This program, designed for all levels of Spanish, combines dynamic and communicative classes through a comprehensive immersion in both the language and culture of Spain. Improve your oral proficiency as you learn about Spanish culture, while also having the opportunity to participate in virtual cultural visits.
All students will complete a placement exam one month prior to the program start date. Once a course has been determined, students will be placed accordingly. Parents will pick the course once they sign on and if needed, we will move the students.
During the week, through targeted activities, students will learn to use the present tense to participate in simple conversations, using phrases and expressions to describe places and people. They will be able to carry out short personal exchanges about everyday activities and matters, as well as being able to describe and talk about simple personal topics. The backdrop for the language portion will be total immersion in the culture of Spain, touching on such topics as art, gastronomy, flamenco, stereotypes, the environment, technology, etc.
At this level, students will be encouraged to spontaneously participate in conversations, linking phrases in a simple way to describe experiences, dreams, ambitions, etc. Through debates, they will be able to justify opinions. They will also be able to create short story narratives. We will work on the uses of the past tense and opinion verbs, but through oral expression, without putting the focus on pure grammar classes. The topics will be the same as at lower levels, only adapted to the students.
AP Spanish Language and Culture prep:
The focus will be on improving and perfecting advanced grammatical concepts through a study of several of the AP themes covered in the course. These include families and communities, public and private identities, beauty and aesthetics, global challenges, science and technology, and contemporary life. Students will be encouraged to use all verb tenses, including the ability to express the probability of events, in spontaneous conversations and debates. Each day will focus on a different cultural theme.
AP Spanish Literature and Culture prep:
The focus will be on introducing students to the required reading list for the course and exam. With a selection of works relevant to Seville or Andalusia, students will be encouraged to improve their technical vocabulary related to literary analysis, taking into consideration the relevant cultural and social connections to the region. Some of the authors we will explore include Miguel de Cervantes, Tirso de Molina, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, among others.