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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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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 23, 2017

CRLA makes Spanish an experience of living, not a long slog in a dry textbook. It´s really fun.

CRLA makes Spanish an experience of living, not a long slog in a dry textbook. It´s really fun. The methods used by the Costa Rican Language Academy WORK! I spent the first month of a 5-month exploration of Costa Rica at the CRLA, and, as I had hoped, I received a solid foundation in Spanish that allowed me to start speaking with the fine people of this country. CRLA makes Spanish an experience of living, not a long slog in a dry textbook. It’s really fun Dr. Jeff Stewart Maine, USA December 2014
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.