A grant makes it possible to offer the seminar at a total cost of $850, which includes room, board, and all other activities. Single rooms are available for an additional fee. Teachers should apply for Rennert/Johnston/Lee scholarships. Four undergraduate credit hours for the seminar are available to participants from the University of the South. Participants should indicate their interest in credit on the application form.



sewaneeLocated on the Cumberland Plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville, the University of the South, popularly known as Sewanee, stands on a beautiful, wooded 10,000-acre campus at an altitude of 2,000 feet. Several activities make Sewanee summer seminars especially enjoyable. The Sewanee Summer Music Festival conducts symphony and chamber concerts in June and July. Sewanee offers good outdoor recreation possibilities. Of the two lakes used for swimming, one has a sand beach and adjoining area for fishing. Other sports and recreational activities available to the participants are Sewanee's golf course and tennis courts, as well as the equestrian center (for an additional fee). Hiking and caving excursions are optional parts of the program. Participants will also have access to the recently renovated Robert Dobbs Fowler Sport and Fitness Center which includes indoor swimming facilities. Sewanee is about 90 miles southwest of Nashville, a Southwest Airlines hub, from where you can take Groome Transportation to the Cumberland Mountain (Monteagle mountain).




The Sewanee Summer students will be housed in Hodgson Hall, which provides excellent opportunities for informal gatherings, both indoors and outdoors. The classrooms will be in Gailor Hall.  

A Typical Day Schedule

4Morning language classes include techniques on enhancing oral language production in the classroom, raising standardized exam scores in reading and writing through German, incorporating technology in the German classroom, and best teaching practices. Afternoon classes emphasize language acquisition through content via workshops on cultural, political, and historical topics relating to this year's theme. Mealtimes are used to engage participants in informal discussions to further enhance participants' own language acquisition. Evening programs include viewing and discussions of recent films.

7:00- 8:30 Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Small groups
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00  Language groups
12:00-1:30 Lunch break 
1:30-3:00 Lecture / Workshop
3:00-6:00 Free time
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00 Social time (German music, dance, TV, games, movies, discussion)

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