Universidad EAFIT

Spanish for Foreigners


Program Summary:
El programa se desarrolla en un contexto de inmersión y de enseñanza significativa.
Program description:
The program is designed for the acquisition of Spanish through a communicative methodology which seeks to immerse the participant in the language and culture to develop the communicative skills necessary to interact with linguistic, strategic and discursive appropriateness in the pan-Hispanic environment.
Program aimed at: Adults who wish to learn Spanish as a second language through immersion in the culture.
Levels: Five levels made up of 14 courses: A1: 2 courses, A2: 3 courses, B1: 3 courses, B2: 2 courses and C1: 4 courses.
Hourly intensity: 38 hours per course.
Starting and completion dates: Semintensive courses (4 hour sessions - Monday through Friday)
Associated services: Conversation partner; attendance at undergraduate classes (subject to academic calendar); use of university cultural and athletic facilities (some with fees); extracurricular activities; assistance with housing and free reinforcement tutoring.
Cultural activities included in the program: The student dan participate in the University’s cultural, sports and academic agenda. Additionally, the program plans activities for integration of students with other students and with the environment, such as:
• Eating out
• Visiting museums and other sites of cultural interest
• Free conversation sessions,
• Talks about local traditions and holidays, etc.
Requirements for registration: Insurance with coverage in Colombia; student visa for stays of over 90 days, temporary visitor’s seal for less than 90 days and photocopy of passport or visa.
Cost per level or course: $ 880.000 COP per course. The overall cost of the program is $ 12,609,600 COP ( $12,232,000 for the courses plus 289,600 COP for additional costs).
Lodging Information for foreign students: The University provides assistance with housing by offering data about families, hotels and hostels where students can live in.
Contact: Jaime Alberto Naranjo (Academic coordinator) and Juan Fernando Tobón (Commercial)
Email: spanish@eafit.edu.co; jnaranjo@eafit.edu.co
Phone: (57 4) 2619399
Address: Calle 5 Sur No. 43 C 80, Bloque 1, Oficina 103
Medellín – Colombia.
Web page: Spanish for Foreigners