Is a language immersion program right for children?

Emphatically – yes!  Children are especially able to learn another language and immersion accelerates that process. Studies show starting a second language as a child carries enormous social and cognitive developmental advantages. Parents choose the CPI Spanish Program option whether their children/teens are new language.....

PURA VIDA! Here's some idea of its meaning.

Loosely translated as ‘pure life’, the Ticos use the phrase Pura Vida day-to-day in conversation but it is more than a verbal expression, it is also a way of life -- a social construct: it is enjoyment, it is gratitude, it is family, it is love and friendship.  

How is Pura Vida manifested daily?

CPI Spanish schools help our students plan the best sightseeing tours in Costa Rica

Tours are the perfect complement to studying Spanish as they incorporate not only adventure – imagine white water rafting, canopy ziplines, & river cannyoning; learning about another culture - envision a traditional sugarcane & cacao or coffee tours, pre-Columbian pottery & gold pieces at the National Museum, and typical dances; but also ecology and biodiversity- picture seeing first hand monkeys (3 kinds!), scarlet macaws, crocodiles or sloths (2 or 3 toed) all in their natural habitat whether that be a tropical dry, rain or cloud forest.   Costa Rica offers all the aforementioned and more in the landmass the size of West Virginia. 

San Joaquín

Spanish programs with lodging in San Joaquin

San Joaquín de Flores is the quintessential quaint Costa Rican village, centralized around La Plaza where children, teens and families gather for recreational bike riding, soccer scrimmages and conversation.  Of course no typical Costa Rican plaza is without....

CPI Spanish School at SCOLT Conference in ORLANDO: March 17 & 18

CPI Spanish immersion Costa Rica is pleased to announce participation in the upcoming SCOLT 2017 conference in Orlando. Language educators from the southeast of the United States come together yearly to discuss shared interests in linguistics and innovations in language acquisition.

Spanish programs for teachers we offer in Costa Rica

Offerings organized by CPI which could be of particular interest to educators include: 

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