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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Nationality Balance Show

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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, 10
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 327
2  Weeks 645
3  Weeks 888
4  Weeks 1143
5  Weeks 1423
6  Weeks 1704
7  Weeks 1984
8  Weeks 2265
9  Weeks 2545
10 Weeks 2825
11 Weeks 3106
12 Weeks 3386
16 Weeks 4508
20 Weeks 5629
24 Weeks 6751
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

Prices 2015 Show
Lessons per week 10 20
1  Week 164 327
2  Weeks 327 653
3  Weeks 490 980
4  Weeks 653 1156
5  Weeks 817 1440
6  Weeks 980 1725
7  Weeks 1143 2009
8  Weeks 1306 2294
9  Weeks 1469 2578
10 Weeks 1633 2863
11 Weeks 1796 3148
12 Weeks 1959 3432
16 Weeks 2612 4571
20 Weeks 3265 5709
24 Weeks 3918 6847
Lessons per week 10 20
1  Week 195 390
2  Weeks 390 780
3  Weeks 585 1170
4  Weeks 780 1380
5  Weeks 975 1720
6  Weeks 1170 2060
7  Weeks 1365 2400
8  Weeks 1560 2740
9  Weeks 1755 3080
10 Weeks 1950 3420
11 Weeks 2145 3760
12 Weeks 2340 4100
16 Weeks 3120 5460
20 Weeks 3900 6820
24 Weeks 4680 8180

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 578
2  Weeks 1139
3  Weeks 1620
4  Weeks 2047
5  Weeks 2562
6  Weeks 3076
7  Weeks 3591
8  Weeks 4106
9  Weeks 4621
10 Weeks 5135
11 Weeks 5650
12 Weeks 6165
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

Prices 2015 Show
Lessons per week 20
1  Week 578
2  Weeks 1139
3  Weeks 1620
4  Weeks 2047
5  Weeks 2562
6  Weeks 3076
7  Weeks 3591
8  Weeks 4106
9  Weeks 4621
10 Weeks 5135
11 Weeks 5650
12 Weeks 6165
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 578
2  Weeks 1139
3  Weeks 1620
4  Weeks 2047
5  Weeks 2562
6  Weeks 3076
7  Weeks 3591
8  Weeks 4106
9  Weeks 4621
10 Weeks 5135
11 Weeks 5650
12 Weeks 6165
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

Prices 2015 Show
Lessons per week 20+10
1  Week 578
2  Weeks 1156
3  Weeks 1733
4  Weeks 2047
5  Weeks 2562
6  Weeks 3076
7  Weeks 3591
8  Weeks 4106
9  Weeks 4621
10 Weeks 5135
11 Weeks 5650
12 Weeks 6165
Lessons per week 20+10
1  Week 690
2  Weeks 1380
3  Weeks 2070
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: Not included. Students can pay the families $5/kilo for laundry or they can use private laundry services that are located close to the COSI-Maximo Nivel school.
Towels: no
Internet: no
Prices 2014 Show
Room Single room Double room
Board Half board Half board
Bath Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom
1 week147147
2 weeks273273
3 weeks390390
4 weeks519519
5 weeks645645
6 weeks771771
7 weeks896896
8 weeks10221022
12 weeks15241524
Room Single room Double room
Board Half board Half board
Bath Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom
1 week175175
2 weeks325325
3 weeks465465
4 weeks620620
5 weeks770770
6 weeks920920
7 weeks10701070
8 weeks12201220
12 weeks18201820

Arrival: Sunday
Departure: Saturday
Prices 2015 Show
Room Single room Double room
Board Half board Half board
Bath Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom
1 week164143
2 weeks327285
3 weeks490427
4 weeks586511
5 weeks733637
6 weeks879762
7 weeks1026888
8 weeks11721013
12 weeks17581515
Room Single room Double room
Board Half board Half board
Bath Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom
1 week195170
2 weeks390340
3 weeks585510
4 weeks700610
5 weeks875760
6 weeks1050910
7 weeks12251060
8 weeks14001210
12 weeks21001810

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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