Amerispan is offering you the once in a lifetime opportunity to study Spanish in San Juan, the second oldest city in the Americas and the capital city of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a small Caribbean island (only 100 miles long by 35 miles wide), characterized by sparkling white, sandy beaches, tropical rainforests and long coastal plains. Puerto Rico’s four major exports are coffee, sugar, tobacco and tropical fruits. Of all the economies in Latin America, Puerto Rico’s is the most stable. San Juan’s tourism industry is booming as a result of, beautiful beaches, a vibrant array of nightlife and entertainment choices and an average annual temperature of 26°C.
The Spanish School in San Juan is located in the business district of Hato Rey. The school is air-conditioned throughout with a computer room and free Wi-Fi access. There are bus stops and train stations within a short-walking distance of the school so downtown San Juan is easily accessible. The school is situated within close-proximity to a warm sandy beach, the perfect place to watch a sunset with new friends.
Class size never exceeds 8 students per teacher to enable a personal learning experience. Teachers are native speakers and experienced in the field of teaching Spanish as a foreign language. There is 3 hours worth of classes each day, so students have plenty of free time to explore the magnificent and unique island of Puerto Rico. The school organizes a guided tour of the city to enable the new arrivals to familiarize themselves with essential amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, banks, doctors etc. The school also organizes activities for the students to get to know each other, a great opportunity to make friends from other cultures. Optional added extras include: a pick-up service from San Juan International Airport, one-to-one language lessons and weekend breaks to places of interest.Students have the option to stay with a host family. This is by far the best way to immerse oneself in the Puerto Rican language and culture. You'll experience the wonderful array of food, music, and family customs. Students who choose this option will have a private bedroom and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Puerto Rico is one of the most densely populated islands in the world and one-third of the population is concentrated in the San Juan area. Puerto Ricans speak using hand gestures and facial expressions. This is useful for foreign language students who may have trouble understanding spoken Spanish when they first arrive. Puerto Ricans are renowned for being friendly, warm-natured people. They are famous for their hospitality and make visitors feel at home.