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
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!
There are several weekend tour options available to students for an extra fee, and we are happy to help students set them up. It is best to sign up in advance as they can fill up quickly. Most tours range from $25 to $100. Some popular tours include hiking to waterfalls or volcanoes, ziplining, going horseback riding, swimming in hot springs, soaking in mud baths, doing a boat tour, visiting national parks, and more! Students can always hop on a bus ($3) to nearby beaches to surf, snorkel, swim, or just relax on the beach.
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!
Take a day-trip or weekend trip to some amazing spots in and around Liberia: beaches, national parks, volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls and rivers. Amazing places like Rincon de la Viejo, Rio Celeste, Santa Rosa National Park, and Nicaragua are about one hour from Liberia. There is always something to do!
Open to the public!
We will 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