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We know how important it is for you and your co-workers to learn Spanish vocabulary and phrases that help you function more efficiently at work. Common Ground's perspective on learning Spanish is that with classes tailored to fit different professions, students gain the Spanish they need to be more effective in their work setting.
CGI offers these professional Spanish classes in a customized group class format and in the 1:1 format. If you prefer individual learning, we offer private classes in a 1:1 format online.

Spanish for Healthcare workers

Learn Spanish for Healthcare workers

Why learn medical Spanish?

Apart from the fact that it makes a huge difference in the lives of your Spanish only patients when you can connect with them in their language (even if you only know basic medical Spanish phrases), there are several other reasons to learn medical Spanish in Colorado (and across the USA):
You can physically see the sighs of relief when you use your medical Spanish with patients to establish a positive rapport and understand their situation. You have more confidence and insight on patient conversations when you’re using your clinic or hospital interpreters when you know some basic medical Spanish and common medical Spanish phrases for high frequency ideas that you need to communicate. Many nursing jobs prefer candidates with some level of bilingualism, and most nursing schools (in Colorado at least) don’t have space in their schedules to provide medical Spanish courses. Common Ground’s Spanish teachers are extremely engaging and fun to learn medical Spanish with. Our classes are low-stress and high-impact.

A few quick notes about our Medical Spanish classes:

  • These classes are more than medical terminology courses. We teach your how to communicate in Spanish with your Spanish-only patients.
  • Most employers are reimbursing course tuition for these medical Spanish classes – don’t forget to ask your supervisor or employer!
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to every student who attends at least 75% of the class meetings
  • Nursing CEU credits are included at no additional cost!

Learn more about Common Ground’s Spanish for Healthcare online courses and resources

Spanish for Teachers


Spanish for Educators: Help your LEP Students succeed!

Spanish for Educators provides some basic, yet specific Spanish skills to help you manage your classroom and give clear direction to your limited English students, you can help make their transition into an English speaking classroom much more achievable.
Year after year we have more Spanish only students in our schools working hard to fit in with their classmates and succeed in school. The goal of our Spanish for Educators classes is to help educators communicate effectively in Spanish with students and parents who are not yet fluent in English. Whether you choose to provide Spanish for Educators training during your School District’s Summer Teacher Trainings, on teacher workshop days, Summer Spanish Immersion programs in Costa Rica, or at another convenient time in the year, we will customize these Spanish for Educators classes to fit the unique needs of your school.

Like all of Common Ground International’s Spanish classes, these class are dynamic, conversational, and provide you with practical Spanish skills to help you manage typical classroom situations.

The Beginning 1 & Beginning 2 Spanish for Educators course helps you:

  • Communicate classroom rules and behavior expectations
  • Express curriculum objectives to students and their parents
  • Learn Spanish vocabulary for the classroom (classroom objects, etc.).
  • Explain student schedules, classroom subjects and times
  • Report incidents to parents
  • Make phone calls home
  • Discuss evaluations and assessments with parents
  • Negotiate Parent-Teacher conferences
  • Learn Latino cultural norms and its views on education

Learn more about Common Ground’s Spanish for Teachers online courses and resources.

Amazing Spanish Immersion Programs for Adults

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Ecuador Spanish Immersion
Newest Program
Spanish Immersion programs in Ecuador
In Otavalo, Ecuador

1-3 weeks in length

June 11, 2022
Consider 10 days to have a full weekend to explore!
Host family, hotel, or hostel
20hrs/week Spanish Classes
Optional 1:1 private lessons
Tuesday – Thursday community service outreach projects in Spanish
Great day trips to the equator, hot springs, etc.
Optional Wilderness Medicine Course at Reserva Alto Coca (pending interest)
Learn Spanish with other professionals from all walks of life
Open to Adults, Families, High Schoolers, Undergrads, Grad Students, Teachers & Healthcare workers
24/7 leadership, coordination & support by Common Ground program leaders
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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 29, 2022 & June 25, 2022
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 leadership, coordination & support by Common Ground program leaders

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

If you would prefer to offer English classes for limited English speakers at your workplace, that’s a great option as well!

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Other Free Resources to learn Spanish on your own

Verb tenses and study Spanish grammar topics. Click on the topic below to learn Spanish grammar and verbs:

Learn Spanish Grammar

Learn Spanish Verbs

demonstrative adjectivesconditional perfect
direct objectsconditional tense
double object pronounsfuture perfect
indirect objectsfuture tense
nounsimperfect tense
possessive adjectivespast participles
por and parapast perfect
preterite and imperfectpreterite tense
ser and estarpresent tense
sequence of tensesreflexive verbs
si clausestener
subjunctive and indicative

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Of course if you’re interested in online Spanish tutoring or Spanish Immersion Programs in Costa Rica, we’d be happy to help you. Contact us with any questions or if you need help with something!