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INTENSIVE Spanish program for foreign students

Our Program: This program allows students to quickly acquire and hone Spanish language knowledge, from zero to superior levels, in just ten months. It is divided in four cycles: the first three cycles of two levels each, provide a full coverage of Spanish from beginning to advance. A capstone cycle of four levels completes the program. Each level is accomplished in one month and consists of 60 hours distributed in three and a half hours of daily lessons from Monday to Friday; it includes cultural activities outside the classroom. Our program is aimed towards students interested in perfecting their command of Spanish for general and specific purposes, such as university studies in Spanish, research on culture and language, business or work-related activities. Students can enroll for as many levels as they need. In just one month they can advance from their current level to the next stage, take a cycle of two levels to move from beginning to intermediate or from intermediate to advance, or take the full program. Specially designed materials and highly qualified teachers guarantee successful results in fun and interactive classes.

Our Teaching Approach: The communicative approach guides the design and implementation of our lessons, but we also apply strategy and task-oriented approaches. Our students learn not only how to say things in Spanish, but also how “to do” things through the language. Authentic materials –newspapers, magazines, movies, TV, advertising- are used to take full advantage of the fact that students are immersed in our language and culture. The curriculum of each course follows the day-by-day evolution and relation between the different topics, grammar structures and communicative functions.

Our Standards: We have designed our curriculum following the guidelines and descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students progress from breakthrough to proficient levels monthly, in all four skills –reading, writing, listening and speaking, as described by the CEFR.

Our Classes: Classes are on-site and in groups of at least 2 and at most 12 students. Most of our courses are the meeting place of many languages and many nationalities. Students learn Spanish while interacting and sharing their culture with an international community. Courses include cultural outings beyond the class hours, which are integrated with other classroom activities, before, during, and after the outing.

Beginning Cycle Level 1
Level 2
CEFR Basic User
A1
Intermediate Cycle Level 3
Level 4
CEFR Basic User
A2
Advanced Cycle Level 5
Level 6
CEFR Independent User
B1
Superior Cycle Level 7
Level 8
CEFR Indepedent user
B2
Level 9
Level 10
CEFR Proficient User
C1
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Reasons to take this program:

-> Students willing to progress quickly and effectively from beginner to advanced levels of Spanish language in just a few months.
-> Small amount of students per class, normally not more than 10.
-> Best cost-value tuition rates.
-> Designed according to CEFR1 standards and certified by School of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires.
-> Highly trained and experienced teachers.
-> Large number of fun activities inside and outside the classroom promoting intercultural skills.


-> Schedule
Classes in the intensive program are held Monday through Friday, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, all year round. Private or semi-private lessons can be scheduled Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM; all year round.

-> Our certification.
Certificates for each level and cycles are issued by the School of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires. Official transcripts are available per request.

-> Registration and Placement
Students must complete the on-line form and placement test. The result of the on-line exam is revised through an oral placement exam that takes place the day before the beginning of the course.

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-> Credits
60 class hours are equal to 4 credits in many universities around the world.

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SHORT COURSE

SHORT COURSE

Weekly Course 20 hours In this course the student will share the first week of classes with the students of our intensive program (15 hours in group, classes from 1pm to 4pm). During the second week the student will have 5 hours of private lessons. Schedule for private lessons will be determinate by general consent between the International Studies Department, professors and students.
This course is only taught during the first week of the month. Please check our academic calendar.
Class material and optional cultural activities included.

Reasons to take this program:

-> Perfect for people with just a few days in the city.
-> In and out of the classroom lessons guarantee a perfect blend of language and culture.
-> Professional teachers who will quickly adjusts to your learning characteristics and needs.

-> Registration and Placement
Students must complete the on-line form and placement test. The result of the on-line exam is revised through an oral placement exam that takes place the day before the beginning of the course.
Classes are on-site and in groups of at least 3 students.

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DELE Course

What's DELE?
Stands for the translation of Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language. These diplomas offer the only internationally accredited official titles which confirm a command of the Spanish Language and are awarded by the Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport.

The diplomas may be obtained in the following levels:

-> A1 (Basic level)
-> A2 (Waystage level)
-> B1 (Intermediate level)
-> B2 (Advanced level)
-> C1 (Proficiency level)
-> C2 (Mastery level)

Our Course: Our program is aimed to prepare students interested in taking and passing the DELE exam. Classes train students in the content and strategies corresponding to the level that those students are ready to take. We also offer an initial placement session to assure that students are choosing the right exam level according to their knowledge and skills. Classes are on-site and in groups of at least 2 and at most 6 students.

Our Teaching Approach: The course consists of the intensive practice around exercises and activities similar to the ones in the exams. This practice covers the four skills and trains the students in oral and written comprehension and production. Students are familiarized, also, with techniques and strategies they will need to pass the exam successfully. Online materials and copies, mock exams, and audios are provided. Specific books shall be bought by the students.

Our Standards: We have prepared students for several years, with very good results. Teachers are constantly updating their knowledge of the exam, and some of them are certified evaluators for the oral part of the exam.

For more information on the exam, see this site.

Reasons to take this program:

-> DELE diplomas are recognized by many institutions around the world.
-> Students deepen their Spanish knowledge while preparing for an international exam.
-> Teachers in this course have strong familiarity with the exam format and demands, and also long experience preparing students for successful results.

-> Schedule
The course includes 30 hrs. distributed in three times a week, two hours each one. They could be arranged during the morning or the afternoon.

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Private Lessons

Our lessons: Private lessons are taught Monday through Friday, morning and afternoon. Students can hire as many hours as they need. Normally we offer packages of 3, 10 and 30 hrs. Lessons are taught at all levels, from beginning to advanced. The beginning level is perfect for those who need to acquire basic Spanish skills so as to be able to interact with and within our culture during their stay in Buenos Aires. The advanced level is perfect for those ready to hone their Spanish skills and apply them in practical situations. Private lessons can follow our regular methodology or be modified to focus on specific topics, such as literature, economics, or serve as support for foreigners working and/or studying in our country.

Our teaching approach: The communicative approach guides the design and implementation of our lessons, but we also apply strategy and task-oriented approaches. Our students learn not only how to say things in Spanish, but also how “to do” things through the language.

Our Classes: Classes are on-site. Students will be assigned to a set teacher or two-teacher team who will be in charge of student´s language learning experience throughout the lessons.

Reasons to take this program:

-> Perfect for people who need a very flexible schedule.
-> One-on-one lessons allow focusing on specific linguistic skills and contents.
-> Professional teachers who will quickly adjust to your learning characteristics and needs.

-> Schedule
Classes are normally scheduled in the morning 9-12 AM, or the afternoon, 1-6 PM. However, other timetable can also be arranged depending on student scheduling needs.

-> Our certification.
Certificates of attendance are issued by the School of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires. Official transcripts are available per request.

-> Registration and Placement.
Students must complete the on-line form and placement test. The results of the on-line exam are revised and/or adjusted through an oral placement exam that takes place at the beginning of the first lesson.

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Spanish Online Course

This is a course specially designed for those students who cannot commute to CUI on a regular basis as a result of a tight timetable or for being abroad. The course consists of a 15-hour tutorial with a native teacher plus the class material specially conceived for each lesson. All levels eligible. Students hiring this online service must undertake at least 2 hours of class per week until completion of the 15 hours. The online course includes the digitalized Spanish learning material plus 15 private hours via Skype.

All in all, students will benefit from:

-> 15 hours of private lessons via Skype.
-> Native teachers highly qualified.
-> Flexible study options.
-> Interesting and current subjects that will allow the student to use every day language in real-life situations.
-> Goal-oriented assessment.
-> The possibility of learning Spanish in the comfort of home, or wherever you are!

Technical requirements:

-> Broadband Internet Access.
-> MAC / PC equipped with webcam, speakers and microphone.
-> An active Skype account.


Spanish Course for Residents

Our Course: This is a 4-month long (one semester), 45-hour course, once a week, three hours each lesson; from March to July and from August to December. Such as our Intensive course,, the complete program is divided in four cycles: the first three cycles of two levels each provide a full coverage of Spanish from beginning to advance. A capstone cycle of four levels completes the program. Students can enroll for as many levels as they need. Our program is aimed towards students living in Buenos Aires (either for work, academic or cultural reasons) interested in perfecting their command of Spanish for general and specific purposes, such as university studies in Spanish, research on culture and language, business or work-related activities.

Our ClassesClasses are on-site and in small groups. Most of our courses are the meeting place of many languages and many nationalities. Students learn Spanish while interacting and sharing their culture with an international community.

Our Standards:We have designed our curriculum following the guidelines and descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students progress from breakthrough to proficient semester after semester, in all four skills -reading, writing, listening and speaking, as described by the CEFR.

Reasons to take this course:

->Ideal for people who are studying undergraduate or graduate programs and for expats who work in Buenos Aires and need to improve their Spanish skills.
->Best cost-value tuition rates.
->Designed according to CEFR1 standards and certified by School of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires.
->trained and experienced teachers.

->Schedule
 The Spanish courses for Residents are once twice a week, generally from 7:00 to 10:00PM. The course opens twice a year: in March and August.

->Our certification
Certificates for each level and cycles are issued by the School of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires. Official transcripts are available per request.

->Registration and Placement
 Students must complete the on-line form and placement test.

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History & Literature

ARGENTINE AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE

For students with an Advanced C1/C2 level of Spanish. This course aims at enhancing the capacity of appreciation of literary resources and recognition of different styles and tendencies in literature; an approach to Argentine and Latin American authors in a journey from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

ARGENTINE AND LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

An overview of Argentine and Latin American History and the challenges of building a modern nation-state: the colonial heritage, struggles for independence, social and political movements of the XXth century and their impact on today’s realities

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TEACHING SPANISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE

Provides the theoretical and practical bases and the tools necessary to become familiar with the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a competent Spanish language teacher.

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SPANISH + CULTURE

We offer students the ability to improve their Spanish in one of the largest, most diverse cities of South America combined with elective courses offered by the best schools in Buenos Aires. Elective courses are available in: Tango – Cooking – Wine – Photography - Barman. To ensure full immersion, the program includes a wide number of activities in the city so that students can discover the best of Buenos Aires by day and by night.

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SPANISH AND CULTURE + ACADEMIC CONTENT

CUI offers international students the possibility to study Spanish combined with academic content courses in English in areas such as:

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES at CUI: Argentina: culture, politics and social movements; The Encounter of History, Society and Art in Argentina’s theater and film; Latin America in the Cold War; Argentina and Latin America in the international system; Argentine Language and Culture Program.

AND EVIRONMENTAL STUDIES at FAUBA: Agribusiness: A Systemic Approach in Argentina; Territorial Studies and Rural Development; Global Change; Biodiversity; Research Training Semester; Spanish + Academic Course Year; Pre-Professional Internships.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE with UCES: Complementary Medicine, Scientific Bases, Myths and Realities; Inflammation, Immunity, Psychiatry, Neurodegenerative disorders and Psychopathology; Introduction to Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine; Good Clinical Practice; Nutrition and Neuroscience; Thoracic Oncology for General Practitioners.

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS: EXECUTIVE PROGRAM: “Doing Business in Argentina”: the program provides a vision of the economic, political and cultural aspects of Argentina for professionals, executives and the academic world interested in the local market. Training in Spanish language and business topics related to the country's specific economic features, seminars by experts in each field, tours around Buenos Aires accompanied by bilingual guide, visits to local companies, and cultural events, among other activities.

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