NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2020 - APPLY EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT

SEMESTER PROGRAM DATES & FEES

FALL QUARTER (TENTATIVE DATES)

DATES

September 29, 2019 - December 14, 2019


PRICE

$8,985.00


DEADLINE

June 15 

WINTER QUARTER (TENTATIVE DATES)

DATES

January 8, 2020 - March 20, 2020


PRICE

$8,985.00


DEADLINE

October 1

SPRING QUARTER (TENTATIVE DATES)

DATES

March 25, 2020 - June 20, 2025


PRICE

$8,985.00


Deadline

December 1 

 

$100 application fee is due at the time of application, no exceptions. Late applications are accepted; however, please note that partial or full payment of the program fee may be due at the time of application. A $200 late fee is applied to all applications that are not postmarked by the respective deadline date.


Please contact MLSA for more details.   

WHAT'S INCLUDED*

  • Airport pick-up for students who arrive at the designated time on arrival date


  • Tuition at the UCM for 180 contact hours (2 semester credits)


  • Room and board (with three meals per day and laundry) in a host family


  • Metro Pass for Public Transport in Madrid (bus and subway) valid for 30 days of unlimited rides (additional months to be renewed by students)


  • Cultural activities


  • May include walking tours of Madrid, visits to museums, or historical sites, monuments (Note: Guides are provided, however, participants may have to pay entrance fees to museums.)


  • ​Four excursions are including in the program fee. These may include the following:
    • One-day trips to Escorial, Toledo, and Segovia, or other cities.
    • Two-day trip to Granada


  • On-site orientation on campus of the university 


  • MLSA staff on campus and on-site in Spain, 24/7


  • Access to the libraries and other facilities of the UCM 


  • MLSA staff, pre-departure support and services.​ 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED*

  • Airfare


  • Books (if required)


  • Return transportation to airport 


  • Entrance to the museums (if needed) 


  • Additional use of the metro pass after 30 days


IMPORTANT
Entry requirements: students must have a valid passport with student visa for programs over 90 days. Please check our FAQ's for more information.​


 *SUBJECT TO CHANGE* 

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SEMESTER PROGRAM (UNDERGRADUATE)

INITIATION (A1)

  • Grammar 
  • Composition 
  • Conversation 
  • Functions 
  • Lexicon 
  • Orthography 
  • Pragmatics 
  • Pronunciation and prosody
  • Sociocultural

INTERMEDIATE I (B1)

  •  Grammar 
  • Composition 
  • Conversation 
  • Functions 
  • Lexicon 
  • Orthography 
  • Pragmatics 
  • Pronunciation and prosody 
  • Cultural references - Approach phase 
  • Cultural references - Consolidation phase 
  • Sociocultural references - Approach phase 
  • Sociocultural references - Consolidation phase 

ADVANCED I (C1)

  • Grammar 
  • Composition 
  • Conversation 
  • Functions 
  • Lexicon 
  • Orthography 
  • Pragmatics
  • Cultural references - Approach phase 
  • Cultural references - Consolidation phase 
  • Sociocultural references - Approach phase 
  • Sociocultural references - Consolidation phase 

ELEMENTARY (A2)

  • Grammar 
  • Composition 
  • Conversation
  • Functions 
  • Lexicon 
  • Orthography 
  • Pragmatics 
  • Pronunciation and prosody

INTERMEDIATE II (B2)

  • Grammar 
  • Composition 
  • Conversation 
  • Functions 
  • Lexicon 
  • Orthography 
  • Pragmatics 
  • Pronunciation and prosody 
  • Cultural references - deepening phase 
  • Sociocultural references - Deepening phase 

ADVANCED II (C2)

  • Composition 
  • Conversation 
  • Functions 
  • Grammar 
  • Lexicon 
  • Orthography 
  • Pragmatics 
  • Cultural references 
  • Sociocultural references

SUPERIOR COURSE OF CULTURE

​The Superior Course of Culture is aimed at those students who aspire to an understanding of the essential keys of Spanish culture in all its manifestations: art, history, literature, etc. The only requirement that students must meet is to have a high intermediate to advanced language level. 


All the classes of this course are given by professors of the Complutense University with extensive experience in teaching foreign students. The courses are adapted to the demands of these students and take into consideration the difficulties of all kinds to which they are confronted, from the linguistic ones themselves to those of cultural adaptation. The Superior Course of Culture also intends to offer teaching instruments to those who dedicate themselves, or intend to dedicate themselves, professionally to the teaching of the Spanish language and culture.


The culture classes (art, history, literature, etc.) are taught in the mornings, from Monday to Friday from approximately 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. 


TENTATIVE COURSE OFFERING

FALL QUARTER

  • The Civil War in cinema and literature (Juan Trouillhet)
  • Spain, an artistic mosaic: origins, Roman art, Muslim art, Christian art (Leonor Montilla) 
  • Heroes, saints and monsters through Spanish literature (Francis Olmedo) 
  • The sociopolitical changes in Spain: from 1939 to our days (Isabel Piera) 
  • The Spanish-American story I (Julia Corral)


WINTER QUARTER

  • The Art of the Empire: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque (Leonor Montilla) 
  • The woman wakes up. The evolution of women through Spanish literature (Francis Olmedo) 
  • Spanish of business (M.ª Pilar Díez de Frías) 


SPRING QUARTER

  • Great geniuses of "modernity" - Goya, Sorolla, Gaudí, Picasso, Miró, Dalí, etc. in their contexts (Leonor Montilla) 
  • The Spanish-American story II (Julia Corral) 
  • Spanish and football or how to learn Spanish through football (Juan Trouillhet) 
  • Varieties of Spanish (Leonor Montilla)