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The Spanish language has been present in the United States way before actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s catchphrase: “hasta la vista, baby” was released in 1991. Nowadays, Hispanics are the second-largest ethnic group in the USA with 52 million and counting. That means Spanish has spread so vastly that it is almost imperative to learn this useful Romance language anywhere in the world. For this reason let’s check the 4 main reasons why everyone should learn Spanish, and even better: learning it abroad: Nowadays, it is top priority to study Spanish abroad in the businesses field. The Spanish language has becoming a necessity because it´s one of the fastest-growing market segment. Enterprises are striving to offer products / services to 350 million Spanish speakers around the world. So in the near future, if you would like to do business, you must learn how to speak it. To be able to talk with locals when you are traveling to Latin America, you should learn the new language first-hand. Your trip would not be as amazing as it could be if you learn Spanish abroad. Handling just one language will confine you only to guided tours, which could be expensive; you will probably miss
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How My “Amiga” Lauren Studied Spanish in Costa Rica Hi, my name is Karen Putter and I am from England. Recently I came back from a backpacking trip through South America with my high school friend Lauren. We started off in Argentina and visited some amazing places, went shopping, and even got to go to a soccer game at one of the most famous stadium called la Bombonera. Two days later we were off to travel across the continent with just two backpacks, a few bucks, and a lot of courage. Yet I was amazed the most in the fact that we didn’t have to struggle when talking to the locals. Surprisingly, we didn’t have to speak a single word of English. You may be wondering how two British girls could travel there without speaking the local language? Well, the answer was in my friend Lauren. She spoke Spanish almost like a native speaker; with just a little bit of accent. Thanks to her fluent Spanish, we had the chance to experience one of the best trips we have ever taken. She did all the talking when we needed to arrange tours, make a reservation, or ask locals direction or
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It Is Never Too Late To Learn Spanish Abroad 50 years ago, who would have thought we were going to embrace globalization? With this global transition came the necessity to mix and mingle with other cultures, and the entire world became a cultural melting pot. This brought the necessity of embracing new languages, like Spanish. For instance, children in the U.S take Spanish classes in high school and most of them attempt to perfect it as best as they can later in life during university. Yet learning a new language is not as easy when you get older. It’s pretty tough for an adult to learn anything new, much less a new language. Well, let´s demystify this belief which is not based on true facts. The truth is that it´s never too late to learn a new skill if you put your mind to it (according to scientists). Let´s learn 3 infallible ways to learn Spanish.   Have an open mind When you get older, certain bad habits can be ingrained. However, by introducing new habits like routine exercises for the mind through creative tools (such as reading and writing) anyone can break the spell. A good way to start
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With globalization and a more competitive job market, Spanish is getting more attention from students around the world. It’s the second most spoken language in North America, is spoken not only in Spain and most of the American continent, but also in some parts of the Philippines, some Caribbean islands, and many other areas around the world. Spanish is constantly growing in popularity through music, popular culture and the increase in Latin population. For this reason, Spanish immersion programs have gained popularity in every Spanish-speaking country and thousands of people are choosing to participate in said programs. While there are many reasons to learn Spanish, some of the most popular include: If you learn Spanish, you will stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market. You will be able to apply for jobs around the world and have a great opportunity to improve your work profile and to get to know other cultures, which you can get a head start with a Spanish immersion program. As the Hispanic population is one of the fastest growing in the U.S. and many people come from Spanish speaking families; you will have the opportunity to meet more people and create strong relationships with
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February 5, 2017 – San Jose, Costa Rica: – 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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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LEARN SPANISH & LEAVE A POSITIVE FOOTPRINT

CRLA students have the opportunity of contributing to make a tangible difference in our world and to leave something positive for future generations.

May 9, 2017
Studying Spanish in Costa Rica

Why people should learn Spanish abroad

The Spanish language has been present in the United States way before actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s catchphrase: “hasta la vista, baby” was released in 1991. Nowadays, Hispanics are the second-largest ethnic group in the USA with 52 million and counting. That means Spanish has spread so vastly that it is almost imperative to learn this useful Romance language anywhere in the world. For this reason let’s check the 4 main reasons why everyone should learn Spanish, and even better: learning it abroad: Nowadays, it is top priority to study Spanish abroad in the businesses field. The Spanish language has becoming a necessity because it´s one of the fastest-growing market segment. Enterprises are striving to offer products / services to 350 million Spanish speakers around the world. So in the near future, if you would like to do business, you must learn how to speak it. To be able to talk with locals when you are traveling to Latin America, you should learn the new language first-hand. Your trip would not be as amazing as it could be if you learn Spanish abroad. Handling just one language will confine you only to guided tours, which could be expensive; you will probably miss
November 22, 2016

Why Students Love Homestay-Based Spanish Studies Abroad

Why only study Spanish in a classroom when Spanish studies abroad offer homestay opportunities with so much more?
November 12, 2016

Why Cultural Immersion Is Best for Spanish Studies Abroad

For many students, the idea of an immersion-based language program is daunting.   Living in an unfamiliar culture with limited language skills (at least at first) is a situation that many think they would not enjoy… but it’s by far the best way to learn a new language.
July 6, 2016

Spanish Studies Abroad: Tips for Learning a Language in Another Country

Many people will tell you that living in another country is the best way to learn a foreign language and at the Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA), our team completely agrees with this. Our Spanish studies abroad programs are designed to make learning the language as easy as possible. Of course, there are some tips to consider that will make the process even easier and ensure that you get the most of your experience. Take a look at our article below for some of these tips. What to Do Living with native speakers is the ideal situation. When our students decide to study abroad in Costa Rica, they choose the option of the homestay family since we highly recommend it so that they´ll be fully immersed in the language. Although it may be challenging at first, since nobody speaks English in the family, it is the best way to expose themselves to the language and learn without realizing it. Another great way to expose yourself to the Spanish language is to take advantage of all the cultural classes offered at CRLA. While learning to dance salsa, merengue, cumbia and cooking typical food, you will also be practicing your Spanish and
June 20, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Offers a Guide to Choosing a Spanish Language School in Costa Rica

Learning the Spanish language offers numerous advantages to the student, from the benefits to their career to the importance Spanish fluency can have within their social lives. But to ensure the optimal Spanish learning experience, it’s important to select a quality language training school. The team at Costa Rican Language Academy are known as the foremost Spanish language training school in Costa Rica. And within this latest article, they highlight their guide to choosing a Spanish language school.
June 13, 2016

Why Choose a Spanish Language School in Costa Rica?

The Spanish language is the second most commonly spoken language in the world. And students across the globe are now seeking out a Spanish language school to help them build their linguistic capabilities. For many students, schools in Costa Rica are now offering the perfect combination of comprehensive education and an immersive and exciting environment. In this latest post, our team highlights why you should consider a Spanish language school in Costa Rica. Unique Environment Costa Rica offers a unique environment combining the world’s most famous beaches, lush green spaces and picturesque mountain ranges. For those visiting Costa Rica to undertake training at Spanish language school, the country offers numerous opportunities for adventure. Costa Rica is also famed for its surfing areas and its captivating wildlife! A Safe Space Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in Central America. The country’s low crime rate is the result of its comprehensive commitment to security and its relaxed, vibrant living spaces. Students will find that they’re welcomed to Costa Rica by the local population who enjoy helping new visitors find their way around the country and introducing them to Costa Rica’s immersive culture. Populated by Spanish Speakers Costa Rica also offers
June 6, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Offers a Guide to Choosing a Spanish Language School in Costa Rica

Learning the Spanish language offers numerous advantages to the student, from the benefits to their career to the importance Spanish fluency can have within their social lives. But to ensure the optimal Spanish learning experience, it’s important to select a quality language school. The team at Costa Rican Language Academy are known as the foremost Spanish language school in Costa Rica. And within this latest article, they highlight their guide to choosing a Spanish language school.