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Year Language Studies - Year 2011- 2012
University of Barcelona (UB)
Barcelona, Spain

GSE offers a year long Language Studies program at the University of Barcelona (UB). No language requirement exists, but it is recommended that students have taken at least one semester of college level Spanish before enrolling.

Required Language Courses

Students attending Spanish Language and Culture year programs at the University of Barcelona are required to take a two week, 40 hour, intensive Spanish language course as preparation for year long courses. Following the two week preparation course students will take a placement exam and be enrolled in the appropriate semester language course. Spanish language courses consist of 226 contact hours of instruction focused on conversation and grammar. Students will earn up to 22 semester units for the completion of the Spanish Language portion of the course.

Optional Spanish Language Elective Classes

Students in intermediate levels and above have the option of taking up to 2 Spanish language elective courses per semester in addition to the required language course. Most Spanish language elective course meets for at least a total of 20 contact hours throughout the semester. The Spanish for Economics and Business course will meet for 40 contact hours per semester.  After the successful completion of the exam(s) at the end of the term, students may earn approximately 1 to 3 semester unit per Spanish language elective course successfully completed. If both the Language and Elective portions of the year long program are completed, students may earn up to 28 semester credits
.

Fall Semester 2011

Spring Semester 2012 (currently displaying the Spring 2011)



Program Overview


Beginner Level

Total Credits: 11 - 11
Courses Required Course Titles Credits
1 Yes
Spanish 100 - Beginner Spanish 8
1 Yes
Spanish 100 - Beginner Spanish 3

Intermediate Level

Total Credits: 11 - 13
Courses Required Course Titles Credits
1 Yes
Spanish 200 - Intermediate Spanish 8
1 Yes
Spanish 100 - Beginner Spanish 3
Spanish 200 - Intermediate Spanish 3
0 - 2 No
Spanish Conversation 1
Spanish Phonetics 1

Advanced Level

Total Credits: 11 - 15
Courses Required Course Titles Credits
1 Yes
Spanish 300 - Advanced Spanish 8
1 Yes
Spanish 200 - Intermediate Spanish 3
Spanish 300 - Advanced Spanish 3
0 - 2 No
Spanish for Economics and Business 3
Spanish Phonetics 1
Writing in Spanish 1

Superior Level

Total Credits: 11 - 15
Courses Required Course Titles Credits
1 Yes
Spanish 400 - Superior Spanish 8
1 Yes
Spanish 300 - Advanced Spanish 3
Spanish 400 - Superior Spanish 3
0 - 2 No
Spanish for Economics and Business 3
Spanish Phonetics 1
Writing in Spanish 1








 
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