Spanish language instruction at SISAI is provided exclusively by native Spanish speakers with university qualifications and extensive teaching experience. All teachers have a certification in teaching Spanish as a secondary language. The teachers enjoy working at SISAI, and it shows! Many of the teachers have worked at SISAI for over 10 years.
Special emphasis is placed on:
* Linguistic and cultural content
* Spoken communication
* Reading and comprehension
* Writing skills
Weekly Lesson Plans:
Each week your instructor will write a lesson plan, and will review it with you. There will be occasional assessments to help determine areas that you may need additional focus or practice. This content will then be added into your weekly lesson plans. The daily notes from all of your lessons will be provided to you for your own study, as well as future review and study once you have complete your time at SISAI. At the end of your stay, all of your lesson plans will be made available to take home for your ongoing reference.
Our teachers research and arrange or present topics for weekly mini-conferences. Mid-morning each Wednesday and Friday morning, a 30-minute mini conference is offered. These are designed to help further your listening skills in Spanish while learning about Guatemala. Wednesday mini-conferences are translated by an intermediate or advanced student. This provides and excellent opportunity for all students. The mini conferences consist of many topics about Guatemala, from Mayan history to current Guatemala governmental policies.