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 »
I will be doing my utmost to inform you about learning Spanish. Why, how, when, where, and with whom you can learn Spanish are just a few questions that I will be addressing. Anyway, ¡bienvenidos!,/ welcome! Ins LommersRead more »
Some students, especially when they are not learning Spanish in an immersion situation (learning while living in a Spanish speaking environment), lose motivation and enthusiasm. What can they do to become motivated and enthusiastic again? I will list a few ideas to maintain your motivation: 1. Change the language in you email account to Spanish….Read more »
Will Quaile, USA
Thanks for creating a great space in a beautiful place!
Patrick Busby, USA
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
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!
If you are looking for a good school to learn Spanish and have fun to discover some new places I can really recommend spanish@locations. Cozy hostels, fantastic outdoor classrooms, great teachers and people! Ingrid and her staff are amazing, I had a wonderful time in Turrialba and Puerto Viejo...for sure will come back!
Muchas gracias y Pura Vida!
Ross, New Zealand
Had a fantastic month learning Spanish at the schools in Bocas del Toro and Puerto Viejo. The teachers were brilliant, they were experienced and helped pair me up with those at a similar level. My Spanish is way way better now. There were also lots of free activities organised; bikes, kayaks, bbq, salsa, etc. Made our time there even better. Thanks a lot.
Pim, The Netherlands
I had an amazing time in Turrialba and Puerto Viejo. Both beautiful locations and great teachers. I really liked the interactive classes! Thank you all once again. Pura vida!
I will never forget this amazing experience and consider it to be one of the top experiences of my life. Staff and teachers were so accommodating and took excellent care of us. They are all very kind, interesting people who encouraged us to use our Spanish while there. Turrialba was special because I was able to do bird watching right there on the terrace while waiting for my class to start. Puerto Viejo had beautiful beaches and delicious restaurants!
Masha, The Netherlands
Ingrid, thank you so much for two very good weeks at Spanish By The Sea/ River. Good people and good vibes! I really liked the rafting trip in Turrialba (beautiful trip, campsite and good food!), of course the Spanish class and the locations . Pura Vida!
Have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The Spanish lessons with Jackie were fantastic. I am really pleased with how much I have learnt even in such a short space of time. Ruby the manager has been wonderful and as friendly as can be! I would recommend this program to anyone!
White Water Rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica:
only $75 for students and $85 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!