Academia Tica Spanish School
Academia Tica Spanish School Programs
Academia Tica Spanish School is an experienced and accredited language school in Costa Rica with more than 30 years in the Spanish tuition business making it one of the first...
Academia Tica Spanish School Reviews
My Spanish learning experience
Submitted by Cassandra Whittington | April 23, 2018
I started my trip in Costa Rica without knowing more than to speak in the present. However, I had a goal in my mind, to learn to speak Spanish fluently. Today, 5 months later, with the help of the best teachers, I can now talk to anyone about any topic (Well, except with people from Spain and Chile!). Attending Academia Tica was one of the best decisions of my life. I have learned a lot of Spanish while experiencing a new culture. But the most special for me are the relationships that I have developed with all of them. It was not easy to leave my family and friends, but they made me feel like part of their family. I am grateful to all my teachers for having patience and faith in me. I am also delighted to have met so many students whom I consider my friends. Finally, I am grateful to the staff for always helping me and being aware of my needs. I feel that everyone at Academia Tica is like my second family and I can recommend the school to anyone who seriously wants to learn Spanish.
Spanish in Costa Rica
Submitted by Laura Foederer - United States | October 19, 2017
I spent 17 weeks in Academia Tica, 17 weeks very '¡pura vida!'. I don’t have enough space to describe everything. I have learned a lot! I couldn’t speak Spanish before coming to Costa Rica but now I feel like I can survive. Costa Rica has my heart. I remember my first day at school, I didn’t understand anything. I remember the first lesson with Gloria and my first words in Spanish. I'm very grateful to her, my lessons were always fun and she's a great teacher, with a lot of experience and a big heart. Adriana is also a very good teacher and a great friend. I had many lessons with her and learned a lot. My third teacher was Oscar, the classes with him were different but I liked them a lot. He always gave me very good advice.
As for my time in Costa Rica, I loved the surf lessons and the trips during the weekends with the other students. I saw many different places. I will never forget the zumba classes with Gloria. I also really enjoyed my adventures like bungee, tarzan swing and canopy. I also loved the time with my host family, I have now two families, one in Switzerland and one in Costa Rica. My favorite place in Jacó is the viewpoint. I spent a lot of time there enjoying good books. I will never forget my time in Costa Rica, I met many new friends and collected many new experiences.
My experience in Academia Tica
Submitted by Jane Crisholm - Atlanta United States | October 18, 2017
More than half a year ago, I was thinking for the first time of learning a new language. I wanted to do it during the vacation period at the university. I was thinking a lot about what could be the perfect place and worried about what the school, students and teachers would look like. I was not sure if eight weeks would be enough to be able to communicate well in this language. Now I know I had nothing to worry about. Academia Tica is an incredible place to make almost all my dreams come true. My time there has been unforgettable. Not only my Spanish has improved considerably but I also climbed the highest volcano in the country, saw animals with an exceptional diversity and swam in the two seas, Pacific and Atlantic (the same day!). I met a lot of new friends during my time there and I hope some of them stay that way after my return to Switzerland. I am grateful to all the people who made my stay so successful, including my Costa Rican families who taught me about the culture.
Spanish at Academia Tica
Submitted by Bryan Kaye | October 09, 2017
The classes were very good to improve my Spanish since the communication was very active and interesting. There was always a new topic we wanted to talk about. I think this is the best way to learn about a language and culture. There was also a nice atmosphere between teachers and students, which I think is because the school is not so big so it feels like a family atmosphere. Thank you all!
Experience in Costa Rica and Academia Tica
Submitted by Sarah Wakefield | October 05, 2017
I was in Costa Rica for seven weeks but spent most of my time in Jacó with Academia Tica. It was an experience I will never forget. I was very lucky to meet new friends from all over the world. I'm also glad to have had the opportunity to travel and to know many places in that beautiful country, such as Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, La Fortuna, Tamarindo, Ostional, Montezuma and of course Jacó. The classes were great and the teachers fantastic. They were always very patient and kind, and also made me laugh all the time. The style of teaching there is the best thing I've ever seen in my life. I think now I speak Spanish with more confidence. The school inspired me and I hope to learn more when I return to England. Thank you for everything!