Spanish Studies Abroad

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.

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.
December 12, 2016

What to Expect When You First Arrive for Spanish Studies Abroad at Costa Rican Language Academy

For many students, a stay with Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) is the most exciting adventure they’ve ever been on, especially if they’ve never been outside their own country.  Joining the CRLA Spanish language immersion programs is an incredible opportunity which will provide lifelong memories…  but it can be a bit overwhelming when you don’t know what to expect.
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.
October 17, 2016

How Students Can Choose the Right Spanish Studies Abroad Program for Their Career

Studying Spanish abroad in Costa Rica offers students a great way to learn the language while enjoying the culture and surroundings of an exceptional country.
October 10, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Presents 3 Elements for Schools to Consider When Booking Spanish Studies Abroad for University Students

Spanish language training can give students a clear foundation for success throughout their careers. It’s why so many universities now offer language training for students as part of their curriculum.