Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar


Program Summary:
Learn Spanish in the UNESCO Heritage city that gave birth to Magical Realism.
Program description:
The Language Center at the Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar in Cartagena, Colombia, has created the Spanish and Cultural Immersion Course to promote both the learning of Spanish and a deeper understanding of Cartagena’s rich culture and social fabric. We believe the best approach to acquiring a second language is immersing oneself into the culture, applying classroom knowledge to real life situations, and learning through interaction. Our program enables students to reinforce the skills learned in the classroom through dynamic cultural activities both on the university campus and in Cartagena's beautiful historical city (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Program aimed at: Young people and adults.
Levels: We offer Spanish courses in all levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2). Additionally, we have designed a series of dynamic Advanced Spanish courses for students who would like to improve specific skills or explore certain topics in greater depth. At no extra cost, students may choose from the following courses: Advanced Conversation, Advanced Grammar, Creative Writing, Academic Writing, Caribbean Literature.
Hourly intensity: - Immersion course (20 hours/week)
- Intensive course (10 hours/week)
- Semi-intensive course (5 hours/week)
Starting and completion dates: Courses are available all year round in all levels. Typically, students register for four weeks, however, our courses last between 2 weeks and 4 months.
Most of our group courses take place during the summer and winter semesters (June/July and December/January), although personalized courses are available all year round.

Associated services: We are the only Spanish program in Cartagena accredited by INSTITUTO CERVANTES in Cartagena. We also offer DELE examinations.
Cultural activities included in the program: The cultural programming of our Spanish and Cultural Im-mersion Course is the perfect opportunity for students to practice their language skills outside of the classroom.
Students have the possibility to choose from several outings and activities offered by the cultural associations that work in collaboration with our university.
Here are some of the activities that we highly recommend: Historic Walking Tour, Cartagena Photo Tour, Cartagena Art Tour, Islands Day Trip, San Basilio de Palenque Trip, Salsa Classes.
Requirements for registration: Take our easy-to-access online placement test at: http://web.unitecnologica.edu.co/contenido/examen-espanol

Cost per level or course: Immersion Course (20 hours per week): $220 USD/week
Intensive Course (10 hours per week): $110 USD/week
Semi–Intensive Course (5 hours per week): $55 USD/week
Lodging Information for foreign students: Our university has a data base of host families and apartments that will be shared with students once they register in the program.
Contact: Josiel Oliveira, Director of Foreign Languages
Laura Manga, Assistant of Foreign Languages
Email: joliveira@unitecnologica.edu.co
Phone: (+57) (5) 660-6041 Exts. 433, 444.

Address: Campus Casa Lemaitre Calle del Bouquet,
Carrera 21 # 25-92.
Cartagena, Colombia