Spanish Language Program Overview

The classes at Coastal Spanish start every Monday of the year.class1

We currently have 9 different levels of Spanish courses, all of which are taught in Spanish. The maximum class size is 6 people per class. Normally classes will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. During peak times of the year, Coastal Spanish will also run classes in the afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Classes are held Monday through Friday

Our Spanish Programs

You can choose from any of the following Spanish course options:

Standard Spanish Program

20 Spanish lessons per week. 55 minutes per class. Max 6 students per class
Duration: From 1 week up to a period of months. Your choice.
9 levels: Beginner to advanced.
Description: This Spanish language program consists of classes with a maximum of 6 students per teacher. Spanish courses are held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and are composed of a a combination of conversational grammar and practical conversation and/or lectures.

Find out more about the Standard Spanish Program

Intensive Spanish Program

30 Spanish lessons per week. 55 minutes per class. Max 6 students per class
Duration: From 1 week up to a period of months. Your choice.
9 levels: Beginner to advanced.
Description: The perfect Spanish program for someone who prefers a more intensive Spanish language course. The format is the same as the Standard Program. The difference is that under this option you will receive an additional 2 hours per day of instruction in the afternoon. Courses are held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Find out more about the Intensive Spanish Program

Private Spanish Program

20-35 Spanish lessons per week. 55 minutes per class. Max 1 student per class
Duration: From 1 week up to a period of months. Your choice.
9 levels: Beginner to advanced.
Description: If you have little time available or prefer something very intensive, then please consider taking private Spanish language courses. If you are taking a group class and would like to add a few hours per day to your Spanish program this is possible.

If you prefer to have your entire course utilizing private instruction that is possible as well. You can choose from 4-7 hours per day of private instructions. Private instruction can be utilized to cover general or specialized Spanish language topics.

Find out more about the Private Spanish Program

Spanish & Surf Program

20 Spanish lessons per week. 55 minutes per class. Max 6 students per class. You also will receive surf lessons along with surf board rental.
Duration: From 1 week up to a month. Your choice.
9 levels: Beginner to advanced (for the Spanish classes)
Description: This program consists of classes with a maximum of 6 students per teacher. Courses are held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and are composed of a a combination of conversational grammar and practical conversation and/or lectures.

Surf Portion: Surf board rental is included in the cost of the program. The first 2 weeks you will receive (in addition to the board rental) 6 hours of surf instruction. Surf classes are provided by local surf professionals. On weeks 3 and 4 you will get one surf trip to a location outside of Tamarindo (along with surf board rental).

Find out more about the Spanish & Surf Program

Methodology

Coastal Spanish offers a variety of well thought out courses. The methodology utilized for teaching Spanish is referred to as the Communicative Approach. This teaching style encourages student interaction. You might say that you learn more because you learn better. The program consists of a variety of interesting and interactive exercises created to encourage you to practice the Spanish language in a real life setting.

We feel this approach helps to build your confidence, which in turn increases your motivation to learn more.

The foundation of the Spanish language classes consist of a combination of exercises, role playing, reading, conversation, and grammar. Each Spanish teacher will then customize a program based upon the level of the participants in the class.

Find out more about our Methodology

Academic Credit

Coastal Spanish has an agreement which allows our students to receive academic credit for courses taken at our Spanish language school. If you need academic credit please contact Sonia Gomez at sonia@coastalspanish.com

Find out more about Academic Credit