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Preparatory Spanish for University Studies

Our Preparatory Spanish courses are specially designed for students who intend to study at a Spanish university and need to improve their linguistic skills in preparation for Spanish academic life.

200-hour course


This course is designed for students with an advanced level of Spanish (B2) who wish to perfect their knowledge of Spanish language and culture as a prelude to entering Spanish university life.

Level of Spanish required: B2
Level of Spanish to be attained by the end of the course: C1

Course Description:

The course aims to enhance reading comprehension of academic texts, the ability to maintain a conversation in a business context, and oral comprehension and expression in an academic environment. The program is designed to immerse students in situations requiring specialized academic communication. Authentic texts are used in order to facilitate realistic language learning and use. The course methodology is based on approaching tasks in the correct manner and on simulations.

Advanced Spanish

By the end of this course, students will be capable of understanding a wide variety of longer texts to the required standard, and recognize implicit meaning. They will be able to express themselves fluently and spontaneously, without too much obvious searching for the appropriate expression. They will use language flexibly and effectively for social interaction, and in particular for academic and professional purposes. Students will be able to produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, demonstrating correct usage of techniques relating to organization, connectors and textual cohesion.

Total hours 200
Hours per week 20
Duration 10 weeks
Levels B2 – C1
Timetable 9.00 -14.00
Location of ESIC centres Madrid and Seville
Course start dates Academic year 2019-2020: 2 December - 14 February - 4 May - 17 July - 21 September - 4 December
Price €1,600
Minimum students per group 4