Category Archive: Learning the Language

Oct 20 2012

Explore Costa Rica and Learn Spanish at the Same Time

We’re taking Spanish language lessons again, this time in Heredia at CPI: Centro Panamericano de Idiomas. We’re in class together for 4 hours every week and we’re loving it. It’s a big commitment, but one we think will pay off many times over. We’ve gone to class for two weeks already and I’ll bet CPI …

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May 07 2012

Featured Speak Spanish Video: Spanish for Volunteers

 

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Apr 05 2012

Featured Speak Spanish Video: Speak Spanish With Your Dog

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Mar 08 2012

Speak Spanish at the Doctor’s Office – Video

Featured Speak Spanish Video: Speak Spanish at the Doctor’s Office    

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Feb 10 2012

How to Bargain in Spanish – Video

Featured Speak Spanish Video: How to Bargain in Spanish  

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Feb 10 2012

Paul’s Monthly Tip to Live for Less in Costa Rica: Speak Spanish-Save Money

Paul’s Monthly Tip to Live for Less in Costa Rica: Speak Spanish – Save Money Learning Spanish to save money tends to be more nebulous than other money-saving tips because it’s hard to put a dollar amount on how much you can actually save every week or month. But I do know that learning a …

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Jan 22 2012

Is Learning Spanish Your New Year’s Resolution? – Video

Is Learning Spanish Your New Year’s Resolution? – How to Learn Spanish in 2012 I don’t know about you, but the goal of learning a new language is daunting. In getting ready for our move to Costa Rica, I knew that knowing some of the language would help me with the huge transition of living …

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Sep 07 2011

Video – Do I HAVE to learn Spanish??

So, you’ve decided to retire in Costa Rica. Do you HAVE to learn to speak Spanish?? Watch our video to learn the answer!

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May 23 2011

But Do I HAVE to Learn Spanish?

One question we often get from people thinking about moving to Costa Rica concerns Spanish.  Do you need to learn Spanish?  The answer is not black and white.  You can certainly exist in Costa Rica without learning Spanish, and we know many Expats who do.  Many young Costa Ricans are bilingual, and there is also …

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Apr 01 2011

“Habla español?” You bet I do!

Two and a half years ago, we were planning our move to Costa Rica and I spoke almost no Spanish. I knew that I wanted to learn, that my days would be fuller if I could communicate in the language of the land. So I looked at my options and selected Visual Link Spanish. I …

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