Guanacaste

And we’re back: Spanish Immersion in Liberia is possible again

Costa Rica is ready for you!

After months of being closed due to the pandemic, Costa Rica is opening its borders to all US States as of November 1, 2020. To see details of...

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Inglés virtual es excelente

Desde marzo, hemos estado enseñando inglés en línea, y estamos orgullosos de decir que la retroalimentación de estudiantes ha sido muy positiva. Las clases toman lugar en la aplicación de Zoom, y son efectivas, creativas, y divertidas, siempre con profesores nativos hab...

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What makes Estelar unique?

There are a lot of Spanish schools in the world, and it can be hard to choose where to go for the immersion experience, which we all know is crucial for mastering a language. So why choose Instituto Estelar Bilingüe in Liberia, Costa Rica?

There are a lot of great reason...

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Quarantine Reflections from a Business Owner

Here in quarantine, running my business and teaching a full load of English classes online in sunny Liberia, Costa Rica, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am for all the support people have shown my school, Instituto Estelar Bilingüe, du...

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Pura Vida! How YOU can learn Spanish in Costa Rica

As a huge fan of language learning, I have tried a million and one different ways to make new vocabulary and grammar structures stick. From burying my head in best-selling novels to watching sit-coms in the target language, I enjoy discovering...

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Teaching ESL in Costa Rica is a Dream!

I have been fortunate enough to teach in several beautiful countries as an ESL (or TEFL) teacher. However, teaching in Costa Rica has to be my favourite and most rewarding experience yet. I am still relativel...

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Living in Liberia, Costa Rica

I was warned from people in San Jose, Costa Rica, that it would be hot in Liberia, but coming from January weather in Kentucky, I took their advice lightly and expected Liberia to be a nice 75 degrees like the capital city. At the halfway stop...

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Building my Spanish Skills at Estelar

I have had the wonderful opportunity to take intensive Spanish classes at Instituto Estelar! These classes have been everything a foreign language class should be: dynamic, challenging, full of conversation, and very fun. The staff and profess...

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A Pura Vida Experience

My experience studying Spanish at Estelar has been all I hoped for and more. The colorful building has provided both a place to relax away from the Guanacaste sun, as well a sociable environment, conducive ...

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My Spanish Immersion Experience

“Felicidades Carla, tu has completado Avanzado 5!”  Those words felt like a weight off my shoulders when I heard them said, due to the fact that completing this level of Spanish had proved to be the most challenging yet rewarding exper...

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