Intermediate Spanish

Finca Agroecologica La Flor

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Course description

Students have options to study for 2 hours/day ( 20% discount). We have developed custom manuals for this intermediate course. We emphasize conversation and include aspects of Costa Rican culture and cuisine.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 60 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday

Class times

Morning session
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Afternoon session
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

Pre-intermediate
Intermediate
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level.

Class size

Average 4 students
Maximum 10 students

Student age

Age range 8 years old and older
Average 18 years old

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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reviews

Reviews

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"Enlightning."

Timbo Hoffmann

The time at la Finca was great! I have learned a lot, not only speaking Spanish, but also Yoga for example. Muy buena gente en La Finca y cocina vegetal y ricissima!
Will come back.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
28 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"One of the most relaxing and nice ways to learn a new language."

Sarah Vohland

I really enjoyed my time at Finca Lá Flor. We went with a group of volunteers. We all were really sad when we left. The teachers were really nice and it was easy to talk to them. Also the cabañas were cute, it's just a little hard when you're afraid of spiders and other insects. I would recommend staying at the finca!!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
27 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Jeffrey Davis, Manager at Finca Agroecologica La Flor responded to this review.
23 February 2018

Thank you! Yes the insects are around but we are working to seal the cabins better and treat the houses so that they are less common.

"I learned so much about ecology, Costa rican culture, new sports, people ß and spanish of course- while living close to nature."

Laura Muras

- Small groups of Spanish students, great study book
- Absolutely lovely, competent, industrious and humble teachers, each with their own personality and style
- Simple but sufficient class rooms, great learning environment close to nature
- Modest housing, but you will get used to that
- Comfortable main house, nice outdoor kitchen and restaurant, Salon de Yoga with great view over Orosi Valley
- Delicious vegetarian food (you won’t miss meat), super nice cooks
- Great activities to learn Spanish (massage, theatre, project of each course), interesting walk through Paraíso
- Fun extra activities like Yoga, Contact Improvisation Dance and Popular Costa rican dances: Great experiences

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
28 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Jeffrey Davis, Manager at Finca Agroecologica La Flor responded to this review.
23 February 2018

Thank you so much, we miss you all! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the classes, food and activities.

"I had a great time, was able to improve my spanisch skills, make new friends and also gain agricultural knowlege."

Amalia Saunders

What I really liked about the class was that everybody was able to learn at their own paste. We were a small class of six and I enjoyed that we were able to help each other out if one had trouble understanding a task. Jafeth, our teacher did a wonderful job and always made sure that everyone could follow, before continuing with the next topic. I liked staying in the houses of three or five and enjoyed that there was a lot of nature and animals you could go to any time. My favorite activity was yoga with Steven, because I've never experienced anything like that. One of the best things about La Flor was probably the food. The cooks were fantastic and I enjoyed every meal. All in all I really had a great time and I would recommend La Flor to anyone.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
29 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Jeffrey Davis, Manager at Finca Agroecologica La Flor responded to this review.
23 February 2018

Wow, thank you for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here. We miss you all!

"My Stay at Finca La Flor was great because I really felt directly at home and enjoyed a lot the welcomed atmosphere."

Annika Happold

Starting with the location and housing, like I already said, the atmosphere had been very special and welcomed and loved. Everyone is open and helps you with whatever you need. The houses were totally cute and each special and very clean like the kitchen and also the sanitary rooms in the main house. Concerning the classes I can say that we learned a lot and that I really enjoyed the other way of learning like with a lot more practice of speaking than just only grammar practicing. Activities like learning with all the other language group also had been a great idea because everyone can profit from the different levels and you can combine your knowledge.
Especially not to forget is the perfect food.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
28 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Jeffrey Davis, Manager at Finca Agroecologica La Flor responded to this review.
23 February 2018

Hello, we are really happy that you had such a great time. We miss all of the students, we hope you come back to visit us some day!

"Intercultural experience, all are super nice, a beautiful community that we should take as a role model"

Ella Danae Schorling

I liked everything, except for the fact that there is no heating in the cabins. We were very cold every night, despite many blankets = /

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
28 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Jeffrey Davis, Organizer at Finca Agroecologica La Flor responded to this review.
07 February 2018

We are sorry to hear that you were cold. We focus on environmental education so energy-intensive heating in the cabins is not an option but we are always happy to provide more blankets.

"The time we spent here was amazing!"

Lukas Deyen

The Spanish classes were well structured and fun. The yoga and dance classes that were not mandatory were still pretty crowded and a whole lot of fun! All of the staff and teachers were friendly, caring and helpful! The houses were a bit cold at night but the Finca has tons of blankets if you do not feel comfortable. The view from the Yoga house was amazing too. There also friendly neighbors around and playing soccer with the Ticos was fun!

It was an overall great experience and I would be glad to come back one day.

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My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
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School location
Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
28 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Jeff Davis, Organizer at Finca Agroecologica La Flor responded to this review.
06 February 2018

Thank you for your review! We enjoyed your company in our community :)

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Housing

Finca La Flor offers the following housing types:
student-residence

Cabin Shared room

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weekly
Address: In front of the public school of La Flor, La Flor, Paraiso-Cartago, Costa Rica
Location: Town of La Flor
Housing type: Student residence (on-campus)
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (15 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, telephone, free internet, hardwood, 24/7 supervision, garden, and sports facilities
Distance to school: 1 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
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All accomodations are on our farm and within a 1 minute walk to our classrooms. We have 5 different houses for students, you can choose your room from all that are available. Housing is shared with other students and separated by gender. Bathrooms are shared with students of the same gender. It is possible that you will be the only student in your house.

As a student in our language school, you have access to all common areas which includes a community kitchen and house, a botanical garden, medicinal garden, organic agriculture, farm animals, and a 10 hectare forest. All of these locations are on our private property which is locked at night. The rural community of La Flor is very safe.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. The school is also not authorized to issue documents to support your visa application. If you need a visa, you have to apply for a visitor or tourist visa on your own.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Cartago based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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