2016 Tour Date: June 18- July 4
TWO WEEKS OF SPANISH LANGUAGE IMMERSION AND EXPLORATION OF SPANISH CULTURE
Training in Spanish language and culture provides teachers valuable experience and insight for implementing global themes essential to 21st century skills that can be shared with their students. Teachers will meet Spanish educators that are dealing with many of the same multicultural issues found in American schools. This language and cultural awareness program can be used for credit as Professional Development C.E.U’s for the renewal of licensure.
This two week course will be held in Madrid, Spain during summer 2016 at Spanish language schools accredited by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes. Participants will attend language classes four hours each week day and have opportunities for cultural experiences led by licensed local guides and excursions to Toledo and Segovia. These opportunities include visits to museums, local markets, and historical sites as well as cooking classes and other activities that foster cultural awareness and sensitivity. Teachers will have an opportunity to meet local educators and discuss education topics and issues. Classes will be shared with students from all over the globe.
Tour Costs: Double occupancy $2,959 Single occupancy $3,300
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- Round-Trip, direct flights from Charlotte, NC
- Accommodations with breakfast
- Language immersion program based on individual proficiency levels
- Museum fees and local guides
- Transportation to and from Madrid airport and for group excursions
- 40 hours of language immersion and culture experiences for Professional Development CEU’s
- Day trips to Segovia and Toledo with transportation, meals and museum entry provided
- Tapas tour and cooking classes
- Orientation meeting and introductory walking tour of Madrid
- A tour director
- Baggage fees over airline limits
- Incidental spending money
- Trip cancellation insurance.
- Meals. (Except as noted group tapas tours, excursion meals and cooking classes)
The Intensive Spanish Course consists of:
A total of 40 hours of classroom immersion instruction. There are 20 Spanish classes per week (4 hours a day from Monday to Friday) in either the morning (9 am-12.50 pm) or the afternoon (1 pm-4.50 pm). (Class time depends upon proficiency level. A proficiency test will be given online when signup is finalized.)
The program is based on communication which focuses on daily life situations and incorporates dynamic and highly participatory activities. Students notice results from day 1 and by the end of their course they increase their fluency, broaden their vocabulary and communicate in Spanish with more confidence. Additionally, having classes in well-structured small groups with a maximum of 8 students, 6 on average, maximizes student’s speaking time and interactions with the teacher and internationally diverse classmates.
In the evening there are cultural learning activities organized from Monday to Friday usually from 5:00 to 7:00 pm that let students explore Madrid’s most spectacular sites. These activities include walking tours of the city and visits to world-famous art museums that give one a deeper insight into the Spanish way of life and history. It also involves evenings out, where the student can practice Spanish with fellow students and in the community.
Students will be provided with carefully selected modern and interactive materials which maximize student participation, interaction and engagement in class. These materials combine academic textbooks and exercises on engaging subject matter along with topical handouts, learning based games and activities.
Course Certificate: On the last day of course all students receive a certificate that confirms their participation in the course, their level and their attendance rate. The course description and hours of study will also be verified.
It is up to the teacher to determine if the CEU’s fulfill their requirements. The language course is a four hour a day, five days per week, two week session for a total of 40 hours of classroom instruction. This equals 4 CEU’s.
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