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Spanish Schools in Flamingo Beach

So you have decided the tranquil shores of Flamingo Beach are the ideal spot for your to embark on your Spanish language course? Firstly, not a bad decision at all! Secondly, if you have started thinking about which Spanish school in Playa Flamingo is the right one for you, then let us help you out with our handy Spanish learning centre review!

WAYRA Instituto de Español

Facts and Figures

LocationPlaya Tamarindo, just 20 minutes from Playa Flamingo, 150 metres from the beach
Number of Students/ClassAverage 3 to 4, Maximum 6
Internet AccessYes

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  • Facilities and Services - WAYRA has all the facilities you could possibly need to set off on your Spanish learning journey. There is high speed internet and spacious and comfortable classrooms. When it comes to relaxation and socialising this school is also well prepared. There is a spacious tropical garden and a cafeteria where snacks are available. Not bad at all!
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - This Spanish language centre seeks to combine the cultural aspects of learning a language with the academic and the grammatical with the conversational. They keep in mind the individual needs of each and every student and in class they use different exercises such as debates, conversations and exchanges of ideas and opinions in order to stimulate conversation and maximise participation. They also carry out activities outside of the classroom, such as visits to local businesses, so as to get used to utilizing your Spanish in everyday situations. This centre is accredited by Instituto Cervantes and is a member of Canatur (Costa Rica's Tourism Chamber) and recognised by the German Bildungsurlaub programme
  • Courses Offered and Levels - WAYRA offers a Standard Spanish programme of 20 hours per week or an Intensive course with 30 lessons per week. They also offer special courses for DELE Preparation and courses especially for Teenagers and Children. You can combine your Spanish language course with a number of different volunteering opportunities such as Turtle Rescuing and working in a local school. There are a total of nine levels of language ability at this Spanish institute in Playa Flamingo, ranging from Absolute Beginner to Superior
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Every week there are various activities and excursions organised by this Spanish school that you can participate in such as a visit to nearby Guaitil where traditional pottery is made, a boat tour in Paulo Verde National Park, a trip to Montezumo to see the waterfall there and visit the Cabo Blanco National Park, an excursion to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Park and a Turtle Tour, amongst others
  • Accommodation - During your Spanish course you have the opportunity of staying with a local host family and therefore practising the Spanish skills you are picking up during the day and experiencing typical daily life in a Costa Rican household, trying out typical food and tropical fruits and seeing what customs they have together as a family. There is also the option of staying in a number of different student houses in various locations near to the school and volunteer projects

Enforex Flamingo Beach

(N.B. This is an Enforex partner school called Centro Panamericano de Idiomas - CPI)

Facts and Figures

Location Flamingo Resort, Playa Flamingo, on the waterfront, just facing the Marina as you enter the town
SizeMedium, 26 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 4 students
Internet AccessYes (access to computers and WiFi)

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  • Facilities and Services - WAYRA has all the facilities you could possibly need to set off on your Spanish learning journey. There is a well-stocked library with resources for you to make use of, high speed internet and computers and a movie room for Spanish film showings. When it comes to relaxation and socialising this school is also well prepared. There is a swimming pool, small basketball court and a ping pong table as well as a common room, patio and spacious garden with hammocks. Going to school here won't seem like a chore at all!
  • Teaching methods and Accreditation - All teachers at this Spanish institute are experienced professionals with University degrees and they aim to get the students communicating right from the word go. The interests and goals of the students are taken into account with regards to class content and incorporate both oral and written exercises and looking at grammatical structures. This Enforex partner school is accredited/recognised by Instituto Cervantes and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in the United States
  • Courses Offered and Levels - This Enforex partner school offers an Intensive Spanish course with 20 hours per week and a Super Intensive course for 27.5 hours a week. There are also One to One course available and a Volunteer Programme which includes a four week Intensive Spanish course followed by placement in a suitable local volunteer organisation such as a Turtle rescue sanctuary or Nature Reserve. There are 10 levels of language ability ranging from Basic Beginner to Superior
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - This Spanish language centre organises a number of free activities each week that can include tropical fruit tasting, latin dance classes and beach trips. For a few pennies more you can head with your classmates to Manual Antonio National Park, literature and craft work workshops, sunset cruises, the Monkey Park, diving, snorkeling and horse riding amongst others!
  • Accommodation - During your Spanish language course you can opt to stay with a local host family and therefore gain an insight into local Costa Rican family life whilst practising your Spanish skills at the same time. If this option does not suit your needs then there are also studio apartments and dormitories available