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.
Culture and Education: Daily Routines at School in Costa Rica
In this interview, Sandra describes some of the ins and outs of a Costa Rican school day. First, she gives an overview of a typical school schedule, starting at 7:00 am. Generally, students have two forty-minute lessons, followed by a 5-10 minute break, and another two lessons. Then, students have lunch and a 15-20 minute…
Culture and Education: Private vs Public Education in Costa Rica
Interview in Spanish with Emily (special ed teacher) and doña Sandra about private vs public education in Costa Rica In this interview, Sandra and Emily discuss differences between public and private education in Costa Rica. Sandra explains that the most significant difference, in her opinion, is the emphasis on English instruction in private schools. Private…
Culture and Education: Educational System in Costa Rica
Interview in Spanish with Emily (special ed teacher) and doña Sandra about the educational system in Costa Rica This is the first of several interviews Emily had with doña Sandra about Latino culture, perspectives and practices in education in Costa Rica. This video is 100% in Spanish with Spanish subtitles for improved comprehension. In this…
Latino Culture & Healthcare: Natural Medicines, Home Remedies & Alternative Treatments
This is the last topic related to Latino Culture & Healthcare. In this case doña Sandra and I were talking about natural medicines, home remedies & alternative treatments some Latino patients tend to take while getting medical attention. In general, the rule of thumb with alternative medicine is to recognize their use, assess whether or not they…
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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.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Lafayette, CO 80026