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All students receive a oral and written language proficiency test on the first day of class. The test determines the student's individualized skill level and requirements. The student is then matched with other students of the same level to form a group or paired with a private instructor and a lesson plan is engineered to meet the student's goals. The student is also evaluated at various stages of his or her program to ensure that his or her maximum potential is achieved.

All classes are held in the mornings, Monday through Friday, with afternoons free for recreation and, most importantly, time to practice Spanish through immersion in the local culture. The teaching methodology emphasizes conversation, reading, grammar, and the experience of real life Spanish situations. Once a week, classes are held in an "eco" environment such as a beach, waterfall or river.

Tutor Program 20 hours per week. The Tutor program includes 20 hours of Spanish lessons per week in a one-on-one setting for a full immersion program. The hours of study with the tutor can be designed to student specifications of special vocabulary or special interest.

Standard Program This program has the same characteristics as the Individual program, but is given in groups of up to 4 students maximum. For 4 hours each day for 5 days for a total of 20 class hours. The 20 hours of instructions include conversation, vocabulary, studies of grammar, reading comprehension, composition and a certificate upon completion.

Levels offered: Beginner to Advanced
Classes per week: 20 Length of each class: 50 minutes
Length of course: Minimum 3 weeks
Maximum number of students per group: 4

Note: If at the moment to start the classes there are not another student, the students will then receive 15 hours per week with a private professor.

Special Interest Options Special programs can be arranged for students with the following interests:
  •   Teachers may choose to practice teach at an area school or college. Basic Spanish language level is required and commitment is a minimum of 4 weeks.
  •   Medical personnel have the opportunity to volunteer their services in the public hospital.
  •   Volunteer and Internship programs are available in wide variety of fields such as social services, ecology, business, etc.

Diving courses
Open Water and Advance Open water.

Diving course (PADI Certificate) description:
Schedule: 4 hours daily in the morning, 4 days (2 full days and 2 half days)

Theory: 5 chapters and examination. * All equipment included.
Water confined: 5 sessions * PADI certification included
Open water dives: 4 dives
All books: Crew pack (manual, log book, dive tables, stickers)

Theory: 5 chapters and examination, and Navigation
All equipment included water confined


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.

Students desiring credit for their study program should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

For more information about academic credit in Spanish speaking countries, please click here.
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