Foreign Language Immersion Camp – May 13 - 15, 2019
College Students

Foreign Language Mini-Immersion Camps are offered in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Conducted by faculty in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts, these camps are an opportunity for students to be immersed in one of these languages/cultures without leaving Auburn.

During this two-and-a-half day residential program, college students will sharpen their skills in a way that is both fun and interactive. From Monday at 10am until Wednesday at 1pm, students will participate in cultural activities while engaging in their chosen language.

This program is being supported by the Auburn University Senate Departmental Award for Excellence in Education and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Because of this support, this pilot camp is offered at half price.

HOUSING:

Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.

MEALS:

Catered meals will be provided for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

FACILITIES:

Foreign Language Immersion Camp will take place on the Auburn University campus.

Traci O'Brien
Traci O'Brien
Associate Professor of German

Traci O’Brien, Associate Professor of German, and Gilda Socarrás, Associate Professor of Spanish, have both been at Auburn since 2006 and have collaborated on many projects involving foreign language teaching. They are both committed to helping students achieve advanced language proficiency at the undergraduate level and therefore value and support the immersion experience at home and abroad.

 

 

 

 


Traci O'Brien
Gilda Socarrás
Associate Professor of Spanish

Traci O’Brien, Associate Professor of German, and Gilda Socarrás, Associate Professor of Spanish, have both been at Auburn since 2006 and have collaborated on many projects involving foreign language teaching. They are both committed to helping students achieve advanced language proficiency at the undergraduate level and therefore value and support the immersion experience at home and abroad.

Applications are open and students will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Applications close at midnight on April 22, 2019.

MINIMUM language requirements:

  • Spanish, French, German
    Must be currently enrolled (or completed) 2010 or higher
  • Italian
    Must be currently enrolled (or completed) 1020 or higher

Everything needed for your application will be submitted in the application form online. For your application you will need:

  • Copy of your transcript
    • Unofficial transcripts are accepted. Transcripts will be uploaded in the application.
  • Name and email of foreign language teacher at AU
    • You must provide a name and an email address in the application. Once the application is submitted, that person will be notified via email to verify your completion of language courses.

Accepted students will make a language pledge:

Students will agree to speak only the target language from the beginning of camp on Monday until the end of camp on Wednesday. Students should understand that their commitment to speak only in the target language will increase their confidence, improve their skills, and let them reap the most benefit from this mini-immersion experience.

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Because of support from the Auburn University Senate Departmental Award for Excellence in Education and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, this pilot camp is offered at half price.
Original fees: $170
Students will pay: $85

Camp fees include:

  • On-campus housing
  • Catered meals
  • Classroom materials/instruction

What to Bring to Camp:

Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.
Dorm Room:
  • XL twin sheets/blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Phone Charger
Toiletries:
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Bath Towel
  • Hairbrush
  • Toilet paper
Clothing & Shoes:
  • Casual clothing
  • Pajamas
  • Rain jacket or Umbrella
Miscellaneous:
  • $50 key deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University

Last Updated: March 14, 2019