Instituto Estelar Bilingue
Instituto Estelar Bilingue Programs
Come learn Spanish quickly while seeing the amazing sights of Costa Rica! Our school is located in downtown Liberia, a safe, mid-sized city in Guanacaste, the cultural and...
Instituto Estelar Bilingue Reviews
Submitted by Jacqulyn - Washington United States | November 13, 2017
The time I have spent here in Liberia working with a teacher in a private classes (6 hours a day) has been invaluable to me. I have learned so much and am so glad that I choose this school. I would highly recommend Estelar Bilingue to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish. I am leaving here feeling very much more confident in my ability to communicate, than I when I arrived. My teacher, Ana, was amazing. I had been speaking Spanish for a few years, but was really struggling. She developed a curriculum that helped me in all of the areas of Spanish that I needed to improve in, especially the Subjunctive which I had very little knowledge of. She was super patient with me.
I have been completely pleased with my entire experience here. The director Bethany, communicated with me via email multiple times and answered all of my questions and arranged the exact type of study environment that I had requested, which was private classes. Then, she arranged transportation from the airport. My teacher Ana, helped me to find the best hotel to stay in and provided prices and details. The front desk staff was great and very helpful and I always felt safe and secure. I plan to continue working with my teacher Ana via Skype when I return to the United States.
Better than expected!
Submitted by Rebecca - - | November 13, 2017
The program was fantastic and exactly what I was hoping for (only better)! I learned so much, and for the first time in my life I felt comfortable really talking in Spanish (despite years of Spanish classes in high school and college).
Ana is defenitely the best Spanish teacher I´ve ever had. I realized really quickly working with her that so many of the classes I´ve taken before really failed to facilitate Spanish convesation. But Ana did a perfect job of making me feel comfortable enough to talk, but correcting me or helping me just enough so that I could keep improving without being too self-concious. I've been so impressed and surprised by how much I've improved working with her.
The extra activites were great, and I'm so glad they were available even though it was just me and Molly. Marta is awesome!
I really appreciated the help setting up my two visits to Rincon with Ofe--I did an excursion through a hotel over the weekend and my trips with him were much cheaper and much more fun!
All the teachers and staff were so friendly. This was my first time traveling alone abroad, and I really felt comfortable and welcome at the school.
Yelba was wonderful. I'm so glad I decided to stay with a family here. They were patient with me, generous, and Yelba was insistent that I practice my Spanish whenever possible. They included me in family activites and even took me to the beach on Mother's Day. I think two weeks here was not quite enough time for me to form a sort of lasting, permanent relationship with them, but I expect that I would have had I been here longer. I think it really helped that Yelba and David have children about my age--I met all of them (and their adorable nietos)--and it helped me feel like I fit in at their house. Oh, and Yelba's cooking is fantastic!
Submitted by Megan - Georgia United States | June 17, 2017
Beyond my expectations; I'll tell everyone I know how great the Spanish immersion and homestay programs are! Dorita and her family are very nice. I have learned life lessons by living with them that I could not learn anywhere else. They make me feel at home, and only talk with me in Spanish. The house is clean. The food is plentiful and delicious. I could not have received a better host family. I will forever appreciate my experience with them.
Fantastic experience with private Spanish classes with my daughter
Submitted by Jeff - Kansas United States | June 03, 2017
Enjoyed everyday of class. Class was varied and fun. Something different each day. Loved the idea and the experience of Spanglish Social. Beyond my expectations: everyone and everything was fabulous! Made sure to tailor the experience to our needs. Had a few last minute changes that were accommodated with no problem. Iris and Johnny, my homestay family, were awesome. Great food and friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
Fun, engaging class!
Submitted by Lynn - Wilmington United States | June 01, 2017
Very helpful. Merlyn was fun & engaging. Enjoyed her teaching style. Too much homework- Just kidding! :) Everyone was very helpful- glad most spoke English very well! I am recommending Estelar to everyone I know, and plan to take skype classes with Estelar in the near future.