CPI’s mission is to serve students of all ages and levels who wish to embark upon an adventure, experience another culture, and learn a second language. The school prides itself on its flexible schedules, personalized classes, and 3 beautiful campuses. There are several lodging options, but, of course, the most popular and most recommended is homestay. All of the host families are carefully screened and all have an interest in welcoming them as a part of the family.
Cultural immersion is the best way to learn Spanish.
CPI offers two Spanish programs, 4 hours or 5½ hours per day.
The MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE IS 4 STUDENTS in order to provide each student the greatest level of interaction with other students as well as pe rsonalized attention from the professor.
Classes begin every Monday and are held from Monday to Friday for all Spanish levels; you may study from one week to however many weeks you wish.
CPI also offers one to one lessons in which a student receives more personal attention and studies in greater detail a specific topic of their choice. In these private classes, one may learn the specialized Spanish and terminology for such themes as, business, social work, law enforcement, politics, species of plants, nutrition, information technology, petroleum, education, ecology, environmental, sports, economy and medicine. CPI provides the essential vocabulary materials, with English to Spanish translations, and practical situations are acted out to give the student the chance to use the Spanish for their respective professional field.
In private classes we can also help you to prepare should you need to take a test or evaluation in Spanish; or you can opt for private classes if you want to study a certain subject or improve a specific linguistic area, such as writing, speaking, listening, etc.
One to one lessons can be added on to group classes, for example, group classes in the morning and private classes in the afternoon, or a student may use the whole day for private lessons. For the latter, please note that private lessons during the high season (June-July) may be taken in the afternoon session only.
For foreigners living in Costa Rica who decide to study after work we offer a 20 hour package with a flexible schedule.
CPI IS THE ONLY SPANISH IMMERSION SCHOOL WITH FULLY EQUIPPED CAMPUSES IN THREE COMPLETELY DISTINCT LOCATIONS WITHIN COSTA RICA. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to see more of the tropical gem that is Costa Rica and divide your studies between 2 or all 3 of our sites!