For program participants looking to improve their Spanish skills while abroad, InteRDom offers a couple of options, depending on the needs and interests of the participant.
Interns may opt to take one-on-one tutoring with one of our certified Spanish instructors. Lessons are tailored to the student’s weaknesses, internship and daily vocabulary needs, and can vary in intensity from 4 to 10 hours per week.
Our partner academic institution, UNIBE, offers group Spanish classes for students of all levels (see Academics page). To select this option, participants should plan to enroll in UNIBE and take a placement exam in-country approximately 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Course dates are fixed and based on the university enrollment, and all credits are transferrable.
Professor Campusano is a Spanish as Second Language teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), as well as President of the Examining Board of Spanish as Second Language Diploma (DELE, its acronym in Spanish). Professor Campusano brings to the program many years of experience teaching Spanish as a Second Language to students of over 15 different nationalities. Her experience in this area led her to pursue a degree in Afro-Ibero-American Studies, offered by the Universities of Alcalá de Henares and Católica Santo Domingo between 2001 and 2002. She also holds a Master‘s degree in Education Technology. In addition to teaching, Professor Campusano is passionate about the creation of teaching material. She has developed texts for Editorial Santillana that are currently being used in the third, fourth, ninth and tenth grades in the Dominican public education system.
InteRDom offers both beginner and advanced Spanish speakers the opportunity to take the DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) exam. The DELE is the official accreditation that measures the degree of fluency in the Spanish Language, issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain. The Cervantes Institute is in charge of organizing the exams, while the University of Salamanca is in charge of preparation, correction and final evaluation of all tests. The exam is offered three times per year in the Dominican Republic, and students can sign up to take it year round. Specialized preparatory Spanish tutoring in accordance with students’ levels can be arranged through InteRDom prior to the test date as part of the academic offering included in the students’ program.
To learn more about the DELE exam visit www.dele.org