We are experts at customizing language courses for everyone, including students, business and nonprofit professionals, international development volunteers, families, and water sports enthusiasts. Come to CLI and study Spanish, French or English, and you will soon be practicing your new language skills with friendly locals and international expats who make Cabarete the coolest beach town in the Caribbean.

Learn Spanish, Surf and Kite!


Cabarete Language Institute (CLI) provides high-quality Spanish, English and French language instruction in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Our experienced and certified language teachers create a dynamic, student-centered learning experience that will help you meet your language goals.

Volunteer & Learn Spanish


Have you dreamed of volunteering your time to help those in need while you work on a new language? Or perhaps you are considering a gap-year? Whatever your dream is we can help you create your Dominican experience, even if you never study Spanish with us!

Accommodations & Packages


Save time and money by booking a Spanish Intensive course with a stay at CLI Surf Camp. Prices are as low as $500 a week for accommodations, breakfast and dinner and Spanish intensive classes. If you’d prefer to stay in a beautiful condo on the beach, let us know and we’ll find it for you.


Patricia is a really, really nice teacher. She made the school like having fun! Also she was not just our…Read full testimonial...

Cabarete is a really great place to learn Spanish; there are a lot of things to do, so you’ll never…Read full testimonial...

“I hope CLI and the professors stay the same.” — Benjamin,  SLC, Utah, June 2014

“Great experience, will continue at CLI when we come back in two years” —Jennifer, Montana, December 2013

“Excellent teachers… very professional atmosphere.” —Tonje, Norway September 2013

“I loved my experience at CLI. It allowed me to learn Spanish quickly while arriving right on time for kitesurfing…Read full testimonial...

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