ESTELAR SPANISH PROGRAM
THE BEST SPANISH PROGRAM IN COSTA RICA
The Estelar Spanish Programs offer a one-of-a-kind experience that allows students to be fully immersed in the culture, making it fun and easy to learn Spanish at a rapid pace.
Each program includes intensive, conversational Spanish classes with a wide variety of extracurricular activities, cultural events, and the chance to meet and interact with the Guanacastecan students in our English program. Spanish students also have the option of staying with a local family, which includes authentic Costa Rican meals and constant Spanish practice. Staying in a local home also provides the opportunity to see the houses of Liberia firsthand and to become familiar with the typical Costa Rican lifestyle.
Students can take classes year-round, whenever the school is open!
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ESTELAR SPANISH PROGRAMS
OUR ESTELAR TEACHERS
All of our teachers are native Costa Ricans who are fun, experienced, patient, and dedicated to helping students learn. We regularly train and observe the teachers to ensure that our Spanish classes are among the best in Costa Rica. At Estelar, we promote a variety of teaching methods which have been proven to help students advance quickly and we work hard to make sure that every minute is utilized during class.
OUR ESTELAR METHODOLOGY
Because we believe that conversation is the best way to practice new material, we employ the communicative method, which means that students are encouraged to speak constantly – up to 80% of speaking for every class. Our classes are conducted entirely in Spanish, unless it is absolutely necessary to give a brief explanation in English. Teachers gently, but consistently, correct spoken errors so that students are understandable and able to communicate 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 lessons. Although there is a maximum of six students per class, there are typically only three or four – ensuring that each student has plenty of time to speak, ask questions, and receive personal attention.
In our Spanish program, we also utilize a specific and effective communicative methodology called TPRS: Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. This innovative method uses entertaining stories to engage students and get them involved by giving them the unique opportunity to create and alter the story themselves. To learn more about this method, please visit www.tprstorytelling.com
But don’t take our word for it! Watch this video of Spanish Director, Ana Abellán, talk about why YOU should study Spanish at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe!
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