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Universidad Complutense de Madrid: SEMESTER Courses

This program includes 180 contact hours (18 hours a week) for a total of 12 semester credits. All Spanish culture subjects conclude with a final exam. Upon successful completion of the course, the student receives a transcript that shows the courses taken, level, grade obtained and the corresponding ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits. 


For syllabi, please contact our office.


All courses are conducted in Spanish unless otherwise noted.

Initiation (A1):
Grammar 
Composition 
Conversation 
Functions 
Lexicon 
Orthography 
Pragmatics 
Pronunciation and prosody
Sociocultural 

Elementary (A2)
Grammar 
Composition 
Conversation 
Functions 
Lexicon 
Orthography 
Pragmatics 
Pronunciation and prosody 


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 


Intermediate I(B2)

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

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


First 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) 

Second 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)   

Third 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)