Taking our English Program to the next level

At the end of August, we welcomed three new volunteer English teachers from the United States who have been trained in the natural language learning instructional methodology, following a curriculum that was developed specifically to serve the educational needs of the rural communities of Costalegre. In collaboration with La Catalina Foundation, we have now published two books in our Beyond Borders English book series, and will continue to add a new book each year until there is a specific book for each grade level.

This year, we will have five English instructors teaching biweekly lessons to over 1,200 children in eleven local primary schools. We will provide over 3,000 hours of English language instruction this school year alone in order to reach our long-term goal of every child achieving bilingual fluency by the time they graduate high school.