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Inglés Conversacional, Nivel Avanzado Add to my list

Teacher: Cara Klempner (San José)

(Teacher originally from Massachusetts, USA)

Course details | Free registration

En esta clase identificaremos sus fortalezas y debilidades a la hora de expresarse verbalmente. En base a eso, haremos ejercicios dinámicos enfocados en mejorar su expresión verbal. Cada sesión incluiría una lectura, y ejercicios de vocabulario y de pronunciación.

In this class we will identify your English verbal strengths and weaknesses. Based on your profile, we will work together using focused and dynamic exercises to improve your English spoken communication skills. Each session will include a reading, and exercises on vocabulary and pronunciation.

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I will tailor the course to each learner's specific needs and learning styles. I will combine methods to engage both extroverts and introverts, and use techniques to ensure equal participation for group members. I draw on adult learning and participatory learning theories to make it a student-centered experience, where the teacher facilitates and encourages ownership of the learning process.

Coffee shop
Plaza Mayor
Bulevar de Rohrmoser, Pavas, San José, Costa Rica
Coffee shop
Plaza Rohrmoser
Calle Principal de Pavas, Pavas, San José, Costa Rica
Coffee shop
Te Con Te
Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
In a public place
In a public place
(San José)

Hourly rates: (USD $)
1 student: $25.00
2 students: $18.00
3+ students: $12.00
Fees apply. View details.

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English Teachers San José

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Basic English - Inglés Básico Add to my list

Teacher: Joe Schauwitzer (San José)

(Teacher originally from San José, Costa Rica)

Course details | Free registration

Las clases para principiantes incluyen: saludos, conversaciones de interacción para mejorar el vocabulario, práctica de números y situaciones de la vida real, personas, fechas, hora, tiempo, familia, etc. Juegos y otros materiales para escribir, leer, hablar, y escuchar serán utilizados.

Beginning lesson includes topics on greetings, interactive conversations to improve vocabulary, number practice, and other real-life situations, people, dates, weather, times, family, etc. Games, and other media to write, read, speak, and listen will be used.

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Conversation (conversación), games (juegos), interaction (interacción), student-driven (para el estudiante), fun (divertido), mutual respect (respeto mutuo).

At home
At home
(San José)
In your office
In your office
(San José)
In a public place
In a public place
(San José)

Hourly rates: (USD $)
1 student: $25.00
2 students: $18.00
3+ students: $12.00
Fees apply. View details.

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Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.


Why learn English? Just after Mandarin and Spanish, English is the third most common native language in the world and it is definitely the most learned second language. English is the today's world's lingua franca. Many occupations and professions require at least working knowledge of English, as it has become the most widely used language used in international publications, international trade, telecommunications, entertainment and diplomacy.

How hard is it to learn English compared to other languages? It depends, of course, on the languages you speak already. The most difficult aspects of learning English are the vast vocabulary, the differences between spelling and pronnunciation, the subtleties of grammar and the different ways it is used around the world.