Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world with more than 500 million native speakers. This program offers you an opportunity to build confidence in your Spanish language skills through a three-credit intermediate or advanced level online course. Discussion sessions provide opportunities to practice for use in practical contexts and scenarios. You will rapidly learn to speak and understand Spanish while virtually experiencing Chilean culture.
You will be expected to devote approximately 15 hours per week to this course over a nine-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones and it integrates both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous sessions may include three hours per week with the language instructor(s) doing drills and practicing conversation. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be determined together by instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.
Asynchronous activities may include approximately 10–12 hours per week on practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completing assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.
- Build your Spanish language skills and develop your vocabulary.
- Practice your language skills through interactive lessons and scenarios.
- Experience Chilean culture through virtual activities.
- Small group classes and individualized attention and support.
Three semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent.