Spanish in Costa Rica
Spanish Language School in Costa Rica
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica at Conversa. Conversa is one of
Costa Ricas first Spanish language schools. Founded in 1975, Conversa has been
dedicated to teaching Spanish as a foreign language for over thirty years. Conversa offers
two ideal locations, a six-acre campus in the mountains of Santa Ana, and an in-town
school on the western end of the capital, San Jose.
Director Dave Kaufman obtained a B.A. in Spanish from Ithaca College and began his Spanish
language teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He served
as Spanish Language Coordinator for Peace Corps training programs in Puerto Rico and Costa
Rica before obtaining an M.S. in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University.
Daves practical approach to learning Spanish is shared by a staff of experienced
The methodology for teaching Spanish involves forming homogeneous groups where language
learning background, age and aptitude are taken into consideration. Groups are small, with
a maximum of four students per instructor. Conversa offers two Spanish program models at
both locations, Intensive Spanish (4 hours per day) and Super-Intensive Spanish (5 &
½ hours per day) classes. Instructors are skilled in blending Spanish conversation
and grammar to meet the individual language needs of group members.
Students range from university and college students seeking Spanish college credit to
corporate executives, and from high school students to retirees. Regardless of your
language and professional background, through our initial testing process, you will be
placed in a small group where you will be able to make good progress. Conversa regards
Spanish as a tool for facilitating communication with others rather than a dry academic
Conversas Spanish programs are accredited by more than 150 universities and colleges
in the United States by the College Consortium for International Studies (C.C.I.S.). Often
these credits can transfer to organizations outside the United States. Spanish courses
offered range from Elementary Spanish to Latin American Literature.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Address: Calle 38, avenidas 3 y 5, San Jose
Fax: (506) 233-2418