Non-native Spanish teachers wishing to improve their language proficiency and Spanish teaching skills are welcome to enroll in this program. Participants will be indivoduced to a variety of classroom activities, materials and techniques. They will have access to children’s literature, books and materials developed in Costa Rica and other Latin American coundivies. Visits to local schools are included. Minimum number of participants required to operate the Spanish Teachers Program: 6. Please check with us before applying.
COST: Effective January 1, 2013. Fees are in U.S. dollars.
3 WEEK SPANISH FOR TEACHERS (4 LESSONS DAILY): $1450
2 WEEK SPANISH FOR TEACHERS (4 LESSONS DAILY): $1110
Teachers who wish to extend their stay may enroll in any of the other programs offered by the Institute, at the additional week rates.
Included in cost:
Four 50 minute lessons daily (Mon.-Fri.), textbooks and handouts, visits to local schools and other outings. Room and partial board—breakfast and dinner—and laundry service in the home of a carefully selected local family are included and will be arranged unless otherwise specified. If the student chooses not to participate in the homestay, he/she should deduct $130 per week. Free daily Latin dance classes (Mon.- Thur.), free Internet access in our Internet room and complimentary Costa Rican coffee throughout the day are available.
 Starting dates for 2013:
June , August .
Starting dates for 2014:
June , August ,
Schedules:
Classes are held in the afternoons, from 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mornings are reserved for school visits and other activities.
Holidays:
The Institute observes a number of holidays during the year and will be closed on those days. No refunds are made for days missed due to this reason. Excursions are not affected and always take place. Holidays are: January 1, Holy Thursday and Good Friday, April 11, May 1, July 25, August 15, September 15, October 12 and December 25.