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Costa Rica Declares English Teaching A National Priority

The government of Carlos Alvarado, introduced this week, the Alliance for Bilingualism (ABI) as part of a national strategy that seeks to significantly increase the coverage of English teaching in Costa Rica.

Given the country depends on tourism, exports and outsourcing, a good level of English is very important.
“The challenge is to forge a true intersectoral alliance to extend the mastery of English and other languages as a state policy that ensures opportunities for universal access to people of all ages and from all territories,” said President Carlos Alvarado.
“Having a proficiency of a second language like English, strengthens Costa Rica’s development and projection in three areas that stimulate the economy: tourism, exports and foreign direct investment. In all of them, English is a key part of

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