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Máximo Nivel, San Jose, Costa Rica

What we like about the school

  • Free Tandem Conversation Program
  • Free Spansih Tutoring Table
  • Small class sizes

Máximo Nivel

The language school Máximo Nivel was founded in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1994. Conveniently located in San Pedro, about 15 minutes by bus from downtown San Jose and right by two major universities in an area full of diverse restaurants and shopping opportunities.

The school address is: De La Farmacia La Bomba 75m South, left side, 11501 - San Jose, Costa Rica (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTONAFSA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

15

Number of public PC workstations:

12

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 70
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 60
  • Junior courses in summer: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

10
5
5
5
5
5
5
50

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is SJO.

Juan Santamaría International Airport:
30 US$ drop off
free airport transfer without additional costs pick up

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 29.Mar.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 14.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 25.Jul.2018, 02.Aug.2018, 15.Aug.2018, 15.Sep.2018, 24.Dec.2018, 25.Dec.2018, 31.Dec.2018.
In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 11.Apr.2019, 18.Apr.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 25.Jul.2019, 02.Aug.2019, 15.Aug.2019, 15.Sep.2019, 24.Dec.2019, 25.Dec.2019, 31.Dec.2019.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Spanish Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1230 1169 1530 1454 1830 1739 2130 2024 2430 2309 3030 2879 3630 3449 300 285
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 175 167 350 333 525 499 615 585 765 727 915 870 1065 1012 1215 1155 1515 1440 1815 1725 150 143
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 175 167 350 333 525 499 615 585 765 727 915 870 1065 1012 1215 1155 1515 1440 1815 1725 150 143
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
1 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1230 1169 1530 1454 1830 1739 2130 2024 2430 2309 3030 2879 3630 3449 300 285
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 525 499 1050 998 1575 1497 1845 1753 2295 2181 2745 2608 3195 3036 3645 3463 4545 4318 5445 5173 450 428
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 615 585 1230 1169 1845 1753 2145 2038 2680 2546 3215 3055 3750 3563 4285 4071 5355 5088 6425 6104 535 509
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
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 11
Price in US$ 1095 1068 2190 2136 3285 3203 4380 4271 5475 5339 -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes tours and social activities, camp T-shirt, books and materials, free salsa and cooking classes, access to WiFi and computer lounge, certificate. On the 02.07 and 16.07, course will take place in the school in Manuel Antonio and the price is $1245 per week. Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018.
2019: 08.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 1245 1214 -- 1925 1877 2160 2106 2395 2336 2630 2565 2895 2823 3365 3281 3835 3740 235 230
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & 1 meal
It includes orientation, project management, academic advising and 4-6 hours per day of work.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
1 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 615 585 1230 1169 1845 1753 2145 2038 2680 2546 3215 3055 3750 3563 4285 4071 5355 5088 6425 6104 535 509
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
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 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1995 1946 -- -- -- 3445 3359 -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & 1 meal
2 weeks of Spanish + 2 weeks of Volunteer OR 4 weeks of Spanish + 4 weeks of Volunteer.
Additional week Spanish only: $500.
Additional week Volunteer only: $215.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Máximo Nivel, San Jose can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Comments about courses:Spanish Programs include:
- Safety orientation, free walking tour, 24/7 support and emergency contact number
- Spanish placement exam
- Spanish textbook
- Tandem Conversation Program (Language Exchange)
- Private tutoring
- WI FI and computer lab
- Salsa and cooking lessons.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 215 430 645 815 -- 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2200 2400 --
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
36 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 185 370 555 705 -- 1050 1225 1400 1575 1750 1925 2100 --
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Room for 2 to 5 people. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
31 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Triple room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- -- -- 795 -- 1192.5 1391.25 1590 1788.75 1987.5 2186.25 2385 --
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Private apartments are not possible for less than 4 weeks and are only available in 4 week increments (month-to-month). They are comfortable, fully furnished and with equipped kitchens. This accommodation option includes airport pickup. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 225 485 745 1005 1265 1525 1785 2045 2305 2565 2825 3085 260
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for hostel accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 630 1365 2100 2835 3570 4305 5040 5775 6510 7245 7980 8715 735
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for hotel accommodation.
Price extra night:
105 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Shared housing is typically in triple rooms. The school also works with different hostels and 3-star hotels. Prices are available upon request.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving175 km
Football (soccer) 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Swimming 
Volleyball 
Yoga175 km
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Brochures

Máximo Nivel Brochure (PDF)
Máximo Nivel Brochure (PDF)
 Junior Program (PDF)

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