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Tico Lingo

Heredia, Costa Rica
About Tico Lingo
Tico Lingo is a language and cultural center devoted to teaching its students the Spanish language through cultural immersion and cross-cultural education. Our aim is to teach, immerse, and initiate a global understanding of Costa Rican culture. Complete with a library, a yoga studio, an organic fruit garden, and five class rooms, we offer students intensive Spanish lessons on site at our school in Costa Rica. We also offer a Homestay program where students live in the homes with local families and share two meals a day with them. Additional programs include Latin dance classes, yoga, adventure tours, cultural tours, and free conversational programs with local English students.
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Benefits to Intensive Group Classes:
• Small group classes are designed to facilitate interaction among all learners in the group.
• Groups can take the pressure off – everyone is in the struggle together!
• Others may ask questions that you’ve not thought of which can add clarity to each lesson.
• There is a lot of social interaction – make friends and find study partners!
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My 17-year-old son and I spent a week at Tico Lingo in late August 2019. This is a wonderful school; great teachers, a nice building (a very cool converted house within a neighborhood) and very attentive staff. My only Spanish immersion experiences in the past...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jeff34WI
Reviewed August 17, 2019

I did one week this summer with Tico Lingo and loved the experience! I wanted the week to be as intensive as possible, so I did private tutoring in the morning and then afternoon group classes. Everyone at Tico Lingo was professional, helpful, and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Julia S
Reviewed August 11, 2019

This summer I spent eight weeks at Tico Lingo in Heredia Costa Rica. I truly enjoyed every minute. Before the summer started, I knew basic Spanish conversation. After my time with the wonderful teachers and staff at Tico Lingo I was much more confident speaking...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Arichter94
Reviewed August 6, 2019

I just finished 6 weeks at Tico Lingo and cannot recommend it enough. I am a nurse practitioner student and wanted to improve my Spanish before heading into rotations next year. Not only did my Spanish significantly improve, I also met some of the warmest...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hdittrich
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

This was an absolutely amazing experience. Loved the homestay and the school is such an amazing community. Everyone made me feel right at home. I did the 2 hour tutor as well as the 4 hour class for a week. Loved both teachers I had...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dj4105
Reviewed August 6, 2019

I spent 8 weeks at Tico Lingo and cannot recommend it enough. Not only did I learn a ton, but I got to meet some really awesome people. My homestay family treated me like a part of the family and truly helped me feel like...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tessa T
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I went to Costa Rica through TicoLingo as an 18-year-old high school graduate. Throughout my three week stay I had a fantastic time learning Spanish and exploring parts of Costa Rica, particularly the city of Heredia, which contains the school and the homestays. The classes...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank fwalden
Reviewed July 27, 2019

I found Tico Lingo through a search for Spanish immersion and wildlife conservation. I was then led onto the website and discovered a great collective course they offer - Turtle Conservation and Spanish immersion, muy perfecto! In regards to the facilities, staff, and how the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Tom D
Reviewed July 25, 2019

Tico Lingo does an excellent job of providing its students with the immersive experience it promises. From the classes to the fellow students and the city of Heredia itself, I felt challenged and supported and excited throughout my time in Costa Rica. One of my...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank da9019
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

My wife chose Duo Lingo by chance, just selected a school from a web search. We were initially nervous about staying in someone's home, but came to love our host family after a short time #lifelongconnection. The instruction we received exceeded expectation, our instructor was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MnJaLo
Tico_Lingo_Spanish, Public Relations Manager at Tico Lingo, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Hi guys! We're so happy you loved your time here! You both brought positive energy to the school and we're glad you could be part of the Tico Lingo family, even for such a short time. ¡Siguen explorando y hablando español! Pura Vida Tico Lingo...More

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