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You REALLY do improve your spanish

located very close to the mall so after classes we would go and apply the Spanish we learned as... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Jatu A
Incredible Experience!!

My experience at CRLA far surpassed my expectations. Not only were they able to masterfully place... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Azana G
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If you want to learn Spanish in Costa Rica, make sure that you will have an authentic cultural experience.If you wanted to study French in France, wouldn't you prefer that the school be owned by French people? Or if you studied German in Germany...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| Barrio Dent, 300 north, 75 south of Hyundai in Los Yoses, San Pedro 1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

located very close to the mall so after classes we would go and apply the Spanish we learned as customers at the nearby mall.

Thank Jatu A
StaffCRLA, Owner at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hi Jatu! Thank you very much for your review! We are very glad to hear that you were able to improve and practice your Spanish here at CRLA! Looking forward to having you back here in the near future!

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My experience at CRLA far surpassed my expectations. Not only were they able to masterfully place each student in a class based on an accurate skill level assessment, but the classes were small and personalized, all led by instructors who were invested in your growth....More

Thank Azana G
StaffCRLA, Owner at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hi Azana, Thank you very much for this wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that you had such a great experience at CRLA. We'll make sure we pass this review to everybody here at the school. We look forward to having you back...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Overall CRLA is an exceptional program. It is well organized from the first inquiry to the day you leave. Their airport pick-up was easy and clear. They put me in the right language level class and I learned a lot! I enjoyed the dancing classes...More

Thank Xin-Lee5
StaffCRLA, Owner at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Dear Xin-Lee5 Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience at CRLA. We’ll make sure we share it with our staff. It is very important for us that our students learn and improve...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

I spent three weeks at this academy learning Spanish, and I loved it! They set me up in a Spanish speaking household, and helped me with all of my weekend travels. I had an amazing teacher there named Laura, and classes typically stay small enough...More

1  Thank Madison G
StaffCRLA, Owner at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Madison! Thank you very much for your review! It means the world to us to know that after so long you still remember what a great experience you had a CRLA! We would love to have you back here in the near future and...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

My daughter recently spent a week at CRLA working with Boris on her Spanish language skills. He was FANTASTIC as was the entire staff at CRLA!! She had previously taken 4 years of Spanish in the US, and in one week, she dramatically expanded her...More

1  Thank Greg S
StaffCRLA, Owner at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Greg We are so glad that your daughter had such a great experience at CRLA! We are looking forward to having her back here very soon and we’ll make sure we pass this message to Boris and the rest of our staff. Thank you...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

I have been to this school several times. I have also tried other language schools and can say that by far this has been the best. Great teachers and staff. Well located and an easy walk to downtown San Jose. Staff does a great job...More

1  Thank Patricio S
StaffCRLA, Propietario at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Patricio, Thank you very much! We really appreciate your review. It is really rewarding for us to know that our students are happy and satisfied with our program and that they feel comfortable at our school. Looking forward to having you back here in...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

With all the positive reviews, I had high expectations for CRLA and I'm happy to report that the school exceeded my expectations. It's hard to say what was the best part of the program. The instructors were top notch, the staff kind and helpful and...More

1  Thank Renanzel
StaffCRLA, Owner at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Dear Renanzel! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this beautiful and complete review. It means the world to us, not only that you had such a great experience, but that you decided to share it with the public. I am sure...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Excellent instructor and logical flow to the instruction. The emphasis is on conversation and discussions topics that are of interest to participants. The work book is also easy to use. Front desk staff are all helpful, facilities are clean, all in all a terrific experience.

Thank Wendy S
StaffCRLA, Owner at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Wendy! Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad to hear that you had such a great experience. We look forward to have you back here in the near future. Best regards!

Reviewed 19 December 2016

I actually went to the school in 2007 and had a great experience. The homestay was great family. The teachers were amazingly patient and helpful. Would highly recommend. Thinking about going back for another month soon.More

Thank iluv2traveltheworld
StaffCRLA, Propietario at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Dear Iluv2traveltheworld It's very nice to hear from you after all these years and we are very glad to know that you still remember the great experience you had here at CRLA! We would love to have you back here in the near future! Best...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016

I actually went to CRLA 8 years ago and it honestly changed my life. It's an amazing school the staff were so helpful and welcoming and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect home stay family. I still miss my mama tica!! :'( If...More

1  Thank Kirsten D
StaffCRLA, Owner at Costa Rican Language Academy CRLA, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Dear Kirsten, We are beyond thrilled to know that after 8 years you feel that coming to CRLA was a life changing experience. It makes us feel very happy and proud. Thank you for sharing it. We will be honored to have you back here...More

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Hi AHTrip201 Thank you very much for your email. We will be very happy to have your 16 year old at our school to take Spanish lessons. For him/her to come on their own, you only need to fill out a parents' consent in advance... More
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