|Program Name:||Spanish as a Foreign Language|
|School:||Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha|
|City:||Ciudad Real, Spain|
|Term:||Academic Year (September to July)|
|Cost:||€ 5,500 / * tuition for the year|
€ 250 / * approximate per month, shared student apartment
€ 800 / * per month, university residence
|Language of Instruction:||Spanish|
|Eligibility:||Open Enrollment, anybody can participate. No min GPA required, no letters of recommendation 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 – Spanish as a Foreign Language, Academic Year
The annual Spanish as a Foreign Language course is designed for any student of Spanish – independent students or groups – who wants to take part in a linguistic and cultural immersion in the city of Toledo. It is an intensive Spanish course for beginners who will be able to reach a B2 (lower advanced) level of Spanish during the year.
The basic and compulsory program of this course integrates a combined (a) academic program of required Spanish courses and (b) an associated Spanish cultural program. This makes sense from the perspective that we consider our city, Toledo, as our classroom for Spanish. The activities of the cultural program are therefore the support, resource and complement from which we grow and support our academic progress. Students, after enrolling in the course, receive a detailed program with all the information related to the Teaching Plan.
The annual course always takes place from September to July of the following year and has a teaching load of 900 class-hours of Spanish and Spanish Culture classes.
The year-long Spanish Course is divided into two semesters, from September to January and from February to July.
Spanish classes meet mornings from 9 am to 2 pm. In some cases, some classes may be moved to the afternoon. The different subjects are taught in two-hour blocks of classes, of which 110 minutes (one hour and 50 minutes) are devoted to classroom training.
Spanish levels are A1 (Beginner), A2 (Pre-Intermediate), B1 (Intermediate), B2 (Advanced), C1 (Advanced High.)
SPANISH COURSES OFFERED
- Learning and practice of Spanish grammar
- Communicative practices: Spanish listening comprehension and Spanish oral expression
- Communicative practices: Spanish comprehension and Spanish written expression
- Spanish for Professional Purposes
- Spanish Society and Culture
- Aula Virtual de Espanol
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Open enrollment, anybody can participate. The Spanish program at the University of Castilla-La Mancha 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.
The Spanish for Foreigners program is a center of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) dedicated to the teaching of Spanish language and culture for foreign people, which is integrated into the General Foundation of the UCLM, from where it has been developed and managed since 2001. Since December 2015 it has been an Accredited Center by the Instituto Cervantes, a seal of quality that accredits its transparency and good procedures in the academic, administrative and advertising fields, as well as the suitability of its facilities.
Activities: Cultural activities such as city tours and visits to sites of historical interest are integrated into the basic program of the course, which help students to get to know their environment and add to their linguistic and academic progress.
Housing: Shared student apartment, university residence, homestays
[** Budget Study Abroad note. Student apartments are the most affordable housing option and can save you thousands of dollars over an academic year program). Participants can find assistance in finding a room in a shared student apartment through the support network of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and the International Relations Office (ORI) of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.]
HOW TO ENROLL
Fill out the online registration form. Provide your personal and contact details, select your course, select your housing option and submit the form. You will receive additional information on how to complete the registration process. (You can find detailed information at the bottom of the Spanish for Foreigner’s registration form.)