Let’s face it, the world of lecture halls and out-of-touch textbooks has become the unfortunate norm for studying a foreign language. You may have realized that this sort of impersonal instruction will only get you so far. You might even be one of the many people who think they’re just not cut out to learn Spanish. If so, you might just need a taste of the Costa Rican pura vida, or the “pure life”, to keep your spirits high. Not only is Costa Rica a beautiful country with a multitude of natural wonders, but Costa Ricans, who often refer to themselves as ticos or ticas, have a philosophy of life that will make you feel like you can accomplish anything. Maybe you’ve considered an immersion program before, but if you’re still unsure, there are many reasons why learning Spanish in Costa Rica might just be one of the best experiences of your life. Students at the Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) in San José have found a once-in-a-lifetime experience and, in many cases, a second family, all while learning Spanish. Your classes will be small and personal and you’ll be able to learn in a way that’s: Fun Classes at
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Costa Rica: a place to learn Spanish and advance your career. There is no better way to position yourself in today’s world than picking up a second language. Being bilingual has many benefits. Along with the ability to communicate with millions of people on several continents and numerous other countries, you are guaranteed more job opportunities, better salaries, and more job security. Attend the Costa Rican Learning Academy and you’ll see why. Here are the top three reasons why learning Spanish in Costa Rica is a great investment. 1) Linguistics and Communication Learning a foreign language is key in today’s economy, especially Spanish which is fun and super useful in everyday life. Your language comprehension and vocabulary will improve in both your native tongue and you will be learning about a whole different culture. Expand your language skills with Spanish and you will become an excellent communicator. 2) Gain confidence and skill Speaking another language not only helps with improving your brain functioning but also gives you more information and strength in life and your career. Your opportunities will broaden, you will become more assertive, and adept at communicating all of life’s little (and big) words and ideas. 3) Make
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If the prospect of exploring and living abroad while learning a foreign language has ever sounded appealing to you, then there is no better time to explore the possibilities that await you with the outstanding Spanish immersion programs offered through the Costa Rican Language Academy!
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It’s been decades since Spanish has gained popularity through TV flicks and popular culture. Yet nowadays, it has become truly a necessity and a plus aspect for job applications in the U.S. and overseas.
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Although there isn´t a short cut to achieve mastering a new language, there are fun ways to start it. In the case of Spanish, you can begin watching Latino TV series on the net, or dabble in reading magazines in Español, if that´s your preference. Yet if you´d like to go beyond speaking short sentences at hotels or restaurants, you may want to learn the following quick guide.
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Spanish is a rich language that is now the second most spoken language around the globe. With the numbers of Spanish speakers only growing, many are now considering taking Spanish studies abroad.
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Many are now considering taking Spanish studies to improve upon their understanding of the language. But to truly gain a clear understanding of the language, its history, and the context in which the language is used on a daily basis, students must immerse themselves in a Spanish-speaking culture.
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What’s the way to have the most wonderful experience of your life? I had no idea until I travelled to Costa Rica with CRLA for my Spanish studies abroad.
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Taking your Spanish studies abroad and immersing yourself in a Spanish-speaking culture is the best way to learn—and CRLA offers some of the best Spanish immersion programs in the world.
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Dreams can become a reality when you work hard and define your goals are clear. I remember having tried making a vision board last year; and it worked! I made a collage with some photographs of cool places like Costa Rica and of students studying Spanish abroad.
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CRLA students have the opportunity of contributing to make a tangible difference in our world and to leave something positive for future generations.

January 29, 2017

Costa Rican Language Academy Offers New Alternatives in Faculty-Led Spanish Studies Abroad

Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) wants to help teachers in the United States, and around the world, provide exciting opportunities to learn Spanish in an immersive atmosphere.
January 22, 2017

Enhance Your Spanish Through Our Amazing Costa Rica Volunteer Programs

Costa Rican Spanish Academy is proud to offer a wide variety of immersive Spanish studies abroad for individuals, groups, or even faculty-led classrooms of high school or college students. We offer one of the best opportunities in the world for students of all levels to learn Spanish directly from native speakers, while living in a Spanish-speaking country and soaking in its culture.
January 15, 2017

Prepare for Your Future Career with Spanish Studies Abroad & Specialized Program Options from CRLA

There has probably never been a greater demand for bilingual and even polylingual employees in many fields throughout the Americas. As English- and Spanish-speakers mingle across the western hemisphere, there is a huge need for quality translators and those fluent in specialized areas of language. For many, it can be very difficult to find the quality that only Spanish studies abroad provides.
January 7, 2017

Turn Your Spanish Classes into Something Truly Special with Spanish Studies Abroad Through CRLA

Is there anyone who truly enjoys learning Spanish solely in a classroom environment?  For many, itcan be an unnatural way to study a language, full of rote memorization from textbooks, and often produces students who lack a genuine understanding of how Spanish is spoken by actual natives – something that Spanish studies aboard can fix!