SPANISH AND SURF PROGRAM
We offer together with our partner surf school [IGUANA SURF] in Tamarindo a great Surf and Spanish Program. You will participate in the Spanish course of your choice and learn to surf or improve your surfing abilities in your free time during the week and on weekends.
Tamarindo, made famous by the classic film, “Endless Summer II”, is home of one of the most popular surf locations known worldwide and rank as a top-notch beach to learn to surf. The beaches in the area have diverse and excellent surf brakes with perfect waves and sandy beaches that attract surfers all year long to ride in its clean and warm waters. A true paradise that offers the perfect conditions for all levels of surfing from beginners to pro.
All the instructors are certified surf coaches by [ISA (International Surfing Association)] and will teach you not just how to surf, but how to enjoy the ride, and the most important of all, how to enjoy the learning process, in a lifetime experience. If you sign up for the 3 or 4 weeks Surf and Spanish Program you will have the opportunity of surfing in different beaches making your surfing experience even more complete.
The surf program can be combined with any of our Spanish courses, but take into consideration that while taking the intensive Spanish course (30 lessons per week) you may not have enough time to surf.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE SURF PROGRAM?
Surf lessons: 2 private lessons; Board rental: 1 week free; +Package: 10 photos.
Surf lessons: 3 private lessons; Board rental: 2 weeks free; +Package: 10 photos.
Surf lessons: 6 private lessons; Board rental: 3 weeks free; 1 surf trip to a nearby beach; 10 photos + a video analysis or 9 private lessons; Board rental: 3 weeks free; 10 photos + a video analysis.
Surf lessons: 8 private lessons; Board rental: 4 weeks free; 1 surf trip to a nearby beach; + free rash guard; 10 photos + a video analysis or 11 private lessons; Board rental: 4 weeks free; + free rash guard; 10 photos + a video analysis.
For more information on Daily Wave Reports, Videos, Break Descriptions, Map and GPS Coordinates for each beach in the 6 Costa Rica SurfZones check out [www.crsurfzone.com].
RATES - SURF PROGRAM
All rates are in USD. VAT included.
School holidays: There are no classes during the Easter Week from April 3rd - April 7th, 2023 (lodging runs normally). Additionally, the school will be closed from August 20th, 2023 - September 17th, 2023 (incl. lodging) and during Christmas week from December 25th - December 29th, 2023 (lodging runs normally). National holidays: January 1, April 10, May 1, July 24, August 14, December 1 and December 25. National holidays are subject to change. There is no refund for National Holidays.
LEVELS OF SPANISH
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST
Measure your command of the Spanish Language with the free WAYRA language proficiency test. WAYRA provide the opportunity for you, to test your proficiency level of the Spanish language. We have based this test on the standard grammar and vocabulary that you would find in any language-learning materials. WAYRA offer these tests for self-evaluation purposes only. You may find that your score on this test is not consistent with other tests you have taken.
A1: BREAKTHROUGH OR BEGINNER
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2: WAY STAGE OR ELEMENTARY
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1: THRESHOLD OR INTERMEDIATE
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2: VANTAGE OR UPPER INTERMEDIATE
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1: EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY OR ADVANCED
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2: MASTERY OR PROFICIENCY
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.