|The interest in the sociocultural dynamics that defines Costa Ricans has been a constant magnet for academic programmes, in this case for Universities, for decades. Institutions from multiple latitudes and orientations prefer Costa Rica as a point of interest and development of courses, classes and all sorts of pedagogical and social activities because the country offers a politically and economically stable and safe environment that other countries in the region do not have.
Our highly educational structure has enabled us to design and implement academic language programmes in the areas of health and medicine thanks to our strong public health system, in social sciences because of our multidiverse cultural identity, and in the areas of science and biology due to our abundant biodiversity. These are just to name a few.
Different agreements with local Universities will allow take students to other áreas of the country. For example, two of our allies for our programmes have branches un rural areas such as Sn Carlos, Nicoya, San Vito, which are located in the most beautiful and diverse areas of the country. Those scenarios of learning will diversify the pedagogical and cultural experiences in those areas that provide a quiet and beautiful environment. There is also the possibility to develop socially bound projects, for instance, in Monteverde through associations like LIFE Monteverde, Biologial Reserve Monteverde and other local educational associations.
We would like to show you a brief of some of the courses already designed:
The course will provide a view of Costa Rica and Latin America through four interdisciplinary subjects: Cinema, music, literature and cultural studies. There will be a series of lectures, movies, discussions, presenters, and fieldwork, thus, participants can have the opportunity to experience and live the reality of topics covered in class sessions. The programme will cover different kinds of materials showing variety of perspectives about the local and regional identity. Students will be able to carry out a series of explorations in historical, social, cultural, scientific, academic ecological and political contexts. At the same time, there will be sociocultural experiences in San Jose and other provinces. These experiences will help students interact with locals and understand linguistic and cultural differences, which reinforce the mastering of the language used by the majority. In addition, students will be able to understand typical daily life in Costa Rica.
The course integrates both learning, improving and practicing the Language as well as covering topics connected to the areas of health and medicine. Students will also work linguistic and cultural aspects, thus, they can practice Language in real contexts, which allows them to acquire linguistic strategies and tools for them to do individual research for their academic projects. In order to achieve the goals above, there will be a series of cultural and pedagogically oriented activities as part of the class. Emphasis of different aspects such as Spanish structure, Costarican culture and current state of health and medicine in the country. Besides, our advisors and coordinators will keep in constant touch with institutions where students carry out their fieldwork, therefore, Language Inc can control details about the students linguistic and the development of the programme.
The advanced grammar and composition course has been designed for student to study in depth Spanish grammar morphology and syntax, Therefore, they can become familiarize with complex structures that allow them communicate more accurately and fluently. In addition, the programme will provide intensive writing practice for the students to write clearly, correctly and fluently as well as learn about different styles and forms of writing of this skill. Only by developing advanced grammatical discourse thinking, students will be able to acquire the strategies and concepts to produce solid written pieces.
The course integrates the learning and practice of the Language as well as the study of cultural issues, thus, students can study in real contexts. Therefore, students will acquire linguistic strategies and tools for individual research.
Students will also work linguistic and cultural aspects, thus, they can practice Language in real contexts, which allows them to acquire linguistic strategies and tools for them to do individual research for their academic projects. In order to achieve the goals above, there will be a series of cultural and pedagogically oriented activities as part of the class. Besides, our advisors and coordinators will keep in constant touch with institutions where students carry out their fieldwork, therefore, Language Inc can control details about the students linguistic and the development of the programme.