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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. Well, guess what? Six months later I was living the same unforgettable experience I visualized in those images.   I went to Costa Rica to learn Spanish at CRLA, travel the country, and immerse myself in a new culture. At CRLA (Costa Rican Language Academy) they provide one the best immersion programs for Spanish studies in the region. Plus, they have taught more than 15,000 students from all over the world.   What helped me the most was having the opportunity to explore amazing places in Costa Rica all while learning Spanish abroad. On top of that, CRLA offered me advice and assistance to arrange various trips in the area. Also, I had plenty of options for food, hotels and tours.   Popular Tours & Destinations at CRLA   These are some of the places you should visit when you are in Costa Rica:   Canopy San Luis Best of Pacific Tortuguero Arenal Volcano and
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People often think that learning a new language can be achieved by reading books through online courses or watching movies. The reality is that this can´t be farther from the truth. One of the best ways of learning a language, like Spanish, is to learn it abroad.   At CRLA (Costa Rican Language Academy) we provide one of the best immersion programs for Spanish studies in Latin America. We have taught more than 15,000 students from all over the world in the past 25 years. We understand the importance of learning Spanish first-hand and to have a deep understanding of the language and culture where it is spoken.   Our Spanish classes go beyond text books since students have the chance to speak in the language with Costa Ricans and learn Spanish in a variety of very enjoyable and different activities. Our immersion programs include staying with a Costa Rican family, Spanish lessons and much more.   CRLA include extracurricular activities such as: Conservation volunteering projects Costa Rican cooking Latin dance Home stay programs   Spanish is growing   It´s very important to remember that the Spanish language has become a true necessity due to the increasing expansion of the
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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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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.

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.
December 28, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Now Offers Volunteer Opportunities That Reinforce Spanish Studies Abroad

December 5, 2016 – San Jose, Costa Rica – For over twenty-five years, Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) has created amazing opportunities for students to engage in Spanish language immersion programs that go far beyond the classroom environment.  Now, CRLA takes another step forward with the integration of volunteer opportunities into its Spanish studies.
November 28, 2016

Now Announcing Online Spanish Courses from Costa Rican Language Academy, a Leading Provider of Spanish Language Immersion Programs

December 5, 2016 – San Jose, Costa Rica – Since the 1980s, Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) has helped students master the Spanish language through their Spanish studies abroad programs.  Now, however, CRLA is taking their language-learning opportunities a step further with the addition of online classes.
October 23, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Helps Medical Students Enhance Their Expertise with Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica-based experts for Spanish language studies, Costa Rican Language Academy are now offering Spanish classes for medical professionals. The school’s courses are designed to offer a way for medical experts to study Spanish abroad in Costa Rica with qualified teachers and the leading training resources in the marketplace. Professionals will also have the opportunity to book tours and weekend excursions in Costa Rica as part of the tour experience. Studying in Costa Rica represents an unmissable opportunity to explore a beautiful country with a rich history. Millions of travelers visit Costa Rica each year to take in the historic sites and captivating views found throughout the country. Visiting Costa Rica also offers travelers the opportunity to study the Spanish language abroad in Costa Rica and apply it to their specific field, in order to communicate with a whole other range of patients As part of the Costa Rican Language Academy program, students will have the opportunity to work with highly skilled educators in learning Spanish with relevancy to their medical profession. Qualifying through the Costa Rican Language Academy will give students the opportunity to communicate with native speakers and then build their understanding for a potential career
September 2, 2016

Complete Studies Abroad While Immersed in Costa Rican Culture with Costa Rican Language Academy’s Spanish Homestay Program

San José, Costa Rica-based language school Costa Rican Language Academy invites students to their homestay program. The homestay program enables Spanish students to study the language abroad in Costa Rica while staying with an authentic Costa Rican family. It’s the ideal opportunity to become immersed in Costa Rican culture while enjoying a unique trip experience. Costa Rica is a country with captivating scenery and a fascinating history. And now students from across the globe visit Costa Rica to take part in studies at local schools. But for a truly unique and immersive experience, only a high quality homestay program can offer the student full value for their study investment. And that’s why so many are now turning to the homestay program at Costa Rican Language Academy instead of staying at a hotel. The Costa Rican Language Academy program combines classroom courses with a stay with a local Costa Rican family to help the student learn more on Costa Rica and the country’s rich cultural heritage. During their stay, students will be fed two meals a day by the family and will be given a key to the home so they can enter and leave the property as they wish. It’s
August 28, 2016

5 Reasons Students Choose to Study Spanish Abroad in Costa Rica through Costa Rican Language Academy

The best way to learn a new language is for students to immerse themselves within the culture. This experience can provide the foundation for understanding the language in a way that simple classroom learning cannot match. Which is a reason why students are now choosing to study Spanish abroad in Costa Rica at Costa Rican Language Academy. In this article, the team at CRLA explains the many advantages of their educational services. 1. Broad Range of Programs It’s important that the school the student selects has a wide range of language programs from which to choose from. That’s why many people are selecting the Costa Rican Language Academy as the school that offers both group and individual programs combining education, tours and volunteering opportunities. We also offer a large variety of class schedules and volunteer projects, depending on your preferences and needs. Each of the options available through CRLA are designed to help students grow within Costa Rican culture and to learn the language while immersed in a vibrant environment. 2. Proven Student Performance The results from the school’s study abroad Spanish courses speak for themselves. For more than 25 years, we have continually helped students move forward within their
August 2, 2016

Combine Spanish Studies Abroad with Volunteering in Latest Programs Offered by Costa Rican Language Academy

The San Jose, Costa Rica-based language school Costa Rican Language Academy is now inviting student groups to explore their full range of course options. One option for student groups is their personalized programs. The school offers a range of customized group programs for students of all language levels and college majors, where each program can be designed to include excursions across the region, volunteering and Spanish lessons. It’s the ideal educational opportunity for those looking to complete Spanish studies abroad. One of the fundamental challenges for a student trying to learn Spanish at a school in the U.S. or Canada is that the moment they leave the classroom, they find it challenging to retain the information and practice what they’ve learned. To ensure an optimal retention of course lessons and an unparalleled learning experience, students are now turning to CRLA for customized training programs that meet their needs and interests. Costa Rican Language Academy offers training programs for all types of Spanish learners. A popular choice is their tailored group programs, which allow Spanish students to study abroad in Costa Rica while adding various elements to their course. The school offers Spanish or faculty-led courses, as well as Spanish lessons
July 20, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Offers Numerous Programs for Spanish Studies Abroad

San José, Costa Rica – August 5, 2016 – Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) is offering numerous quality programs for those looking to invest in Spanish studies abroad. Each of these programs ensures that you have the opportunity to learn Spanish while enjoying the many pleasures of Costa Rica. CRLA offers numerous abroad programs through various universities, colleges and institutions. These programs are highly flexible and offer Spanish lessons, volunteer work and excursions. Each is as affordable as possible so everyone can study abroad in Costa Rica. For high school and college groups, we offer the ability to customize programs, with the possibility of including Spanish classes, volunteer work, as well as cultural classes. In addition, other activities such as museum visits, home stays and weekend excursions can be integrated into their program. Investing in Spanish studies abroad will lead to the experience of a lifetime and the customizable programs offered by CRLA provide high quality lessons and plenty of opportunity for exploration. For more information or further questions, contact them here. About CRLA Since 1989, CRLA has helped more than 15,000 students around the world learn Spanish while at the same time immersing themselves in and enjoying the culture
June 20, 2016

Costa Rica-based Costa Rican Language Academy Offering a Full Range of Spanish Language Courses

Costa Rica-based Spanish language teachers, Costa Rican Language Academy is now inviting students to explore their full assortment of Spanish language courses. Included within the company’s course selection are courses for beginners, intermediates, and experienced speakers. It’s a program selection designed to help integrate students within Costa Rican culture and ensure they can speak Spanish fluently over a short time period.