COSSI - Central Oregon Summer Spanish Immersion
Join us for a week of Spanish instruction, culture, and interaction on the beautiful
Bend campus. Cost includes 10 hours of language instruction, daily conversation groups,
2-3 break-out sessions per day, and evening activities. NOTE: Cost does not include
housing or food (except catered dinner on Thursday evening).
6/25-6/29 8:00AM-8:00PM MTuWThF Cost $599
Before registering, choose the appropriate instructional level from the list below.
Register Online or call 541.383.7240. Registration is open!
Visit our On-Campus Housing webpage for information on staying in our residence hall.
Cancellation/Refund Policy for COSSI and On-Campus Housing:
- Full refund for COSSI or on campus housing will be issued for students who cancel prior to Monday, June 11 (14 days) at 5:00PM.
- A partial refund for COSSI or on campus housing will be issued for students who cancel
after June 11 and prior to Monday, June 18 at 5:00PM.
- *For COSSI, the partial refund amount is $349.
- *For housing, the partial refund amount will vary depending on the type of housing chosen.
- No refunds for tuition or housing will be issued after Monday, June 18 at 5:00PM.
Instruction Levels - If you are unsure, visit our Course Level webpage for full description and a self-placement tool.
Beginning-Low Level Spanish
For students with no previous knowledge of Spanish. Intensive language instruction with an emphasis on developing basic communication skills in Spanish. This course will introduce students to the present tense, fundamentals of verb conjugation and basic sentence structure.
Beginning-Mid Level Spanish
For students who have had a brief introduction to Spanish. This course will review the present tense fundamentals of verb conjugation and vocabulary. It will introduce conjunctions and basic prepositions for combining sentences.
Beginning-High Level Spanish
For students who have been introduced to the present tense. This course will provide a thorough and extensive review of the present tense only, practice of -AR, -ER & -IR verbs, introduction of stem-changing verbs, and more.
Intermediate-Low Level Spanish
For students who have a working knowledge of the present tense. This course will include a review of the present tense including stem-changing verbs and the present progressive with estar + gerund, review of the future expression using "ir + a + infinitive verb,” and more.
Intermediate-Mid 2 Level Spanish
Intermediate-Mid level is designed to continue building grammatical structures that focus on speaking, reading, writing, and understanding. Topics include a review of the present tense and a comparison of the present and present progressive tenses.
Intermediate-High Level Spanish
For students with one to two years of study at the college level or the equivalent. Students should have a command of the present tense and a working knowledge of the past and future tenses. This course will quickly review the present tense and the preterite and imperfect tenses. Class is conducted almost entirely in Spanish.
Advanced-Low Level Spanish
For students with a minimum of two to three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent. Students should have a working knowledge and command of most tenses. This course will contrast the uses of the preterite and imperfect tenses, expand the uses of the present subjunctive tense, and more. Class is conducted almost entirely in Spanish.
Advanced-Mid Level Spanish
This course is for students with a minimum of two to three years of college level Spanish, or the equivalent. It will review difficult areas of the preterite, imperfect tenses, and present subjunctive mood. It will introduce more complex uses of the subjunctive mood, new vocabulary, and related expressions. This course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish.
Advanced-High Level Spanish
For students with a minimum of three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent. This course will quickly contrast the preterite and imperfect tenses, quickly review the uses of the present subjunctive tense, introduce the imperfect subjunctive tense and its uses, and introduce the conditional tense and its uses. Class is conducted in Spanish.
Superior-Low Level Spanish
This course is for students with a minimum of three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent. Vocabulary enrichment will be highlighted through idioms, proverbs, synonyms, and antonyms. Topics include: review of the past subjunctive mood and conditional tense, the pronoun "se," introduction of the perfect subjunctive, complex sentences and new literary vocabulary, recognition of the different accents of the Spanish-speaking world and how to improve one's own Spanish accent. Class is conducted in Spanish.
*Information subject to change. Additional information and details will be announced soon.
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