Courses

Intensive Spanish Language Program (CILE)

This program is exclusively language-focused and consists of 20 hours of instruction per week (four hours per day) throughout the semester. Upon arrival, students take a language placement test administered by the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages (CLM) and are placed in the appropriate level of instruction. Small classes (maximum of 12-15 students) are taught by expert Spanish language instructors who utilize a highly communicative and dynamic approach in the classroom. Courses generally consist of two hours with one professor followed by two hours with another professor, with a short break in between. Participants can expect to progress through approximately three language levels (maximum of four in some cases) over the course of the semester. A student’s class schedule may vary each month according to the time their level is offered (morning session or afternoon session). A general course description can be viewed here. Students are not permitted to enroll in content courses outside of the “Curso Intensivo de Lengua Española” (CILE).

Student performance is carefully monitored throughout the semester-length program, and placement levels adjusted accordingly. Students must successfully pass each monthly class in order to receive credit for the semester (contingent on the express approval of the student’s home institution). Attendance, class participation, assignments and exam grades are all taken into serious consideration when determining a final grade for the class.

Spanish Language and Culture Program (CLCE)

Classes in this program are taught entirely in Spanish at the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages (CLM) by highly qualified Spanish language teachers and University faculty members. Upon arrival, students take a language placement test administered by the Center for Modern Languages (CLM) and are placed in the appropriate level of instruction.

During the fall semester, students complete four weeks of intensive language classes (CILE), after which they enroll in 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.

CILE Courses: Curso Intensivo de Lengua Española (September only)

The intensive language classes in September — which are small (maximum of 12-15 students) — consist of 20 hours of instruction per week. CILE classes are four hours in length, generally two hours with one professor followed by two hours with another professor, with a short break in between.

CLCE Courses: Curso de Lengua y Cultura Española

Students are required to take Speaking and Writing Skills and Spanish Grammar as part of their CLCE course load. Three additional courses are chosen from the following topic areas: Language, Literature, Geography, History, History of Art, Sociology, Politics, Economics, Culture and Modern Languages (Arabic, French, German, etc.). A complete list of classes and course descriptions can be found here. Students may not take CLCE classes taught in English.

Students are responsible for obtaining approval from their home institutions for their CLCE classes to count toward general credit and/or concentration credit. Some home schools will not approve the internship classes offered by the CLM for credit. Students should have several classes pre-approved for credit, including a few back-ups in light of possible schedule conflicts and space limitations.

Important: In the event that a student does not place into this program, they may continue to study intensive language for the duration of the semester, contingent on the express approval of their home institution.

Hispanic Studies Program (CEH)

Classes in this program are taught entirely in Spanish at the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages (CLM) by highly qualified Spanish language teachers and University faculty members. Upon arrival, students take a language placement test administered by the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages (CLM) and are placed in the appropriate level of instruction.

During the fall semester, students complete four weeks of intensive language classes (CILE), after which they enroll in five classes of the Hispanic Studies Course (CEH). Due to the structure of the spring semester, students go directly into five Hispanic Studies classes.

CILE Courses: Curso Intensivo de Lengua Española (September only)

The intensive language classes in September — which are small (maximum of 12-15 students) — consist of 20 hours of instruction per week. CILE classes are four hours in length, generally two hours with one professor followed by two hours with another professor, with a short break in between.

CEH Courses: Hispanic Studies

Students are required to take Speaking and Writing Skills and Spanish Grammar as part of their CEH course load. Four additional courses are chosen from the following topic areas: Language, Literature, Geography, History, History of Art, Sociology, Politics, Economics, Culture and Modern Languages (Arabic, French, German, etc.). A complete list of classes and course descriptions can be found here. Students may not take classes taught in English.

Students are responsible for obtaining approval from their home institutions for their CEH classes to count toward general credit and/or concentration credit. Some home schools will not approve the internship classes offered by the CLM for credit. Students should have several classes pre-approved for credit, including a few back-ups in light of possible schedule conflicts and space limitations.

Important: In the event that a student does not place into this program, they may continue to study intensive language for the duration of the semester or enroll in the Spanish Language and Culture Program (if qualified), contingent on the express approval of their home institution.

University Studies Program

Upon arrival, students participate in a mandatory customized course at the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages (CLM), which prepares them for the challenges of undertaking academic study in a university system and academic culture entirely different from those experienced at home. The 60-hour class continues to meet periodically throughout the semester, providing students with academic support and tutoring.

Students will also enroll at their selected school(s) of the University of Granada in a course load equivalent to 24-30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits (typically 4-5 classes). There is a wide array of courses available at the University of Granada. For course listings and class schedules, please visit:

Note: Courses may be limited in space availability and/or may require prerequisites; therefore, students should compile a preliminary list of 8-10 courses per semester that can then be narrowed down to a final course load of 24-30 ECTS credits (generally 4-5 courses).

Translation and Interpreting (Traductores)

Upon arrival, students participate in a mandatory customized course at the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages (CLM), which prepares them for the challenges of undertaking academic study in a university system and academic culture entirely different from those experienced at home. The 60-hour class continues to meet periodically throughout the semester, providing students with academic support and tutoring.

Students also undertake their studies at Traductores, enrolling in a course load equivalent to 24-30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) – typically 4-5 classes.

Examples of courses include:

  • Spanish Language (for High Advanced/Native Speakers)
  • Theory and Practice in Translation (Traductología)
  • Spanish-English-Spanish Translation
  • Spanish-English-Spanish Interpretation
  • Specialized English-Spanish Translation
  • Careers in Translation and Interpretation
  • Interpretation in the Public Sector
  • Interpretation in Commerce and Tourism
  • Translation in Science and Technology
  • Computer Technology Tools for Translation and Interpretation

Please click here for a complete list of courses and 2017-2018 class schedules.

Note: Courses may be limited in space availability and/or may require prerequisites; therefore, students should compile a preliminary list of 8-10 courses per semester that can then be narrowed down to a final course load of 24-30 ECTS credits (generally 4-5 courses).