Intensive Language Study Quarter Program

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

Spanish Studies Abroad offers program options in Seville for those students that are on the Quarter system. Students enroll in two intensive language courses and complement their studies by pursuing an Independent Research Project (IRP). Courses are taught at our Center’s historic mansion in downtown Seville, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. In addition to living in a Spanish home, cultural events and social activities enhance the cultural element of your experience. At the Center, you also benefit from the expertise of our staff, who guide you to more fully immerse yourself in the sevillano community.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes are held in our historical Center, built in two turn-of-the-century mansions
  • Ideal for students on the Quarter/Trimester system
  • Complete 4 semester credits of Spanish language
  • Earn 11-12 semester credits total
  • All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified native professors at the Center in downtown Seville.
  • Design your coursework with an Independent Research Project
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • Live with a local family or in a residencia
  • All meals included
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know

Requirements

  • No previous Spanish coursework required
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish language coursework

Intensive Language Study Quarter Programs

2020 Seville Intensive Language Study Spring Quarter Program

01/02/2020
– 03/14/2020
Apply by: 15/10/2019
$9.500

Course Catalog

History, Politics and Culture Courses
SPAN 312J - FOUNDATIONS OF SPANISH CULTURE
This course focuses on the historical and cultural development of Spain today, from its foundations into the 21st century. Students study Roman colonization and Moorish conquest, through the passage from the dictatorship of Franco to today’s democracy. Using the unique resources of Seville and her surroundings, students experience Spain’s past and present in music, art, architecture, and popular cultural expression, including flamenco and film. Multiple excursions throughout Seville illustrate the topics and themes discussed in class.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
January
Language
SPAN 301J - ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPREHENSION
This intensive short-term course reviews Spanish grammar, with a particular emphasis on listening comprehension and oral communication skills. This course may be taken in preparation for the Spring semester.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
January
Language
SPAN 204J - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Minimum of one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent. Successful completion of SPAN 204J permits entry into Advanced Spanish Studies for Spring.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
January
Language Modules
SPAN 310W - ADVANCED ACADEMIC WRITING IN SPANISH
This course is designed to help students learn more about the process involved in composing short research papers and effective support of different points of view and hypotheses. Key concepts of discourse analysis and rhetorical devices will also be studied. Classroom activities include written tasks, prose style analyses, translations and coherent paragraphing.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
Language Modules
SPAN 310SP - ADVANCED ORAL COMMUNICATION IN SPANISH
This course seeks to improve students’ speaking ability in both formal and informal discourse. Oral practice activities like debates, role plays, mock trials, paired with interviews and dialogue/story adaptations increase opportunities for communicative interaction among students in the classroom.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
Language Modules
SPAN 310R - ADVANCED READING SKILLS IN SPANISH
This course focuses on improving accuracy in reading comprehension and fosters the development and refinement of literacy skills. Various activity formats, such as comprehension checks, paraphrasing and understanding discourse structure and intentions will be applied to a variety of texts, including newspaper articles, short stories and excerpts from novels.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
SPAN 310L - ADVANCED LISTENING SKILLS IN SPANISH
Designed to increase students’ listening comprehension skills, as well as introduce them to the general phonetics and phonology of Spanish. Students develop the ability to analyze the Spanish sound system and distinguish the phonetical features of its principal dialects.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
Intensive Period Language
SPAN 403 - ADVANCED STUDIES IN SPANISH
This intensive course is designed for native and near-native speakers of Spanish. In addition to a thorough review of challenging grammatical aspects of Spanish, this course incorporates preparation for the DELE (Diploma de Español de Lengua Extranjera). Course materials may also include films, music, selections from the press, as well as literary readings. The performance of short excerpts of plays, combined with advanced work on oral expression and phonetics, will help students increase their fluency and ease of expression. This course is taught in the Intensive Period.
Entry into SPAN 403 is based in part upon performance on the online placement test, and therefore acceptance into this course takes place after arrival in Seville.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Intensive Period Language
SPAN 402 - SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
This intensive language course is intended for students who grew up listening to and speaking Spanish in their homes, but without receiving formal training in the language. Course includes a review of complex grammar structures, spelling and punctuation, with a special emphasis on reading and writing skills.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 307A - ADVANCED PRESENT-DAY SPANISH USAGE
The vocabulary and structures current in Spain today are practiced in realistic situations, focusing on the practical functions that language must fulfill in speech and written communication. Emphasis on the appropriate use of different degrees of formality using multiple resources. An extensive review of Spanish language. Oral drills, role playing, conversations, and practical exercises with attention to underlying structures are reinforced with readings, writing exercises, and vocabulary building. Intensive Language Course taken during the Intensive Period (first 3 weeks).
One course in advanced college Spanish, the equivalent, or January Term SPAN 301J.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall
Intensive Period Language
SPAN 306A - HIGH-ADVANCED SPANISH EXPRESSION AND GRAMMAR
The course structure is based on an in-depth review of Spanish language with an emphasis on past subjunctive. Oral drills, role playing, conversations, and practical exercises with attention to underlying structures are reinforced with readings, writing exercises, and vocabulary building. Intensive Language Course taken during the Intensive Period (first 3 weeks of semester).
Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish, the equivalent, or January Term SPAN 301J.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall
Language Modules
SPAN 305A - ADVANCED SPANISH EXPRESSION AND GRAMMAR I
An intensive review on the Spanish language. Oral drills, conversations, and practical exercises with attention to underlying structures are reinforced with readings, writing exercises, and vocabulary building. Intensive Language Course taken during the Intensive Period (first 3 weeks of semester). This course has a mandatory module SPAN310E: Practicum Encuesta
Completion of one year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent; the January Term course SPAN 204J fulfills this prerequisite.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Experiential Learning
IRP 490 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Independent research on a subject of the student’s choice.
Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/irp.
Fall, Spring

Options for experiential learning

Internship

Independent Research Project

Service Learning

Costs include

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities

Orientation

Health Insurance

Spanish Studies transcript

Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

Meet your Resident Director

Dr. Michelle Durán, a native of Puerto Rico, is both the Resident Director for Seville and the Director of Academic Affairs for Spanish Studies Abroad. She is responsible for course development, assessment and overall academic quality of Spanish Studies programs in Spain, Argentina, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Prior to assuming her duties as Academic Director, Michelle served as both faculty member and Resident Director of theSpanish Studies Seville Program. In that capacity she has been responsible for the introduction and implementation of new methods of assessment on-site in Seville. She did her undergraduate work at Amherst College, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.

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