COSSI 2020 Has Been Cancelled Due to the Unknown Impacts of COVID-19
We Look Forward to Seeing you in 2021 - Cuídate!
- Program includes 10 hours of Spanish Instruction - 2 hours every morning, M-F
- Choose from Beginning through Superior Level classes
- Experienced instructors
- All classes conducted in Spanish
Use the Self-Placement Tool to choose the proper level for registration.
Level 1: Beginning-Low Level Spanish
Instructor: Michele Whaley
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.
Beginning-Low Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
Level 2: Beginning-Mid Level Spanish
Instructor: Gina Chylak
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.
Beginning-Mid Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
Level 3: Beginning-High Level Spanish
Instructor: Jessica Bollinger
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."
Beginning-High Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
Level 4: Intermediate-Low Level Spanish
Instructor: Laurie Clarcq
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.
Intermediate-Low Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
Level 5: Intermediate-Mid Level Spanish
Instructor: Brandie Ross
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.
Intermediate-Mid Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
Level 6: Intermediate-High Level Spanish
Instructor: Skip Crosby
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.
Intermediate-High Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
Level 7: Advanced-Low Level Spanish
Instructor: Eileen Poxon
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.
Advanced-Low Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
Level 8: Advanced-Mid Level Spanish
Instructor: John Gorman
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.
Advanced-Mid Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
Level 9: Advanced-High Level Spanish
Instructor: Glennys Schwartz
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.
Advanced-High Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
Level 10: Superior-Low Level Spanish
Instructor: Glennys Schwartz
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.
Superior-Low Self-Placement Tool (pdf)
NOTE: Course offerings are contingent on sufficient enrollment.