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/24/2014, Dec/25/2014, Dec/31/2014, Jan/01/2015

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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 4.5
Facilities 4.5
Activities 3.9
Value for Money 3.9
Accommodation 4.3

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Small Group Classes

Small Group ClassesThe 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 314
2  Weeks 620
3  Weeks 853
4  Weeks 1098
5  Weeks 1367
6  Weeks 1637
7  Weeks 1906
8  Weeks 2175
9  Weeks 2445
10 Weeks 2714
11 Weeks 2983
12 Weeks 3253
16 Weeks 4330
20 Weeks 5407
24 Weeks 6485
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 (2014)

B. Private tutoring (2014)The 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 555
2  Weeks 1094
3  Weeks 1556
4  Weeks 1966
5  Weeks 2461
6  Weeks 2955
7  Weeks 3450
8  Weeks 3944
9  Weeks 4439
10 Weeks 4933
11 Weeks 5427
12 Weeks 5922
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

Small group + Private tutoring

Small group + Private tutoringOn 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 555
2  Weeks 1094
3  Weeks 1556
4  Weeks 1966
5  Weeks 2461
6  Weeks 2955
7  Weeks 3450
8  Weeks 3944
9  Weeks 4439
10 Weeks 4933
11 Weeks 5427
12 Weeks 5922
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 day1919
1 week141141
2 weeks262262
3 weeks374374
4 weeks499499
5 weeks620620
6 weeks740740
7 weeks861861
8 weeks981981
12 weeks14641464
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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