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 learning new vocabulary and having lots of fun.
What Not to Do
English is a valuable language to speak and while studying abroad, people may ask you to practice their english with you. It’s important not to cave into this and continue to speak the local language. Remember that you didn’t move to another country to speak your own language, take advantage of your time here as much as possible.
Choosing to invest in Spanish studies abroad is the best way to learn the language and our CRLA programs are designed to help you learn as effectively as possible. However, keep in mind the tips previously mentioned when you’re in Costa Rica in order to take advantage of your education as best as you can.
At CRLA we ensure that you are making the most of your stay in terms of learning Spanish quickly and easily, and at the same time immersing yourself in the culture, no matter what your age, background or Spanish skills are.
Our proven methodology, updated and innovative text books & intimate class size ensures excellent results. We will even offer you extra classes at no cost, if necessary, to make sure that you achieve your language goals. Contact us for more information on our various programs and we’ll fill you in on the details.