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With Costa Rica’s tropical climate, enjoy spring-like weather anytime you go. Combine your language and cultural studies with an immersion in nature- visit the rainforest, mountains, and beaches. Coronado is a centrally located, medium-sized city that is on the outskirts of a nature reserve and only a 10 - minute bus ride to San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital. Living in Coronado provides you with all the advantages of a clean natural area, and at the same time it gives you the opportunity to enjoy the cultural activities of the capital city.

The school is situated on the grounds of an old farm known as the Quinta Toyopán (place for the gods). There is a bus stop directly in front of the school, and buses travel from Coronado’s central bus station to the center of San José and back every 10 to 15 minutes from early morning until late at night.

In addition to the classrooms, you’ll have access to the lounge in the reception area, a terrace, a small reference library, a multimedia room with a fast Internet connection, a public telephone and a small cafeteria. You can play table tennis, borrow a bicycle, or use the small basketball court.

Coronado is a lively town with an active community life. You’ll also find everything for your day-to-day needs: modern supermarkets, doctors, banks, and even pizzerias and restaurants. You’ll be just an hour from the Irazu Volcano National Park, 2 hours from the Pacific Ocean beaches, and 1 hour from the Braulio Carrillo National Park, a rain forest with aerial trams over canopies, and hiking trails.

Instant email inquiry:

Coronado@eduvacations.com

Minimum age:

16 for individual students; 14 when in a group

Getting there:

Fly to the Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica. Someone from the school will pick you up and bring you to your family or apartment.

Free airport drop-off.

Starting dates for all levels except absolute beginners:  Every Monday from January 5th - December 20th 2004.

Starting dates for absolute beginners for Group courses:  every first and third Monday of each month.

 

Program Information
 
Program Details
 
Standard Mini-Group A
Intensive Mini-Group B
Combination Course 20+5
Intensive Combination Course 20+10
Private Instruction & Intercultural Training
Golden Age Course (Adults 50+)
Volunteer Program
Internships
 
Special Deals

Special offer when booking at eduVacations:

Free drop-off at the airport.

 
Program Information

What People are Saying

“Everything was great, the people were wonderful! I really recommend it.”

Cultural & Recreational Activities

Daily Latin dance classes; weekly Latin music and cooking classes; Spanish film night; dancing and theater excursions (admission fees not included); lectures; intercambios (language practice exchange); cultural events and use of travel planning resources. Weekend excursions are offered at additional cost.

Accommodation Choices

Host families with 2 meals/day, private room and shared bathroom, or private room and bath; guesthouse, private room and bath (b&b); apartments.

Accommodation

All prices are quoted in United States dollars (US$)

Arrival:  Sunday before the course starts
Departure:  Saturday following the end of the course

Standard Host Family:  single or double room, 2 meals per day, laundry service, and airport pickup

Occupancy

6
nights

13
nights

20
nights

27
nights

7
additional
nights

Single

US$ 125

US$ 250

US$ 375

US$ 500

US$ 125

Double
(priced per
person)

US$ 100

US$ 200

US$ 300

US$ 400

US$ 100

Extra night single + US$ 22; extra night double + US$ 18 per person

Standard Plus Family:  single or double room, own bathroom for exclusive use, 2 meals per day, laundry service and airport pickup

Occupancy

6
nights

13
nights

20
nights

27
nights

7
additional
nights

Single

US$ 175

US$ 350

US$ 525

US$ 700

US$ 175

Double
(priced per
person)

US$ 150

US$ 300

US$ 450

US$ 600

US$ 150

Extra night single + US$ 32; extra night double + US$ 27 per person

Apartments:  located in Coronado — nicely furnished apartments, own bathroom, TV, kitchenette, self-catering, double or single occupancy, linen

Occupancy

6
nights

13
nights

20
nights

27
nights

7
additional
nights

Single

US$ 170

US$ 300

US$ 450

US$ 600

US$ 150

Double
(priced per
person)

US$ 110

US$ 180

US$ 270

US$ 360

US$ 090

Only one
person in the
apartment

US$ 215

US$ 430

US$ 645

US$ 860

US$ 215

Extra night single + US$ 27; extra night double + US$ 17 per person;
extra night for 'only one person in the apartment' + US$ 36

Farm family:  single room or double room, 2 means per day, laundry and airport pickup

Occupancy

6
nights

13
nights

20
nights

27
nights

7
additional
nights

Single

US$ 125

US$ 250

US$ 375

US$ 500

US$ 125

Double
(priced per
person)

US$ 110

US$ 200

US$ 300

US$ 400

US$ 100

Extra night single + US$ 22; extra night double + US$ 18 per person

Program Details
 
Standard Mini-Group A

20 lessons per week (4 to 5 students per class). This is a comprehensive general language course covering reading, speaking, pronunciation, listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary expansion, and culture. It leaves you with time to participate in other organized activities or explore on your own.
Minimum Stay: 1 week

Standard Mini-Group A

All prices are in United States dollars (US$)
and are per person

01 weeks*

US$  180

02 weeks*

US$  360

03 weeks*

US$  540

04 weeks*

US$  720

05 weeks*

US$  890

06 weeks*

US$ 1060

07 weeks*

US$ 1230

08 weeks*

US$ 1399

09 weeks*

US$ 1558

10 weeks*

US$ 1717

11 weeks*

US$ 1875

12 weeks*

US$ 2035

24 weeks*

US$ 3810

36 weeks*

US$ 5290

*extra week

+ US$ 0148   

Deposit = 20% of the combined course fees and accommodation fees

Airport transport:  Pick up is included; drop off is featured as a special offer.

Intensive Mini-Group B

30 lessons total per week. You follow the Standard course above (20 group lessons/week) and receive 2 additional lessons of group instruction on Mondays through Fridays which will accelerate your learning.
Minimum Stay: 1 week

Standard Mini-Group A

All prices are in United States dollars (US$)
and are per person

01 weeks*

US$  245

02 weeks*

US$  488

03 weeks*

US$  730

04 weeks*

US$  975

05 weeks*

US$ 1208

06 weeks*

US$ 1445

07 weeks*

US$ 1675

08 weeks*

US$ 1910

09 weeks*

US$ 2120

10 weeks*

US$ 2330

11 weeks*

US$ 2545

12 weeks*

US$ 2755

24 weeks*

US$ 5155

36 weeks*

US$ 7155

*extra week

+ US$ 0200   

Diploma de Español Como Lengua Extranjera

30 lessons per week

Course fee
(does not include exam fee)

08 weeks

US$ 1910

12 weeks

US$ 1350

Deposit = 20% of the combined course fees and accommodation fees

Airport transport:  Pick up is included; drop off is featured as a special offer.

Combination Course

25 lessons total/week combining group and private instruction. You follow the Standard course above (20 group lessons/week) and receive 5 lessons of private instruction per week to work on individual weaknesses and needs.
Minimum Stay: 1 week

Combination Course

All prices are in United States dollars (US$)
and are per person


Standard Mini-Group A

+ US$ 90 per week

Deposit = 20% of the combined course fees and accommodation fees

Airport transport:  Pick up is included; drop off is featured as a special offer.

Intensive Combination Course

30 lessons total/week combining group and private instruction. You follow the Standard course above (20 group lessons/week) and receive 10 lessons of private instruction per week to work on individual weaknesses and needs, either in general Spanish or technical terminology.

The following modules are available for private instruction: preparation for developmental work; preparation for engineers, scientists and doctors for work in a Latin American country, with integration of aspects of intercultural training, organization of lectures, Español Comercial, Spanish for embassy dependents, and technical Spanish (i.e. water and waste management).
Minimum Stay: 1 week

Intensive Combination Course

All prices are in United States dollars (US$)
and are per person


Intensive Mini-Group B

+ US$ 180 per week

Deposit = 20% of the combined course fees and accommodation fees

Airport transport:  Pick up is included; drop off is featured as a special offer.

 

Private Instruction & Intercultural Training

Take 20, 30, or 40 lessons per week, either in general Spanish alone or in combination with technical terminology. A crash course of private instruction is good if you only have 1 or 2 weeks available for a language course and must make really quick progress.
Duration: 1-8 weeks.

Private Instruction & Intercultural Training

All prices are in United States dollars (US$)
and are per person

Number of weeks

20 lessons
per week

30 lessons
per week

40 lessons
per week

01 weeks

US$ 0400

US$ 0600

US$ 0800

02 weeks

US$ 0800

US$ 1200

US$ 1600

03 weeks

US$ 1200

US$ 1800

US$ 2400

04 weeks

US$ 1600

US$ 2400

US$ 3200

extra week

US$ 0400

US$ 0600

US$ 0800

Deposit = 20% of the combined course fees and accommodation fees

Airport transport:  Pick up is included; drop off is featured as a special offer.

Golden Age Course (Adults 50+)

This multi-faceted program was designed for adults that would like to visit Costa Rica, learn a bit of Spanish, participate in interesting activities and visit exciting places. It offers a light Spanish course, lots of activities, workshops, trips and two free afternoons so students can travel on their own. Activities could include: gardening, trip to a tropical plant nursery, a talk with a personality from Coronado (artist, politician, farmer, etc), shopping afternoon, conference about Costa Rican flora, workshop on handicrafts, folkloric Costa Rican dances, visit an organic farm, tree planting trip, writing workshop. Some fun visits and workshops include: San José guided tour, tropical cocktail workshop, visit a Costa Rican typical food restaurant, afternoon at a rain forest aerial tram, evening at the theater and a cocktail lounge, visit a coffee plantation and processing plant. On the Weekend go to Irazú or Poás Volcano and Manuel Antonio Beach National Park

Private Instruction & Intercultural Training

All prices are in United States dollars (US$)
and are per person

30 lessons over 2 weeks

Course fee

01 students

US$00710

02 students

US$ 1350

Deposit = 20% of the combined course fees and accommodation fees

Airport transport:  Pick up is included; drop off is featured as a special offer.

Please inquire:  Coronado@eduvacations.com.

Volunteer Program

At the end of your Spanish course, you can do volunteer work from 2 to 24 weeks at a National Park or a Social Institution. You work as a volunteer for the forestry commission, and it is a unique experience. Accommodation takes place at the parks. If you choose a social institution then you could choose a homestay or an apartment.

Volunteer Program

All prices are in United States dollars (US$)
and are per person

02 to 24 weeks

Placement fee in a National Park or in a social Institution and supervision

Volunteer fee for accommodation with full board in a National Park

US$ 100

US$ 12 per day

Internships

Do an 8 to 24 week internship with a company or a social institution in Coronado, San José and other localities of the Greater Metropolitan Area. You can do (unpaid) internships in the areas of trade and industry, with tour organizers, with incoming agencies, or in social institutions. Stay with a guest family in a single room with half board (breakfast and dinner) or an apartment. The Internship program is only available to those students who have already studied at least 2 years at a university and who enroll for a minimum of 2 weeks for a Main or Intensive Course prior to the Internship. Applications must be received no later than 12 weeks before the start of the course and must include: a resume in Spanish, 2 passport photos, an application form that we provide, a letter of interest, and copies of your university transcripts or a reference from your university. You should already have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Spanish.

Volunteer Program

All prices are in United States dollars (US$)
and are per person

08 to 24 weeks

Placement in company/institution and supervision

US$ 380

 
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