Students Report of Laurie Noe
(…) I came here four weeks ago with an extremely basic and limited knowledge of Spanish (I could barely utter "hola" and "como esta"!) (…) My confidence is growing every day as I learn new concepts and practice them in class (…)
The professors are all very intelligent, highly educated, and capable instructors. Each instructor brings his or her own unique style and perspective to the classroom. I enjoy the fact that ILISA's teaching philosophy embraces the idea of changing the instructors every one to two weeks for each student, so that you have the opportunity to learn from various pedagogical approaches to language learning (…).
(…)I've enjoyed the trips offered by Ilisa to local towns such as Heredia and visits to local cultural events at the Teatro Nacional hosted by the school. These additional activities have been a fantastic way for me to increase my exposure to Spanish while learning more about Costa Rica and it's cultural and artistic diversity. The dance classes are a great supplement to the formal language training because it's another way to learn Spanish through dance while having fun. (…)
(…) My host family provides us with delicious, healthy meals and makes sure that we are comfortable and happy. They are warm and caring people and I appreciate all they have done for me.(…)
I'm very pleased that I decided to take the plunge and come to Costa Rica to study Spanish at ILISA. I am thrilled that I am able to speak, understand, and read Spanish now. Hopefully, in the near future I can return to ILISA to continue my Spanish studies (as I've noticed that many students do this at ILISA) and that next time my husband can come to ILISA to study Spanish, too!
- Laurie Noe