AP Spanish Language and Culture for Teachers in Seville
|Date:||June 24, 2018-July 7, 2018|
|Price:||Starting from $1695|
|Levels:||New and experienced|
|* See details below|
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
This summer institute will familiarize participants with the AP Spanish Language and Culture course and examination. Topics include:
- Curriculum changes and classroom practices necessary to meet the goals of the exam requirements.
- Latest teaching resources.
- Integration of language skills.
- AP program goals.
- Vertical articulation, as well as the AP’s thematic approach and its implications for instruction.
AP teachers will:
- Learn strategies to holistically assess their students’ competencies in the target language.
- Create and share communicative activities for integrating all skills using authentic materials.
- Modify existing curricula and methodology to articulate an AP Program in Spanish.
- Examine the students’ performance.
- Learn strategies for incorporating literary works from the AP Spanish Literature reading list and themes into the language curriculum, as well as how to enhance the teaching of the reading.
You have the opportunity to do this in the capital city of southern Spain, Seville, where you will discover firsthand the essence of Spain – flamenco, the scent of orange blossoms, flower-decked patios, Moorish palaces and beautiful gardens. Get ready for an incredible experience in one of the world’s most beautiful and charming cities!
- Only program for teachers in Spain endorsed by the College Board.
- Relaxed balance of class time with complementary cultural and social visits.
- First week cultural and social visits. AP workshop classes start on Monday of the second week. Visits will also be included during the second week of classes.
- Earn graduate credits with the University of California at Riverside.
- Opportunity to live with a Spanish family and experience the food and customs.
- Explore not only Seville, but other areas of Spain or Europe on the weekend.
- Incentives for travelling with students (free courses and stipends).
- Make connections with teachers from the USA, as well as schools worldwide.
- Learn more about this summer instructor: Laura Zinke.
|6:30||Time to wake up!|
|6:30 -||7:15||Shower and dress.|
|7:15 -||8:00||Breakfast with your family, in hotel, apartment, etc.|
|8:00 -||8:30||Allow time to walk or take public transport to our center for classes.|
|8:30 -||3:00||Classes at school (Monday-Friday), 6hrs/day with 30 minute break included.|
|3:00 -||5:00||Time for lunch and relaxing.|
|5:00 -||5:30||Allow time to walk or take public transport to our center for afternoon activity.|
|5:30 -||7:00||Afternoon activity: Royal Palace, Cathedral, Plaza Espana, ancient Jewish quarter, flamenco museum, flamenco dance lessons, cooking classes, etc.|
|7:00 -||9:00||Free time with colleagues before dinner.|
|9:00 -||10:00||Dinner with your family, in a restaurant, bar, etc.|
|10:00 -||12:00||Group nighttime activities: tapas nights, group dinners, wine tastings, concerts at the Royal Palace, flamenco shows, outdoor cinema, art and culture expos, etc.|
|AP Spanish Language and Culture for Teachers in Seville||June 24, 2018-July 7, 2018||New and experienced||Family Homestay||Individual teachers||
|AP Spanish Language and Culture for Teachers in Seville||June 24, 2018-July 7, 2018||New and experienced||Not included||Individual teachers||
|AP Spanish Language and Culture for Teachers in Seville||July 1, 2018-July 7, 2018||New and experienced||Family homestay||Individual teachers||
|AP Spanish Language and Culture for Teachers in Seville||July 1, 2018-July 7, 2018||New and experienced||Not included||Individual teachers||
|Family Homestay||(Consult with MundoLengua for specific conditions)|
|Airport Transfer||(Consult with MundoLengua for specific conditions)|
|Health Insurance||(Consult with MundoLengua for specific conditions)|
|24 Hour Support|
Dates refer to the expected arrival and departure days in Spain. Extra days will be charged accordingly.
Do you organize pick-ups at the airport?
Round-trip transport from the airport/train station/bus station is not included (for teachers travelling with students, this is included). Please remember to confirm with us your arrival date/time/location. This will be extremely important for those teachers that are staying with families. You will go directly to your host family and we will need to inform them of your arrival so they can plan to be at home to receive you.
Where will the classes take place?
The classes take place at a partner school of ours in the center of Seville, very close to the charming neighborhood of Santa Cruz, on calle Fabiola. As we maintain agreements with many local schools, please consult with us before each session to confirm the actual classroom location.
Who are the instructors?
For both the Seville and Madrid program, the instructors are College Board certified teachers. Laura Zinke from Arizona will be the instructor for the Seville workshop.
How will the classes work?
The actual classes will not start until Monday of the second week. The first week will be comprised of cultural and social visits only. Classes will run from Monday until Friday of the second week, 6 hours per day, for a total of 30 hours.
Are College Board materials included?
College Board materials are included, as well as special materials developed by Centro MundoLengua´s professors for our student AP prep program.
Will I receive a certificate?
All participants will receive a College Board certificate upon completion of the program for the total number of AP contact hours (30 total).
How does the credit process work?
We have an agreement with the University of California at Riverside. On the first day of class, we will hand out to all participants a form. The fee for these 5.0 quarter units of credit (3 semester hours) has typically hovered around $325-$350 total. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa or MC). There will be some additional work required if you are opting for the credits and the instructors will let you know what is expected.
What about cultural activities?
We will review this program on arrival, but expect to delve into the history of Spain and take back ideas for your students. This is one of the nicest additions to the program and something that cannot be gleaned from sitting in a classroom in the states or abroad doing a similar program. All entrances are included, so there is no need to budget extra money for this. For teachers travelling with spouses, etc., it might be possible for them to join us on certain activities. We will let you know in advance, in addition to any related cost.
How will the cultural activities work?
Teachers should plan to arrive on Sunday of the first week. We will meet early on Monday for our welcome reception and breakfast. We will also have our orientation this day, as well as cultural visits in the city. The entire first week will be comprised of cultural and social visits. Teachers are then free to travel starting on Friday afternoon of the first week. The second week will be a mixture of morning classes and afternoon cultural and social visits.
What will I do during the weekend?
The weekend is free for you to plan travel on your own. This is an excellent opportunity to visit Andalusia, southern Portugal or even Lisboa, Morocco, Barcelona, Valencia, etc. The possibilities are endless, as the cities where our programs take place are well connected. For teachers that travel with students, you are invited to join us on the excursions to Cadiz and Portugal.
What if I have opted for staying with a family (only available in Seville)?
You wanted to be immersed in the culture and language. This is the best manner! Host families have worked with us for many years, and are all carefully chosen and visited by our housing director. Most families live in middle-class apartments, with the usual comforts of life. You will have your own room. You will most likely share a bathroom. Your family will make all of your meals for you, so this is an excellent opportunity to try many new home-cooked Spanish foods. We can also deal with special diets, but we need to know this in advance. Your family will also wash any clothes for you.
Are there any other types of accommodation?
We can help with finding economical hotels or apartments located close to the school. Please let us know if you need help.
Can I come with my students?
Each year, we have a group of high school students coming from different areas to participate in our AP prep program (AP Spanish Language prep and AP Spanish Literature prep in Seville). We are available if you would like to discuss planning a group trip for your students for either spring or summer to our schools. We offer programs for all levels of students, in addition to educational tours, volunteer opportunities, school exchanges, etc.
Are there incentives for travelling with students?
If you travel with at least 6 students, you receive the teacher workshop free. If you travel with 10 students, you receive both the workshop free and $800 stipend. For larger groups, there are additional incentives.