I. Spanish Immersion Program (Length: July 30th —August 17th)
The Program offers formal instruction for a total of twenty hours per week. Students attend a daily two-hour session where they receive formal instruction in Spanish Grammar, as well as focusing on the development of oral and written communicational skills. In addition to these daily sessions, students are placed into smaller groups, supervised by teaching assistants, for a two-hour individualized conversational practice. The Program also includes guided visits and conferences in Spanish about Art and Latin American Culture.
- Intermediate: This course is aimed at students who have completed three or four semesters of Spanish language at the university level. Students at this level should have covered all the basic structures of the Spanish language. The Intermediate course is designed to provide practice mastering expressive skills.
- Advanced: This course is aimed at students who have completed five or six semesters of Spanish language at the university level. This course offers an extensive revision of the grammatical topics that cause the most difficulties at this level, such as the contrast between the uses of different tenses in the past for narratives, the use of “ser” and “estar” in descriptions, the difference between “por” and “para” and uses of the subjunctive in opinions and recommendations.
It is important to point out that the development of grammatical knowledge in Spanish is a means to obtain the final objective of communicating efficiently in Spanish. Therefore, grammatical issues will be developed through conversational practice, listening comprehension, and reading and writing exercises.
II. Semester Program (Length: runs parallel to Semester programming)
To be determined.