I'm thinking of taking a holiday and studying Spanish in Costa Rica. Has anyone here heard of/used http://isls.com ? They seem to have a good presence there. Any other recommendations for language schools or things to do while I'm there? Cheers!
Is that the geographic area that you want to be in? It's really touristy up there. But if you want Subway, that's the place to be :)
Down by Montezuma (at the bottom of the same peninsula) there is a group called http://www.proyectomontezuma.org/ that seems to be doing a lot for the community. I know I've seen their staff working with local kids at the local elementary school (during regular hours) so I figure they're doing good (I might be mixing up my timeline, maybe they formerly worked at the school, but I don't think so). They're on Facebook too.
The Montezuma area is awesome. My blog posts tagged about it http://garysaid.com/tags/montezuma/ and my photo site of Montezuma and the general area http://montezumapacific.com/ I just REALLY enjoy it down that way.
There are a few other places down there too that offer Spanish, but I'd be tempted to start with them.
They offer all sorts of classes. I'm planning on taking a surfing class with them next time I'm down there (next month).
Gary about 6 years ago