Family Spanish Program In Tamarindo Costa Rica

    Family Spanish Program In Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    Spanish Abroad was one of the first companies to introduce the Family Spanish Program to meet the needs of parents who wanted to bring their children with them and learn Spanish during their study abroad program in Costa Rica. The Family Spanish Program in Tamarindo has been by far, our most successful family program and has received the best feedback for an overall family vacation. See what National Geographic had to say about this program.

    The Family Spanish Program in Tamarindo, Costa Rica is geared towards families that want to study as a family. We can and do set up this program if and when a group of families is traveling together.

    Children must be at least 7 years and older to participate. Classes start on any Monday of the year. We also receive groups of families that would like to study Spanish together with their family and friends. NOTE: During select dates in the Summer we also offer the Costa Rica children’s Summer camp for children who are 5-12 years of age.

    Click on the links below to find out further information about our Family Spanish Program in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. 

    +Location

    Playa Tamarindo is a well-developed beach town in the increasingly popular Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. Beach locations such as Playa Tamarindo are ideal for a Family Spanish program. Beaches incorporate many water based activities and the neighboring natural reserves of Guanacaste provide a great resource to experience more of what Costa Rica hast to offer in terms of wildlife and natural beauty

    +Family Spanish Program Course Options
    Adult Course Options
    • Available Year Round
    • 16 yrs of age and up
    • Start ANY Monday
    • Max class size is 6
    • 4 classes per day
    • Integrate into class with other adults at the Tamarindo Spanish School
    Children Course Options
    • Available Year Round
    • Ages 7-15

    The Children Spanish course will also start every Monday of the year. During this program children will have the opportunity to get out of the classroom and have lessons outside. They will have different games and activities that will be arranged primarily in Spanish and will be taught in a fun and interesting way in order to keep them interested and learning.

    The Spanish school has specially designed educational Spanish material for children. Spanish lessons introduce Spanish grammar, vocabulary as well as the structure of the Spanish language, and practical conversation lessons.  These Spanish classes take place under the same schedule as the parents’ Spanish language programs, so that families can enjoy activities outside of the school at the same time.

    Surf Option

    You may also add the Surf Program for your child’s program. In addition to the standard Spanish Classes, they will receive 3 hours of surf instruction each week and board rental for the entire week.

    Added cost for the Surf Option: $225 per week.  

    Children's Spanish Camp
    • Available from June 22 to Aug 18
    • Ages 2-13
    • Start Dates: June 22, June 29, July 7, July 14, July 21 (sold out), July 28 (sold out), Aug 4th, Aug 11

    This year the Children’s Camp has been split into three separate groups by age of the student: Pre – K is 2-4 years old, Elementary is 5 to 10 and Middle School is 11 to 13. For the Pre-K group we have the option of doing 2, 4 or 6 hours of Spanish Daycare. This means that the children are in a supervised Spanish learning environment, playing games, singing songs and being spoken to only in Spanish. However it is important to understand that it is NOT a structured class. A daily snack break is included, but only the 6 hour students will also receive lunch each day.

    Every Sunday at 4pm, we welcome all new families to our Spanish School for a camp orientation. It is very important that children and adults attend this function. The children will be given Spanish placement evaluations by our Spanish teachers in order to place them in the correct level of Spanish classes. The adults will meet with the camp director who will go over the weekly activities, time schedules and expectations. Afterward, she will be available for question and answer.

    Daycare (Under 2 Years Old) For those parents taking classes that need adult supervision of their children that are under 2 years old. The Day Care is a custom one on one arrangement with a vetted child care professional.

    For the Pre-K group (2-4 Years Old) we have the option of doing 2, 4 or 6 hours of Spanish Daycare. This means that the children are in a supervised Spanish learning environment, playing games, singing songs and being spoken to only in Spanish.

    The Elementary School Group (5-7 Years Old) will be split into two age groups for the Spanish classes; 5 to 7 years old and 8 to 10 years old. This is to provide age and developmentally appropriate Spanish lessons and curriculum. Students in these groups will be given evaluations and further separated by level of Spanish ability.

    Elementary School Group Itinerary:

    Monday 

    • 7:50 am – Parents bring their children to the school and sign in with a counselor at the break room.
    • 8 am – Spanish Lessons begin. Children 5 to 7 and 8 to 10 will break into two groups and go to their separate classes.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children while we will prepare for the day’s activities.
    • 10:30 am – Arts and Crafts or Futbol Game .
    • 12 pm – Lunch.1 pm – Visit to Tamarindo Beach. Students will swim and play at the beach.
    • 2 pm – Parent pick up at the break area.

    Tuesday

    • 8 am –Spanish Lessons.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children while we will prepare for the day’s activities.
    • 10:30 am – Adventure Tour and Lunch; Tour options include a Boat Tour of the Estuary, Canopy Zip Lining Tour, Monkey Park Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and the Playa Conchal Beach Tour.
    • 2 pm – Return to School campus for parent pick up.

    Wednesday

    • 8 am –Spanish Lessons.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children while we will prepare for the day’s activities.
    • 10:30 am – Arts and Crafts or Futbol Game
    • 12 pm – Lunch1 pm – Visit to Tamarindo Beach. Students will have a chance to swim and play at the beach.
    • 2 pm – Return to School campus for parent pick up.

    Thursday

    • 8 am –Spanish Lessons.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children while we will prepare for the day’s activities.
    • 10:30- Intercambio, a cultural exchange with the local children and Lunch
    • 2 pm – Return to School campus for parent pick up.

    Friday

    • 8 am –Spanish Lessons.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children while we will prepare for the day’s activities.
    • 10:30 am – 12 pm – Surf Lessons! Parents are welcome to come by and watch their children surf.
    • 12:30pm – 2 pm – BBQ Lunch at the beach followed by the Camp Graduation Ceremony at the school.

    Middle School children (11-13 years old) will have a similar program to the Elementary School Group, however they will have 4 hours of Spanish instruction instead of 2 hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday they will have the same program.

    Middle School Group Itinerary:

    Monday

    • 7:50 am – Parents bring their children to the school and sign in with a counselor at the break room.
    • 8 am – Spanish Lessons begin.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children.
    • 10:30 am – 12 pm – Spanish Lessons Continue
    • 12 pm – Lunch.1 pm – Visit to Tamarindo Beach. Students will swim and play at the beach.
    • 2 pm – Parent pick up at the break area.

    Tuesday

    • 8 am –Spanish Lessons.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children while we will prepare for the day’s activities.
    • 10:30 am – Adventure Tour and Lunch; Tour options include a Boat Tour of the Estuary, Canopy Zip Lining Tour, Monkey Park Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and the Playa Conchal Beach Tour
    • 2 pm – Return to School campus for parent pick up.

    Wednesday

    • 8 am –Spanish Lessons.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children while we will prepare for the day’s activities.
    • 10:30 am – 12 pm Spanish Lessons Continue.
    • 12 pm – Lunch
    • 1 pm – Visit to Tamarindo Beach. Students will have a chance to swim and play at the beach.
    • 2 pm – Return to School campus for parent pick up.

     Thursday

    • 8 am –Spanish Lessons.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children while we will prepare for the day’s activities.
    • 10:30- Intercambio, a cultural exchange with the local children and Lunch
    • 2 pm – Return to School campus for parent pick up.

    Friday

    • 8 am –Spanish Lessons.
    • 10 am – Snack Break. There will be drinks and snacks available to the children while we will prepare for the day’s activities.
    • 10:30 am – 12 pm – Spanish Lessons continue
    • 12:30pm – 2 pm – Surf Instruction and BBQ Lunch at the beach followed by the Camp Graduation Ceremony at the school.

    Summer Children’s Camp Pricing:

    Day Care Under 2 Years old:

    • 4 Hours: $13 per hour
    • 6 Hours: $11 per hour

    2-4 Years old: June 22nd to August 9th (weekly price)

    • 2 Hours: $100 (8am to 10am)
    • 4 Hours: $180 (8am to 12pm)
    • 6 Hours: $220 Includes Lunch (8am to 12pm)

    5-10 Years old: 2 Hours of Spanish Instruction + Beach Activities (weekly price)

    • $500

    11-13 Years Old: 4 Hours of Spanish Instruction + Beach Activities (weekly price)

    • $600
    +Accommodations
    Host Family Option

    The host family option provides the true immersion experience. The host families for the Spanish language school in Tamarindo are patient and extend themselves to help students learn Spanish. Students staying with a host family, are totally immersed in the Costa Rican culture and have the opportunity to practice Spanish daily. The host family provides breakfast, dinner and laundry service. You will need to arrange your own lunch at any particular restaurant near the Spanish language school in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. With advance notice the host families can meet special dietary needs, including those of vegetarians and vegans.

    Your family can choose to all stay at the same host family (depending on size of family) or in separate host families that are within walking distance from each other. The host families all live in Santa Rosa or Villareal which are residential areas only 10-15 minutes by bus from the Spanish language school’s location in Tamarindo. The school will provide shuttle service to and from the campus each day.

    Bungalow Option

    For families that do not want to stay with a host family we arrange bungalows at a local hotel within walking distance to the Spanish language school and beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The maximum capacity for one room is four people.

    If you have more than four students in your family, please check with us for custom pricing on your accommodations, otherwise you can view the quotes listed in the pricing below. The bungalows include a fully furnished kitchen and air conditioning. The hotel also offers a free tropical breakfast on a daily basis. There are grocery stores close by to stock the kitchen during your stay. There is a jacuzzi and swimming pool on site with swim up bar, as well as a restaurant on site for easy meals.

    +Arrival Information

    The Spanish Family Program in Tamarindo, Costa Rica starts with arrival into Liberia or San Jose, Costa Rica. Plan on arriving on a Sunday. Please note: If you arrive in the afternoon into San Jose you will not be able to make it to Tamarindo the same day. If this is the case, plan on arriving on Saturday. We can arrange additional nights of accommodations in San Jose if needed upon arrival.

    We strongly recommend that you find a flight into Liberaia. This is the closest international airport at only 1 hour from Tamarindo. If you arrive into Liberia, Costa Rica we can arrange an airport pickup for $40 per family member. Various transfer options are possible for San Jose and can be arranged upon request.

    +Prices

    Prices are discounted from the normal program costs based on the number of members in your family.

    Airfare to San Jose, Costa Rica or Liberia, Costa Rica is not included in the package as pricing may vary depending on your point of departure. Pricing for Apartment-Style Package in Tamarindo, Costa Rica is subject to change based on availability.

    One Week Family Spanish Program With Host Family Accommodations
    (2 Family Members): $890
    Each Additional Family Member: $420

    One Week Family Spanish Program With Bungalow Accommodations
    (2 Family Members): $1,230
    Each Additional Family Member: $380

    Two Week Family Spanish Program With Host Family Accommodations
    (2 Family Members): $1,775
    Each Additional Family Member: $840

    Two Week Family Spanish Program With Bungalow Accommodations
    (2 Family Members): $2,550
    Each Additional Family Member: $775

    Three Week Family Spanish Program With Host Family Accommodations
    (2 Family Members): $2,545
    Each Additional Family Member: $1,205

    Three Week Family Spanish Program With Bungalow Accommodations
    (2 Family Members): $3,770
    Each Additional Family Member: $1,115

    Four Week Family Spanish Program With Host Family Accommodations
    (2 Family Members): $2,995
    Each Additional Family Member: $1,420

    Four Week Family Spanish Program With Bungalow Accommodations
    (2 Family Members): $4,670
    Each Additional Family Member: $1285

     

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