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 %
 

All prices in USD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.  The 5% DISCOUNT on the tuition fee will automatically be deducted on receipt of your registration.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 334 647 955 1241 1510 1779 2048 2317 2855 3371 258
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
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 226 442 647 852 1045 1238 1431 1624 2010 2376 183
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 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 399 777 1149 1500 1839 2178 2517 2856 3534 4190 328
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 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 539 1047 1543 2019 2482 2945 3408 3871 4797 5703 453
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
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 399 787 1165 1543 1909 2275 2641 3007 3739 4449 355
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 85 170 255 340 -- -- -- -- -- -- 85
In combination with group course or private tuition. Culture lessons: 2 afternoon sessions per week.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
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 -- -- -- -- -- 1950 -- -- -- -- --
20 lessons Mini Group + 10 lessons exam preparation per week.
Exam fee not included.
Starting dates 2014: 07.Apr.2014, 06.Oct.2014.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates 23.May.2014, 24.May.2014, 22.Nov.2014
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 85 170 255 340 -- -- -- -- -- -- 85
In combination with group course or private tuition. Dancing lessons: 2 afternoon sessions per week.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 85 170 255 340 -- -- -- -- -- -- 85
In combination with group course or private tuition. Cooking lessons: 2 afternoon sessions per week.
Starting dates 2014: 20.Jan.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 19.May.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 15.Dec.2014.
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 55 minutes
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 2014 (including national and regional bank holidays):
25.Dec.2014
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

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 151 302 453 604 151
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: 25 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 184 368 552 736 184
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: 25 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: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 108 216 324 432 108 80
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: 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 146 292 438 584 146 80
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: 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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Comment Home stay: If you are coming with a friend or partner, you 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 enrollment form, so that the family can prepare for your needs as best as possible.
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)
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  • Organized activities
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • 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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