The program is approximately 80 hours of instruction. Lessons are from 9 to 1:30, Monday through Friday.
1) From July 4 to July 18
2) From July 18 to August 1
The program is approximately 40 hours of instruction. Lessons are from 9 to 1:30, Monday through Friday.
Levels and groups
There are three levels that are offered: basic, intermediate and advanced. For each of these, the teaching-learning process will be divided into the following four blocks: (1) grammar contents, (2) reading comprehension, (3) listening comprehension and oral expression, and (4) written expression. Additionally, the following concepts and skills will be developed in each of the following three levels:
(A) Language and Communication:
• General information (identifying and describing people, places, objects and conditions
• References to actions and situations in the present, past and future)
• Degrees of certainty
• Permission and possibility
• Feelings, wishes and preferences
• Suggestions, invitations and instructions
• Social usage of the language
• Organization of speech
(B) Language and System:
• Alphabet and pronunciation of sounds
• Intonation and accentuation
• Morphology (articles, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, usage of the verb “to be”, verb tenses in the indicative mood, non-personal verb forms, verbal periphrasis, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions)
• Sentence types (declarative, interrogative, direct, exclamatory, impersonal, comparative, co-coordinated, and subordinate in the indicative mood) Punctuation marks.
(A) Language and Communication
• General information (conveying what others have said and relating information)
• Opinions (expressing agreement and disagreement, justifying and arguing an opinion)
• Knowledge and degree of certainty (formulating hypotheses, obligation, permission and possibility; feelings, wishes and preferences; suggestions, invitations and instructions (conveying a request or order, giving advice) Social usage (participating in social exchanges of daily life with a degree of formality)
• Organization of speech (letter writing according to standard formulae, co-coordinating and organizing speech elements and parts)
• Communication control (maintaining active communication, self-correction and repeating what one has said).
(B) Language and System
• Special cases of noun agreement
• General rules for presence / absence of articles
• Use of most frequent indefinites and quantitative
• Cluster of article + indefinite
• Morphology and usage of possessives
• Numerals (usage of most common partitives)
• Formation and usage of superlatives
• General rules for placing adjectives
• Use of interrogatives
• Use of personal pronouns and their positioning
• Use of “lo” and neuter demonstratives as text references
• Verbs (morphology and general usage of tenses in the indicative mood)
• Present tense of the subjunctive mood
• Correlation of tenses in the indirect style
• Idiomatic expressions and set phrases with the verb “to be”, ser and estar
• Verbal periphrasis, time and space references
• Usage of prepositions (special cases with por and para)
• Adverbs and common use of adverb phrases
• Syntax (co-coordinated, interrogative, indirect, dubitative, exhortative, desiderative, and subordinate sentences with the verb in the indicative and subjunctive moods)
• Written accents (revision of general rules and special cases)
(A) Language and Communication
• General information (relating and adding information by pointing out oppositions and contrasts
• Processes, results and circumstances, reminding somebody of something) Opinions (expressing opinions and evaluations)
• Knowledge and degree of certainty (expressing doubt and probability, formulating hypotheses)
• Obligation, permission and possibility (expressing prohibitions, granting permission with certain conditions)
• Feelings, wishes and preferences (expressing complaints, regrets, reproaches, fear)
• Suggestions, invitations and instructions (complaining and protesting, and reacting to a protest or complaint, encouraging and reassuring someone and asking for advice)
• Social usage (making compliments and reacting to a compliment, expressing condolence)
• Organization of speech (recognizing and using speech markers, extracting and selecting information, making passing remarks, changing the subject)
• Control of oral communication (contributing a word or expression for the person who is speaking, requesting information on a forgotten expression, clarifying the intention of the conversation, asking for someone's opinion).
(B) Language and System
• Composing elements associated to nouns (frequently used prefixes and suffixes, two-gender nouns and special cases of number formation)
• Demonstratives and the pronoun lo with prepositional phrases
Grouping indefinites together
• Comparative constructions
• Usage of “se” for expressing involuntary actions
• Relative pronouns and adverbs; prepositions; verbs (indicative mood, subjunctive mood, conditional)
• Tense correlation in the indirect style referred to the present, past and future Usage of the verb “to be”, ser and estar
• Passive constructions
• Syntax (subordinate noun, adjective, adverbial, conditional, causal, final, modal, concessive and consecutive sentences)
• Usage of diacritic accent
Groups will not exceed 15 students per classroom, and they will be formed following the assessment exam to be given on the first day of the course.
Material and access to bibliographical resources
Each student will be provided the necessary material to assist in the learning of the language, including notes and books.
The Campus card which access to the Campus' Central Library, has internet access for 1,000, and holds over 300,000 books. The collection includes bibliographical resources related to learning the Spanish language serving as a suitable complement to the course .
Cost of the course
The cost of the course is dollars. ** The cost of the short course is dollars.**
What does the course registration include?
Accommodation in the campus hall, in a single room with bathroom.
Meals (breakfast, lunch and diner).
Lessons, with a maximum of 15 students per classroom.
3 excursions out of the city ( breakfast and lunch included ).
Short course ** 2 excursions out of the city ( breakfast and lunch included ).
3 activities out of the city ( breakfast and lunch included ).
Short course ** 2 activities out of the city ( breakfast and lunch included ).
Sports and University Campus card.
Access to sports facilities around the city, including indoor swimming pools.
Access to computer rooms and to the Campus Central Library.
Farewell dinner. ( Short course**, not included ).
Certificate of attendance.
The cost does not include:
Trip to / from Vitoria-Gasteiz from / to place of origin.
Other optional activities besides the scheduled ones.
Processing of visa request.