proud to be Guanacastans)

back to top
 

 


THE INSTITUTE


back to top


Located in a residential area on a quiet street just near the town square and close to restaurants and shopping. Comfortable classrooms and garden patio for studying or relaxing.

MATERIALS


All course materials are included. We recommend that you bring a small Spanish/English dictionary and the book 501 Spanish Verbs by Christopher Kendris.

 

 TEACHERS


Our qualified teachers are university graduates with years of experience.

 

 AIRPORT PICK-UP


Included for those studying a minimum of two weeks. We'll meet your flight and transport you to the Institute in Nicoya.

back to top


language@amerisol.com
 

 



INSTITUTO GUANACASTECO DE IDIOMAS

 

LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

back to top

IMMERSION ( Highly recommended )

Consists of private (one on one) or semi-private lessons four hours daily. We offer two schedule either 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, or from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Classes are Monday-Friday. This course is conversationally based and only Spanish is used in the classroom. Grammar is presented in an easily understood manner at the beginning of class session and can be the basis for that day's conversation.

This program includes homestay with a local family where you will have the opportunity to continue practicing your newly acquired language skills. Your bedroom will have a desk and reading lamp. Alson provided is a private bath. Breakfast and dinner are included as is laundry. Many students share outdoor activities and community functions with their host families. Staying with a family is a valuable, educational and cultural experience.

 

SUPER IMMERSION

The same program as above with eight hours of class daily

 

LANGUAGE ONLY

Consists of the same private or semi-private lessons four hours daily, without homestay. We can arrange hotel accommodations for every budget if desired.

 

UNIVERSITY STUDENT PROGRAM

Many students have taken a semester away from their university to study Spanish,and have received credit. In one semester, fluency in the language can be attained. We offer special rates for long term students.

 

 

BUSINESS LANGUAGE TRAINING

We have programs for specialized fields including sales, manufacturing, banking, and service related industries.

 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

You can sign up for several local volunteers projects. This would give you the opportunity to utilize the language and help others. Please ask about the specific details. 

back to top


language@amerisol.com
 

 



INSTITUTO GUANACASTECO DE IDIOMAS

TOURS
back to top


We offer a variety of tours including National Parks, the beaches, turtle watching, the Chorotega Indian village , cave exploration, river trips, volcanoes, rafting, scuba diving, fishing and more.

 


PLACEMENT EXAM

At the time of booking we will mail you a placement exam. Please do not use a dictionary or other materials in completing the exam. When finished promptly return it to us so that we can may accurately evaluate your Spanish skills.

 

INTERNET AND FAXES SERVICES

We have access to the World Wide Web. While at the Institute you may send or receive messages.There is no charge other than any long distances fees incurred. 

back to top


language@amerisol.com
 

 



INSTITUTO GUANACASTECO DE IDIOMAS

RESERVATIONS

back to top

It is suggested that you reserve as early as possible. We have a limited number of professors and homestays.No deposit is required. On the first day of class course fees must be paid in cash or traveler's checks.Personal checks or credit cards are not accepted.


language@amerisol.com
 



INSTITUTO GUANACASTECO DE IDIOMAS

 

COURSE FEES


back to top

 IMMERSION: (includes homestay)
 $ 275 per week
  $ 975 per month

 

 LANGUAGE ONLY:
 $ 235 per week
 $ 890 per month

 

 SUPER IMMERSION: ( 6 hours daily includes homestay )
 $ 375 per week
 $ 1.375 per month

 

ALL CLASSES ARE PRIVATE, ONE ON ONE, OR SEMI-PRIVATE. THERE ARE NEVER MORE THAN TWO STUDENTS PER CLASS.

 

 

 

MONEY MATTERS

We recommend bringing 50% in traveler's checks and 50% in cash. Credit cards are accepted in major stores and hotels only.

 

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Other than the study materials as stated earlier, we recommend that you bring a hat, swimwear, tennis shoes or sandals, sunscreen, insect repellent, light jacket,shorts pants, and film. While Guanacaste is usually warm other regions in Costa Rica can be chilly, especially at night.

 

IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS

Persons holding U.S. passports can stay for a maximun of 90 days without special permission. For students staying longer we can help you extend your stay.

 

HEALTH CARE

Costa Rica has one of the finest medical systems in the world. If needed We can recommend a bilingual doctor. There is a major full service hospital in Nicoya.The water is safe to drink. Simply use the same precautions as you do at home.



US mailing address:
SJO 1715
P.O. Box 025216
Miami,FL 33102-5216

Tel/Fax: (506)686-6948

E-Mail us!!:language@amerisol.com

 back to top
 

 

 

 

 

 



INSTITUTO GUANACASTECO DE IDIOMAS

GUANACASTE

back to top


back to top

o | HOME | | Educational | | E-mail CRHP |