Common Ground International | Spanish and English Language Training and Services
We specialize in Spanish for specific purposes and English for specific purposes. Our language services are all focused on impacting communities through language. We help students and professionals in bilingual environments make a difference in their communities and around the world with language. You can expect nothing less than excellence when you contract for language services with Common Ground International.
Learn English with Common Ground and get immediate results! Improving your English is quite possibly one of the best investments an individual can make in his/her career. And investing in your team’s English skills returns immediate productivity, safety, and customer service results. Studies show that how you communicate in the workplace has a drastic effect on how coworkers, employers and clients view you or your team.Learn more
Teaching Language for Specific Purposes (aka LSP) is teaching language within a very specific context and with measurable and transactional objectives to using language. It’s very different from teaching general language classes. Teaching languages for specific purposes has been our specialty since we Common Ground was born in 2001, and now we’re sharing our secrets!Learn more
Free Courses, Free Study Materials, and other Free Learning Resources Provided by Common Ground. It turns out that we have more ideas and material than we know how to sell. And, not everything has to be paid anyway – poke around a little and see if we’re giving anything away that meets your needs!Learn more
Learning Spanish for healthcare produces immediate and noticeable results. We teach medical Spanish courses throughout Denver all year and provide medical Spanish immersion programs during the winter and summer months. Join a course that is interactive, fun & directly applicable to your day to day work with patients!Learn more
Immersion is the quickest way to improve your comfort and confidence speaking Spanish! Intentional travel solidifies your language proficiency in ways that you never could at home. Learn more about how our Spanish immersion programs help you speak Spanish more comfortably and confidently!Learn more
Certified document translation & qualified interpretation that you can trust! Use CGI’s certified professional translators and qualified interpreters and you’ll be certain that your message is communicated effectively and clearly. Learn more about document translation and interpretation services!Learn more
Latest blog posts
We’re always writing blog posts about the use of Spanish in everyday settings. Here are our latest posts that highlight different aspects of Spanish immersion and languages for specific purposes.
Count and Noncount Nouns in English – How and When to use them
Many or much? A few or a little? Fewer or less? How do you know which of these words to use when you are describing the quantity of something? This is a common question for English learners. Here is the answer! There are two types of nouns: count and noncount. English has two kinds of…
Learning Medical Spanish – Upper Respiratory Infections in Spanish
In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to talk about upper respiratory infections in Spanish: Infecciones de las vías respiratorias superiores. We will be talking about: Respiratory symptoms / Síntomas respiratorios Related Anatomy / Anatomía relacionada Examination and analysis / Exámenes y análisis Questions to rule out causes / Preguntas para descartar…
Understanding Por vs. Para in Spanish and When to Use Them
If you’ve ever had trouble saying “for” in Spanish, you’re not alone! Although POR and PARA in Spanish may both be translated as for in English, they cannot be used interchangeably in Spanish. IN THE FREE POR VS. PARA SPANISH GRAMMAR LESSON DOWNLOAD YOU WILL ¡APRENDER! Learn the difference in uses between the Spanish prepositions POR and…
Ser vs. Estar: When to Use the Correct Verb “To Be” in Spanish
SER and ESTAR, they both mean “to be”?! Why does the Spanish language have two verbs expressing “to be” while in English there is only one? Both verbs have very specific uses, so there is no picking and choosing which one to use on a whim. The two “To be” verbs in Spanish; SER and…
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The Immersion Fund
We all know that Spanish immersion is the best way to learn Spanish. The Immersion Fund is a 501c3 dedicated to helping individuals fund their Spanish immersion trips through unique fundraising opportunities and student travel scholarships so that they can use Spanish more effectively and have a bigger impact in their home communities. However, Spanish immersion travel is costly and not always feasible for students and emerging professionals.
The Immersion Fund was created to help participants fund their Spanish immersion program while also making a difference in another person’s life. By partnering with other nonprofit organizations in Central America we’ve come up with a unique fundraising program to generate student travel scholarships for Spanish immersion trips. The Immersion Fund is unique fundraising with a purpose!
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