Learn spanish in Costa Rica

Learn spanish while you discover the beauty of Costa Rica. Stay with a host family to improve your language and get immersed in a new culture and way of life.
At ICIES language school we offer spanish classes specifically tailored to your age, your knowledge of the language and your interests. We offer group classes following the standard european framework as well as individual classes for specific subjects and professions. Each class is composed of 20 lessons each lasting 1 hour, and will usually be completed in a week. We have our own textbooks, which include not only grammar and vocabulary but also information about Costa Rican culture and self-study materials.

Standard spanish courses

Beginner spanish classes

Beginner 1 and 2

You will learn to employ frequently used expressions (basic personal and family information, shopping, work, immediate surroundings) to communicate in routine situations. The aim is to exchange information, communicate your own background and education, describe your immediate environment and ask for help in matters of immediate need
Intermediate spanish classes

Intermediate 1 and 2

You will be able to define the main points from texts about work, study or leisure topics. You will also be able to deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in the region, speak simply and coherently on familiar topics of personal interest. You will also be able to talk about experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations
Advanced spanish classes

Advanced 1 and 2

You will be able to understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. You will communicate fluently with native speakers without any major difficulties. You will be able to express yourself in a wide range of topics clearly and in detail and explain your viewpoint on a subject giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options

Special spanish courses

Spanish conversation classes

Spanish conversation

Support from our staff on-site

Parent-child classes

Grammar and structure classes

Grammar and structure

Application for visa extension

Latin American literature

Survival spanish classes

Survival spanish

Certificate at the end of your stay

Advanced Latin American literature

Spanish courses for professionals

If you want to work, do an internship or volunteer in Costa Rica, our occupational Spanish courses will prepare you for your professional work.

Spanish for professionals

Spanish for professionals

Medical spanish

Medical spanish

Legal spanish

Legal spanish

Application for visa extension

Other fields

Ask us if we offer courses for your field of work


Standard courses Standard courses Special courses Courses for professionals Individual courses
Teaching hours 12 hours/week
3 hours/day
16 hours/week
4 hours/day
12 hours/week
3 hours/day
12 hours/week
3 hours/day
12 hours/week
3 hours/day
Participants 4 max 4 max 4 max 4 max 1 person
4 weeks 800$ 1100$ 1050$ 1350$ 1600$
8 weeks 1550$ 1850$ 2050$ 2400$ 3200$
12 weeks 2300$ 2650$ 3000$ 3900$ 4800$
16 weeks 3100$ 3500$ 3900$ 5000$ 6400$
Each additional week 450$ 600$ 1000$ 1000$ 1000$