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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2017-2018
Aug 30, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017
$11,800
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 22, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017
$9,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 19, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
$10,280
SPRING SEMESTER EXTENDED 2018
Jan 19, 2018 - May 31, 2018
$11,980
FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2018
Late Aug, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$11,980
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Late Sep, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$10,280
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2017-2018
Opt 1: Aug 30, 2017; Option 2: Aug 30, 2017 - Opt 1: May 26, 2018; Opt 2: Mar 23, 2018
Opt 1: $21,880; Opt 2: $21,180
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Opt 1: Sep 22, 2017; Opt 2: Sep 22, 2017 - Opt 1: May 26, 2018; Opt 2: Mar 23, 2018
Opt 1: $20,580; Opt 2: $19,680
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2018-2019
Opt 1: Late Aug, 2018; Option 2: Late Aug, 2018 - Opt 1: Early Jun, 2019; Opt 2: Late Apr, 2019
Opt 1: $21,980; Opt 2: $21,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Opt 1: Late Sep, 2018; Opt 2: Late Sep, 2018 - Opt 1: Early Jun, 2019; Opt 2: Late Apr, 2019
Opt 1: $20,780; Opt 2: $19,980

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER EXTENDED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018

Course Offerings

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.

 

INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE

100 LEVEL

EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS A1-A2

Students at the beginning level are introduced to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. The goal is to teach students basic linguistic skills so that they can understand others and communicate in everyday situations.

A sampling of the topics studied at the beginning level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR
  • Agreement
  • Pronouns
  • Ser/estar/hay
  • Present tense
  • Gerund
  • Past tense
  • Positive commands
  • Comparative structures
ORAL EXPRESSION
  • Giving and asking basic information (personal, spatial, geographical, etc.)
  • Talking about characteristics
  • Describing
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Giving instructions and advice
  • Proposing activities
  • Communicating in a restaurant
CULTURE
  • General rules for social behavior in Spanish society
  • Perceptions of foreigners by Spanish people and vice versa
  • Everyday life (schedules, food)
  • Family: general characteristics
  • Geographic location and general characteristics of Spain
  • Introduction to flamenco and bullfighting
  • The democratic system (autonomous regions and monarchy)

200 LEVEL

EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS A2+, B1.1, B1.2

Students at the intermediate level focus on understanding and communicating in general situations that demand an exchange of information. They will also learn how to talk about personal opinions related to familiar topics. A sampling of the topics studied at the intermediate level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR
  • Past tenses
  • Present subjunctive
  • Future
  • Conditional
  • Command forms
  • Impersonal “se”
  • Future perfect
ORAL EXPRESSION
  • Comparing people, places, situations, and customs
  • Talking about the past
  • Talking about the future
  • Organizing an informative written text
  • Reacting to news. Expressing certainty
  • Expressing probability
CULTURE
  • General features of the social behavior of Spaniards
  • The family as the pillar of life in Spain
  • Spanish youth
  • Dictatorship and democracy
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and America
  • Spanish cultural stereotypes (bullfighting and flamenco)
  • Introduction to literature
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish film

300 & 400 LEVEL

EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS B2.1, B2.2, C1, C2

Advanced level students are able to use and understand complex linguistic structures to communicate in a variety of situations that demand an exchange of information and opinions.

A sampling of the topics studied at the advanced level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR
  • Correlation of tenses with past tenses and conditional
  • Relative clauses with prepositions
  • Uses of the subjunctive
  • Past tenses: a general and interrelated perspective
  • Time correlation in referred discourse
  • Future for conjecture
  • Conditional for hypothetical situations
ORAL EXPRESSION
  • Expressing feelings
  • Giving and asking for advice
  • Establishing conditions
  • Formulating opinions
  • Expressing hypothesis
  • Making unrealistic comparisons
  • Referred discourse
CULTURE
  • Spanish/Andalusian culture
  • The autonomous communities of Spain
  • Islamic past and heritage
  • Bullfight: symbol, ritual and metaphor
  • Family structure in Spain
  • Flamenco and “duende”
  • Religion and folklore
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and Latin America
  • Current situation of women in Spain
  • Spain today: ideological, political and cultural trends
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish literature
  • Introduction to Spanish film

 

ACADEMIC YEAR OPTIONS

OPTION 1: Most academic year students ultimately choose to complete one semester of the Intensive Language Program and one semester the Spanish Language and Culture program OR the Hispanic Studies Program. Students who elect for this option will have a different program end date than the spring Intensive Language Program students (consult the dates and fees page or your Program Manager). As classes are not scheduled in January, students are free to travel or return home for the holidays. Housing in Granada during this period is not included in the program cost.

OPTION 2: Academic year students may choose to pursue two consecutive terms of intensive language study. In this option, students would take the fall semester, and return with a 3-week intensive language program in January, followed by a winter/spring term through March. Though the program would end sooner than the regular spring semester, students would still earn the same amount of credit. Housing in Granada between the fall and January terms is not included in the program cost.