Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Hello all,

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a brilliant 2007. 2008 is going to be a huge year. Thank you for visiting the Spanish Por Favor Blog. Check back often, we will be sending out our newsletter shortly. Live well.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Study, learn and live Spanish in San Pedro, Costa Rica

Spanish Por Favor has added a new Spanish school in Samara beach, Costa Rica!

Learning Spanish abroad in Samara Beach, Costa Rica is one of many language immersion programs offered by Spanish Por Favor.

Our ASLS in San Pedro, Costa Rica has been teaching Spanish to foreigners since 1979. The school is known for being one of the first Spanish language schools in all of Costa Rica. In addition, the school has been chosen among other Spanish language schools in Costa Rica by several foreign universities for their Spanish and cultural immersion programs.

The school is located in a quiet, upscale residential neighborhood, approximately twenty minutes from downtown San Jose. San Jose is the cultural hub of Costa Rica and there is much to do and see here.

Please read more about our Spanish immersion program in San Pedro, Costa Rica.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Study, learn, and live Spanish in Samara Beach, Costa Rica!

Spanish Por Favor has added a new Spanish school in Samara beach, Costa Rica!

Anyone can now study, learn and live Spanish abroad in Samara, Costa Rica. This Spanish immersion program is one of many language immersion programs offered by Spanish Por Favor.

Learn Spanish with Spanish Por Favor!Samara is perfect setting for those students who want to learn and study Spanish in one of the most relaxed and friendly beach towns of Costa Rica. People of all ages and backgrounds can learn Spanish abroad in Samara, Costa Rica.

Learn Spanish in Samara, Costa Rica!
The school’s beach-front location makes it an ideal destination for those seeking a laid-back atmosphere in which to acquire a new language.

Nearby restaurants and open air café-bars provide ample places to relax and chat with friends, drink coffee or try the delicious local fresh fruit shakes.

The Affiliate Spanish Langauge School in Samara, Costa Rica attracts students of all ages and from around the world! Learn, study and live Spanish in Samara, Costa Rica!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Spanish Por Favor goes to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic!

Today was a great day for Spanish Por Favor. Today, our newly hired VP of Global Strategy, Sir Alex Cutler, evaluated our new Affiliate Spanish Language school in the Dominican Republic.

We now have the best Spanish language school in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to offer our clients.

Spanish Por Favor learned through our market research initiatives that our clients wanted to be in the Dominican Republic, so we made it happen for them. We are continuously working hard to provide our clients with exceptional programs and services. To date, Spanish Por Favor has added 9 Spanish language schools in 2007.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Learn Spanish in Samara, Costa Rica.

I returned from Costa Rica over four days ago and oh do I miss the sun and delicious fresh fruit! We visited Samara, Costa Rica and evaluated a Spanish language schools there. Spanish Por Favor offers Spanish immerison education in Samara, Costa Rica. Please read more...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

We are back from Costa Rica!

LEARN SPANISH WITH SPANISH POR FAVORWow, what a beautiful country Costa Rica is! This is my third time in Costa Rica. I was there in 2002 and 2004. Both times I studied Spanish in San Jose.

This trip we evaluate three Spanish language schools. The first Spanish language school was in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Learn Spanish with Spanish Por FavorThe second and third Spanish language schools were in Manuel Antonio and Playa Samara, Costa Rica.

We have much to share about these experiences and much to describe about the Spanish language schools in Costa Rica.

Stay tuned, I will write more about them in the near future!

Live well.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

We are off to Costa Rica to evaluate three schools!

It is snowing in Chicago right now. I’m looking out of my third floor condo window and all of the trees and cars are bright white. Tonight is the first heavy snow of the winter.

We are off to Costa Rica to evaluate three Spanish language schools to add to our portfolio of Affiliate Spanish Language Schools. Our first stop is to the capital, San Jose. Then we’re off the the beach! We will visit two beach towns on this trip. The first beach town is called Manuel Antonio. It is known for it’s national park, diverse wildlife, and white sand beaches. I’ve been to Costa Rica twice, been all over the country and think that Manuel Antonio is the most developed beach town in Costa Rica. The second beach town we will visit is Playa Samara. These beautiful beach towns are both on the Pacific side of the country.

Think Abroad only selects the best Affiliate Foreign Language Schools (AFLS) abroad. We do this by objectively looking at the essential elements that enhance learning and promote having fun! Below you can read about what we measure when evaluating a potential AFLS.

In short, we evaluate the quality of each of these categories when evaluating potential schools:
  • School facilities
  • Teachers
  • Accommodations (homestay, hotel, & apartment)
  • Telecommunication, Technology and Internet
  • Course and Specialty Course
  • Extra perks
  • Transportation options
  • Credibility (affiliations, past student testimonials, accreditations)
  • Safety policies and protocols
  • Costs and fees

All AFLS are unique and offer specialty courses and programs (kids, medical, volunteer, teens, 50+, law enforcement, one-on-one, intern, etc), which is guaranteed to enhance the experience abroad. I will write about our experiences and share photos when I return. Peace!