WHERE you choose to learn a second language directly parallels what will be your COMPLETE SPANISH immersion experience as it is closely linked to: those brief interactions with the locals, observing how people live their lives on a daily basis, learning traditions, engaging in meaningful conversations, and enjoying the surroundings -- effectually becoming one with this ‘new world’ around you. At the same time why not give yourself an extra treat? See firsthand the reason Costa Rica is named the happiest place on earth!
An additional benefit, COSTA RICA is easily accessible. From most major hubs there are direct flights, some as short as 3 hours. While the country is relatively small in size, it delivers huge on unique tropical experiences, permitting you to visit diverse eco-systems in a short amount of time. It is no exaggeration that during your stay you can hike to a volcano crater, swim in both the Pacific and Caribbean oceans, zip line through the tree canopy, visit a coffee farm to learn of the process, birdwatch & hike the trails of the protected cloud and rain forests, enjoy learning the history at local museums, or adventure down a Class 4 river. Did we mention monkeys and sloths? Monkeys are guaranteed and seeing a sloth during your visit is highly probable.
At CPI Costa Rica you have the opportunity to learn Spanish at any OR all 3 of our sites; the picturesque town of San Joaquin de Flores, the cloud forest of Monteverde and the gorgeous Flamingo Beach. The customized CPI linguistic experience is complemented through interaction with friendly locals, cultural activities, adventure, and nature. When you think CPI, think tropics and the promise of ………quaint palm lined plazas, crystalline shorelines, magical trails of protected reserves, along with new sensory experiences – the fresh smell after a forest rain, the taste of a curious fruit, the call of a native bird, a fragrant bloom, the particular movements of a cityscape.
CPI Spanish Immersion - with 27 years of experience - and Costa Rica have all that you need….and more!
CPI SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAMS
The CPI Costa Rica Spanish courses are categorized based on diverse factors, taking into consideration: age, current Spanish level, experience with other languages, personal or professional motivations, and length of stay. CPI programs are divided into 4 global levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Superior yet within this framework our Academics organize according to sublevels with the goal of facilitating effective learning. Our maximum class size is only 4 students per class, allowing for individualized attention each step of the way, with our Academic Coordinators apprising themselves weekly of each student’s linguistic successes.
Additionally, the CPI customized programs include a wide range of specialties to meet student needs/interests:
• Medical Spanish program
• Spanish professors
• Business Spanish program
• Social Work program
• Public Safety program
• Programs for families and children
• Programs for retirees
• ONLINE Spanish courses
• Preparation for ‘certification of level’ exams (such as DELE: CPI is a recognized partner of the Instituto Cervantes of Spain)
• Customized private classes for your specific field
All our Spanish programs are adaptable to the specific linguistic goals of our students whether in our group or private class model. Our goal is that you learn and/or perfect the language, gaining confidence in all the linguistic capacities: verbal expression, comprehension, reading, and writing; this is achieved by not only teaching the meaning of words and grammatical structures, but also including activities to assist in adapting the learners’ ears to new sounds and assisting with fluid pronunciation. A key didactic complement is inclusion of cultural parameters which is an essential component of class time at CPI, whether through readings/songs/poems but also through professor or student directed conversations. Classes at CPI are extremely dynamic, with student production being an important base of each class.
Cultural understanding is maximized through staying with a local Costa Rican family, permitting you to live like a “Tico”, experiencing the foods, practicing your newly acquired skills but also offering a front row seat into the cultural nuances, gaining an understanding of why Costa Rica is the happiest country on earth! To maximize an authentic learning environment, CPI places only one student per family, unless otherwise requested.
Don’t miss out on this uniquely special opportunity to experience a multi-faceted learning adventure.