General Description: The St. Francis Emmaus Center is part of St. Bryce Missions Love in Action programming in Costa Rica. The center provides a safe, comfortable place for Cabecar mothers, who must journey long hours on foot to have access to medical care, in the days just before and after the birth of a child…Read more »
La Tortuga Feliz is a non profit organisation, driven by volunteers for volunteers, to protect marine turtles in Costa Rica. Tasks: In the months March through August, you can help with the realization of the project objectives, mainly by patrolling the beaches at night in shifts with the local inhabitants, looking for nesting sea turtles….Read more »
Struggling to learn the irregular verbs? How do you know a verb is going to be irregular? Well, first of all, just like in English and other languages, the verbs that we mostly use tend to be irregular. Just think of the verbs “to be” and “ to go”. These verbs are also highly irregular…Read more »
When you start learning Spanish, your listening skills will develop more rapidly than your speaking skils. As a result, you understand more than you can express. A good way to keep improving your speaking skills is to talk to yourself as much as possible. With nobody around you, you don’t need to worry to make…Read more »
Coming soon to Bocas, the Sailing Spanish Classroom, including 4 hours Spanish and a full day aboard a beautiful ocean-going catamaran, including a beginner’s immersion Spanish class. Lunch, snacks, drinks, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, fishing are all included on this trip. Numbers are limited. Book now at Spanish by the Sea, Calle 4 (behind Hotel…Read more »
Spanish at Locations Schools in Turrialba, Bocas del Toro, Boquete and Panama City prepare students for official D.E.L.E exams in San José and Panama City. The prices vary around $100 per exam. We will guide you through the inscription process that you will complete directly with the examination centers at the universities. If you want…Read more »
The method a school chooses for its students to learn Spanish should be based on its theory about how people learn foreign and second languages. Although learners vary in learning styles (which means: they all use different strategies), we strongly believe that for you to learn Spanish, there are three essential conditions that we need…Read more »
It’s possible to speak Spanish in a way that is 100 percent grammatically correct and understandable and yet not be using the words and phrases that a native speaker would use. How can you avoid that? The more you immerse yourself in authentic content on a regular basis and the more you hear the right…Read more »
In this article I would like to point out the conclusions of various investigations that have been done to find out what kind of strategies, techniques and activities help a person to learn efficiently. The general conclusion is that a good learner does not necessarily have a high IQ level, but is active and just…Read more »
Define your objectives: Why you want to learn Spanish … Since you are reading this blog it is unlikely anyone needs to tell you why you should learn Spanish. At some point you felt it necessary to learn Spanish. Still, you may wish to define the “why” it is important before you seek the right…Read more »
Will Quaile, USA, Boquete
Thanks for creating a great space in a beautiful place!
Patrick Busby, USA, Boquete
The school and Avelina have been a pleasure. I hope to return someday and speak fluent Spanish. This has been a great experience for me. I have learned more than I expected too. I hope to return and continue my Spanish language education. Maribel and Avelina have been so helpful.
Lars Anderson, Sweden, Boquete
Beautiful place and friendly people! thanks
Matias, Peter, Simon and Sören
Thank you so much for one of the most awesome weeks of our lives! We had so much fun and we are definitely coming back when we have learned how to dance salsa! Also thanks to Gaby, Tatiana and Adriana for teaching us Spanish; it means a lot! Hasta luego!
Martin y Ingrid fueron muy serviciales. Costa Rica es el país más hermoso que he visitado. Estoy emocionado de visitar los otros hostales y escuelas en Costa Rica y Panamá!
Otty y Antonio, Spanish
Estamos muy agradecidos por la estancia y la hospitabilidad que nos habeís ofrecido tanto en Bocas del Toro como en Turrialba. Spanish at Locations es sin lugar a dudas uno de los pocos lugares donde se siente uno en casa y en el paraíso!
Maria Elena, USA
I really enjoyed my stay over "Spanish by the River"it's the greatest location and school-hostel i ever say! Good people & good vibes. Loved the Rafting! Thank you all, Pura Vida!
Edortu y Xandra, Spain
Increíble y maravilloso la estancia; tanto Ingrid como sus hijos superamables. Nos dejó un gran recuerdo, nos sentimos como en casa desde el principio!
Loved it here: the staff, accommodations and views were spectacular. Thanks Fernando for the awesome breakfasts!
White Water Rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica:
only $65 for students and $80 for non-students!
PADI Open Water or ‘Advanced Cert’ on the Caribbean island of Bocas del Toro:
Especially for students that want to travel, learn Spanish ánd visit 4 of our amazing locations!