San Josť Language School

After several years in the education field, and later being involved in the tourism industry, we found the need for a program that combined the teaching of the Spanish language with the immersion in Latin American culture.

Our school was one of the first in Costa Rica to develop this type of program, which includes Spanish classes and cultural activities such as Latin Dance, Costa Rican Cooking, and educational trips. Since 1989 the Costa Rican Language School has been offering students an authentic cultural experience along with first rate Spanish instruction. Our school is completely owned and run by Costa Ricans, which ensures a true immersion in our culture.

Only things which are pleasant and fun can be learned quickly and easily,  and for this reason the essence of our courses is varied and active teaching. Our aim is to give classes which are intensive yet enjoyable. We  also give each student the personal attention needed to reach his/her language goals.

A Team of Professionals

San  Josť Language School has a permanent teaching staff of 20 instructors. During the high season our staff increases to 30 teachers in order to ensure small groups and personalized attention.

Our teaching staff is accredited with the Costa Rican Ministry of Education and all of our instructors possess university degrees in Spanish, Education, Linguistics or Philology from the University of Costa Rica or the Universidad Nacional (the two most prestigious universities in the country). Some instructors hold a Graduate Degree and others have additional studies in areas such as Journalism, Law, Sociology, Literature, Poetry, Drama, and other fields.

Most of our teachers have worked at our school for more than three years and all have ample experience teaching Spanish as a second language.

Our instructors are all very professional, enthusiastic and friendly.


You can start our programs any time year-round, study for as long as you want and with as many hours of instruction per day as you wish. Our students say they greatly appreciate our flexibility and the diversity of our programs because they are able to travel and enjoy other activities while learning Spanish.

Individualized Attention

At San  Josť Language School we guarantee personal attention to each student. From the moment you arrive in Costa Rica we consider you part of our family. We will go out of our way to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

The most for your money

Only San  Josť Language School offers students all the following services for FREE:

  - Daily Latin Dance classes (2 hours per day)
  - Weekly conversation classes
  - Weekly Costa Rican Cooking classes
  - 24-hour airport pick-up and drop-off
  - Books and class materials
  - Extra "level adjustment" Spanish classes at no cost
  - Internet service
  - Telephone for local calls
  - Mail service
  - Fresh coffee and fruit refreshments
  - Luggage storage while you travel
  - Wholesaler tour rates for our students
  - Travel arrangements, bus tickets  and hotel reservs.

Great facilities and Convenient location

We offer modern and comfortable facilities in a warm, homelike atmosphere.
The San  Josť Language School is located in San Josť, in a quiet and secure neigborhood. We are on the East side of the city, 20 minutes walking distance from downtown and within easy access to museums, theaters, restaurants, stores and bus stations.

Warm and friendly atmosphere

At the San  Josť Language School our goal is to make you feel at home when you are away from home.


  Fax and Voice mail in the U.S.A.  1 (610) 643-1782

Cell text: 011 52 1 (777) 376-8827