AmeriSpan's Program for Spanish Teachers in Guanajuato, Mexico is designed for Spanish teachers who wish to expand upon and update their knowledge of second language methodologies and theories.
Through daily workshops and lectures, the program provides professional support, giving and exchanging information on the development and new uses of Spanish. The course also touches on the most controversial formal aspects of Spanish grammar. The current cultural, political, social, and economic situations in Mexico are key elements of the program.
For nearly 200 years beginning in 1558, Guanajuato was one of the richest silver producing cities in the world. The city possesses many subterranean passageways and narrow, winding streets that make it truly unique. Brightly painted houses line steep slopes of a ravine that once contained a river. This extremely charming city is culturally very lively and exhibits an energetic, youthful feel. This is due in part to the 15,000 students attending the University of Guanajuato that is known for its art programs. During the last two weeks of October, Guanajuato hosts the Cervantes Arts Festival, attracting famous artists from around the world.
Diversity is the word that best describes Mexico's people and geography. Over 50 different indigenous groups, each with its own language, comprise 28% of Mexico's 83 million inhabitants. Divided by the Tropic of Cancer into the temperate North and the tropical South, the country boasts snow-capped volcanoes, jungle clad beaches, deserts, archeological ruins, modern cities, upscale resorts, and isolated villages.
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