Universidad Viña del Mar

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Spanish Short-term Programs

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 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 utilizes two models for our faculty led programs. In the first model, visiting professors teach an intensive class in Chile, while UVM staff provides supplemental conferences and field trips. In the second model, the UVM team organizes various seminars and conferences based on proposed topics provided by the visiting professors.

Regarding the Tailor-Made Programs, UVM prepare all the program and budget regarding the needs and request from the institutions.

Programs

This course aims to develop reading, writing and oral skills in Spanish to access the production and understanding of various academic genres that allow graduate students to research and disseminate their scientific knowledge.

Requirements:
Students interested in this program must have a B2 Spanish Level or higher. This level will provide the autonomy for the optimal development of the teaching methodology, which is based on the Discursive Gender Pedagogy. The didactic design of the course is based on modelling, gradual access to the genres according to their complexity, support and collaborative work. Some of the genres that will be taught are congress summary, paper, conference report, paper, and poster.

Type of course: Intensive program
Schedule: From Monday to Friday from 9:30 hrs. to 14:40 hrs.
Period: 1 month
Credits: 11
ECTS: 13

This course aims to give students the basic linguistic tools to put into practice in the medical care to Spanish speakers. Additionally, in the course, more knowledge will be provided in the understanding and practice of Spanish as a foreign language.

In the course students will use technical vocabulary according to the medicine field and related disciplines. They will also have a better understanding of the health system in the Latin American countries, such as problems related to sanitation; and the acquisition of necessary tools to improve the communication with Spanish speakers’ patients.

Requirements:
Students interested in this program must have a B2 Spanish Level or higher. This level will provide the autonomy for the optimal development of the teaching methodology.

The complete course includes a total of 4 weeks, 80 pedagogical hours.

Type of course: Intensive program
Schedule: From Monday to Friday from 9:30 hr.s to 11:40 hrs.
Period: 1 month
Credits: 5
ECTS: 7

This course is aimed to those interested participants in the legal system of the Spanish-speaking world and its role in society and internal development. The content and activities of the course are slightly adjusted to the place of study in order to give the students the correct information for that region.

This course will enable participants to learn and apply the technical vocabulary of the legal system in Spanish, understand the laws of Latin America, including the political, social and economic aspects that are presented in the federal law. Students will also study the results of the application of federal law in various institutions, as well as in the social, political and economic spheres and knowledge of this material, both in written and oral format.

The complete course includes a total of 3 weeks of 60 pedagogical hours.

Type of course: Intensive program
Schedule: From Monday to Friday from 9:30 hr.s to 11:40 hrs.
Period: 3 weeks
Credits: 4
ECTS: 5

*For all our Short-Term Programs a minimum of 8 students are required to be opened.

Prepare your stay

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This is the first step in your journey abroad! We are here to help prepare you for your upcoming adventure. Not only will you be putting your academic studies into practice in an international setting, but you will also have the chance to explore the beauty of the country and experience the Chilean lifestyle!

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