Breakout Sessions

Electivos (Cultural Breakout Sessions) - Examples from 2019COSSI Logo

Spanish Culture

  • Desde El Fondo De Mi Corazón (From the Bottom of My Heart)
  • The Art of Goya
  • Lights, Camera, Action!
  • The Culture & Preparation of Tapas (2 separate electivos)
  • El Jarramplas & other Traditions in Extremadura, Spain
  • Bullfighting
  • Camino de Santiago
  • Beyond the Latin Grammys
  • Evolución del Español
  • Living in Latin America
  • El Espiritu de los Quechua: Amar, Trabajar y Aprender
  • Money and Morality on the Camino de Santiago
  • Los Shipibo de las Amazonas 
  • Toda Aventura Empieza con un SíXochimilco
  • Una Semana En Oaxaca
  • Growing Up Biculturally


  • ¡Pura Vida!
  • Exploring Madrid & Central Spain
  • Las Fallas de Valencia
  • Cuba: Las Distintas Caras (An Evolving Nation)
  • Virtual Road Tour of Baja California
  • El Antiguo México


  • Zumba® Moves 101
  • Campus Tours
  • El Fútbol I & II
  • Argentine Tango

Language Practice & Comprehension

  • La Llorona I-4: Techniques of Embedded Reading
  • Refranes y Dichos
  • Web Resources
  • Fenómenos Sintácticos
  • Spanish Pronunciation
  • Advanced Questions about Spanish
  • Spanish Vocabulary Memorization Techniques
  • Estrategias
  • Comprehensible Input Methods

Professional Development

  • Embedded Reading Techniques for Educators
  • Using Reader's Theater to Enhance Reading/Literacy
  • Use One Word Images (OWI) to Enhance Teaching with Comprehensible Input (TCI)
  • Medical Spanish: Basic Anatomy and Related Verbs
  • Medical Spanish 2: Anatomy and Medical Specialties
  • Reaching your Hispanic Students: Culturally Proficient Instruction to Improve Engagement and Performance
  • Ignite Interactions with Student Illustrations

Sample Program Guide (pdf) - includes electivo descriptions

NOTE: All offerings are subject to availability.

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