General Objective of the Program

Effectively develop and strengthen the intercultural communicative skills of students of Spanish as a foreign language.

 

Specific Objectives

  • Improve students’ working knowledge of the receptive language skills (listening and reading comprehension) and the language production skills (oral expression and interaction, writing skills).
  • Strengthen the processes of understanding and writing academic texts in Spanish.
  • Develop an effective and adaptable use of the language for social, academic, touristic and business purposes.
  • Encourage a critical analysis of topics that promote respect and diversity such as gender, ethnicity, discourse and identity. Gain an understanding of the Latin American and Colombian contexts through activities carried out inside and outside the classroom (taking field trips to historical and cultural sites, attending urban events and shows, etc.).

 

Methodology

The development of communicative and intercultural skills depends fundamentally on one principle: language is more than just a communication tool; it is the space in which relationships between people in a variety of contexts are established. Each lesson is designed to put the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) into practice in multidisciplinary contexts. For the optimal development of each skill, our courses include investigative activities carried out with the help of new technologies and field trips as a complement to the classroom study.