Spanish as a second language

The PEPE operates 6 levels of Spanish. Each level runs 60 hours total. Students’ language level is evaluated first by taking the online placement test, and second by taking an oral test on arrival. The Spanish levels focus in the integration of the four linguistic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

 

Objective:

 

Classes are taught by experienced, trained, and certified professors from UDG’s Spanish Certification Center “CICELEM” (by its acronym in Spanish), which collaborates actively through its various projects with other institutions in Mexico, Latin America, and Spain, and is part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Campus at UDG.

 

This course aims to develop communicative competence in the language, and is benchmarked with the linguistic descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

 

 Mexican History and Culture

Objective:

 

It complements the participants’ academic experience in Mexico and opens an opportunity for students not only to study but also to share their experiences about what they are observing and experiencing.

 

The participants will be able to:

 

 Workshops and tandem conversations

These are formed by a reading workshop, an oral expression workshop and tandem conversations.

 

Their purpose is to propitiate recreational and learning environments to help develop the students’ linguistic skills, through playful and interactive activities, involving both PEPE participants and the UDG’s student community. These activities foster the practice of the language in real contexts and promote the development of cross-cultural skills.

 

 Schedule

A regular week in PEPE looks like this:

 

Time/Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

08:00–09:00

Breakfast

09:00–13:00

Spanish as a second language

Excursions / Cultural immersion activities

13:00–14:30

Mexican History and Culture

14:30–16:00

Lunch

16:00–17:30

Workshops and tandem conversations

19:30–20:30

Dinner