Spanish Summer Institute: Intermediate & Advanced

At the Intermediate and Advanced level, you should be able to understand most common and non-technical speech in Spanish, and be able to hold a fairly fluent conversation on a variety of topics.

Focus on improving your conversational fluency by acquiring more complex grammatical structures and sentence formation. Possible grammar topics, based on student needs, may include the advanced level verb tenses (conditional, future anterior, and introduction to subjunctive), or use of relative pronouns.

Increase your language spontaneity through interesting conversational exercises such as debates, presentations, cultural discussions, and small group work using Spanish articles, poetry, websites and more.

Read the course outline.

Daily Schedule
In the mornings, focus on practical, true-to-life conversation practice in lively classes that blend instruction, feedback, small group and pair work.

On select afternoons, enjoy rich Spanish and Latin American cultural experiences, workshops, or virtual visits from Spanish-speaking guests who bring their unique culture and perspectives to your class.

How am I Assessed?
This is a non-credit course without letter or numerical grades. You receive verbal feedback on your conversation and grammar skills from your instructor during class. Written homework is typically corrected in class. Some lesson modules may include quizzes.

Technology Requirements
To participate, you’ll need access to:

  • an email account
  • a computer, laptop or tablet under five years old using Windows or macOS
  • the latest version of a web browser (or previous major version release)
  • a reliable internet connection
  • a video camera and microphone.

Textbooks
No textbooks are required.

Course Format

This course is 100% online, instructor-supported with real-time classes. Log in to your class at scheduled times and participate by video with Zoom, a web conferencing app. For a virtual classroom to be successful, please be prepared to participate with your video turned on so you can see and interact with your instructor and classmates.

Outside of class time, you can access other materials online at your own pace and rhythm.

One business day before the course start date, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing your course. Please note you can log in to your course for up to three weeks after the course ends. You will not be able to access course materials after this time.

Available Sessions

Course currently not available for registration.