A few weeks ago, Kevin and I were in San Marcos running errands. We were walking out of the post office when I woman heard us speak English. She came up to us and introduced herself as Gloria. She told us that she was a teacher in San Pablo and INA (the national institute for learning). She was so excited to hear native English speakers and asked if we would be interested to come see her class someday. We agreed, exchanged emails and said goodbye. We didn't think anything would come of it, but last week, I received an email from Gloria inviting us to come see an English presentation. We weren't sure what to expect, but decided to make an appearance. We arrived at 10 am. The students (all teenagers) presented information on several English-speaking countries. There were about ten different exhibits: England, New Zealand, U.S., Ireland, Scotland, Jamaica, Australia, India a few more. It was obvious everyone worked very hard to put everything together. They were dressed in traditional costumes and shared facts about each country. They even performed a traditional dance. These students go to school every day for 4 to 6 hours a day for six months. The amount of English they learn in that period of time is amazing. Many had really mastered it. Others, not so much. Everyone learns at a different pace. The overall effort is worth noting. We're glad we went.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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