Longwood University
Summer Institute for Spanish Teachers
Valencia, España

6 - 23 de julio de 2011
 

    Longwood University, in affiliation with the Institute of Spanish Studies, is pleased to offer its Summer Institute for Spanish Teachers 2011 in Valencia, Spain.

    Participants will spend two weeks living with Spanish families and attending classes, as well as visiting sites of cultural and historical significance. Participants may earn three (3) or  six (6) graduate credits.
 
 


Peñíscola

Requirements for Admission:

    Courses offered are graduate-level courses. Participants must hold a B.A. degree in Spanish and should be teaching or planning to teach Spanish.  Applicants who hold a B.A. degree in a discipline other than Spanish must have completed at least two upper-level undergraduate courses in Spanish to be eligible. Nevertheless, participants at all levels of oral proficiency in Spanish will be eligible. The goal of the Institute is to offer the opportunity to improve one's ability in all of the language skill areas.  Three (3) or six (6) graduate credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.


Participantes en clase (Instituto 2000)

Class Schedule and Course Descriptions:

You may choose one or two courses (three or six graduate credits).  Please be advised, however, that due to the very short length of the program, those choosing to take two classes will be very busy, and may not have as great a chance to take advantage of the cultural opportunities offered by socializing with family members, etc.  This is a very intensive program, and those who would like to have a little free time should take only one of the classes.

Requirements for all classes include attendance and participation in the classes, participation in the cultural activities and visits, some readings and short essays, an exam, and a research style paper to be completed after the end of the program and sent by e-mail to Longwood University.  In some cases, you may receive materials to read before the start of the program.  Click on course title for syllabus.  (These links will be updated shortly.)

Español 530-41:  Historia de las Mujeres en España y en Latinoamérica.
Una visión de las mujeres a través de los tiempos prehistóricos e históricos; cómo le influyen los cambios socio-políticos y religiosos y cómo se le va atribuyendo un papel según el momento socio-cultural en las distintas etapas históricas a través de las diferentes culturas y necesidades.  Se incluirá la evolución experimentada durante este siglo: guerra civil, dictadura y democracia, tanto como las intenciones y esperanzas de la mujer de hoy en el presente español.  Se requerirá un trabajo de investigación sobre un tema relacionado para el 10 de agosto (después del término del programa; se puede pedir una extensión si es necesario).   3 créditos.

Español 501-41: Gramática Avanzada / La enseñanza de la gramática.  Un estudio de los puntos de gramática más problemáticos para los hablantes del inglés.  Estrategias para la enseñanza de la gramática de un modo comunicativo y contextualizado en la escuela primaria y secundaria, con atención especial al papel de la gramática en los National Standards for Foreign Language Learning.  Se requerirá un trabajo de investigación sobre un aspecto de este tema para el 10 de agosto (después del término del programa; se puede pedir una extensión si es necesario).  3 créditos.

Español 502-41: Conversación y fonética; la enseñanza comunicativa de la comunicación oral.
Teoría y práctica; un repaso de las teorías actuales que tratan la enseñanza de la comunicación oral en una segunda lengua, y una aplicación de esas teorías a la creación de actividades y materiales para uso en la escuela primaria o secundaria.  Desarrollo de la expresión oral de los participantes, mediante conversaciones guiadas y "escenarios"; atención a la fonética y al mejoramiento de la pronunciación.   Se requerirá un trabajo escrito que consistirá en un "plan" de enseñanza para el 10 de agosto (después del término del programa; se puede pedir una extensión si es necesario).  3 créditos.

Credit Options:

 

Housing:

    Participants will live with Spanish families in Valencia (one participant per family), where they will have three meals per day and enjoy interaction with native speakers, as well as the opportunity to meet other Spanish people.  Our participants have cited the homestay as one of the best aspects of the program. Many of them keep in touch with their host family long after the program.

We sometimes receive inquiries from those who wish to arrange their own lodging.  Below are our policies for those who will not need room and board:

1.  Participants who will not stay with host families arranged by the program must make arrangements to stay with native Spanish speakers.  If the participant is a native Spanish speaker, then this requirement is not necessary.  In all cases, the lodging arrangements must be such that there is opportunity to interact with Spaniards on a daily basis.

2.  Participants who meet the conditions for the above stipulation will pay the standard program price according to their residency (Virginia resident or resident of other states), and the amount of the room and board will be refunded to them by the Institute of Spanish Studies.

 

 

Costs:

The program fees for 2011 are $2,850. 

  The program costs include:
Tuition for 3 or 6 graduate credits
Study Abroad Admin Fee
Room & board with a Spanish family
Field trips, cultural activities and  excursions 
Medical insurance through MAPFRE

Not included:
         Airfare or transportation expenses.
         Cost for an official transcript from Longwood University is $10.
 
        Refund Policy

Transportation:
Please make your travel arrangements early. Participants must arrive in Valencia by Wednesday, July 6, 2011, which means you must leave the US on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 or earlier.  All flights are over-night from the U.S. to Spain, France, Germany, etc.

We will be glad to offer help or suggestions for options.   It is strongly suggested that participants make travel plans early; prices in the summer are high and the lower rates will not be available very long.  The earlier you reserve, the better.

Contact information for relevant airlines:

Aer Lingus--(Washington-Dulles - Madrid nonstop; connections to Valencia)

Continental Airlines--(Newark-Madrid-Valencia)
1-800-231-0856

Iberia Airlines--(JFK-Valencia, JFK-Madrid-Valencia, JFK-Barcelona-Valencia, Washington-Madrid-Valencia)
1-800-574-8742

Air France Airlines--(Washington or JFK-Paris-Valencia)
1-800-237-2747

Lufthansa Airlines--(Washington or JFK-Munich-Valencia)
1-888-645-3880

British Airways—(Washington or JFK-London-Valencia)
1-800-AIRWAYS

Air Europa Airlines--(JFK-Madrid-Valencia)
(This website doesn't work very well--it's best to call.)
1-888-238-7672  

Expedia.com--(lots of combinations)
 

Medical Insurance:
MAPFRE

Includes:
1) Medical attention for accident or illness up to 4,207 euros (700,000 ptas.).
2) Transportation to the adequate hospital if needed or to the country of origin when necessary (unlimited).
3) Travel expenses and stay of a relative 42 euros/day (7.000 ptas/day); maximum  420 euros (70,000 ptas or 10 days).
4) Extension of the stay in case of accident or illness 42 euros/day (7,000 ptas/day); maximum 420 euros (70,000 ptas or 10 days).
5) Return to the country of origin in case of death (unlimited).
6) Return trip if the student needs to interrupt his/her stay due to death in the family.
7) Civil Liability up to 60.100 euros (10,000,000 ptas.).

Participants will be covered from the first to the last day of the program, in Valencia or anywhere else in Spain.
Participants will have a toll-free telephone number to contact in case of accident or illness.  You will receive detailed information upon enrollment in the program.
 
 

Calendario Provisional de Actividades:
6 - 23 de julio de 2011

(Algunos de los detalles concretos  no podemos saberlos hasta última hora; ajustaremos el calendario para aprovechar al máximo las posibilidades.)

6 de julio:

Llegada a Valencia.  Alojamiento con familias.

7 de julio 

10:00 Reunión de orientación en el Institute of Spanish Studies, Calle El Bachiller, 13. 
11:00  City orientation walking tour:  Main Square (Plaza del Ayuntamiento), Post Office Palace, Plaza de la Reina, Cathedral, Plaza de la Virgen, “Calle de los Caramelos”, Torres de Serranos.
12:00 Tribunal de las Aguas, Catedral.
12:15 Plaza Redonda, La Lonja, Mercado Central
  1:30 Go home for midday meal. 
Explore the beach or rest. 
9:00 pm:  Be home for dinner.

8 de julio:

Clases 9:00-11:15 y 11:45-2:00.   Tarde libre.

9 de julio

10:00  Punto de encuentro: esquina de Calle El Bachiller y Jaime Roig.
Excursión a Sagunto, Teatro Romano, ruinas romanas y medievales. 
Tarde en la playa de Canet.

10 de julio

Día libre.  Opción:  Churros y chocolate en Casa Valor.  Misa en la Catedral.  Museos.

11 de julio:

Clases 9:00-11:15 y 11:45-2:00.
7:00 pm, Tapas; punto de encuentro, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

12de julio: 

Clases 9:00-11:15 y 11:45-2:00.
4:00 pm:  Visita al Museo de Historia de Valencia.
                  
Punto de encuentro:  esquina de Calle El Bachiller y Jaime Roig.

13 de julio:

Clases 9:00-11:15  y 11:45-2:00.

14de julio:

Clases.   11:30 Visita al Colegio Caxton y charla con los maestros y la directora
               Comida en el colegio.
Clase 4-6:00

15 de julio:

Clases 9:00-11:15 y 11:45-2:00.

16 de julio:

10:00 Excursión a Peñíscola, visita al castillo del Papa Luna, y playa.

17 de julio:

Día libre

18 de julio:

Clases.

19 de julio:

Clases.  5:00 Visita al Museo de Bellas Artes.  Punto de encuentro, Puerta del Museo, Calle San Pío V.

20 de julio:

Clases.  

21 de julio:

Clases.

22 de julio:

Clases y exámenes finales.  2:00 Comida de despedida en Restaurante La Clemencia

23 de julio:

Fin del programa.

 Posibilidades para actividades opcionales:

Cine; Teatro; Exposiciones en los museos; Flamenco; Museo de Cerámica; Museo Fallero; Museo Taurino;  Torres de Serranos (vistas maravillosas desde arriba); El Miguelete (vista maravillosa); Playa...
 

Application and Deposit Dates: January 5 - May 16, 2011

Applications will be accepted after these dates as long as space is available-- however we can accept a limited number of participants, so to ensure your participation we encourage you to send application and deposit long before the May 16 deadline.  We will begin accepting applications on January 5, 2011 and will continue until the program is filled.

$750 deposit required by May 16, payable to Longwood University.

Final Payment Deadline:  June 1, 2011
All payments must be received by June 1, 2011.

Application and payment procedures: (the following links will be updated soon.)

1. a Print out the Application Form, the Conditions of Participation, the Course Registration Form, and the Health Form.  Complete them.

     b.  Print the "Application for In-State Tuition Rates" (required for those with Virginia residency), then fill it out.

      c.  Mail all of the above forms to:

Dr. Lily Anne Goetz, Professor of Spanish
Department of English and Modern Languages
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA  23909

2. Print the Program Deposit form, fill it out and mail with your check for $750 to:  

Cashiering and Student Accounts
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA  23909

3.  Or pay by phone:  Call toll-free:  1-866-269-2416.  You must be accepted and registered before you may pay by phone.

 

 

Information:

Dr. Lily Anne Goetz
Professor of Spanish
Department of English and Modern Languages
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA  23909

Phone:  (434) 395-2158

E-mail:  goetzla@longwood.edu
 

Longwood University:

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Founded in 1839 in Farmville, Virginia, Longwood University is a coeducational, comprehensive state university offering programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees in a wide variety of subjects, including the Curriculum and Instruction Specialist in Modern Languages programs with concentration in Spanish, as well as the Initial Licensure programs in Modern Languages and English as a Second Language, all leading to the Master of Science in Education.


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Master of Science in Education, with concentrations in

Initial Licensure:  Spanish or English as a Second Language

Curriculum and Instruction Specialist:  Spanish

Note:
Prospective applicants are allowed to enroll in up to nine credit hours (3 courses) prior to being admitted to a degree or licensure only program and have those hours apply to the admitted program.  No more than nine (9) Longwood non-degree graduate hours may be counted towards a degree, certificate or licensure program.  Students are expected to apply to a Longwood graduate program prior to enrolling in classes; at the latest, all application materials should be received before the completion of six hours.  Application materials are available by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies (434-395-2707 or graduate@longwood.edu) or on our web site at www.longwood.edu/graduatestudies/  .

 

Accreditation:
Longwood University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Virginia State Board of Education.

 


Una familia española en Valencia

 

Valencia

"Pocas ciudades son como Valencia capaces de hacer convivir tan armónicamente los restos de su pasado más remoto, datado en el año 138 a.C., con las edificaciones más innovadoras y vanguardistas que se levantan al borde del nuevo milenio.

Cuando se camina por Valencia, se puede sentir, entre sus muros y bajo el pavimento, el latir de muchos siglos. Desde los restos del foro romano fundado por Junius Brutus encontrados en la actual Plaza de la Virgen, que dio origen a Valentia, hasta la emblemática Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, la población ha ido transformando su fisonomía al tiempo que ha rescatado monumentos que son testimonio de épocas pretéritas.

En Valencia se conservan intactas tradiciones, costumbres y fiestas centenarias que sus habitantes han sabido integrar en la época contemporánea. La cita del Tribunal de las Aguas -cada jueves a mediodía-y la celebración de las Fallas -del 15 al 19 de marzo- son tan sólo muestras de una ciudad que mantiene vivos sus orígenes. 

....

Las suaves temperaturas de Valencia son una invitación más para conocerla. El aire mediterráneo impregna esta ciudad que, como su gente, es abierta, cordial, cálida y hospitalaria."  (Web Oficial de Turismo de la Comunitat Valenciana)

 

Más Información sobre Valencia:

TurisValencia

Web Oficial de Turismo de la Comunitat Valenciana

Valencia:  Un Viaje Virtual

Guiarte.com:  Valencia

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El Tiempo en Valencia (CNN en español.com)

Red de la Paella


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