Spanish for beginners – first term 2022

This is an online course. Some face-to-face activities will be carried out as long as the sanitary regulations and capacity allow them.

This elementary course is intended for people who know very little or no Spanish at all.  The objective of this course is to give students basic linguistic and sociocultural tools so that they are able to interact in Spanish in simple daily life situations.

The course is open to any person (international students or foreign residents) interested in learning Spanish at Universidad de Chile.

The course focuses on developing the four communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. All class activities resemble social and work-related environments in order to practice the language in everyday situations. The course also presents significant sociocultural aspects of Chile and Latin America as these contents are essential to effectively interact with native speakers of Spanish.

The course is divided into 2 modules. Two of them introduce students to the basics of vocabulary and grammar.

CALENDAR

The course meets twice a week for a total of 4,5 hours and extends along a semester of 16 weeks.

CLASSES START: Monday, March 14th, 2021

CLASSES END: Friday, June 30th, 2021

REGISTRATION PROCESS:

January: 3rd – 26th

March: 1st – 10th

Written placement test and oral interview via Zoom.

Results of both evaluations place students in one of the five different levels offered each semester. Both evaluations are obligatory for any participants even if they do not speak any Spanish.

FEES:

PLACEMENT TEST: CLP$10.000 (US$15 approx.). International Students (PME) at Universidad de Chile do not need to pay for the test.

COURSE COST: CLP $400.000. (US$500 approx.).

International Students (PME) at Universidad de Chile: CLP$ 230.000 (US$290 approx.)

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED:

  • PC/laptop with web camera
  • Gmail account
  • Experience with the Internet and with email, and email attachment
  • Time for synchronous classes according to schedule

IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE PLACEMENT TESTS, CLICK HERE.

No student visa required.

More information: Prof. Claudia Flores – espanolenlachile@uchile.cl