SUMMER PROGRAMS Spanish Language - Immersion Programs
The Summer language programs are designed to improve the Spanish language skills of
students, regardless of their proficiency level. The programs are ideal for any one
interested in short-term accelerated learning. Each program lasts 2 weeks, and includes
a minimum of 24 hours of formal classroom instruction and 16 hours of practice through
cultural tourism. Field trips, accommodations and classroom materials are also
included. For many students, the Summer intensive program afford the opportunity to
combine earned university level credits with an unforgettable vacation in Spain.
The objective of the program is to develop a basic proficiency
in Spanish and to familiarize the student with Spains culture. Emphasis is placed in
the practical use of the basic grammatical structures, expansion of vocabulary and the
acquisition of Spanish communication skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading
and writing. Field trips complement language instruction.
The intermediate program is designed to develop an active
command of spoken and written Spanish with particular emphasis on practical conversation
and discussion. It aims to provide a greater understanding of the language, the culture
and heritage of Spain. This will be achieved through the study of history, art, current
events, attitudes and customs. Field trips and cultural seminars complement language
This advanced program focuses on the development of students'
linguistic fluency and cultural awareness. It is designed to expand the knowledge of the
language by placing special emphasis on the cultural and literary aspects of Hispanic
culture. This course is ideal for advanced students who want to continue studying Spanish
and for teachers of Spanish as a second language who want to increase their proficiency
level. The course covers a variety of subjects which are often adapted to the interests of
Typical Excursions (All tours and excursions are guided)
In Barcelona: Barrio Gothic, Picasso Museum, Sagrada Familia area, Barcelona
Olympic, Monastery and Palace of Pedralbes, etc. Outside Barcelona: Costa Brava -
Dali Museum, Monastery of St. Pedro de Roda, Montserrat Basilica and Museum, University of
Vic - Campus and historical city
All courses are taught by University professors. Two units of
university credit per course given.
Housing & Lodging
The Santa Clara Center is located in a quiet residential area
with lovely surroundings. The accommodations afford students and faculty numerous
opportunities for interaction, enabling us to provide students with close, personal
attention as well as a way to apply the language outside the classroom and to learn the
day to day living aspects of the Spanish culture.
* This price includes full room and board, on campus accommodations,
field trips, excursions, materials and local transportation to and from Barcelona airport.
Airfare is NOT included
Many of the workshops and short courses offered by Santa
Clara I.C. can be customized to the specific needs of the audience at a discount. For
groups of 8 or more, instruction can be provided at a convenient location, including work
sites and various locations throughout Spain.