Spanish Language Programs for Teens in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica       Teen Spanish Programs - High School Spanish Progra...
The Teen Spanish Program in Academia de Español D’Amore is set up as a fullSpanish immersion experience. In class all of t...
include visits to the Manuel Antonio National Park, time spent on the beach, Canopy,Mangroves and Rainforest tours, Our sc...
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  1. 1. Spanish Language Programs for Teens in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Teen Spanish Programs - High School Spanish Programs Abroad Manuel Antonio - Costa RicaOverviewEach summer the Academia de Español D’Amore Spanish Immersion Center sets upa Teen Spanish language program in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Located adjacentto the Manuel Antonio National Park, the program is ideal due to the fact that thetown is both safe and provides a complete Spanish immersion environment.Over the years we feel the Costa Rica hasproven itself to be one of the best countries tooffer a Teen Spanish language program in.Costa Rica is safe, the Spanish language isclear and easy to learn, and the countryoffers a vast array of outdoor activities to do.Teens (high school students) that come toManuel Antonio, Costa Rica to study andlearn Spanish will find a city surrounded byrainforest and beach, a perfect environmentin which to study and learn Spanish in. Students hear very little English and haveplenty of opportunity to practice the Spanish that are learning in the Spanish class.Academia de Español D’Amore hosts the Costa Rica Teen Spanish Program in theManuel Antonio area. Host families are located within a short distance to the busstation in Quepos and 15 minutes bus ride to the Spanish language school. Typicallythe teens participating in the Spanish program are hosted in families near around thebus station; compose by mother, father and sons, with vast experience hostingteenagers.Teen (High School) Spanish Language Program in Costa RicaThe Teen Spanish Program in Costa Rica schedules Spanish classes from Mondaythrough Friday (8:30 pm to 12:30pm), with 20 minutes break from 10:30 am to 10:50am. All teachers at the Spanish language school in Academia de Español D’Amoreare native Spanish speakers from Costa Rica, well professional prepare with morethan 3 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language. Costa Rica Telefax: (506) 2-777-0233 - Wisconsin Telefax: (262) 367-8598 - California Telefax: (818) 434-7290 - ACADEMIA DE ESPAÑOL DAMORE - Manuel Antonio - kilometer # 3, next to Tulemar Bungalows Web www.academiadamore.com - Email info@academiadamore.com
  2. 2. The Teen Spanish Program in Academia de Español D’Amore is set up as a fullSpanish immersion experience. In class all of the high school students are taughtcompletely in Spanish using our books based in the Communicative ApproachLearning process. Creating an environment where they study and learn and speak inSpanish, the teens will quickly acquire the Spanish language. Each Spanish classhas a maximum of 5 teens. The reason the groups in the Teen Spanish Program arekept small is that the Spanish school in Academia D’Amore wants to make sure each high school student gets a very personalized and interactive experience. Outside of class, during free time during the weekends, the high school students in the Teen Spanish Program will participate in various cultural activities or excursions around Quepos area, most of the time host families participate with them too.2009 Start Dates for the Costa Rica Teen Spanish Language ProgramIn 2009 the Teen Spanish Program in Costa Rica will begin on June 14th andterminate on August 15th. Teen Spanish students can start the Spanish program onANY Monday between the start and end of the program. We recommend that anyparticipant of the Costa Rica Teen Spanish program sign up for at least a 2 weekstay. If this is not possible we can accept a registration for a one week Teen SpanishProgram.Participants in the Teen Spanish Program should arrive in Costa Rica on the Sundayprior to their first day of classes and should leave on the Saturday after their last dayof classes. It is possible to arrange extra nights of accommodations and meals if youhave to arrive a little earlier or stay later. The cost per extra night for the TeenSpanish Program in Costa Rica is $40.Activities & Excursions Included With the Costa Rica Teen SpanishProgramThe main portion of the Teen Spanish Program focuses on studying and learningSpanish. However a key aspect which makes the program so popular is theopportunity to see and do interesting and fun things in Quepos area. Students will beable to visit and array of interesting sites in Quepos, Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica,additionally, there is some fund adventures style trips planned as well. Excursions Costa Rica Telefax: (506) 2-777-0233 - Wisconsin Telefax: (262) 367-8598 - California Telefax: (818) 434-7290 - ACADEMIA DE ESPAÑOL DAMORE - Manuel Antonio - kilometer # 3, next to Tulemar Bungalows Web www.academiadamore.com - Email info@academiadamore.com
  3. 3. include visits to the Manuel Antonio National Park, time spent on the beach, Canopy,Mangroves and Rainforest tours, Our school suggests and organize tours to them forweekends. Excursions are offered wither in the free time or during the weekends.As a reinforcement of this Teen Spanish Immersion Program, we also offer freeclasses that incorporate the interaction of our students with Costa Rican culture.These classes are more than just a bit of fun. Rather, they are another unique andmemorable way to further ones Spanish skills: Latin Dance Classes (Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia): Here you will learn how to dance Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia in a fun and entertaining way. You will learn the origin and history of these dances as well as vocabulary of the human body. Working from the very basic steps to the most artistic pirouettes, you will feel the rhythm of Latin music while moving your body in a healthy and relaxing way. You can practicewhat you have learned with "ticos and ticas" in the various dancing locales of ManuelAntonio, and Quepos. You will make friends and improve your Spanish whiledancing the night away.Tropical Fruit Classes: Here you will learn the names of some of the most uniqueand delicious fruits in the world. Chances are you will experience the flavor of fruityou have never seen before. As a hidden bonus, you will learn vocabulary regardingshapes, sizes, colors and more.Latin Music Classes: Music and lyrics are one of the most productive strategies tolearn Spanish and the culture that is behind it. You will strengthen your listeningcomprehension skills, grammar patterns, and increase your vocabulary whileenjoying some of the most popular Latin American and Spanish singers. Listen,learn, and sing with the most beautiful songs of love, life, and passion. We invite youto bring your musical instruments and play, while singing songs that will captivateyour heart and enhance your love for Costa Rican and Latin American culture andfolklore.Surf Lessons also can be organized to those who are interested in. Costa Rica Telefax: (506) 2-777-0233 - Wisconsin Telefax: (262) 367-8598 - California Telefax: (818) 434-7290 - ACADEMIA DE ESPAÑOL DAMORE - Manuel Antonio - kilometer # 3, next to Tulemar Bungalows Web www.academiadamore.com - Email info@academiadamore.com
  4. 4. Costa Rica Teen Spanish Program Costs Length of Study Host Family 2 meals / day1 week $5132 weeks $10103 weeks $1340 Age Limits 12-17 yrs.4 weeks $1655Extra Week Cost $425The Costa Rica Teen Spanish Program includes Spanish classes. Social andcultural activities, Accommodations in a single room with a local host family, 2meals per day. Excursions are not including.What Is Included In The Cost of Costa Rica Teen Spanish Program?• Four classes per day of group Spanish classes (M-F)• Private room with a local Costa Rican host family• 2 meals per day with the Costa Rican host family• All activities and excursions• Books, material, handouts, etc.• Laundry service with the Costa Rican host family• Free internet service – wireless availableArrival into San Jose for the Costa Rica Teen Spanish ProgramThe student needs to book a flight into San Jose, Costa Rica. Arriving time should beSunday morning in order that theyhave time to come down toQuepos and Manuel Antonio.Flight information is required 2weeks prior to the start of the TeenSpanish Program so that transferarrangements can be arranged.They will met host family onSunday afternoon, Mondaymorning they will need to be at ourschool at 8:00 am for finalregistration details, oral proficiencyinterview, orientation hour and classes. Costa Rica Telefax: (506) 2-777-0233 - Wisconsin Telefax: (262) 367-8598 - California Telefax: (818) 434-7290 - ACADEMIA DE ESPAÑOL DAMORE - Manuel Antonio - kilometer # 3, next to Tulemar Bungalows Web www.academiadamore.com - Email info@academiadamore.com
  5. 5. Costa Rica Teen Spanish Program SupervisionThe Teen Spanish Program has a level of adult supervision that can be classified asMODERATE. Your teen is expected to mature enough to follow our Rules.Additionally the teen must be able to follow directions from the Teen Program Director or any other staff of the school and the host family. The host families used for the Teen Spanish Program are selected due to proximity to the Spanish school as well as their ability to accommodate the specific needs and attention of the teens in the Teen Spanish Program. The high school students will be supervised while at the school, in the homestay, and during activities and excursions. They are not supervised walking to and from theschool. Additionally there are times when classes are not in session and before orafter an excursion when there is free time and the students are unsupervised. This iswhy we require your teen to have an exceptional level of maturity. If you have anydoubts about the maturity level of your teen, then this program is not for your teen. Costa Rica Telefax: (506) 2-777-0233 - Wisconsin Telefax: (262) 367-8598 - California Telefax: (818) 434-7290 - ACADEMIA DE ESPAÑOL DAMORE - Manuel Antonio - kilometer # 3, next to Tulemar Bungalows Web www.academiadamore.com - Email info@academiadamore.com

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