Spanish Outside the Classroom
We offer many extracurricular activities to give our students extra Spanish practice and make their experience in Costa Rica full, educational, and exciting. Our Estelar English students love meeting our Spanish students, making the school a great place to start international friendships. We highly encourage students, teachers and staff to participate as much as possible. Each week the Spanish immersion program has three extracurricular activities at no additional cost. They vary each week, but here are some of the options:
Learn how to make jewelry from recycled materials, including the seeds native to Costa Rica. The keychains, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings that students create in this class make thoughtful gifts to take home!
Students get hands-on practice making traditional Costa Rican foods with a Spanish instructor. Learn how to make tasty dishes such as Gallo Pinto, Patacones, Arroz con Leche, and Chifrijo.
Learn Latin dances, such as salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata. This class is perfect before going out for a night of dancing!
Walking Tour of Liberia
Find out more about the “White City” and its rich history and culture. Stop to drink some fresh coconut water in the park and admire the historical houses.
We match an English student with a Spanish student to meet for an intercambio, and the two students converse half of the time in English and the other half in Spanish. Make a new friend while practicing!
Spanglish is a fun, free group conversation hour (and sometimes more than hour!) that is open to the public. We meet in a local restaurant and speak Spanish for 30 minutes and English for 30 minutes. We always have a great time and meet some new people while practicing our conversation skills!
— Wednesdays at 8pm at Mariajuana Restaurant
Each week, our English students have the opportunity to participate in one hour of conversation with a native English speaker present.
— Fridays at 5pm in the Institute