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CCCC Hosts Spanish Immersion Program Information Day

CCCC Hosts Spanish Immersion Program Information Day

05.08.2012 • College & Community • Special Events

Carl Thompson, Continuing Education Director

PITTSBORO – Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) is in the process of launching an innovative Spanish Immersion program in Chatham County, which is believed to be the first of its kind for a community college in the state of North Carolina. On Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., interested participants are invited to attend a full-day session that will give an overview of the Spanish Immersion program experience.

CCCC’s Spanish Immersion program has been designed to give an intensive and authentic experience filled with opportunities to learn the Spanish language in a practical and applicable manner for interactions at work and in the community. The program will include an optional stay with a host family, day excursions to enjoy the area while mingling with local residents and applying lessons learned, authentic meals, and engaging conversations in class and among residents in various settings.

The full-day session will be held at the Mary Hayes Holmes Meeting Room at the Chatham Community Library, at 197 NC Highway 87, in Pittsboro, NC. Registration is required and the fee is $75.00. Attendees will have an opportunity to converse in Spanish with other students and the teachers and receive an overview of the immersion experience. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Participants may earn CEU credit (.5) for the session.

For more information and to register for the June 16 program information day, by calling 919.545.8044 or email. The first Spanish Immersion program classes will begin in the fall semester, one week and two week programs that will be offered by CCCC, with further details available after August 15.

"We are pleased to offer a groundbreaking program that will benefit professionals, students, and others interested in applying the Spanish language in their work and/or personal experiences," said Carl Thompson, CCCC Continuing Education Director. "CCCC is striving for excellence with the program and the Task Force assigned to create it has been working hard to offer a balanced, informative, interesting, and engaging Spanish Immersion experience for prospective students."