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.
Maestro Miércoles – Stem-changing Verbs in Spanish
This Maestro Miércoles focuses on understanding the stem-changing verbs in Spanish and start using them in the classroom: Verbos que cambian de raíz o verbos de bota. Su reto profesional: memorizar y usar estos verbos que cambian de raíz para usarlos en las conversaciones en clase / Memorize these stem-changing verbs and start using them in…
Maestro Miércoles – Irregular Verbs in The Present Tense in Spanish
This Maestro Miércoles lesson focuses on mastering the irregular verbs in the present tense in Spanish: Los verbos irregulares en el presente en español. In Spanish, verbs have three different endings: AR, ER, and IR (infinitive form) and these endings can vary depending on the person (I, she, they, etc.) you are using. Su reto…
Conjunctions–Joining Words, Phrases, Clauses, and Ideas Together
Conjunctions are words we use to link other words or ideas together. In this posting I talk about 3 types of conjunctions and how they work. You will see many example sentences. The download at the end will give you additional practice using and understanding these important words. What are conjunctions? Conjunctions are words that…
Video Viernes – Less Common Causes of Abdominal Pain in Spanish
This Video Viernes lesson focuses on learning how to talk about the less common causes of abdominal pain in Spanish: Causas menos comunes del dolor abdominal. Here is the Medical Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right away!…
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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!
2-weeks total trip length
2-6 weeks in length; you choose!
2-4 weeks in length; you choose!
* All 2019 programs in Nicaragua are currently pending resolutions to political situation in Nicaragua. Programs will run at the same dates in Costa Rica if Nicaragua is deemed unsafe for travel. Program still begins January 26, 2019. Please refer to "Pura Vida" program pricing for accurate costs. Contact Us if you would like to discuss.
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