Academia Columbus, San Jose, Costa Rica

Academia Columbus

Students rated Academia Columbus, San Jose : 4.5/5.0   (2 reviews)

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General Information

The language school Academia Columbus was founded in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2005. Academia Columbus Costa Rica is located in the picturesque town of Santo Domingo, just 5 km (3 miles) from the capital city of San José. The school is surrounded by a tropical garden with palm trees and exotic plants. There are various shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance of the school.

The school address is: Del Inbioparque 600 mts. al este y 100 al sur, Santo Domingo de Heredia, n/a - San Jose (Costa Rica).


Facilities

Kitchen for student use, microwave for student use, fridge for student use, lounge, garden, balcony / terrace, free coffee, free water dispenser, free WIFI


Classroom equipment

TV in all classrooms.
Ample natural light in most classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




IEG, AATSP


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is San José (SJO).  It takes 45 minutes to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 50
Adult courses throughout the year: 25
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 3
Number of classrooms: 15
Spanish teacher qualifications: 70 % hold a university degree
50 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: throughout the year: 33 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
Student nationalities: Brazil 2 %
China 2.5 %
Germany 38 %
France 4 %
Holland 6 %
 
Japan 3 %
Switzerland 9 %
Spain 3.5 %
USA 29 %
 

3. Courses

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 395 790 1185 1580 1775 2130 2485 2840 3350 4020 335
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:30
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 245 490 735 980 1095 1314 1533 1752 2090 2508 209
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 459 918 1377 1836 2045 2454 2863 3272 3890 4668 389
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 629 1258 1887 2516 2825 3390 3955 4520 5350 6420 535
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:30
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 1895 -- 3750 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Program also includes: Full activity program, 1 full day excursion/2 weeks, 24-hour emergency phone number available.

Price includes: Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates 2015: 28.Jun.2015, 12.Jul.2015, 26.Jul.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 640 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Program includes 5 activities per week, such as salsa classes, cooking classes, movies, cultural lessons, crafts, Latin American songs, a social hour over coffee and organized visits and excursions.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 11:55
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 455 910 1365 1820 2045 2454 2863 3272 3850 4620 385
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:30
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 559 1118 1677 2236 2495 2994 3493 3992 4750 5700 475
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:55
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 360 720 1080 1440 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Intensive Course + 6 culture lessons per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 695 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates 2015: 06.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 895 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates Every Monday .
Course not available: 06.Jul.2015 - 31.Jul.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- -- -- 1390 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam fee not included.
To enroll in a DELE course, students must have at least the same level of Spanish they wish to take the exam in.
Starting dates 2015: 27.Apr.2015, 26.Oct.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates 17.Apr.2015, 23.May.2015, 17.Jul.2015, 16.Oct.2015, 21.Nov.2015
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- -- -- 1790 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam fee not included.
To enroll in a DELE course, students must have at least the same level of Spanish they wish to take the exam in.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Exam dates 17.Apr.2015, 23.May.2015, 17.Jul.2015, 16.Oct.2015, 21.Nov.2015
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 360 720 1080 1440 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Intensive Course + 6 dancing lessons per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 360 720 1080 1440 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Intensive Course + 6 cooking lessons per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 55.00  USD
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 22 USD. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Language school closed: In 2015 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2015, 03.Apr.2015, 06.Apr.2015, 01.May.2015, 15.Sep.2015, 12.Oct.2015, 25.Dec.2015
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Spanish, English
Comments about courses: Internships and Volunteering projects available. Mediation fee is respectively US$350 and US$150. Always in combination with a minimum of 4 weeks Spanish course with us.
In peak season, the maximum of students is 8 per class.
The schedule subject to changes.

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 150 300 450 600 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 27 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 160 320 480 640 160
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 27 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 185 370 555 740 185
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 35 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 140 280 420 560 140
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 27 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 150 300 450 600 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 27 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 175 350 525 700 175
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 27 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 115 230 345 460 115 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 35 USD (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 25 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 175 350 525 700 175 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 35 USD (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 25 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
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Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: Juan Santamaría International (SJO): for 55 USD (one way)
Taxi costs about 25 USD to the city center

5. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Basketball     1 km
Cooking      
Dancing      
Football (soccer)     1 km
Mountainbiking      
Squash      
Tennis      
Volleyball     1 km

6. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.5/5.0 
(2 reviews)
City 4.0/5.0 
Organisation 4.0/5.0 
Facilities 3.5/5.0 
Social activities 2.0/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.0/5.0 
Value for money 4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 5.0/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 5.0/5.0 
Other 5.0/5.0 
Students liked about Academia Columbus, San Jose
"Super nice teachers and host family. Lesson structuring " - (27 years)
"Students from all over the world contribute to a very nice atmosphere!" - (18 years)
All 2 reviews of Academia Columbus

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  • Organized activities
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
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  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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