Mini-Courses

We offer hour-long mini-courses during the week after ISSI. Mini-course dates are August 3-7. All courses will be presented by our ISSI instructors through Zoom. These courses are opportunities for you to review, expand, and go deeper into different aspects of grammar, culture and language. These classes offer 0.5 quarter units each.
 

Virtual Mini-Courses for ISSI 2020

Mini Courses are offered Monday-Friday August 3-7. (The week following ISSI Core Courses)

 

Course times vary
Courses are offered at 9:00-10:05am, 11:00-12:05pm and 1:00-2:05pm
Open the course below to see course times or check the Schedule of Classes to see course times.
You can take one mini-course at each time of the day up to 3 courses.

 

Monday-Friday 9:00-10:05am

0.5 units

In this practical conversation class, you'll learn new vocabulary for travel and everyday situations in real-life scenarios as you converse with partners, small groups, and the entire class.

0.5 units

Learn new vocabulary and put it to use for everyday scenarios. Share, tell, and get acquainted through interviews and discuss topics of interest. Different from the small group conversations offered in the SPA 156 course, this is a class of 20 to 25 students at the high beginning and low intermediate levels. This course is designed to assist students interested in expanding their Spanish conversational skills. Students will also acquire an appreciation for cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Let's talk!

0.5 units

This course will engage in a literary analysis of five Latin American short stories. These works will explore the disenchantment of modern life as well as the twentieth century literary movements of surrealism, feminism and magic realism. This course is for advanced and superior levels.

 
Monday-Friday 11:00-12:05pm
 

0.5 units

Monday-Friday 11:00-12:05

Jump-start your Spanish and bypass the traditional approach to language fluency and have fun in this interactive course through humor and storytelling.

 

0.5 units

Monday-Friday 9:00-12:05pm

SPA 156E - Low Advanced
SPA 156EE - Advanced
SPA 156F - High Advanced
SPA 156FF - Low Superior
SPA 156G - Superior
SPA 156GG, GH - High Superior

 

Monday-Friday 1:00-2:05pm

0.5 units

Monday-Friday 1:00-2:05

This course will focus on the present tense and oral communication skills using "ser" and

"estar" for beginners, "ir a" "querer" "tener" and "tener que." Presented in English and Spanish.

0.5 units

Monday-Friday 1:00-2:05

This grammar series will focus on trouble areas of the Spanish language. Students will compare and contrast: Ser and Estar, Por and Para, Preterit and Imperfect, Pronouns, and Bothersome Tidbits. A multitude of handouts will be provided.

0.5 units

Monday-Friday 1:00-2:05

This mini-course focuses on Spanish and English subjunctive usage and structures that replace the subjunctive in informal speech. Areas to be covered include: subjunctive versus indicative tenses, nominal clauses, temporal and conditional clauses, relative clauses and independent clauses. Required text: "Practice Makes Perfect: The Spanish Subjunctive Up Close," by Dr. Eric Vogt, McGraw Hill ©2008, ISBN 978-0-07-149225-6.

2.50 units

This course will engage in a close literary analysis of this three-act play by Spanish author and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. The course will map the work's socio-political framework within the context of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). 

 

 
Evening Courses are not available for ISSI 2020

We hope to have all courses back for ISSI 2021 including the Difficult Trip, and Dr. John Rosenberg