After all of the back-and-forth having to do with Costa Rica and its levels of education, I am moved to suggest that if you find the levels of education andMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 8 4:32 PMView SourceAfter all of the back-and-forth having to do with Costa Rica and its
levels of education, I am moved to suggest that if you find the levels
of education and literacy lower than you prefer, teach a child to read.
Get some age-appropriate books (in Spanish, of course), and spend two
or three hours a week reading aloud, you to your student and your
student to you, say 30 minutes each. Your student's literacy
improves, and you get a chance to use your Spanish for something other
than buying stuff and dealing with the bureaucracy.
After a year or two of that, then read back-and-forth in English also,
with the same student. After a few years of that, you have helped
someone become literate in two languages, a fine thing indeed!
Don't have that much time to give to a kid? Fine, just sit down one
time for 30 minutes and read with a kid. You may enjoy it enough to
do it again.