Teaching Spanish Summer Institute 2015

Teaching Spanish Summer Institute
June 22th to July 2015 10th Course and Lecture Offerings – First Part 

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June 22th to July 10th Course and Lecture Offerings – First Part
Description: The Teaching Spanish Summer Institute offers two sessions of three weeks with bilingual courses for specialists in the area of language education, literature, and related areas (masters' level) combined with an immersion experience in Mexican culture.


- To delve deep into the science of language and literature education within a cultural framework in which it is easily understood.

- To create a forum among international specialists in the area of Spanish education.

- To apply knowledge to solve problems in the classroom.

- To explore means of research and reflection that can contribute to the improvement of the current world of education for foreigners.

Content: Offered are intensive graduate courses from the Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language masters program. Each of the courses totals 24 hours of in class sessions and meets Monday through Thursday. Friday, students will participate in a series of bilingual workshops with dynamic methodology in Spanish language education. The participants, Mexican and International, will put to work their knowledge in the field with the purpose of generating concrete proposals to solve key problems in the teaching of Spanish and literature (applied methodologies, learning activities, creating materials).

Requirements: Advanced levels of Spanish and English

Graduate Level Courses (Monday to Thursday)
Hour Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:00 - 10:00
LIN604 Acquisition of Foreign Language
10:00 - 12:00
LIT600 Children’s’ and Juvenile Literature
12:00 - 2:00
SOC600 Teaching of Culture


• Workshops (Friday from 2:00 to 4:00) Pragmatics Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles Intercultural Competencies Marginal Literary Voices Teaching of Spanish for Specific Purposes Genuine Materials

• Certificates and Final Presentation The workshops will culminate in work certificates that the Universidad Internacional will collect to serve as a result of the knowledge generated in the Summer Institute. These certificates can be a source of future lines of research o of publishable works if the level reached by the work merits as much. Also, there will be a final presentation in which the participants will present the result of their work.

• Lectures and Spanish Courses The university offers lectures and participants will have free access to them. Specific aspects of Mexican culture will be discussed (cultural codes, psychology of Mexicans, social and political phenomenon, aspects of the indigenous culture). Also, participants will be able to take language and conversation courses with the Spanish department as a means to improve their linguistic techniques or as a way of observing methodologies and teaching spanish styles.

• Excursions To complement the cultural experience, participants will take part in three of the main excursions that Universidad Internacional offers: México City: Historic District and Anthropology Museum Teotihuacan Archaeological Site Taxco

• Credits: Universidad Internacional has international agreements that allow their credits to be transferred to universities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The participants, along with a final diploma, will receive a transcript that will document their hours of attendance to the different courses that make of the program. That transcript can be presented to their home universities or institutions to be validated for masters' level credit in agreement with the number of contact hours (15 contact hours = 1 credit).

July 13th to July 2015 31th Course and Lecture Offerings – Second Part

Graduate Level Courses (Monday to Thursday)
Hour Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:00 - 10:00
ENG600 Comparative Analysis of English & Spanish
10:00 - 12:00
SPN601 Methods in Teaching Spanish as Foreign Language
12:00 - 2:00
SPN700 Pragmatic Contribution to the study of Spanish

Important note: In order to offer this program we need to have at least 5 students