Experiences


SPANISH EXPLORATION – 3 WEEKS
INDIVIDUALS / FAMILIES/COUPLES

The Summer Exploration Experience is an intensive package available year round, which allows students to benefit and maximize their learning experience within 3 weeks.

Designed for people at any level of Spanish who want a more concentrated and intensive learning schedule and who want to explore the Spanish language and Costa Rican culture.

Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (48 hours in total in small group classes, up to 5 people).

Weekends and the afternoons are open for volunteering, tours, gym, extra activities, attending the VQC Mission church service.

The Spanish Exploration Experience can include additional features such as:

  • Intensive lessons (4hrs extra/per week)
  • Tico Food Experience (Cooking Class) - 1 hr/week
  • Bible Class - 1 hr/week
  • Natural Fitness Adventure Class - 1-3 hrs/week
  • Medical Terminology Class - 4 hrs/week
  • Spanish for Teachers - 4hrs/week or more

NOTE FOR FAMILIES:

The Cooking Class and Natural Adventure Fitness class are taken together as a family with children/teens.

SPANISH LAUNCH – 4-8 WEEKS
INDIVIDUALS / FAMILIES / COUPLES

The Spanish Launch Experience is an intensive package available year round, which allows students to obtain a grasp of the Spanish language and launch forward in their learning within 6 weeks.

This Experience applies for individuals and families.

Designed for people at any level of Spanish who want a more concentrated and intensive learning schedule and who want to launch forward with their knowledge of the Spanish language.

Students will have 96 hours of small group classes (2-5 people) over a 6 week term.

The Spanish Launch Experience is set up into 6 weeks because our experience has shown that 6 weeks is the minimum time frame needed to be able to expand on and/or launch forward with one's knowledge of the Spanish language.

The Spanish Launch Experience can include additional features such as:

  • Intensive lessons (4hrs extra/per week)
  • Tico Food Experience (Cooking Class) - 1 hr/week
  • Bible Class - 1 hr/week
  • Natural Fitness Adventure Class - 1-3 hrs/week
  • Medical Terminology Class - 4 hrs/week
  • Spanish for Teachers - 4hrs/week or more

NOTE FOR FAMILIES:

The Cooking Class and Natural Adventure Fitness class are taken together as a family with children/teens.

FEARLESS TALK – 12 WEEKS
INDIVIDUALS / FAMILIES / COUPLES

The Fearless Talk Experience is an intensive package available year round, which allows students to obtain a firm grasp of the Spanish language and be able to communicate with confidence within 12 weeks.

Designed for people at any level of Spanish who want a more concentrated and intensive learning schedule and who want to be able to speak the Spanish language with confidence and ease.

Students will have 192 hours of small group classes (2-5 people) over a 12 week term.

The Fearless Talk Experience is set up into 12 weeks because our experience has shown that 12 weeks is the minimum time frame needed to be able to acquire the language to a deeper level, which allows for confidence in communicating.

The Fearless Talk Experience can include additional features such as:

  • Intensive lessons (4hrs extra/per week)
  • Tico Food Experience (Cooking Class) - 1 hr/week
  • Bible Class - 1 hr/week
  • Natural Fitness Adventure Class - 1-3 hrs/week
  • Medical Terminology Class - 4 hrs/week
  • Spanish for Teachers - 4hrs/week or more

 

NOTE FOR FAMILIES:

The Cooking Class and Natural Adventure Fitness class are taken together as a family with children/teens.



BOUNDLESS FLUENCY – 24 WEEKS
INDIVIDUALS / FAMILIES/COUPLES

Students will have 384 hours of small group classes (2-5 people) over a 24 week term.

The Boundless Fluency Experience is set up into 24 weeks because our experience has shown that 24 weeks is the minimum time frame needed to be able to able to reach a fluent level of the Spanish language.

The Boundless Fluency Experience can include additional features such as:

  • Intensive lessons (4hrs extra/per week)
  • Tico Food Experience (Cooking Class) - 1 hr/week
  • Bible Class - 1 hr/week
  • Natural Fitness Adventure Class - 1-3 hrs/week
  • Medical Terminology Class - 4 hrs/week
  • Spanish for Teachers - 4hrs/week or more

NOTE FOR FAMILIES:

The Cooking Class and Natural Adventure Fitness class are taken together as a family with children/teens.

Fitness Adventure and Spanish Immersion Experience
INDIVIDUALS / FAMILIES / COUPLES

CISA works with CCFA, the Costa Rica Christian Fitness Adventure by providing students with a unique experience that combines doing fitness and learning Spanish.

This experience is ideal for those who would like the opportunity to focus on their health in an environment with little distractions, as well as be immersed in the Costa Rican culture to learn Spanish.

Students may range from having no experience with doing fitness, to those who would like to do more, but need motivation, to those who are avid athletes.

The schedule includes a Personal Training class with Certified Personal Trainer, Tony Sanchez at the Natural Outdoor Fitness center ‘Fitness Rustico’ or the local gym and also having Spanish classes at CISA.

The student can expect in their Personal Training session to be attended to with professionalism, care and encouragement.

The Motivational Fitness and Spanish Immersion Experience 4 week program

(If desired, it is possible to modify the number of weeks).

Includes:

  • 3-4 hourly Personal Training sessions per week.
  • 64 hours of Spanish classes at CISA.
  • Physical assessment and measurements, analyzed with the Personal Trainer using a state-of-the-art evaluation computer program.
  • A personalized Fitness program designed to meet the students' goals. The Program can include, weights, aerobics, Christian yoga / pilates, Rustic Fitness (a form of Crossfit), functional movement, running, sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, swimming, etc. At each session there is a warm up and cool down with stretching.
  • Progress checks are done with the Personal Trainer and constant monitoring is provided.
  • Recommendations on how to continue progressing and maintain a healthy lifestyle upon completion of the program.
  • Homestay (all meals included).
  • Airport pick up and drop off

Students can add on other features provided at competitive rates, to suit their budget.

Other optional features offered are:

  • Extra Personal Training classes
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Nutritional Meal Plan
  • Tico Food Experience (Cooking Class) at CISA
  • Bible Class at CISA
  • Tours
  • Volunteer at the VQC Mission (no cost)

Click here to learn more about Certified Personal Trainer, Tony Sanchez

Cost

Please contact us to receive a personalized budget

Online Spanish Immersion Experience
INDIVIDUALS / FAMILIES / COUPLES

For students who would like to learn Spanish, but do not have the time or resources to study in Costa Rica, the On-Line Spanish Tutoring Experience is an ideal fit.

This On-Line Experience is also ideal for students who have come to CISA in Costa Rica and would like to continue developing their Spanish skills back home.

The advantages are that students can be in the comfort of their home and can choose the days and times that they are available for class.

The requirements are that students have a computer and speakers and a SKYPE account (free download: http://www.skype.com).

One of our CISA staff will be assigned as your tutor and you will both log onto SKYPE at the designated day and hour.

The online Spanish tutoring experience includes:

  • Spanish Diagnostic Test As part of the Orientation, students do a Spanish diagnostic test in order to determine their level of Spanish and with that information are placed with the appropriate teacher and class.
  • Native Spanish Speaking Tutor Students will receive tutoring from a Native Spanish Speaker and practice listening and conversation skills using authentic language.
  • Orientation & Guidance Students will be guided and given assistance when needed by their tutor and also have access to the Program Coordinator to discuss any questions or concerns.
  • Materials All materials are provided to students via SKYPE or email (texts and handouts) throughout the classes.

Cost

$18.00/hr

Students are able to choose the amount of hours and days per week they would like to have classes.