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Summer School: Spanish Immersion Course for Foreigners

Course aims and teaching methods

The Spanish immersion course aims to equip the foreign exchange student with the initial communication skills to effectively interact with other speakers in Spanish.

To this end, the course will provide students with classroom activities that foster active learning and promote problem-solving skills. Topics such as greetings and introductions, description of people and places, asking for the menu and going shopping, and activities, like giving presentations and reporting daily routines, will be carried out in an interactive manner. Students’ progress will also be monitored regularly by their tutors to ensure they are on track towards reaching the identified goals.

Field trips will include, for example, group activities such as shopping center visits, having lunch together, and visiting fairs and museums to consolidate language and develop confidence in a stress-free environment.

Current aim of course:

  1. To identify the information found in short texts, monologues and simple conversations related to everyday life situations by using oral and written texts.
  2. To communicate – orally and in writing - everyday life and family situations using short and simple phrases to use first, the present simple tense, and then the present continuous form.
  3. To clearly convey likes and dislikes using verbs, verbal locutions, adverbs, and appropriate adjectives


July 15th to July 26th 18 2019.

The course takes 40 (60-minute) hours. It will run for two weeks, from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 1 pm

Number of field trip hours: 8 (60-minute hour). Field trips will run twice a week, and each session will last 2 (60-minute) hours.

Total number of hours of coursework: 48.


Total number of transferable credits: 2.

Teaching methodology

The tutor will make sure to strongly direct the communicative and interactive aspects of language during class to promote students’ interaction.

To this end, the tutor will make use of:

  1. Role-play activities (pair-work interaction in which students take turns, share ideas and drill each other).
  2. Teacher-student interaction (teacher-student and teacher-group).
  3. Oral and written practice of the lexical, grammatical, and communicative aspects of language learning, as well as awareness of the cultural context in which the language is expressed and used.
  4. Practice and presentation of vocabulary and new expressions.


Continuous assessment will be carried out through the use of:

  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Video presentations
  • Interviews
  • Short film reviews and news reports

Requirements to pass the course

To pass the course, the student is expected to have a minimum of 75% of attendance. Since the pedagogical focus is on developing basic writing skills, conversational turn-taking, and class interaction, attendance is of paramount importance.

The student is also required to obtain an overall mark of 4.0 in all components of assessment during coursework even though they have not achieved a 4.0 in each component of assessment.

Tuition fees

USD $560 for non partner institutions.

USD $380 special fee for partners institutions.

Tuition fee includes two weeks course, course materials, two excursions with lunch per week, and free access to university facilities (libraries, services, sports facilities, among others).

Travel expenses to Santiago and accommodation are not included.


Application deadline: June 15th

To register, please complete the following form : Application Form



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