Universidad La Gran Colombia Armenia

Spanish Language Program

Program Summary:
Spanish for foreigners at UGCA, a real spanish inmersión experience.
Program description:
One of the predominant methodological approaches among theorists of language teaching and has been adopted by the Language Centre. The communication model is developed through Notional and functional interactions in which language is routed from specific communicative contexts where students must intervene to resolve issues of everyday life.
This program seeks to engage students in their learning process, to reflect, propose, imagine, organize, create, and design materials, and finally to share the responsibility of the educational process.
The communicative approach, intends students to take ownership of the foreign language through practical situations proposed by the teacher or by themselves. These situations should follow, to the maximum extent, the real needs and interests of students, in order to motivate them in their own learning for a more effective and lasting way.
Program aimed at: Foreigners who are interested in getting fluent in Spanish, choosing their communicative, academic or professional interest with different intensive Spanish modalities.
Levels: The following categories apply to all languages according to the common European framework:
A1: Beginner
A2: Elementary
B1: Pre Intermediate
B2: Intermediate
Hourly intensity: 1 course is equivalent to:
32 hours class work
8 hours Independent Work
Total credit hours: 40

- Each course lasts 32 hours
- Each band lasts 128 hours.
- The participant will engage in learning by courses

Starting and completion dates: First week of each month.
8 hours per week.
Start dates are also set according to the current time chosen by each student
Associated services: - Sport and cultural Activities with the academic community.

Cultural activities included in the program: Cultural immersion where participants have the opportunity to visit places of interest in Armenia and to know about the regional culture, as well as the application of contents developed during the classes
Requirements for registration: - Fill out the registration form.
- Placement test in advance
- Up dated Visa
- Participants should have an international health insurance eligible for repatriation of body which must be valid through the stay in Colombia.
Cost per level or course: - By credit COP $ 181,000 (Each course lasts of 32 hours)
- By band COP $ 724.000 (Each band lasts 128 hours)

The prices include academic training in the classroom. Independent and Field trips are not included, as well as accommodation and meals during the stay for the Training Plan.
Contact: Carlos Fernando Gallego Montoya, Spanish for foreigners program
Email: gallegomoncarlos@miugca.edu.co
Phone: 7340808 3116092614/ 3147261141
Address: UNIVERSIDAD LA GRAN COLOMBIA - CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE IDIOMAS  - Sede Norte carrera 14 N° 5 - 29 Armenia Quindío
Web page: Spanish Language Program