|Year Of Operation||2009|
From the CTY Course Catalog (2009):
This course covers an extensive amount of material comparable to the first year of a traditional high school Spanish course. By using Spanish as the primary means of communication from the first hour, students make rapid progress in acquiring basic language skills and speaking with a natural accent. Role-playing and dialogues supplement written and oral drills and exercises. Students also learn about the Spanish culture and the course culminates in a fiesta for which they research native food and traditions.
Instruction is conducted in Spanish as often as possible, but prior knowledge of Spanish is not required or assumed. Students are expected to memorize a large amount of material in a short time.