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Spanish By The River - Turrialba/ Costa Rica

  • Cartago, Costa Rica

School Type   Private language school

Student Nationality Ratio   US US 25%   NL NL 25%   DE DE 25%   CA CA 25%  

Number of Students   20 persons

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Detail Information

WiFi in Public Areas WiFi in Public Areas
Auditorium Auditorium
Library Library
Study Room Study Room
Computer Room Computer Room
Rest Room Rest Room
Audio-visual Room Audio-visual Room
Cafeteria Cafeteria
Snack Bar Snack Bar
Gym / Fitness Gym / Fitness
Swimming Pool (for adults) Swimming Pool (for adults)
Swimming Pool (for children) Swimming Pool (for children)

Other Sport Facilities Other Sport Facilities
Facilities for Disabled Facilities for Disabled
Medical Service Medical Service
Outside of Class Activities Outside of Class Activities
Airport Pickup Airport Pickup
Native Speaking Teacher Native Speaking Teacher
Night Class Night Class
Parental Guardian Parental Guardian
Laundry Service Laundry Service

Date School Established : 2012-06-01

School(Business) Permit No. : 310132017200

Our school was founded June 2002 and is located a little outside of the typically “Tico” town of Turrialba. In Turrialba you can find a few hotels, some restaurants, (pool) bars, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, discos, a cinema, swimming pools, banks, internet cafés, a post office and gyms. When coming from San José, 10 minutes before entering town, you take a left into “Barrio El Recreo” to enter the “Entrada de Chirraca” and arrive at our Spanish school, an oasis of peace and therefore a great place to study spanish and relax. At 850 meters, it seems a little less hot and more “tranquilo” than in downtown Turrialba.

Spanish classes are mostly held outside, in one of the little huts or on the porch, from where you have a beautiful view of the volcano and the lush green surroundings. You can spot exotic birds like toucans, hummingbirds, and other tropical species while attending classes.

During breaks we serve delicious coffee from the surrounding highlands. If you want to stretch your legs, you can walk down the street in front of the school and maybe see some leafcutter ants coming by or even a sloth!

Our Spanish school in Costa Rica is perfect for adventurous people that love to learn about different cultures, ecosystems and tropical farming. It is not for people that wish to go out every night to a cool, trendy discotheque. The people in Turrialba love to go out for some drinks and salsa dancing on the weekends but generally not on weekdays.

Registration procedure; after receiving your registration form, we need about 24 hrs to check availability at the school(s). If you are not a complete beginner, please take the Placement Test so we can make sure we place you in the right level. If something in your preferred program is not available, we will contact you and send you an alternative. As soon as possible, we will send you an invoice that will confirm programs, dates and prices. Please check this invoice carefully and once you write back to us that you agree, we will notify the schools and you have a reservation!
Payment Method : PayPal
Student shall deposit a full payment directly to the school’s bank account within 7 days of receiving booking approval from the school.
Payment methods; At our schools you can pay in cash and at the Turrialba School you can also pay with your credit card (mastercard & visa). There is an additional charge of 10%, when paying by credit card. At the local banks near all three locations, you can find ATMs. Its not recommended to bring Traveler Cheques, since it is not possible to cash them near most locations.

Cancellation policy; If you need to cancel your program when you have already paid for it, we can return you 80% of the total amount paid to us. Pick.ups and Transfers cannot be refunded when less than 7 days before departure. Once your program has begun there is no refund. By filling out this registration form and sending it in to us, you are declaring that you have read and agree to this statement as written and intended.

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