UW-Green Bay will offer Spanish Immersion for Professionals summer course

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is again offering a summer course in Spanish Immersion for Professionals, a program that can help those in business to learn Spanish.

Scheduled for Monday through Friday, Aug. 2-6, at UW-Green Bay, the program will provide an intensive language-learning experience for all levels of Spanish-language learners. Registration is due by Monday, July 26.

The Spanish Immersion for Professionals program is designed with customer service representatives, call center employees, hospitality workers, social workers, bankers, teachers and health care workers in mind. Along with instruction in language and grammar, courses tailored to health care, education, business, law and leisure/travel will be offered. A substantial online resource component will be part of this program. Students will learn in UW-Green Bay’s high tech classrooms and will enjoy meals in the University Union.

Students will participate in language classes by skill level. Some English will be spoken in beginner classes. Intermediate and advanced class instruction will be entirely in Spanish. An online pre-test will determine a student’s skill level.

Each class day will end with a session on culture and current affairs in the Spanish-speaking world. In late afternoon and evening, participants can choose to join conversation tables hosted by native Spanish speakers, browse in a Spanish-language reading area stocked with books and magazines, and watch Spanish-language films. Optional evening activities will be available.

Fees for the program are $395 for noncredit instruction; $625 for two undergraduate credits in Spanish; or $945 for two graduate credits in education. The fees for all three include beverage breaks and lunch each day.

For out of town participants, a room block is reserved at the Hotel Sierra, downtown Green Bay. The room rate for the program is $89 single or double per night plus taxes, including continental breakfast. Room reservations must be made before July 2. Another option is to live on campus in contemporary University Housing apartments, with up to three other roommates, with the idea to continue the language practice experience in the housing setting.

Information and registration are available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/sip, or by calling (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313. The reservation number for Hotel Sierra is 800-236-3330. On campus information will be made available in registration materials.

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R. Terry Anderson

I teach English Composition and handle media and marketing for the Institute for Learning Partnership.

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