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Spanish Language and Culture Program

This program is appropriate for students coming to Granada with intermediate levels of Spanish (B1.1-B1.2 in the fall; B1.2-B2.1 in the spring). Classes are taught entirely in Spanish at the University of Granada’s Modern Language Center by highly qualified Spanish language teachers and University faculty members.


During the fall semester, students will complete four weeks of intensive language classes (CILE) after which they will enroll in five classes of the Spanish Language and Culture Course (CLCE). Due to the structure of the spring semester, students will go directly into five Spanish Language and Culture classes.

Upon arrival, all students will take a language placement test administered by the Center for Modern Languages (CLM) and will be placed in the appropriate level of instruction.

 CLM Levels Common European Framework

1 Beginner A1
2 Elementary A2
3 Lower Intermediate A2+
4 Intermediate B1.1
5 Upper Intermediate B1.2
6 Advanced B2.1
7 Upper Advanced B2.2
8 Superior C1
9 Proficiency C2

CILE: Curso Intensivo de Lengua Española (September only)

The intensive language classes in September consist of 20 hours of instruction per week. Classes are small (maximum of 12-15 students) and are taught by highly qualified Spanish language instructors. CILE classes are four hours in length, generally two hours with one professor followed by two hours with another professor, with a short break in between.

CLCE: Curso de Lengua y Cultura Española

To enter into the Spanish Language and Culture classes, students must have surpassed level B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate). Students are required to take Speaking and Writing Skills and Spanish Grammar as part of their CLCE course load. Three additional courses will be chosen from the following topic areas: Language, Literature, Geography, History, History of Art, Sociology, Politics, Economics, Culture and Modern Languages (Arabic, French, German, etc.).

A complete list of classes and course descriptions can be found here.

Students are responsible for obtaining approval from their home institutions for their CLCE classes to count toward general credit and/or concentration credit. Some home schools will not approve the internship classes offered by the CLM for credit. Students should have several classes pre-approved for credit including a few back-ups in light of possible schedule conflicts and space limitations.

Important: In the event that a student does not place into this program, he/she may continue to study intensive language for the duration of the semester, contingent on the express approval of his/her home institution. Students may not take CLCE classes taught in English.

Program Calendar

 Fall term: late August to late December
 Spring term: late January to late May

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.