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Playa Tamarindo

Why you'll love EF Playa Tamarindo

Unique location in a colonial building bordering lush forest with exotic wildlife

Bright classrooms with the latest teaching technology

On-campus residence with private swimming pool and sun deck

Horse riding, canopy tours, organized excursions to Rio Celeste, Catamaran, Arenal Volcano, Nicaragua, etc.

5-minute walk to the beach, shops, markets and nightlife

Playa Tamarindo is one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations, and students at our centrally located school make the most of its stunning surf beaches, lush wildlife and stylish village. Housed in a former resort hotel, our intimate center has a private pool and easy access to canopy tours, rainforest waterfalls and the leatherback turtle nesting grounds of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas.

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Colonial building

EF Centro Internacional de Idiomas Costa Rica
150m sur Hotel Jardin del Eden, Guanacaste
Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica

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Guaranteed results. You’ll advance one level every six weeks – thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion.

  • EF GENERAL COURSE

    Gain a sound understanding of a language through a well-rounded course.

    26

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    • 16 General Language Lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 4 Special Interest Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Level:
    Beginner to Advanced

    Start date:
    Every Monday, year round

    Length:
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course:
    from enrollment

    Online post-course:
    3 months included for all General English courses

    Description:
    This carefully composed course is designed to help you move up one course level of ability every six weeks. EF’s General Course includes 26 morning and afternoon lessons taught both in the classroom and iLab – focused on communicating clearly in everyday language (total tuition time of 17 hours, 20 minutes). You’ll also benefit from 4 Special Interest Lessons, which focus your studies on the subjects you enjoy and help you reach your academic goals – whether it’s your destination’s culture or preparing for an official exam.

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  • Additional Language Exams

    Demonstrate your language level in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin or Japanese with an official language proficiency exam.

    • 10 TOEFL Exam Preparation
    • 10 Cambridge Exam Preparation Special Interest Lessons

    French

    Le Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF)

    Le Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française (DALF)

    Certificat Européen de Langue Française (Certificat de Français)

    Le Certificat Pratique de Français

    Certificat de Français du Tourisme et de l’Hôtellerie (CFTH)

    Spanish

    Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE)

    Diploma Superior de Español de Los Negocios (DSEN) and Diploma Intermedio de Español de Los Negocios (DIEN)

    German

    Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache

    Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf

    Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom

    Italian

    Certificato di Conoscenza (CLIDAS)

    Mandarin

    Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)

    Japanese

    Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT levels N3-N5)

    Contact us to learn about exam dates and testing locations.

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  • EF VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

    Refine your language skills while volunteering with an organization.

    Description:
    This program combines volunteer experience of 50 hours or more with a minimum 8-week EF Language Course. In addition to making progress toward fluency in your language course with interactive lessons inside and outside of the classroom, you’ll enrich your understanding of the language by volunteering parttime at a local organization. You’ll develop specialized language skills and gain experience in an international environment – all documented with an EF Certificate of Volunteer Experience.

    Available in:
    ll EF school’s in the USA and Canada

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  • EF BASIC COURSE

    Focus on how to communicate and enjoy lots of free time.

    20

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    • 16 General Language Lessons
    • 2 iLab Language Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Level:
    Beginner to Advanced

    Start date:
    Every Monday, summer only (In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa summer is Jan-Mar)

    Length:
    2 to 12 weeks

    Online pre-course:
    from enrollment

    Description:
    Combine plenty of free time abroad with 20 morning and afternoon language lessons a week (total tuition time of 13 hours and 20 minutes) – combining General Language Lessons, iLab Language Lessons and Lecture Sessions. This course concentrates on understanding and speaking the language in practical situations. You’ll benefit from a comprehensive materials, personalized instruction and interactive classtime.

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Prices for Playa Tamarindo

With start dates every Monday and programs ranging from 2 to 52 weeks, you can study when it’s most convenient for you.

Tuition, accommodation and meals included

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