Universidad Pedagógica

Spanish for Foreigners

Program Summary:
The objective is to improve students communicative competences through colombian culture.
Program description:
The Language Center of the Pedagogical University offers Spanish courses for foreigners, which aims to improve the communication skills of students and is part of a process approach to thinking and traditions of Colombian and Latin American culture.
Program aimed at: This program is addressed to people over 18 years old who are interested in learning the language.
Levels: Courses are divided into four levels: basic, pre-intermediate, intermediate and advanced. Levels are further divided into two cycles (cycle 1 and 2).
Hourly intensity: 160 hours: 80 hours per cycle
Starting and completion dates: The courses are bimonthly and we offer four cycles per year. Courses run on a basis of daily 2- hour classes: 14:00-16:00, Monday through Friday.

Dates for next courses:

From August 1st to September the 20th.

From October 10th to December 1st.
Associated services: The Universidad Pedagógica Nacional offers many different kind of activities and courses to its students including, salsa classes, swimming, gym, yoga, among others.
Cultural activities included in the program: During each cycle a cultural pedagogical activity is organized. Students will visit important places such as museums, historical, religious and/or ecological sites. They also could visit restaurants, discos or any place of their interest. These visits are related to the academic process and the content developed during each level. Thus, it will contextualize and reinforce the learning process.
Requirements for registration: All students must take a placement test before starting classes in order to establish their present level of Spanish competency and to decide if the course will be offered to them. Courses will take place only if a minimum of five students enroll. Once the course is confirmed, students will have to go to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to get a permission to study. Each case will be studied by the Ministry of Foreigns Affairs and they will decide on each case.
Cost per level or course: The cost of each cycle (80 hours) is 1.081.000 Colombian pesos plus 85.000 pesos for a book
Lodging Information for foreign students: Curently, the University does not have any agreement with any hostal or places that provide this service.
Contact: Yudy Ríos, Academic Coordinator
Email: yrios@pedagogica.edu.co
Phone: (57-1) 610 8000 Ext 211
Address: Calle 79 # 16-32. Bogotá
Web page: Spanish for Foreigners