The Spanish Institute La Flor offeres guests the opportunity to learn spanish in an authentic rural Costa Rican community, surrounded by mountains and nature's beauty. Intensive spanish classes (6 hours/day) are offered Monday through Friday. We can tailor classes to meet your language ability and scheduling needs. We teach in small groups, but also offer classes on an one-on-one basis. Classes are dynamic with diverse teaching techniques. Professors: La Flor Alternative Spanish Institute has trained instructors who have many years of teaching experience (generally over 5 years) with both groups and individuals. Classes are taught with conversational emphasis. Original workbooks: We provide students with our own manuals that were created following professional standards of Spanish teaching techniques for foreign students. We offer three different levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced). Placement test: We apply a placement test (oral and written) in order to designate the language abilities of each student. Curriculum: we provide students with an overview session of Costa Rican culture and geography. Additionally, the class typically includes a four-hour workshop of Costa Rican cuisine. Spanish classes and volunteering: If you are interested in combining Spanish classes with volunteering, please check on our volunteer program. Agroecological farm: Spanish classes take place in classrooms within the community of Finca La Flor. The farm includes a botanical garden, medicinal garden, a tropical forest, and organic agriculture. La Flor Alternative Spanish Institute helps finance environmental education programs which teach sustainability principals to children, teenagers and adults from the surrounding communities. This farm is run by ASODECAH, a non-profit association.