CGI | 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.
Medication adherence and follow up conversations in Spanish
In this medical Spanish lesson you’ll learn 7 great questions to give you insight into how closely your patients are adhering to their treatment plan. For each question, we also share some follow-up questions and suggestions for your patients. The 7 questions suggested by the AAFP to know how closely they’re adhering to their treatment…
Discussing side effects of medications in Spanish
In this lesson, you will learn how to talk about possible side effects of the medications your patients are taking and what to do if they experience those side effects. Pay careful attention to: The 20+ common side effects in Spanish in the lesson The Spanish names for the 19 most commonly taken medications in…
Spanish Immersion Programs in Costa Rica for Adults are back!
An exciting message from Leslie & Rory about summer ’21 Spanish Immersion travel: 4 Adult Spanish immersion programs this summer in Costa Rica Program Dates 1wk Spanish Immersion Programs: 6/26/21 – 7/3/21 7/3/21 – 7/10/21 7/10/21 – 7/17/21 7/17/21 – 7/24/21 2wk Spanish Immersion Programs: 6/26/21 – 7/10/21 7/3/21 – 7/17/21 7/10/21 – 7/24/21 3wk…
Usted Commands and Medication Instructions in Spanish
This is lesson 4 in our series of Medications and dosing instructions in Spanish. In this lesson, you will learn how to put these common medication verbs into the USTED command form: Agitar – shake Alternar – alternate Aplicar – apply Beber – drink Contener el aire – hold your breath Cortar (en mitad) –…
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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!
Ecuador Spanish Immersion
1-2 weeks in length
Ecuador & Costa Rica Spanish Immersion
3-6 weeks in length; you choose!
Costa Rica Spanish Immersion
1-6 weeks in length
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.
The best way to learn Spanish!View all trips & options
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