Intercambio Spanish & English Language Challenge Week! {FREE SPANISH CHALLENGE} Bring your Spanish to LIFE

Intercambio Spanish & English Challenge Week – Oct. 10 – 14, 2022

Hey Spanish Learner…You’ve landed on this page because you want to improve your Spanish communication skills. And we want to help you!

Join thousands of Spanish and English learners from around the world for our {free} Intercambio Spanish & English Challenge Week. Space is limited and this challenge fills fast!

You can’t just “hope” to improve your Spanish by taking another class, studying an app or working through lessons – It takes an intentional, relevant, interactive method that is hard to find.

Join Leslie Foster and her team of teachers as they walk you through 3 pivotal steps in the Spanish Language Journey.

The same steps that have led thousands of their students to experience massive results in their Spanish speaking confidence and fluency!

**Warning this is an active challenge- that requires your engagement and participation. Get ready to make serious strides!

In this challenge you will increase your confidence and your Spanish speaking proficiency.

Being able to SPEAK Spanish is not an exclusive talent for certain “gifted” people. Everyone is able to gain confidence and fluency speaking Spanish.


Create your learning plan to fast-track your Spanish progress and get into action!

The key to stop thinking about learning or improving is to start DOING it!

Develop your conversational plan & practice those skills with native Spanish speakers who are learning English.

Just learning about the language is like having someone learn to dance by reading about theory and technique, but never actually taking to the dance floor.

COMMUNICATION, like dance, is something you DO and often the missing piece in language learning.

Eliminate fear & frustration!

These are the two obstacles to exponential language growth! Fear can make us freeze. Frustration can make us give up. But there is a solution. Acknowledge it and implement these strategies to work around it!

If ANY of the following ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ring true, you don’t want to miss this FREE 3 step challenge to boost your Spanish Communication Skills…

You’re frustrated with your SLOW Spanish progress.
You’ve been learning it for years and you’ve plateaued.
You can understand it, but cannot speak it.
Your an intermediate learner and you just can’t move forward.
You’re afraid of making mistakes and therefore are hesitant about opening your mouth.
You don’t have enough time.
You don’t have any opportunities to practice it.
You want to find someone to keep you accountable.

If the idea of walking away with a customized, simple, yet effective plan that will boost your Spanish speaking skills and confidence makes you want to raise your hand – this FREE 3 challenge is YOUR NEXT STEP in your Spanish learning journey.

How does this challenge work? I’m a busy person…

So are we! We promise this will be an efficient and powerful use of your time. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Challenge Start Date: Oct. 10, 2022
  • Challenge End Date: Oct. 14, 2022
  • Each day you will be invited to take ONE STEP further in your Spanish Learning Journey.
  • This Action Step will either be a live class, a training you need to watch that day, or an exercise to complete.
  • Each Action Step will take between 20 and 40 minutes to complete
  • You get access to our team of Spanish coaches in our Pop-Up Challenge Facebook Group while the challenge lasts. Meet other challenge participants and get answers to your questions.

A note from Leslie (your personal guide through this challenge that will boost your Spanish speaking confidence)…

I’m Leslie Foster and my husband (Rory Foster) and I began Common Ground International (a family run small business) two decades ago when we saw that adult students who were trying to learn Spanish were getting frustrated and not making any progress in traditional courses. We flipped the model, and we’ve had the honor to help thousands of Spanish learners move from knowing ABOUT Spanish to SPEAKING SPANISH!

We’ve been working with and listening to thousands of adult learners just like you to narrow down the Spanish language, to focus in and uncover the Spanish essentials that help you achieve your Spanish learning goals and allow you to connect better with the language often resulting in making a deeper impact in your community.  

Once you start applying the learning strategies we’ve outlined for you and begin learning the most relevant Spanish content for you… 

  • You will see progress in your Spanish communication skills!
  • Your Spanish will come to life!
  • You will be able to use it for your intended purposes!
  • You can have a bigger impact in your community!

Can’t wait to see you in this challenge!


I have been part of the CGI learning community and have been so impressed with all the free content provided by Rory and Leslie. They have been really responsive to making content relevant to my work. Great work and an amazing contribution to our Spanish speaking communities.

Theresa Thomas

Leslie and Rory are absolutely wonderful teachers. Being a part of this community has significantly improved my Spanish speaking. I was about as much of a beginner as one could be, and now I am able to converse in Spanish with a friend in Costa Rica! I still need to improve a lot, but I know I can and will. Common Ground International gave me the bravery to make mistakes so I can grow. Thank you! I am so grateful!

Chelsie Cabak

The Intercambio program has helped me grow in my Spanish abilities and enriches my life with new conversational experiences. The weekly guides refresh my vocabulary and provide a template for my Spanish/English conversations with my international speaking partners. Intercambio is a meaningful way to learn, practice, and enjoy Spanish for people of any age or background

Linda Dara

Common Ground International presents a safe environment where both beginning and advanced learners have the opportunity to progress. The virtual group lessons are full of meaningful material that can be immediately practiced. The written materials are professionally relevant, progress in a logical format, and provide a useful reference for study in between virtual sessions.

Tim Dempsey
Physical Therapist

I absolutely love being apart of the Intercambio community. They helped me plan a way out of my plateau. It was the little boost I needed to get back on track and start enjoying my Spanish learning once again. That’s just the beginning, I’m confident within a short time from now I will be speaking more Spanish with less fear and more confidence! A big thanks to the Common Ground Team.

Matt Higgens

The teachers have created a model of learning that I look forward to each week: a lesson guide with a theme, vocabulary and videos. Then, it’s fun meeting my conversation partner online to discuss it all. There are no awkward moments of silences because we have a theme to discuss. And there is much enthusiasm, laughter and support in learning a language, by both the teachers and the conversation partner.

Jane Vincillo

Your program has a lot of great resources, and I love the language lessons and practice guides. It definitely gives me something to aim for. My goal is definitely to become a proficient Spanish speaker. I know if I stick with this program, I will reach my goal. Thank you so much for your hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm!

Juliet Franklin

19 responses to “Intercambio Spanish & English Language Challenge Week! {FREE SPANISH CHALLENGE} Bring your Spanish to LIFE

Paula Lonergan

¡Estoy muy emocionada para el desafío! Soy maestra de español. Doy clases en la secundaria. Me gusta mucho practicar, por eso escucho podcasts y también muchísima música en español. No tengo, sin embargo mucha oportunidad de platicar para practicar conversar.
¡Estoy esperando mucho el viaje a Costa Rica con mis alumnos en abril! Espero que mis alumnos se inscriban en el desafío también.


I love your challenges! I know it will help me keep up with everything I learned in Costa Rica. I hope I see some familiar faces. I will do my best to make all the meetings. This new job is really keeping me busy!

Sara Wolfersberger

Leslie and Rory are the real deal. I traveled to Costa Rica with their program this summer and they are attentive and expert at everything they do. I saw people in my program with intercambio partners in Costa Rica meet in person for the first time who clearly had friendships that will last a lifetime.

Leslie Foster

Hola amiga- great to see you signed up for the challenge. Nos vemos pronto en línea!

Martha J Cooke

thank you

Leslie Foster

Con mucho gusto Martha- no vemos en el desafío!

Alex Saks

Hi, Leslie, thank you for offering this program. I have a previous commitment on Monday, the 18th. Is there any way to make it up? If not, would I still benefit from the program if I miss the first session?

Leslie Foster

Hola Alex! Of course, just do what you can- we all have super busy lives🤪! On Monday the lesson is two parts- a recorded lesson for you and a live lesson. You can still get the recorded tips and strategies- but will miss the live practice session. We will offer another practice session on Thursday.

Bailey Hooten

I teach full time. What time do the live classes take place?

Leslie Foster

Hola Bailey y bienvenida al desafío! We will have two live sessions that take place on Monday, Oct. 18th and Thursday, Oct. 21. Both of those are at 8pm ET.

Keiko Kuykendall

Is this for the people with the intermediate and above Spanish skills? Is there any for a very beginner?

Leslie Foster

Great questions Kelko! All levels welcome to join. See you in the challenge!

Joann Toledo

Link not opening.

Rory Foster

Yes, we’re working on it. Sorry about this. Can you try on Chrome?

Leslie Foster

Thanks Joan for letting me know! You are correct, it was down yesterday:). I think the problem is resolved now. Can you try registering again?
Thanks for taking the time to give me a heads up!

Joann Toledo

Would not connect me to the link.

Rory Foster

You’re right! It seems to be working with Chrome browser (which is what we test on) but after checking – it’s not on Safari. Weird – We’ll hopefully fix overnight.

Joe Sekely

Common Ground International works in a virtuous spirit to help others with good intentions develop a precious skill. DO JOIN and participate!

Leslie Foster

Hola Juliet! We love having your energy, dedication and enthusiasm in the Intercambio Community! I have taken note with your request and agree! In October we are getting back to some basics…hang tight:) Thanks for stepping into this challenge also!

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