Salamanca University Spanish Language Courses

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Liberal Arts and Spanish Language

Salamanca University’s liberal arts program offers students the chance to study a wide variety of different topics include business, culture, history, cinema and art. This two-semester course is held at one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious learning centers and also gives students the opportunity to complete a one-month intensive Spanish course, either before or after the program.

The course begins in September with the second semester taking place in January. The wide choice of subjects available allows students to expand their knowledge in subjects that are of particular interest to them.

Key features of Salamanca University’s Liberal Arts Program include:
  • Study over two semesters

  • Optional one-month intensive Spanish course

  • A choice of modules

  • Each subject has 45 contact hours per semester

  • Suitable for all levels of Spanish


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1 TERM30 Sep 2019 to 13 Dec 20191335€1780€2225€2670€
27 Jan 2020 to 14 May 20201380€1840€2300€2760€
28 Sep 2020 to 15 Dec 20201380€1840€2300€2760€
  • Spain’s oldest and most prestigious university.

  • Over 4,000 language students study at the university every year.

  • Accommodation in campus residence, student apartment or Spanish host family.

  • Quick, easy registration and payment process.

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Who can study on the program?

A high level of Spanish is not essential as the course is open to students at all levels of proficiency. An examination is held prior to the course to determine which class is most suitable for each student. This ensures that participants can are grouped according to their ability.

Levels of Spanish catered for include:

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • Proficient

The course attracts students from all over the world and offers plenty of opportunities to meet new friends and interact with people from different cultures. During their stay at the university, students can also improve their language skills by adding an intensive Spanish course to their program.

The course has a wide choice of modules allowing students to tailor the course to suit their interests. The list of subjects includes:

  • History and Politics

  • Art, Literature and Film

  • Spanish in Business

  • Women in Spanish History

  • The Arab world in the Hispanic world

Available courses:
Spanish Language (taught in Spanish at 4 different levels)

The content of the Spanish language course will vary according to the ability of each student. Beginner classes focus primarily on language acquisition whilst the higher level courses focus on improving grammar and exploring various Spanish-related themes such as culture and history.

Economics/Political Science and the European Union (taught in English)

This course introduces participants to world of economics and politics, covering current and developing situations around the globe. The module touches on many subjects including:

  • Unity and diversity in Europe

  • Multiculturalism and multilingualism

  • The difficulties of a common market

  • European institutions

International marketing (taught in English)

Students on the Salamanca University Liberal Arts program can choose International Marketing as one of their modules. This course covers many aspects of this broad topic including international marketing strategy.

Spanish Culture (available in English and advanced levels of Spanish)

While studying in Spain, students may be interested in learning more the traditions and cultures that exist within their host country. This course gives student the perfect opportunity to gain a better understanding of this fascinating and diverse land.

The course covers many aspects of Spanish culture including:

  • Customs and traditions

  • Geography

  • Spanish history

  • Values

Current Spain (taught in English)

Spain has been through many economical and political changes to arrive where it is today. This course gives students an introduction to current Spain and how it has changed since the days of dictatorship.

Conversation and Composition (taught in Spanish at 4 different levels)

This language-focused course helps students to develop their oral language abilities through different speaking and writing exercises.

Spanish Art (taught in Spanish at different levels)

This course focuses on Spanish art and takes a look some of its most famous artists and paintings, and explores the changing trends throughout Spanish art history.

Medical Spanish (taught in Spanish at different levels)

Students can develop their knowledge of the Spanish language in the field of medicine and health. The module focuses on learning medical-specific vocabulary and how it applied in specific environments.

The Role of Women in Spanish History (taught in Spanish advanced levels only)

This module discusses the ever-changing role that women have played throughout Spanish history.

The Arab World in the Hispanic Culture (taught in Spanish advanced levels only)

This course analyses all aspects of Arab language and culture to determine how it has influenced and helped to shape Hispanic identity.

Spanish and Latin American Cinema (taught in Spanish advanced levels only)

Students with a keen interest in cinema can study various Spanish and Latin American films made during different periods. The course looks at the narrative strategies and techniques used by Latin American filmmakers.

Spanish Literature (taught in Spanish at different levels)

Studying Spanish literature is a great way to discover more about the country and its people. This course provides an introduction to Spanish literature both past and present.

Spanish History (taught in Spanish at different levels)

This course is studies of the events, facts and people who have helped construct the diverse culture that exists in Spain today.

Spanish and Latin America through music (taught in Spanish at different levels)

By exploring music vocabulary and the history of Spanish and Latin American music, students can study the Spanish language from a truly unique perspective.