Spanish Programs

Adult Spanish Programs

Invest in your future, connect with a community, and walk away with an ability to speak conversational Spanish with ease.

Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

From small group classes ranging from 2-6 people, to private Spanish classes tailored to your specific needs, Tico Lingo offers quality immersion programs lead by certified, native Spanish instructors. Paired with a local homestay family, students can be sure to quickly advance their speaking and comprehension skills.

Each program has a flexible duration ranging from 1-24 weeks. Many students have seen drastic increases in Spanish language fluency after 3 to 4 weeks.

Included in each program:

  • Written and oral exam to assess Spanish level
  • Airport pickup from SJO and drop off at homestay
  • Orientation tour with map of Heredia and surrounding area
  • 24/7 Support and local contact in Heredia
  • All necessary class materials: pencils, notebooks, etc.
  • Free internet access both at school and in homestays
  • Fresh coffee and tea each morning at school
  • Conversational classes with locals
  • Official certificate of course completion
Adult Spanish Immersion Program in Costa Rica - Students Studying Spanish
Graduation from Spanish Classes in Costa Rica at Tico Lingo
Group Spanish Classes in Costa Rica
Spanish Classes in Costa Rica - Intensive

Intensive Group Spanish Classes – $265/week

Group classes begin every Monday. Each student will be assigned to a small classroom and placed with like-leveled students. Students will be in group class for 20 hours/week (4 hours/day, Monday-Friday) and will be pushed to learn new grammar skills and to apply those skills verbally in the classroom. This class was specifically designed to get students to advance their speaking skills.

Benefits to Intensive Group Classes:

  • Small group classes are designed to facilitate interaction among all learners in the group.
  • Groups can take the pressure off – everyone is in the struggle together!
  • Others may ask questions that you’ve not thought of which can add clarity to each lesson.
  • There is a lot of social interaction – make friends and find study partners! 🙂
Private Spanish Classes in Costa Rica

Private Classes – $23/hour

Private Spanish classes offer students a completely flexible program that they can custom design themselves. These classes will focus on the specific areas of weakness and interest the student wishes to study.

Benefits to Intensive Group Classes:

  • Move through material at your own pace
  • Focus on material that is especially relevant to YOU
  • 100% personalized feedback and uninterrupted attention from your teacher
  • Fully customizable schedule – you pick which days and how many hours each day.
Group Spanish Classes in Costa Rica
Spanish Classes in Costa Rica - Intensive

Intensive Group + Private Spanish Classes – $475/week

Participates of this Spanish program will take a total of 30 Hours of Spanish class per week; 20 hours of group classes and 10 hours of private 1-on-1 instruction with a professor. This program was designed for the student that wants to maximize their time in the classroom and advance their Spanish as quickly as possible.

Benefits to Intensive Group + Private Spanish Classes:

  • Get the added bonus of one-on-one attention to focus on areas specific to you
  • Maintain structured group classes while remaining flexible with your private classes
  • Advance your Spanish level more quickly if time is of the essence
  • Enjoy the combination of a social group setting with a private 1-on-1 setting.
Live with a family in Costa Rica

Live with a family

We recommend every student live with a local family near the school. Along with perks like home cooked meals, families provide students endless opportunities to practice real-world conversational Spanish.

White Water Rafting in Costa Rica

Add-on Activities

Explore different program add-ons in our activities and tours page. There, you’ll learn about our yoga, dance, and cooking classes as well as the many weekend tour options we offer to students.

Spanish Classes in Costa Rica - Intensive


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