Intensive Spanish Summer Institute

ISSI 2021 is going Virtual!
TENTATIVE DATES (Check in November for confirmation)
July 26-August 30, with Optional Mini-Courses August 2-August 6
Week 1: July 26 - July 30 | Live Zoom Courses & Video Breakout Sessions  - 2.5 units of credit
Low Beginning through Intermediate Level 3 - Daily Zoom classes: Times - TBA (Check back here for exact Zoom times)
High Intermediate through High Superior - Daily Zoom classes: Times - TBA (check back here for exact Zoom times)
Plus Breakout Session videos: Complete at your convenience by August 6 (we are making changes in the video requirements)
Week 2: August 2 - August 6 - Optional Live Zoom Mini-Courses. Choose 1, 2, or 3 courses. Each course is .5 units
A huge THANK YOU to all who attended the first Virtual ISSI in 2020. We appreciated all of your input on the student survey. Based on your comments,  we are modifying some components of the program such as Zoom times and cultural breakout sessions.
Watch this webpage for more information
 Watch for the Pre-ISSI online course in July - dates TBA: SPA 131CH Intermediate Grammar in Depth

Registration begins end of May - date TBA
Check this webpage often for updates
Have questions? Call ISSI at  530.541.4660 ext. 522
Or email
Registration begins  in late May. Check back here for dates. 
  • All levels of the Core Courses, Low Beginning through High Superior, will be provided through Live Zoom instruction with our ISSI instructors
  • Cultural Breakout Sessions will be provided through some live sessions and some videos by ISSI Cultural Breakout presenters


The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) at Lake Tahoe Community College is a one-week Spanish immersion experience in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. This highly successful program has been recognized by the California Community College Board of Governors as an outstanding community college program. ISSI is for anyone interested in learning Spanish, from high school age and above. You will learn the Spanish language and culture with many native Spanish-speaking instructors through 16 levels of language instruction, from Low-Beginning through High-Superior, and a wide variety of cultural Break-Out sessions. Attend classes on grammar, cooking, history, dance, travel, conversation, literature and more, and earn up to 4 quarter units of credit in the process. Whether you are studying Spanish for your career, college, or life-long learning, this program will provide the experience to meet your goals. Best of all, it's affordable and very fun!

Are you following us on Facebook? We encourage you to post photos of your experiences at ISSI with #ISSI. 


Have a question?

We’re just a call or email away:
(530) 541-4660 x 522



Register for ISSI
Apply to LTCC
Register for Classes
* If your course level is full, enroll in another appropriate level on the "wait list."
Estimates for 5-day ISSI fees per 2.5 units
California Resident Tuition
  • $77.50 enrollment fee ($31/unit)
  • $5 Health & Student Rep Fee
  • $42 Material Fee
  • Optional .5 unit course additional fee of $15.50 per class
 Out-of-State Tuition
  • $520 enrollment fee + out-of-state tuition ($208/unit)
  • $5 Health & Student Rep Fee
  • $42 Material Fee
  • Optional .5 unit course additional fee of $104 per class
*All fees are subject to change
How to Choose Your Level
Self Placement Assessment is now available for Core Courses.
How to Enroll in ISSI

All ISSI students must first either Apply or Update their application.

If you have not been enrolled at LTCC in the last two quarters you need to update your application.

It takes approximately 1-3 days for the application to update. Need help using CCCApply to apply to LTCC? Please see this helpful tutorial video.

Please allow 1-3 days from application submission to receive your student ID information and Passport login information. If you do not receive an email notification, check your "Junk Mail" email folder for it.

Contact One-Stop at (530) 541-4660 x 211 if you do not receive this email

Once you have your student ID and Passport login information, you can register for ISSI courses by going to the Passport login page. After logging in, locate "Web-Advisor" on the lefthand side and click on "Register for Classes." We suggest you use Firefox or Internet Explorer.

Waitlist: If your course or level is full, add yourself to the waitlist for that course.

  • Our system works best with Firefox or Internet Explorer. Please do not use Safari. 
  • All course times listed in the registration schedule include grammar instruction, breakout sessions, and series sessions.                 
  • Course Times -  Example below:
  • Low Beginning through Intermediate III: 8am-10:50am and Video Breakout Sessions in the afternoon (or at your convenience)
  • High Intermediate through High Superior: 11am-2:50 and Video Breakout Sessions in the morning (or at your convenience)                          
  • When looking for ISSI courses on registration page, click on Term for Summer 2019.  Click on the first Subject button and click on Spanish. Click on the Search button. DO NOT ENTER THE ACTUAL COURSE NUMBERS.

Note: High School Special Admit - please see the High School special admit application

 If you need a paper copy of the registration form sent to you via mail or email, please contact or call (530) 541-4660 x 522.

Need help with your Application or Registration?
Call the One-Stop Office at (530) 541-4660 x 211.