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CPI Monteverde

The Centre Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI) offers high quality Spanish courses in the breathtaking mountain town of Monteverde. Once a month, the school holds a special “cultural weekend” and throughout their studies, students are offered a range of activities for their free time.

CPI has three schools in Costa Rica that follow the same teaching methods. You can take Spanish lessons in different towns but, as all of your classes are with CPI schools, you only have to pay the registration fee once. Why not start your Spanish course in Monteverde and then continue in Playa Flamingo or Heredia? This is just what Nadja Purtschert, a Swiss Olympic snowboarder, did during her trip to Costa Rica with Yalea. Find our more about Nadja's experience here.

The Monteverde school is a fifteen minute walk from the centre of Santa Elena. The modern school building is spread over two floors and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. All CPI teachers have a university diploma and, on average, two years of experience teaching Spanish.

The CPI team organizes a daily activity program including nature walks and dancing and cooking lessons. Some of these activities are free and others are offered at a reduced price. The CPI staff can also assist you to plan your own activities and weekend excursions, if you wish.

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School Facts

School size:

small

Classrooms:

19

High season:

June - July

United States of America
39%
Canada
18%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10%
Switzerland
7%
Germany
7%
Netherlands
5%
Japan
4%
France
3%
Austria
1%
Worldwide
6%

16 - 18 years old:

10%

19 - 23 years old:

20%

24 - 30 years old:

40%

31 - 50 years old:

20%

51 - 75 years old:

10%

Location

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas, 25 metros antes de llegar a la bomba, Monteverde / Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.

Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,840 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • In high season, some lessons take place in the afternoon
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1-4
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,528 USD (4 weeks)
  • 27.5 standard lessons per week
  • In high season, some lessons take place in the afternoon
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1-4
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,400 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
3,300 USD (4 weeks)
  • 27.5 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
2 - 4
Weeks: 2 - 4
2,080 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 private DELE exam preparation lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: The DELE study material costs depending on the level between 50 and 70 USD and needs to be paid for at the school.

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation

Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
800 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15-30 minutes
  • Laundry facilities available
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Private
Private
1,440 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5 minutes
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
  • Accommodation facilities include: Fully equipped communal kitchen | Communal area/shared living room | TV
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
940 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5 minutes
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
  • Accommodation facilities include: Fully equipped communal kitchen | Communal area/shared living room | TV
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
  • Only available for two people travelling together
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Private
Private
2,140 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-3
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
  • Accommodation facilities include: TV
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Kitchenette | Bedding | Towels
  • Only available for two people travelling together

Transfer

Contact us for more information.

Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
118 USD
Price: 118 USD
  • Transfer service: Saturday arrival, 1 night in a B&B in Heredia, Sunday transfer to Playa Flamingo

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.

2019-04-11 | 2019-04-18 - 2019-04-19 | 2019-05-01 | 2019-07-25 | 2019-08-02 | 2019-08-15 | 2019-09-15 | 2019-10-12 | 2019-12-25 | 2020-01-01

Reviews

Yalea Rating Index: Excellent

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