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Spanish by the River, Turrialba, Costa Rica

Spanish by the River

1. What we like about the school  

5 locations, all offering the same Spanish program
Unique eco classroom (outside)
Small class sizes

2. Turrialba  

3. Spanish by the River

General Information

The language school Spanish by the River was founded in Turrialba, Costa Rica in 2002. The school was founded in June 2002 and is located a little outside of the typically 'tico' town Turrialba. The school offers an incredible view of the lush green surroundings, including the active Turrialba volcano. You will have classes on the balcony, from where you can spot exotic birds like toucans, hummingbirds and many other tropical animal species.

The school address is: Barrio El Recreo, 42-7150 - Turrialba (Costa Rica).


Facilities

Cafeteria, kitchen for student use, microwave for student use, fridge for student use, library, movie rental, movie room, games room, lounge, garden, balcony / terrace, student support desk, copy machine, printer for student use, soccer field / football pitch, free coffee, free WIFI


Classroom equipment

Ample natural light in all classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals

Private University OTEIMA


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is SAN JOSE - SANTAMARIA.  It takes 90 minutes by taxi to school.


Average number of students: Adult courses in summer: 40
Adult courses throughout the year: 20
Junior courses in summer: 10
Junior courses throughout the year: 10
School Size
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Average number of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 6
Number of classrooms: 10
Number of public workstations: 2
Spanish teacher qualifications: 50 % hold a university degree
80 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 20 years
throughout the year: 25 years
Minimum age of students: 15 years
6 years for specific Junior courses
Top student nationalities: Germany 25 %
England 2.5 %
France 2.5 %
Holland 25 %
Sweden 10 %
 
Switzerland 20 %
USA 15 %
 

4. Courses

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1
Intensive Spanish Recommended <Spanish> course
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 6
285 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
2
Standard Spanish Popular <Spanish> course
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 6
214 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
3
Specialized - Private Spanish
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 1
342 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
4
Specialized - Spanish for Seniors, Standard Course
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 6
214 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  - 11:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
5
Standard Spanish 20 + Individual lessons 5
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 6
285 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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School's administrative fee: 25.00  US$
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 22.50 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.
Language school closed: In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016, 24.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 01.May.2016, 25.Dec.2016
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Dutch, Spanish, English

5. Accommodation

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Hostel
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, No meals
210 US$ per week
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Breakfast can be booked for US$6 per person per day (Monday – Saturday)
Price extra night: 30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
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Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, Half board
154 US$ per week
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Price extra night: 22 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
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Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)
175 US$ per week
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
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Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, Breakfast
126 US$ per week
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night: 18 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
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Private apartment
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, No meals
210 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 210 420 630 840 210
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night: 30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
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Hostel
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, No meals
140 US$ per week
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Price in US$ 140 280 420 560 140
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Breakfast can be booked for US$6 per person per day (Monday – Saturday)
Price extra night: 20 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
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Hostel
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Double room (only for 2 people travelling together), No meals
245 US$ per week
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
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Breakfast can be booked for US$6 per person per day (Monday – Saturday)
Price extra night: 35 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
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Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room on request
Optional airport transfer: Taxi transfer Santamaria International Airport: for 100 US$ (one way)

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing     4 km
Horse riding      
Mountainbiking     2 km
Music      
Other leisure options: White water rafting, Ziplining in Treetops, Hiking, Birdwatching, Coffee Tours,
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
Movie evening, BBQ with happy hour drinks on the school on fridays.

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  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
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