Spanish Center

Spanish for Specific Purposes

Spanish Short-term Programs

The Spanish Center also provides the opportunity to design and implement programs for groups including the strengthen of Spanish Skills on specific areas.

UVM will organize the program, housing, roundtrip airport transportation, and provide a bilingual coordinator (English- Spanish if needed) to accompany the group to all activities during their stay in Chile.

UVM customizes Spanish for Specific Purposes programs according to the requirements of each institution and also prepares new offers in general to provide different Spanish services to the local and international community. These programs can be developed as different models: faculty led, short-term, customized, online or blended programs.

Our team will prepare all program information and budget regarding the needs and requests from institutions.

Programs

This training program is designed for future teachers of Spanish as a second language or as a foreign language who are non-native Spanish speakers.

The main purpose of this program is to strengthen the training of these future teachers in three main areas: Spanish language domain, development of strategies for teaching Spanish and practical classroom experiences.

Target students: Future teachers of Spanish as a second language or as a foreign language who are in their last year of university career and first stage of professional development. They must have a B1 level of Spanish. No previous experience or specific training in foreign language teaching is required.
Spanish level required: B1.
Classes format: Face to face in campus or virtual courses.
Term: Semester (March-June, August-December).

Courses.
  • Communicational Skills: Grammar and Composition.
  • Techniques and Pragmatic Strategies in Chilean Culture.
  • Phonetics.

*Pedagogical practice experiences included in the 3 courses.¬†Copyright N¬ļ: 2021-A-1953.

UVM’s International Team has been working for year with several university partners to organize Short Term Programs for their professors and students.

Summer Semester with CEGEP Garneau from Quebec, Canada is one of the Faculty Led programs we host at UVM, as part of the Spanish Center.

This program gives CEGEP Garneau students the opportunity to visit Chile and Vi√Īa del Mar in a 15-week semester program during the Chilean summer. It includes an Intensive Spanish Program and thematic courses to obtain a deep knowledge of Chilean and Latin American culture in different areas. This experience gives them the possibility to have a cultural immersion through academic learning not only in the classroom but also visiting representative places and developing projects to show the results of their learning.

Student Testimonials.

Mi experiencia en Chile fue magnifica y extraordinaria. Este pa√≠s es un para√≠so terrenal para los amantes de la aventura y la naturaleza. La naturaleza est√° en todas partes y es tan hermosa. Casi todos los fines de semana fui a explorar Chile: la ciudad de Valpara√≠so, el Parque Nacional La Campana, las playas de Re√Īaca, las dunas de Conc√≥n, el Caj√≥n del Maipo, el Parque Nacional Torres del Paine.
Me gust√≥ mucho la vida universitaria que tuve en la Universidad de Vi√Īa del Mar (UVM). La playa est√° a cinco minutos de la Universidad. Visitamos Valpara√≠so, Isla Negra, Santiago y Quintero-Puchuncav√≠ con los profesores. Aprend√≠ mucho sobre la cultura chilena, la pol√≠tica del pa√≠s, los pueblos ind√≠genas y mucho m√°s. Tuvimos clases durante la ma√Īana y toda la tarde para descubrir el pa√≠s. Aprend√≠ un bonito idioma en un pa√≠s hispanohablante.
Recomiendo a todos hacer una experiencia como esta y descubrir este magnífico país que es Chile.

Zia Plante-No√ęl

¬°Mi experiencia en Chile fue incre√≠ble! Primero, los chilenos son c√°lidos y es muy interesante conocer la cultura de ese pa√≠s. Fiestas y buen humor est√°n asegurados. Aprender espa√Īol en Chile es un desaf√≠o, pero saber los chilenismos seguramente es un motivo de orgullo.
Chile tiene unos de los paisajes m√°s espectaculares del mundo, del Desierto de Atacama a la famosa Patagonia. Por cierto, viajar por el pa√≠s vale la pena. Estudiar en la playa y poder ir a toda parte de la ciudad caminando son parte de las ventajas de vivir en Vi√Īa del Mar. ¬°Los atardeceres en las dunas de Conc√≥n son un imperdible! Adem√°s, los chilenos est√°n felices de mostrar sus lugares favoritos: restaurantes, escuelas de surf.
La Universidad de Vi√Īa del Mar (UVM), bien ubicada, es un lugar donde se gusta estudiar. Los profes siempre est√°n listos para ayudar en cualquier cosa. Aprend√≠ mucho sobre la cultura suramericana, la historia del continente, la pol√≠tica y mucho m√°s. Por otra parte, la vida estudiantil es agradable y el Club internacional da muchas opciones de actividades para descubrir la vida chilena, pero tambi√©n para conocer a otros estudiantes internacionales y, por lo tanto, formar un grupo de amigos que viven la misma experiencia.¬† Nunca te sientes solo en Vi√Īa, es una inmersi√≥n aut√©ntica.
¡Volvería a hacer esa experiencia sin duda!

Anne Morissette

Intensive courses to strengthen Spanish skills as a second language. You can select grammar and communication. Classes will be given during 4 weeks, time and schedule will be agreed between student and professor. The teaching method is adapted to the requirements requested by the applicants.

  • Levels: from A1 to C2.
  • Teaching hours: 56.
  • Modality: in campus or virtual.
  • Placement test required: oral and written.
  • Credits: 4.
  • ECTS: 5.

For Students with advanced Spanish domain (advanced B2 or higher), we offer other courses for specific purposes. Please look at the information in the Spanish website of our Center.

* For all our Short-Term Programs a minimum of students is required to open them:

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Please send an e-mail to request information regarding: prices, application process and calendars.

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