Gabriel García Márquez

Spanish classes online to discover the work of Gabriel García Márquez

It is impossible to talk about Latin American literature without referring to One Hundred Years of Solitude and the writer Gabriel García Márquez who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

This novel is not only considered a masterpiece of universal literature, but it is also one of the most widely read works in Spanish being one of the most translated works into other languages.

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How can I improve my Spanish during limited travel?

There is no denying the internet can provide great benefit to learning Spanish or improving linguistic skills. Here is a quick list of tips on how the internet can be of help in your learning journey!

  1. Make a set of vocabulary cards. Try to set the goal of learning 3 new words per day in different areas; for example: on Monday, 3 words about the home; on Tuesday, 3 about nature; on Wednesday, vocabulary about health & well-being; on Thursday, details about the family, etc.
  2. Twice weekly find a song in Spanish on YOUTUBE; listen 3xs and makes notes of vocabulary with which you are not familiar. Bonus: look up in WIKI ESPANOL some information about the musical group or artist.
  3. Watch a series in Spanish, with or without subtitles, under the international offerings on NETFLIX or a “telenovela” on YOUTUBE.
  4. Visit a local eatery with Latin or Spanish inspired fare; when you make your reservation ask if it’s possible to only speak in Spanish during your visit.
  5. Volunteer at a local NGO where Spanish is used.
  6. Once a week spend 10 minutes writing Spanish words and/or sentences that come to mind in a free flow manner.
  7. Online learning in live format with CPI language school in Costa Rica is a terrific option to perfect your linguistic skills, as well!

For more information about online Spanish classes in Costa Rica, visit And for more tips on how to learn the language with Costa Rica Spanish, feel free to follow our blog The Pura Vida Experience.

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Best way to study Spanish online in the ideal learning environment? TOP 10 tips!

Thanks to technology, you can currently learn Spanish online as if you were abroad. However, in order to get the most out of the online experience, you should plan for several aspects. Why?  Because not only is a suitable environment key to help your learning process, but planning ahead sets you up for success, ensuring you also enjoy Spanish classes online.

Thinking of taking Spanish classes online out of Costa Rica? Find out why September is a month of celebration

If you decide to study Spanish online out of Costa Rica, not only will you learn the language but you will also open the doors to a rich experience in terms of culture and traditions. September is celebrated as the birth of Costa Rica, and this year the country is turning 199! September 15th is Independence Day not only for Costa Rica, but also for neighboring Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

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10 benefits of studying Spanish online

The warmth of her people & the clarity of their accent, along with the diversity of lush nature, makes Costa Rica an ideal place to learn Spanish. But taking Spanish classes online from home, while waiting for international travel to start anew, also has benefits. The CPI language institute staff based in Costa Rica wants to share with you the 10 main advantages of taking Online Spanish language courses:


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