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ACCELERATED DUAL LANGUAGE


ACCELRATED AND DUAL LANGUAGE MODEL FOCUSED ON ADULTS
The need for bilingual professionals in English and Spanish increases every day. The global nature of business and professional transactions, together with the fast and continuous growth of the Latino population throughout the United States , makes it essential for employers to hire and train employees that are fluent in more than one language and culture.
Our accelerated dual language program is designed to prepare professionals in their field of study while at the same time developing advanced English and Spanish skills.
ACCELERATED
In the accelerated learning model, the academic year is divided into nine five-week segments or five eight-week segments. Classes meet once a week for four hours during the five or eight week segment. As such, students have the opportunity to enroll up to nine times during the academic year.

They may concentrate in two courses at a time, and by attending classes only two days per week, complete up to 18 credit hours per semester. The accelerated program allows students more flexibility during the semester; they can decide to pause their studies during a semester during any of the 5 week periods.

DUAL LANGUAGE
The dual language model achieves several goals. First and foremost, it targets the specific need of providing continued development of bilingualism throughout the students’ career so that they may obtain the language skills necessary to compete in a global society.

The second goal addresses the development of social and academic languages. By providing students the opportunity to learn through both their first and second languages, they can also develop the skills needed for understanding different cultures.

Third, the dual language model provides equal amount of instruction in both languages (50/50). Our dual language model provides the job market with bilingual individuals that are competitive and that can respond to the needs of their employers and the growing global economy.

Fourth, it is the first dual language discipline based program in higher education in the Unites States. Finally, our model produces Dual Language Professionals who demonstrate professional competencies, confidently, in their field of study in both English and Spanish.

ADULT FOCUSED
The amount of working adults who wish to be successful in the current economic environment is increasing. In order to achieve this goal, they are pursuing college education, and are changing the characteristics of the undergraduate population of higher education institutions in exponential leaps and bounds across the country.

Are expertise are founded in our abilities to serve this shifting student marketplace and provide the services needed to aid the adult learner in their goals. We develop and sustain a learning environment in which adults actively participate in the planning and evaluation of their learning. Educational activities are built upon the learner’s prior knowledge and experience, thus helping to create activities that are real-world based and content-oriented.