Virtual Mini-Courses for ISSI 2020
Mini Courses are offered Monday-Friday August 3-7. (The week following ISSI Core Courses)
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.
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!
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.
Jump-start your Spanish and bypass the traditional approach to language fluency and have fun in this interactive course through humor and storytelling.
SPA 156E - Low Advanced
SPA 156EE - Advanced
SPA 156F - High Advanced
SPA 156FF - Low Superior
SPA 156G - Superior
SPA 156GG, GH - High Superior
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.
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.
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.
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