ISLA is a colorful, lively language learning school located in the Hato Rey District of San Juan, where students will feel welcome from the moment they enter. Coffee, water, Wi-Fi, friendly staff all lead to our number one goal: creating a stress-free Spanish zone. We believe that learning does not have to be stressful nor boring and that true language acquisition comes from experiencing daily life in the target language.
Since language is a reflection of culture, one cannot be taught without the other. As you gain knowledge of the language you will gain insights into the Puerto Rican culture. We must acknowledge cultural differences present in different Spanish speaking countries, thus in the classroom you learn standard Spanish vocabulary and grammar but will be made aware of the subtle lexical nuances present in Spanish speaking cultures.
In order to allow students plenty of opportunities to practice a language outside the classroom, as well as to enjoy the destination, classes are three hours long each day. The school encourages students to be bold and explore our culture and city in their free time. The school provides assistance by availing their web of resources, suppliers, activities and suggestions to interested students.