American Sign Language Spark Course

This course has been rescheduled for a later date. Please check our website in December for more information.

Students will fall in love with Spanish as they immerse themselves into basic Spanish through listening to stories, singing, role-playing, reading and writing, discovering culture, poetry, and even make their own piñata!

Course Learning Objectives/Goals

  1. Explore language to introduce self and describe likes and dislikes at a basic level.
  2. Understand some cultural differences between the American and Latin American cultures.
  3. Practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish.
  4. Create a piñata and understand the culture behind them.

Ages: 11-13

Course Number:


Course Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022
Course Date Info:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Students will check in on Saturday and Sunday morning between 9:45 and 10:00 a.m. Some classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before the course begins.


$185 - This includes lunch for Saturday and Sunday.

This course is designed for beginners with little or no knowledge of Spanish.


Laura Alcarez headshotLaura Alvarez graduated from UGA double majoring in Music Therapy and Spanish. She received her teacher certification from GSU and a Master of Arts in Teaching from New Mexico State University. Her passion for language and music has led her to teach for more than twenty years to K -12 students in ESOL, Spanish, and piano. She presently lives in McDonough where she teaches full time at the high school level. Mrs. Alvarez is a native speaker from Mexico who understands the needs of new learners.

What you need for the course:
Please look for the course outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent two weeks before your program.