Spanish Language and Culture in Valladolid, Spain
|Spanish Studies Diploma Program
|University of Valladolid
|Fall (October to December)
|€ 1,430 / * tuition, fall semester
|€ 572 / * per mo. student apt
€ 1,050 / * per mo. homestay
|Language of Instruction:
|Open Enrollment: Beginners to Advanced. 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. Minimum age 18.
* Euro equivalent in dollars based on current exchange rate
COURSE DESCRIPTION – Spanish Language and Culture, Fall Semester
This Spanish course is designed for students who wish to improve their Spanish and gain an understanding of the culture of Spanish society. The language lessons are participative and are aimed at putting grammar into practice, extending vocabulary, and developing oral and written skills. Lessons in culture afford students the opportunity to get to know and understand the way of life, customs and traditions of Spanish society and, in general, what the country is like. Students can also supplement their learning by taking part in optional socio-cultural activities and by going on trips (outside of teaching hours, and included in the course fees).
The fall semester Spanish Language and Culture Course consists of 165 class-hours of Spanish over 11 weeks. Classes are held mornings from Monday to Friday. All levels of Spanish are offered, from beginner Spanish to advanced Spanish. (A1 (Beginner), A2 (Pre-Intermediate), B1 (Intermediate), B2 (Advanced), C1 (Advanced High.)
The price for this Spanish program includes:
- Orientation session
- Guided tour in the city center
- 3 full day trips on Saturdays
- Cultural activities and workshops at the Language Center
- Cultural visits to museums
- Student card
- Free Wi-Fi access in the campus facilities
- Certificate of assistance
- Closing ceremony
- (Students must also pay for medical insurance, which costs approximately € 46 / * per month
SPANSIH COURSES OFFERED
- Spanish Language
- Spanish Conversation
- Spanish Reading Comprehension
- Spanish Grammar
- Spanish Culture
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Open enrollment, anybody can participate. Beginners to Advanced. The Spanish program at the University de Valladolid 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.
he Spanish courses for foreigners at the University of Valladolid have been taught continuously for more than 65 years. Nowadays, Spanish lessons take place at the University Language Center, located on the Miguel campus, in a safe an easily accessible area providing an ideal setting for learning and practicing Spanish. The Language Center was opened in 1996 and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in language learning: white digital boards and audiovisual equipment in its 22 classes. The Center also has a meeting room for students and a library with free-access computers and free Wi-Fi.
Our programs combine language teaching with complementary activities and trips, which help students to become immersed in the language and culture of Spain. International students are in constant close contact with Spanish students who come to the Language Center to study other languages. One of our main priorities is to foster language interaction. Students enrolled are issued with a student card which provides them with access to libraries and other University of Valladolid services.
Activities: 4 x 4 conversation exchange, Cinema workshops, Listening to music (to learn Spanish vocabulary), Flamenco Workshop, History Documentaries. The Centre organizes a number of guided tours to various places of great interest due to their artistic and cultural heritage. Teachers specialized in art and history will explain the main aspects of each place together with what makes it so attractive. They carefully plan the route so that students can be given information concerning all of the socio-cultural, historical, and artistic aspects related to the trip.
These are some of the most commonly visited places:
- Avila y Tordesillas
Housing: The University of Valladolid Language Center offers a wide range of accommodation for students enrolled on its courses. Choose the one which best suits your needs. If you request shared accommodation, we will try to find you a flatmate using the following criteria: Likes, preferences and/or special needs mentioned in the application. Similar ages. Age ranges: from 18 to 25 years old, 25 to 30, 31 to 40, over 40. Availability of accommodation can only be guaranteed during the study program period.
HOW TO ENROLL
Registration for this Spanish program is an open enrollment format. There is no minimum required GPA. Recommendation letters are not required. The minimum age for enrollment is 18. Once you have chosen your course, you must complete the online form in the section REGISTRATION. This form consists of several sections and some of the fields are mandatory. Among the topics are those related to the course (to choose level, dates and duration), housing (family or apartment and dates), personal information (personal data) and the form of payment (credit card or transfer).
Once completed, the system will automatically send an email to the student with all the information.
In the event that the student’s preferences are different to those permitted in each course (other dates, other periods or different joint courses), please advise this to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org