4 months in Madrid – Fall or Spring Semester
The program is designed for university students who:
Proven Spanish language progress
Small language classes with international students
All classes are taught in Spanish
Final grades have USA grade equivalents
Students are sent a placement test to be filled out and returned on-line. This is the level reference.
On arrival, students have a conversation with the Spanish coordinator to verify their level.
Students are grouped according to their abilities and communication skills in Spanish. For the language classes, students are grouped according to their abilities and communication skills in Spanish are placed in multilingual and multinational groups. This creates a real situation where Spanish is the only common language in which to communicate.
Regarding optional classes, students may have variety of levels in the class but each student will be assessed according to their own level of Spanish. It is then the student’s own university who decides if the class is 100, 200, 300 or 400 level class.
For the language classes, there are 5 quizzes (both written and oral) during the semester and a final exam. The oral tests test the communicative competency, comprehension and listening abilities, oral expression and pronunciation. The written exam covers grammar and vocabulary and written expression.
Optinal classes are assessed by quizzes, presentations, a final paper/s and final exam. Regarding language class, the entry level is the level in which the student is placed in while the end level will be the one the student has reached by the end of the semester. There are 100, 200, 300 and 400 level courses, depending on the student.
For final evaluations, TANDEM sends the university the students’ final grades (numerical and USA equivalent) as well as an evaluation of each student for both the language and optional courses. This evaluation is a personal profile of the student’s linguistic level upon arrival, a description of the program, his/her final evaluation and a series of recommendations to encourage further learning.
After an initial written and placement level test, students are placed in a language class.
In accordance with the student’s performance, the level of the class will vary during the semester; the objective being that the student progresses as far as possible during the semester.
The language courses are as follows:
16 weeks intensive Spanish Language classes with international students
After an initial placement test, once entry level is determined, the student progresses to the highest level of his/her assimilation in the hours allotted in the semester.
10 weeks specialized Spanish Culture classes/optional
Small seminar classes with active student participation and activities, both in and outside the class
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ACADEMIC SEMESTER
- 16 weeks /1 week holiday
- Family Homestay – Single room + half Board
- SPRING SEMESTER: January to April
- SUMMER SEMESTER: April to August
- FALL SEMESTER: August to December
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student or a professional, whether you’re a native speaker or not.
Now you can prove your Spanish language proficiency by obtaining a prestigious and internationally recognized certificate.
Complete your program and go back home with your SIELE Spanish level certificate issued by Instituto Cervantes.
Si hablas español tan bien como estas estrellas del deporte,
¡certifícalo con SIELE!
Aquí tienes un código con un 10% de descuento
que puedes utilizar en la compra de tu examen SIELE:
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