If you’re seeking a fresh departure from classroom learning or tedious foreign language programs that focus solely on the regurgitation of information, it’s time to start considering Spanish language schools in Costa Rica that offer something different and exciting! Our Spanish immersion opportunities are unlike any other language programs and strive to create an atmosphere where learning is complemented by culture, real-life interactions and consistent use.

We have three campusues located throughout Costa Rica. Study the language and explore the land with AEC Spanish Institute in Costa Rica! A.E.C offers full immersion Spanish programs at three unique campuses located in Costa Rica. We are the region’s most diverse and unique Spanish language institute and it’s our goal to provide quality Spanish programs for all ages.

Domincal Campus

Turialba Campus

Arenal Campus


An epic landscape!

Arenal provides a unique language experience. A one on one language program surrounded asstounding beauty.

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The real Costa Rica

Playa Dominical is Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Study Spanish in a tropical rural setting that is unique to any in all of Costa Rica.

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Immerse yourself!

Experience full language immersion in Turrialba. Live in an area that only speaks Spanish and experience the real Costa Rica.

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Study the language, explore the land!

A.E.C.’s programs have an approach to learning Spanish that’s outside of the everyday classroom experience? Eager to practice your mastery of the language in an environment that’s specifically suited to you? A.E.C. Spanish Institute believes that the best way to learn is to immerse yourself in the true culture of Costa Rica, which is why we offer many ways to make learn Spanish in Costa Rica.


“Truly a captivating educational experience!”

” My husband and our 12 year old daughter and I have spent over five weeks on two different trips at AEC’s Turrialba and Dominical campuses, so we can say with certainty that AEC offers a great experience for families wanting to learn Spanish. The staff, the administrators, the teachers and the host families are all warm, welcoming and wonderful….I have recommended the experience to many friends and families and all who have taken my suggestion also had a fantastic time. AEC offers a great combination of effective learning experiences, mixed with fun options for seeing Costa Rica: canyoneering, horseback riding, learning to surf, dancing and cooking lessons…it’s all good! Pura Vida!”Lori Lawson, Parent

Yes, the trip was an amazing experience for all. We all LOVED the new campus. Walking back to town was a perfect way to encourage kids to explore greater Turrialba and visit with the locals more. I know for many it will be the highlight of their high school careers.
David Brady , Bret Harte High School
We had a wonderful time. We appreciated the hospitality of Alicia and JC at Montanas de Agua. Alexandra and Javier took very good care of us Anjelica and Stephanie were excellent with the kids. We all came away knowing a little more Spanish and more about Costa Rica.
Monica Griffin, Parent
I was a bit skeptical that the immersion experience. The host families and the teachers were excellent. We returned two additional years to experience the same commitment, enthusiasm and fun as the first time. I can’t recommend this school enough.

Steve Wise, Parent


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