The Estelar English department has an established reputation of offering high-quality classes that are designed to get students speaking. Our classes are dynamic, fun, and full of effective learning activities and conversation. All of our teachers are native English speakers with a TEFL or CELTA certificate, a university degree, and experience in the classroom. In addition, we regularly train and observe teachers in order to ensure that our classes are the best in Guanacaste. Class sizes are small and students quickly feel comfortable, making it easy for students to develop new friendships and experience rapid progress in their English skills.
We offer classes for all ages! Anyone can learn English and now is the time to start!
Students over 13 years old can enroll in our Regular Adult Program, or they can choose a teen class. Children 3-5 years old can be part of our Super Safari Program. Kids 6-12 year olds can join our exciting Kid’s Program or participate in our fun Kids Club on Friday at 5 p.m.
Students can take classes year-round, whenever the school is open!
Our Stellar Methodology
At Estelar, we believe that conversation is the best way to practice new material and gain fluency. We employ the communicative method, which means that students are encouraged to speak constantly – up to 80% of every class. Our classes are conducted entirely in English, unless it is absolutely necessary to give a brief explanation in Spanish. Teachers gently but consistently correct spoken errors, including pronunciation, so that students are understandable, fluent, and able to communicate accurately and with confidence.
Our classes are student-centered, fun, interactive, and effective! We believe in the importance of small class sizes which enable personalized, memorable, and high-quality instruction. There is a maximum of 10 students per class to ensure that each person has plenty of time to speak, ask questions, and receive personal attention from the teacher when necessary. Classes are dynamic, lively, entertaining, and carefully designed to guarantee that every student grasps the concepts and advances their speaking abilities in a fun and interesting way.
In both our Adult Program and our Kid’s Program, we utilize a methodology called TPRS: Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. This innovative method uses amusing stories to engage students, giving them the unique opportunity to create and alter the story themselves. To learn more about this method, please visit www.tprstorytelling.com.
In addition to stellar English classes, there are many Extracurricular Activities and Volunteer Opportunities available which give students the opportunity to practice English outside of the classroom