Academia Columbus, Costa Rica

Our school is located in the picturesque town of Santo Domingo.Academia ColumbusIt is surrounded by a tropical garden with palm trees and exotic plants, and has 15 bright, spacious classrooms that provide an excellent learning environment.

There are shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance of the school. The centres of San José and Heredia are just 10 to 15 minutes away by bus. The school also provides wireless internet free of charge for your laptop.

Santo Domingo de Heredia is a charming town situated between San José and Heredia in the heart of Central America.

The town has a population of 60,000 inhabitants who are known for their friendliness and hospitality. The peacefulness of this lovely little town with its park, beautiful churches and quiet streets will make you feel at ease straight away.

There are also plenty of bars, restaurants and pubs, so you will always find something to do in the evenings. Santo Domingo is situated in the centre of the ‘Valle Central’ (Central Valley), but away from the busy centre of San José. Our language school’s location in this more tranquil area offers the perfect setting for a language course.

You can reach the capital San José and the university city of Heredia in just a few minutes by bus.

There are Internet cafés, bars, restaurants and cinemas just a short distance away. The ideal location of the town makes it a great starting point for tours all around the country.

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The Spanish Course in St. Domingo de Heredia Consists of:

  • General Spanish Course in Costa Rica: 20 hours per week
  • Intensive Spanish Course in Costa Rica: 30 hours per week
  • Up to a maximum of 5 students per class
  • Highly qualified, experienced Spanish teachers
  • Planned social activities

Prices for the Spanish School in Costa Rica

See the full price list on the schools website.

Also, you can contact our staff at any time for a detailed price quote: Contact All About Languages / 1 (800) 620 – 5567

Prices include:

  • Spanish course in St. Domingo de Heredia  plus accommodation (where applicable)
  • Registration fees
  • Accommodation placement fees
  • Level evaluation
  • Course certificate
  • Course material fees
  • Internet use at the school

School facilities

  • 15 classrooms
  • Free wireless internet
  • Free tea, coffee and water
  • Library
  • Hall for Activities
  • Kitchen
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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We are accredited by IDEAL Quality Guarantee, we are members of NAFSA, AATSP, ALTO and with the school in Ecuador of AECEE.

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Spanish Course in  Costa Rica

Mini Group Classes – Standard Course

  • 20 lessons of 60 minutes per week
  • Tuition: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mini Group Classes – Intensive Course

  • 30 lessons of 60 minutes per week
  • Tuition: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

With consent of the teacher, students can change groups during their duration of their course.

All classes will be held completely in Spanish, because we consider this to be the best method to learn a foreign language.

Besides, there will be a change of teacher every one to two weeks, which helps the students get used to different native speakers. We offer courses for all levels from absolute beginners to highly advanced learners.

No matter what proficiency level you have, we will always be able to offer you a course that suits your level. All students take a written test prior to the course which will help us to determine your level of Spanish.


Host family*

Host families live approximately 5 to 30 minutes walking distance from the school and provide half board or full board depending on what suits you best.

The families are also happy to provide laundry service upon request You will receive a warm welcome, and have the perfect opportunity to use and improve your Spanish skills on a daily basis. Students traveling together are welcome to stay together in the same host family.

Should you have any dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, allergies, etc.), please state those on your enrolment form, so that the family can prepare for your needs as best as possible.

Shared Apartment**

These spacious apartments each have two to four bedrooms, a living room with TV, a kitchen, one or more bathrooms and most of the apartments have a garden or a terrace.

The kitchen is fully equipped (incl. washing machine) and will allow you to prepare your own meals. Apartments are cleaned once per week and fresh bedding is provided at the same time. The apartments are approx. 10-30 minutes walking distance from the language school.

There is free wireless LAN in all our apartments. You can book a double room even if you are traveling alone.


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