July 21, 2003
INFORMATION: Sue Bozman or John McElwain, (661) 362-3415 or 3494
Five-Day Intensive Spanish Institute Returns in August
College of the Canyons is once again offering its extremely popular five-day Intensive Spanish Institute immersion program. The program, scheduled Aug. 4 to 8, is oriented toward anyone interested in Spanish language and culture with this years emphasis on Spains linguistic and cultural diversity. A number of local and international speakers have been invited to participate.
Those just learning Spanish, as well as those who have been speaking Spanish for some time, are encouraged to participate in the program. The immersion format is a great way for students to practice the language and to learn about different cultures in a conference-like atmosphere that includes numerous workshops and activities.
Students can earn up to 3.75 units in only five days. In addition to language instruction, a number of additional sessions will offer cultural workshops. They include: survival Spanish, conversational Spanish, hands-on sessions such as cooking, arts and crafts, and dancing. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and generally run to 4 p.m. From 4 to 6 p.m. each day, a Spanish film will be shown, with a discussion session following. Students will receive extra value from attending workshops with titles such as: Culture of the Gypsies, the Discovery of America, Cervantes, Flamenco, Picasso, Jamon and more.
The Spanish Institute has proven to be popular across a wide spectrum of community members with diverse personal interests and business needs. According to Claudia Acosta, COC faculty member and director of the Spanish Institute, The atmosphere of the institute is always upbeat and designed to prove that students can learn a lot while having a ton of fun.
The Spanish Institute is particularly relevant for teachers who need a second language requirement for CLAD, students who want an in-depth language and cultural experience, and for community members interested in learning the language.
More and more people, in all walks of life, are realizing the importance of understanding Spanish language and culture in our modern and changing world, stressed Acosta, and I am pleased that College of the Canyons is in the forefront of providing the kind of quality and relevant training that people want and need.
Prospective students are urged to sign up early because these courses are extremely popular. Since it is only one week long, they may not sign up after the course has begun.
Tuition for the Intensive Spanish Institute is only $11 per unit, just like all other credit courses offered by College of the Canyons.
For more information, call (661) 362-3080 or 362-3530, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is through the normal college registration process.