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EF International Language Center, Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

What we like about the school

  • Private swimming pool with sun deck and tropical garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool

EF International Language Center (EF)

  • The language school EF International Language Center was founded in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica in 1965.Unique location in a colonial building bordering a lush forest with exotic wildlife and only 5 minutes walk to the beach, shops, markets and nightlife.
  • Legal name / parent company: EF Language Colleges Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: CHE116289657
  • Abbreviated name of school: EF Tamarindo Beach
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Table tennis

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

15

Number of public PC workstations:

40

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

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

Optional airport transfer

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport:
65 € pick up
130 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 09 Apr. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 11 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 25 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 15 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Spanish Courses

General Language
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- 930 1395 1860 2790 3720 4560 5400 7080 8760 420
Price in US$ -- 1062 1593 2124 3185 4247 5205 6164 8082 9999 480
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This is a package course where accommodation in either a homestay (twin room) or on campus (3-4 beds) is included in the price on a half-board basis.
This course is ideal for students who wish to gain a sound understanding of the language through a well-rounded course. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 4 project sessions, 4 special interest lessons and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course materials are not included in the price.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 660 990 1320 1980 2640 3210 4920 6060 7200 285
Price in US$ -- 735 1102 1469 2203 2937 3571 5472 6740 8008 317
This course is ideal for students who do not have a lot of time to dedicate to learning but want to communicate well. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 2 project sessions and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course materials are not included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 850 1275 1700 2550 3400 4160 6440 7960 9480 380
Price in US$ -- 971 1456 1941 2911 3881 4749 7351 9086 10821 434
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This is a package course where accommodation in either a homestay (twin room) or on campus (3-4 beds) is included in the price on a half-board basis.
This course is ideal for students who do not have a lot of time to dedicate to learning but want to communicate well. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 2 project sessions and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course materials are not included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 740 1110 1480 2220 2960 3610 5560 6860 8160 325
Price in US$ -- 824 1235 1647 2470 3293 4015 6184 7630 9076 362
This course is ideal for students who wish to gain a sound understanding of the language through a well-rounded course. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 4 project sessions, 4 special interest lessons and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course materials are not included in the price.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 840 1260 1680 2520 3360 4090 6280 7400 9200 365
Price in US$ -- 935 1402 1869 2803 3737 4549 6985 8231 10232 406
This course is ideal for students who want to learn a language as fast as possible. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 4 project sessions, 10 special interest lessons and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course materials are not included in the price.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1030 1545 2060 3090 4120 5040 5960 7800 9640 460
Price in US$ -- 1176 1764 2352 3528 4703 5753 6803 8904 11004 526
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This is a package course where accommodation in either a homestay (twin room) or on campus (3-4 beds) is included in the price on a half-board basis.
This course is ideal for students who want to learn a language as fast as possible. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 4 project sessions, 10 special interest lessons and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course materials are not included in the price.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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Note: All courses offered by EF Languages Abroad, Tamarindo Beach can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 40 minutes
School's administrative fee: 135.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 95 €. 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.
Comments about courses:Airport transfers from SJO Airport: EUR 195 each way, EUR 385 return.
Cancellation Protection fee: EUR 85 EUR (Non-refundable).

Accommodation Supplements:
Residence accommodation is also available upon request and depends on availability.
The twin room homestay included in the tuition price can be upgraded to a single room homestay for EUR 50 per week.

Course materials are not included in the price. Costs are as follows:
1-9 weeks: EUR 75
10-18 weeks: EUR 145
19-27 weeks: EUR 195
Additional 6 weeks: EUR 65

Course supplements:
Volcan Arenal Tour EUR 170
Monteverde Tour EUR 170
Nicaragua EUR 250
Panama EUR 260.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 145 290 435 580 725 870 1015 1160 1450 1740 145
Price in US$ 170 340 510 680 849 1019 1189 1359 1698 2038 170
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), 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 € 155 310 465 620 775 930 1085 1240 1550 1860 155
Price in US$ 182 363 545 726 908 1089 1271 1452 1815 2178 182
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Special dietary requirements will cost EUR 25 per week.

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    FAQ about EF International Language Center, Tamarindo Beach

  • Spanish courses at EF Languages Abroad start at 330 € for Basic Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: General Course + Accommodation , General Course, Intensive Course, Intensive Course + Accommodation
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (65 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English First varies from 17 students (General Course + Accommodation ) to 17 students (General Course + Accommodation )
  • % of teachers at EF International Language Center hold a university degree.
  • EF International Language Center offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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