The Spanish Language School (SEPA) was founded in 1998 by Nidia Gamboa, who is the director. She is graduated in International Relations at the National University of Costa Rica. Nidia has a specialization in International Business and 15 years experience in Spanish language programs coordination and language teaching. She frequently collaborates with university groups from North America to study protected areas in Costa Rica. Besides, Nidia has been working, researching and studying sustainable management of natural resources and environmental issues.
Now, SEPA school has become a well known and respected Spanish school in Costa Rica, its medical program and volunteer group projects, among others, have been a success. We highlight person to person attention, helping our student to, not only learn Spanish, but also to travel the country and to guide them in every step of the way.
All the Spanish teachers at SEPA School are graduates of Costa Rican Universities. They are bilingual with many years of experience teaching Spanish. SEPA´s head teacher Ana Cubillo and head coordinator Roger Segura will make sure students receive the best SEPA and Costa Rica have to offer.
We supports community projects that focus on sustainable economic development. For instance, we work with the Quebradas community to protect the Quebradas River water basin that supplies the 70% of drinkable water for the Valle de El General. To do so, we encourage our volunteers to work in FUDEBIOL( Centro Biológico Las Quebradas),as well as to do our home stay program with families in this community and we also bring our Spanish classes to the reserve. By means of these affords, SEPA school helps bring resources to the reserve and the community so they can continue to help the environment by protecting our water resources and forests. Furthermore, SEPA also works with the Community “Association Montaña Verde” in Rivas and some indigenous communities such as the Bribri in Salitre, Buenos Aires. We also develops educative programs about environment protection. Besides, SEPA school contributes with many other community projects by providing technical support, material and labor.
The Spanish programs from SEPA SCHOOL were developed in order to teach grammar while emphasizing conversation. We are flexible and we use the best techniques and methodology for learning and teaching Spanish according to the necessities of each student.
SEPA also specializes in planning your tours and lodging in Costa Rica. We will help you to enjoy your trip, learning Spanish hand knowing better the culture of Costa Rica.
Our students come mainly from Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Germany and Holland.