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Teaching French as a second language in Costa Rica.

Each year, our December edition, Rearview, looks back on our previous reporting to follow up on the people, places, stories, and solutions that have...

Podcast: Christmas traditions in Costa Rica, through the eyes of high school students

Katherine Stanley chats with four high school students from Liceo San Rafael’s bilingual track about holiday traditions in Costa Rica: the Festival de la...

First, meet your classmates

Look to your left. Look to your right. Are there familiar faces in your life whose stories you’ve never heard? Coworkers, neighbors, fellow students who...

For a bilingual country, teachers and parents must work together

The moment when I realized what teaching is all about took place when I was working at La Escuela La Inmaculada in Quepos, with...

Starting small: Costa Rica creates language immersion for public preschools

“Teacher! Here are 22,” says the cook at the Guachipelín School in San José when she hands Alexandra Wong Carbonell a bowl of 22...

A key to student engagement and achievement: drawing on the knowledge they began with

The Namaldí Rural High School—located in the Bajo Chirripó Indigenous Territory, in Matina, Limón—is part of a very interesting community because of its diversity....

The challenges of being the first English teacher in a rural school

I’m an English teacher at the Gavilán School, located in the Tjai Indigenous territory in the community of Gavilán. Gavilán is part of the...

From Sarapiquí for Latin America: classroom teachers help lead a shift in teacher training

You know a teacher training session is good when the air conditioning breaks. Yohns Solís, the Latin America Education Director for TeachUNITED, remembers hosting a...

Our students love technology—but they need their teachers to join them

So how did I come to take my 10th and 11th grade students in Pococí, Limón, on a tour of Yellowstone National Park? The...

The seed that blew in on the breeze

When you teach something—especially when you’re teaching a teacher—you never know where that knowledge will land. Or when. It might be applied the next day,...
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Can better tourism choices help rural Costa Rica avoid environmental degradation?

There is a theory related to economic growth and the environment called the Environmental Kuznets Curve. This theory suggests that as a region begins...
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