Curso de Hispanidad
For full information check out Curso de Hispanidad´s
A Spanish Language Immersion Course for Priests
Our mission is to support bishops in North America,
by helping to provide their clergy with an integral communicative-pastoral
proficiency for ministry to Hispanics.
What: A seven-week immersion experience
of HIspanic language and culture.
For whom: For
North American priests and seminarians.
Residence: Casa de Retiro San
José, Tlalpan District, Mexico City
Classes: Anáhuac University South Campus,
When: June 11
(arrival) - July 28, 2012 (departure)
Cost: (subject to change)
Full program $4,100
$300 early-bird discount before February 29, 2012
Cost includes classes and materials, room and board, transportation, and group excursions. Airfare
Sponsored by Sacerdos Institute together with the International
Culture Center of Mexico City´s Anáhuac University.
de Hispanidad 2012 booklet
de Hispanidad pursues two goals:
The Curso responds to the growing needs for priests who
can pastorally connect with their Hispanic communities. The Curso provides
the necessary tools:effective communication in Spanish, familiarity with Latino culture,
and clarity in how to integrate the potential of Hispanic
faith at the parish level. Every activity in the course
is oriented to this goal, so that even times of
rest, meals, and outings are opportunities for learning and practicing
The Curso seeks
to offer a program rich in priestly spirituality. The day
is framed by the celebration of the Eucharist and community
vespers. Fraternity, personal and community prayer and sport opportunities are
designed to make this summer experience a true time of
rest and renewal.
•Instruction is grounded on a functional-notional approach to
Spanish language acquisition.
•Two tracks are available:
♦A beginner track focuses on listening and
speaking confidence and skills for pastoral tasks.
intermediate track boosts depth and breadth of communication, increasing vocabulary,
precision and idiomatic expression.
and tutorials include a total of five hours a day,
five days a week at Mexico City´s Anáhuac University.
•Complementary language-learning activities include: readings, listening tapes, documentaries, news analysis,
music and films.
•Regular individual evaluation and feedback with
participants ensures meeting personal goals.
•Every day includes the Eucharist, community
vespers, and time for personal prayer during Eucharistic adoration.
•We seek to create an environment of fraternity, respect, and
love for the priesthood.
•The times set apart for
rest, sports and getting to know Mexico City are an
opportunity to make the summer a time of renewal for
the upcoming year.