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Academia Tica, Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Costa Rica
4.6/5

Rating: 4.6/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Academia Tica

The language school Academia Tica was founded in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica in 1986. The school is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood just a short walk from downtown Jacó and the beach. The school is in a beautiful property with a big garden and a pool, the perfect environment for learning Spanish at the beach.

The school address is: Calle Naciones Unidas No.15, 61102 - Jaco Beach, Costa Rica (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Dialogo-Academia Tica S.A.| Tax registration ID: 3-101-216164

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalNYSAFLT, Spanish in Costa Rica

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public PC workstations:

3

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 30
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10
  • Junior courses in summer: 15

Average age of students

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

5
15
7
6
9
1
8
3
1
14
19

Optional airport transfer

Juan Santamaría International Airport:
125 US$ pick up
250 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 05 Jan. 2020, 09 Apr. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 15 Sep. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

Spanish Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 310 295 620 589 930 884 1240 1178 1510 1435 1780 1691 2050 1948 2320 2204 -- -- 240 228
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:00  - 11:40
Afternoon: 12:20  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 420 399 840 798 1260 1197 1680 1596 2060 1957 2440 2318 2820 2679 3200 3040 -- -- 350 333
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:00  - 13:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 530 504 1060 1007 1590 1511 2120 2014 2610 2480 3100 2945 3590 3411 4080 3876 -- -- 460 437
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 515 490 1030 979 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ -- 1950 1902 -- 3950 3852 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Starting dates
2020: 01 Mar. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 510 485 1020 969 1530 1454 2040 1938 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in US$ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
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Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1240 1178 1480 1406 1720 1634 1960 1862 -- -- 220 209
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 500 475 1000 950 1500 1425 2000 1900 2450 2328 2900 2755 3350 3183 3800 3610 -- -- 400 380
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
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Price in US$ 750 713 1500 1425 2250 2138 3000 2850 3700 3515 4400 4180 5100 4845 5800 5510 -- -- 650 618
Starting dates
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in US$ 475 452 950 903 1425 1354 1900 1805 2325 2209 2790 2651 3255 3093 3720 3534 -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 445 423 890 846 1335 1269 1780 1691 2185 2076 2590 2461 2995 2846 3400 3230 -- -- 330 314
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Academia Tica, Jaco Beach can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 25 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 180 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1440 1800 2160 180
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Student Apartment , Academia Tica, Jaco Beach - 1
Student Apartment , Academia Tica, Jaco Beach - 2
Price extra night:
30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Academia Tica - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Academia Tica - 2
Price extra night:
35 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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 180 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1440 1800 2160 180
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Academia Tica - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Academia Tica - 2
Price extra night:
30 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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Academia Tica - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Academia Tica - 2
Price extra night:
25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Late arrival package if flights arrive after 19:30: USD 200.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving15 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf15 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Swimming5 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

4.6/5.0

Rating: 4.6/5.0

City

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0 
Other
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Students liked about Academia Tica, Jaco Beach
The learning system and kindness of the teachers.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Buy your smoothies at the Fruteria next to the apartments or near Jaco Walk next to Oasis, it is a little place on the right (cheaper and fresher).
Other comments: You are doing the right thing by choosing Academia Tica. A perfect organization!
They have very small group classes to ensure you are learning at the appropriate level. This was really great and made me feel like I was really getting what I needed from the course. Also, everyone was super nice. :)
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
The student community was great.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Student Apartment
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Spend more than 1 week there.One week is just not enough. Don't pay using Paypal.
Other comments: good experience, will recommend.

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    FAQ about Academia Tica, Jaco Beach

  • Spanish courses at Academia Tica start at 238 US$ for Spanish for Specific Purposes course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Student Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Academia Tica
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Juan Santamaría International Airport (125 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Academia Tica varies from 1 students (Private 10) to 8 students (Traveling Classroom)
  • 100% of teachers at Academia Tica hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Academia Tica comes from USA with a 19% representation, followed by students from Germany (15%) and Switzerland (14%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Academia Tica offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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