PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Program Name:  Intensive Spanish Language, Culture and Civilization
School:  Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
City:  Madrid, Spain
Term:  Academic Year (October to June)
Duration:  2 Semesters
Cost:  € 3,900 / $ 4,247.10 * tuition, year
Housing

 € 640 / $ 696.96 * approixmate, per month, single room in student residence

[** Note that the most affordable housing option is a student apartment. A shared student apartment can save you thousands of dollars over over an academic year program).]

Language of Instruction:  Spanish
Eligibility: Open Enrollment: Intermediate level of Spanish required. No min GPA required, must have high school diploma. You do not have to be a college student to enroll in this Spanish program. You do not have to participate in a US university study abroad program to enroll in this Spanish program. Minimum age 18.

* Euro equivalent in dollars based on current exchange rate

COURSE DESCRIPTION – Year-Long Spanish Language and Culture Course

The Year-Long Spanish Language and Culture Courses consists of 600 class-hours of Spanish language and Spanish culture courses over the academic year period. It is designed for students of 18 years old and over who wish to study at university level in a country where Spanish is the official language. The Spanish classes meet 20 hours per week. Participants choose 100-hour modules, up to a total of 600 hours.  Classes take place Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 2:30 pm. All levels and sub-levels from A1 though C1 are offered, provided there is a sufficient number of students enrolled in the level. Interested students must first take an online placement test for that purpose.

The Year-Long Spanish Course is designed to provide the student with the communicative competencies in the Spanish language necessary to resolve everyday situations, to complement communicative practice with social and cultural aspects like art, cinema, history, literature, lifestyles or cuisine, according to his or her level of Spanish and to immerse the student in a university environment, providing him or her with the resources the university has to offer while learning Spanish as a foreign language.

You do not have to be a degree seeking student to participate in the Year-Long Spanish Language and Culture program. However, if you are interested in credits, note that you can earn up to 6o ECTS credits (European credits), or approximately 30 US credits.

COURSES OFFERED

  • Use of language
  • Comprehension and oral interaction
  • Comprehension and written interaction
  • Spanish Society and Spanish culture
  • Spanish Vocabulary and reading
  • Audiovisual workshop
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish Literature and Journalism

Included in the course:

  • Course lessons
  • Cultural activities
  • Teaching material
  • Student’s card
  • Participation in up to 20 workshops at the Language Rooms prior registration
  • Final course diploma
  • Official SIELE exam at the end of the course

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Open enrollment, anybody can participate. The Spanish program at the University Carlos III de Madrid is open to teens, students, and adults. You do not have to be a college student to enroll in this Spanish program. You do not have to participate in a US university study abroad program to enroll in this Spanish program. Minimum age 18.

ABOUT

The Centro de Idiomas at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid offers Spanish Language and Culture Courses to provide participants with the communicative competencies in the Spanish language necessary to resolve everyday situations and to complement communicative practice with social and cultural aspects like art, cinema, history, literature, lifestyles or cuisine, according to their level of Spanish. Participants are immersed in a university environment, providing them with the resources the university has to offer while learning Spanish as a foreign language.

The Courses are designed for students of 18 years old and over who wish to study at university level in a country where Spanish is the official language.

SERVICES OFFERED

Activities: Cultural activities are included in the Spanish course.

Housing: University residences or housing placement via housing companies listed on the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid website.

[** Budget Study Abroad note. Student apartments are the most affordable housing option and can save you thousands of dollars over an academic year programs. Research housing options, as some housing placement companies charge students much more than they might otherwise pay.]

HOW TO ENROLL

Fill in the Application Form. After receiving the application form, the UC3M Language Centre will send an online placement test to each candidate in order to assess their knowledge of the Spanish language (unless you have never studied Spanish before).
After the application deadline expires, candidates will receive confirmation of their pre-admission to the course.

Those students who receive confirmation of their pre-admission to the course will need to formally book their place by making a payment of 400€ within the established deadlines. The booking process is finalized by sending proof of payment to the Language Centre (copy of the bank transfer or receipt) by email. After the deadline for the payment expires, the UC3M Language Centre will send the admission letter (required to obtain a student visa for Spain).

LINKS

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Year-Long Spanish Course

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