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65 responses to “Contact Us

José Astorga

Hi I want to be a Spanish teacher. I’m a mexican and graduated from business administration School and got MBA
Let me know how can Aply
Best Regards

Konner Feldhus

Hello! Getting an alert that I do not have access to my Spanish class. It started just a few weeks ago. Any advice or help is appreciated!

Rory Foster

Hey Konner, I sent an email out on Monday. Likely you needed to login or clear your browser caching. Did you get it sorted out?

alex dietrich

I am a 3rd year medical student hoping to participate in the costa rica immersion plan for next year (January). I am trying to be able to submit this program as part of an elective for my 4th year, but I need some more information about the day to day life of the program and I was wondering if there was anyone I could contact to discuss this?
Thank you

Rory Foster

Hello Alex, yes of course! I’ll email you and we can get you what you need.


I am in the beginning stages of planning an immersion/service learning trip for my high school Spanish students for Spring ’23. Very conscious of budget. Do you offer a 10-12 day trip for a high school group? If so, cost. Thanks much. -Paula

Miranda Jackson

I want to do the june 11the CR/ED medical trip. I just want to make sure you are doing it. When do I need to have it paid and flights booked? and I thought I saw somewhere a discount for 3 weeks or greater for healthcare or student which I am both. I am a nurse and an anesthesia student. I have taken classes with you at North Suburban medical center. Can you please email me? Thanks a million!


Average costs? I am just looking to have the most immersive program I can with a host family in a safe place where I can travel. Possibly a host family with young adults my age that I can provide benefit to them as well as I learn from them. The place doesn’t matter, as much as full immersion with people who want to adventure and live life fun. I love religion and would love to participate with whoever I would live with. I would probably want to travel to one of the cheapest programs as I am a college student on a budget.

Leann Koontz

Hello I enrolled in the medical spanish course due to start this week but don’t have the information for the online portion in order to get started. there is also a test that I need to take but don’t have that link either. Will you please resend to me? thank you!

Rory Foster

Yes of course Leann! I’ll send you all of the Beginning Mastering MedicalSpanish info you need.

Annette Haugh

Hello –

I was interested in taking the Medical Masterclass but I wasn’t sure which level I should register for. Is there a proficiency quiz I can take before registering? Also, I am an RN and my schedule doesn’t always work to have Tuesday nights free. Is that okay or will that greatly affect the course for me?


guillermo gatica

hello i wanna know how to integrate o a group class

Dexter Brickell

¡Hola! I was in the middle of my travel registration for the Ecuador and I pressed ave to Continue Later. How should I get back to this form? ¡Gracias!

Martha Wegner

My husband and I are interested in a spanish immersion program. We are in our 60’s. We do know some high school spanish. Is this program appropriate for “seniors” or near-seniors?

Rory Foster

Absolutely Martha! We usually have a handful of folks in their 60s and 70s during our adult programs. I’ll email and we can chat.

Mikaela Matthews


I wanted to inquire and see if you guys had any long-term Spanish immersion programs? I am interested in attending the medical Spanish immersion program but am looking for a 2-4 month program.

Thanks so much in advance!

Rory Foster

Hi Mikaela, yes we can certainly arrange that for you with some longer-term volunteering projects, etc. We should set up a phone call to discuss. Try giving me a call Mon-Fri here (303) 684-5557

Esperanza Salazar

No puedo acceder a las lecciones
Me pueden ayudar por favor ?

Ruth Jacobson

Hello, I believe I am signed up for MMS Intermediate level starting tomorrow, October 12, but I don’t have any recent emails about it, wondering if I missed something? Thanks, Ruth

Rory Foster

Hey Ruth, thanks for the note. Yes I think there might have been an issue on our end with emailing you. I’ll reach out via email now.


Hi, my name is Laura Martins, I’m Brazilian and a journalism student, I’ve lived in Costa Rica so I’m fluent in Spanish and my goal now is to become fluent in English! What plan could I study with you and get the I-20 for a student visa and how much would it cost?

Thank you,


Rory Foster

Hi Laura, thank you for your interest in coming to study with Common Ground in the USA. Unfortunately we don’t offer I-20 visa support.

Desiree Navarro

I signed up for the Intercambio on 7/3. I’ve had my orientation with Karen which was great!

She connected me to a language partner but I can’t get my partner to meet with me. We set up a time and he was a “no show”… I sent him an email following up and he still has not responded to me. I sent an email to Karen but have not received a response. Can someone help me get connected with a language partner?
Mil Gracias, Desiree

Rory Foster

Hi Desiree, yes of course! Please keep an eye out for an email Karen ASAP. Leslie and I are finishing up our summer Spanish immersion programs in Costa Rica for the next 2 weeks, so it’s harder for us right now. Karen will reach out today or tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!

Salah Agha

I am a medical provider and interested in signing up for a 1-2 weeks CME immersion course. The dates do not go beyond July 2021. When are you going to announce the future dates and destinations? Thank you.

Rory Foster

Thank you for the note Salah! Our next program will begin at the end of January 2022 to Costa Rica. Then we’ll have another summer session in June and July in Ecuador & Costa Rica (respectively). We should have those dates updated by the end of this month of June. Thanks,

Patrick Greer

Interested in probably 3 week Spanish Immersion adult program. Not sure what to do to get started… Can you call or email me? Want to get started as soon as I can.

Thank You,


Rory Foster

Sure, Patrick. We’d love to work with you on immersion this summer. Here is where you can get started with your deposit: I’ll email you as well. Cheers,

Rita Schwabe

The City of Omaha Police Department would like to order fifty-one (51) SPEEDY SPANISH FOR POLICE PERSONNEL BOOKLETS. Does your company accept Purchase Orders on a net-30 day account? or do you only accept credit card payments?

Rory Foster

Hi Rita, we do accept POs and CC payments. However, I believe Louise Newcomb is already in the process of generating a PO for your order. We spoke on the phone earlier this week. Email me if you’re taking over the purchase and we can get you taken care of!

Christie E.

Hi Rory,

I am interested in your “mastering medical spanish” class – I see that it is approved for category 1 CME for physicians and nurses – is it also approved for physician assistants by the AAPA?

How long are the Tuesday zoom sessions and what is the structure of those meetings?

Thank you!

Rory Foster

Hi Christie, our accreditation is Category 1 credits through the AAFP and should be transferable for all providers (PAs, NPs included). Probably best to check with AAPA to confirm – but I’m 99% sure it satisfies your continuing ed requirements.

Rory Foster

Oops, seeing I missed your 2nd question 🙂 – the Tuesday Zoom meetings are your practice times. We do some quick review of the week’s lesson, have multiple small group practice sessions, and always have time for Q&A. Hope you can join us! Register here for Mastering Medical Spanish


Hi Rory,

I would like to inquire if you have a program for a Spanish summer language program for 14 year-olds from the US this Summer 2021.

Thank you!

Rory Foster

Hello Maria, thanks for the note! Yes we our high school Spanish immersion program allows 14y/o and incoming freshmen to join. Leslie runs this program. Email her with specific questions and to schedule a call:


Are you currently offering online medical spanish training during the covid19 pandemic? I’m interested in one on one training a few hours per week.


Rory Foster

Hi Corin, yes we are! We’re also offering Medical Spanish group courses online as well if that’s interesting to you. Two links for you:

  1. Beginning Medical Spanish Individual Instruction in 10hr blocks
  2. Intermediate Medical Spanish Individual Instruction in 10hr blocks
  3. Free Medical Spanish Masterclass offered 2x/year

Hello, I would like to discuss your Legal Spanish class. Could you please contact me by email?

Rory Foster

Sure Katie, will email you now.

Meegan Van Straaten

Hi Leslie and Rory,
It is Meegan Van Straaten your long lost friend! I am involved with the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) and we just had a virtual conference. ASIA has a relatively new committee called the America’s committee and it’s goal is to improve the care of those with spinal cord injury living in Latin America. They have already provided so much impact with their work. They have a YouTube channel in which they have translated some educational videos. I thought you could use these videos in some of your education to medical professionals:)

We may have future need for translation services at conferences. I will keep you posted if an opportunity arises!

Hope you, the kids and your business is doing well!


Can I attend a medical Spanish immersion program if I am a junior undergraduate student majoring in Pre Health?

Rory Foster

Hello Sue, yes of course. We work with undergrads, grad students and professionals on this medical Spanish immersion program. We would be glad to work with you! Cheers,

Leonardo Branco

My wife and I stay in Denver on May/2021 and we want learn English for 4 weeks.

Do you have any programs for us?

Thank you.

Rory Foster

Yes of course. I’ll email you.

Barbara Howell

Hi Rory and Leslie,
I’ve been a nurse for over 40 years–30 of it overseas. When coming back to the US, I realized that a significant portion of my patients are now Spanish speaking and so began trying to learn Spanish about 5 years ago. I just recently found your common ground international lessons and watch them on youtube medical spanish. They are great–well done, helpful, relevant and in bite-size chunks. Thanks so much. One request. Mother baby is my specialty and I really was delighted to find your lecture Rory on labor and delivery, antepartum and postpartum. BUT…it seems like the one I saw, your camera wasn’t focused so I couldn’t see your whiteboard. Is there a possibility of recording that one again?

Bless you both for what you are doing. You’re making the world a place where people can understand and empathize with each other more.


Rory Foster

Hey Barb, thanks for the note! Yes let me find that one and re-do it. It must have been one of the early ones when we were doing facebook live videos – some of those didn’t turn out too well. Might take me a week or two to get to it, but I’ll redo. Thanks for being a part of our community and for your work with the underserved!

Karin Grantham

Greetings. I signed up for the Intercambio program and understood it was to start on May 4th. I have received no communication regarding the start or specific assignments, etc. I am checking in on the status and to better understand what to expect, since the charge did go through on May 1st. Thank you for all you do to promote language learning. Karin

Rory Foster

Hi Karin, I think this has been sorted out but I’m going to call you to make sure. Best,

Rebecca Dunaway

Hi There!

I have a few questions.

1. Since we are connecting with students around the globe, how do I know if the “evenings” available mean MY time zone or THEIR time zone.

2. My setup says that I am 80% finished. But I don’t have an idea what is still needed to finish.

3. The PDF file “Setting Goals to Improve and Track Oral Proficiency ” is nice! However, is there a way to download it so that I can type in my goals? I copied and pasted it into a document, but lost MOST of the format. Can that be possible with any other PDF documents that will be used in a similar way?

Thank you!!

Rebecca Dunaway

I signed up for intercambio. I received my confirmation of payment. The instructions say I will immediately set up my profile but I don’t have access to do that. Can you help?

Rory Foster

Hey Rebecca, so glad to have you join us in Intercambio! Hang tight – you’re not behind. Leslie is putting together a quick start guide for everyone & will send it out asap. See you online soon!

angie bui

language testing


Hi Angie, I received your message about national certification for interpreters. There are a couple of national certifications for healthcare interpreters, and a federal certification for court interpreters. Which are you interested in?

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