CLI courses are taught by certified language instructors. Courses balance theory with practice and place emphasis on oral communication. Instructors use a variety of instructional techniques and resources in class, including interactive games, role play, music, video, and film. Creative homework assignments require students to be out and about in Cabarete. Instructors teach a neutral Spanish while sharing things about local culture and language. CLI has four classrooms, a lending library, a kitchen, and a lounge and porch where students can chat with staff and each other, connect to Wi-Fi, or just relax and enjoy a coffee break.