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Spanish Tutoring & Individual Classes

Face to Face tutoring and classes in Colorado & Online classes with our instructors from Costa Rica

The Best High School Spanish Immersion Trips

✅ Community Service, ✅ Spanish Classes, ✅ Host Families, ✅ Serious Adventures!

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Spanish Immersion for Teachers

The best Spanish immersion program for educators. Travel options available during spring break or summer break. Earn CEUs or PDUs while you learn Spanish!

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Online & Onsite Medical Spanish Classes

Learn Medical Spanish in Denver, CO or from the comfort of your own home!

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Accredited Medical Spanish Immersion Trips

Earn CME and CE credits while learning Spanish on Medical Spanish Immersion in Nicaragua & Costa Rica. Our trips are optimized for learning Spanish, 100% guided by CGI, more effective than you can imagine!

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Adult Spanish Immersion Programs

Classes, Community Service, Weekend Adventures!

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Common Ground International | Spanish and English Language Training and Services

Language 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.

English Courses
English Courses

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.

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Language for Specific Purposes
Language for Specific Purposes

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!

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Learn Spanish for free. Free Learning with Common Ground International
Free Learning

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!

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Medical Spanish
Medical Spanish

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!

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Spanish Immersion Trips
Spanish Immersion Trips

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!

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Certified Document Translation & Onsite or Telephonic Interpretation
Translation & Interpretation

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!

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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.

Collocations in American English

Common American English Collocations–Word That Go Together

Collocations are two or more words that go together in an expression, such as fast food, pay attention, or happily married. Collocations make our vocabulary richer. They make it easier to express ourselves without overusing words such as very, nice, or beautiful. In this posting I discuss some common American English collocations. There will be…

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2 Medical Spanish Pronunciation Rules

2 Medical Spanish Pronunciation Rules to help you ACE medical Spanish words

In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn two easy rules for making sure you’re pronouncing medical Spanish words properly. These 2 medical Spanish pronunciation rules apply to all Spanish words as well, and they’re especially great for all of you learners who are learning new vocabulary through self-study with your own books and…

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Numbers in American English–How to Express Quantity

Numbers mean the same thing in every language. How we talk about numbers varies, however, from language to language. It even varies among countries that speak the same language. For example, British people  express some numerical concepts differently than Americans. In this posting I talk about expressing numbers in American English. There will be many…

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Family medical history in Spanish

Learn Medical Spanish – Taking Family Medical History in Spanish

Family Medical histories in Spanish are an important aspect of gaining a patient’s complete medical history. In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn: Vocabulary for family members in Spanish Additional vocabulary for hereditary illnesses in Spanish Common questions regarding family history in Spanish Here is the Medical Spanish lesson on How to Take…

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Books

We have the best selection of industry-specific textbooks, workbooks and dictionaries for you to learn Spanish with!

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Onsite Courses

Learn Spanish and English for specific purposes with Common Ground!

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The Immersion Fund

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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Ecuador Spanish Immersion
Newest Program!
Spanish Immersion programs in Ecuador
In Quito, Cuenca & the Amazon

1-3 weeks in length

Nov 2, 2019 | June 6, June 13 & June 20, 2020
Host family, hotel, or hostel
20 hrs/week language school
Tuesday – Thursday community service outreach projects
Great day trips
Optional backpacking, science & wilderness medicine course in Amazon!
Interprofessional mix of fellow travelers
Open to Adults, Families, High Schoolers, Undergrads, Grad Students, Teachers & Healthcare workers
24/7 CGI Leadership
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Costa Rica Spanish Immersion
Easiest Travel
Spanish immersion Program in Costa Rica
In Santo Domingo de Heredia

1-6 weeks in length

January 25, June 27, 2020
Host family, hotel, or hostel
20hrs/week Spanish Classes
Tuesday – Thursday community service outreach projects
Amazing beaches, Volcanoes, Nat'l Parks, etc.
A great place to include your family or significant other for a post-trip vacation!
Interprofessional mix of fellow travelers
Open to Adults, Families, High Schoolers, Undergrads, Grad Students, Teachers & Healthcare workers
24/7 CGI Leadership

All Spanish Immersion Programs have space limits and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Us to reserve a space for 30 days w/ no obligation.

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Toll Free: (888) 879-2575

Mailing Address
PO Box 174
Lafayette, CO 80026

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