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Learn Spanish with one of the
longest running Spanish programs in Costa Rica.

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.

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.



With the most diverse locations in all of Costa Rica a truly unique, immersive experience awaits. Our patient and nurturing teaching staff and our world renowned adventure staff create lifelong learning experiences for all who attend.

The Green Season Discounts for 2017

During this time we would like to share our green season discount that is starting August 14th through December 15th. Discounts of 10% are based on the Standard or Intensive language programs only. Weekly housing on campus in Dominical will be discounted to $100.00 per week for a private room. If you have friends and family that are interested in coming down during the green season, they can receive an additional discount! They just have to tell AEC who recommended them coming to the institute! Contact AEC for more details

Green Season Facts

The green season is also called the wet season, or Costa Rican winter, and lasts from May through November.  Temperatures are comfortable, averaging in the 70’s in the Central Valley and 80’s on the coast. The term “green” season perfectly summarizes the country’s lush countryside during this time of year.   Green season months are also the best for some of the country’s top activities, including turtle watching in Tortuguero, surfing in the Pacific, whitewater rafting, and whale watching along the Osa Peninsula.

4 Reasons to Attend AEC in the Green Season

#1 No Crowds

While summer vacationers flood the country from June to July, the rest of the green season sees a lull and diminished crowds. At Rainforest Adventures’ Atlantic park, less than an hour from San Jose and on the border of Braulio Carrillo National Park, that could mean zipping through the forest like you own the place.


Impossible as it seems, the green season is proof that Costa Rica can be even more lush, abundant, and, well, green. Frequent rains power blooming fruits and flowers, which draw more birds and butterflies, like the blue morpho. Watch it unfold when you wander the new hummingbird and orchid gardens at Rainforest Adventures.


More rain not only makes white water rafting possible, it often stirs up Costa Rica’s biggest, baddest, and most furious rapids. Join outfitter Explornatura, for a paddle—and heart-thumping thrills—down the Pacuare River, which can dish up class IV rapids in green season.


Hotels drop their rates significantly in green season, which runs from May to mid-December, charging about 30 percent less than during the drier high season. In August, rates dip to their lowest, and are discounted as much as 50 percent.

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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.


An epic landscape!

Arenal provides a unique language experience. A truly one on one language program surrounded astounding beauty of Arenal.

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The real Costa Rica

Playa Dominical is on Costa Rica’s stunning Pacific Coast. Study Spanish in a 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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