The integrated Spanish study program at Escuela Horizonte is based on three components: the Spanish language program, the afternoon activity program, and the homestay family program. The Spanish language program is specifically tailored to meet your needs as a beginning, intermediate or advanced student. You set the pace and determine the direction your class takes by stating what your expectations, goals, and needs are. Classes are Monday through Friday for four hours each day with a mixture of grammar, pronunciation, sentence structure, listening exercises, reading, and conversation. The afternoon activity program is designed to raise awareness about cultural issues relevant to Nicaragua such as the history, politics, and economics that have come to form the current Nicaragua. The homestay family program as well serves to provide you with opportunities to practice speaking Spanish while learning about Nica families and our culture. You will have a room of your own complete with meals and an opportunity to learn about Nicaragua from generous, open families.
Laguna de Apoyo Spanish School
We are the oldest school in Nicaragua with the most experienced and qualified teachers. Our school is operated by FUNDECI/GAIA, a registered Nicaraguan not-for-profit organization that works for protection of wild nature in Nicaragua. Our staff has trained most of the Spanish teachers currently working in Nicaragua. The FUNDECI/GAIA methodology is now used throughout Nicaragua (you can see copies of our literature in many of the other Spanish schools!). We are located in the Estacion Biologica, in a beautiful, rustic home on the edge of a clear, clean lake, in the Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Come learn Spanish with toucans and oropendolas singing above, take midnight swims in the clear, warm lake, go kayaking, birdwatching, scuba diving, and help us with our reforestation project. We also have rooms available for visits and long-term volunteers. We eat the best food in Nicaragua, organic vegetables and we drink prize-winning, organic, Fair-Trade coffee!
Location: Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve
Combine your personal or professional interests in culture, social and political systems, history, economy, ecology with learning a language. We offer year round classes with flexible schedules for beginner, intermediate and advanced students, taught by qualified native teachers with longstanding experience. The "Spanish only" methodology adapts to student's individual abilities, emphasizes real life interaction and communication skills. There is a maximum of 5 students per class, with individual classes also available. Visits to places of your interest (cooperatives, political parties, social project, cigar factories,etc.) are part of the course, so you can practice hands-on what you have been studying, get to know the country and our community. Live in a Nicaraguan family and experience the friendly hospitality of this warm people, the traditional meals and interesting conversations.
Nicaragua Spanish Institute
Spanish school located in a non tourist city in Nicaragua! Study Spanish in our Spanish school in Masaya the capital of the Nicaraguan folklore. The courses include interesting visits to local factories and artisan workshops, excursions to crater lakes and active volcanoes, volunteer opportunities, personalized classes adapted to students needs, class material included, internet available for students at no extra cost. One-on-one classes and groups with experienced Spanish instructors. Optional host families available.
Nicaragua Spanish Lessons
Spanish school in Granada, Nicaragua. The school offers immersion courses for individuals and small groups, high school and college students, travelers, nurses, medical students, general public, any age and nationality. All levels.All included. Amazing excursions to nature reserves and crater lakes, cultural activities,room and board with hospitable Granada families, class materials, internet and other communication facilities. Free registration on line.
Nicaragua Spanish Schools
Nicaragua Spanish Schools is a cooperative consortium of three independent Spanish language schools in Nicaragua. Together we offer one of Latin America's best values for a combined Spanish language, cultural immersion and educational tourism program within one of Latin America's friendliest, safest, and most interesting countries. NSS provides a total immersion Spanish language program that helps our students rapidly make gains in their Spanish language competency and confidence while learning about Nicaragua and Latin American culture. Our small only-in-Spanish classes, customized for each student's ability level and interests, are fun and designed to facilitate the most intensive direct learning of the Spanish language and culture. NSS is located at three diverse locations in Nicaragua which offer a variety of climates and regional perspectives for study. Each school's program takes advantage of its unique location by offering interesting cultural activities, excursions to historical and ecologically interesting sites, as well as opportunities for volunteer work with a wide variety of local organizations.
Location: Leon, Granada, San Juan del Sur
One on One Tutoring
Our Spanish school has been providing high-quality language training to travelers and professionals for almost 10 years, and is the only language school in Granada to have passed the rigorous INATEC certification process. One on One Tutoring is a Nicaraguan owned institution which assures you that the money invested by the students in Nicaragua stays in the community.
Our faculty is composed of qualified native Nicaraguan Spanish speaking instructors trained to teach Spanish as a second language. We present personalized classes to meet each student's need. Three instructors, specialized in different areas of the language, work side by side with each one of our students. We offer the opportunity to be part of an immersion program which will introduce you to various aspects of Latin American culture and its society.
Spanish Through Leadership - Nicaragua
Spanish Through Leadership is Latin America's only high school Summer Exchange. For high school Spanish students nothing can compare to living language and culture at the community level. Connecting to youth, sharing our way of life and recognizing the challenges we face is a powerful "life changing" Spanish experience. In 1998, we became part of the Wisconsin Public Schools International Programs, today through the success of our dynamic "Spanish Through Leadership" philosophy, we enroll students from Boston to San Francisco! Whether it be sports, the arts, academics, or music and dance, we provide rewarding opportunities for students to expand their language skills and build local friendships that continue long after summer.
The Sunset House of Learning
The Sunset House of Learning is for beginners or anyone wanting to improve their Spanish speaking skill, as well as take in all the beauty and nature that Nicaragua has to offer. Learn Spanish in the morning and enjoy the beach in the afternoon for one low price. We are located 18 miles from Leon on the beach Las Piñatas in a small fishing village. We encourage the students to mix with the local's to practice their Spanish. There will be Karaoke on Wednesday night, and a beach party for the students and the local's. If the student would like to do any volunteer work there are a lot of opportunities to do so.
Viva Spanish School
We are a new, dynamic school in the heart of Managua, and offer unique classes designed to nurture both the confidence and knowledge that leads to fluency. We believe that a solid foundation in all four skill areas, reading, writing, listening and speaking, is essential to achieve an effective level of communication. We stand out from the crowd because of our unique system of grammar teaching in English. Studying grammatical structures in your mother tongue guarantees thorough understanding, meaning you can then apply those structures in any other situation. We also rotate our teachers , meaning that you will have two different teachers in any class. The change of teacher brings a fresh perspective and lengthens your attention span. The classes are carefully coordinated so that your learning process is not interrupted, but rather enhanced by this rotation.
Location: Santo Domingo