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

Nosara spanish institute

intensive spanish courses

We consistently have the best rated Spanish Classes in Nosara Costa Rica and Latin America. 

Up to 6 Students

Small group classes

Our small group Spanish classes start every Monday, year round. You will be placed in your class after you take your placement test which you will receive by email once you book. Group classes are offered at all levels, Basic through Advanced. Small group classes provide that perfect balance between personalized attention, social interaction, and results. 

private classes

Our private Spanish classes are the most intensive and fastest method for learning Spanish. Private classes start every Monday year-round. Private classes are available for all levels, basic through advanced. Your class is specially tailored to your specific needs and interests. Private classes are perfect for those looking to achieve a quick specific goal for work or certification. 

Spanish for special purposes

Medical Spanish, Spanish for Special Purposes (SSP) includes courses in Medical Spanish, Spanish for Business, and Spanish for Lawyers. SSP teachers are some of our most experienced instructors and they have additional experience in Business and Healthcare. Spanish for Special Purposes is intended for medical and nursing students, traveling healthcare professionals, paralegal and lawyers, and business people who need specialized Spanish language skills for their careers. 

5 medical spanish students wearing blue scrubs at spanish immersion school

50% is required to reserve your space on the course. The remainder is due 30 days before arrival.

A notebook and a pen.

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.

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.

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

Beginner and intermediate are the typical levels

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.

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.

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.