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Reviews of Spanish by the River, Turrialba, Costa Rica

Total number of reviews: 10
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 10 reviews of former students of Spanish by the River
Overall Rating
Spanish by the River, Turrialba, Costa Rica

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
City

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Shared Flat

Rating: 0.0/5.0

0.0/5.0 
other

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Spanish by the River
27. Feb. 2020
1.  (36 years) - 
101. Course:  Standard Spanish - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Accommodation and school in the same building.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If you don't pay cash they ask for more money.
Other comments
Located in the middle of nothing. The surrounding natural area is interesting but you need to meet local people to visit, and watch out for the profiteers.
28. Jan. 2020
2. Phil (63 years) - United Kingdom
102. Course:  Specialized - Spanish for Seniors, Standard Course [Spanish] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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20. Jan. 2020
3.  (56 years) - United States
103. Course:  Standard Spanish - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Hostel

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The classroom on the deck that's due to the hillside, resided mid height among the trees with may visiting birds and butterflies was outstanding. The teacher was very good in observing what we knew and did not know, and adapting the lessons accordingly. Very impressive.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
With four hours a day it is hard to do any sightseeing beyond the school using public transportation, so if that is a desire, a rental car is a necessity.
Other comments
The evening events with the local community were great.
21. May. 2019
4. Levke Katrin (26 years) - Germany
104. Course:  Intensive Spanish - 3 weeks

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4. Dec. 2018
5.  (64 years) - United Kingdom
105. Course:  Standard Spanish [Spanish] - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Relaxed delivery of the lessons.
13. Aug. 2018
6.  (52 years) - 
106. Course:  Specialized - Spanish for Seniors, Standard Course [Spanish] - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Hostel

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
It was beautifully located at the side of a mountain.
4. Dec. 2017
7.  (49 years) - 
107. Course:  Standard Spanish [Español] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Teaching staff
5. Apr. 2017
8.   - 
108. Course:  Specialized - Spanish for Seniors, Standard Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

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Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I appreciated that they could adjust to my personal preferences.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The experience is greatly enhanced by staying with local family.
6. Mar. 2017
9.  (75 years) - 
109. Course:  Standard Spanish - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
My teacher was terrific and I learned a great deal.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Use flash cards as a teaching aid for beginners especially.
Other comments
The staff was friendly and helpful.
14. Nov. 2016
10.  (27 years) - 
110. Course:  Standard Spanish - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Location and view, ambience, teachers

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