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COSSI Registration

COSSI 2020 Has Been Cancelled Due to the Unknown Impacts of COVID-19

We Look Forward to Seeing you in 2021 - Cuídate!

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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. For students ages 16 years and older. NOTE: Cost does not include housing or food (except catered dinner).
6/22/20-6/26/20             8:00 am - 8:00 pm          MTuWThF            Cost $599

NOTE: If a employer or third party is paying for the cost of the program, the check or PO should be made out to COCC Continuing Education. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Choose the appropriate course level using the descriptions below or our Course Levels/Self-Placement webpage.

Add your name to our COSSI Interest List. Information will be emailed to you as it becomes available.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy for COSSI:

  • Full refund for COSSI tuition will be issued for students who cancel 14 days (June 8, 2020) before the program begins.
  • A partial refund for COSSI registration will be issued for students who cancel 7 days (June 15, 2020) before the program begins.
    • For COSSI, the partial refund amount: $200
  • No refunds for tuition will be issued if a student cancels without 7 days notice before the program begins.

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Instruction Levels - If you are unsure, visit our Course Level webpage for full description and a self-placement tool.

Level 1: 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.  Students will learn greetings, expressions of courtesy, and other useful beginning vocabulary.

Level 2: 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.  It will focus on the alphabet, pronunciation differences between English and Spanish, including stress and writing accent marks.

Level 3: 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, Ser & Estar, "Tener + que + infinitive ", and "Ir + a + infinitive."

Level 4: 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", introduction of reflexive verbs and pronouns, and introduction of the imperfect and preterite tenses.  There will be an emphasis on vocabulary development, communication strategies, and oral proficiency. 

Level 5: Intermediate-Mid 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.  Students will review the preterite and imperfect tenses, compare and contrast the preterite and imperfect tenses, and be introduced to additional uses in more complex sentences. New vocabulary and grammatical structures will be presented and developed in conversational and written contexts.

Level 6: 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. It will introduce and expand the uses of the present subjunctive tense and formal commands. Vocabulary development and communication strategies will be emphasized.

Level 7: 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 refine usage of vocabulary using idiomatic expressions, slang and difficult grammatical principles. Class is conducted almost entirely in Spanish.

Level 8: 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 to expand the communicative strategies of the student. Advanced use of vocabulary and intricate grammatical structures will be taught through literature.

Level 9: 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. Grammatical structures and vocabulary will be highlighted through literary selections, business terminology, and street slang.

Level 10: 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.