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LLL presents: SPA 200 Special Topics: Spanish Immersion

For high school students: 3 credits, July 5-15 M T Th F 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM , W 2:00 PM - 8:30PM

SUpercharge your Spanish this summer!

Do you love Spanish? Do you wish you could speak it more fluently? Are you planning to study abroad in the future?

If the answer to any of the above questions is “YES!”, then this course is for you! SPA 200 Special Topics: Spanish Immersion is designed to offer you an intensive immersion experience that will be the equivalent of three conversation classes.

Skills. Daily practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a dynamic Spanish environment

Knowledge. Develop an improved ability to express yourself, and an increased awareness of Spanish-speaking cultures abroad and in the U.S.

Professional benefits. Proficiency in a second language offers an increasing advantage in our global economy. Students of business, international relations, education, social work, medicine and many other fields will all benefit from this experience. If you are planning to study in Madrid or Chile next year, this will help prepare you for your semester abroad.

Program costs:

Course content:

This course is designed to provide you with multiple opportunities and settings for using Spanish, including:

  • Small group classes and individualized conversation practice
  • Theater, short films, music, sports and dance
  • Interactive on-line activities
  • Emphasis on survival Spanish for students and travelers
  • Preparing authentic meals from Spanish-speaking 0countries
  • Interviews with native speakers

Typical day

As a Spanish Immersion student, you can expect to be busy! Each day will offer a new opportunity to utilize your new-found confidence in expressing yourself in Spanish. Language class and lunch time conversation will take place daily, as well as many enrichment activities that will allow you to immediately use what you learn. We will work hard and play hard, and in the end, you will have greater confidence in your Spanish language abilities and a deeper understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures.

About the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics

The Syracuse University Department of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures (LLL) is the largest department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Offerings include courses in 21 languages, with 9 majors and 3 Master’s degree programs. Majors are interdisciplinary, and nearly 6,000 students take classes in the 0Department each year. The Department’s goals are to promote the study of languages and literary texts, and to facilitate the study of language on a theoretical level. LLL is committed to excellence in scholarship, innovative teaching, and the promotion of diversity and cultural awareness, and has adopted the national goal of universal bilingualism as put forth by the Modern Language Association.

Faculty Bio – Katie Clinton

Katie Clinton’s passion is the study of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and sharing it with her students. She has been teaching at Syracuse University since 2004 and besides teaching every course in the Spanish Lower Division, she also acts as an academic advisor for the College of Arts & Sciences, a First Year Forum leader, a teacher observer for SU Project Advance, Interim Assistant Spanish Language Coordinator, and Co-Coordinator for the Spanish Immersion Program. Katie’s adventures have taken her to teach Aymara and Incan children in the Andean foothills of Bolivia, to work in the rural Mayan villages of the Yucatan Peninsula, and to act as a liaison between the San José, California, Public School District and immigrant children and their families.

Immersion Team Members

Katie will be joined by a team of dynamic language arts instructors: Coco Koseki, Sandy Siquier, Sofía Márquez and Francisco Tobón, all of whom will bring a variety of experiences and talents to the course!