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  • Welcome to the tropical paradise of Costa Rica, Central America.

  • This is a country with lush jungles,

  • dramatic mountains,

  • blue waterfalls,

  • and an incredible wildlife to discover.

  • These lands have been inhabited for over 10,000 years,

  • but it was Christopher Columbus who gave them the name Costa Rica, the 'Rich Coast',

  • when he visited in 1502.

  • The people from Costa Rica, lovingly called "ticos",

  • really know how to enjoy the good life.

  • Costa Rica has beautiful coastlines, on the Carribean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

  • The EF school is located on the Pacific coast, in the famous beach town of Playa Tamarindo.

  • The atmosphere is young and friendly - and there are great waves to surf!

  • The EF school building is a renovated, colonial style hacienda,

  • located in the center of town.

  • The classrooms open out to the surrounding tropical garden.

  • The building has all the facilities of a modern language school.

  • There is an interactive language lab,

  • and free wireless Wi-Fi Internet access in the lounges and the garden.

  • The school's own swimming pool is a great place to hang out

  • with new friends after class.

  • The Spanish spoken in Costa Rica is very clear, with a neutral accent

  • that is easily understood in all Spanish-speaking countries.

  • EF's courses cover all elements of language learning,

  • with the greatest emphasis on quickly becoming fluent in everyday Spanish.

  • My name is Edwin Villegas Castro.

  • I'm the School Director at the EF school in Costa Rica.

  • Besides the general Spanish classes we also offer Special Interest classes,

  • for example a preparation course for the DELE exam,

  • classes about Spanish slang vocabulary, “Famous People from Latin America

  • and our most fun class: “Latin American Musicwith salsa and merengue.

  • Staying with a "tico" host family is a wonderful way

  • to learn more about Costa Rica.

  • Students who want more independence can choose to live in the EF residence,

  • located just steps away from the school.

  • The rooms are spacious with large balconies overlooking

  • the gardens or the swimming pool.

  • At lunchtime everybody eats together at the school's own "soda",

  • or Costa Rican style cafeteria, with tables in the garden.

  • You can eat very well in Costa Rica; traditional dishes such as rice and beans,

  • fish, meat and tropical fruits. - Enjoy your meal!

  • The beaches along the coastline are world-famous for surfing.

  • EF even arranges surfing courses just a few minutes' walk from school.

  • The EF activities team organizes sports, excursions and fun adventures

  • every day, as well as on the weekends.

  • This weekend, for example, we will do a canopy tour, rafting,

  • we're going to ride horses, and we're going to a beautiful place

  • with a waterfall where we can swim. We're going to have a great day!

  • In the evenings, many students join dance classes

  • learning exotic, tropical dance moves before hitting the dancefloors in town.

  • Welcome to EF Playa Tamarindo, where learning Spanish is "pura vida"!

Welcome to the tropical paradise of Costa Rica, Central America.

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    阿多賓 posted on 2013/10/20
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