Learning Spanish

Thinking about studying Spanish abroad but don't know where to start? There's nothing more exciting than getting ready to study in another country -- but there can be a lot to think about.
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This is the second part for Everything you need to know about learning Spanish abroad...
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Have you ever wanted something different from your Spanish class? It's one thing to learn all of the basics and the vocabulary so that you can someday have a conversation with a Spanish speaker, but it's a whole different experience to learn something and immediately be able to use it. Perhaps you have thought about an immersion experience abroad before and a little bit of fear held you back.
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Getting ready to study abroad and learn Spanish? Here are some lively sayings that you may hear when you're learning Spanish abroad and hanging out with some of your local friends. Ojo: Translating an expression literally from one language to another rarely works.
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With Hispanic individuals making up an estimated 28% of the US population by 2060, communicating in Spanish is more important than ever. That's where participating in Spanish immersion programs abroad comes in.
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Studying abroad can be a big challenge for some. Feeling homesick, out of place, or even lost are some of the fears that stop many from taking advantage of one of the greatest opportunities in their life.
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Studying abroad has an endless number of benefits, one being the opportunity to practice another language. Costa Rica is a great place to learn Spanish, while making life-long memories. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your study abroad experience.
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Imagine a paradise and what do you see? Maybe you see a pristine beach, untouched by human development and complete with perfect sunsets every evening. Maybe you see lots of green - a rainforest, to be exact - with a wide variety of thriving species, all living in harmony with one another. Maybe your idea of paradise is simply living day to day with a carefree style of life, where everyone is friendly to each other and without worry.
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Most people, including myself, have had the thought, "I wish I could speak another language. I should have paid attention in school." But learning another language in high school or college is difficult if you don't have anywhere to practice and use it. That's why immersive language learning has been such an effective tool for learning a new language. 
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Maybe you had to take Spanish in high school or college, but you can't remember anything past "hola," to save your life. Maybe you know enough to get by. Maybe you've never cared to learn a second language, but adulthood called, and it needs something more for your resume than just "graduate."
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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.

June 5, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Learning Spanish Abroad (Part I)

Thinking about studying Spanish abroad but don't know where to start? There's nothing more exciting than getting ready to study in another country -- but there can be a lot to think about.
June 5, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Learning Spanish Abroad (Part II)

This is the second part for Everything you need to know about learning Spanish abroad...
August 15, 2017
Visit Costa Rica to Learn Spanish

Traveling to Costa Rica for my Spanish Studies Abroad Was the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made.

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.
August 15, 2017
Costa Rican Language Academy

How I learned Spanish in Costa Rica while living the experience of my life

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.
April 6, 2017

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.
March 17, 2017

4 Great Reasons to Learn Spanish

With globalization and a more competitive job market, Spanish is getting more attention from students around the world.
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!