This is what former students say about ILISA. If you would like to speak with one of them, check out e-mail and phone reference lists. Priests, pastors and seminarians have a necessity to communicate with their Latin american population and Spanish has became a most.
I, Fr. Isidore Ochiabuto, studied Spanish in ILISA during the summer of 2016. I had an awesome experience in Costa Rica because of their rich culture and way of life. Costa Rica has a very beautiful weather for animals and plants. Costa Rica is a safe and healthy nation.
I was able to improve in my use of the Spanish language because of the way ILISA organized her programs. The teachers were always ready to help the new and returning students. The teachers were all native Ticos (Costarricenses) and they prepared their lessons very well. We were usually few in the class therefore the teachers knew each of us, was able to help us individually and we gained from our class activities.
I lived with a local family who spoke only Spanish. Living with the family helped and challenged me to practice the little Spanish I could speak. The family was very hospitable, they treated me as their family member and I learned the language and custom from them.
I took part in most of the after-school activities like tours, dancing, movies and happy hour. All these extracurricular activities helped me to practice Spanish with other students and with the natives.
I recommend ILISA to anybody who would like to learn Spanish.
Fr. Isidore Ochiabuto firstname.lastname@example.org
I am truly happy to recommend the ILISA Spanish School in San Pedro, Costa Rica. Everything about this school is designed to burst the moral of students and to help them learn Spanish easily and as quickly as possible. I am a testimony to the effectiveness of this program. I was a bit apprehensive when I started not knowing if I would be able to learn Spanish quickly and well enough to do what I do, Today, I can say with absolute certainty that I have learned Spanish, thanks to ILISA.
I am a priest working for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California, United States. So I know firsthand how important it is to speak Spanish “well enough” in order to minister to our teaming Latino population. In fact, in our context and in many parts of the United States, Spanish has become an imperative in the work of evangelization. And because evangelization is all about building relationships, I can tell you that being able to communicate to my parishioners and proclaim the gospel in a language that they can understand has made a huge difference in my ministry. Of course, I will continue to work to perfect my Spanish, ILISA’s program is flexible in that it is designed to suit the student’s needs. The school meets the student where he/she is at and uses whatever amount of time the student has. This flexibility has
been particularly helpful to me because of my tight schedule. I started with a six-week-intensive course .
ILISA allows one to learn Spanish while vacationing, Costa Rica is a vacation and tourist haven. It has a natural and clean environment. It is safe, the food is great, and the people are very friendly too. And guess what, it is also very cheap. It’s a place to unwind, renew your energy, learn more Spanish and head home fully prepared and energized. The Homestay Program allows the student to live with a family which provides breakfast, dinner, laundry, room service, and an opportunity for the student to practice his/her Spanish. It’s a brilliant idea! The teachers are very professional, friendly and have developed effective techniques for helping students learn fast, So I strongly recommend ILISA Spanish School for Dioceses, Seminaries, and individual priests who are thinking of picking up Spanish. The school also has deals for individuals and groups. For more information from a student’s perspective, feel free to contact me: email@example.com
Fr. Aloysius Ezeonyeka