The CASA-Granada program is open to students from all academic disciplines and all levels of Spanish proficiency. Participants have the opportunity to hone their Spanish skills while participating in an academic program — from beginner to advanced - that supports their particular proficiency level. Students enroll in the appropriate program based on their specific level of Spanish:
Intensive Spanish Language Studies (CILE): The CILE track is exclusively language-focused, and is designed to immerse students fully in the Spanish language. Students with beginner (including none at all) to low-intermediate levels of Spanish enroll in a semester of intensive Spanish classes that will dramatically advance their language learning. Students at the intermediate levels of Spanish may also enroll in this program with the approval of their home institution. The program consists of 20 hours of instruction per week over the course of the semester. Students are not permitted to enroll in content courses outside of the “Curso Intensivo de Lengua Española” (CILE).
Spanish Language and Culture (CLCE): Students with intermediate to advanced levels of Spanish language proficiency (Levels B1.2 and B2.1) take a full load of courses at the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages, taught entirely in Spanish. The semester course load includes conversation and composition classes, grammar classes, and content classes in a wide array of subject areas. In the fall semester, CLCE students complete four weeks of intensive language classes (CILE) followed by five classes of the Spanish Language and Culture Course (CLCE). Due to the structure of the spring semester, students go directly into five Spanish Language and Culture classes.
Hispanic Studies (CEH): Students with high-intermediate to advanced levels of Spanish language proficiency (B2.1 in the fall; B2.2 in the spring) take a full load of courses at the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages, taught entirely in Spanish. The semester course load includes conversation and composition classes, grammar classes, and content classes in a wide array of subject areas. In the fall, CEH students complete four weeks of intensive language classes (CILE) followed by five classes of the Hispanic Studies track. Due to the structure of the spring semester, students go directly into five Hispanic Studies classes.
University Studies: Students with high-advanced levels of Spanish language proficiency (B2.2 or above) directly enroll in courses offered at the various schools of the University of Granada.
Translation and Interpreting: Students with exceptional Spanish language skills (C1 or above) directly enroll in a special semester program of study at the University of Granada’s prestigious Facultad de Traducción e Interpretación, commonly referred to as "Traductores." Traductores offers the largest array of linguistic offerings of any university in Spain, and is renowned for its rigor in preparing students to translate and interpret at a professional level. Serious students of language will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in specialized courses that will significantly improve their language skills and give them a competitive advantage for professions that require highly-honed second language proficiency.
IMPORTANT: Students must be very clear on which (if not all) of the Granada programs are approved for credit by their home institutions.