Salamanca University Spanish Language Courses

Cursos de Español Universidad de Salamanca
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Semester Spanish Program

3 to 9-Month Spanish Courses at Salamanca University

Salamanca University’s semester-long Spanish language courses are divided into three terms, each consisting of approximately 10 weeks in duration. The programs begin in October, January and April. Three-semester courses are available to students starting their period of study in October, and two-semester courses are available to students starting in January. Each semester is considered an independent course.

About Salamanca University’s Semester Program
  • 1, 2 or 3 semesters of approximately 10 weeks in duration.

  • Semesters begin in October, January and April.

  • Choose between 15, 20 or 25 hours per week.

  • 4 Levels (complete beginner, intermediate, advanced, proficient)

  • Minimum age: 17

  • 8-15 students per class.

  • Included in course fees: Books, study materials, and basic medical insurance.


  Starting Dates15 spanish lessons per week20 spanish lessons per week25 spanish lessons per week
1 TERM09 Jan 2019 to 19 Mar 20191713$2116$2483$
01 Apr 2019 to 14 Jun 20191713$2116$2483$
02 Oct 2019 to 12 Dec 20191713$2116$2483$
2 TERMS09 Jan 2019 to 14 Jun 20193426$4232$4967$
  • Spain’s oldest and most prestigious university.

  • Over 4,000 language students study at the university every year.

  • Accommodation in campus residence, student apartment or Spanish host family.

  • Quick, easy registration and payment process.

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Is the Semester Program for Me?

The semester-long Spanish language courses are available to students at all levels of proficiency, and no prior learning experience is required to register.

The student body in these courses largely consists of young people between the ages of 18 and 26 who wish to learn Spanish either as part of their studies, to increase career opportunities, or as a formative cultural and linguistic experience taken on during a year-long break from their regular studies.

Middle-aged students taking a year off of work to study Spanish, and older students who wish to retire in Spain also constitute a fairly common student profile in these courses.

The structure of the semester course is similar to that of the shorter-term courses, except that students receive a much deeper immersion into the material presented.

On the first day of the program students take a proficiency test that will help determine their appropriate level placement. Students also receive the class schedule on this day.

The daily class structure is as follows:

  • Hours 1-2: Spanish language and grammar.

  • Hour 3: Beginners broaden their Spanish vocabulary. Experienced students take optional subjects, including History of Contemporary Spain, Speaking and Writing, and Women in Spanish History.

  • Hours 4-5: (For students who take 20 or 25 hours, respectively.) Beginners participate in the language laboratory and complete communication activities. Experienced students take optional subjects, including:

    • Hour 4: Spanish Culture, Spanish and Latin-American Literature, The Arabic World in Spain, and Written and Oral Skills Practice.

    • Hour 5: History of Spanish Art, Business Spanish, and Spanish and Latin-American Cinema.

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