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Academia Tica, Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Calle Naciones Unidas No.15 - 61102 Jaco Beach - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Amazing location surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and close to the beach.
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Learning progress guarantee.

Spanish Courses

General Language
Private
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by Academia Tica
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Level testA test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 14 Apr. 2022 - 15 Apr. 2022, 25 Jul. 2022, 02 Aug. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 15 Sep. 2022, 01 Dec. 2022.
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.

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
  • INCLUDED Learning progress guarantee

Course material

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

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  • Activities in Jaco Beach
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  • Beach walks
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  • Waterfall
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  • Trees
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  • Bird in tree
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  • Students swimming
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  • Accommodation
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  • Travelling Classroom
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  • Day at the beach
    Day at the beach17/38
  • Beautiful views
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  • Swimming pool
    Swimming pool20/38
  • Hiking
    Hiking21/38
  • Exploring Jaco Beach
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  • Scenery
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  • Studying together
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  • Views of Jaco Beach
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  • Academia Tica garden
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  • Students enjoying the pool
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  • Nature
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  • Welcome to Academia Tica
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Academia Tica


    • Location: The school is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighbourhood just a short walk from downtown Jacó and the beach. The school is on a beautiful property with a big garden and a pool, the perfect environment for learning Spanish at the beach.
      • The language school Academia Tica was founded in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica in 1986.
      • Legal name / parent company: Dialogo-Academia Tica S.A.
      • Tax registration ID: 3-101-216164
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

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

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree

First day of course:

Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 7:45

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

Student gender mix:

40% male / 60% female

School Size:

  • 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

Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Bus: * Terminal 7-10.

Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 20 minutes

Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 20 minutes

Offer for returning students

You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Academia Tica and you book here.

Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school

  • Visa - logo
  • Mastercard - logo
  • PayPal - logo
  • Bank Transfer - logo

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students

  • In summer: 30
  • Throughout the year: 10
  • Junior courses - In summer: 15

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

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

Average age of students

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer

Juan Santamaría International Airport:
130 US$ one way
260 US$ return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
200 US$
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application:
No
Express shipment fee (via courier):
Europe: 40 US$
,
North America: 40 US$
,
South America: 50 US$
,
Africa: 60 US$
,
: 60 US$
,
Asia: 60 US$
Free shipment via regular mail.
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal:
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

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

Accommodation

Reviews

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall school rating of
Academia Tica, Jaco Beach
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What students liked about Academia Tica, Jaco Beach
The teachers are always in a good mood, there is always a great atmosphere in the school and although the lessons are sometimes relaxed you learn a lot. The afternoon trips are very expensive, but the free cooking classes were great.
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Additional information
Positive aspects of school: The learning system and kindness of the teachers.
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!

Brochures

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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 (130 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Academia Tica varies from 1 students (Private 10) to 6 students (Intensive Course )
  • 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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