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We Use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

Drop-in Private Classes

Class Details

Drop-in classes are 1:40 minutes in duration and only made available once we have scheduled our intensive course. Students may take up to 3 drop-in classes per week. Each Monday we email drop-in class availability for the week.

  • Oral Expression, Pronunciation and Fluency
  • Grammar and Structure
  • Vocabulary and Accuracy
  • Listening and Reading Comprehension
  • Composition and Spelling
Class Details

Private Classes

Study 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 and progress at your own pace.


100% personalized feedback and instruction from your teacher.

Quality Learning

We offer high quality courses to our visitors and non-native residents.

In Paradise

Playa Guiones, in Nosara, is renowned for our year round surf and sunsets


Reserve Now for Drop-In Private Classes

Teacher: Student Ratio1:11:21:3
Number of ClassesTOTAL cost per session***TOTAL cost per session***TOTAL cost per session***

*Each session is 1:40h.
**Restrictions apply.
***Price listed is a total price, students will share cost.

Enrollment Process:

  1. Choose a plan and click on “Reserve Now“.
  2. Supply us your name, email, phone, program dates, your level of spanish, activities, accommodations.
  3. Click on “Submit”

Or to speak directly with an admissions advisor sign up here.

After Your Successful Enrollment:

  • Our NSI team will contact you by a welcome email and schedule with you your arrival at the institute.
  • You will receive our placement test form and  an email with a complete PDF with all information you need.
  • The sessions are available from Monday to Friday and are 1 hour and 40 minutes long. Classes have different cost depending on teacher:student ratio.

From our students


Important Notes

Please note we are unable to guarantee specific time slots due to the fluctuating number of students and please also note that drop-in classes may not be available some weeks depending on enrollment in our intensive course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does payment work for classes?

50% is required to reserve your space on the course. The remainder is not due until arrival. The deposit can be made via credit/debit card or paypal. The remainder may be paid in cash or credit card on campus

What do I need to bring for classes?

A notebook and a pen.

What is an average program day like?

Depending on how many hours of instruction students participate in, a typical day will consist of Spanish language classes Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-5pm.  Lunch break runs from 11:40-1pm and students often walk down the street to eat at the cafes/restaurants, go surfing or stay at the school and eat.  2-3 days per week the school also organizes activities like cooking classes, salsa classes, half day trips to nearby beaches, waterfalls, etc.  You can view the actives on our activity board in the common area on campus.

How students will be placed by level?

All students complete an online assessment then sit for an oral interview. NSI’s students are placed in one of the six levels based on the communicative competences of the student, framed in three sets of descriptors: basic speaker, independent speaker and proficient speaker. Our levels adapt to the descriptions and parameters of the CEFRL, and are organized with an alphanumerical designation: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

Are there any certifications or assessments available upon completing the program?

Yes, we can provide a certificate and completion letter stating the hours and level achieved.

What is the typical Spanish level of the other students?

Beginner and intermediate are the typical levels

How much homework is there?

At NSI we do most of our work in class but Monday – Thursday we do provide materials/assignments to be completed outside of class.  These are not graded but we do encourage students to complete any assignments so as to reinforce learning that happens in the classroom.

What to do after classes?

Most students of course head to the beach but there are a number of things to do which include yoga, martial arts, ziplining, horseback riding, surfing, ATV tours and much much more.

Where do students stay?

NSI offers two limited options that can be reserved directly with the school which are Student Housing and Homestay. Otherwise students often stay in airbnb’s, hotels and hostels. Please see our accommodations page.

What happens if I can’t attend the program?