Extraordinary Spanish Immersion & Homestay Programs

Extraordinary Spanish Immersion & Homestay Programs

At Estelar, we work hard to live up to our name, which means extraordinary, pertaining to the stars. We are constantly improving our offerings and ensuring that students are getting the best experience possible.

Thus, we are overflowing with pride to announce that we have...

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Learning Spanish from the Perspective of an English Teacher

Whilst living in Costa Rica, I have worked my way through two separate, yet complementary processes; teaching English and studying Spanish. I arrived in Costa Rica from Scotland with a fairly basic level of S...

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Why Learn Spanish?

Now and then, I recall pretty awkward moments at work back in Belgium. I used to work in a hotel and next to English and Dutch, I can speak some French and German. However, this did not help the hoards of Spanish tourists making their way to Ghent each year. Some of them wou...

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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

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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Beginner 1 Spanish Immersion Course: My Experience

Today marked the end of a great week: I completed the Beginner 1 Spanish immersion course at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe. Studying 20 hours in one week is pretty intense. You see a lot of material in a short time, but since the classes are ta...

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Spanglish: a language exchange in Liberia, Costa Rica

I am always way too early. Classes, appointments, interviews,… This Spanglish event organised by Instituto Estelar every Wednesday in Mariajuana Restaurant, a block south of the school, was no different. I arrived about half an hour before i...

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Why Liberia, Costa Rica?

When I told my friends I was going to Costa Rica to volunteer and travel, they said “wow! That is so amazing! “ When I then added that the first month would be spent in Liberia, they would say “where?” Not because they couldn’t under...

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Learning Spanish in Costa Rica

Learning Spanish has been one of the best experiences I have had since living here in Costa Rica. I took a week-long Spanish immersion course at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe, and it really accelerated my speaking abilities! I was amazed with what I learned in just 20 hours of...

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Life Changing Experience in Costa Rica

One of the coolest things about traveling in Guanacaste and using Liberia as a home base is being so close to a lot of things. The volcano, Rincón de la Vieja, is only an hour away and and the beaches are even closer. I have been to Playa Hermosa so many times people are ...

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