March 18, 2019-August 18, 2019. Includes the five-month virtual language lessons, cultural immersion program, accommodations with a local host family, private room with the local host family, 2 meals each day with the local host family, classes at the language school, books and other school material, WIFI at the language school, cultural activities, monthly mixers, roundtrip airfare from Atlanta, Washington D.C., Orlando, or Miami. The cultural immersion experience will be July 7, 2019-July 16, 2019.
Daycare centers will receive sixteen, 20-minute lessons. The lessons will cover topics including but not limited to the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, greetings, farewells, emotions, days of the week, months of the year, cultural celebrations, etc. The lessons will provide the daycare centers with four months of instruction. Each week, the students should be introduced to a new topic.
A complete curriculum is designed and implemented for a full semester at the elementary, middle, or high school level. The curriculum includes lesson plans for nine to eighteen weeks. The lesson plans will be distributed to school administrators along with virtual lessons that are to be shown to the students. Activities created to accompany the innovative curriculum will be distributed to the students to complete, in an effort to provide students with practice to reinforce language learning. Schools have the option to send students on a seven to ten-day guided experience abroad during the school’s Spring Break. The study abroad experience is an additional cost. Schools also have the option to add a weekly visit, in which one of GIE’s representatives will complete a cultural project or personal speaking practice with the students.