June 25, 2023 July 7, 2023
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA
Take a trip around the world in 9 days in this language and culture sampler course. Students will immerse themselves in the language and culture of 9 different countries. Following a brief introduction to each country, students will engage in language acquisition activities that will give them exposure to basic vocabulary and conversation skills in the language spoken in the country. Students will then “travel” to each country through videos, television programs, films, music, and other media. At the end of their visit, they will have the opportunity to utilize their newly-acquired communicative skills through interactive, Learn-by-Doing activities such as, sampling the country’s cuisine, playing a traditional game, learning a local dance, and more. Countries students may explore include: China; France (or Francophone Africa or the Caribbean; Germany; Italy; Japan; Russia; Cuba; Spain; or, Mexico.
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There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).