All Spanish instructors are native speakers with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and second language teaching experience. They are a group of dedicated and experienced educators who will lead students toward a higher proficiency in the Spanish language. Using a variety of creative teaching techniques and resources, instructors adapt classroom activities to cater to all learning styles, facilitating a stimulating and motivating environment.
We use the Communicative Approach to Spanish language learning. The focus of this approach is to learn to speak Spanish in meaningful contexts that you may encounter in real-life situations. The students are expected to put effort in communicating in Spanish and ISLA Language will supply the tools to achieve that goal. We will work with the student at their learning speed and scaffold learning for language success. While the atmosphere in the classroom is generally relaxed, students are encouraged to work hard and participating fully.
Immersion program: Course instruction is conducted 5 days a week, 3 hours per day. Classes will be held Monday – Friday 9:00am-12:00pm. Teachers will track student progress on a weekly basis. Maximum group enrollment is 7 students, the average being 3 per group.
Private Lessons: If you have very little time available or have specialized language needs, you may prefer to concentrate on Spanish in one-to-one tutoring sessions. Private classes may be scheduled for as many hours as the student desires and for as long as requested. This program is available for every level, although more recommended for higher level students.
Combination: Many students prefer to experience a little bit of both options, group lessons for the interaction and private lessons to concentrate on their specific set of goals and language needs. ISLA is proud to offer the best selling combination course; students partake in the Group Lessons and then add 1 private lesson daily which takes place right after the group class.
Saturday Group Lessons: Course instruction is conducted on Saturdays, 3 hours per day. Units available per month. Teachers will track student progress on a monthly basis. Maximum group enrollment is 7 students, the average being 3 per group.
The school is located in a well appointed commercial building on Ponce de Leon Ave. (the main City avenue) towards the end of Hato Rey, the business district and just a couple blocks from Rio Piedras, the University district. Staying outside of the tourist area allows us to maximize the exposure to Spanish speaking situations, Access to the school is either on the Tren Urbano (a metro rail system) that operates between Bayamon and Santurce, bus or by walking.
The school tenders one tour per week included in your tuition (activities and inclusions are subject to minimums and updates, call or email the school for details):
- Walking Tour of Old San Juan
- El Yunque Rainforest
- Bacardi & Isla de Cabra
- Farmer’s Market with selection of Botanical Gardens or University of Puerto Rico
- Art Museum
ISLA offers the following activities or services for an additional charge:
- Catamaran Snorkel & Sail Day trip
- Bio-Bay Excursion
- City of Ponce tour
- Other tours based on demand
(ATVs, Camuy Caves, Horseback Riding & Visit to Coffee Plantation)
We cater to groups!
Contact us and we will create a custom experience for your college, school, company or community.