Business Spanish Program
CPI's Spanish Business Program aims to develop the language skills of business students, people already employed in this area, or for those seeking new opportunities and for entrepreneurs considering business development and/or expansion.
Business Spanish for Professionals provides insight into Latin American business culture, utilizing Costa Rica as a case study, by introducing realistic situations and dialogue typical of a business environment.
Students obtain specialized and relevant vocabulary skills which assist in facilitating communication in a professional ambience.
Each level consists of 4 hours of Spanish class daily - 8:00am to 12:00pm - and 1 visit per week to a local business. In this schedule the participants will have the opportunity to explore the local culture in the afternoons. Also, people who travel with friends or family members who are participating in the Standard Spanish Program will be able to share the same schedule and do activities together in the afternoons and/or on the weekends.
The classes are for maximum 4 people, but if there is only one person taking the specialized course the same rate and schedule applies. Classes start every Monday all year round. This program in available in the 3 CPI campuses: Heredia city, Monteverde cloud forest and Flamingo beach. You may combine your time between the 3 locations and to have a better experience of the country.
Ideally, the course is for 3 consecutive weeks with 20 hours of study per week. However, the curriculum has been made flexible to allow students to study for one, two or three weeks.
CPI understands that is not always a possible schedule for people who are traveling with time restrictions. As a result, this program has been organized to offer the option of choosing which days of the week they would like to start and end classes as well.
For example, if a student prefers a more intensive schedule in which he/she completes the program in 4 days, attending 5 hours of class per day, Wednesday through Saturday it would be possible. The flexible schedule should be confirmed by our Admissions Office before your registration and it may be not available in some weeks in the year.