Spanish in Action

Centro Cultural de Idiomas – Language School and Lodge…

offers complete classes in conversational Spanish. We have flexible courses and rates for your specific needs. Whether it’s a two-week Survival Course, two month Intensive Immersion course, or even if you’ll just be here for a few days, we can accommodate you.

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What is CCI?

Centro Cultural de Idiomas (CCI) is one of Costa Rica´s oldest and most respected language schools. We offer regular and intensive learning programs for Spanish, as well as English, French, Italian, and German. We’ve been helping people to learn languages since 1986!

At CCI all instructors use practical methods that develop grammar, pronunciation, listening, as well as oral skills, that will enable students to speak Spanish. In addition, in order to ensure both individual attention and full understanding, lessons are scheduled in small groups, usually no larger than four students.

Why Study with CCI?

Small Groups:

Our classes are conducted in groups no larger than four students. CCI’s team of specially trained instructors provides the guidance and personal attention you need to become a fluent Spanish speaker. In addition, we teach some of the idiosyncrasies of Costa Rican Spanish. We have experience working with students of all ages from around the world.

Host Families:

Our home stay program will help you increase your understanding of Spanish as well as give you the opportunity to learn about the lifestyle and culture of the Costa Rican people. Home stay provides immersion in the language and culture, allowing you to see typical Costa Rican family life. Our host families are carefully chosen to provide a clean, safe environment. Most host families have at least one member who speaks some English, in order to facilitate communication and avoid misunderstandings.


In addition to our home stays, we also have a lodge on the outskirts of Alajuela. The lodge offers 6 cabins with:

✓ Double & single bed
✓ Fan
✓ Hot water
✓ Terrace
✓ TV with cable

Also 12 fully furnished villas ( 4 to 8 students ) with full kitchen.

In addition, the lodge has:

✓ Private parking
✓ Swimming Pool
✓ Jacuzzi
✓ Bar Restaurant
✓ Telephone, fax, email
✓ Money Exchange
✓ Laundry
✓ Safety Box
✓ Taxi 24 hrs
✓ Tennis court and lessons

You can receive your Spanish classes in our institute, or at the lodge…your choice!