About Our School
Welcome to I.S.L.A. -Institute for Spanish Language Acquisition the only full immersion experience in Puerto Rico. We offer Spanish classes, lodging, meals, excursions & cultural activities put all together in order to enhance your time on our island and maximize your exposure to the language.
I.S.L.A is a colorful, vibrant school where students will feel welcome from the moment they enter. Coffee, water, snacks, wi-fi, dominos 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 and we welcome our students into our school and into our culture. 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 will 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 Spanish outside the classroom, as well as to enjoy the destination, classes will be three hours long. The school encourages students to be bold and explore our island in their free time and we are happy to facilitate the students free time explorations with a host of resources. Students will have the opportunity not only to learn about Puerto Rico but also to practice Spanish with locals.
Video Interview with Sacha (Owner/Mother of ISLA School!)
“I had an amazing experience studying Spanish with I.S.L.A. It was my first time studying Spanish abroad and I felt like a family member as soon as I arrived to school from the first day!”
Marketing Instructor, Vancouver, Canada