Teaching English as a second language at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe has really opened my eyes to a lot of things. For example, I’ve noticed how humans react to new information as well as to their classmates in the classroom. I have become a sort of people-watcher as a teacher, seeing how my students talk and interact. I love the students I have at Estelar. My classes are really good and filled with really smart people. But I am a student in the classroom too: I feel the more I get to know my students, the more I know about myself.
I have made so many friends at Estelar, and I’ve been blessed by Tico’s sincerity and generosity. Last night my students and I went to a restaurant to celebrate my birthday, and they got me a cake. They sang me happy birthday, and it was a good feeling to be in good company. It was a really fun time! We practiced English with games and it seems everyone was having a good time. It left me with an optimistic feeling about my future here in Costa Rica.
This blog was contributed by Spencer from Texas, USA, who is an English teacher at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe.