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Is this course for my students?

This course is designed to prepare prospective students to excel in the AP® Spanish Language course, as well as on the examination. The course is principally for students who will be taking AP® the following year in their home schools. As well, the course serves as solid preparation in advanced language and culture for students who have already taken the AP course. For students who are not doing AP® prep Spanish Language, we do offer additional courses: Spanish Language and Culture (all levels).


Where?

Students have the opportunity to take this course in Madrid, the capital of Spain, with its variety of culture and entertainment. They will discover a vibrant metropolis with much to see and experience: its famous museums (Museo del Prado, Reina Sofía, etc.), its rich artistic and historical heritage (Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, etc.), its traditions, wide variety of cuisine, and also a paradise for lovers of shopping.


Highlights

  • Total package included (24 hour attention, pickup from the airport, housing in a student or family residence, etc.)
  • Students will receive the best preparation for the AP Spanish course and exam.
  • Students experience the Spanish culture through interactive visits, as well as social and sporting activities, such as: orientation in Madrid, a visit to the famous museums Museo del Prado and Reina Sofía, authentic Spanish cooking classes, a boat ride through the Parque del Retiro, flamenco shows, a visit to the Real Madrid Stadium, Santiago Bernabeu, evening in the Warner theme park, etc.
  • Excursions to other cities including one day in the fortified city of Toledo, with its incredible ruins, constructions, and monuments declared World Heritage Sites, along with one day in Segovia, with its incredible Roman aqueducts, its Renaissance-Gothic style Cathedral, and its impressive palace. (2 week program starting the first week of July).
  • Students can make new Spanish and foreign friends by living in a student residence in the center of Madrid.
  • Students learn about the customs of Spain by living with a carefully selected family. They can even live with a friend, or be paired up with a new one.
  • Students challenge themselves and boost their resumes for college applications.

  • Pre-AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this profesional development. College Board, AP®, Advanced Placement®, Advanced Placement Program®, AP® Vertical Teams, Pre-AP® and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.
    TIMEACTIVITY
    8:00   Time to wake up.
    8:00 - 8:45 Get ready for the day.
    8:45 - 9:30 Breakfast at the residence or home.
    9:30 - 10:00 Time to walk, catch the bus, or metro to the school for class.
    10:00 - 1:30 Classes at the school (Monday-Friday) 3 hrs/day with a 30 minute break included.
    1:30 - 2:00 Time to return home for lunch.
    2:00 - 3:00 Lunch at the residence or home.
    3:00 - 4:30 Free time after lunch to take a siesta or hang out with friends.
    4:30 - 5:00 Time to walk, catch the bus, or metro to the school for the afternoon activity.
    5:00 - 6:30 Afternoon activity at the school: orientation in Madrid, visit to the famous museums Museo del Prado and el Reina Sofía, authentic Spanish cooking classes, boat ride through the Parque del Retiro, flamenco shows, visit to the Real Madrid Stadium, Santiago Bernabeu, evening in the Warner theme park, etc.
    6:30 - 8:30 Free time with friends before dinner.
    9:00 - 10:00 Dinner at residence or home.
    10:00- 00:00 Night group activity: tapas nights, group dinners, concerts, school dances, soccer tournaments, movie nights, etc. (Some are optional).

    Pre-AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this profesional development. College Board, AP®, Advanced Placement®, Advanced Placement Program®, AP® Vertical Teams, Pre-AP® and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.
    PROGRAM DATES LEVELS HOUSING STUDENTS PRICE
    Pre-AP® Spanish Language Course in Madrid June 25, 2017-July 8, 2017 Pre AP®, AP® Housing in a student residence or with a host family MS-HS Student €1205
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    What is included?

    Classes
    Activities
    Weekend excursions
    Housing in a student residence or with host family with full room and board
    Airport Transfer
    Health Insurance (Consult with MundoLengua for specific conditions)
    Supervision
    Airfare

    The dates reference the expected arrival and departure days in Spain. Students will cover extra days.
    Pre-AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this profesional development. College Board, AP®, Advanced Placement®, Advanced Placement Program®, AP® Vertical Teams, Pre-AP® and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.
    What is my role in organizing this trip?

    Teachers announce the trip at school, usually some time in advance. The trip may be a school sponsored trip, or a trip taken by the teacher outside of the school system. Teachers encourage students to consider the trip, and spread interest. They will normally hold an informational meeting with parents and students, to inform them about details. A Centro MundoLengua director can be on-site for the meeting, or available by Skype/phone. In terms of payments, this can be done online by each individual student (so teachers do not have to handle any money).


    What exactly are my responsibilities as a chaperone during the trip?

    Chaperones normally come to school each day, in order to check-in with their students. Some come at the beginning of class, while others choose to come during the break, or even after classes have ended. Chaperones normally accompany the students and Centro MundoLengua guides during cultural visits, as well as any excursions. In the event that a student becomes ill, Centro MundoLengua will always accompany him/her to the doctor. The chaperone will normally come along, for added support. In general, in case of any type of issue with students, Centro MundoLengua relies on the added advice and support of chaperones before taking action.


    What are some of the incentives to travel?

    Besides travelling for free, teachers can earn free courses and stipends. For teachers that travel with a group of at least 6 students, they receive the College Board AP® Teacher Workshop for free. For teachers that travel with at least 10 students, they receive an additional $800 stipend. Consult us for our conditions with teachers travelling with fewer than 6, or more than 10 students.


    Will I have free time?

    Absolutely. Given that our program is highly structured, you will find that you have a lot of free time to pursue outside interests, or to simply relax. Each group is assigned their own Centro MundoLengua coordinator who takes care of them. As well, there is always a program director onsite for added support. Some teachers use the time to study, investigate, get in shape, shop, catch up on summer reading, etc.


    Do I need to buy flights for my group?

    You are responsible for purchasing your own flights. It is very important to make sure all students have passports and secure your flights early. Madrid is one of the most popular destinations in the world. The longer you wait, the more you will probably have to pay for flights. That being said, we can help. We work with an agent that can book flights for groups of at least 10 individuals total (for airlines, a group needs to be at least 10). If you have less than 10 in your group, you can either ask a local travel agent, or simply book flights online. We will pick you up at the arrival airport in Spain. For Madrid, you should search for flights into the Adolfo Suárez airport.


    How do you determine the Spanish level of my students?

    Before arrival, you students will take an online placement exam. This will help us determine their level. In addition, they will supply us with the number of years of high school Spanish that they have completed. In any case, this course is intended for students who will be going into AP® the following year at school, or in some cases who have already completed AP® by the time of this course.


    What are the classes like for my students?

    Fundamentally, they are interactive and communicative. Students develop a close relationship with both their teacher, as well as classmates. Class sizes tend to be around 12 students (with a maximum of 15). Students have the opportunity to actually practice their Spanish by speaking a lot. They will study the language and culture at the same time. We will cover the principal themes of the AP® course, as students improve comprehensive abilities in writing, reading, speaking, and listening. Students will gain a definite advantage relative to their peers who have not completed this course, with a solid foundation for the coming year. Classes are not intended to give homework ortests,although there is typically a short exam and oral presentation at the end. Students complete the majority (if not all) of their work in class.


    What are some examples of the activities?

    Do your students have a love of art or history? How about a visit to the center of Madrid to discover its incredible monuments and its famous museums? Can they cook a Spanish dish? Do they want to try the best churros in the world? Are they well-versed in soccer and lovers of Real Madrid? Or perhaps they would like to spend the evening in the famous Warner Park in Madrid? In addition to the afternoon activities, you will be able to meet other students during our night program. This includes tapas nights, group dinners, movie nights, concerts, school dances, and other special events.


    What will my students do on the weekend?

    They will have the opportunity to travel Saturday as well as Sunday. We have day excursions (leaving during the morning and returning that evening). They will have the opportunity to travel to the medieval fortified city of Toledo, where they will be able to see buildings from all periods of history: Arabic, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance, Baroque, etc. They will love its labyrinth of alleyways and its medieval architecture. They will also be able to visit the ancient Roman city of Segovia, with its impressive Roman aqueduct, along with its array of medieval monuments (the cathedral, the palace, etc.) and its impressive and varied cuisine.


    What will housing be like for my students in residences?


    They will live in a student residence in the center of Madrid. This is the best way to discover Madrid!
    They will have everything that they need close by: study room, gym, computer lab, kitchen, and school.
    In addition, they will meet many other international students. They will gain different perspectives and visions of the world, due to continued contact with students from all over the world, with different cultures, religions, and languages. They will make lifelong friendships!
    They will eat authentic Spanish dishes in the residence, making this an excellent opportunity to try new homemade Spanish dishes. Laundry service is also available.


    What will living with a host family be like?

    Madrid, being the capital city of Spain, is larger than most other cities. We always try to house our students in the same vicinity. They should expect to be able to walk to school (no more than 30 minutes), or take the bus/metro. Students are responsible for buying transport passes within the city. We will cover this extensively in our on-site orientation. Living with a host family can be a great way to really immerse yourself with the culture and language of Spain. Our host families will provide all the meals for the students, which gives them a great opportunity to try typical homemade Spanish dishes. We can also deal with special diets, but we need to know this in advance. Families also wash any clothes for students. Our housing director is onsite every day, willing to help students with even the smallest of issues. Students develop close bonds with their families, and really love this aspect of the program. Living with a host family also offers them the opportunity to practice their Spanish in a real-life setting, outside of the classroom.


    How much free time will my students have?

    One thing that students love about this program is that they get the best of both worlds. They have the daily structure of their classes and activities, which allow them to meet new friends, along with some free time. Some students are more independent than others and relish this time to explore the city, meet the locals, play sports, go shopping, etc. Please see the section titled “A Typical Day”, but rest assured that they will have some free time every day for themselves.


    Will my students have the opportunity to meet other Spanish and international students?

    Of course! Your students will meet many other foreign and Spanish students in the residence, at the school, and on the streets.


    How much supervision will there be?

    All of the students enjoy 24/7 supervision from our multilingual team. Theirsafety is our first priority. The residence directors, host families, and all students have at their disposal a set of 24 hour emergency phone numbers. In addition, we are checking in with students at multiple times during the day, and all activities and excursions are 100% supervised by MundoLengua.
    Pre-AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this profesional development. College Board, AP®, Advanced Placement®, Advanced Placement Program®, AP® Vertical Teams, Pre-AP® and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

    Para las expresiones ir de vacaciones, ir de veras, ir dado, irse de la lengua, ver la otra entrada.

    intransitive verb

    1(marchar)(indicando movimiento, acción)to go

    en bicicleta, caballo

    anoche fuimos al cinewe went to the cinema last night;¿has ido alguna vez a Quito?have you ever been to Quito?

    ir a Quito

    ¿a qué colegio vas?what school do you go to?;esta carretera va a Huescathis road goes to Huesca;this is the road to Huesca

    esta carretera va a Huescala autopista que va a Badajoz

    íbamos hacia Sevillawe were going towards Seville

    ir hacia Sevilla

    ir hasta Leónto go as far as León

    ir por la derechavaya donde vaya, encontrará ...

    ir despacioto go slow(ly);ir con tientoto go carefully o cautiously

    ¿puedo ir contigo?

    ¡ya voy!¡ahora voy!coming!;I'll be right there!

    vamos a casalet's go home;¿quién va?(Mil)who goes there?

    (indicando la forma de transporte)
    ir andandoto walk;go on foot

    tuvimos que ir andandowe had to walk o go on foot;¿vas a ir andando o en autobús?are you walking or going by bus?

    ir en aviónto fly

    ir en bicicletato ride

    ir a caballoto ride

    fui en cocheI went by car;I drove

    ir a pieto walk;go on foot

    fui en trenI went by train o rail

    (con complemento)

    iba muy bien vestidohe was very well dressed;este reloj va atrasadothis clock is slow;iban muertos de risa por la callethey were killing themselves laughing as they went down the street

    ir (a) porto go and get

    ir por leñavoy fuera a por leñaha ido (a) por leña

    voy (a) por el paraguasI'll go and get the umbrella;voy por el médicoI'll go and fetch o get the doctor;voy a por él(a buscarle)I'll go and get him;(a atacarle)I'm going to get him;solo van a por las pelasthey're only in it for the money

    2(indicando proceso)[+persona]

    ¿cómo va el paciente?how's the patient doing?;el enfermo va mejorthe patient is improving o doing better;el enfermo va peorthe patient has got worse

    [+acción, obra]to go

    ¿cómo va el ensayo?how's the essay going?;how are you getting on with the essay?;¿cómo va el partido?what's the score?;¿cómo va eso?how are things (going)?;todo va bieneverything's fine;everything's going well;los resultados van a mejorthe results are improving o getting better

    ir por

    ¿te has leído ya el libro? ¿por dónde vas?have you read the book yet? whereabouts are you? o how far have you got?;ir por la mitad de algoto be halfway through sth;la película ya va por la mitadit's already half way through the film;íbamos por la mitad de nuestro viajewe were half way there

    3(indicando manera, posición)

    ese cuadro debería ir encima del sofáthat picture should go over the sofa;lo que te dijo iba en seriohe meant what he said (to you)

    4(extenderse)to go;stretch

    la pradera va desde la montaña hasta el marthe grasslands go o stretch from the mountains to the sea

    en lo que va de añoso far this year

    en lo que va de semana hemos recibido cientos de llamadaswe've had hundreds of calls so far this week

    en lo que va de ayer a hoy

    en lo que va desde 1950 hasta nuestros díasfrom 1950 up until now

    en lo que va desde 1950 hasta nuestros días no ha habido ninguna guerra

    5(indicando distancia, diferencia)

    va mucho de uno a otrothere's a lot of difference between them;¡lo que va del padre al hijo!what a difference there is between father and son!;father and son are nothing like each other!;de 7 a 9 van 2the difference between 7 and 9 is 2;(en resta)7 from 9 leaves 2

    6(indicando acumulación)

    con este van 30that makes 30 (with this one);van ya tres llamadas y no contestawe've called him three times and he doesn't answer

    7(en apuestas)

    van cinco pesos a que no lo hacesI bet you five pesos you won't do it;¿cuánto va?how much do you bet?

    8(vestir)

    ir con pantalonesto be wearing trousers;¿con qué ropa o cómo fuiste a la boda?what did you wear to the wedding?;iba de rojoshe was dressed in red;she was wearing red;la que va de negrothe girl in black

    etiqueta

    9

    irle a algn

    (indicando importancia)

    nos va mucho en estowe have a lot riding on this;le va la vida en ellohis life depends on it

    lo hizo como si le fuera la vida en ello

    ni me va ni me vieneit's nothing to do with me

    ¿qué te va en ello?no le va la vida en esto

    (indicando situación)

    ¿cómo te va?how are things?;how are you doing?;¿cómo te va en los estudios?how are you getting on with your studies?;¡que te vaya bien!take care!

    (sentar)to suit

    ¿me va bien esto?does this suit me?;no le va bien el sombrerothe hat doesn't suit her

    (gustar)

    no me va nada ese rolloI'm not into that sort of thing (familiar);ese tipo de gente no me vaI don't get on with that type of people;le va al Cruz Azul(México)(Dep)he supports Cruz Azul

    10(seguido de preposición)
    ir con(acompañar, combinar)to go with

    no quería ir con ella a ninguna parteI didn't want to go anywhere with her;iba con su madrehe was with his mother;esta fotocopia debe ir con la cartathis photocopy has to go (in) with the letter;yo voy con el Real MadridI support Real Madrid;el marrón no va bien con el azulbrown and blue don't go together;eso de ser famosa no va con ellabeing famous doesn't agree with her

    Estoy tan habituado a vivir para mis adentros toda mi vida, que esto de ser la vedette, parece que no va conmigo

    ir de

    ¿de qué va la película?what's the film about?

    ¿de qué va el libro?

    la película va nada más que de sexothe film is all sex;no sabe de qué va el rollohe doesn't know what it's all about;va de intelectual por la vidahe acts the intellectual all the time;¿de qué vas?what are you on about? (familiar)

    ir para

    va para los 40he's getting on for 40;he's knocking on 40;va para viejohe's getting old;va para arquitectohe's going to be an architect;va para cinco años que entré en la Universidadit's getting on for five years since I started University

    ir por(indicando intención)

    eso no va por ustedI wasn't referring to you;that wasn't meant for you;¡va por los novios!(here's) to the bride and groom!

    ¡vaya [por] Pepe!

    ir trasto go after

    ir [tras] algo/algn

    se dio cuenta de que iban tras élhe realized they were after him

    se percató de que iban tras él y huyó al sur de FranciaVamos tras él-dijo con decision Egurenlos niños iban tras el flautista de Hamelínno van tras la quimera de oro

    ir tras una chicato chase (after) a girl

    11(otras locuciones)

    a lo que ibaas I was saying

    ir a algn con algo

    siempre le iba con sus problemashe always went to her with his problems

    ten cuidado con este, que es capaz de ir con el cuento al profesorle fue con el cuento a la maestra

    ¿dónde vas?

    —¿le regalamos un equipo de música? —¿dónde vas? con un libro tiene bastante"shall we give him a stereo?" — "what do you mean? a book is fine";—¿le pido disculpas? —¿dónde vas? deja que sea él quien se disculpe"shall I apologize?" — "what are you talking about? let him be the one to apologize"

    si vamos a esofor that matter

    a eso voyI'm coming to that;pues, a eso voythat's what I mean;that's what I'm getting at

    ir demasiado [lejos]

    es el no va másit's the ultimate

    ir de mal en peorto go from bad to worse

    [sin] ir más lejos

    ir a lo suyoto do one's own thing;to look after Number One

    aquí cada uno va a lo suyoeveryone does their own thing here

    ir y venir

    era un constante ir y venir de ambulanciasambulances were constantly coming and going;llevo todo el día yendo y viniendo de un lado al otro de la ciudadI've spent all day going from one end of town to the other;cuando tú vas, yo ya he venidoI've been there before;I've seen it all before

    ir y

    ahora va y me dice que no vienenow he goes and tells me he's not coming

    ir y marcharse

    fue y se marchó(México)he just upped and left (familiar)

    si crees que te voy a pagar las vacaciones, vas dadoya ha idoesto va de veras

    lejos

    12(exclamaciones)
    ¡vaya!(indicando sorpresa)well!;(indicando enfado)damn!

    ¡vaya! ¿qué haces tú por aquí?well, what a surprise! what are you doing here?;¡vaya, vaya!well I'm blowed! (familiar);¡vaya coche!what a car!;that's some car!;¡vaya susto que me pegué!I got such a fright!;what a fright I got!;¡vaya con el niño!that damn kid! (familiar)

    vaya con Dios

    ¡vamos!(dando ánimos)come on!;(para ponerse en marcha)let's go!

    ¡vamos! ¡di algo!come on! say something!;vamos, no es difícilcome on, it's not difficult;una chica, vamos, una mujera girl, well, a woman;es molesto, pero ¡vamos!it's a nuisance, but there it is

    ¡qué va!

    —¿no me vas a echar la bronca? —no, qué va"you're not going to tell me off, are you?" — "of course I'm not";¿perder la liga? ¡qué va, hombre!lose the league? you must be joking!

    ¿perder la liga? ¡qué va, hombre! Ni mucho menos. Todavía no.. no la vamos a perder

    pronominal verb

    irse
    1(uso impersonal)

    por aquí se va a Toledothis is the way to Toledo;¿por dónde se va al aeropuerto?which is the way o which way is it to the airport?

    2(marcharse)to go;leave

    se fueronthey went;they left;se fue de la reunión sin decir nadashe left the meeting without saying anything;es hora de irnosit's time we were going;me voy, ¡hasta luego!I'm off, see you!;vete a hacer los deberesgo and do your homework;se le fue un hijo a Alemaniaone of her sons went to Germany;¡vete!go away!;get out!;¡no te vayas!don't go!;¡vámonos!let's go!;(antes de subirse al tren, barco)all aboard!;¡nos fuimos!(Latinoamérica)let's go!;off we go! (familiar);me voy de con usted(Centroamérica)I'm leaving you

    3(actuar)

    vete con cuidado cuando habléis de este temayou should tread carefully when you mention that subject

    4(salirse)(por agujero)to leak out;(por el borde)to overflow

    se fue el vinothe wine leaked out;el líquido se fue por una ranurathe liquid ran out along a groove;se me fue la lechethe milk boiled over;a la cerveza se le ha ido el gasthe beer has gone flat

    5(vaciarse)(por agujero)to leak;(por el borde)to overflow

    el neumático se vathe tyre is losing air

    irse de la lengua

    6(desaparecer)[+luz]to go out

    se fue la luzthe lights went out

    Poco después se fue la luz y el partido se suspendió 10 minutos Tras el apagón, el Zaragoza volvió a atacar con fuerzaSe había ido la luz; uno de esos cortes tan frecuentes en aquella época

    la mancha se va solo con aguayou can only get the stain out with water

    7(terminarse)

    írsele a algn: se me va el sueldo en autobusesall my wages go on bus fares;rápido, que se nos va el tiempobe quick, we're running out of time

    el programa de hoy se nos está acabando, se nos va el tiempo, nos queda muy poquito

    no se me va este dolor de espaldaI can't seem to get rid of this backache;hoy no se me va la mala lecheI can't seem to get out of my bad mood today

    Hoy no se me va la mala leche. Pero tampoco es nada nuevo, todo esto. La situacion ya era mala antes de esta regla de los 5 años de docencia, ahora es simplemente peor

    no se le va el enfadohe's still angry

    8(perder el equilibrio)

    parecía que me iba para atrás cuando andabaI felt as if I were falling over backwards when I walked;se le fue la pierna y tropezóher leg went (from under her) and she tripped

    manopie

    9(morirse)(en presente)to be dying;(en pasado)to pass away

    se nos va el amothe master is dying;se nos fue hace tres añoshe passed away three years ago

    10(ventosear)to break wind;(orinar)to wet o.s.;(defecar)to soil o.s.

    me fui en los pantalones

    11(eyacular)to come (muy_familiar)

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