Academia Tica

Academia Tica is proud to be one of the first Spanish schools in Costa Rica and one of the longest standing since 1986. 

We’re a Costa-Rican run business with finesse for quality. This has been recognized with an Instituto Cervantes Accredited Center certification, the most important qualification for schools that teach Spanish as a foreign language.

Academia Tica is also an official DELE Exam Center. We have been officially awarded the title: “El mejor lugar del mundo para aprender español” or “The best place in the world to learn Spanish” by our former student Brian Reid

We Offer:

General Spanish Courses
Our course offer starts at 20 group lessons per week which you can combine with 5 or 10 private lessons. You can also take individual Spanish lessons from 2 to 30 per week.

DELE Exam & Preparation
Prepare with us and take the DELE Exam right here in Costa Rica. Studying at Academia Tica will give you a great advantage for success in the exam!

Surf & Spanish Course
Year-round good waves make our home beach one of the best places to learn to surf. Take professional advice and have a good time in some world-famous spots.

Spanish Traveling Classroom
A unique opportunity to travel Costa Rica and learn Spanish at the same time, and at an unbeatable price. Join us in our favorite activities, something new everyday!

Contact / Enquiry

Visit WebsiteEnquiry

Academia Tica Reviews

My experience at Academia Tica

Overall, my experience at the school was a good one. I spent a period of 6 months & I must say that I’ve come a very long way. At the beginning of my course I had a begginers level spanish, & at the end of my program I obtained advanced intermediate.

The teachers are very friendly & interactive. They’re also amazing at what they do. The staff is as well very friendly, especially the secretary Dannia who was absolutely amazing in helping the students & I find weekend activities, or just being open & willing to help converse & improve your spanish.

I stayed at 2 homes in the Coronado campus, they were both fairly nice. I did have a chance to visit the Jaco campus which I think is very beautiful. Being from The Bahamas it was nice to get some little sunshine & beach time away from the cold/ rainy mountains.

If you’re looking to learn Spanish in a more fun, relaxed, party atmosphere I would recommend Jaco. However if you’re like myself & you want to be as focused with minimal distractions as possible, I would recommend Coronado. Either way, both campuses are great.

Overall, I would definitely rate this experience a 4.5 out of 5 stars. The only complaint I’d say was the prices of some of the activities they have to offer. Most of the activities I decided to do on my own (traveling/excursions) ended up being far less than what it would’ve cost me had I booked it with the school.

I would definitely reccomend this program to anyone interested in studying Spanish abroad.

By: Abigail Miller
Nationality: Bahamian
Age: 23

Prospective View of Life

My native tongue is Spanish because my family is all Mexican and I have been to Mexico before so I thought this trip would be a piece of cake. I thought this only to discover that no place or country is similar. Throughout my stay in Costa Rica I was welcomed wholeheartedly by hand picked people based on my experience here and personality. My host family was incredible and are now some people I would consider as my second family as we still keep in touch in year later.
The school part was what I thought I wouldn’t have troubles with, but actually they start off the course testing you and analyzing your true knowledge of Spanish. I got placed in the most advanced class and throughout that class, I realized just how much more practice I needed to perfect my second language. The teachers were extremely passionate about informing us about all the wonders of Costa Rica and determined that we left with a better understanding of the language of Spanish. That is exactly how I left the borders of Costa Rica.
If you have never been to another country before, you’re scared to leave the borders of your homeland, or if you’re the least bit interested in coming and experiencing this journey please do it. Coming back from Costa Rica, it made me realize how much I was taking some things for advantage here in the US. My life changed for the better just after two weeks of being overseas. Being there and through the school of Academia Tica, you’ll get to experience the beautiful fauna of the jungles, see a new culture and be welcomed as one of their own.

By: Bianca
Nationality: American
Age: 19

Have you booked with Academia Tica? Please share your experience and submit your review.





About  |  Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Company A-Z  |  Advertise  |  Press  |  Contact

One World 365 © 2007 - 2017