Where is the school located?: Leon Spanish School Nicaragua is located near the "Iglesia La Recolección 1 y 1/2 cuadra al Norte, on the same building from the Alianza Francesa de Leon.
Why should I study Spanish in Leon Spanish School Nicaragua?: We are the most experienced Language School in Leon; We have an unique atmosphere and can arrange classes for specific requirements, such as medical or technical Spanish, beside Leon is one of the most beautiful colonial towns in Central America. It is 20 minutes to the beach on Nicaragua's pacific coast. There are countless nearby activities including; hiking, volcano boarding, canopy tours, horseback riding, surfing, visit museums, the mural tour, community service opportunities, and many others! Starting any day with Native & Professional Teachers and optional a Friendly Family Home stay includes 3 meals X day. You can visit Leon Spanish School of Nicaragua for more information about this great town. All profits from the school benefit the local cultural center Antenor Sandino Hernandez (a nonprofit NGO).
Are the teachers at LSSN specially trained? Yes! All teachers at LSSN are skilled in working with students of all levels from A1 until C2. LSSN teachers hold classes entirely in Spanish and use an interactive, conversationally-based method. Your curriculum is tailored to your own needs and interests. Students improve their oral comprehension, speaking, and writing skills through daily one-on-one classes. LSSN teachers have an excellent knowledge of Spanish grammar and Nicaraguan history and culture. Additionally, all our teachers have been specially certified and trained in teaching Spanish as a second Language.
How does the home stay program work?: LSSN home stay families are within walking distance from the school and will provide you with a private room that you can lock. The home stay has proven to be one of the most popular aspects of the LSSN program the families are very friendly and try their best to make you feel at home. If you have any special needs, they can generally be accommodated by your home stay family. However, if for some reason you are unhappy with your experience you can change home stays.
Is Nicaragua and Leon safe? Nicaragua is one of the safest and friendliest countries in Latin America. Students find Nicaraguans -- and especially residents of Leon -- to be very hospitable and kind. As with most other Latin American countries, you should always exercise caution when travelling. There is currently no U.S. State Department travel advisory for Nicaragua.
Volunteering is available? Yes! Just ask at the school and we can get you a set up with a volunteer opportunity that meets your interests. If you would like to continue volunteering after you language program ends, you can extend your home stay. Volunteering allows you to be more than just a tourist; you get to immerse in a new culture and have the chance to help others while experiencing the adventure of a lifetime. Imagining you making a difference in other peoples lives is so much rewarding.
What is the history behind the LSSN School? The Leon Spanish School Nicaragua is directed by David Flores, the former director of the Leonesa Nicaragua Spanish School (NSS). In August of 2005 NSS closed all of its Spanish schools and all the staff starts the new LSSN Project on September 2005