COSI Manuel Antonio
COSI Manuel Antonio

Language School COSI

In Manuel Antonio we recommend the Costa Rica Spanish Institute (COSI-Máximo Nivel). It is located on a hill with astonishing views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and just 3 kilometeres from the beach. COSI strives to be one of the best language schools in Latin America by offering high-quality, personalised courses at a reasonable price. At the school you will find excellent facilities to make you feel at home and an ideal setting to meet new friends from all over the world.

Public bus transfer to and from Manuel Antonio is included in the price (from San José, about 3 hours). Participants are grouped together on the 12 PM and 6 PM bus services to Manuel Antonio. The day of your departure for Manuel Antonio, you will be provided with your bus ticket.

Founded in
2000
School Size
Small
Internet
6 computers at the school, cost $3 per hour
Location
Near Quepos on a farm overlooking the sea

Activities Show
TypeDescription
Afternoon & EveningCooking lessons, Dancing lessons, Manuel Antonio National Park.
WeekendRafting Tour, Horse back riding Tour.

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Testimonials Show
A great staff and great teachers make for a great experience!
Allen Jones (USA)
Eric Vocking (Dutch)The teaching style, makes learning Spanish fast and fun. I really enjoyed the Spanish classes and Cultural activities.
Eric Vocking (Dutch)
The experience at COSI was wonderful. The staff was friendly and helpful! The activities planned and organized by the staff helped to enrich the experience.
Lauren C. (USA)

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Accreditation Show
AATSP.

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Official Holidays Show
Dec/25/2012, Jan/01/2013, Mar/28/2013, Mar/29/2013, May/01/2013, Aug/15/2013, Dec/25/2013, Jan/01/2014, Apr/11/2014, Apr/17/2014, Apr/18/2014, May/01/2014, Aug/15/2014, Sep/15/2014, Oct/12/2014, Dec/25/2014

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Facilities Show
12 Classrooms, Internet Access, Fax and telephone, COSI Books and Materials supplied.

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Quality Score Show
Teaching 4.5
Service 4.6
Facilities 4.4
Activities 4.2
Value for Money 4.2
Accommodation 4.5

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A. Mini Group Lesson

A. Mini Group LessonThe Mini-group course covers all of the four aspects of language learning (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Classes emphasize on oral communication to achieve specific goals. Teachers are rotated every week to ensure that the students are exposed to a variety of Spanish accents.

Age group 17+
Minimum Level Absolute Beginner
Lessons per Week 20
Course Duration 1-24 weeks
Students per Class Average 2-3, max. 8
Schedule
  • Spanish classes: 8:00-12:00 or 13:00-17:00, Mon – Fri (mostly morning class)
  • 1 lesson = 45 min.
Course Start Any Monday
Prices 2014 Show
Lessons per week 20
1  Week 293
2  Weeks 579
3  Weeks 797
4  Weeks 1026
5  Weeks 1277
6  Weeks 1529
7  Weeks 1780
8  Weeks 2032
9  Weeks 2284
10 Weeks 2535
11 Weeks 2787
12 Weeks 3038
16 Weeks 4045
20 Weeks 5051
24 Weeks 6057
Lessons per week 20
1  Week 390
2  Weeks 770
3  Weeks 1060
4  Weeks 1365
5  Weeks 1700
6  Weeks 2035
7  Weeks 2370
8  Weeks 2705
9  Weeks 3040
10 Weeks 3375
11 Weeks 3710
12 Weeks 4045
16 Weeks 5385
20 Weeks 6725
24 Weeks 8065

B. Private tutoring

B. Private tutoringThe one-to-one course can be tailored precisely to the student's needs. This course is also suitable for students who are interested in Business Spanish, Medical Spanish, South American Spanish Culture, etc.

Age group 17+
Minimum Level Absolute Beginner
Lessons per Week 20
Course Duration 1-12 weeks
Students per Class 1
Schedule
  • Spanish classes: 8:00-12:00 or 13:00-17:00, Mon – Fri
  • 1 lesson = 45 min.
Course Start Any Monday
Prices 2014 Show
Lessons per week 20
1  Week 519
2  Weeks 1022
3  Weeks 1454
4  Weeks 1837
5  Weeks 2299
6  Weeks 2760
7  Weeks 3222
8  Weeks 3684
9  Weeks 4146
10 Weeks 4608
11 Weeks 5070
12 Weeks 5532
Lessons per week 20
1  Week 690
2  Weeks 1360
3  Weeks 1935
4  Weeks 2445
5  Weeks 3060
6  Weeks 3675
7  Weeks 4290
8  Weeks 4905
9  Weeks 5520
10 Weeks 6135
11 Weeks 6750
12 Weeks 7365

C. Mini-Group + Private

C. Mini-Group +  Private On this intensive program, students will take Mini-group lessons in the morning with other students and attend private lessons in the afternoon. During the private tuition, students can work on their specific needs such as vocabulary, pronunciation, etc.

Age group 17+
Minimum Level Absolute Beginner
Lessons per Week 20+10
Course Duration 1-12 weeks
Students per Class Mini-group classes: Ave. 2-3, Max. 8
Private classes: 1
Schedule
  • Minigroup classes: 8:00-12:00, Mon – Fri
  • Private classes: 13:15-15:15, Mon – Fri
  • 1 lesson = 45 min.
Course Start Any Monday
Prices 2014 Show
Lessons per week 20+10
1  Week 519
2  Weeks 1022
3  Weeks 1454
4  Weeks 1837
5  Weeks 2299
6  Weeks 2760
7  Weeks 3222
8  Weeks 3684
9  Weeks 4146
10 Weeks 4608
11 Weeks 5070
12 Weeks 5532
Lessons per week 20+10
1  Week 690
2  Weeks 1360
3  Weeks 1935
4  Weeks 2445
5  Weeks 3060
6  Weeks 3675
7  Weeks 4290
8  Weeks 4905
9  Weeks 5520
10 Weeks 6135
11 Weeks 6750
12 Weeks 7365

Host family

Host family

The homestay option is a great opportunity to live with a Costa Rican family. A private room, keys to the house, breakfast, dinner and laundry service are all provided.

The school chooses the families according to their interest in sharing with foreigners and from the evaluations received from previous students.

Availability All year
Travel time to the school approx. 20 min by bus
Rooms Single room, Double room
Bath Shared Bathroom
Meal Options Half board
Kitchen No
Notes Age: 17+
Cleaning: weekly
Laundry: yes
Towels: no
Internet: no
Prices 2014 Show
Room Single room Double room
Board Half board Half board
Bath Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom
1 day1818
1 week132132
2 weeks245245
3 weeks350350
4 weeks466466
5 weeks579579
6 weeks691691
7 weeks804804
8 weeks917917
12 weeks13671367
Room Single room Double room
Board Half board Half board
Bath Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom
1 day2323
1 week175175
2 weeks325325
3 weeks465465
4 weeks620620
5 weeks770770
6 weeks920920
7 weeks10701070
8 weeks12201220
12 weeks18201820

Arrival: Sunday
Departure: Saturday
City Info
This Pacific Ocean destination is a picture of white sandy beaches and an unspoilt natural paradise for nature lovers and students from all over the world. Manuel Antonio National Park has some of the best beaches on Costa Rica's coastline for swimming and snorkelling. The park is also wonderful for short walks or full-day hikes you may even see howler, squirrel, or white-faced monkeys, two-toed sloths, coatimundis, raccoons and iguanas! Plus there is over 350 species of birds and other animal species to keep an eye out for.

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