PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Program Name:  Spanish Language and Culture Course (CLCE – Curso de Lengua y Cultura Espanola)
School:  University of Granada
City:  Granada, Spain
Term:  Fall (October to December)
Duration:  Semester
Cost:  € 1,952 / $ 2,122.80 *
Housing  € 250 to € 450 ($ 271.88 *  to $ 489.38 *) per mo. student apt
€ 950/ $ 1,033.13 * per mo. homestay
Language of Instruction:  Spanish and English
Eligibility:  Open Enrollment: Intermediate level of Spanish required. No min GPA req’d, 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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Spanish Language and Culture Course (CLCE – Curso de Lengua y Cultura Espanola) is a comprehensive Spanish language and cultural immersion course aimed at international students and professionals with an intermediate command of Spanish who are interested in broadening their knowledge of different aspects of Spanish language and Spanish culture. During the semester long Spanish course students will have 225 class hours of Spanish and elective courses. Students normally take 4 to 5 Spanish courses, including Spanish Speaking and Writing Skills, Spanish Grammar, plus additional Spanish elective classes. Some courses are taught in English.

Spanish courses offered:

  • Speaking and Writing Skills
  • Spanish Grammar
  • The Diversity of Spanish Language in the World
  • Introduction to Business Spanish
  • Spanish Literature (up to the 18th Century)
  • Spanish Literature from the 19th Century to the Present
  • Spanish Literature
  • Female Spanish Writers of the 20th Century
  • Social and Demographic Changes in Spain
  • History of Spain
  • Spanish Civilization and Culture
  • Islamic Culture in Spain
  • Traditional Song and Spanish Society: Flamenco, Folklore and Sephardic Songs

Additional courses offered:

  • Contemporary Spain in the Media
  • The Arab World and the West: Past and future
  • Spanish and Latin American Economies
  • The Political Systems of Spain and the European Union
  • Environmental Politics of the European Union
  • International marketing
  • Health Sciences and Public Health in Spain
  • Mathematics and Reality
  • Internship Programs in Educational Institutions (internships incur an added cost)
  • Service Learning and Community

Cultural activities and facilities: As part of the Spanish Language and Cultural Program at the University of Granada, cultural activities are offered. Activities include Flamenco workshops, Flamenco guitar workshops, Theater workshops, Gastronomic workshops, Film Showings, Poetry recitals, book launches, and other events. Students also have access to the university’s facilities, such as the library and dinning halls.

ELIGIBILITY

Open enrollment. No minimum GPA required. Intermediate level (B1, on the European Scale). You do not have to be a college student to enroll in this program. Recent graduates, adults, and professionals are also  eligible to enroll. You do not have to participate in a US university study abroad program to enroll in this Spanish program and can also participate in this program prior to enrolling in college in your home country.

ABOUT

The Modern Languages Centre (CLM) is one of the leading institutions in Spain for language learning. Teaching staff are highly qualified, the administrative team is dedicated and effective, and the Centre boasts a wide range of services, a wealth of learning resources and endless extracurricular activities.

CLM offers general and intensive Spanish language courses for international students and staff at all levels (A1-C2); language and culture courses; and Hispanic studies courses.

It employs a thoroughly communicative approach, ensuring students can learn and practice languages in real-life situations. Native Spanish students and international students can also interact via a language exchange service. This exchange service allows you to practice the language you are learning with a native speaker outside class time, reinforcing the knowledge and language skills acquired in the classroom.

SERVICES OFFERED

Housing: CLM has its own Accommodation Service which is open to all students enrolled at the Center. Students can choose the type of accommodation which best suits them from a wide range of possibilities (hotels and hostels, living in a family, student residences, apartments, flats and rooms in shared houses).

[Budget Study Abroad note: Shared student apartments are the most affordable housing option when studying abroad in Spain. Choosing a  shared student apartment can save you around $2500 per semester ($5,000 per academic year), thus reducing the cost of your study abroad program (though you still have to buy your own food).  The University of Granada referenced Aluni as a site to find a student apartment if you are planning on studying abroad or learning Spanish in Granada.]

HOW TO ENROLL

The University of Granada’s Spanish Language and Culture Program is an open enrollment program. Participants enroll directly into the program. To enroll visit the website for the University of Granada’s Modern Languages Institute and fill out the registration form for the Spanish course and Spanish classes you are interested in.

LINKS

Modern Languages Centre (CLM – Centro de Lenguas Modernas)