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forester@racsa.co.cr

US and Canada Call:
1-727-230-0563
 
 
 
HOME LANGUAGE LESSONS
 
 
 
This is the ultimate total immersion language learning experience. Participants live and learn in the homes of their instructors. Homes are specially selected and located in upscale neighborhoods. Since students do not attend a school, they avoid mingling with others who speak their same native tongue and are, therefore, forced to use only Spanish. Students interact more with members of the community, immersing themselves in the local culture. In addition to formal, scheduled lessons (Monday through Friday) with the host teacher, the student shares in many of the family’s daily activities—grocery shopping, running errands, going on outings, attending family celebrations, etc.
At times, depending on the student's needs and instructor availability, the student lives with the host family and an instructor from the Institute comes in every day to provide the classes. This works very well and provides a broader exposure to the language.
Two people traveling together may participate in the program by sharing classes at a reduced rate per person. It is also possible for just one of them to take classes. Please contact the Institute for costs.
This program is not for everyone. It costs more than the standard programs and, for some people, may be too intense. Also, individuals who enjoy meeting others from their own country while traveling, might prefer to attend classes at the Institute.
 
COST: Effective January 1, 2013. Fees are in U.S. dollars.
  
One Participant
 
4 WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $3658
3 WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $2915
2 WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $2210
1 WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $1485
 
4 WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY):  $3290
3 WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY):  $2675
2 WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY):  $2035
1 WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY):  $1400
 
4 WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY):  $2940
3 WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY):  $2400
2 WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY):  $1860
1 WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY):  $1320
 
EACH ADDITIONAL WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $770
EACH ADDITIONAL WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY):  $725
EACH ADDITIONAL WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY):  $680
Two participants sharing lessons. Prices are per person.
4 WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $3150
3 WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $2450
2 WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $1915
1 WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $1315
 
4 WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY): $2840
3 WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY): $2215
2 WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY): $1780
1 WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY): $1250
 
4 WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY): $2480
3 WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY): $2050
2 WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY): $1600
1 WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY): $1160
EACH ADDITIONAL WEEK (5 LESSONS DAILY):  $700
EACH ADDITIONAL WEEK (4 LESSONS DAILY):  $620
EACH ADDITIONAL WEEK (3 LESSONS DAILY):  $520
 
Included in cost:
 
Three, four or five lessons per day (Mon.-Fri.), textbooks, a private room, three meals a day, laundry service and airport transfers to and from the host family’s home. Participants, however, are responsible for covering their own expenses when going on outings with the host teacher (theater tickets, entrance fees, eating out, etc.).
 
 
Starting dates:
 
This program is offered every month except for June and July, when the school is very busy and it might not be available. Please check. The homestay begins on the Sunday prior to the week classes start and finishes the Saturday of the week classes end.
 
 
Schedules:
 
Classes are usually held in the mornings, depending on the number of lessons and students’ and instructors’ preferences.
 
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