Summer Institute for Spanish Teachers (SIST)
July 6 - July 25, 2020

 

In collaboration with: Marywood

 

The Summer Institute for Spanish Teachers program is intended for Spanish teachers who are currently teaching or planning to teach Spanish.

Participants will be living with Spanish families (other type of accommodation is possible) and attending classes, as well as visiting sites of cultural and historical significance, all the while enjoying interactions with native speakers.

At the end of the session we will take a short tour to Madrid and Toledo.

Participants may earn three graduate credits. Credits may be obtained from Marywood University

Teachers should check with their Board of Education to make certain that credits will be accepted.

 

The goal of the Summer Institute for Spanish Teachers is to offer the opportunity to improve one's ability in all of the language teaching skill areas.

Three courses will be offered

COURSES

Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation Syllabus

Sociolinguistics Syllabus

Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology Syllabus

Three credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Classes will be held from 9:00 to 1:30 Monday to Friday.

Requirements for all courses include: attendance and participation in the classes, readings and essays and a final project.

Teachers should check with their Board of Education to make certain that credits will be accepted.

 

 

We have chosen all our families after a rigorous selection process to make sure that you will feel at home.

The distance from the host family to the Institute is under 30 minutes, walking or by bus.

The home stay includes 3 meals a day, laundry and room cleaning once a week.

During the home stay a student will have his/her own room (single or shared depending on your selected option) and will be able to use the rest of the common areas such as living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom.

We recommend a home stay for all our students. In this way the student will learn more about Spanish culture and customs and will have more opportunities to practice Spanish.

If you prefer not to stay with a host family. We can help you find another type of accommodation. Please contact us.

Costs:

Program cost for 2020: $2700

Application deadline: May 15, 2020

The program costs include:

  • 3 Courses, 3 graduate credits
  • Room & full board, laundry and cleaning with a Spanish family (possibility of other accommodation)
  • 3 day tour to Madrid and Toledo
  • Field trips, cultural activities and excursions
  • Medical insurance through MAPFRE
  • Books

Not included:

  • Optional administrative fee for 3 graduate credits through Marywood University: $600
  • Air transportation
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Local Transportation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional trips
  • Meals during the tour to Madrid and Toledo

Extra charges:

  • Single room supplement: $150
  • Extra night Valencia: $40
  • Valencia airport pick up: $30

Payment instructions

Payments can be made by: check , credit card or by wire transfer .

Dates:

Once you receive the acceptance letter to the program:
  • If you have NOT requested Marywood University credits a $400 deposit is due.
  • If you have requested Marywood University credits a $1000 deposit is due.

June 16, 2020: Full balance and fees are due.

Refund policy

The refund policy is necessary to cover the large amount of non-refundable deposits that the Institute must pay in advance to the suppliers of services.

If rejected: Full refund

In case of cancellation by the student, before commencement of classes:

Until May 15th:

  • Cancellation fee: $100
  • Marywood University fee: Full refund

Between May 16th and June 16th

  • Cancellation fee: $400
  • Marywood University fee: Full refund

Between June 17th and July 5th

  • Cancellation fee: $400
  • $600 Marywood University fee: No refund

In case of cancellation by the student, after commencement of classes: No refund


 

MONDAY
JULY 6

Arrival in Valencia
Home stay begins

TUESDAY
JULY 7

9:30 Orientation meeting
10:30 - 1:30 Classes (Altered schedule)
Lunch with your host family
5:00 Panoramic bus tour of Valencia
Dinner with your host family

WEDNESDAY
JULY 8

Classes as scheduled
9:00 - 10:30 - Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation
10:30 - 12:00 - Sociolinguistics
12:00 - 1:30 - Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology
Lunch with your host family
5:00 Walking tour of historic Valencia
Dinner with your host family

THURSDAY
JULY 9

Classes as scheduled
9:00 - 10:30 - Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation
10:30 - 12:00 - Sociolinguistics
12:00 - 1:30 - Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology
Lunch with your host family
Free afternoon and dinner with your host family

FRIDAY
JULY 10

Classes as scheduled
9:00 - 10:30 - Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation
10:30 - 12:00 - Sociolinguistics
12:00 - 1:30 - Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology
Lunch with your host family
Free afternoon
8:30 Flamenco show and dinner

SATURDAY
JULY 11

Full day excursion to Peñiscola
9:30 Depature for Peñíscola.
Visit to the Castle of Peñíscola. We'll visit the 14th century castle built by the knights Templar, and which later belonged to the Spanish Pope “Papa Luna” and was used in the filming on the movie El Cid and the TV Series Game of Thrones.
Afternoon at the beach until 6:00, arrival in Valencia 7:30
Dinner with your host family

SUNDAY
JULY 12
Free day
Lunch and Dinner with your host family
MONDAY
JULY 13
Classes as scheduled
9:00 - 10:30 - Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation
10:30 - 12:00 - Sociolinguistics
12:00 - 1:30 - Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology
Lunch with your host family
5:00 Excursion to Sagunto
A fortress overlooking the town of Sagunto, near Valencia . The site’s history extends back over two thousand years and includes Iberian, Roman and medieval remains.
Dinner with your host family
TUESDAY
JULY 14

Classes as scheduled
9:00 - 10:30 - Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation
10:30 - 12:00 - Sociolinguistics
12:00 - 1:30 - Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology
Lunch with your host family
Free afternoon and dinner with your host family

WEDNESDAY
JULY 15

Classes as scheduled
9:00 - 10:30 - Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation
10:30 - 12:00 - Sociolinguistics
12:00 - 1:30 - Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology
Lunch with your host family
5:00 Visit to San Pio V Museum of Fine Arts
Dinner with your host family

THURSDAY
JULY 16

Classes as scheduled
9:00 - 10:30 - Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation
10:30 - 12:00 - Sociolinguistics
12:00 - 1:30 - Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology
Lunch with your host family
Free afternoon and dinner with your host family

FRIDAY
JULY 17

Classes as scheduled
9:00 - 10:30 - Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation
10:30 - 12:00 - Socilinguistics
12:00 - 1:30 - Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology
Lunch with your host family
Free afternoon and dinner with your host family

SATURDAY
JULY 18
12:00 Paella Cooking Class.
Free afternoon and dinner with your host family.

SUNDAY
JULY 19
Free day
Lunch and Dinner with your host family
MONDAY
JULY 20

Classes as scheduled
9:00 - 10:30 - Teaching of Spanish Grammar and Conversation
10:30 - 12:00 - Sociolinguistics
12:00 - 1:30 - Spanish Teaching Materials & Methodology
Lunch with your host family
Free afternoon and dinner with your host family

TUESDAY
JULY 21

FINAL PROJECT
9:00- Final Project
2:30 Farewell lunch ¡Paella valenciana! at Restaurante La Clemencia.
Free afternoon and dinner with your host family

WEDNESDAY
JULY 22

TOUR TO MADRID AND TOLEDO
8:00 Departure by bus from Valencia.
12:00 Arrival in Madrid.
Free time for lunch in Madrid on your own.
Afternoon panoramic tour of Madrid.
Hotel accommodation. Dinner on your own.

THURSDAY
JULY 23

TOUR TO MADRID AND TOLEDO
10:00 Visit to Museo del Prado.
Free time for shopping and exploring on your own.
Lunch and Dinner on your own.
Hotel accommodation.

FRIDAY
JULY 24

TOUR TO MADRID AND TOLEDO
9:00 Check out of the hotel
9:30 Excursion to Toledo:
Walking tour.
Free time for lunch on your own.
16:00 Departure for Valencia.
20:00 Arrival in Valencia
Dinner with your host family

SATURDAY
JULY 25

Returning home
Home stay accommodation in Valencia ends on this day.
Please contact us for extra nights in Valencia. Cost Extra night $40

Changes to the itinerary might occur due to unforeseen circumstances or factors beyond our control.

Requirements for Admission:

Courses offered are graduate-level courses.

Participants requesting credits from Marywood University must hold a B.A. degree in Spanish and should be teaching or planning to teach Spanish.

Other participants not requesting Marywood credits can hold a B.A. degree in a discipline other than Spanish but at least must have completed two upper-level undergraduate courses in Spanish to be eligible.

Teachers should check with their Board of Education to make certain that credits will be accepted.

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