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Spanish language learning and cultural immersion

The program provides high quality classes leaded by professors of the Program of Spanish for Foreigners of Universidad del Rosario, and a set of sociocultural activities that provide students with an integral and successful learning experience.

Objective:
The program foster Spanish language learning through a variety of courses, leaded by professors of the program of Spanish for Foreigners from Universidad del Rosario, in which students develop the language skills while interacting in real contexts and sociocultural activities that guarantee a successful experience.

Objectives:

  • Enable students to participate in communicative activities according to their level of language.
  • Develop students’ Spanish language skills through real contexts.
  • Provide students with an immersion experience that allow them to enjoy the language and Colombian culture at the same time.
  • Provide students with an excellent academic and unforgettable life experience
  • Enable students to get familiar and develop some understanding of the cultural reality in Colombia

 
Methodology:

In our program, interaction is the essential aspect and the most important objective of language learning. Classes are student-centered, which means students work in an active and participative way, and learning is based on tasks completion. Thus, short explanations are given by professors and then students are involved in practical activities such as writing short texts, making presentations and participating in dialogues through surveys, interviews, role plays, scenarios, etc.

Additionally, students participate in activities that lead them to direct contact with Colombian culture. These activities let them interact in real communication contexts and practice what they have learned. The activities include visits to museums, parks, galleries, botanical garden, cooking basic traditional food and traditional games among others, according to the level of language. Students are guided through the whole process and professors give constant feedback.

These short courses give students the chance to learn Spanish and get involved in cultural activities which will let them focus on some specific aspects of the Colombian culture.

Duration: 3 weeks

School: School of Humanities

Location: Universidad del Rosario Bogota, Colombia

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Methodology:
Students will participate in an immersion experience, divided into two sessions every day, from Monday to Friday. They will have Spanish classes in the morning (4 hours), and cultural activities related in most of the afternoons.

Participants can choose one of the following courses:

Spanish and culture through music Spanish and culture through gastronomy Spanish language and coffee culture
Duration: 2 weeks
School of Humanities
Location: Universidad del Rosario, Bogota
 
Cultural contents:
  • Origin and history of the traditional Colombian rhythms
  • Origin and history of the traditional Colombian musical instruments
  • Colombian music appreciation sessions
  • Dance lessons
  • Karaoke
Duration: 2 weeks
School of Humanities
Location: Universidad del Rosario, Bogota
 
Cultural contents:
  • Buying ingredients in a local market
  • Cooking Colombian traditional dishes such as arepa, ajiaco, empanada, patacón, etc.
Colombian food tasting in traditional restaurants
Duration: 2 weeks
School of Humanities
Location: Coffee farm in the Coffee growing axis
 
Cultural contents:
  • Staying in a coffee farm
  • Tour of coffee production process
  • Visit to National Coffee Park
  • Visit to Panaca Park
  • Butterfly sighting in the Mariposario
Traveling Colombia and learning Spanish Spanish language and volunteer work
Duration: 2 weeks
 
  • Cartagena: historical places related to Gabriel García Márquez’ plays and life, caribbean gastronomy.
  • Huila: Tatacoa Desert, San Agustín
  • Boyacá: Villa de Leyva, Ráquira
Duration 2 to 4 weeks

An excellent opportunity to learn Spanish and donate time to help others.
 
The type of activities of volunteer work are decided according to the level of language of participants.
Advanced Spanish
Duration: 40 hours
  • Advanced writing
  • Reading strategies
  • Advanced speaking
  • DELE exam preparation.
 
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Objectives


- Enable students to participate in communicative activities accor- ding to their level of language.

- Develop students’ Spanish language skills through real contexts.

- Provide students with an immersion experience that allow them to enjoy the language and Colombian culture at the same time.

- Provide students with an excellent academic and unforgettable life experience.

- Enable students to obtain, in a short period of time, the greatest possible understanding of the social and cultural reality in Colombia.

Metodology


In our program interaction is considered the means and principal objec- tive of language learning. During the classes, students work in an active and participative way, and learning is based on tasks completion. In this sense, short explanations are given by professors and then students are involved in practical activities such as texts writings, preparation of presentations and participation in dialogues in Spanish through surveys, interviews, role plays, scenarios, etc.

 

Additionally, students participate in activities that lead them to a direct dialogue with Colombian culture. This activities let them interact in real communication contexts and put into practice what is studied in classes as well. The professors accompany students to this activities and in this way, there is a constant feedback about students’ language use performance, and also somebody who can solve their doubts.​

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Calle 12C No. 6-25 Bogotá D.C. Colombia