NSI Spanish programs can be taken as private* or group classes. Classes are held every day Monday through Friday and are divided into 1 hour and 40 minute blocks. Programs can be customized according to our student’s goals or university requirements and can accommodate three 1 hour and 40 minute sessions each day. Our maximum group class size is six students.
While NSI strives to meet each student’s schedule requests, we are unable to guarantee specific time slots due to the fluctuating amount of students and level requirements we receive each week. Students will always be scheduled according to their Spanish level.
Certain courses offered can be counted towards college credits. Find out more here.
*Private classes are offered upon availability.
20-hour Spanish Program
Our 20-hour program includes two 1 hour and 40 minute classes per day. This is our most comprehensive and effective course option available. The two classes are generally grouped from 8:00am – 11:40 am or from 1:00pm -4:40pm.
10-hour Spanish Program
Our 10-hour program includes one 1 hour and 40 minute class per day. This option is best for those with limited time to devote to studying Spanish or for those who prefer to try out intensive classes before committing to the 20-hour program. Class times are 8-940am, 10-1140am, 1-240pm or 3-440pm.
Surf and Spanish Program
Nosara Spanish Institute is proud to team with Bodhi Del Mar Surf Camp, located at Bodhi Tree Resort, to offer our Surf and Spanish Program. This weekly package includes our 10-hour or 20 hour language program PLUS two 2 hour professional group surf lessons. Lessons will be scheduled around Spanish class times.
Yoga and Spanish Program
Nosara Spanish Institute is proud to team with Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort to offer our Yoga and Spanish Program. This weekly package includes our 10-hour or 20 hour language program PLUS 5 Bodhi Tree yoga classes of your choice.
Family Spanish and Culture Program
Nosara Spanish Institute is excited to partner with Nosara Day Camp to offer families traveling together a Family Spanish and Culture Program that promises to be fun and educational for everyone. Our weeklong program provides a full morning of cultural and language activities leaving the afternoons for families to explore Nosara and the surrounding areas.
Community Spanish Programs
Our Community Spanish Programs are ideal for residents and long-term visitors. Classes are structured in two 1 hour and 40 minute sessions per week and divided into monthly blocks, equaling 8 sessions per month. Students will receive an evaluation at the end of each month. Community classes require a 3-person minimum and are available to all levels. The cost is just $150 per month!
All students are scheduled according to their Spanish level.
CUSTOM LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
Spanish Immersion and Culture Program
Nosara Spanish Institute offers Spanish Language and cultural immersion experiences for groups of teenagers and adults traveling together.
At NSI, we provide students with the unique opportunity to live with local host families where they will enjoy a true cultural immersion experience. Whether riding horses on the beach, working a cattle farm or simply enjoying a delicious home cooked typical meal, students will greatly benefit from fully immersing themselves in the Pura Vida lifestyle while attending our intensive professional SFL (Spanish as a Foreign Language) instruction.
Learning a new language can become extremely enriching when intercultural activities give meaning to classroom teachings. Our students will have access to soccer games with local children, regional cooking and dance lessons, sustainability and environment conservation lectures and volunteer opportunities.
Professionally guided nature tours and adventures including surfing, mangrove and river paddle boarding, snorkeling, canopy and horseback tours. These can easily be incorporated into any itinerary.
For assistance customizing or planning your school, university, work, organization or family trip contact us.
English as a Second Language – Programa de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera
Along with Spanish classes, NSI runs a modular program for English as a foreign language (EFL). This non-profit project is an important service contribution to the community of Nosara and provides locals with a high quality learning experience at an affordable price. This opportunity enables native residents to broaden their opportunities for employment in the local market place, especially tourism, where English communication skills are highly valued.
EFL Program / Programa de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera
Schedule/Horarios: Schedules vary. Contact us for more information/ El horario varia. Póngase en contacto con nosotros para obtener más información.
Prices starting at $50 per month/ Precio: A partir de $50.00 USD por mes.
Many students have joined our English courses on their own and many others are sponsored by local businesses, other students or individuals. We would like to thank our entrepreneurs who are supporting and encouraging their employees to improve their knowledge and mastery of the English language.
For more information on sponsoring a local or business sponsor packages please contact us.