Universities and colleges set their own admission requirements for higher education courses, so they vary broadly. Depending on the course, students may be able to get into higher education with a range of qualifications. If you're applying to do a course, you may find that work experience is taken into consideration alongside any qualifications you have. Some higher education institutes and colleges offer courses as preparation for a certain type of degrees. They usually don't result in separate criteria as they simply qualify you to enter the degree program itself. Courses can be taught in a broad selection of fields of study.
Spanish is the native language of hundreds of millions of people around the world. By studying the language, students can open themselves to exploring other cultures and may make themselves more marketable to companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations.
Costa Rica has over 50% of its citizens ranging between 18 and 35 years. The country has enhanced student’s life in these universities with a subsided living standard in these universities for both local and international students.
ILISA offers you this possibility to escape the cold winter in your respective countries, and come enjoy an exciting educational experience here in Costa Rica. We have cr
Winter program starting date for 2018:
January 8th, 2018
January 15th, 2018
This program includes:
Transportation from/to the airport
Homestay for students in houses including breakfast, dinner and laundry.
Coordination meeting at the school to give them a brief introduction to our program.
Spanish classes at ILISA (4hrs of classes per day)
Farewell dinner at at typical Costa Rican restaurant.
Activities: 3 complementary activities will be included per week: dance classes, happy hour, indoor soccer matches, movie nigths , visits to central market or national teather, visits to museums and others depending on the country. Entrance fee for participants included.<...
For many ILISA students, Spanish skills are a necessity in their current or future workplace. For you, language training is an investment in your job skills. Several of I
We have successfully designed courses for professionals in various areas:
Medical doctors, nurses and assistants
International aid workers
Law enforcement officers
MBA and MBA students
Priests, seminarians or ministers
ILISA’s expertise lies in the customization of programs tailored entirely to the needs of each student individually. Classes can include visits to organizations of interest (i.e. doctors and nurses can visit a major hospital and/or a private clinic, lawyers can visit a court session and can be put into contact with local lawyers and teachers can visit a local school and/or university). You can also study and practice specialized vocabulary and skills to help you use Spanish in your own particular work environment....
Our volunteer program focuses on providing individuals a practical experience; hence, playing a big role in developing their career path. Volunteers will be involved in a
Our volunteer program focuses on providing individuals a practical experience; hence, playing a big role in developing their career path. Volunteers will be involved in activities that respond to identified community needs with the aim to raise awareness of current issues. The student will be able to develop his or her analytical abilities, social skills, and ethical responsibilities.
The Volunteer program focuses on an educational experience combined with community service, giving the volunteer the opportunity to expand their knowledge and awareness on a specific area.
Enjoy an educational and practical experience in Costa Rica
Immerse completely in the coun...
LISA Instituto de Idiomas offers one-to-one tutoring sessions ideal for individuals with very specialized language needs. We provide private classes for 2, 4, 3 or 6 hour
ILISA Instituto de Idiomas offers one-to-one tutoring sessions ideal for individuals with very specialized language needs. We provide private classes for 2, 4, 3 or 6 hours a day. This program is available for every level and follows the same scheduling as the Group-4 and Group-4 Plus programs. In addition, ILISA has been able to arrange student visits to local businesses, schools, hospitals, clinics, and many others in the past. The program emphasizes the improvement of general language skills and, depending on your needs, building skills and vocabulary related specifically to your interests or profession. It also includes language competence report covering listening and reading comprehension, writing and speaking skills, and if applicable, professional speaking skills....
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica through Group 4 Plus, the most popular program at ILISA Instituto de Idiomas. It combines the Group Program plus two hours of private tutoring
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica through Group 4 Plus, the most popular program at ILISA Instituto de Idiomas. It combines the Group Program plus two hours of private tutoring in the afternoon. The private lessons will be customized to match your personal interests and needs. These afternoon classes emphasize extending your active vocabulary and improving your proficiency. They are a great complement to the morning classes.
Benefit from our professional approach
Learn from excellent professors
Learn quickly with effective teaching methods
Enjoy the comfort of our great facility
Have a fun cultural experience
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica! This program puts you in a group with students of a similar level. With a maximum of four students per group, your participation is assured a
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica! This program puts you in a group with students of a similar level. With a maximum of four students per group, your participation is assured and your progress is guaranteed. Classes are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a 20-minute break at 10 a.m.
This program provides plenty of time for Spanish instruction while still allowing enough free time to enjoy our free cultural activities throughout the week. In the event that we are unable to place you in a group class due to differing skill levels, we shall instead provide 3 hours 15 minutes of individual (1:1) tutoring.
Benefit from our professional approach
Learn from excellent ...
Our courses of health professionals are designed so that our students can develop their language skills from the first hours of class, in the four skills described and co
Our courses of health professionals are designed so that our students can develop their language skills from the first hours of class, in the four skills described and contemplated in the written expression, reading comprehension and texts, auditory ability and oral interaction. This is combined with vocabulary, expressions, and medical topics to train our students in this specific field.
In our health programs the grammar is not ignored, it is reviewed every day but starting from its function, that is our interest is not how many of these terms the student knows, but he can do with them especially in his medical performance.
We structure the courses in A1 A2, B1 B2, and C1 C2....
This is a program that contains courses aimed at students of business and economic sciences, as well as entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and managers. We offer all l
This is a program that contains courses aimed at students of business and economic sciences, as well as entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and managers. We offer all levels from A1 to C2 in this business area, which are located through a leveling test and a linguistic immersion through the practice of the language in face-to-face classes combined with recreational activities. One of the main objectives of this program is that our customers can communicate in an international context aimed at people who perform commercial functions, responsible for the purchase, responsible for business and export managers. Our programs are divided into three areas which each course assistant will choose depending on their own interests, even if it does not matter what level of Spanish they have since the courses are adapted according to the linguistic knowledge that the student possesses. ...
These courses are based on the vocabulary and grammatical structures, associated with the themes related to the liturgy, and all activities carried out in the Catholic Ch
These courses are based on the vocabulary and grammatical structures, associated with the themes related to the liturgy, and all activities carried out in the Catholic Church.
Structure of the classes
This program is given intensively, in courses of 4 hours a day. In the first hours, we study subjects of daily life and the rest of the hours, focusing on the vocabulary, expressions, and structures referring to the church and its teachings.
Design of the programs
They are prepared for the different levels, beginners, intermediate, advanced and superior.
These levels are determined through the placement test, which is applied on the first day of classes.
In our school, we have designed specific programs for clients, who dedicate their lives to the task of mission and support others to have a better quality of life, in all
In our school, we have designed specific programs for clients, who dedicate their lives to the task of mission and support others to have a better quality of life, in all its integral being. The programs for missionaries are structured to develop them with students, of any level, be it beginner, intermediate, advanced or superior. The contents that each program contains, are compacted in 4 intensive weeks, of 4 hours a day. We adapt to the needs of the client and the availability of their time. Our method is communicative, for that reason we work on the 4 skills that every person needs to develop to communicate:
Reading comprehension and texts
Our Heredia city campus has recently become an official SIELE examination center where students can take their SIELE exam and take classes beforehand to prepare themselve
Our Heredia city campus has recently become an official SIELE examination center where students can take their SIELE exam and take classes beforehand to prepare themselves accordingly. Our accredited Spanish courses are in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
What is SIELE?
SIELE stands for Servicio International de Evaluación de la Lengua Española and is the most recognized Spanish proficiency certificate in the world, and is endorsed by the Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires.
It is used to certify Spanish levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and to improve the employability of students....
Want to learn more than just Spanish?! Are you looking to combine Spanish immersion classes with a volunteer project, private surf or latin dance classes or are you a med
Spanish & Volunteering
If you are interested in volunteering in Costa Rica, exploring Latin American culture and local communities, and spending some of your time abroad dedicated to helping others, then Intercultura Language School is your best choice.
Our projects focus on development, education, health, social work, and the environment. We offer volunteer opportunities for adults, 18 years of age or older who can commit to at least 2 to 4 weeks of Spanish classes and at least another 2-4 weeks at the volunteer project. Time commitment and required Spanish level vary amongst the projects.
We invite you to participate in our programs and contribute to cultural understanding through the global exchange, awareness, and social & environmental development in Latin America. Your experience will deepen your understanding of both your own and Costa Rican culture, and it will undoubtedly change the way you see the world and your place in it....
Our Spanish immersion program provides a complete Spanish immersion opportunity, Our program is based on four integrated components: daily classes, daily cultural activit
Our Spanish classes are dynamic, fun and involve a wide variety of authentic learning activities appropriate for all learning styles, culture, and ages.
Our program covers the six different levels established by the European Frame of Reference for Language Learning. Students usually stay at each level (or unit) for about two to three weeks, for a total of 12-16 weeks needed to go from complete beginner to high-advanced proficiency.
Students learn to speak in meaningful, real-life situations that teach them to communicate appropriately in a social and linguistic context.
Our syllabus and framework for class sessions are tailored to the needs of students in an immersion program and are designed to integrate cultural activities into the learning process. Ecological trips, community interviews, and other activities help students practice Spanish "en vivo" with local Costa Ricans.
Spanish Class Options
STANDARD GROUP - max. of 6 students per classroom
4 hours per day, Mo - Fr, with two 15 minute breaks
Small group classes (min. 2, max. 6 students). Classes containing only 1 student will be reduced to 3 hours per day instead of 4.
Classes are offered for all levels on the following schedules:
Historic Heredia Campus: mornings (8:30 am - 12:30 pm), or in the afternoons (1:30 pm - 5:30 pm) depending on your Spanish level. CLASSES ALTERNATE WEEKLY.
Sámara Beachfront Campus: in the mornings (8:00 am - 12:00pm) AND afternoons (1:00pm - 5:00pm). CLASSES ALTERNATE DAILY.
Intensive Group + Private
Mo - Fr: 20...
Online Spanish Classes with a Tico Lingo Professor
Study and learn Spanish online with a local Costa Rican Spanish professor from Tico Lingo. Set your own schedule and st
Online Spanish Classes with a Tico Lingo Professor
Study and learn Spanish online with a local Costa Rican Spanish professor from Tico Lingo. Set your own schedule and study the topics that interest you most. Sign up before or after an immersion program and receive a 15% discount on online classes!
Hourly Cost: $23/hr
Connect over Skype with a live Spanish professor from Costa Rica
Set your own schedule (we recommended 1-hour classes)
Receive a 15% discount on an immersion program registration
Combining intensive Spanish classes, daily cultural activities, and weekend adventure tours, the Teen Spanish camp aims to fully immerse students in Costa Rican culture a
Combining intensive Spanish classes, daily cultural activities, and weekend adventure tours, the Teen Spanish camp aims to fully immerse students in Costa Rican culture and community.
The camp emphasises studying and acquiring Spanish through cultural immersion. Students will not only walk away with an increased level of Spanish, but also a new worldly and cultural perspective on life… and an adventure to share with everyone back home!
Ages: 13 – 18Duration: 3 weeks
The Teen Spanish Immersion Summer Camp runs for three weeks and combines intensive Spanish classes, daily cultural activities, and weekend excursions. It’s an all-inclusive program that offers teens everything they’ll need to learn, immerse, and walk away with the adventure of a lifetime....