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Academia Tica, San Jose, Costa Rica

Academia Tica

Students rated Academia Tica, San Jose : 5.0/5.0   (1 review)

1. What we like about the school  

Best rated school in Costa Rica
Small class sizes
Excellent rating of teaching quality
Top rated school facilities
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool

2. San Jose  

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3. Academia Tica

General Information

The language school Academia Tica was founded in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1986. The school is located in Coronado, an authentic small Costa Rican town just outside the capital city of San José and a step away from one of the most important Cloud forests in Central America: The Braulio Carrillo National Park. Here, students will have many opportunities to practice since the town is non-touristic and a quiet beautiful environment halfway between the jungle and the city.

The school address is: Quinta Toyopán, San Rafel de Coronado, 11102 - San Jose (Costa Rica).


Facilities

Cafeteria, kitchen for student use, microwave for student use, fridge for student use, computer lab, library, daily press, movie room, games room, lounge, garden, student support desk, copy machine, printer for student use, gym, volleyball court, basketball court, soccer field / football pitch, table tennis, outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, free coffee, free water dispenser, free WIFI, free parking


Facilities for disabled students

Disabled car park, wheelchair access to classroom, disabled toilet, wheelchair access to cafeteria


Classroom equipment

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


Accreditations and Quality seals




NYSAFLT


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport.  It takes 40 minutes by car to school.


Average number of students: Adult courses in summer: 30
Adult courses throughout the year: 20
Junior courses in summer: 20
School Size
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Average number of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 6
Junior courses in summer: 6
Junior courses throughout the year: 6
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of public workstations: 4
Spanish teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 22 years
throughout the year: 25 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Top student nationalities: Brazil 3 %
China 1 %
Germany 15 %
England 6 %
France 9 %
Holland 5 %
Russia 1 %
Sweden 7 %
 
Italy 5 %
Japan 4 %
Switzerland 11 %
USA 17 %
 

4. Courses

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1
Standard Course Popular <Spanish> course
Free cancellation up to 8 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 6
257 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 11:40
Afternoon: 12:20  - 16:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
2
Spanish for Specific Purposes
Free cancellation up to 8 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 10  | Max. group size: 3
238 US$ per week
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This course is for professionals that already have sufficient command of Spanish to learn technical language in their field of expertise: medicine, nursing, veterinary, business, law.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Afternoon: 12:20  - 14:00
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
3
Intensive Spanish for Specific Purposes
Free cancellation up to 8 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 6
447 US$ per week
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General Spanish and besides that, the student will work on technical language in their field of expertise: medicine, nursing, veterinary, business, law.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
4
One to One 10
Free cancellation up to 8 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 10  | Max. group size: 1
257 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Day .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 9:40
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
5
Interactive Family Spanish Program
Lessons per week: 10  | Max. group size: 6
437 US$ per week
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Includes: 10 Spanish lessons + 5 cultural activities + 2 excursions per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 10:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
6
Combination Course (20 Group + 5 Individual)
Free cancellation up to 8 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 6
361 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 13:10
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
7
Intensive Combination Course (20 Group + 10 Individual)
Free cancellation up to 8 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 6
466 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 14:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
8
Traveling Classroom
Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 8
780 US$ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
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Course price includes accommodation: Homestay, Single room, Half board

The Academia Tica Traveling Classroom program in Costa Rica gives students an integral traveling vacation for complementing language learning. The program brings together popular activities and excursions but also local knowledge for an authentic experience that goes beyond conventional tourism: nature, leisure, wildlife and Latin American culture.
Starting dates 2016: 24.Jan.2016, 06.Mar.2016, 24.Jun.2016, 11.Sep.2016, 20.Nov.2016.
Required language level Elementary (A2)
9
DELE Preparation
Free cancellation up to 8 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 6
357 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:00  - 11:40
Afternoon: 12:20  - 14:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates 21.May.2016, 16.Jul.2016, 26.Nov.2016
Exam fee 105 US$
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Lesson duration (minutes): 50 minutes
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 27 US$. 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.
Exams offered: DELE
Language school closed: In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016 - 03.Jan.2016, 24.Mar.2016 - 25.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 25.Jun.2016, 02.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 15.Sep.2016, 12.Oct.2016, 17.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): German, French, Spanish, English

5. Accommodation

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Campus Residence
Free cancellation up to 8 days before arrival

Single room, No meals
160 US$ per week
Campus Residence, Academia Tica, San JoseCampus Residence, Academia Tica, San Jose
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Price in US$ 160 320 480 720 160
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Includes: TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates Fully booked on:03.Jul.2016 - 16.Jul.2016
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Homestay
Free cancellation up to 8 days before arrival

Single room, Half board
180 US$ per week
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Price in US$ 180 360 540 720 180
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes by public transport
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
3
Homestay
Free cancellation up to 8 days before arrival

Double room (only for 2 people travelling together), Half board
140 US$ per week
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Price in US$ 140 280 420 560 140
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 20 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 20 minutes by public transport
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
4
Campus Residence
Free cancellation up to 8 days before arrival

Double room (only for 2 people travelling together), No meals
100 US$ per week
Campus Residence, Academia Tica, San JoseCampus Residence, Academia Tica, San Jose
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Price in US$ 100 200 300 400 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 20 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 1 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
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Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room cannot be guaranteed
Optional airport transfer: Juan Santamaría International (SJO): for 45 US$ (one way)
Taxi costs about 50 US$ to the city center

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Basketball     5 km
Cooking      
Dancing      
Diving     120 km
Football (soccer)     2 km
Horse riding     5 km
Mountainbiking     5 km
Music     5 km
Swimming     1 km
Tennis     5 km
Yoga     2 km
Other leisure options: Tours around the country

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 5.0/5.0 
(1 review)
City 3.0/5.0 
Organisation 4.0/5.0 
Facilities 5.0/5.0 
Social activities 3.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 5.0/5.0 
Value for money 5.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment) 5.0/5.0 
Other 5.0/5.0 
Students liked about Academia Tica, San Jose
"The teacher and the atmosphere" - (18 years)
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