Spanish courses 2020/2021

Presentation

The learning of the Spanish language and our culture is an indispensable tool for the academic and social integration of the international students who arrive at the University of Jaén (UJA). The Centre for Higher Studies in Modern Languages (CEALM) has designed a wide range of Spanish courses for international non-Spanish speaking students who are studying at the UJA.

  • Spanish courses last 60 hours
  • 6 ECTS

You can check the courses syllabi and the codes of the subjects in this link.

FIRST SEMESTER

  • Start: October 5, 2020
  • End: January 28, 2021

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Start: February 15, 2021
  • End: June 3, 2021

The CEALM has organized two (online) briefings in which the course calendar, the description of the subjects and the schedules of the classes will be reported.

  • INFORMATION MEETING II (online): September 21, 2020. 10 am. Complete this form to register for the meeting. You will be sent the link by email.

Spanish courses have a starting level which determines the minimum recommended to make the most of the course.

A. If you have NEVER studied Spanish your level is A1.1.

B. If you have a DELE Diploma you can enrol in a course of the next level. For example, if you have DELE B1 you can enrol in B2.1 or B2.2 and specific courses for B1-B2 students.

C. If you are not an absolute beginner or have a DELE Diploma, you must take a PLACEMENT TEST before enrolling in a Spanish course.

Follow this link and the test instructions:

  1. Choose the language in which you want to receive the instructions (you can choose your native language).

  2. Read the instructions on the welcome screen carefully.

  3. Take at least the three first tests: Oral Comprehension, Written Expression, and Written Comprehension (in any order). If you have time to do the five parts, all the better, since this will provide us with a more precise picture of your level.

  4. At the end of each test you will reach the feedback screen. Click then on "your level" and the program will tell you which of the CEFRL levels you are in (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). It is very important that you write down the level you get in each test.

  5. Finally, follow this link (use your UJA or gmail account) and fill out the form to request an oral interview via Gmeet. After the interview, the teacher will help you to choose the course that is most suitable for your level in Spanish. Oral interviews will take place on 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 September 2020.

The language courses will be taught in a blended learning context.

Duration: 15 weeks (60 teaching hours)

Students will have 4 hours a week of synchronous online sessions. There will be 1 session of 2 face-to-face hours every 2 weeks in small groups, complying with the safety and hygiene measures to face the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

Timetable and groups: You can check the tentative timetable here

Academic Information

METHODOLOGY AND EVALUATION

The language courses follow a communicative, student-centered and action-oriented methodology. The assessment of the course will be formative and continuous. The teacher will assist each student providing feedback regularly.


Their main objective is to develop the students’ communicative competence so as to reach a certain language level according to the CEFRL.

  • 98900401 Spanish Course (A1.1 Level)
  • 98900402 Spanish Course (A1.2 Level)
  • 98900403 Spanish Course (A2.1 Level)
  • 98900404 Spanish Course (A2.2 Level)
  • 98900405 Spanish Course (B1.1 Level)
  • 98900406 Spanish Course (B1.2 Level)
  • 98900407 Spanish Course (B2.1 Level)
  • 98900408 Spanish Course (B2.2 Level)
  • 98900409 Spanish Course (C1.1 Level)
  • 98900410 Spanish Course (C1.2 Level)
  • 98900411 Spanish Course (C2.1 Level)
  • 98900412 Spanish Course (C2.2 Level)

Courses syllabi: https://cealm.ujaen.es/cursos-de-espanol/programas-y-codigos-de-los-cursos-de-espanol

Designed to improve communicative skills (both oral and written) and the learning of specific content related to the history, society, economy and culture of our country.

98920105 Spanish course for conversation: Oral Spanish I

Description: Practical Spanish course for conversation in general and academic contexts for students with A1-A2 level in Spanish.

98920106 Spanish course for conversation: Oral Spanish II

Description: Practical Spanish course for conversation in general and academic contexts for students with B1-B2 level in Spanish.

98920103 Academic Spanish Course: Written Spanish I

Description: Practical course in academic writing, writing and correction of written texts for students with A1-A2 level in Spanish.

98920104 Academic Spanish Course: Written Spanish II

Description: Practical course in academic writing, writing and correction of written texts for students with B1-B2 level in Spanish.

98920101 Grammar and vocabulary course: Normative Spanish I

Description: Practical course of grammar and vocabulary contents for students with A1-A2 level in Spanish.

98920102 Grammar and vocabulary course: Normative Spanish II

Description: Practical course of grammar and vocabulary contents y for students with level B1-B2 level in Spanish.

98920107 Intercultural Communication

Description: Content course aimed at developing intercultural competence. Subject taught in English. No level requirements.

98920109 Introduction to contemporary Spanish literature through texts*

Description: Content course related to contemporary literature (poetry, novel and drama theatre). (Minimum level required: B1)

98920110 Introduction to Spanish society from 1900 through texts*

Description: Content course related to Spanish history and society. (Minimum level required: B1)

98920111 Introduction to the Spanish economy within the framework of the European Union*

Description: Content course related to the economy and the role of Spain in the EU. (Minimum level required: B1)

98920112 Introduction to popular culture from 1975 to the present day*

Description: Content course related to Spanish culture, art and traditions (Minimum level required: B1)

98920113 Spanish course for inheritance speakers

Description: Course for speakers who have learned Spanish in the family environment but who have never received formal instruction in Spanish. (Minimum level required: B2)

98920114 Spanish for Health Sciences*

Description: Content course related to health sciences and the Spanish health system. (Minimum level required: B1)

*Courses marked with an asterisk are taught only in the second semester (February-June 2021)

Courses syllabi: https://cealm.ujaen.es/cursos-de-espanol/programas-y-codigos-de-los-cursos-de-espanol

98920108 Preparation for DELE Exams (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language)

Description: Training course for oral and written tests of the official DELE exam granted by the Cervantes Institute (A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 levels).

  • Start: October 5, 2020
  • End: November 12, 2020

Courses syllabi: https://cealm.ujaen.es/cursos-de-espanol/programas-y-codigos-de-los-cursos-de-espanol

Information about the DELE exams of the Instituto Cervantes: https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/que-es

Exam date at the University of Jaén: November 14, 2020 (LEVELS A2-B1-B2-C1-C2)

Pre-registration and Registration

International mobility students who are performing an academic stay at the UJA can enrol in a maximum of 3 courses per semester taught at CEALM:

  • 1 general Spanish course (level A1-C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFRL)
  • 2 specific courses

Spanish courses last 60 hours and have 6 ECTS

You can check the courses syllabi and the codes of the subjects in this link.

FEES: Tuition for UJA international students is free, as long as these courses they are included in their Learning Agreement and registered in UMOVE.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: From July 20 to September 24, 2020.

REGISTRATION IN the CEALM SPANISH COURSES

GRADES: International students who have included the courses in their Learning Agreement will receive the grade in their Transcript of records.

Spanish courses last 60 hours. You can check the courses syllabi and the codes of the subjects in this link.

FEES: The tuition fee for the courses varies according to the type of subject. You can consult the price table on the CEALM website (Price table).

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: From July 20 to September 24, 2020.

REGISTRATION IN the CEALM SPANISH COURSES

ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: October 1-6, 2020.

ONLINE ENROLLMENT

Download the guide to help in the enrollment process here

ACCESS TO THE PAYMENT PLATFORM

If you have problems making your registration write us an email to cealm [arroba] ujaen [punto] es with the following information:

  • Name and surname
  • DNI / Passport
  • Course in which you are trying to enroll
  • Description of the error message and screenshot that appears.

ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATE: Students who have passed the course will receive a certificate of achievement.

Spanish courses last 60 hours. You can check the courses syllabi and the codes of the subjects in this link.

FEES: 220 euros.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: From July 20 to September 24, 2020.

REGISTRATION IN the CEALM SPANISH COURSES

ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: October 1-6, 2020.

ONLINE ENROLLMENT

Download the guide to help in the enrollment process here

ACCESS TO THE PAYMENT PLATFORM

If you have problems making your registration write us an email to cealm [arroba] ujaen [punto] es with the following information:

  • Name and surname
  • DNI / Passport
  • Course in which you are trying to enroll
  • Description of the error message and screenshot that appears.

ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATE: Students who have passed the course will receive a certificate of achievement.

Spanish courses last 60 hours. You can check the courses syllabi and the codes of the subjects in this link.

FEES: The tuition fee for the courses varies according to the type of subject. You can consult the price table on the CEALM website (Price table).

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: From July 20 to September 24, 2020.

REGISTRATION IN the CEALM SPANISH COURSES

ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: October 1-6, 2020.

ENROLLMENT

If you can take advantage of the UJA Personnel Training Plan grant, you must fill out this GRANT FORM and write us an email to cealm [arroba] ujaen [punto] es with the following information:

  • Name and surname
  • DNI / Passport
  • Course in which you are interested to enroll

ACCESS TO THE PAYMENT PLATFORM

ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATE: Students who have passed the course will receive a certificate of achievement.