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Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

Language

Learn the conversational skills you need to begin speaking with locals immediately. We create fun and relaxed classes taught by highly experienced native speakers.

Our Spanish School

Culture

Immerse yourself in the culture and community by living with a local Costa Rican family in their home. Speak the language, live the culture, become part of the family.

Homestay Program

Adventure

Zip-line over jungle canopies, mountain bike through coffee plantations, or white water raft down class three rivers. The adventure is yours for the taking.

Experiences

Welcome to Tico Lingo

Your Costa Rican Spanish School

a student learns spanish in costa rica with tico lingo

Tico Lingo is a Spanish school in Costa Rica devoted to giving its students Spanish linguistic fluency through cultural immersion and cross-cultural education. Our aim is to teach, immerse, and initiate a global understanding of Costa Rican culture.

We are young, we are connected, and we are interested in creating the best environment to learn Spanish in Costa Rica. We want to discuss culture on a global level with people from around the world. Join our conversation, learn Spanish in Costa Rica today!

Mission

Our mission is to teach, to immerse, and to instill a life changing experience for our students through classroom education and cross cultural immersion.

Philosophy

With the combination of an interactive classroom and an immersive cultural experience, any student can communicate ideas, spirit, and culture through foreign language

Small Group Promise

Our classes are conducted in small groups of no more than six students. This amount allows for open, fluid discussion in the classroom that benefits learning while not distracting from it.

Student Photos

Our Alumni

Tico Lingo Alumnus speaks about her thoughts on her experience at the school

I have attended three other language schools in Spain, Guatemala and Cuba. Tico Lingo was by far the best. The level of instruction at Tico Lingo was uniquely tailored to my needs. After just 3 weeks of classes I know that I made some substantial gains in both my fluency and knowledge of the language.

Janice Adams, 61 ESL Teacher Ontario Canada
a tico lingo spanish student

Such a cool spot with even cooler people! After three days of class I could actually feel my brain soaking up the language. It was everywhere around me. My Homestay family was sooo nice, fed me the most delicious of foods, and helped me through my Spanish struggles.

Lauren Mannix, 21 Student Vancouver, Canada
tico lingo spanish school student

Heredia itself is a great place to learn Spanish. It strikes a balance between having enough to do/a culture of its own and being small enough that it is easy to navigate whilst having a relatively relaxed lifestyle and doesn’t have that touristic feel.

Mark James, 29 Computer Engineer Glasgow, Scotland

Meet Freddy

Spanish Professor

Meet one of our top Professors at Tico Lingo, Freddy Fariñas. He’s taught Spanish to students from all over the world and continually brings his passion to the classroom day in and day out.

Watch the video to hear what he enjoys about teaching, why students prefer to study Spanish in Costa Rica, and why Tico Lingo is the best option to learn Spanish in Costa Rica


Plan Your Visit

Experience the culture and language of Costa Rica. Find a program that suits you, or work with us to customize your trip.