The Spanish Institute La Flor offeres guests the opportunity to learn spanish in an authentic
rural Costa Rican community, surrounded by mountains and nature´s beauty. Intensive spanish classes
are offered M-F. We can tailor classes to meet your language ability
and scheduling needs. We teach in small groups, but also offer classes
on an one-on-one basis. Classes are dynamic with diverse teaching techniques.
Professors: La Flor Alternative Spanish Institute has trained instructors
who have many years of teaching experience with both groups and individuals. Classes are taught
with a warm environment and a high interest in social interaction.
Original workbooks: We provide students with our own manuals that were created
following professional standards of Spanish teaching techniques for foreign students. We offer three
different levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced).
Placement test: We apply a placement test (oral and written) in order to
designate the language abilities of each student.
Curriculum: we provide students with an overview session of Costa Rican
culture and geography. Additionally, the class includes a four-hour workshop of Costa Rican
Spanish classes and volunteering: If you are interested in combining Spanish
classes with volunteering, please check on our volunteer program.
Agroecological farm: Spanish classes take place in beautiful classrooms
within the green areas of La Flor de Paraíso Agroecological farm. This farm is surrounded by
tropical gardens, a tropical forest, and organic agriculture. La Flor Alternative Spanish Institute
helps finance the environmental programs to children, teenagers and adults from the surrounding
communities of the farm. This farm is run by ASODECAH, a non-profit association.