University of Malaga

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    Study at University of Malaga, Spain
    Spanish Language & Culture: 4 hrs day
    4 wks: $1895 / Quarter: $3195 USD
    Minimum age is 16

    The Program

    City of Malaga for Study Abroad

    Study Abroad at the University of Malaga

    University of Malaga is a young and modern university with more than 40,000 students per year, including over 6000 foreign students. Starting back in the 1960’s, but with roots back to the 1850’s, the University was established as a full scale university. For more than 10 years, foreign students have come here to study various subjects, including Spanish Language and Culture. Courses in English (Humanities and Science) can be added to your Hispanica Studies term. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    The Location

    Study Abroad in Malaga Spain

    Study Spanish in Spain

    Malaga is one of eight provinces in Andalucia, Spain, and home to the famous holiday resorts of the Costa del Sol. This is the southernmost large city in Europe. It lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean Sea, about 60 mi east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 80 mi north of Africa. Málaga’s history spans about 2,700 years and is one of the oldest cities in the world.

    Courses

    Spanish Language and Culture – 4 hrs per day, 20 hrs per wk. Summer terms are 3 hrs per day / 15 hrs wk. All levels offered. All students tested and placed according to level – 6 different levels. Official transcript issued by the University of Malaga. Humanities and Science courses taught in English are offered (can be added) to your Hispanica Studies terms. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    All students take a final exam upon completion of their studies. Transcripts and Certificate of Completion is awarded by the University of Malaga to those Students who complete their term of study.

    During the summer terms, 3 hrs per day / 15 hrs week. There are also extra curricular courses in: Spanish Dance / Spanish Guitar / Ceramics / Wind surfing / Sailing / Diving / Volleyball / Swimming. 3 hrs of language, plus an additional course. Additional courses may include: Conversation, Spanish Culture & Civilisation, Business Spanish, Spanish Language through Art, Spanish Language through Literature, Spanish Language through Cinema.

    Beginners Level: For those students who have little or no knowledge of the Spanish language and wish to acquire the basics in order to be able to understand and communicate on a simple level. Students are taught to read and produce simple texts, letters, and to understand short descriptions and texts. Basic daily conversation Spanish.

    Intermediate Level: Aimed at students who are already familiar with Spanish and wish to consolidate their basic knowledge and improve spoken and written skills. Enable students to participate in conversations and debates, intervene in discussions relevant to daily life. Students are taught how to understand newspaper and press reports and narrative texts. Enhance comprehension ability.

    Advanced Level: For students capable of expressing themselves and understanding standard Spanish. Building on their knowledge, gaining confidence in expression, and reaching higher standards of fluency. Students are taught strategies and communication skills in written and spoken Spanish, enabling them to express themselves in public, understand complicated scripts and elaborate reports.

    Superior Level: This is the highest level for students with an advanced level in Spanish, and wish to perfect and specialize their skills. Gives students the capacity to communicate fluently, conduct speeches, and be able to grasp the message implicit in technical debates and programs. Students are taught to recognize hidden messages and connotations in texts to understand contemporary scripts, as well as to write fluent texts, using creative Spanish at the highest standard.

    SPANISH 101 / 102
    Location: University of Malaga (Spain)
    Class Hours: 4 hours per day
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer

    Beginner students take this course. Basic rules of grammar, vocabulary and phonetics. Focus is on conversational skills, writing, and reading comprehension. Students learn the daily life necessities, as well as expressing emotions and how to communicate opinions and using the correct language in social settings. Grammar sessions will include the alphabet, pronunciation, use of conjugation of basic verb tenses (indicative, subjunctive, and imperative), differences between the ser, estar and haber, reflexive and possessive pronouns, and compound sentences. Spanish culture is also introduced, covering topics of daily life including political and social.

    SPANISH 201/202
    Location: University of Malaga (Spain)
    Class Hours; 4 hours per day.
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

    This is the major language program for intermediate students. More advanced grammar, vocabulary, written composition, reading skills, and oral expression. Students learn how to support their opinions, give instructions and ask questions, express more complex feelings, as well as joining a conversation without preparation. Irregular present tense verbs, indefinite and pluperfect indicative verbs, conjugation of the past perfect, imperfect, prepositions, and continuing features of ser and estar. Spanish cultural aspects will include introduction to customs, politics, and economic issues.

    SPANISH 301/302
    Location: University of Malaga (Spain)
    Class Hours: 4 hours per day.
    Sessions: Fall Winter, Spring, and Summer.

    This course is the core language program for advanced level students. Improving oral fluency and written composition skills is the major emphasis. Students participate in class discussions, analyze text, and engage in a more complex study of the Spanish language. Increased vocabulary, presenting arguments, properly using usted and tu, express their feelings better, select relevant materials from texts,are all covered in this course for advanced students. Grammar component includes sentence formation, complex verb forms, passive voice, uses of subjunctive versus indicative, uses of se, commonly used suffixes and prefixes, and style development. Spanish cultural aspect includes Spanish and Latin American history, as well as Spanish values and way of life.

    SPANISH 401/402
    Location: University of Malaga (Spain)
    Class Hours: 4 hours per day.
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring. and Summer.

    Superior level students are in this class. Mastering the more subtle aspects of Spanish, grammatical and phonetic. Class discussions, debates and written essays help students express complex ideas more confidently. Understanding Spanish spoken at a rapid pace, and using Spanish in more formal settings is emphasized. Perfect pronounciation, punctuation, distinction of verbs forms, Spanish command forms, and aspects of adjective placement are covered. Cultural part includes Spanish history, literature, art, and cinema.

    SPANISH BUSINESS 320 (Elective)
    Location: University of Malaga (Spain)
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

    Focus of this course is on Spanish business terminology and other vocabulary often used in business communications. Developing students oral and written skills for business situations. Introducing the cultural differences that influence how business is done in Spain. Overall, the course prepares students with the practical skills needed to interact in the Spanish -speaking business world.

    SPANISH CULTURE & CIVILISATION 320
    Location: University of Malaga (Spain)
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer

    The course is an overall review of Spanish history and culture. Focus is on the Spanish historical and cultural legacy, as well as the development of modern Spain. By reviewing significant events in history, politics, and it’s most representive works of art, literature, and architecture, students will develop a general understanding of Spanish civilisation.

    Sample English Courses (can add on to Hispanica Studies terms):
    Inquire and register for these upon arrival check-in.
    45 hrs each course. Cost is $850 USD per course. Pay there.

    HUMANITIES
    * Spanish Art & Architecture
    * From El Greco to Picasso (Great Painting Masters)
    * Christian, Jews, and Muslims in Spain
    * Cross Cultural Management

    ECONOMICS & SOCIAL SCIENCES
    * European Union and Current Challenges
    * International Relations: Spain as Gateway to Europe
    * International Marketing
    * International Finance

    ENGINEERING COURSES
    * Not available for all terms. Inquire upon arrival check-in.
    * Sample courses include:
    – Data Communication Networks
    – Physics for Video Games
    – Algorithms Design and Analysis

    Academic Credit

    Courses are 20 hrs per week, 4 hrs per day. Summer terms are 15 hrs per week, 3 hrs per day. Transcript issued by University of Malaga. Students usually earn 3 – 4 credits per month (Summer / Intensive Courses), and 12 – 17 credits per Semester.

    Financial Aid

    E-mail consortium agreement to CSA. See the Financial Aid section in the “Resources” section.

    Activities

    Excursions are arranged there and are optional. You obtain schedule upon arrival check-in. Cost small fee to participate, depending on excursion.

    Housing

    Housing is provided in student type apartments (flats) or in a host family nearby.

    CSA requests the housing you prefer, and you pay the housing directly there upon check-in.

    Student apartments (flats) are single or double rooms, shared bathroom and kitchen. Nearby campus. Cost ranges from $600 USD for double per 4 weeks, to $750 USD for a single per 4 weeks. No meals.

    Host family offers single or double rooms, with 2 meals daily (breakfast / lunch), bed linen changes, and room cleaning. Cost is approximately $950 USD per 4 weeks with host family and 2 meals daily. Host family is usually elderly couple with no kids living at home.

    Meals – snacks can also be purchased on campus and nearby places.

    Staff there on campus assists all students with housing, and will help you change housing if desired.

    Again, housing cost is paid directly there. Not included in program prices.

    Select the housing type you prefer on the CSA registration form.

    Dates and Fees
    * 4 hrs (lessons) per day, M-F. 20 hrs (lessons) per week.
    * Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    SUMMER TERMS: June, July, August, September – (2 options)

    Intensive Spanish – 4 hrs per day M-F / 80 hrs total

    4 weeks June (early) – June (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: June 4th – 29th, 2018
    $1895 USD
    4 weeks July (early) – July (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 2nd – 27th, 2018
    $1895 USD
    4 weeks August (early) – August (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: August 1st – 29th, 2018
    $1895 USD
    4 weeks September (early) – September (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: September 3rd – 28th, 2018
    $1895 USD

    or – Regular Spanish Language – 3 hrs per day, M-F / 60 hrs
    4 weeks June, July, August or September (start early)…………….$1595 USD

    FALL QUARTER
    Spanish Language & Culture

    October (early) – December (mid)
    Sample 2018 Dates: October 1st – December 18th, 2018
    $3195 USD

    WINTER QUARTER
    Spanish Language & Culture

    January (start early) – March (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: January 9th – March 21st, 2018
    Sample 2019 Dates: January 8th – March 20th, 2019
    $3195 USD

    SPRING QUARTER
    Spanish Language & Culture

    April (start early) – June (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: April 3rd – June 15th, 2018
    Sample 2019 Dates: April 2nd – June 14th, 2019
    $3195 USD

    ACADEMIC YEAR

    October (start early) – June (late)
    Sample Dates: October 1st, 2018 – June 14th, 2019
    $8395 USD

    Requirements

    Minimum age is 16. Visa required for Semester and Academic Year.

    Passport required. Visa not required for stays up to 3 months. Students may need to show confirmation of “school enrollment” upon entry. CSA will provide the “letter of confirmation” which is used to apply for a Visa to stay more than 3 months.

    Arrivals

    A few days prior to get settled.

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