Spanish Language Program
The Spanish Language Program for High School Students will take place during June and July of 2014. Each course will consist of sixty class hours over three weeks. Courses will be complemented by at least six extracurricular activities and two daytrips.
If there are 12 or more students in a group, a schedule can be tailor-made to meet their specific needs
The Spanish Language Program for High School Students will include:
- Orientation and personalized follow-up by school-designated instructors
- Placement exam to test level of knowledge of the Spanish language
- Two academic levels—intermediate and advanced Spanish.
- Sixty class hours plus personal tutoring during the three-week course
- Maximum of twelve students per class
- Focus on the four communication skills to prepare students for the AP Spanish Language Exam
Two levels of Spanish classes are offered—intermediate and advanced. Each student’s level will be determined by means of the placement exam given at the school he or she is to attend. The objectives of both the intermediate and advanced classes are as follows:
- Skills development (reading, writing, speaking and listening); mastery of the basic linguistic functions
- Strengthening of grammar skills adequate to the students’ level
- Enlargement of vocabulary, with special attention paid to sociocultural concepts
A typical weekly class schedule will look as follows:
|Classes:9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Classes:9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Classes:9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.||Classes:9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Classes:9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Day trip||Day off|
|Extracurricular activity||Extracurricular activity|
Once the course is over, students are asked to complete an evaluation of the program (organization, classes etc.) and lodging; these evaluations are used to help improve all aspects of the program in the future.
Students whose level either surpasses or does not meet the level for which they enrolled may join whichever general Spanish classes the school offers that are best suited for them. In these cases, students will not receive the AP certificate issued by Eduespaña and the Education Office, but a certificate from the school itself.
If fewer than five students participate in this program at a particular school, these students will join the school’s regular Spanish classes and will receive an additional two hours of special tutoring per week aimed at preparing them for the AP Exam.
If none of the three schools selected by the student organizes an AP Spanish class during a given month, the student will be given the option of attending another school offering this program. Students who do not wish to choose another school will be assigned to a Spanish class at their level in their first-choice schools. In this case the school may choose whether to offer AP tutorials. The student will receive only the grade report issued by the school (not the AP certificate).