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CPI Costa Rica is excited to be an Exhibitor at our 6th consecutive ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, this year being held in Nashville, TN. Over 7,000 language professionals are expected to attend this much anticipated event.  Opportunities for professional development are abundant with 800 educational sessions along with informational meetings on emerging trends and research-informed practices. We welcome you to visit CPI Spanish Immersion Costa Rica at BOOTH #545 in the Exhibit Hall.  During the ACTFL 2017 Convention CPI will be featuring the following Spanish programs of interest to language educators:

  1. Individual study in our STANDARD SPANISH program -- (maximum 4 students per class) for all levels, available any Monday, year-round at any of our 3 CPI campuses:
    1. Heredia typical town: peacefully quaint and traditional ´´Tico´´ village of San Joaquin de Flores full of local color
    2. Monteverde cloud forest: nestled in a majestic mountain range, this high biodiversity region is perfect for animal sighting and hiking
    3. Flamingo Beach: this campus is only a 5 minute walk to crystalline waters and a white sand beach

And WHY not convert the experience into a family affair with age and skill appropriate classes for spouses and the kids – study in the morning and explore each afternoon!

  1. Professional development study:
    1. Instituto de Cervantes DELE preparation and exam:  Throughout the year prepare for the DELE exam; opportunities to sit for the exam are available annually at CPI Heredia on the Cervantes established dates.
    2. Seminar for Spanish Teachers:  Choose the Monday which best fits your schedule and participate in our customized 2 week seminar during which participants are taught various techniques created, developed, and successfully applied over the 26 years CPI has been teaching Spanish as a second language.
    3. CEUs or Master’s level credits in Spanish:  A 2 week session offered each summer (2018 dates: May 18 – June 3) includes cultural immersion, linguistic advancement and classroom application. This unique opportunity is facilitated in conjunction with New Mexico State University (NMSU) as the university of record to broaden cultural perspective, increase language proficiency, and revolutionize teaching while enjoying amazing Costa Rica. The base course grants 3 Master’s level credits; add-on Spanish classes organized by skill level afford the opportunity to earn 6 graduate level credits.
  2. Customized study abroad itineraries for primary, middle, high school or university students:   The study abroad provider of choice for numerous schools and universities across the U.S., CPI has a department dedicated solely to the creation and implementation of group itineraries.  Through CPI Groups arrange 1, 2, 3 or 4 week experiences for your students which include Spanish classes (maximum 5 students per class), accommodation, cultural immersion, educational activities and tours. Professors confidently travel with their students knowing that from the moment of arrival they can depend on a smoothly run trip which results in students improving their Spanish skills, broadening horizons, and enjoying this experience of a lifetime.   References are available upon request from across the U.S.

 

If you are unable to travel to the ACTFL 2017 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo but are interested in more details on these options, please feel free to contact our friendly, bilingual CPI Admission’s Team!

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CPI is rolling out a brand-new program within its signature label “CPI Specialized Experiences” with Spanish Classes by the Hour

Who within the CPI student base would be best served?

  1. Short-term tourists: Our accomplished Spanish professors can be contracted for as few as 2 hours for a survival Spanish session permitting visitors to maximize the Costa Rica experience.  Why not brush up on your Spanish while relaxing poolside at your hotel, airbnb accommodation, condo rental or VRBO apartment?
  2. Expats & long-term residents: Alternatively, CPI Spanish Classes by the Hour can be arranged as a long-term program to accommodate expat ‘baby boomer’ needs or to support new resident survival Spanish needs.  For the latter, in only 2 hours you will learn basic grammar along with some of the most important phrases for situations while living in your new home, such as: a medical emergency, running errands, and day-in & day-out interactions. 
  3. Our CPI Spanish Classes by the Hour program is perfect, too, for serious students with time constraints, for example, executives and/or expat parents taking a family gap year in Costa Rica but with certain scheduling restrictions.
  4. Spanish classes for companies or community members:  Should you like to organize a group within your community or for company staff, we are happy to be of service.  CPI is proud to share that we are the chosen language school of local and international companies, some of our clients are: UK Embassy, Canadian Embassy, Emerson Electric Company, McKinsey Company, Vertiv, Avianca, just to name a few.

All programs can be scheduled either on campus -- CPI has 3 welcoming locations in Costa Rica permitting you to choose the school nearest you for Spanish class -- OR Spanish classes are available either at your accommodation, in your home or at your office.  The advantage to classes at the CPI campus is increased interaction with friendly locals, along with opportunities to socialize with other expats and visitors who happily share experiences and tips about living in Costa Rica

CPI Spanish Immersion Costa Rica is one of the longest established and most experienced Spanish language schools in Costa Rica; in-house training ensures quality teaching, with our academic staff utilizing customized and innovative techniques to attend to the styles and linguistic needs of each learner.  The newest program addition of CPI Spanish Classes by the Hour is all about flexible scheduling as you study Spanish at your own pace!

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When it comes to studying a foreign language, you have numerous of options -- over 6,900, in fact!  It is important to pick a language that is practical and interesting so you remain motivated and encouraged along your learning journey. For example, you may be fascinated by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Elvish, but how will you practice so your skills flourish?  Here at CPI, we are slightly biased towards one language in particular—Spanish!

Here are a few reasons why you should choose Spanish for your foreign language adventure:

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If you would like to brush up on your Spanish from the comfort of your own home, CPI’s online Spanish program is the perfect study forum. This flexible program allows you to study Spanish without having to take time off from work or school, and it will keep your skills sharp even if you do not use Spanish regularly in your daily life. Just as in CPI’s on-site classes, your curriculum will be custom-tailored to fit your needs with grammar study, vocabulary, and culture. We recommend these courses to those who wish to prepare for an upcoming international trip, who have finished studying at CPI and do not want to lose their progress, and those who cannot get away from their daily lives to come to Costa Rica in person. You can choose either 10 or 20 hours of each course, based on what best suits your needs.

CPI offers the following online courses:

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As anyone working in the modern economy can see, foreign language is no longer just a subject to be studied in high school or college and promptly forgotten. Interconnected economies formed by rapid globalization have made foreign language acquisition a crucial component of the path to a successful career. If you would like to better your Spanish abilities in order to advance your career or broaden your company’s client base, CPI is the place for you.

As psycholinguist Frank Smith said, “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." By strengthening your Spanish skills, you will unlock a new world providing access to the sphere of 437 million native Spanish speakers. Being able to communicate bilingually will transform you into a top service provider for a greatly increased clientele.

CPI offers the following career-advancing Spanish programs:

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