Study Spanish in Puerto Rico with Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College’s summer intensive Spanish course offers students the opportunity to spend two weeks in the beautiful Puerto Rican city of San Juan, study Spanish at the Institute for Second Language Acquisition, live with friendly Puerto Rican families, make excursions to interesting sites across Puerto Rico, experience life in a foreign environment, and enjoy 85 degree weather. Small classes are for high school students, college students, Spanish teachers who need to renew their teacher certificates, and other adults who wish to improve their Spanish-speaking skills. Students can earn beginning- through advanced-level class credit for one or two semesters or first or second year college Spanish or Continuing Professional Education credits. Students may also take "American Minorities" over the summer program to Puerto Rico. For more information or to sign up, contact Dr. Emmanuel Alvarado at (361) 592-1615 Ext. 4071 or emmanuel@coastalbend.edu.

Spanish class brings Texas-Mexico border closer to students

CBC has partnered with Rice University in Houston and Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterry (ITESM), or Monterrey Institute of Technology, in Monterrey, Mexico to offer intensive Spanish language studies through distance learning. The goal of the program is to collaborate with institutions across the border and to use the humanities to help students learn more about border issues. Because of the proximity and impact of the border on its adjacent communities and the likelihood that students in the program will go on to have jobs that deal with border affairs like commerce, health and government affairs, the exponential value of this program can not be measured. Each interaction between students is designed to foster a deeper appreciation of cultural understanding.

Study Spanish in Puerto Rico with Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College’s summer intensive Spanish course offers students the opportunity to spend two weeks and two days, July 10-23, 2011, in the beautiful Puerto Rican city of San Juan, study Spanish at the Institute for Second Language Acquisition, live with friendly Puerto Rican families, make excursions to interesting sites across Puerto Rico, experience life in a foreign environment, and enjoy 85 degree weather. For more information or to sign up, contact Dr. Emmanuel Alvarado at (361) 592-1615 Ext. 4071 or emmanuel@coastalbend.edu.

Coastal Bend College Spanish instructor to represent Nuevo León in international partnership

Emmanuel Alvarado, Coastal Bend College Spanish instructor, was recently elected to represent the Nuevo León, Mexico Chapter of Partners of the Americas, an international organization that brings people together to build connections. Colleges, universities and other non-profit groups across the country join with each other and institutions in South America to exchange resources and develop programs that are problem-solving solutions for underserved populations or geographic regions. Alvarado is a member of Texas Partners of the Americas, the state chapter of the international organization.

CBC Spanish Dept. hosts trip to Monterrey, Mexico

It’s not too late to sign up for the Coastal Bend College Spanish department’s ninth annual excursion to Monterrey, March 12-14. Spanish instructor Kay Past invites those interested in a cultural and educational trip to the beautiful mountain city to go with the CBC group. Interested participants may contact Past at (361) 354-2401 or at kaypast@coastalbend.edu to sign up for the trip. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.