Our Facilities are Second to None…
In addition to our excellent location, our facilities themselves are unmatched by any language school in the region. Unlike most schools, nearly all of our classrooms are purpose-built, providing optimum conditions for a language school.
Our classrooms have an abundance of natural light, are well-ventilated and comfortably furnished. An ample garden and terrrace, both with great views, create surroundings where you can relax both during classes and after, to chat with other students, read the newspaper or do homework. Since many schools operate from converted homes, you can’t always take such amenities for granted.
Our main building features spacious, comfortable classrooms with ample natural light and ventilation, a computer lab, new offices, and a terrace restaurant. The entrance levelcontains the reception desk, administrative offices, a teacher’s planning area and a large lobby with a skylight. The second floor houses classrooms, a computer lab with three computersand a meeting room for teachers. Computers are equipped for writing e-mail, for general use, and for building Spanish skills using multi-media CD-rom Spanish programs. They are particularly convenient for students who need to keep up with the business while they’re studying.
The top floor houses two additional classrooms and the director’s office. Although Thorwald won’t deny he’ll enjoy two beautiful views toward both the north and the south, the main reason his office is on the top floor is because there was no space downstairs and he needs exercise of going up and down the stairs a few dozen times a day. Students studying on the top level also enjoy the views and can work off their calories they consume during coffee hour as they climb back up the stairs for the second half of class. We have put excellent insulation in the roof to keep these classrooms cool and comfortable.
Finally, on the lowest level, we find the entrance to the existing terrace. It’s accessible both from inside the building as well as from the street. It features a small restaurant for our students. With over a 100 square meters (1,000 sq. ft.) of terrace we have ample space for gatherings before, between and after classes. The terrace has become the heart of ILISA’s social and cultural life. After all, you can’t beat studying or chatting with other students when you have a beautiful mountain view and a freshly brewed cup of Costa Rican java.
In addition to ILISA’s main building, ILISA has two additional classroom buildings housing a total of 14 classrooms. Both buildings are less than 5 years old and, like those in our main building, are light, spacious and airy. Students also enjoy ILISA’s 5 all-weather outdoor classrooms located in our beautiful gardens.
As is true of all our facilities, classrooms feature lots of natural light. The conference room can comfortably accommodate up to 25 people with semi-circular seating or 50 with auditorium-style seating. Facilities will be used for ILISA’s cultural activities program, teacher-training workshops and for special group programs which ILISA hosts throughout the year. In addition, we will make facilities available for use by other organizations.
The expanded computer lab offers students convenient, all-day access to 8 computers with internet and e-mail access. In addition, students can use multimedia Spanish language training software during their free time. These facilities are accessible by means of a short pedestrian bridge connecting them to our central terrace.
Our combination of a comfortable study environment and a convenient location offers you the ideal circumstances for serious yet enjoyable language study.