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STUDY SPANISH IN CORDOBA SPANISH LANGUAGE CULTURE COURSES /SPAIN ANDAT UCOIDIOMAS

UCOidiomas is the University Language School of the University of Cordoba. Its academic programs offer an opportunity for foreign students to live and study in one of the historically oldest and more important cities of Spain. This School has a long experience in the organisation and teaching of Spanish Language courses. For many years it has provided individualized support to students from abroad studying courses at our University under European Union exchange program and others. Following an agreement signed by the University of Cordoba and the Ministry of Education and Science, UCOidiomas is also an examination centre for DIPLOMAS IN SPANISH (DELE EXAMS) awarded by the Instituto Cervantes.

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QUARTERLY SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSES 200HOURS These courses are designed for those students who wish to improve their knowledge of the Spanish language, with a communicative approach, adapted to comply with the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. NUMBER OF CONTACT HOURS 200 LEVELS A1, A2 y B2 dateS

October - December January - March April - June CONTENTS

The courses include the following general contents: • Spanish language • Conversation practice and communicative activities • Spanish culture & orientation to Cordoba • Cultural activities Students who attend at least eighty per cent (80%) of classes will receive a special report (Informe de Aprovechamiento) issued by the University of Cordoba stating the number of hours, subjects and also the level achieved at the end of the course.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday to Thursday 9.30-11.30

Spanish language & Conversation practice. 11.30-12.00

Break.

12.00-14.00

Communicative activities & Spanish Culture.

FRIDAY

9.30-14.00

Cultural Activities: Historical tours and cultural excursions to the most attractive places around Cordoba and other Andalusian cities.


FULL-YEAR SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE 30 weeks

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday to Thursday 9.30-11.30

Spanish language A1/A2/B1. 11.30-12.00

Break.

12.00-14.00

Communicative activities. Conversation practice and culture.

FRIDAY

600HOURS

9.30-14.00

Cultural Activities: Historical tours and cultural excursions to the most attractive places around Cordoba and other Andalusian cities.

This course is mainly addressed to students who are starting to learn Spanish, but also suitable to any other foreign person interested in learning or consolidating their knowledge of the Spanish language. NUMBER OF CONTACT HOURS 600 (30 week course) REQUIRED LEVEL A1 (Beginner) CONTENTS

The basic structure of the course comprises three main areas: • Spanish grammar/ Use of language • Conversation practice and Language Skills Practicum • Spanish culture The course includes subjects such as Spanish Language and Culture (History, Art, Cinema and Spanish daily life), and also a complete program of special activities such as excursions and visits to interesting places focusing on the wealth of Spanish cultural heritage. After this intensive nine-month Spanish Language course, students will achieve B1/B2 level (Independent User).


SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE program 15 weeks 240HOURS Fall Semester Program September to December Spring Semester Program February to May Language and culture program for students who want to improve communicative skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing through the study of Spanish language (grammar and communication skills) and culture (History, Literature & Spanish Cinema or Spanish Art). The program is held twice a year (Fall and Spring) and also includes accommodation (homestay) and cultural visits and trips. NUMBER OF CONTACT HOURS 240 REQUIRED LEVEL A2 CONTENTS

Students are required to take Spanish language class and choose two classes from the following list: • 20th Century Spanish Literature and cinema • Spanish Art • Spanish History & Civilization

subjects

Spanish Language

60 hours Optional

Intermediate Spanish language course designed to improve assimilation and application of grammar principles both in speaking and writing, and also to reinforce the use of language through extensive communicative exercises in speaking, listening and writing.

Spanish Art

20th Century Spanish Literature and

Spanish language

120 hours Compulsory

20 Century Spanish Literature and cinema TH

60 hours Optional

Spanish History & Civilization 60 hours Optional

cinema

This course provides an overview of literary and cinematographic production in 20th century Spain. Movie screenings play an integral role in the course.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday to Thursday 9.30-11.30

Spanish language. 11.30-12.00

Break.

12.00-14.00

20th Century Spanish Literature and cinema. Spanish Art. Spanish History & Civilization.

FRIDAY

9.30-14.00

Cultural Activities: Historical tours and cultural excursions to the most attractive places around Cordoba and other Andalusian cities.

Spanish Art

This course provides an overview of the development of the arts in Spain from the Neolithic period to the late 20th century. Special attention will be paid to the artistic heritage of the different cultures that have lived in the Iberian Peninsula (the Mosque of Cordova, the Alhambra of Granada) or plastic artists (ElGreco, Velazquez, Picasso, Dali, among others).

Spanish History & Civilization

This course will trace the main historical currents, movements and events that have shaped Spanish society from Roman times to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on 20th century Spain. Topics include the geography and cultural diversity of Spain, integration into the European Union, and perspectives for the 21st century.


SUMMER SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday to Thursday 9.30-11.30

Spanish Language & Language Skills Practice. 11.30-12.00

Break.

12.00-14.00

Spanish History & Civilization/Spanish Art.

FRIDAY

60HOURS

9.30-14.00

Cultural Activities: Guided historical tours and cultural trips to the most attractive places around Cordoba: Mosque/Cathedral of Cordoba, Archaelogical Site Medina Azahara, Sinagogue, Fortress of the Christian Kings and Patios. Flamenco show, exhibitions and concerts.

subjects Spanish language

30 hours

Spanish art

15 hours

Spanish History & Civilization

15 hours

This four-week course is designed for students who wish to improve their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture (history, traditions, art, society and customs) with a communicative approach in a short period of time. NUMBER OF CONTACT HOURS 60 REQUIRED LEVEL B1 / Low intermediate CONTENTS

The course includes the following general contents: • Spanish Language / Language Skill Practice • Spanish culture & civilisation. Spanish Art • Cultural and leisure activities The course includes subjects such as Spanish Language and Culture (History, Art, Cinema and Spanish daily life), and also a complete program of special activities such as excursions and visits to interesting places focusing on the wealth of Spanish cultural heritage. After this intensive nine-month Spanish Language course, students will achieve B1/B2 level (Independent User).

Spanish Language & Language Skills Practice

Intermediate Spanish language course designed to improve assimilation and application of grammar principles both in speaking and writing, and also to reinforce the use of language through extensive communicative exercises in speaking, listening and writing.

Spanish Art

This course provides an overview of the development of the arts in Spain. Special attention will be paid to the artistic heritage of the different cultures that have lived in the Iberian Peninsula (the Mosque of Cordova, the Alhambra of Granada) or plastic artists (El Greco, Velazquez, Picasso, Dali, among others).

Spanish History & Civilization

This course will trace the main historical currents, movements and events that have shaped Spanish society from Roman times to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on 20th century Spain. Topics include the geography and cultural diversity of Spain, integration into the European Union, and perspectives for the 21st century.


Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language DELE The DELE is an official qualification certifying the student’s level of competence and command of the Spanish language. It is awarded by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education and

recognized throughout the world by public and private teaching establishments. Holders of these diplomas are recognized as having obtained a level of competency and excellence in the Spanish Language.

Preparatory course for the DELE Exam UCOidiomas is an official examination center for the Cervantes Institute’s Diplomas in Spanish as Foreign Language (DELE). The center or-

ganizes preparatory courses for students wishing to take these exams. Courses take place over the five weeks prior to official exam dates.

DELE EXAM PREPARATION May exam

To be confirmed

august exam

No DELE exam at 6 hours per week. UCOidiomas

(30 total hours)

TAILORED COURSES AND PROGRAMS UCOidiomas can program tailor-made courses for organized groups of students from universities, companies or institutions which may require a whole range of services (specific course with extracurricular activities and accommodation). Courses are designed according to the requirements of the group on an ad hoc basis. Please contact us for contents and additional information. (Contact details)

november exam To be confirmed

6 hours per week. (30 total hours)


CULTURAL ACTIVITIES UCOidiomas offers a wide variety of activities to students attending Spanish and Culture courses. Guided visits, tours and field trips to historical sites constitute an important part of the student’s learning experience in an immersion context, living out Spanish culture and enjoying the social and university life in Cordoba.

Cultural offerings include: • Guided visit to the Great Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish quarter. • Guided visit to the Archaeological site Medina Azahara. • Guided visit to the Fortress of the Christian Kings.

• Visit to the Synagogue and Sefarad House of Memory. • Visit to the Julio Romero de Torres Museum • Visit to the Archaeological Museum. • Field trips to Seville and Granada. • Flamenco show and other leisure activities (parties, concerts and exhibitions, hiking in the mountains).

ACCOMMODATION UCOidiomas arranges accommodation and helps students choose the most suitable place to stay from the different options available.

Available accommodation. • Home stays (full board: breakfast, lunch and evening meal and laundry once a week). Single room from Monday to Sunday. • Shared apartments/rooms to let with other students

• University rooms (please contact for booking). More information: http://www.uco.es/ servicios/aloja/estudiantes-colegiosmayoresquees.htm Please contact us for more information regarding available accommodation and prices.

FACILITIES

CERTIFICATES

UCOidiomas is fully equipped with internet access, and wireless connection for their own computers, multimedia rooms and library. Students are also provided with a card for other university services (Sporting activities and faculty libraries) and discounts on tickets for museums and transportation.

At the end of the course, students will receive a report issued by the University of Cordoba stating the number of hours, subjects, qualification obtained, and linguistic level achieved at the end of the course. Students will be able to transfer the credits, according to the criteria of the Home Institution.

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE SERVICE

MEDICAL INSURANCE

UCOidiomas offers foreign students the opportunity to meet Spanish students studying different modern languages at UCO and practice the language they are studying whilst learning about the culture.

Students should come to Spain with International Health Insurance from his/her country of origin in order to receive medical assistance.


ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION PROCEDURE Enrolment can be done on-line via the web site www.uco.es/idiomas To enrol on any of the courses you must submit the following documentation: • Completed registration form. • A photocopy of passport or identity card • A copy of bank-transfer receipt. Documentation must be sent to idiomas@uco.es

Getting there

Full registration fee and banking information to complete bank transfers will be sent to the student by e-mail. Any bank commissions must be assumed by the student. Registration fees: the total amount of the registration fee (place reservation and enrolment) must be paid prior to the beginning of the course. The minimum age to register for courses is 16. Please consult pricing on our website at www.uco.es/idiomas

Programme Director

Dr. Luis M. Medina Canalejo

You can get to Cordoba by train, (nearby airports include Seville and Malaga), and also from Madrid, the most comfortable transport being the AVE train. By using this high-speed train, the journey between Madrid and Cordoba is a little more than an hour and a half, and the journey to Seville or Malaga only takes forty minutes.

E/LE Co-ordinator

Candelaria Díaz Araña You can download the registration form from UCOidiomas web site www.uco.es/idiomas Note: The management of UCOidiomas reserves the right to cancel courses if a minimum number of participants is not achieved.

ADDRESS & INFORMATION UCOidiomas - University of Cordoba language school ESPAÑOL PARA EXTRANJEROS (E/LE) Avenida Menéndez Pidal s/n (Edificio Usos Múltiples) 5ª planta E-14004 Cordoba, Spain Tel. +34 957 218556 / +34 957 218 133 /Fax +34 957 218 996 www.uco.es/idiomas | e-mail. idiomas@uco.es

Related links www.uco.es www.turismodecordoba.org www.ciudadespatrimonio.es www.cervantes.es www.diplomas.cervantes.es


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Tel. +34 957 218 556 / +34 957 218 133 Fax +34 957 218 996

www.uco.es/idiomas idiomas@uco.es


Study Spanish in Cordoba (Spain)  

Study Spanish in Cordoba (Spain) Spanish language and culture courses at UCOidiomas University of Cordoba. www.uco.es/idiomas

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