Teaching English at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe

Teaching English at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe

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 teach...

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Sand, surf, and learning about myself

I love the beaches in Costa Rica more than anything. Right now, my favorite place to go to is Santa Teresa, which is south of Liberia. I went there for a couple weeks with some people I met to check out that side of the country. That beach has to be the most beautiful beach...

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Exciting times in Liberia, Costa Rica!

Here in Liberia, they have a lot of activities always going on in the central park or around the city, so it is a really exciting week to be studying Spanish at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe. This week they are having their Fiestas Civicas and there are tons of people walking ...

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Why Study Spanish at Estelar?

That is a fair enough question considering the wide variety of schools and courses available out there. Since I have in past blogs already made a case for Costa Rica and Liberia both, I would very much like to focus on Estelar specifically. Read More

The food in Costa Rica

One of best things about being in Costa Rica is all the delicious food you get to eat. Every time I get a chance to go to a new restaurant or try something different, I jump at the chance. Whether it is your basic "casado" that you get at any of the "sodas" (home-style resta...

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Teaching English at Estelar

I can honestly say that teaching English to my students has been one of the most rewarding experiences ever. I always knew that I wanted to do this but actually living the experience and helping them learn a language they are so passionate about has been satisfying and fruit...

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Toronto to Liberia!

It has been a month since I arrived to Liberia, Costa Rica, from Toronto, and it has been such a humbling experience. Coming from a metropolitan city where everyone is constantly on the go to a laid back and mellow town is extremely refreshing. No need for a alarm to get me ...

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Spanish Class at Instituto Estelar

I participated in a week-long intensive Spanish course for beginners at Estelar and was blown away at how much I learned in just 20 hours! Previously, I had never taken any Spanish in school and was nervous about my lack of vocabulary when I started, but the teacher created ...

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My English students ROCK at Instituto Estelar!

My favorite part of teaching abroad hands down has been all of the amazing students I have had the pleasure of meeting! The people here have a unique approach to life, one that is light-hearted, welcoming, and laid-back, which makes interacting w...

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Border hopping to Nicaragua

This weekend, a fellow English teacher and I decided to venture to another country, simply because we could! Living in Liberia, we are blessed not only to be so close to the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast, but also to the border of Nicaragua, so a weekend trip there is e...

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