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Spanish for Lawyers & Legal Professionals | San Miguel de Allende | sábado, 23. marzo 2019

BE A BETTER LAWYER:  LEARN SPANISH
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the U.S.  Set yourself apart and communicate with clients in their language.  Make yourself more effective on the border or more marketable in the workplace.  Grow your linguistic confidence in a fun and supportive environment.
AN EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE THAT PUTS LEARNING TO PRACTICE IMMEDIATELY
In this intensive week-long language course, you will gain the confidence to communicate with Spanish speakers by expanding your professional vocabulary and getting first-hand experience working with Central American migrants and current immigration issues.  After morning classes we will spend our afternoons volunteering at a migrant shelter, negotiating in markets, or participating in CLE classes.
The Course
Spanish for Lawyers is a one-week professional language learning experience that includes:


Three hours daily of intensive small-group Spanish instruction at your level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  No prior Spanish language experience necessary. Five days of instruction focus on practical legal vocabulary and representation of immigrants. The emphasis is on confidence and fluency in verbal communication.  


3 hours CLE credits on immigration and asylum law pending; Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias credit pending.


Visits to a migrant safe house put learning to use immediately.  Practice comprehension skills by interviewing Central American migrants and practice speaking skills by giving pro-bono know-your-rights sessions and client consultations.


Cultural and social events reinforce language learning and highlight the issue of migration.


Small class size. A maximum of 14 participants ensures highly personalized instruction.


The learning adventure begins the morning of Sunday, March 24, 2019 with a language level assessment and orientation to beautiful San Miguel de Allende.  Class instruction starts Monday morning and ends on Friday. The curriculum, developed by a US immigration attorney with 20 years of experience, takes a practical approach designed to build your confidence in oral communication with an emphasis on legal terminology useful in your practice.  Our highly experienced instructors have been carefully chosen for their expertise, enthusiasm, and creativity.
Location
THE TOWN OF SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
The “world’s #1 city,” as voted by Travel & Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2017 and 2018 and designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Miguel de Allende is a magical colonial gem.  This small town is tucked high in Mexico’s central highlands, four hours north of Mexico City, assuring pleasant year-round temperatures and spectacular sunsets. Rich in history with a sophisticated culinary scene, San Miguel de Allende is home to a thriving community of over 8000 foreign retirees, families, and young professionals.  20% of residents in this charming town are expatriates.
For 15 years, the San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival - the largest and most prestigious co-cultural, bi-lingual literary gathering in the Americas - has attracted thousands of writers and readers from around the world, with such distinguished speakers as Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Barbara Kingsolver, and Paul Theroux.
San Miguel de Allende is a world-renowned haven for artists, boasting a vibrant arts community with many studios and galleries with working artists and artisans.  The streets are lined with tiny shops filled with the handiwork of craftspeople and there is a dedicated artisans market as well as the Fabrica La Aurora, an art and design center located in a former textile factory.
A world-class destination, San Miguel de Allende is a foodie’s haven, attracting chefs and diners from around the globe.  Home to more than 350 restaurants helmed by award-winning celebrity chefs, rising stars, and skilled abuelas, you have your pick of chic rooftop bars, intimate courtyard tables, vibrant market stalls or bustling streetside taco stands.
THE EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE & LANGUAGE CENTER
Your accommodations and classes are in a luxury Mexican style Colonial home on a cobblestone street in the colorful historic center.  
The Details
DATES
March 23-30, 2019     
COST


$2550 for single-occupancy


$1900 for rooms shared by participants


$700 partner rate for non-participant sharing room with participant


Early-bird discount of $250 for registration before 12/15/18


         
PAYMENT    


$500 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration


$1000 due within 1 month of registration


Balance due 45 days prior to program



THE FOLLOWING IS INCLUDED IN YOUR COURSE FEE:


15 hours of intensive Spanish language instruction in small group class. (3 hours/day Monday to Friday)


Accommodation in private suite with full bath, Saturday - Saturday. (Discount offered for shared rooms.)


Breakfast and lunch prepared by in-house chef Monday - Friday.


Welcome dinner on Saturday, cocktail reception with local Mexican professionals, farewell lunch on Saturday.


Transportation to course-related off-site excursions


Round trip airport transfer from BJX or QRO.  


Travel Insurance


THE FOLLOWING IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR COURSE FEE:


Airfare. The closest airports to San Miguel de Allende are Queretaro (QRO)(1 hour away), Leon (BJX)(1.5 hours away) and Mexico City (MEX)(4 hours away)


Transportation from any place other than Leon airport (BJX) or Queretaro Airport (QRO).


Daily dinner, snacks, drinks, except those mentioned above