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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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  • SPECIALIZED SPANISH COURSE

    10 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • x10
    • 60MIN
    • Course Only (No Accommodation)
    • Materials included
    • B1, B2, C1, C2, A2
    Course per week as low as USD 160

    Course Information (Item No. 3501)
    Course Type : SPECIALIZED SPANISH COURSE
    Accom. Location : On Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Two to One Class
    Maximum Class Size : 2 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 18 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 10 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 08:00 ~ 19:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 60 minutes

    SPECIALIZED SPANISH COURSE
    This is your customized option:

    Size, length, location and topic of classes are customized to your needs!
    Schedules may be arranged between 8:00 am and 19:00 pm


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : USD 0
    Course Material Fees : USD 0
    Electricity Bill : USD 0
    Water Bill : USD 0
    ID Card Cost : USD 0
    Activity Fees : USD 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : USD 0
    Visa Extension Fees : USD 0
    Local Airport Charges : USD 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : USD 0
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    Spanish By The River - Turrialba/ Costa Rica : SPECIALIZED SPANISH COURSE

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded.
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.
  • Business Spanish

    10 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • 1:1
    • x10
    • 60MIN
    • Course Only (No Accommodation)
    • Materials included
    • B1, B2, C1, C2, A2
    Course per week as low as USD 225

    Course Information (Item No. 3500)
    Course Type : Business Spanish
    Accom. Location : On Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : One to One Class
    Maximum Class Size : 1 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 18 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 10 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 08:00 ~ 10:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 60 minutes

    Our Business Spanish course is designed for students, receptionists, managers and executives that need to improve their Spanish communication skills in business situations. It is best to first reach the A2 level before specializing in Business Spanish. If you start with no Spanish speaking skills at all, you will need between 3 and 6 weeks to achieve this level.

    You will learn practical business vocabulary, grammatical structures and relevant cultural considerations that will enable you to communicate effectively in job interviews, meetings, and product and marketing presentations. You will also learn to write your C.V. and other business-related documents in Spanish. The Business Spanish course will cover skills needed for working with computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Internet and e-mail communication in Spanish.

    Of course you can let us know about your specific interests (such as banking, accounting, the stock market, human resources or taxes) so we can adapt the course to your needs.

    At our Turrialba, Bocas and Boquete locations, we offer volunteer and intern positions with different businesses. These positions provide opportunities for observation and participation in various administrative and marketing tasks such as making a marketing plan, help promoting the school, help improving bookkeeping, etc.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : USD 0
    Course Material Fees : USD 0
    Electricity Bill : USD 0
    Water Bill : USD 0
    ID Card Cost : USD 0
    Activity Fees : USD 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : USD 0
    Visa Extension Fees : USD 0
    Local Airport Charges : USD 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : USD 0
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    Spanish By The River - Turrialba/ Costa Rica : Business Spanish

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded.
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.
  • General Spanish

    20 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • x20
    • 60MIN
    • Course Only (No Accommodation)
    • Materials included
    • A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
    Course per week as low as USD 225

    Course Information (Item No. 3498)
    Course Type : General Spanish
    Accom. Location : On Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Group Class
    Maximum Class Size : 6 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 18 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 20 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 08:00 ~ 12:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 60 minutes

    Standard Spanish Course

    This course is based on the internationally recognized CEFR framework for learning, teaching and assessment which is also the basis of DELE-Diplomas (Spanish as a Second Language). The levels are Basic User (A1, A2), Independent User (B1, B2) and Proficient User (C1, C2).

    ● 6 levels: A1 (3 wks), A2 (3 wks), B1 (6 wks), B2 (6 wks), C1 (8 wks), C2 (8 wks)
    ● Amount of students: Max 6 / Average 3
    ● Days / Hours: 5 days a week / 4 hrs per day /starting each Monday / 8:00 till 12:00 (with break from 9:55 till 10:05) or 13:00 till 17:00 (with break from 14:55 till 15:05)
    ● Materials included: Workbook.
    ● Others included: Introduction folder with tourist information including area map & info about the course (levels, objectives, contents and evaluations) /placement test / coffee & tea during breaks / introduction talk on Sunday / Friday’s happy hour / certificate upon completion.
    ● EXTRA TUTORING HOURS (max 5 hrs per week): Can be ordered at the school/ $15.00 per hour.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : USD 0
    Course Material Fees : USD 0
    Electricity Bill : USD 0
    Water Bill : USD 0
    ID Card Cost : USD 0
    Activity Fees : USD 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : USD 0
    Visa Extension Fees : USD 0
    Local Airport Charges : USD 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : USD 0
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    Spanish By The River - Turrialba/ Costa Rica : General Spanish

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded.
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.
  • Spanish Intensive Course

    30 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • x30
    • 60MIN
    • Course Only (No Accommodation)
    • Materials included
    • A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
    Course per week as low as USD 300

    Course Information (Item No. 3499)
    Course Type : Spanish Intensive Course
    Accom. Location : On Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Group Class
    Maximum Class Size : 6 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 18 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 30 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 08:00 ~ 19:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 60 minutes

    Our Intensive Spanish course is based on the internationally recognized CEFR framework for learning, teaching and assessment which is also the basis of DELE-Diplomas (Spanish as a Second Language). The levels are Basic User (A1, A2), Independent User (B1, B2) and Proficient User (C1, C2). The difference between the Intensive and Standard Spanish course is that you will advance more quickly since you will spend more hours per day studying and practicing Spanish.

    ● 6 levels: A1 (2 wks), A2 (2 wks), B1 (4 wks), B2 (4 wks), C1 (6 wks), C2 (6 wks)
    ● Amount of students: Max 6 /Average 3
    ● Days/ hours: 5 days a week / 6 hrs per day /starting each Monday / 8:00 till 12:00 (with break from 9:55 till 10:05) and 17:00 till 19:00
    ● Materials included: Workbook.
    ● Others included: Introduction folder with Tourist information including area map & info about the course (levels, objectives, contents and evaluations) /placement test / coffee & tea during breaks / introduction talk on Sunday / Friday’s happy hour / certificate upon completion.
    ● EXTRA TUTORING HOURS (max 5 hrs per week): Can be ordered at the school/ $15.00 per hour.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : USD 0
    Course Material Fees : USD 0
    Electricity Bill : USD 0
    Water Bill : USD 0
    ID Card Cost : USD 0
    Activity Fees : USD 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : USD 0
    Visa Extension Fees : USD 0
    Local Airport Charges : USD 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : USD 0
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    Spanish By The River - Turrialba/ Costa Rica : Spanish Intensive Course

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded.
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.

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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