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​​​Affordable Summer Study Abroad Programs

MLSA PROGRAMS AT UCM


MLSA offers four different programs in the summer: 


COURSE OFFERING


GENERAL Program: 4 WEEKS

This program offers 8 credits and is an undergraduate program, except for the  most advanced course that is dual level:  graduate/undergraduate. The following courses are offered:  

BEGINNING SPANISH 101 & 102 ESPAÑOL INICIAL
8 credits (semester). 9:00 am – 1:10 pm.
First and second semester of college. For students with no previous knowledge of Spanish.  They will study the basic structure ofSpanish with emphasis in speaking. The daily schedule is divided asfollows:  9:00 am Grammar (Theory); 10:00am Grammar (Practice); 11:10 am Written & Oral Skills; 12:10 pm
Conversation.

BEGINNING SPANISH 203& 204 ESPAÑOL ELEMENTAL
8 credits (semester).  9:00 am – 1:10 pm. Third and fourth semester of college.  Builds upon the skills acquired in Spanish 101 & 102.

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH 300 ESPAÑOL INTERMEDIO
8 credits (semester).  Undergraduate. 9:00 am – 1:10 pm.
Further development of spoken and written Spanish and introduction to Spanish culture with readings, lectures, and videos on literary and cultural topics.

  

ADVANCED SPANISH 400 ESPAÑOL AVANZADO
8 credits (semester).  Undergraduate. 9:00 am – 1:10 pm. 
Intensive practice in advanced Spanish Grammar, syntax, and idiomatic constructions to develop greater fluency and improvement in oral comprehension, conversation skills, and composition. As part of the course, an overview of the culture and civilization of Spain, through a series of lectures on the historical, philosophical, political, literary, and artistic development of Spain will take place.


SPAN 320 INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION NEW 2015!
4 credits (semester).  Undergraduate  11:10 am 
Further development and application of more complex grammar and vocabulary in writing.  Theory, practice, and evaluation. To be taken in conjunction with SPAN 430 or SPAN 451.


SPAN 420 ADVANCED CONVERSATION NEW 2015!
4 credits (semester).  Undergraduate  11:10 am 
Continued and more advanced practice in Spanish conversation through study of contemporary culture as a basis for speaking. To be taken in conjunction with SPAN 430 or SPAN 451.


SPAN 430 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH CULTURE NEW 2015!
4 credits (semester).  Undergraduate  9:00 am 
This course will offer a panoramic perspective of spanish cultural heritage and the development of social and political institutions.  Includes studies of different facets of Spanish contemporary culture not normally covered in regular course offerings. To be taken in conjunction with SPAN 320 or SPAN 420.


SPAN 451 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LITERATURE ​NEW 2015!
4 credits (semester).  Undergraduate  9:00 am
Familiarizes students with the literature of Spain from the beginning to the present with emphasis on contemporary 20th century Spanish literature. To be taken in conjunction with SPAN 320 or SPAN 420.


ADVANCED SPANISH 500  ESPAÑOL SUPERIOR
8 credits (semester).  Dual level:  Undergraduate/Graduate.  9:00 am – 1:10 pm.  Intensive practice in perfecting Spanish Grammar, syntax, idiomatic constructions to develop native-like fluency and improvement in oral comprehension, conversation skills, and composition.  As part of the course, an overview of the culture and civilization of Spain, through a series of lectures on the historical, philosophical, political, literary, and artistic development of Spain will take place. This course is for students with near native-like skills.


Intensivo I Program: 2 WeekS

This program runs for the first two weeks of the four-week program.  It offers 3-4 credits and is an undergraduate program, except for the most advanced course, SPAN 500, which is a dual level graduate and undergraduate course.


INTENSIVO II program:  3 Weeks

This program runs for the last three weeks of the four-week program.  It offers 5-6 credits and is only available for the undergraduate or the dual level SPAN 500 course.  


The following courses are offered during the Intensivo I and Intensivo II Programs:

Beginning Spanish 101 & 102 Español Inicial 3-4 credits.  Refer to the above descriptions of courses.  

Beginning Spanish 203 & 204 Español Elemental  3-4 credits. Refer to the above descriptions of courses.
Intermediate Spanish 300 Español Intermedio  3-4 credits.  Refer to the above descriptions of courses.

Advanced Spanish 400 Español Avanzado 3-4 credits. Refer to the above descriptions of courses.

Advanced Spanish 500  Español Superior (Graduate/Undergraduate)  3-4 credits. Refer to the above descriptions of courses.


SUPERIOR PROGRAM: 4 WEEKS

This program is divided into topics, with each one worth one academic credit.  It is a 4-week program but students are allowed to attend, by request, the first two (primera quincena) or the last two weeks (segunda quincena).  Students can choose from eight topics of SPAN 502 which focus on language, linguistics, and methodology or eight topics of SPAN 501 which focus on literature.  There are sixteen total topics offered and students must select eight topics. Students can combine the topics in literature (501) with the topics in language/linguistics/ methodology (502) in any combination. Please note that the SPAN 501 and SPAN 502 courses are be interchangeable; however, the Programa Superior is not interchangeable with courses from the Programa General.  Please note fees for 501-502 are graduate fees even if taken as an undergraduate.


SPAN 501: CURSOS MONOGRÁFICOS DE LITERATURA 
This course concentrates on literature.  Major works of classical and contemporary Spanish authors are studied.

SPAN 502: CURSOS MONOGRÁFICOS DE LENGUA, GRAMÁTICA, LINGUÍSTICA Y METODOLOGÍ
This program concentrates on the study of very advanced grammar, syntax, semantics, linguistics, methodology, and the Spanish language in its colloquial form.


SUPERIOR COURSE TOPICS

CURSO SUPERIOR 

Tentative course offering for July 2018. Courses are subject to change based on changes in faculty or enrollment.



Week 1: July 2 - July 6
9:00 to 10:50
501 Emilio Peral Vega: La literatura y el teatro de la República en la Guerra Civil.
502 Carmen Cazorla Vivas: La enseñanza de ELE: la comprensión y expresión oral.

11:10 to 1:00 
501 Víctor de Lama: Libros de viajes en la Edad Media y los Siglos de Oro
502 Mª Ángeles García Aranda: Palabras y diccionarios del español

Week 2: July 9 - July 13 
9:00 to 10:50
501 Álvaro Bustos Tauler: Madrid, ciudad literaria
502 Bautista Horcajada Diezma: La enseñanza del español: La pronunciación y la ortografía

11:10 to 1:00 
501 Santiago López Ríos: La vida en poesía y la poesía en la vida. Algunos poemas clásicos del siglo XX y taller poético.
502 Antonio Garrido Domínguez: La literatura como auxiliar en la metodología en la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera.

Week 3: July 16 - July 20 
9:00 to 10:50
501 Cristina Bravo Rozas: Últimas tendencias del teatro hispanoamericano
502 José Lázaro Rodrigo Mateos: Análisis de textos y significación

11:10 to 13:00
501 Rebeca Sanmartín Bastida: El Corbacho (1438). Lectura de un clásico español
502 Mª Luisa Regueiro Rodríguez: Variedades del español. El español de América


Week 4: July 23 - July 27 
9:00 to 10:50
501 Asignatura por determinar
502 Francisco Aliaga: La Gramática de ELE/EL2: Un enfoque nuevo para la Enseñanza de la Sintaxis.

11:10 to 13:00
501 Esther Borrego Gutiérrez: La mujer en el teatro español: Cinco obras maestras entre el siglo XVII y el siglo XXI
502 Antonio Cano Ginés: La atención a la forma para la adquisición de la competencia gramatical en ELE

 


MLSA SUGGESTS THAT ANY PARTICIPANTS SEEKING TO RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT OR CAREER ADVANCEMENT FOR THEIR STUDIES SEEK APPROVAL FROM THEIR ACADEMIC ADVISOR OR ADMINISTRATORS FOR THE SPECIFIC CLASS(ES) OR TOPIC(S) IN WHICH THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ENROLLED.
COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO FLUCTUATIONS IN ENROLLMENT OR CHANGES IN TEACHING FACULTY AT THE HOST INSTITUTION. IF PARTICIPANTS FIND THAT THE COURSE OFFERING FOR WHICH THEY WERE PRE-APPROVED HAS CHANGED OR IF THEY HAVE TESTED INTO A DIFFERENT LEVEL, MLSA SUGGESTS THAT THE ADVISOR OR ADMINISTRATOR AT THE HOME INSTITUTION BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY FOR AN UPDATED APPROVAL.