Our31st Year offering distinctive, quality language immersion
New for summer 2017:
Advanced Spanish in Perú (11th, 12th, Gap, and college 1st year students). Call or email us for details, 1.603.643.3007 /firstname.lastname@example.org
France Itinerary Change
Like you, we have been concerned about the acts of terrorism that have occurred recently in both Paris and Brussels. Because we are a small, family-run organization, we are able to be quite nimble with our plans. We feel that a conservative approach makes the most sense. To that end, our program will now depart from the Montréal airport and land in Marseille. We will eliminate the two days in Paris and add additional days to the current stops presently in our itinerary. And at the end of the program we will return from Marseille to Montréal.
If you would like details on these changes or at any other questions about the program, please call or email us at anytime.
And thank you for your interest in our programs.
Bill Miles, Rassias Language Programs
JOHN ARTHUR RASSIAS
John Rassias, the William R. Kenan Professor of French and Italian, Emeritus, passed away on December 2, 2015. His name will be tied forever with the Rassias Method also called the Dartmouth Intensive Language Model.
A taste of what our two High School programs looked like in Spain (Gijón) and France (Arles)-- once more, a true success!
Spain Group at Plaza Mayor (Madrid)
Spain Group 2016 at Parque del Retiro (Madrid)
Snapshot of the ride over los Picos de Europa (Spain)
Fieldtrip to El Naranco-- Roman structure in Oviedo (Spain)
A Rassias typical class day! (Spain)
Professor John Rassias on Languages & Learning
TEDxDartmouth - John Rassias: Teaching Heart to Heart-4/17/2010
Prof. John Rassias, Professor of Languages at Dartmouth College, presents at TEDxDartmouth on April 17, 2010.
John Rassias is a revolutionary thinker in the field of education, who has devoted his life to improving the methodology of foreign language teaching; he is the inventor of the renown Rassias method and an extraordinarily engaging speaker.
A native of Manchester, NH, Prof. Rassias graduated summa cum laude from the University of Bridgeport, and, as a Fulbright scholar, studied at the Université de Dijon in France, where he received his doctorate. He also did research at the Sorbonne, studied French drama, and acted in Paris.
In 1964, he began a long relationship with the Peace Corps language programs, serving as Director of Language Programs at Dartmouth College, consultant and trouble-shooter for Peace Corps programs throughout the world, and Director of the first pilot program of languages for the Peace Corps in Africa.
He joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1965, and adapted the Rassias Method to a new academic community in 1967. Since his approach has been utilized by all language departments (including Chinese, French, German, Modern Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish), the number of foreign language majors has steadily increased. This statistic stands out as a startling reversal of the national trend in recent years of declining enrollments in foreign language courses. Teachers in other colleges introducing the Rassias Method report similar renewals of interest.
Prof. Rassias is the author of numerous articles; the publisher of The Rams Horn (a journal for teachers of language and culture) and The Rassias Connection (a newsletter of the Rassias Foundation), as well as the author of three text books in French and Greek. He is completing The Unzipped Mind, a book covering different modes of communication, a philosophy of teaching, and comparisons with historical and mythological exemplars. Prof. Rassias lectures throughout the world to various companies and organizations. Topic titles range from Communication in a Perilous World, One Nation Divided by One Language, Love in Eighteenth Century France, to Greek Mythology: Our Past, Present, and Future.
Rassias Summer Language Program - Tours, France
A fun video shot and edited by one of the students, Becky Ward, on the Tours, France Program in 2002.
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