This year’s course, scheduled for July 9-25, 2010, offers students the opportunity to spend two and a half weeks studying Spanish six hours a day at the Instituto Mexicano de Español y Cultura, living with friendly Mexican families, making excursions to interesting sites near Cuernavaca and Mexico City and experiencing life in a foreign country.
Because the IMEC offers classes for both teenagers and adults, CBC makes the college class available to high school students who have qualified for dual credit classes and to college students and adults of any age.
Classes at the IMEC are available at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
Students may earn CBC credit for either semester of first-year college Spanish, either semester of second-year college Spanish, or for an advanced sophomore class.
Continuing Professional Education hours are available for public school Spanish teachers who need to renew their teaching certificates. Teachers may earn 48 hours of credit for the cultural portion of the trip and/or 60 hours for advanced Spanish classes at IMEC.
Mrs. Past accompanies the group for all activities in Mexico, assesses student progress on a daily basis, offers out-of-class assistance in learning Spanish, administers the final exam for the course and assigns the CBC grade.