Rory and Leslie Foster founded Common Ground International in the fall of 2001 while they were teaching Spanish at a local college preparatory school in Colorado. During this year they noticed a real and urgent need that was not getting met. In that moment, it became clear that their day job was not matching up with their true desire to use language to have a greater impact and provide a solution to a communication problem they discovered. The defining moment was when their friends, in a Doctorate of Nursing program, requested customized Medical Spanish classes to help them be more successful in treating their Spanish speaking patients. It was in that request, their passion for designing a language curriculum that could potentially save lives and improve patient health outcomes was discovered.
Common Ground International emerged with a zest for teaching language to fill real life needs and impact communities through industry specific language trainings, services and immersion programs.
Nowadays we help individuals and organizations communicate in bilingual settings through:
- Industry Specific Spanish & English Language Training
- High school Spanish tutoring
- Document Translation Services
- Spanish Immersion Programs for high school students
- Spanish Immersion Programs for Healthcare students & Professionals
- Spanish Immersion Programs for Educators
We're a family business that has created a small team of language professionals ready to help you!