Watch this video to learn more about Costa Rica slang

Have you ever wondered about which are the most common slang words of Costa Rica? “Costarriqueñismos” are words or phrases frequently used by Costa Rican people, most are very specific to the Costa Rican vernacular, such as "mae" (meaning friend or brother) or “PURA VIDA” (a friendly expression that reflects the Costa Rican attitude of enjoying life and living in the moment).

CPI Spanish at the MaFLA Conference at the Springfield Sheraton: October 25 & 26

CPI Spanish immersion Costa Rica is pleased to announce participation in the upcoming Massachusetts Foreign Language Association 2018 conference in Springfield, MA. Language educators from the state come together each fall to discuss shared interests in linguistics and innovations in language acquisition.

Spanish programs for teachers we offer in Costa Rica

Offerings organized by CPI which could be of particular interest to educators include:

Academies to learn Spanish in a short time: online and immersion with CPI Spanish

When you are seeking to learn or improve your Spanish but are faced with time challenges owing to today’s busy schedules, a perfect option is to initiate the process with online Spanish classes. The advantage is you can start TODAY – no travel necessary.

Some FAQs:

How does the scheduling work for the CPI online Spanish classes?

Scheduling is flexible with classes offered from Monday through Saturday, aligning to your availability.  On average, students study twice or three times weekly for 2 hours each session in either our group or private class model.  But we have also had students take 90 minutes daily in our private model. 

What is the best country for Spanish language study?

What to look for:

Inarguably the best country for Spanish language study correlates to your travel interests and style.  Spain has been receiving students, in particular those at university level, for many decades.  There is little doubt Europe is sought after as a cultural and historical mecca of sorts.  And few can deny excitement in seeing la Alhambra of Granada, the coast of San Sebastian, the Gran Via of Madrid or the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona.

Doctoral Candidate, William Justin Morgan

The Influence of Study Abroad: CPI Spanish Immersion, Costa Rica

It’s been a long journey since my first day as a student at CPI Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica, having traveled with The University of North Alabama.  This initial opportunity in Costa Rica, thanks to my professor and mentor, Dr. Claudia Polo Vance, was fundamental in helping to open my eyes to a whole new world. Here I should take a quick pause and thank not only Claudia but all those professors and teachers who dedicate their time and spring/summer breaks to establishing study abroad programs, with the goal of introducing young minds to a wider, global perspective.  It is such honored work, and they deserve so much appreciation. 

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