COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

(reflects number of hours for 4, 6, or 8 weeks, respectively)

Español Inicial/ Beginning 

Although it is a beginner class it meant to be so at the College level. The class moves very quickly and students are expected to do extra work beyond what the teacher assigns in order to accelerate learning of the language at this basic level. It is similar to an advanced beginner class in the USA. (Within this level there are 3 sub levels of proficiency: low, intermediate, and high).

Español Intermedio/ Intermediate 

This level approximates most advanced classes in the USA. Again, students are expected to do extra work at their own initiative to enhance their Spanish at this level. (Within this level there are 3 sub levels of proficiency: low, intermediate, and high)

Español Avanzado/ Advanced 

This level approximates upper division Spanish classes and even some low level Graduate courses. It also incorporates more written and oral skills. Again, students are expected to do extra work at their own initiative to enhance their Spanish at this level. (Within this level there are 3 sub levels of proficiency: low, intermediate, and high)

Español Superior/ Superior 

This level assumes a very high proficiency in grammar, written, and oral skills. It is best suited for those who are already functionally bilingual, who teach Spanish, or are native speakers of Spanish. Again, students are expected to do extra work at their own initiative to enhance their Spanish at this level. (Within this level there are 3 sub levels of proficiency: low, intermediate, and high).

Conversación Fuera de Aula/ Conversation Outside the Classroom 

Students will meet with a Salamanca instructor in several of the many plazas, in rotation, in small groups to practice their oral skills. Students are expected to make every effort to participate. Topics will vary widely with the goal of enhancing vocabulary skills and most of all proper pronunciation. SPANISH ONLY! This class is NOT an option, it is required. It counts towards your Spanish grade and credits.

Curso de Cocina Española/ Spanish Cooking Class (6 hours)

Although not as well know in the USA Spain has one of the finest cuisines in Europe and in the world. This class is a fun and informative one that will teach students how to cook some of the most famous dishes in Spain. It includes tasting and receiving copies of the recipes. It is taught in Spanish. The class is NOT an option. It counts towards your Spanish grade and credits.