Hone Creek is a community 5 kilometers away from the town of Puerto Viejo and 15 kilometers away from Cahuita, two of the most popular tourist destinations in the province of Limón, Costa Rica. Other than agriculture, the economy is based on jobs available in the tourism industry of the nearby towns, jobs in hotels or restaurants or as a taxi driver, all jobs requiring some level of English.

The school system in the entirety of Costa Rica requires English to be taught in high schools, but not in elementary schools, so when students make the transition from elementary to high school and a certain level of English is expected, many of the students fall behind. This is the case in the community of  Hone Creek, and since a large reason for not graduating high school is the inability to pass the English part of the graduation test, preparing the students early is extremely necessary.

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