About the school
Let us tell you a bit about our story. We have almost 16 years being in contact with languages. Initially, Alejandra (Alex) worked for a Spanish School at Curridabat where she realized her love for Spanish Teaching as a Second Language. Later, we had the opportunity to open, with Alejandra’s mother, a Spanish School at San Pedro, which in two years was moved to Curridabat (Epifania Spanish School). It was until then, where we analyzed the possibility to open a new school at a different location and we decided to come and explore new opportunities in Escazu.
In July of 2010, we started the new Spanish School in San Rafael of Escazú.
On August 4, 2010 Spanish School for Residents and Expats, opened its doors to students living in Costa Rica for a long time and being here for different reasons (study, work, retirement, etc.). Practically, we started in a small nicely decorated and super cozy garage, but so soon it became bigger as the result of the number of students requesting our services. In February 2014, after nearly six months of seeking larger premises is when we found our second house where we stayed for 3 years. In February 2017, we decided to move our school to a new place. Now the School is at our House, yes now we are sharing our house with our students. We have a special program for students who want to stay in our house and study with us !!
It´s a very large house in San Rafael de Escazú (here you can see our map) where you can enjoy all the facilities and an excellent learning process. Thanks to its strategic location, students are able to arrive by car, bus or walking and take advantage of our parking area. Currently, we have 6 classrooms with a capacity for 6 students each and also we have a big terrace for more than 50 people.
According to our teaching methodology we prefer small groups, therefore these rooms are very suitable for our programs. At Spanish School for Residents you can find different social areas, offices, 2 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, an internal garden and a back yard with a pool, the perfect place where you can sit to chat, study or finish your class work. We also have parking for about 7 or 8 cars and offer wireless internet connection available to our students.
To you, who are reading these words and probably thinking of enrolling in one of our programs, we want to thank you very much because each one of our students are the pillars in our growth.
To all our current and future students we also want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your personal and professional success.
Welcome to Spanish School for Residents and Expats !!!!!!!!!
Alejandra Murillo Quesada
I’m Alejandra Murillo. I studied Design and Architecture but soon I discovered that my real passion was teaching Spanish as a second language.
I started teaching over fourteen years ago and each day I like it better. Spanish Language can be fun and easy to learn, depending on how you are learning it. I know that because I have been studying English and Japanese for a long time and it has been very challenging.
But I believe that if the Spanish teacher makes the learning process fun and interesting, it would be easier to learn.
“Let us teach you to love Spanish language as we do”